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Prestwich, Sir Joseph, 1812-1896 (British geologist and businessman, Fellow of the Royal Society)


Found in 13 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

Correspondence: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler, 1845-1901

Identifier: Coll-74/12/18
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler sub-series consists of:

  1. 40 letters, alphabetically arranged (1845-1901)
Dates: 1845-1901

Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie N-Z, late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-74/16
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie N-Z series consists of:

  1. letters alphabetically arranged by sender, including those from Sir Joseph Prestwich, Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay and the Royal Society
  2. lectures by James Geikie
  3. postcards
  4. obituaries
Dates: late 19th century

Letters from Boucher des Perthes to Charles Lyell, 16th March 1860- 23rd April 1860

 File — Box Box 1.1: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/27
Scope and Contents

Summarised by Lyell
1) Boucher de Perthes sending shells for
2) "Bivalve of Menchecourt"
3) "Boucher de Perthes shells of Menchecourt by

Dates: 16th March 1860- 23rd April 1860

Letters from Lyell, Charles to Prestwich, Sir Joseph, 17 March 1861

 File — Box Unknown: Series Coll-203/1B
Identifier: Coll-203/1B/25
Scope and Contents

Copy letter, written by Lyell, and heavily amended, summarised as 'On mention of him [Prestwich] in (Antiquity?)'

Dates: 17 March 1861

Letters from Prestwich, Sir Joseph to Charles Lyell, 1 August 1849 - 17 May 1873

 File — Box Box 1.11: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/215
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series of correspondence is arranged alphabetically, A-Z, including one ‘Miscellaneous’ section within the 'M' series. Each correspondent has been assigned a file number – there may be several folders within that file, evidencing the longevity and depth of the relationship between Lyell and the correspondent - for example his brother in law Charles Bunbury. Lyell himself, Mary or Arabella Buckley have mostly recorded a summary of the contents of the correspondence, either on the...
Dates: 1 August 1849 - 17 May 1873

Notebook No.74, March 1839 - May 1839

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/74
Scope and Contents This red leather notebook focusses on Charles Lyell's study of Norwich shells and crags, with George Sowerby and others. Other than a tour of Cambridge, he seems to be based in London in this notebook. He lists specimens and queries for colleagues including other collectors, such as Captain Alexander, and Mrs. Powers [Madame Jeannette Power, who is noted in the Magazine of Natural history 1839 as having formed a collection of Argonauta in 1838, and publishes in 1839]. From p. 19 and p. 46,...
Dates: March 1839 - May 1839

Notebook No.150, February 1847 - March 1847

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 6: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/150
Scope and Contents This black leather notebook was written whilst Lyell was in London, at 11 Harley Street and starts with memoranda, then a list of 'scientific visitors'. Written in London in the years between his travels in America, this notebook considers giraffe and bony fossil fish, but in particular focuses on the work of William, Ellery Channing (April 7, 1780 – October 2, 1842), Unitarian preacher, and on race, slavery and religion. Content warning:...
Dates: February 1847 - March 1847

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.245, 6 November 1860- March 1861

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/245
Scope and Contents Teal coloured leather Notebook, the index appears at the back of the book. On this occasion, Lyell creates the index chronologically, with the dates noted first, then page numbers and subjects. The notebook starts with Lyell in London. He creates a table for calculating the rate of rising of land. He is preparing to travel to Paris – listing maps and books to take, Notebooks which document earlier visits to Amiens, Abbeville, articles to read etc. Page 44 notes the weights of both Charles...
Dates: 6 November 1860- March 1861