Bunbury, Sir Charles James Fox, 1809-1886 (8th Baronet of Barton Hall, Sussex (England) | English naturalist)
- Existence: 4 February 1809- 18 June 1886
Charles Lyell Project 2020
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence of Sir Charles Lyell, A-B, 1829-1903
Sub-Series — Box: Lyell Temp Box 1.1 (Formerly Gen 108)
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 1-494
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Sir Charles Lyell, A-B consists of:
- letters from colleagues and acquaintances from around the world including fellow scientists such as George Biddell Airy, Etienne Jules Adolph Desmier de St-Simon, James Scott Bowerbank and Charles James Fox Bunbury.
Letter to Dr [Joseph Dalton] Hooker from Charles James Bunbury, 11 November 1854
Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 33-35
Scope and Contents Summary is noted by Lyell as 'Barometrial measurement of Heights'. Letter to Dr [Joseph Dalton] Hooker from Charles James Bunbury full of social chat, he mentions that "Mr Bunbury" [Henry Edward Bunbury, his father] gave a lecture to the Bury Atheneum on his recent trip to Madeira and Tenerife. He includes notes entitled " The Neutral Point of Sir C Lyell's Barometer", 11 November 1854.
Dates: 11 November 1854
Letter to Mary [Lyell] from [Charles James Bunbury], c 1850
Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 42-44
Scope and Contents Letter to Mary [Lyell] from [Charles James Bunbury] giving barometrical observations in feet which were taken on the Island of Gran Canaria. Bunbury states that he has passed these measurements to Dr Hooker in order that he might verify them, 1850s.
Dates: c 1850
Letters from Brown, R to Lyell, Charles, 24 December 1844 - 14 June 1855
Scope and Contents Letters were written by Captain Richard Brown whilst at Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Summarised by Lyell as: 1) Cape Breton Coal beds with roots of Stigmaria. Brown apologises for delay in response, but he has been busy and often away from home. Talks of survey work at Cape Dauphin - and his study on coal fields, conglomerate and gypsum. He has sent coal plants and fossils found there, and which he has written about, to Charles Bunbury. "the only leisure time I have is in...
Dates: 24 December 1844 - 14 June 1855
Letters from Bunbury, Charles to Lyell, Charles, 1 January 1856 - 25 August 1874
Scope and Contents Four letters containing information involving geological works as well as sharing personal information about Bunbury and Lyell's lives. 1) Bunbury mentions that he received broken specimens that revealed and helped him to analyse the inner texture of the specimen carefully. He also mentions of Mary's recovery from ill health. 2) Refers to geologist William Hooker as well as Leyden. Discusses Lyell's "Principles"- pg. 327, 10th edition. He suggests Lyell to write another...
Dates: 1 January 1856 - 25 August 1874
Notebook No.86, 8 December 1840-4 February 1841
Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Scope and Contents This dark leather notebook contains Charles Lyell's notes in ink, occasional pencil, mostly relates to notes on Touraine shells and notes by Mr Bunbury. Short index written in the back of the notebook, along with a list of Touraine shells. Covers are blank. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform...
Dates: 8 December 1840-4 February 1841
Notebook No.117, 1 August 1844-18 September 1844
Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 5
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from 1 August to 18 September 1844 while in London. It then continues through 26 September to 2 October in York. He visits T.S. Spedding at Mirehouse on Bassenthwaite. The final section of the notebook, through 21 October, pertains to Lyell and Michael Faraday’s participation in an inquiry of the 1844 Haswell coal mine explosion that killed 95 people. Notes are in a mixture of pencil and ink. The notebook index is located in the back of the notebook...
Dates: 1 August 1844-18 September 1844
Notebook No.120, 2 September 1845-14 September 1845
Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 5
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from Sept 2nd to 14th, 1845 and is noted at the front as being written while in London and aboard the Steamship Britannia. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 109-113 and two unnumbered pages. Notes are in pencil and ink. The Steamship Brittannia refers to the Cunard Line's RMS Britannia, which began her first regular passenger and cargo service in 1840, sailing from Liverpool to Boston. ...
Dates: 2 September 1845-14 September 1845