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.
Archive reference: LDGSL/558
Image reference: 04-20
Recommended print size: Up to 20 x 16 inches (50 x 40cm)