Papers of James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. c. 3203-12, d. 2412-5, e. 2776-80
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      19 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Lyell's papers consist of papers relating to the following subjects:  

  • Life and career
  • Publications and lectures by Lyell
  • Lyell's collections of printed books
  • Lyell's collections of manuscripts

Administrative / Biographical History

James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1948) was a collector of printed books and manuscripts.

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Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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Related Material

The Library also holds Lyell's medieval manuscripts. See A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the collection of medieval manuscripts bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P.R. Lyell (Oxford 1971).