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Correspondence, 1831-1873

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)

Scope and Contents

Correspondence of Sir Charles Lyell consists of:
  1. Correspondence with colleagues throughout the world (1831-1873)


  • 1831-1873


Language of Materials

English mostly

Physical Description

10 boxes None which affect the use of this material

Biographical / Historical

The work of Sir Charles Lyell brought him into contact with a number of leading figures of his age from Great Britain and abroad, particularly the United States. This series contains correspondence he continued with geologists, naturalists and other figures including John Pye Smith non-conformist divine, Sir Henry James director-general of the Ordnance Survey, Searles Valentine Wood and Anton Wilhelm Florentin von Zuccalmaglio.


19 boxes


This series is divided up into artificial sub-series for convenience. Letters are curently numbered by folio and these numbers continue from one sub-series to the next.

Physical Location


Physical Description

10 boxes None which affect the use of this material

Archivist's Note

Rachael Third 13 September 2001
Reviewed and edited byElise Ramsay 12 May 2020

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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