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Papers of Sir Charles Lyell

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-203

Scope and Contents

  1. 10 boxes of correspondence
  2. 2 boxes of miscellaneous papers and lecture notes
  3. 24 boxes of offprints of papers
  4. 294 notebooks

Dates

  • 1820-1874

Creator

Extent

11 metres

Custodial History

The first two tranches were presented by Lady Lyell of Kinnordy to the University of Edinburgh in 1927 (see University Court minutes, 14 Nov 1927). Transferred from the Grant Institute of Geology, 1960 and 1975. The third tranche was in the custody of the Lyell family at Kinnordy until the sale at Sotheby's was initiated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

First tranche
Transfered from the Grant Institute of Geology, 1960 (catalogued, Coll-203/1-10). Accession E60/3
Second tranche
Transfered from the Grant Institute of Geology, 1975 (uncatalogued, Gen.1999). Accession E75/45.
Third tranche
Purchased from Sotheby's, November 2019
Title
Papers of Sir Charles Lyell

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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