Letter | Published:

Prof. Buckland and Oxford

Nature volume 142, page 758 (22 October 1938) | Download Citation



IT may be of interest to note that the verses on Buckland quoted by Prof. J. L. Myres (NATUBE, Oct. 8, p. 673) were actually published at Oxford in 1869, in an entertaining little volume entitled “Fugitive Poems connected with Natural History and Physical Science”, collected by C. G. B. Daubeny, F.R.S., sometime professor of chemistry and botany in the University of Oxford. They are there dated Dec. 1, 1820, and attributed to Richard Whately, at that time fellow of Oriel, and later Archbishop of Dublin. The verses are reprinted in the “Life and Correspondence of William Buckland” published in 1894, where it is stated that Buckland was so pleased with them that he had copies lithographed to present to his friends.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

Author information


  1. 27 Mentone Terrace, Edinburgh, 9.

    • V. A. EYLES


  1. Search for V. A. EYLES in:

About this article

Publication history





By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.