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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Regrets that there was only a month available to read the paper, as they would have liked longer to enjoy it. Refers to previous paper by the same author. The author is known throughout Europe as a skilled perparator and microscopist, and has the largest collection of Porifera in Europe. Refers to work of Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, Filippo Cavolini, Johann Schweigger, Ellis [?], Johnstone [?], Carter [Henry John Carter?], Thomas Henry Huxley and Johann Nathanael Lieberkühn. Considers the paper one of the best they have ever read, and that 'no medal or honor [sic] in the gift of the Royal Society conferred on the author, could adequately express the gratitude of at least one fellow-member'.

Subject: Zoology

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1862]

Reference number
RR/5/26
Earliest possible date
22 July 1861
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
5 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Robert Edmond Grant

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Robert Edmond Grant, Referee's report by Robert Edmond Grant, on a paper 'On the anatomy and physiology of the Spongiadae.—Part II' by James Scott Bowerbank, 22 July 1861, RR/5/26, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_26/referees-report-by-robert-edmond-grant-on-a-paper-on-the-anatomy-and-physiology-of-the-spongiadaepart-ii-by-james-scott-bowerbank, accessed on 23 May 2024

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