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Darwin, Charles Robert, 1809-1882 (Naturalist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1809 - 1882

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Notebook No.119, 4 May 1845- August 1845

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/119
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from May 4th to August 1845 while in London and at Kinnordy in Scotland. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 113-117. Notes are in pencil and ink. Content warning: Lyell uses his Scientific Notebooks to gather evidence, based on both his own observation, by reviewing other people's works, by correspondence, asking questions and analyses. The language used in this index is...
Dates: 4 May 1845- August 1845

Notebook No.125, 4 November 1845 - 3 December 1845

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/125
Scope and Contents This notebook contains a record of the Lyell’s stay in Boston from 4th November to 3rd December 1845. The notes are comprised of discussions about politics and religion, supplemented by commentary about social life, in New England and the United States more broadly, plus field notes and observations about geology and natural history, encompassing descriptions and sketches of regions in anticipation of future field excursions (the Claiborne Formation). Charles visits notable sites in Boston...
Dates: 4 November 1845 - 3 December 1845

Notebook No.128, 25 December 1845 - 2 January 1846

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/128
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from December 25 1845 to January 2nd 1846 while traveling through Charleston (South Carolina), Savannah (Georgia), and Darien (Georgia). The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 115 and nine unumbered pages. Notes are in pencil and ink and include field sketches. An X is used to mark a pencil cross made at certain entries. A date written in the left margin has been inserted at the beginning of the appropriate...
Dates: 25 December 1845 - 2 January 1846

Notebook No.129, 3 January 1846 - 10 January 1846

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/129
Scope and Contents Notebook No. 129 was kept by Lyell during his trip to America in 1845-6, mostly written in pencil, after his lecture tour, with visits to Hopeton Plantation, St. Simon's Island, and Georgia. It contains his observations while he visited several plantations worked by enslaved people extracted from undocumented regions of Africa, and bought at auction. Mr. and Mrs. Lyell stayed with James Hamilton Couper at Hopeton plantation for two weeks in January 1846. Couper was a member of the British...
Dates: 3 January 1846 - 10 January 1846

Notebook No.130, 10 January 1846 - 20 January 1846

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/130
Scope and Contents This red notebook contains a record of Charles Lyell’s visit to the United States of America (started in Notebook 121) recording his time spent around Georgia (Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha, Macon, Milledgeville, Savannah, Parramore Hill, Scottsboro, Gordon, and Upatoi creek) with detailed visits to Macon and the surrounding areas. It covers many diverse discussions covering topics of the everyday lives of slaves, slavery, abolition, religion, war, floral and faunal specimens, and geological...
Dates: 10 January 1846 - 20 January 1846

Notebook No.155, January 1848- May 1848

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 6: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/155
Scope and Contents This black notebook contains a record of Charles Lyell’s discussions, ideas, and recordings when in London, starting in January 1848 and including some focus on ’Americana’ before his second travels in American was published in 1849. The first pages (and from p 78] are notes on pages and references relating to the other American notebooks - which could be publishing related or organisational. It covers conversations, queries, and discussions he started in America including geological,...
Dates: January 1848- May 1848

Notebook No.241, 14 September 1859-21 October 1859

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 8: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/241
Scope and Contents This green leather bound Notebook records Lyell's travels in Aberdeenshire then on down the East coast to Scarborough, Filey, Cromer and Diss. Page 71 onwards are Lyell's notes on Darwin's 'Creation of Species' with further discussion thereafter. There is a black and white photograph of Roydon Oolite on page 171. Page 74 references a specimen Cephalaspis lyelli Agassiz at GLammis, now held by the Cockburn Museum. Lyell's Own Index...
Dates: 14 September 1859-21 October 1859

Notebook No.244, 23 July 1860-1 November 1860

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/244
Scope and Contents Teal coloured leather Notebook documents Lyell’s travels from Liege to Bonn, Weimar to London. During this time, he is preparing the manuscript for his ‘The Antiquity of Man’. The research in this Notebook significantly changes his plans for the manuscript. The importance of this Notebook is highlighted by Claudine Cohen in the article ‘Charles Lyell and the evidences of the Antiquity of Man’ published 1998. Transcription note The following...
Dates: 23 July 1860-1 November 1860

