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Scrope, George Julius Poulett, 1797-1876 (geologist and political economist)



  • Existence: 10 March 1797 - 19 January 1876

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Archibald Geikie, correpondence

Identifier: Coll-1815/2
Scope and Contents Letters to Sir Archibald Geike from: Hicks, Henry (25 Oct. 1887); Hooker, Joseph Dalton (Sir) (May 1890); Horne, John (5 Jun. 1898); Huxley, Thomas Henry (17 May 1862); Kidston, Robert (3 Aug. 1883); Lapworth, Charles (Sir) (16 Nov. 1898); Lyell, Charles (Sir) (31 Mar. 1860); Marcou, Jules (5 Jan. 1871); Marcon, Jules (30 Apr. 1878); Milne, John (15 Aug. 1895); Peach, Benjamin Neve (19 Oct. 1898); Prestwich, Joseph (Sir) (15 May 1892?); Scrope, G. Poulett (1866?); Sorby, Henry...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1840s-1940s

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from George Scrope, 29 July 1858

Identifier: Coll-203/4/24
Scope and Contents

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from George Scrope concerning a paper dealing with the Upheaval Theory which Lyell had submitted for publication in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions. Scrope is pleased with the paper which contains a challenge to the theory which he describes as an "intolerable absurdity". He discusses Homboldts Cosmos which he gave little credence to and goes on to discuss lava flows in Vesuvius, Madeira and Tenerife and the formation of pumice, 29 July 1858.

Dates: 29 July 1858

Letters from Scrope, George Julius Poulett to Charles Lyell, 27 April 1863

 File — Box Box 1.12: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/238
Scope and Contents

On Falconer and Prestwich attack on Lyell in 1863, and regarding the Abbeville findings. Scrope congratulates Lyell on a strong defence to their accusations.

Dates: 27 April 1863

Notebook No.1, March 1825- April 1825

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 1: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/1
Scope and Contents Notebook contains entries starting from both ends - one end begins with a comprehensive list 'No.1 Mem for Tours' and lists all the kit Lyell wanted to pack and take with him. Then notes on different measures - miles and temperatures - metals, chemicals, gravity, crystals. Lists of questions and tasks whilst in London - including British Museum, Sedgewick, and others. Turning the notebook round, the contents are a set of references and questions, with index notes. Geology Lecture notes of...
Dates: March 1825- April 1825

Notebook No.31, January 1830- January 1830

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 2: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/31
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains diverse notes on geology and social issues, as well as material gathered for publication in 'The Principles of Geology' on submarine currents. There is no inscription on the cover. The front page is missing, and there is what seems to be a child's drawing of an insect on p. 61. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the...
Dates: January 1830- January 1830

Notebook No.54, June 1834- June 1834

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/54
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains Lyell's notes from Sweden, in ink and pencil. The notebook contains sketches, a significant number of blank pages. The front cover is titled "Sweden June 1834". 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 Transkribus. When known, Lyell's abbreviations and...
Dates: June 1834- June 1834

Notebook No.110, 25 June 1843 - 7 July 1843

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/110
Scope and Contents This notebook contains a record of Charles Lyell's travels through France (continued from previous notebooks, Number 108, 109 and concluded in following notebook, Number 111), including Tartaret volcano and Lake Chambon, a volcanic dam lake created by its eruption, in Puy-de-Dôme. It is dated June 25 to July 7, 1843. Notes are written in pencil and ink and are primarily field notes and observations with numerous sketches. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 113-116 plus...
Dates: 25 June 1843 - 7 July 1843

Notebook No.239, 29 July 1859-11 August 1859

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 8: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/239
Scope and Contents This red leather bound notebook contains Charles Lyell's notes from his travels through France - Amiens - Paris - Le Puy. Notes are in pencil and ink and are primarily daily journal entries. The index is located at the back of the notebook. Lyell's own index July 1859 Index - Amiens & Paris p. 6 and 7 Amiens - levels obtained by Prestwich of heights at Abbeville p. 8. Lartet's address. p. 10. M....
Dates: 29 July 1859-11 August 1859

Notebook No.240, 11 August 1859-13 September 1859

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 8: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/240
Scope and Contents This green leather bound notebook documents Lyell's travel in Le Puy - Paris - London - Scotland. Page p.69 includes an original black and white photograph of a fossil man, discovered in le Puy, and which Lyell was involved in its verification. The photograph is thought to be the earliest photograph taken of this specimen. Lyell's Own Index Le Puy- Aug[ust] 11 1859 Index Aug[ust] 11 p. 7 Le Puy. Lava of so called Rome...
Dates: 11 August 1859-13 September 1859

Unidentified letters

Identifier: Coll-203/B2/3
Scope and Contents A mixture of loose envelopes [possibly strays from the larger collection?] letters [some now identifiable - some illegible] including severval addressed to Charles Lyell, to Mary Lyell, to Katharine Lyell and other family. Alongside, there is empty packaging, noting 'all interesting but not worth copying' indicating they were compiled by Katharine Lyell, from the family archives. Include:Envelope, addressed to Sir Charles Lyell Bart, 73 Harley Street, London, postmark Tewkesbury...
Dates: 1820-1874