RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1870. [Note on Darwin's papers to the Plinian Society 27 March 1827.] In Elliot, W., Opening address by the President. Transactions of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh 11: 1-42.

REVISION HISTORY: Scanned, transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe 2.2006. RN1

NOTE: See bibliographical introduction by R. B. Freeman.

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The first paper contributed by him, entitled "On the Ova of the Flustra," in which he announces that he has discovered organs of motion, and, secondly, that the small black body hitherto mistaken for the young of Fucus loreus is in reality the ovum of Pontobdella muricata, exhibits his early habits of minute investigation.1

1 See Barrett 1977. This note was reprinted in Darwin 1873.

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