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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The method is too vague and the results too rough, with many doubtful points. The abstract published in the Proceedings gives a good character feel for the data and results. Given time the method may prove useful. Considers the author's use of the term 'time' to be too loose.

Subject: Geology

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1879]

Reference number
RR/8/186
Earliest possible date
17 March 1879
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Henry Clifton Sorby

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Henry Clifton Sorby, Referee's report by Henry Clifton Sorby, on a paper 'Limestone as an index of geological time' by Thomas Mellard Reade, 17 March 1879, RR/8/186, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_8_186/referees-report-by-henry-clifton-sorby-on-a-paper-limestone-as-an-index-of-geological-time-by-thomas-mellard-reade, accessed on 13 April 2024

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