Ref NoLDGSL/54/1
TitleDrawings of Coal Measure plants from the Northumberland and Durham coal-field
Date[1827]
LevelFile
Extent2 drawings
FormatPhotograph/drawing/painting/print
DescriptionTwo Ink drawings of Coal Measure plants, by William Hutton, from the Northumberland and Durham coal-field, [1827].

Drawings are captioned in pencil:
No.1 Drawing of a specimen in the Museum of the Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne - by William Hutton - representing a portion of a plant of the genus Equisetum of Brongniart (Calamites of Sternberg).
No.2 Drawing by William Hutton of Sagenaria (lepidodendron dichotomum of Sternberg T.3) from Felling Colliery - scale is reduced from the size of the original, which [is] in the Museum of the Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne.
ProvenanceDrawings and specimens of 'fossil vegetables' from the Northumberland and Durham coal-field were shown by Hutton at the Ordinary Meeting of 4 January 1828, and appear to have been presented to the Society afterwards.
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LanguageEnglish
Related MaterialDescription of the 'fossil vegetable' specimens which Hutton also gave to the Society, see: GSL/MUS/1/1/19.
Publication NoteReference to the exhibition of drawings and specimens of 'fossil vegetables' from the Northumberland and Durham coal-field can be found in: 'Proceedings of the Geological Society of London', vol 5 (1827-1828), see meeting for 4 January 1828. Drawings are very similar to those included in: Hutton, W & John Lindley, 'The Fossil Flora of Great Britain...', London: James Ridgway, 1831-1837, see p 15-16 [Calamites nodusos] and p161 [Lepidodendron longiforum].
ArchNoteDescription by John Thackray; updated by Caroline Lam
CreatorNameHUTTON | William | 1797-1860 | geologist and palaeontologist
SubjectPteridophyta
Palaeobotany
Upper Carboniferous
TermCoal
Collieries
Fossils
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/131HUTTON; William (1797-1860); geologist and palaeontologist1797-1860
DS/UK/194Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne; 1793-1793-
DS/UK/2074LINDLEY; John (1799-1865); botanist1799-1865
Places
CodePlaceName
NA98Newcastle upon Tyne
NA99Tyne & Wear
NA94Northumberland
NA536County Durham
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