Snails on Ribands
Archaeology, Palaeontology, Gender
Attempts to correct a report in the Athenaeum concerning William Buckland, who sought to demonstrate that the acid produced by snails will discolour the lilac riband of a lady's bonnet. Insists that the lady did not decline to testify to Buckland's claim but wrote to complain of her ruined bonnet and to ask Buckland for a new one.
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