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Gerald and Sue Friedman Manuscript collection, 1702-1930

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Title: Gerald and Sue Friedman Manuscript collection, 1702-1930Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1739-1895

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged in alphabetical order.

Date Acquired: 09/05/2009

Collection processed by: John Dojka

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This collection contains nearly 300 manuscript items related to the science of geology.  Together with over 500 rare books it is part of the Gerald and Sue Friedman History of Geology Collection.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Gerald and Sue Friedman Manuscript collection (MC 72) is part of a larger History of Geology Collection compiled by the Friedmans over many years.  It contains nearly 300 manuscript items documenting the development of the science of geology. Materials in the collection range from early icons of the history of geology such as William Smith’s A Delineation of the Strata of England and Wales—the “map that changed the world” and James Hutton’s Abstract of a Dissertation Read in the Royal Society of Edinburgh to rare student manuals and early U.S. state geology surveys.

Dr. and Mrs. Friedman assembled over many years a collection of manuscript material to complement their library on the history of geology and related sciences. They formed relationships with dealers, primarily two British document specialists, so that they might be offered the broadest range of material. Though their intention was to acquire letters with content that would add dimension to the published works in their book collection, they occasionally purchased “clipped” signatures and other items of a purely autograph-collecting nature for use when displaying their book collection. They also acquired some items that are purely ancillary to the collection, for example, a snippet of a reused ledger in George Washington’s handwriting.

However, the main strength of the collection is that many of the letters add to an understanding of the scientific work that the authors were engaged in – the lectures they were giving; the material they borrowed; the publications they worked on; and the controversies they were involved in. There is a strong sense of intellectual community – particularly since the Friedmans were able to collect some groups of letters that show the range of an individual’s correspondence. The letters of William Buckland, Thomas Henry Huxley, Lord Kelvin, Roderick Impey Murchison, Richard Owen, John Phillips, Adam Sedgwick, and Alexander Von Humboldt – all provide breadth of communication. Even the letters which mention nothing specifically about science reveal a strong social network within the scientific community. Single items of note include Alexander Cuming’s 1739 petition for relief of debt to William Yonge; Erasmus Darwin’s 1771 account book; Sidney Godolphin’s 1689 document regarding aid to the county of Westmoreland; Sydney S. Lyon’s letter of 1877 to James Hall included with his Remarks on the Stratigraphical Arrangement of Rocks in Kentucky; William Vans Murray’s 1800 news of the convention signed with France; and Archibald Campbell’s 1844 near east travel journal.

Collection Historical Note

Gerald Friedman was born in 1921 in Berlin. His family moved to London just prior to World War II. Here Freidman studied Chemistry at Chelsea College. Friedman moved to the United States in 1946. First working as a pharmaceutical researcher. Friedman's education and professional involvement in the field of Geology went immediatley into high gear. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University; earned a Doctorate of Science from the University of London and received an honorary Doctorate of Natural Science from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

Dr. Friedman was as a geochemist and petrologist in the Appalachians and the Canadian Shield. He then went on to become a research geologist and director of sedimentology research at the Amoco Research Laboratory in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Gerald Friedman  began teaching at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1964 and retired from RPI in 1984. Soon after, he went on to join the faculty at the City University of New York, Brooklyn, where he worked with graduate students and post-doctoral researchers on carbonate deposits, regional stratigraphy, the environmental geology of rivers, amongst a variety of other topics. He retired from CUNY in 2004, but continues his research on the sedimentology and stratigraphy of Paleozoic deposits and prospective gas storage reservoirs in New York State and evaporite and carbonate deposition worldwide

Countless activities related to Dr. Friedman's interests highlight his career. Dr. Friedman is the founder and director of the Northeastern Science Foundation in Troy, New York; served as an officer for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Geological Society of America, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, and the New York State Geological Association; served as editor of several publications and as a member of more than 20 advisory committees. Furthermore Dr. Friedman is the author or co-author of over 500 publications. His classic textbook, Principles of Sedimentology, co-authored with J.E. Sanders is an extraordinary work exemplifying Dr. Friedman's interest in complex subject matter.

