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Lyell, Sir Charles, 1797-1875 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist) -- correspondence from

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Correspondence from Sir Charles Lyell to somebody.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence - Letters from Sir Charles Lyell , 1829-1874

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-203/B3
Scope and Contents A series of letters sent by Charles Lyell, to others. Some of these correspondents also appear in the two A-Z series. It is not clear why these letters have been separated from earlier series of records, however they may have been gathered together by Katharine Lyell in her editorial of 'Life, Letters and Journals', with some marked 'not copied', published or unpublished. Agassiz Memorial Fund ...
Dates: 1829-1874

Letter to Agassiz Memorial Fund, from Charles Lyell. , 8 April 1874

Identifier: Coll-203/B3/1
Scope and Contents

Lyell's receipt on making a contribution to the Memorial Fund. Signed Sebastian Schlering, Treasurer.

Dates: 8 April 1874

Letter to Byrne, Frances Charles Horner, from Charles Lyell, 14 November 1867

Identifier: Coll-203/B3/4
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Thanks for transferring The Edinburgh Review volumes, that appear to have been left to him by Aunt Nancy, and, for the 'french bonbons'. Talks of Rosamond and nephews dancing at Richmond, then comments on 'those articles of the Siecle' asking why 'a government which interferes so much with press and arrests so many on slight pretexts permits such bold expression of opinion'.

Dates: 14 November 1867

Letter to Charlesworth, Edward, from Charles Lyell, 15 February 1839

Identifier: Coll-203/B3/5
Scope and Contents

Note of reassurance in support of Charlesworth, possibly against Hawkins [letter marked 'Hawkins v Charlesworth], who also appears in Lyell's wider correspondence, but is as yet unidentified.

Dates: 15 February 1839

Letter to Moore, John Carrick, from Charles Lyell, undated

Identifier: Coll-203/B3/11
Scope and Contents

Undated note 'I have now given you enough queries for one spell'. Lyell asks Moore to return the notes, and queries, along with his answers.

Dates: undated

Letter to Russell, John, from Charles Lyell, 28 December 1859

Identifier: Coll-203/B3/13
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Draft note, Lyell references Lord Auckland's expedition to China, which appointed a naturalist, in relation to a possible trip to India. This draft note goes on to say he includes a letter from Mr. Darwin [not with this draft], advocating for a Mr. Blyth.

Dates: 28 December 1859

Letter to The Geological Club, from Charles Lyell, 27 February 1874

Identifier: Coll-203/B3/6
Scope and Contents Written by Arabella Buckley. Summarised as 'Lyell - answer to Geol. Club Testimonial'. Includes Lyell's comment "I can truly say that my fifty years of intercourse with the Club has been uninterrupted by a single jar. and if during so long a period as half a century many of my deariest friends & companions have, in the course of nature, passed away yet my feelings towards those of a younger generation who fill their places is one of the warmest interest & pleasure as I see them...
Dates: 27 February 1874

Letter to Whewell, William, from Charles Lyell, 28 May 1863

Identifier: Coll-203/B3/15
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Letter written by Mary Lyell, on the theory and origin of language.

Dates: 28 May 1863

Letters to Bunbury, Lady Frances Joanna Horner, from Charles Lyell , 14 November 1852-14 November 1867

Identifier: Coll-203/B3/3
Scope and Contents All written whilst Charles Lyell is in London, except one: 14 November 1852 10 June 1854 10 July 1854 15 November 1854 7 July 1857 1 October 1858, written at Casa Inglese, Etna 16 November 1859 15 February 1860 17 November 1860 16 November 1862 ...
Dates: 14 November 1852-14 November 1867

Letters to Bunbury, Sir Charles James Fox, from Charles Lyell, 1844-1874

Identifier: Coll-203/B3/2
Scope and Contents

110 letters, in 6 folders, mostly written from London, some Scotland, dated:

  1. 1844-1849
  2. 1850-1854
  3. 1855-1858
  4. 1860-1864
  5. 1865-1869
  6. 1870-1874
Dates: 1844-1874