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Personal papers, c. 1810 - c. 1875

 Series — Box: Lyell Temp Box 3.7
Identifier: Coll-203/B8

Scope and Contents

Some of the items within this series were filed within a false series, created at Kinnordy by the Lyell family, or a previous researcher and labelled - 'Autobiographical - file of papers of biographical interest'. Letters from this series were incorporated into the correspondence series as appropriate. Personal papers in the correspondence have been added to this series. Includes correspondence relating to Lyell's marriage, educational honours awarded, knighthood, letters on condolence on the death of Mary Lyell, obituaries and biographical notices, the Westminster Abbey epitaph, and some other notes.


  • Creation: c. 1810 - c. 1875



3 folders (1 archive box (3.7 of 18))

Physical Location


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.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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