Dr. Friedman has won a number of prestigeous awards for his work, including the American Geological Institute's 2005 Legendary Geoscientist Award, the Geological Society of America's Mary C. Rabbit Memorial Medal, the Sidney Powers Memorial Medal, the John T. Galey, Jr. Memorial Award, The Association of Earth Science Editors Award for Outstanding Editing and the Distinguished Educator Award. He is also the recipient of the SEPM Twenhofel Medal, and the Hollis D. Hedberg Award in Energy from the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man at Southern Methodist University.

Dr. Freidman's wife, Sue Tyler Friedman, was extremely supportive of her husband's work over the decades. Mrs. Friedman played an instrumental role in acquiring many of the materials which encompass the Friedman History of Geology Collection. A testament to Mrs. Friedman's dedication and contributions to the field is the Sue Tyler Friedman Medal, which is awarded by the Geological Society of London for work on the history of geology.

Administrative Information

Repository: Institute Archives and Special Collections

Acquisition Source: Gerald and Sue Friedman

Related Materials: Friedman History of Geology Book Collection

Preferred Citation: Gerald and Sue Friedman Manuscript collection, MC 72. Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.


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Folder 1: Agassiz, Alexander, 1869-1897Add to your cart.
3 letters from
Folder 2: Albany, NY: City Clerk's officeAdd to your cart.
Documents signed by Charles Edward Dudley as mayor of Albany: Common Council papers ordering disbursements from the Chamberlain
Item 1: 1821 February 16Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1821 February 19Add to your cart.
Item 3: 1823 November 3Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1823 November 24Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1825 January 12Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Ansted, David ThomasAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to Ransome, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to J.S. Henslow regarding Adam Sedgwick, 1839 December 19Add to your cart.
Item 3: "The Deposits of the Atlantic in Deep water, and their Relation to the White Chalk of the Cretaceous Period" by D.T. Ansted. Popular Science Review, vol. 9, 1870.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Berzelius, Jons Jakob, 1820 March 7Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bigsby, John Jeremiah, 1828 November 22Add to your cart.
Note to Charles Stokes of London regarding returning Bigsby's paper on waters and other St. Lawrence Valley materials.
Folder 6: Brande, William Thomas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Note concerning a fossil elephant
Folder 7: Broderip, William, 1830-1856, undatedAdd to your cart.
3 letters sent to Charles Stokes, and unknown
Folder 8: Brown, Robert, 1837-1840Add to your cart.
3 letters sent to Charles Stokes
Folder 9: Buckland, Francis TrevelynAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter sent from Buckland to Captain Lambert introducing Thomas Cooke-Trench, referring to Clark's process of softening hard water, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letter sent from Buckland to unknown recipient praising him for his work in agricultural chemistry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Buckland, WilliamAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, sending abstract of paper, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to R.H. French, detail about geological specimens found only in India and America, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Letter to Benjamin Colins Brodie agreeing to dinner invitation, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Letter regarding books ordered for a class, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Letter to Miss Trevelyn thanking her for sending papers and for her kindness, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Letter to Colebrooke about a work of Sir Humphrey Davy's, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Letter regarding returning a vertebrae specimen to Miss Philpot, 1834 January 28Add to your cart.
Item 8: Letter to Clement Ingleby about a meeting of the British Association at Birmingham, 1839 April 6Add to your cart.
Item 9: Letter regarding the agreement to a request, 1843 December 2Add to your cart.
Item 10: Letter to R. Smith, thanking him for a paper, 1847 January 7Add to your cart.
Item 11: Thanks for the Principia of Swedenborg, 1847 December 16Add to your cart.
Item 12: Letter to Charles Manby about Mr. Wyatt’s wishes for his son, 1848 October 7Add to your cart.
