Lot 21: Charles Lyell handwritten signed letter

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2017-10-02 11:42:00

Lot 21

Geologist (1797–1875) referred to as the 'father of modern geology,' who was a close and influential friend of Charles Darwin. ALS signed “Cha. Lyell,” one page, 4.5 x 7, personal letterhead, November 24, 1869. Letter to "Sir James Colvile," in part: "I have just heard from our friend Dr. Hooker that you wish to meet me tomorrow…at the Athenaeum in the afternoon. I will be there at 1/2 past 3 ock. P.M. & tell the porter where I am to be found." In fine condition. Joseph Dalton Hooker was a famous English naturalist.

Estimate: $400-$600

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