RECORD: Darwin, C. R. Referee report of L. Horner's manuscript "An Account of Some Recent Researches Near Cairo" (3.1858) RoySoc-RR3.147 Transcribed and edited by Kees Rookmaaker and John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed and edited by Kees Rookmaaker and John van Wyhe 12.2011. RN1

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Down Bromley Kent

March 22d/58

Dear Sir

Mr Horner's "Account of some recent Researches near Cairo" ought, in my opinion, to be published in full in the Philosoph. Transactions. Considering the importance of any investigation leading to the result that Man has existed in Ægypt for between 13,000 & 14,000 years, I think that all the details & sections, though given with great minuteness, should be published, as possibly being hereafter of great assistance to some future investigator.

Dear Sir
Yours faithfully
Ch. Darwin

To the Secy.
Royal Socy. —

Horner's paper was published as: Horner, Leonard. 1858. An account of some recent researches near Cairo, undertaken with the view of throwing light upon the geological history of the alluvial land of Egypt. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 148: 53-92. See Correspondence vol. 7, letter 2244.

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