Item 13: Letter to Roderick Impey Murchison asking for the paper on Titian’s tomb, 1849 February 30Add to your cart.
Item 14: Letter referring to Turner’s death, 1856 March 22Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Campbell, Archibald, 1844Add to your cart.
Travel journal from Jerusalem and Jordan
Folder 12: Clarke, Edward Daniel, 1817Add to your cart.
Letter regarding publication of his work
Folder 13: Combe, B.H., 1847-1849Add to your cart.
Notebook containing "Memoranda of an eastern Trip"
Folder 14: Conybeare, William DanielAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to C. Major regarding professional appointment, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to M. East regarding appointment, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Letter to unnamed recipient, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Letter to Charles Stokes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Crichton, Alexander, 1846 April 20Add to your cart.
Letter declining becoming steward of the Scottish Corporation
Folder 16: Cuming, Alexander, 1739Add to your cart.
Petition for relief of debts addressed to William Yonge
Folder 17: Cuvier, GeorgesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to M. Darcet of Academy of Science about heating a zoo, 1823Add to your cart.
Item 2: Attestation by Sara Lee of a specimen of Cuvier's handwriting, from his work on ichthyology, 1837Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Daly, Reginald Aldworth, 1932 July 20Add to your cart.
Typed letter, signed to Lane, regarding activities of the Geological Society of America
Folder 19: Dana, Edward Salisbury, undatedAdd to your cart.
To Professor A.C. Lane, letterhead of American Journal of Science
Folder 20: Dana, James Dwight, 1877 January 28Add to your cart.
Thank you letter to the class of 1877
Folder 21: Dana, James Dwight, 1846, 1881, 1887Add to your cart.
Offprints inscribed by Dana
Folder 22: Darwin, CharlesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to Adam Sedgwick , thanking him for book and commenting on family's health, October 11Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to John Tyndall about his visit and about test tube experiments, October 20Add to your cart.
Item 3: Letter to unnamed photographer who wishes to visit, April 23Add to your cart.
Item 4: Thanks for a specimen which he will include in the new edition of “Forms of Flowers”, 1878 January 2Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Darwin, ErasmusAdd to your cart.
Pages 1 to 18 of a 1771-1772 account book of rents and expenses for Bushberry Farm
Folder 24: Davy, HumphreyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to N.A. Vigiss of the Zoological Society, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to “Madam”, Sir Alexander Johnstone will take a parcel to Paris, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Signed note in a Secretary’s hand, 1808 November 20Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter to John George Children [1777-1852], regarding work on transactions, 1809 October 23Add to your cart.
Item 5: Letter regarding the collection of plants for an Italian count Prince Cirilele, 1822 February 11Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Davy, John, 1821 April 22Add to your cart.
Seeking information on fish he collected in Ceylon
Folder 26: Dawkins, William BoydAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to William Self Weeks, 1905 January 19Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letter from Avebury (Sir John Lubbock, Baron Avebury), 1909 January 30Add to your cart.
Item 3: Letter from Bonney, Thomas George, 1898 October 17 & 1907 June 13Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter from Bramwell, Frederick, 1898 December 27Add to your cart.
Item 5: Letter from Conway, William Martin, 1890 December 29Add to your cart.
Item 6: Letter from Duke of Devonshire, 1887 February 26Add to your cart.
Item 7: Letter from Evans, Arthur John, 1907 June 17Add to your cart.
Item 8: Letter from Grantham, William, April 27Add to your cart.
Item 9: Letter from Haverfield, Francis John, 1907 July 7Add to your cart.
Item 10: Letter from Herbert, Auberon Edward William, 1901 October 4Add to your cart.
Item 11: Letter from Hickson, Sydney J., 1894 October 25Add to your cart.
Item 12: Letter from Jones, Harvey, 1889 October 10Add to your cart.
Item 13: Letter from Maitland, Frederic William, 1904 October 10Add to your cart.
Item 14: Letter from Munro, B.C., undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 15: Letter from Munro, Robert, 1900 February 2Add to your cart.
Item 16: Letter from Newbolt, Henry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Letter from Riviere, Hugh G., 1895 January 6Add to your cart.
