Title: Fossil horsetail from the Bristol coal measures

Creator: Joseph Townsend (1739-1816)/William Smith (1769-1839)

Description: Print of a fossil horsetail [Annularia] from the Coal Measures of Dunkerton, near Bristol, [c.1808]. Although the print was presented to the Society by the Reverend Joseph Townsend, 10 April 1815, his friend William Smith gave the Linnean Society a copy of the same print in 1808, which contains a manuscript note which reads ‘Impression of a plant from Dunkerton Coal Pit near Bath…’. It is unclear which man (if any) instigated the copy.

Date: [c.1808]

Format: Mezzotint

Archive reference: LDGSL/558

Image reference: 04-20

Recommended print size: Up to 20 x 16 inches (50 x 40cm)

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