image MS_92_099
Image number: RS.17498
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Petrified shell

Date

1690-91

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p99

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 364mm
width (page): 236mm

Subject

Earth Sciences
   > Palaeontology
      > Fossils

Content object

nature
   > fossil

Description

Marginal drawing of a petrified shell in 'Memoires of Naturall Remarques in the county of Wiltshire, to which are annexed observables of the same kind in the county of Surrey and Flynt-shire' by John Aubrey, FRS. This manuscript is a transcript of Aubrey's original, made by B. G. Cramer, Clerk to the Royal Society, in 1690-91.

Object history

By John Aubrey, FRS. This manuscript is a transcript of Aubrey's original manuscript (1685). It was transcribed by B. G. Cramer, Clerk to the Royal Society, at the behest of the Society in 1690-91.
At page 67 is inserted a map of a navigable passage from Bristol to London, engraved by Thomas Jenner in 1668, with the arms of the borough. Six leaves of additional matter are inserted at page 276, and four more at page 304.

Related Fellows

John Aubrey (1626-1697, British), Antiquary
Robert Hooke (1635-1703, British), Natural philosopher

Associated place

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