Original autograph letter, signed `Chas. Lyell’ from Kirriemuir, 17 Aug. 1870, to an unnamed correspondent, (the publisher, John Murray?). The letter concerns proofs and corrections to his `work relating to the Sheppey fruits’

LYELL, Charles


Description: single sheet, 230x180mm, written on 3 sides

Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1874) was the leading geologist of the day. He was a close and influential friend of Charles Darwin. This letter is concerned with Lyell’s soon to be published book, most probably `Elements of Geology, Students Series’ which was published in 1871

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