Ref NoGSL/MUS/1/6/2
TitleLetter from Etheldred BENETT
Date16 Apr 1842
Extent1 item
DescriptionLetter from Etheldred BENETT, finally sending a selection of fossils from Cain's Cross [now Cainscross] which she has long promised; believes she was the first person to declare Blackdown a mixed bed and although others examined it, little was thought about it until Dr [William Henry] Fitton published about it; also plans to send the Society London clay fossils in the Great Oolite, describing them briefly but regretting that her health prevents her from researching them in detail; in the near future wants to send Faringdon fossils all of which come from Dr Fitton's Upper Green Sand, 16 April 1842.
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ArchNoteDescription by John Thackray
CreatorNameBENETT | Etheldred | 1775-1845 | fossil collector & geologist
DS/UK/39Museum of the Geological Society of London; 1808-19111808-1911
DS/UK/60BENETT; Etheldred (1775-1845); fossil collector and geologist1775-1845
DS/UK/77FITTON; William Henry (1780-1861); physician and geologist1780-1861
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