Item 112 - Letter from Charles Lyell

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Add.MS.a/208/112

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Letter from Charles Lyell

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  • 13 Nov. 1831 (Creation)

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3 pp.

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2 Raymond Buildings, Gray's Inn - CL was annoyed that WW had good reason not to put forth 'your strength for the Q. R.' A similar experience happened to CL: 'I felt as you do that one cannot write if uncertain that your work will see the light'. CL knows that Lockhart [John Gibson Lockhart] liked his review of CL's first volume ['Principles of Geology']: 'it was pronounced your best product in point of style'. He sends WW a few sheets from volume two of his 'Principles of Geology'. CL would like WW not to 'say anything about our failures at King's College'.

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Cataloguer's note: The article in question was a review of Richard Jones's work on rent which subsequently appeared elsewhere - 'Review of 'An Essay on the Distribution of Wealth and the Sources of Taxation' by the Revd Richard Jones', The British Critic, Quarterly Theological Review and Ecclesiastical Record, 1831: See CL to WW, 14 Nov, 1831

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