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Barrett, Lucas, 1837-1862 (geologist and naturalist)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Samuel Pickworth Woodward, 19 February 1856

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 237-239
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Samuel Pickworth Woodward in reply to a letter which proffered some comments and criticism on Woodward's book [Manual of the Mollusca]. In this letter, Woodward covers several topics including: sub-genera of land shells which were of geographical interest but only 10% of their names appear in Woodward's index as he believes their value has yet to be discovered. States that if he was mislead regarding "Holsace" he was misled...
Dates: 19 February 1856

Letters from Barrett, Lucas to Lyell, Charles, 11 May 1858 -28 November 1858

Identifier: Coll-203/1/11
Scope and Contents A collection of three letters with an illustration sent by Lucas Barrett from Cambridge on bird bones and whales. The letters refer to bird bones that are crucial in understanding developed bird wings. The first letter has an illustration of a bird metacarpus by Barrett (May-November 1858). Summarised by Lyell as:
1) Bird's bone from upper Green Sand
2) Fossil bird upper Gr[een]. S[an]d. also Whales from Gr[een].
3) Bird bones in Kimmeridge Clay
Dates: 11 May 1858 -28 November 1858