What it was like to be peer reviewed in the 1860s

« In January 1861 John Tyndall, a physicist at London’s Royal Institution, submitted a paper to the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. (…)  A month after its submission, the paper was read aloud at a meeting of the society, and several months after that, a revised version of the paper was in print. (…) That path from submission to revision and publication will sound familiar to modern scientists. However, Tyndall’s experience with the Philosophical Transactions—in particular, with its refereeing system—was quite different from what authors experience today. (…) »