Item 18: Letter from Roscow, Henry, 1907 May 9Add to your cart.
Item 19: Letter from Rudyer, 1909 January 31Add to your cart.
Item 20: Letter from Schuster, Arthur, 1909 September 27Add to your cart.
Item 21: Letter from Silversedge, A., 1885 September 3Add to your cart.
Item 22: Letter from Stone, J. Bent, 1902 February 5Add to your cart.
Item 23: Letter from Woodland, A. Smith, 1900 April 22 & 1908 March 23Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Dawson, George M., 1891 June 1Add to your cart.
Letter to Davis, W. M.
Folder 28: Dawson, Sir John William of McGill University, 1876Add to your cart.
Clipped signature and article on Dawson from Popular Science Monthly
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: de Beaumont, Jean -Baptiste ÉlieAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Typed biography of Elie de Beaumont, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Institut Imperial de France, Academie des Sciences, 1856 December 9Add to your cart.
Partly printed letter of acknowledgment to B. Cotta at Freiborg for his work on the theory of land sedimentation. Signed by Beaumont
Folder 2: de la Beche, Henry ThomasAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to Charles Stokes Secretary of the Geological Society, 1821 June 3Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, newly-pulled impressions of the map will be made at Southampton, 1832 November 19Add to your cart.
Item 3: Letter to Bowenbant, regarding adding the name of M. De Scimonda of Turin to the roster of Paleontographical Society, 1848 April 22Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dillwyn, Lewis Weston, 1824 April 4Add to your cart.
Letter to Charles Stokes
Folder 4: Emmons, Ebenezer, 1846 February 11Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Faraday, MichaelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to J.J. Cooper, anxious for answer to previous letter, 1839 April 18Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to Thomas Twining declining invitation as a beloved cousin is dying, 1849 October 29Add to your cart.
Item 3: Letter to Warrington, thanks for returning handkerchief, 1853 April 15Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter to P.N. Berthier accepting invitation, 1857 June 1Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Fitton, William Henry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Letter to Charles Stokes
Folder 7: Forbes, DavidAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to Mrs. Wrightson, sending autograph letters of Darwin, Lyell, Murchison and Lubbock for her collection, 1875 November 11Add to your cart.
Item 2: Forbes, Edward President of the Geological Society of London to Roderick Murchison, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Forbes, Edward, President of the Geological Society of London  to Elwin, 1854 August 20Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Franklin, John, 1828 December 19Add to your cart.
Letter to William Fitton, introducing Prof Haussman
Folder 9: Geikie, Archibald, Joint Secretary of the Royal SocietyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Regarding lithographs of his Huron drawings, 1907 November 9Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to Dr. Selwyn, thanking for a donation, 1916 December 30Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Godolphin, Sidney, 1689 April 5Add to your cart.
Signed document from the Treasury at Whitehall
Folder 11: Greenough, George Bellas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Letter to Charles Stokes
Folder 12: Harte, Francis Bret, 1888 June 25Add to your cart.
Accepting an invitation
Folder 13: Herschel, Alexander Stewart, 1875 February 11Add to your cart.
Letter to Wright, curator of Newcastle’s Natural History Museum
Folder 14: Herschel, John Frederick WilliamAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to William Henry Fitton (regarding W. Rutland’s paper on the refraction of light and the height of mountains), 1828 July 8Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to Fitton, reporting on his coast examinations of the Isle of Wight, 1832 September 21Add to your cart.
Item 3: Letter to Fitton, sending copies of Discourse and asking that he send one to Babbage, 1836 December 27Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter to John Murray about reprinting an article., 1856 August 30Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Hinde, George J., 1896 August 9Add to your cart.
Letter to Arthur W. Rowe, declining to visit
Folder 16: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1894 September 6Add to your cart.
Letter to Ashley Trimble Lake, thanking for birthday wishes
