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Referee's report by Alfred Daniel Hall, on a paper 'Analyses of agricultural yield. Part I.—The spacing experiment with Egyptian cottom, 1912' by William Lawrence Balls and Francis S Holton

Reference number: RR/21/18

Date: 25 May 1914

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Sectional Committee: Botany

Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Considers the paper pretentious, 'as though the writer had formed a much exaggerated idea of the importance of his communication and was anxious to communicate that feelings of importance to his readers'.

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1915]

Endorsed on recto as received 26 May 1914.

Reference number
RR/21/18
Earliest possible date
25 May 1914
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Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
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Manuscript

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Alfred Daniel Hall

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Alfred Daniel Hall, Referee's report by Alfred Daniel Hall, on a paper 'Analyses of agricultural yield. Part I.—The spacing experiment with Egyptian cottom, 1912' by William Lawrence Balls and Francis S Holton, 25 May 1914, RR/21/18, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_21_18/referees-report-by-alfred-daniel-hall-on-a-paper-analyses-of-agricultural-yield-part-ithe-spacing-experiment-with-egyptian-cottom-1912-by-william-lawrence-balls-and-francis-s-holton, accessed on 23 April 2024

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