Life, Letters And Journals Of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart (volume 2)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1881 Excerpt: ... 1S44. SECOND VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES. 83 CHAPTER XXIV. JANUARY, 1844--DECEMBER, 1846. LETTER TO MR. TICKNOR ON AMERICA--FOSSIL BOTANY--GOES WITH FARADAY ON A COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON ACCIDENTS IN THE COLLIERIES--BLANCO WHITE'S BIOGRAPHY--NEWFOUNDLAND--ICEBERG--POLITICS IN MAINE--VEGETATION IN GEORGIA--SLAVERY--CHEIROTHERIUM--ICEBERGS--LETTER TO EDWARD FORBES, AND REPLY--DINNER AT MILMAN'S--VISIT TO BOWOOD. In the autumn of 1844, a disastrous explosion took place at Haswell Colliery, Durham; on which the Government instituted an inquiry, and at the request of Sir Robert Peel, Mr. Lyell and Mr. Faraday went as Commissioners, and prepared a report on the causes of the accident. He attended the British Association at York this year, and in 1845 he published his 'Travels in North America, with Geological Observations.' In September he returned to the United States, and had a still more extensive tour in the countries mentioned afterwards in his ' Second Visit,' some of the geological fruits of which have also appeared in separate scientific memoirs. He was nine months absent from England, returning in June, 1846. He attended the British Association at Southampton, and in September moved to 11 Harley Street, after spending fourteen happy years in Hart Street, Bloomsbury, but his collections demanded more space. His travels in 1847 were confined to England and Scotland, and he attended the British Association at Oxford. In 1848 he visited Southampton and other places in England, and went to Scotland. From Kinnordy he rode over the hills by Clova and Loch-na-gar to Balmoral, when he hat! the honour of being knighted by the Queen, in September. CORRESPONDENCE. To George Ticknor, Esq. 16 Hart Street, Bloomsbury, London: January 7, 1844. My dear Mr. Ticknor,--I fou...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1881 Excerpt: ... 1S44. SECOND VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES. 83 CHAPTER XXIV. JANUARY, 1844--DECEMBER, 1846. LETTER TO MR. TICKNOR ON AMERICA--FOSSI...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021750230X

ISBN - 13:9780217502306

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