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From the Stores #3: Notebook No. 13 This week I spent some time working with the following notebook, No. 13, which Charles Lyell kept during his tour in southern France in 1828. This tour was originally started …Continue reading →

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From the Stores #2: Gideon Mantell This week in the stores, I began to delve into the box lists which describe the new-to-us collection of further papers of Charles Lyell and the family which was received …Continue reading →

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From the Stores #1: Packing List for Fieldwork Progress in the Lyell project has taken a giant leap these last two weeks thanks to two developments. Firstly, physical work in the stores where the collection is secured at …Continue reading →

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Discoveries in the Charles Lyell Collection “[Charles Lyell’s] cultivated mind and classical taste, his keen interest in the world of politics and in the social progress and education of his country, and the many opportunities he …Continue reading →

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NEW Further Charles Lyell Papers July was a busy month for the Sir Charles Lyell Collection, and the Centre for Research Collections. After much planning and advice, the CRC passed inspection, and we opened again …Continue reading →

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Notebook No. 4 Update During this lockdown, the Lyell Project has been able to continue enhancing metadata, despite having no access to the Lyell notebooks, thanks to some quick digitisation done by the amazing …Continue reading →

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Earth Day Of the many celebrations of Earth Days, Earth Day 2020 will be remembered. Not only because it is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, but that it occurs …Continue reading →

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New Post: Project Archivist (Climate Change) My name is Elise Ramsay, and I am delighted to introduce myself as the University of Edinburgh’s new Project Archivist on Climate Change. My remit includes cataloguing the Lyell notebooks, …Continue reading →

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