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Croll, James, 1821-1890 (physical geologist and Keeper of Maps and Correspondence, Geological Survey of Scotland)


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Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll, 6 January 1866

Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 593-594
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll regarding modifications he has made to his Submergence Theory which held that the level of the ocean would not be lowered by the accumulation of ice due to Lyell passing on some calculations as to the amount of water needed from the oceans to form an ice-sheet of sufficient mass to alter the earth's centre of gravity. He encloses a letter to the Reader to put the matter straight and asks for Lyell's approval. 6 January 1866.
Dates: 6 January 1866