Notebook No.254, August 1868-1 March 1869

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/254
Scope and Contents This dark red Notebook starts in London with Mary and Leonard Lyell, and documents travels in Pembrokeshire, Wales, with an index created by Arabella Buckley. Lyell studies submerged forests, beaches, caves and iron works making notes and sketches, and referencing experts as well as local guides. Several meetings 'with Darwin'. Final pages relate to Grindle Pit, Bury St Edmunds, with sections written by Buckley that appear to be dictated by Lyell. ...
Dates: August 1868-1 March 1869

Notebook No.255, 18 March 1869-28 April 1869

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/255
Scope and Contents This dark red Notebook is annotated with Lyell's name, address at 73 Harley Street, London. The Notebook documents work based along the coast of Norfolk, as Lyell travels with Mary [presumed as she is not mentioned], Buckley and his nephew Leonard Lyell - who is credited with observations and finds. From Norfolk, they head to Hull and Withernsea. In this Notebook, not every page is numbered. This Notebook contains sections where Buckley describes their field work, recording observations like...
Dates: 18 March 1869-28 April 1869

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Type
Archival Object 49
Collection 4
Digital Record 1
 
Subject
Geology 5
Etna, Mount (Italy) 4
Lyell, Sir Charles, 1797-1875 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist) -- correspondence to 4
Biography 3
Geology, Stratigraphic Eocene 3
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Geology, Stratigraphic Miocene 3
Geology, Stratigraphic Tertiary 3
Martha's Vineyard (Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 3
Miocene Epoch 3
Professional Interaction 3
Slavery--United States 3
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 2
Angus (Scotland) 2
Anthracite coal 2
Bones 2
Boston (Massachusetts, United States) 2
Canada -- Nova Scotia 2
Clay 2
Cromer (England) 2
Falkland Islands 2
Falun (Sweden) 2
Geology, Stratigraphic Cambrian 2
Geology, Stratigraphic Cretaeceous 2
Georgia (United States) 2
Lyell, Sir Charles, 1797-1875 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist) -- correspondence from 2
Norfolk (England) 2
North Carolina United States of America 2
Norwich (England) 2
Oolite 2
Raised Beaches 2
Scholarly Publishing 2
Sea Monsters 2
Shells 2
Slavery 2
Social Interaction 2
South Carolina United States of America 2
Theory of Evolution 2
Alabama (United States) 1
Aldborough (North Yorkshire, England) 1
America 1
American Alligator 1
Ammonites (Mollusks) 1
Antiquities 1
Appalachian Mountains 1
Artesian wells 1
Athenæum Club (London, England) 1
Australia -- Queensland 1
Authors 1
Autobiographies 1
Auvergne (France) 1
Bahía Blanca (Argentina) 1
Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1
Baptists 1
Barry Island (Barry, Wales) 1
Blackdown Hills (England) 1
Bonn (Germany) 1
Book Reviews 1
Borrowing and Lending 1
Cachalot 1
Canada -- Nova Scotia -- Cape Breton Island 1
Canada -- Ontario -- Niagara 1
Ceratodus 1
Chalk 1
Classical Civilisation 1
Climate 1
Climate change 1
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
Coal 1
Cologne (Germany) 1
Commonplace-books 1
Correspondence 1
Crassatella 1
Craters, Volcanic 1
Dance 1
Darwinism 1
Demerara 1
Denmark -- Copenhagen 1
Deposition and Sedimentation 1
Devon, England 1
Drumkilbo (Perthshire, Scotland) 1
Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland 1
Earth 1
Earth, Origin 1
Earthquakes 1
Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes 1
Echinus -- Sea Urchin 1
Elephant bones 1
Elgin, Moray, Scotland 1
England 1
England -- Newcastle Upon Tyne 1
England -- Norfolk -- Diss 1
England -- Scarborough 1
England -- Suffolk 1
England -- York 1
Erosion 1
Extinction (Biology) 1
Falmouth (Cornwall) 1
Family 1
Family papers 1
Fife Scotland 1
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