Skip to main content

Keilhau, Baltazar Mathias, 1797-1858 (Norwegian geologist)



  • Existence: 2 November 1797 - 1 January 1858

Created for

Charles Lyell Project, April 2021

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letters from Keilhau, Baltazar Mathias to Charles Lyell, 31 August 1837

 File — Box Box 1.8: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/152
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series of correspondence is arranged alphabetically, A-Z, including one ‘Miscellaneous’ section within the 'M' series. Each correspondent has been assigned a file number – there may be several folders within that file, evidencing the longevity and depth of the relationship between Lyell and the correspondent - for example his brother in law Charles Bunbury.Lyell himself, Mary or Arabella Buckley have mostly recorded a summary of the contents of the correspondence, either on the...
Dates: 31 August 1837

Notebook No.66, July 1837- July 1837

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/66
Scope and Contents This green leather notebook contains Lyell's notes from his trip to Norway in July 1837. Notes are primarily in pencil with ink amendments and sketches in margins. Reference to Keilhau is likely Baltazar Mathias Keilhau, the father of modern geology in Norway. A list of "shells received" on p. 66. Front cover reads "C. Norway July 1837 - Index p. 147"; the back cover is blank. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied...
Dates: July 1837- July 1837

Notebook No.68, August 1837- September 1837

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/68
Scope and Contents This black and red marbled paper covered notebook contains Lyell's notes from Copenhagen to Paris, focusing on scholarship of shells from notable colleagues. The index is located in the last pages of the notebook, p. 119-121, and the address index is written in the inside cover. The front cover plate reads "No. 68, E, Charles Lyell, Aug[ust]-Sept[ember] 1837, Copenhagen to Paris, Index p. 119". The following table of contents is Lyell's...
Dates: August 1837- September 1837

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