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Lyell, Mary, Lady (nee Horner)



  • Existence: 1808-1873

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Ephemera relating to American Tour, 1840s

 Series — Box: Lyell Temp Box 3.14
Identifier: Coll-203/B17
Scope and Contents Card of Columbia College 1853;
Certificates from Niagara Falls recording the passing behind the falls to Termination Rock 7th June 1842. One issued for Charles Lyell and one for Mary Lyell, signed Isaiah Starkey;
Handwritten itinerary of US Tours 1845, 1845 - 1846;
Chronological time line of his life from 1804 [blank] to 1875.
Dates: 1840s

Grande Canaria, 1855

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 185-196
Scope and Contents Handwritten article on the geology of Grande [sic Gran] Canaria and the way in which the rocks were formed. Seeming to be a summary of Lyell's observations while on the island, 1855 - it is not in his handwriting, and is perhaps written by Mary Lyell, or Georg Hartung.
Dates: 1855

Index - Madeira, 5 November 1856 - 1857

Identifier: Coll-203/A4/1
Scope and Contents No actual index. Appears to contain multiple indexes to: - Lyell's published works on Madeira and Canary Islands - the 2nd Edition from page 80, and to older or first editions from page 86. p. 1-54 Questions on other's papers on Madeira, how to publish the Canary Islands paper - perhaps part written in German with Hartung. Page by page review of Madeira text with Lyell's own observational drawings, then Memoranda to action for the paper. p. 55 - 70 Manual of...
Dates: 5 November 1856 - 1857

Letter to Lady Mary Lyell from Joseph Clark, 7 April 1863

Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 554-555
Scope and Contents Letter to Lady Mary Lyell from J. Clark expressing his surprise and pain at a libelous attack made upon Sir Charles Lyell at the Athenaeum, 7 April 1863.
Dates: 7 April 1863

Letter to Mary [Lyell] from [Charles James Bunbury], c 1850

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 42-44
Scope and Contents Letter to Mary [Lyell] from [Charles James Bunbury] giving barometrical observations in feet which were taken on the Island of Gran Canaria. Bunbury states that he has passed these measurements to Dr Hooker in order that he might verify them, 1850s.
Dates: c 1850

Madeira and Canaries Notebook, 2 August 1858 - 16 May 1859

Identifier: Coll-203/A4/2
Scope and Contents Notebook of observations, and copy letters made whilst travelling in Madeira and the Canary Islands. Blank from page 89 onwards. No index. p. 1 Begins Swingenberg with Hartung but quickly moves to discussion of Azores. p. 4 Scrope's Volcanoes p. 8 Erratics p. 11 Double page drawing showing layout of islands and heights - Vidal 1843-4 p. 12 Trap, Trachiidolerith[?], Trachbyte p. 14 Graystoun, Pico, Flores p. 22 Fayal valley p. 23 Funchal p....
Dates: 2 August 1858 - 16 May 1859

Madeira and Canary Notebooks , 1856-1859

Identifier: Coll-203/A4
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:
  1. 10 boxes of correspondence
  2. 2 boxes of miscellaneous papers and lecture notes
  3. 24 boxes of offprints of papers
  4. 294 notebooks
Dates: 1856-1859

Manuscript Papers relating to Published Works, c. 1840 - c. 1855

 Series — Box: Lyell Temp Box 3.14
Identifier: Coll-203/B18
Scope and Contents Contains extensive autograph manuscript drafts of texts, with cancels, revisions and additions, with illustrative plates and maps: 1. 'On the Geology of some parts of Madeira' by Sir Charles Lyell. Notes on text about Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Index to Notebook 195. 2. Original packaging 'Original Geological MS Notes of Sir Charles Lyell (Lady Lyell preserved these - as she was asked at times for autographs, and as time advances, they may be still more valuable)'. Portion of the...
Dates: c. 1840 - c. 1855

MS Notes I - Scientific Journal No. I, 20 November 1855 - 29 April 1856

Identifier: Coll-203/A3/1
Scope and Contents Scientific journal of Sir Charles Lyell, covers subjects such as creation of species - and thoughts on the evolution of man. Lyell refers to others such as Darwin, Hooker, Wollaston and topics such as the glacial epoch, rudimentary organs, volcanoes, Madeira, molluscs, fossil faunas, Australian fauna, Niagara, coal and New Zealand. Lyell provides his own index. Some writing is by Mary Lyell.
Dates: 20 November 1855 - 29 April 1856

Notebook No.49, June 1833- June 1833

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/49
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains pencil and ink descriptions, sketches, daily log journals of field trips in France and Germany. An entry on "lessons from Deshayes on shells" is identified as Mary Lyell's handwriting. Lyell's Own Index p. 1, Deshayes, lessons in Conchology p. 22, Clermont to Verdun, section p. 24,32,34, St. Michiel, drawings p. 46, Ruvois, oolite p. 46, Oolite escarpm[ent] Verdun p. 48, [Oolite]...
Dates: June 1833- June 1833