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£18,532
raised of £18,000 target by 638 supporters

    Weʼve raised £18,532 to Purchase a letter written by Mary Anning to William Buckland in 1829.

    Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Funded on Thursday, 3rd September 2020

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    Money raised in this campaign was used by the Jurassic Coast Trust, in partnership with Lyme Regis Museum, to bid on a hand-written letter by pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning. This exceptional letter, sent to Rev. William Buckland in 1829 regarding a box of coprolite (fossil poo) and detailing a new Plesiosaur that Mary had discovered at Lyme Regis, is a unique piece of local heritage and palaeontological history. Sadly our bid was unsuccessful and the letter sold at Sotheby’s on 4th August for £100,800.

    We are tremendously grateful to all those who donated. As the JCT cannot directly access donors' details due to Data Protection, we advise everyone who would like their donation to be reimbursed to contact JustGiving directly: help@justgiving.com

    Should any of you who contributed to this campaign wish to continue to support the Jurassic Coast Trust and Lyme Regis Museum, we have projects to which the funds raised could make a significant and timely difference.

    For example, the Jurassic Coast Collection project has a plan to identify and acquire scientifically important fossil specimens which demonstrate the outstanding universal value of the World Heritage Site, and we could use the funds raised to purchase fossils from collectors and display them in museums and visitor centres along the coast to tell the story of the 'Walk Through Time'.

    For Lyme Regis Museum, the funds raised could be used to improve their online offer telling the story of Mary Anning and encouraging young people to take an interest in science, increasing access to her marvellous and inspirational story.

    Please note, this campaign is led by Chris Reedman, the Jurassic Coast Trust's Development Officer for the Jurassic Coast Collection project. All funds raised by this campaign will initially be transferred to the JustGiving account of the Jurassic Coast Trust, Registered Charity #1101134, and not to Chris personally. Chris is in no way personally liable for these funds.

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    • Chris Reedman3 months ago
      Chris Reedman

      Chris Reedman

      3 months ago

      Hello all, please see our updated "Story" on this page for the latest information on claiming reimbursement of your donations should you wish to do so. Thank you all so much for your support!

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    • Chris Reedman3 months ago
      Chris Reedman

      Chris Reedman

      3 months ago

      For example, the Jurassic Coast Collection project has a plan to identify and acquire scientifically important fossil specimens which demonstrate the outstanding universal value of the World Heritage Site, and we could use the funds raised to purchase fossils from collectors and display them in museums and visitor centres along the coast to tell the story of the 'Walk Through Time'. An enormous thank you to all of you for supporting our campaign, we have been completely blown away!

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    • Chris Reedman3 months ago
      Chris Reedman

      Chris Reedman

      3 months ago

      Hello all, despite the incredible support we've received for our crowdfunding campaign, sadly we weren't able to procure Mary's letter, which sold at auction earlier today for over £100,000! We will of course give all of you who so generously contributed the opportunity to have your donations refunded. However, should any of you wish to continue to support the Jurassic Coast Trust and Lyme Regis Museum, we have projects to which the funds raised in the last 24 hours could make a significant and timely difference.

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    • jp davies

      jp davies

      Aug 28, 2020

      In honor of my mother n law Iris Davies who just joined the stars who loved Lyme Regis and our visit to the Lyme Regis Museum last year and love of the the coast and its curiosities

    • Pól O'Connor-Pryor

      Pól O'Connor-Pryor

      Aug 5, 2020

      I would be proud to have such a document in my private collection but it does nor belong in any private collection. It needs to be in Lyme, Mary Anning's home.

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      Aug 5, 2020

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      Aug 5, 2020

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    Chris Reedman

    Chris Reedman

    Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Hi, I'm Chris Reedman and I'm the Jurassic Coast Trust's Jurassic Coast Collection Development Officer. I'm passionate about geology and palaeontology and would dearly love to secure this critical piece of our scientific heritage for the World Heritage Site.

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