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


Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence - Letters from Sir Charles Lyell , 1829-1874

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-203/B3
Scope and Contents A series of letters sent by Charles Lyell, to others. Some of these correspondents also appear in the two A-Z series. It is not clear why these letters have been separated from earlier series of records, however they may have been gathered together by Katharine Lyell in her editorial of 'Life, Letters and Journals', with some marked 'not copied', published or unpublished. Agassiz Memorial Fund ...
Dates: 1829-1874

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

Letter to Agassiz Memorial Fund, from Charles Lyell. , 8 April 1874

Identifier: Coll-203/B3/1
Scope and Contents

Lyell's receipt on making a contribution to the Memorial Fund. Signed Sebastian Schlering, Treasurer.

Dates: 8 April 1874

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

 File — Box Box 1.1: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
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 Nummulites 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...
Dates: 1 December 1869 - 17 April 1874

Letters from Agassiz, Louis, to Charles Lyell, 9 March 1855

 File — Box Box 3.1: Series Coll-203/B1
Identifier: Coll-203/B1/2
Scope and Contents

1) On Prof. Agassiz filling the Natural History Chair at the University of Edinburgh; 2) Synopsis of various lectures given by the author

Dates: 9 March 1855

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

 Item — Volume MS 2917.2: Series Coll-43/1
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...
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: Series Coll-203/A1
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...
Dates: 27 August 1832-9 September 1832

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

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
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...
Dates: 30 July 1840-12 October 1840

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

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Archival Object 12
Collection 1
Angus (Scotland) 2
Lyell, Sir Charles, 1797-1875 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist) -- correspondence from 2
Lyell, Sir Charles, 1797-1875 (1st Baronet | Scottish geologist) -- correspondence to 2
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.) 1
Appomattox River (Va.) 1