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Charles Lyell’s Books In his Scientific Notebook 1, dated March – April 1825, Charles Lyell lists things to take on his first geological tour, designed to gather the evidence for his first book. In …Continue reading →

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Review 2022 and a look towards 2023 TAGS: | | | | | | | A lot has happened in 2022! Supported by both core and external funding, and with a return to more normal ways of working, we have been able to re-start and …Continue reading →

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An update from Project Conservator, Claire TAGS: | | | | | My name is Claire Hutchison and I am very proud to introduce myself as the Lyell Project Conservator at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections. I am a …Continue reading →

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Project Re-boot! TAGS: The last few years has seen us all face challenges and embrace change – and the Charles Lyell Project is no different. The Project has said farewell to Elaine and …Continue reading →

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Lyell Inspires! TAGS: | | | | | | | This month we learn that Erin, one of our Lyell project volunteers, has had her eyes opened to the present-day natural world – thanks to inspiration from our Sir Charles …Continue reading →

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Introducing the Lyell Advisory Board TAGS: | | | | | We are very happy to introduce our Sir Charles Lyell Collection Advisory Board.   The Sir Charles Lyell Collection team is made up of cohort of professional curatorial, conservation, photography, public …Continue reading →

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In Lyell’s Own Words TAGS: | | | | | | | This month we hear from Lyell Project Archivist Elise Ramsay and Project Volunteer Erin McRae. Elise and Erin each reflect on their recent progress transcribing the Sir Charles Lyell notebooks …Continue reading →

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Fundraising for Lyell Digitisation TAGS: | | | | | Library and University Collections Philanthropy Manager, David McClay, brings us news on the fundraising campaign to digitise the Sir Charles Lyell notebooks. The fundraising campaign to digitise Sir Charles Lyell’s …Continue reading →

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30 Days In TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Senior Lyell Archivist, Elaine MacGillivray, reviews her first month in post and shares some of the exciting work and plans afoot for the internationally significant Sir Charles Lyell archive.    …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image A Scottish Witness of the Great Kantō Earthquake To mark the centenary of the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923, we are publishing a...
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Default utility Image Giving Decorated Paper a Home … Rehousing Books and Paper Bindings In the first post of this two part series, our Collection Care Technician, Robyn Rogers,...
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