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Correspondence - Copy Letters by Katharine M. Lyell

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-203/B9

Scope and Contents

A series of copies of letters by Sir Charles Lyell, chiefly by his biographer Katharine Murray Lyell.


  • Creation: 1806-1874



14 folder (2 archive boxes (8-9 of 19))


The physical arrangement reflects the order in which the material was received from Sotheby's, and is predominantly arranged in chronological order.

Files of photocopies of letters in other archives, have been removed from this series and placed in a separate series...[ to be confirmed]

Custodial History

This series forms part of the Sir Charles Lyell papers which were transferred to the University of Edinburgh by the executors of the late Charles Lyell, 3rd Baron Lyell, after his death on 11 January 2017 via the UK HM Revenue and Customs Acceptance in Lieu of Inheritance Tax scheme. These papers were retained in private hands by the Lyell Family at Kinnordy House, Angus, Scotland and then briefly in the care of Sotheby's Auction House before their transfer to the University of Edinburgh in 2020.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government and allocated to Edinburgh University Library, 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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