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Caption: Genus: Not known; Taxon: Not known; Locality: Craigleith near Edinburgh. Microscope slide from the Sir Joseph D. Hooker Collection, BGS.
Description: Here is another piece of the fossil tree found at Craigleith Quarry in Edinburgh, this time cut in 1833. Nicol has cut this slide along the radius of the trunk.
Copyright statement: NERC
Additional information: From Collection D: Edinburgh collection. This material is connected with Henry Witham (1779-1844) of Larington Hall, county Durham, and related to his landmark Fossil Vegetables monographs (1831, 1833). The slides were produced in collaboration/competition with William Nicol (1771-1851), and their lapidiary, George Sanderson, all of whom were based in Edinburgh at the time. Slides were cut between 1828 and 1834. Some detailed historical notes of this material form an appendix to this document. Many of these slides are unusually thick (4 mm) and cut to fit the specimens. Slides made by William Nicol in the 1820s and early 1830s.
Orientation: Landscape
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Collection ID number: Palaeosaurus ID: PF 7508


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