The Charles Lyell archives feature in the Arts Council England’s Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu annual report 2020/21 .
Both schemes are remarkably important in ensuring important cultural collections are cared for by the right public institutions. The 2020 allocation of the extensive Charles Lyell archives to the University of Edinburgh Library, thereby reuniting them with his other papers including his 294 notebooks, is just one example of the scheme producing a wonderful result.
Sincere thanks from the University of Edinburgh go to all of the staff, volunteers and supporters who make these schemes such a success.
David McClay email@example.com
Philanthropy Manager, Library & University Collections