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Lyell, Sir Charles
A GROUP OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS OF THE LYELL FAMILY INCLUDING;
i) W & S Jones Portable Compound Microscope (c.1800-1860, almost certainly used by Lyell), signed “W&S Jones 30 Holborn London”, lacquered brass instruments, screw mount to case, which serves as base, further brass instruments, housed in fitted red morocco case, plush purple velvet lining; ii) Baker Monocular Compound Standing Microscope, signed “Baker London”, lens signed “Powell & Lealand”, lacquered brass instrument, housed in earlier wooden case; iii) Baker Surveyor's Level, signed “Baker, 244 High Holborn, London”, oxidised-brass with lacquered fittings, bubble levels, compass, levelling screws and base plate for tripod attachment, contained in fitted box; iv) Pocket case with 4 (of 6) mathematical drawing instruments, and wooden ruler, black shagreen; v) P. and J. Dolland fitted wooden microscope box with various instruments, 15 brass pieces (lenses, slider, pliers, slider wires, attachments), 3 glass lenses, and 12 ivory sample slides containing material, key to box, printed 'Directions for using the Microscopic Apparatus', manuscript listing of material in sample slides, lacking microscope; vi) Wooden microscope slides sample box, 12 layers each with 6 fittings for slides, containing 36 slides with samples, labelled and often numbered; vii) 1 additional set of printed 'Directions for using the Micrometer Glasses applied to this Microscope...' viii) sample of Agathis Australis 
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