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An incredibly rare letter written by the pioneering fossil collector Mary Anning to a close friend recounting her discoveries has been unearthed.<br />
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The never-before-seen letter, that is worth £70,000, was sent by Anning to William Buckland, an geologist and palaeontologist, in 1824.<br />
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It was rediscovered by Buckland's descendants stowed away amongst papers in a drawer in the family home.