Folder 17: Hooker, William Jackson, 1837Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Horner, Leonard, 1817 May 25Add to your cart.
Regarding brother's papers
Folder 19: Huxley, Thomas HenryAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to Burton with a dinner invitation, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to Walpole, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Letter to MacMillan accepting dinner invitation, 1860 March 25Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter to John Henry Chamberlain, unable to do the lecture, 1866 May 24Add to your cart.
Item 5: Letter to Dallas proposing Joseph John Murphy as a Fellow, 1869 January 26Add to your cart.
Item 6: Letter requesting recommendation for Assistant Curatorship, 1869 April 18Add to your cart.
Item 7: Letter to John Henry Chamberlain, regarding lecture date, 1871 June 29Add to your cart.
Item 8: Thanks for a clipping, 1871 November 21Add to your cart.
Item 9: Invitation to Carson Rochester, 1875 February 5Add to your cart.
Item 10: To Lord Kelvin, declines invitation, 1875 November 29Add to your cart.
Item 11: Thanks for returning proofs and manuscript, 1876 December 31Add to your cart.
Item 12: Letter to Miss Vernon, regrets can’t attend meeting, 1881 June 23Add to your cart.
Item 13: To Trimmer, he might be delayed, 1887 May 10Add to your cart.
Item 14: Letter to MacMillan & Co., 1887 May 13Add to your cart.
Item 15: Letter to Miss Vernon, can’t make her meeting, 1888 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Item 16: About his contribution to Engel’s “Our Celebrities”, 1890 June 10Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Iddings, Joseph Paxson, 1897 February 24Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Jones, GeorgeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to Charles Stokes, 1831 February 23Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to Mr. Cooper, 1853 December 28Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Jones, Thomas Rupert, 1841 April 7Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Judd, John Wesley, 1888 May 16Add to your cart.
Letter to Mr. Fraser
Folder 24: Keith, Arthur, 1896 December 9Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Kelvin, William Thomson, LordAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Clipped signatureAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to Dr. Burdon Sanderson, can’t be at the Oxford election, June 4 n.y.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Declining invitation to become an honorary member of the Gladstone Club, 1878 August 28Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter to C.F. Varley (in secretary’s hand) re: durability of steel pivots, questioning details, 1881 January 21Add to your cart.
Item 5: Letter to Forbes, thanks for scientific paper, 1882 August 8Add to your cart.
Item 6: Letter to Emily, 1886 February 8Add to your cart.
Item 7: Letter to Mr. Mayland, regarding post office appointment, 1892 October 16Add to your cart.
Item 8: Letter to Lord Monkswell, election to the Athenaeum, 1893 November 23Add to your cart.
Item 9: Letter to Sanderson, entrusting him with a formal letter to deliver, 1896 June 3Add to your cart.
Item 10: Typed and signed, letter to Vice-Chancellor Hill, with thanks, 1899 June 21Add to your cart.
Item 11: Letter to Lady Gatacre, vote for Victor Wright, 1900 September 9Add to your cart.
Item 12: Typed letter signed, missed Mr. McClure, 1902 May 20Add to your cart.
Item 13: Letter to Montague B. Ashford, granting request, 1903 March 14Add to your cart.
Item 14: Invitation to clothworkers’ dinner., 1904 April 9Add to your cart.
Item 15: Souvenir postcard, signed & dated, 1905 January 27Add to your cart.
Item 16: Excuses for contribution to German newspaper, 1905 December 24Add to your cart.
Item 17: Declining dinner of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1907 November 12Add to your cart.
Item 18: Deed for leasehold of premises, 1901 November 7Add to your cart.
Item 19: Minutes by marriage contract trustees, 1874Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Kidd, John, 1842 July 25Add to your cart.
Letter asking to please send Alex Crichton’s address
Folder 27: Leach, William Elford, 1818 March 12Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Le Conte, Joseph, 1891 August 25Add to your cart.
Letter to R.A. Armstrong
Folder 29: Lyell, Sir CharlesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Clipped signature, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to B. Travers, declining ticket to Hunterian dinner, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Detained at Cambridge, 1831 June 1Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter to John Murray, about a wood engraving, 1849 May 3Add to your cart.
