Item 57 - Letter from Charles Lyell

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Letter from Charles Lyell


  • 17 Apr. 1847 (Creation)

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5 folded sheets, sewn together; 1 booklet of 7 pp., uncut

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Accompanied by a note by Isaac Todhunter about the drafts by Whewell (item 56) and this letter from Lyell. Another item, a printed item from the Vice-Chancellor dated Jan. 30 1872 was used by Todhunter as scrap paper to identify the letters.

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The second item from Todhunter, the printed item from the Vice-Chancellor was found with uncatalogued items from the Houghton Collection in July 1990 and restored to the Whewell papers.

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