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Autograph Letter Signed from Charles Lyell to an unknown correspondent, 21 April 1874

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0081

Scope and Contents

This is an antograph letter signed "Cha. Lyell", sent by Charles Lyell to an unnamed individual, dated 24 April 1874, 73 Harley Street, London. In this letter he thanks his correspondent for "the additional list of Aldeby shells", explaining that he has completed "[his] new edition of the Students Elements [of Geology]" and that he "[had the assistance of Mr Searles Wood". He goes on to discuss papers and maps relating to the geology of the Rhine which Lyell himself had found instructive, including a paper by Professor Ramsay.


  • Creation: 21 April 1874


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Open. Please contact the repository in advance.


1 letter : 4 pages ; 11.5 x 17.5 cm

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in July 2020. Accession no. SC-Acc-2020-0081.

Related Materials

Special Collections also holds the Papers of Sir Charles Lyell (Coll-203).

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in October 2020, using information from the seller.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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