Item 5: Letter to James Smith, thanks for the invitation at Glasgow, 1855 June 25Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Lyon, Sydney S.Add to your cart.
Signed copy of “Remarks on the Stratigraphical Arrangement of the Rocks of Kentucky”. Tipped in back of publication, letter to James Hall from Lyon in Louisville, Kentucky with more details of the rocks described within the publication dated 1877 July 3.
Folder 31: Mantell, Gideon AlgernonAdd to your cart.
Item 1: List of lectures, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Arranging for copies of his book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Letter to J. Royle, Mantell wants specimens of fossil plants returned, 1876 July 12Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Miller, HughAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter to James Smith, can’t meet as planned, 1852 November 10Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to Adam Black, he is ill but hopes to write up Cromarty for the Encyclopedia, 1854 September 30Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Murchison, Sir Roderick ImpeyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Clipped signature, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Clipped signature, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Invitation to Dr. Smith, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Send by bearer a copy of his Silurian, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Apologies to David Forbes, February 21Add to your cart.
Item 6: List of foreign savants to invite to Glasgow signed by Murchison, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Letter to John Murray, introducing Baron de Ferussac, 1842 June 14Add to your cart.
Item 8: As President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, he signs at the top of a roster – as requested by a lady of Manchester for her collection. Other signatures include Richard Owen, William Buckland, H.T. de la Beche, Marc Isambard Brunel, 1842 June 23Add to your cart.
Item 9: Wishing his nephew Captain Hugonin be entertained, 1846 March 9Add to your cart.
Item 10: Letter to Thomas Bodley, accepting visit, 1846 May 18Add to your cart.
Item 11: Letter to Talman Smith, book proposal, 1847 March 30Add to your cart.
Item 12: Letter to John Murray, about an ornament for book, 1853 December 22Add to your cart.
Item 13: Letter to Tracey Furnace, 1858 August 14Add to your cart.
Item 14: To John Murray, regarding copies of his books, 1859 January 20Add to your cart.
Item 15: Declining committee, 1860 June 27Add to your cart.
Item 16: About meeting the Deputy High Commissioner in MysoreAdd to your cart.
Item 17: To Winter, invitation, 1860 July 20Add to your cart.
Item 18: Copy of his “On the Inapplicability of the New Term Dyas” from the library of James Hall, 1861Add to your cart.
Item 19: Please send a ticket to the Exhibition, 1863 April 14Add to your cart.
Item 20: Declining invitation to Mr. Sanford, 1863 December 11Add to your cart.
Item 21: Declining membership, but Dr. Livingstone will lecture, 1864 July 29Add to your cart.
Item 22: Letter to Lady Clarendon, sending her son a book on geology, 1865 February 3Add to your cart.
Item 23: Letter to Mr. Drummond, accepting invitation, 1866 October 24Add to your cart.
Item 24: About the Duke of Argyll’s visit, 1867 February 21Add to your cart.
Item 25: Letter to Mr. Hopkinson, wishing a job for the son Hyett, 1868 April 16Add to your cart.
Item 26: Invitation to Sir Henry, 1870 November 18Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Murray, William Vans , from Amsterdam to Joseph Pitcairn, U.S. Consul in Hamburg, news of Convention with French signed in September was known in Amsterdam by November, 1800 December 25Add to your cart.
Folder 35: New York CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Collection of letters to Peter Stubs of Warrenton
Item 1: Letter from Thomas and Benjamin Demilt, 1810 January 25Add to your cart.
Item 2: Letter (2) regarding original and duplicate bill of exchange, 1816 June 1Add to your cart.
Item 3: Letter from Benjamin Demilt, business dull, 1817 April 16Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter from Robert J. Brown of Boston, business dull, 1819 March 31Add to your cart.
Item 5: Letter from William Tilden, pin market depressed, 1819 August 3Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Owen, RichardAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Carte de visite photograph with autograph, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Letter to John Willis Clark regarding museum curatorship, 1842 January 22Add to your cart.
