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Forchhammer, Johan Georg, 1794-1865 (Danish zoologist)



  • Existence: 26 July 1794 - 14 December 1865

Updated for

Charles Lyell Project, June 2021

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letters from Claparède, René-Édouard, to Charles Lyell, 6 October 1859

 File — Box Box 1.2: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll- 203/1/46
Scope and Contents Letter, with envelope, to Sir Charles Lyell from Rene-Edouard Claparede sending information on the nature of the research of Johan Japetus Steenstrup and Johan Georg Forchhammer relating to the former peoples of Denmark. He states that although they are interesting from an archaeolological point of view, they do not have the importance that Lyell attaches to them. The findings do not have the same import as the axes discovered in France or Devon. He then gives a precis of the research, 6...
Dates: 6 October 1859

Notebook No.53, May 1834- May 1834

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/53
Scope and Contents Red leather notebook, cover reads "Sweden, May 1834". The contents include lists of books, packing lists, geological observations with small and large sketches. p.23 - List of clothing to pack; p.105 - Strata in Taleren Notes are made in pencil with some ink edits or additions and are notes often only on one side of a page. The index is pasted to the back cover. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's...
Dates: May 1834- May 1834

Notebook No.85, 21 October 1840-8 December 1840

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/85
Scope and Contents This marbled paper and red leather notebook includes Charles Lyell's geological notes on Kinnordy and surrounding area, as well as other areas of Scotland, illustrated with a watercolor cross section on page 61. There are also 'to do' lists, notes on correspondence sent, meeting agendas and lists of persons to whom papers were sent, and notes on conversations with Agassiz. He makes more observations on glacial moraines, and lists of Faluns fossils. Notes are in pencil and ink and complete...
Dates: 21 October 1840-8 December 1840