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Konig, Charles, 1774-1851 (German naturalist | Keeper of the department of Natural History in the British Museum 1813-1851)



  • Existence: 1774 - 6 September 1851

Created for

Charles Lyell Project - May 2021

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Notebook No.61, September 1835- January 1836

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/61
Scope and Contents This black leather notebook contains notes from Lyell's trip to Denmark, and from meeting with Dr. Heinrich Beck. There are also notes on scholarship and news from other notable natural history correspondents. Notes are in a mixture of pencil and ink, there are some sketches, and multiple blank pages. The index is pasted to the back page, and the front cover is blank. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from...
Dates: September 1835- January 1836

Notebook No.74, March 1839 - May 1839

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/74
Scope and Contents This red leather notebook focusses on Charles Lyell's study of Norwich shells and crags, with George Sowerby and others. Other than a tour of Cambridge, he seems to be based in London in this notebook. He lists specimens and queries for colleagues including other collectors, such as Captain Alexander, and Mrs. Powers [Madame Jeannette Power, who is noted in the Magazine of Natural history 1839 as having formed a collection of Argonauta in 1838, and publishes in 1839]. From p. 19 and p. 46,...
Dates: March 1839 - May 1839