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Prestwich, Sir Joseph, 1812-1896 (Fellow of the Royal Society | Geologist)



  • Existence: 12 March 1812 – 23 June 1896

Found in 12 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

Correspondence of Sir Charles Lyell, Pe-Sh, 1832-1873

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 4639-5247
Scope and Contents Correspondence of Sir Charles Lyell, Pe-Sh consists of:
  1. letters from colleagues and acquaintances from around the world including fellow scientists such as William Pengelly, Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay, Sir John Richardson, A.H. Rhind, and Sir Joseph Prestwich (1832-1873).
Dates: 1832-1873

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Benjamin Carpenter, 18 April 1863

Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 497-498
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Benjamin Carpenter, with envelope, accompanying the return of a signed book which had been sent in error. Discusses a public letter by Falconer accusing Lyell of plagiarism in his conclusions to the [book]. Refers to an item in the Athenaeum concerning the Abbeville jaw. 18 April 1863.
Dates: 18 April 1863

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

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 Meuchecourt by
Dates: 16 March 1860- 23 April 1860

Notebook No.150, February 1847- March 1847

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 6
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. Lyell's own index ...
Dates: February 1847- March 1847

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

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 8
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. Garnier...
Dates: 29 July 1859-11 August 1859

Notebook No.245, 6 November 1860- March 1861

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 9
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 and...
Dates: 6 November 1860- March 1861

Notebook No.248, 30 March 1863-29 July 1863

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 9
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/248
Scope and Contents This dark green Notebook documents Lyell's work whilst in London, and on location in Suffolk and Kent, Lyell is considering the antiquity of man, flints, hatchets and heights and depths of sea levels. The two previous notebooks 246 and 247 - have no indexes. This notebook is the first one featuring Lyell's Secretary, Arabella Buckley. Born in 1840, Buckley started to work as secretary to Lyell at the age of 24, and remained with him until his death in 1875. The index starts in...
Dates: 30 March 1863-29 July 1863