Skip to main content

Schmerling, Philippe-Charles, 1791-1836 (Dutch prehistorian, geologist)



  • Existence: 2 March 1791 - 7 November 1836

Created for

Charles Lyell Project, May 2021

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Letters from Spring, Dr to Charles Lyell, 11 November 1860

 File — Box Box 1.12: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/252
Scope and Contents

Summarised as 'on Dr Schmerling's skull of Engis No. 2'. Lyell refers to Spring's work in his Antquity.

Dates: 11 November 1860

Notebook No.51, August 1833- September 1833

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 2: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/51
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains geological descriptions, identifications, daily logs, and sketches from field trips in Prussia and Bavaria. Notes are made primarily in pencil. The cover reads August 1833, and the Index is 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...
Dates: August 1833- September 1833

Notebook No.245, 6 November 1860- March 1861

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/245
Scope and Contents Teal coloured leather Notebook, the index appears at the back of the book. On this occasion, Lyell creates the index chronologically, with the dates noted first, then page numbers and subjects. The notebook starts with Lyell in London. He creates a table for calculating the rate of rising of land. He is preparing to travel to Paris – listing maps and books to take, Notebooks which document earlier visits to Amiens, Abbeville, articles to read etc. Page 44 notes the weights of both Charles...
Dates: 6 November 1860- March 1861