Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Reception Muriel Spark
MS received many honours, including being made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1963, an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1978, an Officier de l'Ordre des...

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7 March 1785
A paper by James Hutton was read to the Royal Society of Edinburgh , which first propounded his theory, based on the study of rocks and fossils, that the earth was millions of years old...