Item 111 - Letter from Charles Lyell

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Letter from Charles Lyell


  • [1 Nov. 1831] (Creation)

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2 Raymond Buildings, Gray's Inn - CL would like WW to review his second volume ['Principles of Geology'] in the Quarterly. 'The part finished contains my whole theory of the continual changes now going in the animate world and the processes by which the state of the same at any given period is communicated, in other words the fossilizing of recent remains'. Reinnard is coming out with a work on the Indian Archipelago in which his facts regarding recent elevation confirm and 'go far beyond' CL's first volume. The medical, literary and law professors at King's College have been well chosen, but the same can not be said for Botany, Zoology and Experimental philosophy.

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