LYELL, Charles. 19424



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Cha. Lyell’, thanking his correspondent for “the additional list of Aldeby shells”, explaining that he has completed “my new edition of the Students Elements [of Geology]”, discussing papers and maps relating to the geology of The Rhine which Lyell himself had found instructive, including a paper by Professor Ramsay. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. 73 Harley Street, 21 April 1874. Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875), Scottish geologist, author of Principles of Geology (1830-33). “Thank you for the additional list of Aldeby shells …I had the assistance of Mr. Searles Wood who has been I believe in correspondence with you. I hope that my general conclusions with regard to these beds will be tolerably up to date.”