Letters. 1840-1871.


Letters. 1840-1871.

Eleven A.L.S. to various correspondents including Codrington, Geike, Kingsley, and La Hire.

11 items : port.


SNAC Resource ID: 6671392

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Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875

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Sir Charles Lyell, first baronet, (1797-1875, APS, 1842) was a geologist and lawyer, whose Principles of Geology explained “former changes of the earth’s surface” by means of “modern causes.” Critical of the “catastrophist” views of many contemporary geologists, Lyell considered the earth “a system of balanced antagonistic processes,” a theory later described as uniformitarian. Although he rejected Jean Baptiste Lamarck’s theory of species mutability early in his career, later he favorabl...

Dibner, Bern.

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Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875

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English poet, apologist and naturalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Eversley, to Fanny Grenfell, 1842 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864471 English clergyman, author, teacher. From the description of Letter, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122549986 From the guide to the Charles Kingsley letter, undated, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Author and clergyman of the Church of England. From the de...

Codrington, Edward, Sir, 1770-1851

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Epithet: Captain British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000246.0x00031d Sir Edward Codrington, British naval officer. His duties included an imperative to secure peace during the Greek War for Independence. From the description of Sir Edward Codrington manuscript material : 1 item, 1839 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122379425 From the guide to the Sir Edward Codrington manuscript ...

Geikie, Archibald, 1835-1924

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Archibald Geikie was born in Edinburgh in 1835. He was educated at Edinburgh High School and the University of Edinburgh. In 1855, he joined the Geological Survey of Scotland, becoming its director in 1867. Between 1871 and 1882, he was professor of geology and mineralogy at the University of Edinburgh, and from 1882 until his retirement in 1901, served as director general of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. Geikie did much to further the study of glacial deposits in Scotland...

La Hire, Philippe de, 1640-1718.

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