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Saussure, Horace Benedict de, 1740-1799 (Genevan geologist, meteorologist, physicist, mountaineer)



  • Existence: 17 February 1740 - 22 January 1799

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Notebook No.4, May 1827- June 1827

Identifier: Coll-203/A1/4
Scope and Contents This notebook is a mix of geological observations, ruminations, and illustrations, Lyell also writes on law, society, and the church. A light natural leather journal, the cover reads "Index inside C" in ink. The notebook is written in pencil and ink. 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: May 1827- June 1827

Notes on Dumfriesshire and the Alps, 1802

Identifier: Coll-1373/7
Scope and Contents

Volume contains notes on the geology of Dumfriesshire, dated by Professor Sweet to 1802, and an outline of the writeup of the geology of the Alps by 'Saussures', probably Swiss colleague Horace Benedict de Saussure (1740-1799).

Dates: 1802