Lyell, Charles (1797-1875)
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Lyell, Charles (1797-1875), Autograph letter signed, June 13, [no year], three pages, to J.B. Gordon, presumably a printer/publisher, concerning a correction to one of Lyell's illustrations of Ireland, including a small sketch of the island and discussing his proposed changes, text in part: "It seems to me quite clear that Ireland must be done again and I hope may be inserted into the old cut & probably your reduced figure No. 2 will, but I should have liken to have been able to talk over our point with you.," (very slight soiling, else very good to excellent).
Note: Lyell's Principles of Geology was the bedrock of modern geological theory and one of the most influential series of books on the subject in the 19th century. He also had a profound influence on a young Charles Darwin.