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THERE is a slip of the pen, or of memory, in the description of the shrine of Boro Budur, in Java, as “rock-hewn,” in your issue of yesterday (p. 228). The shrine is indeed a natural hill, but cased in cut masonry, which bears all the sculptures. I happen to possess the great Dutch work on it, with plans, so can speak with some confidence. Another slight “erratum” in the same number (p. 234), is the description of the Bombay Observatory Staff as native “with the exception of Mr. Moos.” Mr. Moos must, by his name, be a Parsi of Western India. There are many Parsis of that surname, and, particularly, several scholars and scientific men.

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SINCLAIR, W. Two Corrections. Nature 55, 248 (1897) doi:10.1038/055248f0

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