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Charles Lyell’s Notebooks Saved

A fundraising campaign that enabled the University of Edinburgh to purchase and save Charles Lyell’s original notebooks from being taken abroad. WGCG was pleased to contribute to the funding.

“Best known for his bestselling book, Principles of Geology (1830-1833), Lyell established the theory that the earth was millions of years old and that it was shaped by geological processes still active in the modern era. He made it possible for people to think about the earth as a dynamic and developing planet in the way we do today.” Extract from Charles Lyell Website

More at: Charles Lyell Website
https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/crc/the-sir-charles-lyell-collection

and
http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/lyell/2019/10/16/lyell-rocks-saving-sharing-the-charles-lyell-notebook