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Lyell, Leonard, 1st Baron Lyell, 1850-1926

 Person

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Albums containing autograph letters to Sir Charles Lyell and family, and portraits of the writers, compiled by Leonard Lyell

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1997
Content Description This collection consists of two albums compiled by Leonard Lyell, nephew of Charles Lyell and son of Katharine Murray Lyell. The volumes contain letters sent by many leading scientists and scholars of the 19th century to Sir Charles Lyell and others in his family, such as his wife Mary, the elder Charles Lyell, Mary’s father Leonard Horner, and his brother Francis Horner. In both albums, most of the letters are accompanied by a facing photograph or portrait print of the letter’s...
Dates: 1805-1899

Correspondence: Joseph Wilson Lowry to HR Mill, 1839-1909

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-74/12/14
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence: Joseph Wilson Lowry to HR Mill sub-series consists of:


  1. 35 letters, alphabetically arranged (1839-1909)
Dates: 1839-1909

"E. Divines, Metaphysicians, Philologists", 1805-1899

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1997/1
Scope and Contents This volume is entitled "E. Divines, Metaphysicians, Philologists" and contains 175 items: 118 autograph letters and documents 57 portraits, comprising 40 albumen print photographs, 16 engravings, and 1 lithograph. Ainger, Alfred. ALS to Katharine Lyell. 9 February 1885. 2 pp. Ainger is best known for his memoirs of English authors. Declining a dinner invitation, saying that being in Hampstead Heath he...
Dates: 1805-1899

"F. Chemists, Physicians, Travellers, and Geographers", 1808-1897

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1997/2
Scope and Contents This volume is entitled "F. Chemists, Physicians, Travellers, and Geographers" and contains 85 letters addressed to Sir Charles Lyell and others in his family by physicists, chemists, explorers, geographers, geologists, and doctors and surgeons. Most of the letters are accompanied by a facing photograph or portrait print of the letter’s author. Humphry Davy, chemist, with signed portrait [plate]. 1...
Dates: 1808-1897

Notebook No.254, August 1868-1 March 1869

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/254
Scope and Contents This dark red Notebook starts in London with Mary and Leonard Lyell, and documents travels in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with an index created by Arabella Buckley. Lyell studies submerged forests, beaches, caves and iron works making notes and sketches, and referencing experts as well as local guides. Several meetings 'with Darwin'. Final pages relate to Grindle Pit, Bury St Edmunds, with sections written by Buckley that appear to be dictated by Lyell. ...
Dates: August 1868-1 March 1869

Notebook No.255, 18 March 1869-28 April 1869

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/255
Scope and Contents This dark red Notebook is annotated with Lyell's name, address at 73 Harley Street, London. The Notebook documents work based along the coast of Norfolk, as Lyell travels with Mary [presumed as she is not mentioned], Buckley and his nephew Leonard Lyell - who is credited with observations and finds. From Norfolk, they head to Hull and Withernsea. In this Notebook, not every page is numbered. This Notebook contains sections where Buckley describes their field work, recording observations like...
Dates: 18 March 1869-28 April 1869

Notebook No.258, 22 April 1870-3 July 1871

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/258
Scope and Contents This black Notebook is annotated with Lyell's name, address at 73 Harley Street, London. The Notebook begins with the end a tour of Devon - started in the previous Notebook 257 - with Lyell in Barnstaple. Mostly written by Buckley, there are sections of very poor writing at times, which could be Lyell's own. From Devon to Bristol Clifton Bridge and Bath. Time following up queries and visiting the British Museum in London is followed by train to Glasgow with Mary and Leonard, then to the Isle...
Dates: 22 April 1870-3 July 1871

Primrose, Archibald, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 8 and 18 May 1899

 File
Identifier: Coll-1989/55
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed from Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery to Leonard Lyell, 1st Baron Lyell, and his wife Mary, from 38 Berkeley Square, [London], 8 & 18 May 1899: “Dear Lyell. I really cannot thank you enough. You could not have pleased me more than by giving me this book (of the very existence of which I was ignorant) about one whose memory I so truly revere [...]” (18 May 1899, to L. Lyell, who had sent him the Memoir of Leonard Horner). – In a secretarial hand: “I am much...
Dates: 8 and 18 May 1899

Roosevelt, Theodore, [1889]-27 November 1902

 File
Identifier: Coll-1989/60
Scope and Contents 1. Autograph letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Leonard Lyell, 1st Baron Lyell, [1889]: “I am extremely sorry to have missed you; I leave for Washington at midnight. It is now I fear, too late to ask you for dinner; but will you not come up this evening, at 9.30? Depew and some others whom I would like you to meet will be here; and I can arrange to see you if you go to Washington [...]”. Includes a clipped picture postcard (showing the White House).2. Autograph letter from...
Dates: [1889]-27 November 1902

Stanley, Edward, 15th Earl of Derby, 29 December 1861

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1989/65
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed from Edward Stanley to Leonard Horner, Knowsley, 29 December 1861: “I thank you for your note and the extract of a speech delivered in the Parliament of Turin which it contained. In what I said at Lyat [?] on the subject of Italy I spoke according to the best of my judgment, and according to the information which was accessible to me: my sympathies are with the Italian people in their wish for a single government. But it appeared to me that we, in this country, were...
Dates: 29 December 1861