James Hutton

Standard Name: Hutton, James


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Textual Production Ellis Cornelia Knight
This work was edited by Sir John William Kaye , who had acquired ECK 's papers, comprised of journals and an unfinished autobiography, from Lady Egerton , to whom Knight had bequeathed them.
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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...