Letters to John Murray, publishers, of Charles Lyell, with related papers. Edit


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  • 1861-1874, late 20th century. (Creation)


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    ii + 101 folios.

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    The letters comprising folios 1-90 appear to be all to John Murray III. They are arranged chronologically. Those letters that have a supplied year and no other date are placed at the end of the relevant year.

    1861: folios 1-5 [Note 1];

    1862: folios 6-19;

    1863: folios 20-33 [Note 2];

    1864: folios 34-41;

    1865: folios 42-53;

    1866: folios 54-59;

    1867: folios 60-63;

    1868: folios 64-69;

    1869: folios 70-73;

    1870: folios 74-75;

    1871: folios 76-77;

    1872: folios 78-81;

    1873: folio 82;

    1874: folios 83-86;

    undated letters : folios 87-90.

    Note 1. Folio 3. Receipt, 19 March 1861, in respect of the payment of £154 by John Murray, publishers, to Charles Lyell on account of

    the 9th edition of the “Principles of Geology”.

    Note 2. Folio 28. Letter, 8 April 1863, in French, of Victor Masson et Fils, publishers, to Charles Lyell. The letter was forwarded to John

    Murray III as an enclosure to Lyell’s letter of 11 April 1863 (folios 26-27).

    Miscellaneous letters to and concerning Charles Lyell.

    Letter, 23 March [? 1842 (WM)], of George Richardson to Charles Lyell.

    Folios 91-92.

    Letter, undated, of Henry Hart Milman to “My dear Sir”, concerning Charles Lyell.

    Folios 93-94.

    Letter, undated, of T.J. ?Torrie to John Murray II or III concerning Charles Lyell.

    Folios 95-96.

    Letter, 24 April 1867, of Friedr. Vieweg und Sohn to John Murray, publishers, concerning Charles Lyell and the tenth edition of the “Principles of Geology”.

    Folios 97-98.

    Other papers.

    Fragment of a bill of exchange, before 9 January 1834, for £370 in respect of Charles Lyell, to be drawn on Dixon and Co, Bankers, London. The fragment has been signed twice by Lyell on the verso. Folio 99.

    Note, ?1872 or after, “Lyell C. Principles of Geology 17th edition. Vol I II 8vo London 1872”. Folio 100.

    Photocopy, late 20th century, of a letter, 3 December 1829, of John Murray II to Charles Lyell. Folio 101.

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