“a Very Agreeable & Intelligent Man”

June 9, 2014 at 4:43 am (diaries, history, people) (, , , )

To follow-up on an earlier post about Spencer, Lord Northampton – and his interest in fossils, first visited via an article published by Philip Compton in The Geoscientist.

A “Letter to the Editor” provides some further evidence, from the man Spencer met: Gideon Mantell.

Writing of a meeting with him at his museum in Lewes in 1831, Mantell describes Spencer in a journal as “a very agreeable and intelligent man”. Further evidence then tells us that when he returned he brought his sister, Lady Elizabeth Dickins!

Compton_Spencer_IllustratedLondonNews_1851I invite you to read more about Spencer, Lord Northampton, and his long-sustained friendship with Mantell and, especially, his long-sustained interest in fossils – Letters to the Editor, The Geoscientist, posted 8 May 2014

 

 

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