Sir Charles Lyell papers, 1806-1874 1806-1874

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Sir Charles Lyell papers, 1806-1874, 1806-1874

Sir Charles Lyell papers, 1806-1874 1806-1874

There is correspondence concerning geology, botany, natural history, natural selection, evolution, British science and scientists, and other scientific topics. Most of the letters are written to Lyell, but there are numerous ones from him.

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Bates, Henry Walter, 1825-1892

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1848-1849 studied wildlife along the Amazon and Tocantins rivers with Alfred Russel Wallace; 1849-1859 continued to study and collect species along the Amazon river; 1862 published 'Contributions to the insect fauna of the Amazon valley: Lepidoptera Heliconidae', in Transactions of the Linnean Society, which described the phenomenon of mimicry; 1864-1892 assistant secretary of the Royal Geographical Society; 1868-1869 and 1878 president of the Entomological Society; 1881 fellow of t...

Bunbury, Charles James Fox, Sir, 1809-1886

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Whewell, William, 1794-1866

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Conybeare, William Daniel, 1787-1857

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Epithet: geologist, Dean of Llandaff British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001035.0x00024b ...

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911

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Eugenicist. Fellow of the Royal Society. Born in Birmingham, England, educated in Boulogne, Kenilworth and King Edward's School, Birmingham; trained in medicine at Birmingham General Hospital and Kings College London until 1840; B. A. Trinity College, Cambridge. A generous inheritance allowed him to devote his life to travel, and to the study of a succession of virtually unexplored fields: the weather; physical and mental characteristics in man and animals; the influence of heredity on them; her...

Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883

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Born in Berlin, Germany, and educated at the universities of Frankfurt and Göttingen, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most prominent European figures of his age. His fame largely derived from his scientific expedition in Latin America between 1799 and 1804, which resulted in numerous discoveries, particularly related to physical geography and meteorology. Notably, he spent 1803 in New Spain (present day Mexico) conducting a census of the territory. Source: Alexander von ...

Fleming, John, 1785-1857

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Newton, Alfred, 1829-1907

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Ornithologist. From the description of Letter and list of birds obtained in St. Croix, 1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148291 From the description of Letter and list of birds obtained in St. Croix, 1867. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83384161 Zoologist and educator. From the description of Letter of Alfred Newton, 1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454709 Alfred Newton, a British ornithologist, was one of the founders o...

Don, George, 1798-1856

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Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859

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Naturalist, of England; explorer and writer on plants, birds, and other native species in North America; surname spelled variously. From the description of Note from Thomas Nuttale, probably to a Professor Terry, 1838. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 222009131 Zaccheus Collins was a merchant and botanist. From the guide to the Zaccheus Collins botanical correspondence, 1805-1827, 1805-1827, (American Philosophical Society) Nat...

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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Swiss American zoologist and geologist and Harvard University professor. From the description of Louis Agassiz letters, 1854-1858. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 154689919 Agassiz was born in Switzerland; taught at Neuchâtel from 1832 to 1845; and in 1846 moved to the United States to teach natural history at Harvard. Agassiz and his wife, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, spent 19 months in Brazil (1865-1866) to collect zoological specimens for the Har...

Beccari, Odoardo, 1843-1920

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Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875

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Sir Charles Lyell was a distinguished English geologist. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1826-1850. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191533869 British geologist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Kinnordy, Kirriemuir, N.B., to George Sumner, [1849 July 19]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590709 English geologist. From the description of Papers, 1841-1859. (Duke University). WorldC...

Wood, Searles V. (Searles Valentine), 1798-1880

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Epithet: senior; geologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000439.0x00015b Epithet: junior; geologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000439.0x00015a ...