Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 17

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Taylor & Francis, 1869
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Obituary notices of deceased fellows were included in v. 7-64; v. 75 is made up of "obituaries of deceased fellows, chiefly for the period 1898-1904, with a general index to previous obituary notices"; the notices have been continued in subsequent volumes as follows: v. 78a, 79b, 80a-b- 86a-b, 87a 88a-b.

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