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Nature volume 149, page 555 (16 May 1942) | Download Citation

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IN reply to Mrs. Eyles's query1, there is no reason to doubt that the pamphlet “Geological Inquiries” was issued in 1808, which is the date inscribed by Horner on his copy now in the library of the Sedgwick Museum. That it was published before the first volume of Transactions of the Geological Society is clear from the following extract from the Preface (Transactions, 1, June 28, 1811, p. v): “shortly after their establishment [Nov. 13, 1807] they [the founders of the Geological Society] drew up and distributed a series of inquiries.”

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