PYE SMITH, John 10862

£100

Description

Autograph Letter Signed, to George Wilson, sending some autographs, including that of John Wesley, adding that “I have directed to be sent 2 copies of my book on Geology…” 3 pp. 7½ x 4½ inches, central filing holes, in good condition, remains of guard. Homerton, 13 January 1842. John Pye Smith (1774-1851), non conformist divine, correspondent of Lyell and Darwin, and the author of The Relation between the Holy Scriptures and some parts of Geological Science (1839). “I have directed to be sent 2 copies of my book on Geology, with a few words written in each, through some friendly Bookseller. Also, in the face of great difficulty, a little money for the League. A sad combination of circumstances render any public collection impracticable: so that, for the League, the London A.C.L. Assocn. & the Paisley sufferers, I can only use private efforts.”