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Agassiz, Jean Louis, 1807-1873 (Swiss-American naturalist and professor of natural history)


Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence of Alexander E.R. Aggasiz

Identifier: Coll-96
Scope and Contents The correspondence of Alexander E. R. Agassiz is mainly about coral reefs. There are letters to Sir Charles Wyville Thomson and to Sir John Murray (1841-1914). There is also material on Agassiz's life and scientific work.
Dates: circa 1867-1910

Letters from Agassiz, Alexander to Lyell, Charles, 1 December 1869 - 17 April 1874

Identifier: Coll-203/1/4
Scope and Contents Letters from Agassiz on Temnechinus [Sea Urchin] of Crag, dredged off of Florida, and Salensia of Chalk. Makes reference to D'Archiac's research on Nummelites of India and similarities with Florida. Dredge depths given. Letters also on Glacial of America. On the death of his father, he writes to ask Lyell for any correspondence between him and his father, or reviews or publications, as he and his mother are compiling his father's biography. Final letter thanks Lyell for his contribution (Lyell...
Dates: 1 December 1869 - 17 April 1874

Minute Book No II, 27 August 1840 - 04 June 1842

 Item — Volume: MS 2917.2
Identifier: Coll-43/1/2
Scope and Contents Notebook containing minutes of meetings. These include: details of membership including those which attended each meeting and the financial affairs of the Society. Annual reports for 1840 and 1841 are included and summarise the society's activities and finances for the year. Lists of names and addresses of all members are included. Geological questions discussed and conclusions reached are minuted. 4 meetings were spent discussing "Is the glacier theory of Agassiz applicable to the...
Dates: 27 August 1840 - 04 June 1842

Newspaper cutting from the Scotsman, Verus et Utilis, The British Scientific Association, 8 October 1834

Identifier: Coll-203/3/13
Scope and Contents Printed article regarding the proceedings of a meeting of the British Scientific Association mentioning a visit by Sir Charles Lyell to Sweden, the publication of a geological map of Scotland, freshwater limestone and Kirkton Quarry, 8 October 1834.
Dates: 8 October 1834

Notebook No.47, 27 August 1832-9 September 1832

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/47
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook, contains Lyell's lists of questions and queries, mostly on French geological phenomena. The cover reads August 1832, index pasted to the back cover. 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 Transkribus. When known, Lyell's abbreviations and contractions have been expanded...
Dates: 27 August 1832-9 September 1832

Notebook No.83, 30 July 1840-12 October 1840

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/83
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains notes on France, London, and Kinnordy, predominantly pencil in first part, containing field notes and multiple sketches of geological formations. Notes include significant list of Norwich Crag fossils sent to Dr Fleming, some drawings with use of colour evident; notes on glacial moraines observed in Angus with Dr. Buckland. Index on p. 113-116, both covers are blank. The following table of contents is Lyell's...
Dates: 30 July 1840-12 October 1840

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

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
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 index...
Dates: 21 October 1840-8 December 1840

Notebook No.117, 1 August 1844-18 September 1844

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 5
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/117
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from 1 August to 18 September 1844 while in London. It then continues through 26 September to 2 October in York. He visits T.S. Spedding at Mirehouse on Bassenthwaite. The final section of the notebook, through 21 October, pertains to Lyell and Michael Faraday’s participation in an inquiry of the 1844 Haswell coal mine explosion that killed 95 people. Notes are in a mixture of pencil and ink. The notebook index is located in the back of the notebook...
Dates: 1 August 1844-18 September 1844

Notebook No.127, 13 December 1845 - 23 December 1845

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 5
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/127
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from December 13, 1845 to December 24th, 1845 while traveling through Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, Wilmington, North Carolina, and en route to Charleston, South Carolina. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 115 and seven 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...
Dates: 13 December 1845 - 23 December 1845

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