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Quarterly Review (1833)


Anonymous. “Article VI: Dry Rot – Mr. Kyan’s Patent”. Quarterly Review, Vol 49 (1833), pp.125-135
This article reviews Matthew’s book and two others, and is restricted purely to the question of the treatment of dry rot in ship’s timbers. The reviewer gives Matthew’s book short shrift, and there is nothing on his evolutionary views here.

The reviewer summarises Matthew’s work thus:
“Mr. Matthew is, we do not doubt, a skilful planter; and, though his ‘Critical Notes’ are pert nonsense, his book, on the whole, is not a bad one;– but it will be evident, before we conclude this paper, that he has never had even a glimpse of the rationale of what is called dry rot in timber.”

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