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Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852 (English obstetrician, geologist, paleontologist)



  • Existence: 3 February 1790 - 10 November 1852

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Letters from Mantell, Gideon Algernon to Charles Lyell, 16 December 1851

 File — Box Box 1.9: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/181
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Small sketch of musk rat tracks double sided and signed by Mantell.

Dates: 16 December 1851

Letters to Mantell, Gideon, from Charles Lyell, 9 February 1833; undated

Identifier: Coll-203/B3/10
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Two copy letters created by Katharine Lyell:

  1. Charles Lyell gives advice to Mantell on his new book- title and price.
  2. Undated letter [early] - invite to dinner at Somerset House in his own rooms "instead of drinking wine below". Lyell doesn't have much time as he is occupied with 'my last difficult chapter & 2 courses [underlined] of lectures'.
Dates: 9 February 1833; undated

Notebook No.43, August 1831- August 1831

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 2: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/43
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains Lyell's notes from London and Edinburgh, with lists including "luggage per steamboat" and packings lists, a draft of opening of a second volume, and a sketch of Edinburgh Castle hill with diagram of geological layers. Notes are written in pencil and ink, with many revisions. The front cover reads "August 1831, London, Edin[burgh]." The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from...
Dates: August 1831- August 1831

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.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

Notebook No.86, 8 December 1840-4 February 1841

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/86
Scope and Contents This dark leather notebook contains Charles Lyell's notes in ink, occasional pencil, mostly relates to notes on Touraine shells and notes by Mr Bunbury. Short index written in the back of the notebook, along with a list of Touraine shells - and there are links between this list and correspondence with Colonel E.R. Wood. Covers are blank. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the...
Dates: 8 December 1840-4 February 1841

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

Personal papers, c. 1810 - c. 1875

 Series — Box Lyell Temp Box 3.7: Series Coll-203/B7; Series Coll-203/B6; Series Coll-203/B8; Series Coll-203/B5
Identifier: Coll-203/B8
Scope and Contents Some of the items within this series were filed within a false series, created at Kinnordy by the Lyell family, or a previous researcher and labelled - 'Autobiographical - file of papers of biographical interest'. Letters from this series were incorporated into the correspondence series as appropriate. Personal papers in the correspondence have been added to this series. Includes correspondence relating to Lyell's marriage, educational honours awarded, knighthood, letters on condolence on...
Dates: c. 1810 - c. 1875