Item 3: Letter to Charles Stokes, 1842 October 25Add to your cart.
Item 4: Introducing Gould “our celebrated ornithologist”, 1844 February 26Add to your cart.
Item 5: Letter to Charles Stokes, 1847 January 22Add to your cart.
Item 6: Letter to Charles Stokes, 1851 September 15Add to your cart.
Item 7: Letter to Sedgwick, regarding drawing by Schaef, 1854 December 15Add to your cart.
Item 8: Letter to Miss Sullivan, 1881 October 29Add to your cart.
Item 9: Letter to Miss Gladys M. Holman Hunt, 1885 June 2Add to your cart.
Item 10: Letter to John Willis Clark, 1886 October 11Add to your cart.
Item 11: Letter to Charles Stokes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Phillips, JohnAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Regarding iron samples of M. Gory’s, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Inquiry about suitability of London schools, August 17Add to your cart.
Item 3: Declining lectureship, 1934 November 17Add to your cart.
Item 4: Letter to R. Hall, will provide paper, 1835 September 11Add to your cart.
Item 5: Drawings in publication, 1836 April 11Add to your cart.
Item 6: St. Mary’s Lodge, Yorkshire, 1854 July 10Add to your cart.
Item 7: Council Room of the Royal Society, 1863 January 18Add to your cart.
Item 8: Book cuts, proofs, and title, 1865 March 30Add to your cart.
Item 9: Trouble with proofs, 1865 June 8Add to your cart.
Item 10: From Oxford, can’t complete drawings for article, 1867 December 25Add to your cart.
Item 11: Letter to Mrs. Kerrison Harvey, 1869 January 29Add to your cart.
Item 12: Regarding Pleistocene deposits near Leeds, 1869 March 12Add to your cart.
Item 13: Offers Pazzuoli notice to “Nature", 1870 October 5Add to your cart.
Item 14: From Oxford, Cornwall granite rarely fossiliferous, 1870 November 23Add to your cart.
Item 15: Regarding Roman Villa at Filey exposed by the sea, 1871 July 14Add to your cart.
Item 16: Babbage memorial, obituary obsequies to Murchison, 1871 October 26Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Pickersgill, Henry William, 1838Add to your cart.
Item 1: Playfair, John (paper watermarked 1818, pages 5-7 of a letter considering the nature and circulation of the heart., 1818Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Portlock, Joseph Ellison, undatedAdd to your cart.
Letter to Charles Stokes
Folder 40: Roberts, G.E., undatedAdd to your cart.
Letter to Wood, bones have not arrived
Folder 41: Robins, George, 1834 September 2Add to your cart.
Letter to Thomas Allan, introducing Thomas Philipps
Folder 42: Sabine, Edward, 1848 January 12Add to your cart.
Letter to Emily, regarding a von Humboldt letter
Folder 43: Saratoga Springs, NY audit report, 1854Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Sedgwick, AdamAdd to your cart.
Item 1: to "My Dear Brother Professor", undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Thanking Miss watkins for the pork pie, February 17Add to your cart.
Item 3: to Mr. Dean of Norwich, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Signed slip from the right side of the ledger, 1822Add to your cart.
Item 5: Attending a check for two bibles, 1842 December 18Add to your cart.
Item 6: to Lord Monteagle, subscription for a print, 1854 February 24Add to your cart.
Item 7: to William Gourlie in Glasgow, 1854 September 14Add to your cart.
Item 8: regarding life of Cornaro, 1858 June 14Add to your cart.
Item 9: to Charles De La Pryme, going to Cathedral duties in Norwich, 1861 May 1Add to your cart.
Item 10: to Mrs. Green, Chapter Day at the Cathedral, 1863Add to your cart.
Item 11: to Babington, 1864 April 14Add to your cart.
Item 12: Unknown, 1864 December 22Add to your cart.
Item 13: to N. Hutton, expects visit, 1866 March 9Add to your cart.
Item 14: to a fellow Professor, wanting to show the medals, 1866 November 29Add to your cart.
Item 15: Letters from Sedgwick at Trinity College to Mrs. Skinner of St. Andrews Street, exchanging social informationAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1 page folded and sealed, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: 1 1/2 pages, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: thanks for present, 1846 January 25Add to your cart.
Item 4: with envelope, 1851 January 7Add to your cart.
Item 5: "I never even saw the Crystal Palace", 1851 May 21Add to your cart.
Item 6: with envelope, 1853 January 26Add to your cart.
Item 7: with envelope, 3 close deaths, 1854 January 2Add to your cart.
Item 8: without envelope but numbered "17", 1854 March 27Add to your cart.
Item 9: with envelope, 1854 December 31Add to your cart.
Item 10: "P.S. I cannot read a word I have written", 1855 January 5Add to your cart.
