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Document number: 7983
Date: 27 Oct 1859
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: KILVERT John
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 1st September 2003


October 27 1859

The enclosed plates and Photographs are representations of Fossils of the Forrest Marble clay found in a Cutting of the Wilts and Somerset Railway Southward & to the Westward of the Bridge carrying the road from Lacock to Corsham over the Railway – Some of these fossils are believed to be unique, or, but little known – as belonging to the Rock above named the Forrest Marble which generally consists of comminuted shells, crushed and condensed into a Mass sufficiently hard to take a good polish it is therefore only in clay beds between the layers of this Rock that shells in a state of good preservation can be met with and such a clay exists in the locality above named, and near Farleigh Hungerford still more to the S. W. –

John Kilvert

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