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Geologists, Mineralogists and Palaeontologists, chiefly 19th century English and French

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About this work


Correspondence and papers of various geologists, mineralogists and palaeontologists, formerly held in a subject file in the Department's Autograph Letters Sequence.



Physical description

125 items

Acquisition note

Purchased from Hodgson's, London, November 1905 (acc.92289); from Charavay, Paris, October 1928 / April 1929 (acc.63700) and at an unknown date before 1936 (acc.69220); from Stevens, London, January 1929 (acc.74959), July 1930 (acc.56545), March 1931 (acc.56474 and 56483); from an unknown vendor in Paris, April 1930 (acc.67391); from Duhem, Montpellier, August 1930 (acc.63928); from Desgranges, Paris, May 1931 (acc.64704), September 1931 (acc.64714), November 1932 (acc.65667), October 1935 (acc.69099) and ; from Sotheby's, London, November 1931 (acc.75332), December 1931 (acc.75871), July 1932 (acc.65271), April 1933 (acc.67465) and November 1933 (acc.67468, 67469, 67472 and 67474); from Gonelli, Florence, 1934 (acc.67092); from Glendining's, London, January 1935 (acc.67974), May 1935 (acc.68608 and 68609) and August 1935 (acc.67880); either from Desgranges, Paris, January 1936 or Glendining, London, circa 1932 (acc.69294); from Mrs. Watson, Burnley, March 1945 (acc.72200), presumably once part of the Thomas Madden Stone autograph collection. Accession details of nos.71-72, 100, 108-110 and 124 not recorded.

Finding aids

Described in typescript supplements to the Library's published manuscript catalogues, the descriptions being compiled by Richard Palmer, Keith Moore, Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton.


  • English
  • French

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