Item 11: St. Thomas Day, 1855Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Seward, Albert Charles, 1930 November 26Add to your cart.
Autograph request
Folder 46: Shaler, Nathaniel, 1905 May 29 & 1905 June 19Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Smith, John, 1839 December 14Add to your cart.
To Charles Stokes
Folder 48: Smith, William (1769-1839), outgoing lettersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: to "Dear Friend" J. Dunn Esq., undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: listing 9 places where "Old Red conglomerates" may be found, 1827Add to your cart.
Item 3: regarding William Williamson's qualifications as curator, 1835 July 23Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Somerville, Mary, undatedAdd to your cart.
Social invitations to Charles Stokes
Folder 50: Sorby, H.C., 1874 November 20Add to your cart.
To Alfred Bennett
Folder 51: Sowerby I, George Brettingham, 1835 September 4Add to your cart.
To Charles Stokes)
Folder 52: Sparks, Jared, undatedAdd to your cart.
To Ben Silliman, sending "Letters to Washington" as a gift<span style="display: none"> </span>
Folder 53: Thomson, Henry, 1823, 1833, undatedAdd to your cart.
4 letters to Charles Stokes)
Folder 54: Tyndall, JohnAdd to your cart.
Item 1: clipped signature, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: signature of Royal Institute of Great Britain crest, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: 4 page letter to E.P. BennettAdd to your cart.
Item 4: to Mr. Scott, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Note to "Dear Gladstone"Add to your cart.
Item 6: Note to Wiliiam Hepworth DixonAdd to your cart.
Item 7: to Sir Charles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: to Lady Thomson, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Von Humboldt, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander FrieherrAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Facsimile letter to Lorin Blodget in French, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Note to M. le Baron de Herde in French, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Envelope to M. le Colonel White, in German, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Note in third person to Vincente Newry, in French, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Envelope front to Frau Flottwell, Potsdam, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Note to Dr. Poisson in reference to barometric pressure, in French, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Note to Marquisa de Grollier in French, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Note to Le Chevalier at the Bibliotheque du Pantheon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Registered envelope addressed to Robert GoldbeckAdd to your cart.
Item 10: Note to A. René in French, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: 2 page letter in French, “Je regrette beaucoup …” with engraving, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Note in 3rd person to A. Hodgson in Paris, with card and seal, 1823Add to your cart.
Item 13: to Robert Brown, in French, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 14: 3 page letter in German, 1846 November 15Add to your cart.
Item 15: 2 page letter in French from Paris, 1847 November 8Add to your cart.
Item 16: Potsdam, to Herschel in German, 1852 April 17Add to your cart.
Item 17: to le Chevalier, 1854 October 17Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Walcott, Charles Doolittle, 1895 July 28Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Washington, George, circa 1783Add to your cart.
Clipped portion of a ledger page: on one side 1793 accounts of Mrs. Margaret Savage (whose estate involved Washington) on the other, in Washington’s hand, note of receipt of £1,875 against his bond for £2,500
Folder 58: Whitfield, Robert Parr, 1875 January 20Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Willis, Bailey, 1901 December 21Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Wollaston, William HydeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Lithograph of chess board done in Royal Society kitchen, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Yates Hotel, Friday evening, to Mr. D’Orsey, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Burlingham Street, Fitzroy Square, to Mr. Dollond, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Fenborough Hall, 1793 November 26Add to your cart.
Item 5: The Southren Geologist, vol. 1 no. 1, October 1885Add to your cart.
Item 6: First Day Covers with stamps referring to geology (4) and two 20 Swiss franc notes honoring de Saussure, undatedAdd to your cart.

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