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Horner, Leonard, 1785-1864 (Scottish merchant, geologist and educational reformer)



  • Existence: 17 January 1785 - 5 March 1864

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph Letter Signed from Leonard Horner to his daughter Lady Mary Lyell, 31 July 1860

 Item — Box CLX-A-1705
Identifier: Coll-1848/22-0015
Scope and Contents

This is an autograph letter signed from the geologist and reformer Leonard Horner to his daughter Lady Mary Lyell, widow of Sir Charles Lyell, quoting letters from Thomas Longman and the son of Macvey Napier about an Edinburgh Review article on W. H. Prescott. The letter is dated 31 July 1860.

Dates: 31 July 1860

Bunsen, Christian Frh. Von, 5 August 1858; 25 January; 1 September [no year]

Identifier: Coll-1989/8
Scope and Contents 1. Autograph letter signed from Christian von Bunsen to Leornard Horner, dated 5 August 1858: "Welcome in Germany! I was afraid you had gone to Hekekiah and Sesustesen instead of my dear country, and am happy to know you so near. You threaten to overthrow the balance of the minor states however, by all settling in such numbers in one Dukedom only: and as I ever not wish you to separate, we might hope you would put up headquarters for a week or two at Heidelberg where there are plenty of...
Dates: 5 August 1858; 25 January; 1 September [no year]

Chantrey, Francis Leggatt, 31 October 1820

Identifier: Coll-1989/14
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed from Francis Leggatt Francis, [London], Belgrave Place, 31 October 1820, to Leonard Horner in Edinburgh: “My dear Sir. I am this moment returned from Derbyshire and find that Mr. Cunningham has already answered your enquiries respecting the conveyance of the Bust. I hope it has long ere this reached you in safety. With respect to the other enquiries of your letter – My normal price is one hundred guineas for the Bust, and as you have all along treated me with so much...
Dates: 31 October 1820

Cockburn, Henry, 5 May 1845; 19 November 1850; 30 June 1851

Identifier: Coll-1989/16
Scope and Contents Autograph letters signed from Henry Cockburn to Katharine Murray Lyell, with whom Cockburn seems to have been on very friendly terms.1. Letter dated 5 October 1845: "Thanks for your two letters. I can scarcely tell you how I am relieved by what you say of Mrs Bellen [?]. Long may she be preserved to her friends & family. – You seem to be leading a very pleasant life at least no life is ever unpleasant to me, in which I am let alone. Nevertheless, I wish Leonard was in any...
Dates: 5 May 1845; 19 November 1850; 30 June 1851

Commonplace Book - Extracts by Charles Lyell - Prose and Verse, 1826

Identifier: Coll-203/A2/5
Scope and Contents Small label affixed reads 'Extracts by Charles Lyell Prose & Verse - Crown Office Temple Row'. Commonplace book of notes and quotations compiled by Lyell when a practicing barrister in London in his early twenties. The book is inscribed with his address: 9 Crown Office Row, Temple, where he moved in 1826 after vacating the cramped quarters he had known as a law student in nearby Norfolk Street (no longer in existence, checked 2021). This Notebook is paginated. Insertion at the front of...
Dates: 1826

Correpondence relating to Sir Roderick Impey Murchison's dispute with Adam Sedgwick about Silurian classification, c1852

Identifier: Coll-74/10/3
Scope and Contents

The correpondence relating to Sir Roderick Impey Murchison's dispute with Adam Sedgwick about Silurian classification consists of:

  1. correspondence
  2. notes and related papers
Dates: c1852

Correspondence from Leonard Horner and family, 1860-1865

Identifier: Coll-74/12/4
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence from Leonard Horner and family sub-series consists of:

  1. 22 letters, chronologically arranged (1860-1866)
Dates: 1860-1865

Correspondence - Letters from Sir Charles Lyell , 1829-1874

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-203/B3
Scope and Contents A series of letters sent by Charles Lyell, to others. Some of these correspondents also appear in the two A-Z series. It is not clear why these letters have been separated from earlier series of records, however they may have been gathered together by Katharine Lyell in her editorial of 'Life, Letters and Journals', with some marked 'not copied', published or unpublished. Agassiz Memorial Fund ...
Dates: 1829-1874

Cousin, Victor, 1 January 1838

Identifier: Coll-1989/17
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed, in French, from Victor Cousin to Leonard Horner, with thanks for the translation and publication of his Journal d’un voyageur en Holland on the Dutch education system. Cousin mentions the English editor and linguist Sarah Austin (1793-1867) who had translated his previous report on education in Prussia in 1834 and thus introduced it to Britain and the United States. Cousin lets Horner know that he read his introduction to the...
Dates: 1 January 1838

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

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