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[Letter] 1813 August 31, Edinburgh [to] Thomas Allan, London

Author: John Playfair
Publisher: 1813.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Playfair affirms that "It gives me a great deal of pleasure to think that Geology is so much in vogue" with the men of the south part of the island. He addresses matters arising from Allan's long absence and solicits his advice. Playfair also mentions the editorial process of gathering papers for the Transactions [of the Royal Society]. Allan was a prominent mineralogist with an extensive collection of natural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: John Playfair; Thomas Allan; Thomas Allan; John Playfair
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Playfair
OCLC Number: 919623406
Notes: See also other letters to Thomas Allan in the collection and another letter from John Playfair to his publishers.
Description: 2 unnumbered leaves ; 23 x 37 cm folded to 23 x 18 cm
Responsibility: John Playfair.

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Playfair affirms that "It gives me a great deal of pleasure to think that Geology is so much in vogue" with the men of the south part of the island. He addresses matters arising from Allan's long absence and solicits his advice. Playfair also mentions the editorial process of gathering papers for the Transactions [of the Royal Society]. Allan was a prominent mineralogist with an extensive collection of natural history specimens. Playfair was a geologist whose works include Illustrations of the Huttonian theory of the earth (1802).

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