Recommends publication of W. B. Carpenter's paper on Orbitolites [Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 146 (1856): 181–236]. Discusses style and the cost of the plates.
To the Council of the Royal Soc
I recommend D
With respect to the publication of the very beautiful drawings, I feel much difficulty:
their cost, I apprehend, would be very great, & there does not seem to me,
sufficient new matter of physiological importance in the memoir to justify going to a
very great expence. D
I would, therefore, suggest that the author himself should be consulted as to how many Plates would contain those figures, which he considers as most important.—
- f1 1744.f1Carpenter 1855. William Benjamin Carpenter's paper on the fossil shells of foraminifera, called by him ‘Orbitolites’, was read 14 June 1855 and printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London in 1856.