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Caption: Genus: Genus & sp not known; Taxon: Not known; Locality: Lee Farm Coliery Rothbury. Microscope slide from the Sir Joseph D. Hooker Collection, BGS.
Description: Nicols cut this slide through the cross-section of a stem of fossil club moss trunk, found at Rothbury, Northumberland, England. The stem was washed out to sea where its interior decayed before being infilled by marine shells. Age: Carboniferous Period, 310 million years old.
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: Portrait
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Special collections/ Joseph D. Hooker collection of microscope slides  
Collection ID number: Palaeosaurus ID: PF 7496

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