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    Kirkdale Cave, Yorkshire

    Date
    1822
    Creator
    William Buckland (1784 - 1856, British) , Dean of Westminster, Geologist
    William Salmond (1769 - 1838, British) , Army officer
    Thomas Webster (1772 - 1844, British) , Geologist
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Dimensions
    height (drawing): 285mm
    width (drawing): 210mm
    Subject
    Description
    Plate 16 from the paper "Account of an assemblage of fossil teeth and bones of elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bear, tiger, and hyaena, and sixteen other animals; discovered in a cave at Kirkdale, Yorkshire, in the year 1821: with a comparative view of five similar caverns in various parts of England, and others on the Continent.", by William Buckland, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.112 (1822), pp.171-236. Several artworks and captions pasted onto one backing sheet. Contains: a view of the entrance to Kirkdale Cave, with the pencil inscription "a slight etching will do" (figure 1); a line-drawn section through the cave, apparently pasted over an original ink wash illustration (figure 2); and a plan of the cave extended and with a pasted-on caption commencing "Plan of the Cave drawn and measured by W.Salmond Esq". The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso.
    Object history
    An illustration produced for publication in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
    Associated place
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    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.8721
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