Item 129 - Letter from Charles Lyell

Identity area

Reference code

Add. MS a/208/129


Letter from Charles Lyell


  • 12 Apr. 1837 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

3 pp.

Context area

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

London - A short account of the Council meeting at the Geological Society and views regarding the editorship of the Society Transactions. Administration at the Society is too much and requires payment: 'I have long thought that the sacrifice is too great for any man in his senses to undertake who is not paid and who is not induced by circumstances to take it as part at least for pecuniary motives'.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places