Save Charles Lyell's notebooks

Pledge to save Lyell's notebooks

Charles Lyell’s 294 notebooks, currently in private hands, are due to be sold abroad. The University is trying to save the notebooks from export by supporting the purchase with our own funds - but we also need your help. The bar on the export of the notebooks has been pushed back from 15 July to 15 October 2019. This is now the final deadline to save Lyell’s notebooks. Originally set at £1,444,000, the price is now £966,000 thanks to a restructuring of tax liability. With funds already in place, we still need to raise £298,000. Thank you for your support.

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