Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester letters,1892-[ca. 1903]

Mss.B.L28

Date: 1892-1903 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, 50 items

Abstract

These letters, most of which are undated, concern natural history, spiritualism, his publications, lectures, and teaching.

Background note

Edwin Ray Lankester was a British zoologist and author. He taught at Exeter College (1872-1874), University College (1874-1882), Edinburgh University (1882-1891), and Oxford (1891-1927).

Collection Information

Physical description

50 items.

Provenance

Purchased from Myers (£1488) and accessioned, 06/26/1974 (1974 773ms). See in-house shelf list for additional sources and accession numbers and dates.

Indexing Terms


Family Name(s)

  • Thiselton-Dyer, Harriet, -- Lady.

Personal Name(s)

  • Beddard, Frank E. (Frank Evers), 1858-1925
  • Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
  • Frazer, James George, Sir, 1854-1941
  • Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929
  • Moore, Aubrey Lackington, 1848-1890
  • Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899
  • Ransome, George
  • Sclater, Philip Lutley, 1829-1913
  • Stebbing, Thomas Roscoe Rede

Subject(s)

  • Natural history.
  • Science publishing.
  • Spiritualism.
  • Zoology -- Study and teaching.


Detailed Inventory

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Sirs
May 20, 18928 7/8x7

A.L.S. 1p. Accepts ticket for his friend Du Maurier's lecture on the 25th, and will take a seat on the platform.

General physical description: 8 7/8x7

Johnston, Harry, 1858-1927.
Letter to E. Ray Lankester
January 4, 19026 p.

St. James Park, [London]. Johnston offers slides and photographs of his expeditions. He also complains of omissions in the Natural History Museum's exhibits.

Provenance: 1992 - 962ms. Purchased from Henry Bristow Autographs with funds from the Friends of the APS Library, September 1992.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Sir
Oct. 22, 19038x10

A.L.S. 2p. Wishes to purchase a small plot of land near Wimbledon to build a house; asks about sizes and prices.

General physical description: 8x10

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Sir
Nov. 9, 19037 1/2x9

A.L.S. 4p. Aks for details on three plots at the Belvedere Estate.

General physical description: 7 1/2x9

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Sir
Nov. 14, 19037 1/2x9

A.L.S. 3p. Is sorry for not meeting at Wimbledon. Asks to give instructions to lodge tenants to permit him to see the lodge and grounds some day next week.

General physical description: 7 1/2x9

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Beddard
undated8 7/8x7

A.L.S. 3p. Jan. 30. Questions and suggestions regarding the price of color plates, and the design and production of drawings.

General physical description: 8 7/8x7

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Mr. Frazer
undated8 7/8x7

A.L.S. 4p. Feb. 5. Explains that he will not be able to write and deliver the lecture on sea fishes on March 5. Suggests Professor Weldon at University College, who is agreeable and could be prepared in time, to replace him.

General physical description: 8 7/8x7

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Beddard
undated8 7/8x7

A.L.S. 4p. Feb. 17. Has sent his communication to the Royal Society, cautions him that there may be a wait. Offers advice and critique regarding his drawings and papers, and hopes that the Press will undertake his book.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Stebbing
undated8 7/8x7

A.L.S. 1p. July 13. Will be leaving on the 21st to spend a fortnight at the Spa Hotel. Hopes to find him at home.

General physical description: 8 7/8x7

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Stebbing
undated 

A.L.S. 4p. August 6th.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Mr. Stebbing
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. Nov. 17.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to My dear Stebbing
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. Dec. 9.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Miss Lewis
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. Feb. 18.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Beddard
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. Feb. 21.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to S. J. Hickson
undated 

A.L.S. Postal card. Feb. 28.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Kempe
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. Feb. 28.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Sir
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. March 11.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Philip Lutley Sclater
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. May 11.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Sir
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. June 11.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Mrs. Fredk. Smith
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. June 14.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Sir
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. June 17.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to My dear Beddard
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. June 25

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Professor Newton
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. July 6.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Mr. Horsburgh
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. July 7.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Beddard
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. July 19.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Beddard
undated 

A.L.S. 4p. July 23.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Beddard
undated 

A.L.S. 4p. July 23.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Beddard
undated 

A.L.S. 4p. August 22.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Beddard
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. September 26.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Sir
undated 

A.L.S. 1p. October 6.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to My dear Sir
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. October 8.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to My dear Benham
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. October 15.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to My dear Beddard
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. October 30.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Beddard
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. November 8.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Sir
undated 

A.L.S. 2p. December 23.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Beddard
undated 

A.L.S. 3p. December 24.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to My dear Ransome
undated 

Signed "Edwin Lankester". 3p. Friday.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Letter to Dear Sir
undated 

A.L.S. 4p. Saturday.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Envelope addressed to Mr. Benjamin Harrison
undated 

A.L.S. 1p.

Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929.
Autograph
undated