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Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864 (American geologist and chemist | Professor of Chemistry, Geology and Mineralogy in Yale College)


Created for

Charles Lyell Project, May 2021

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letters from Silliman Jr (and possibly Sr)., Benjamin to Charles Lyell, 15 June 1836 - 18 April 1865

 File — Box Box 1.12: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/240
Scope and Contents

Possibly includes letters from both Benjamin Silliman Jr and his father Benjamin Silliman Sr. (Earlier letters refer to Dr Silliman, whereas later letters make the distinction of referring to B. Silliman). Includes letter contaning Dr Buckley's statement on the Hydroargos Sea Serpent.

Dates: 15 June 1836 - 18 April 1865

Notebook No.78, 12 August 1839-17 October 1839

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/78
Scope and Contents This dark maroon colored leather notebook contains Charles Lyell's specimen lists, to do lists, notes from colleagues publications, sketches, many blank pages. Miscellaneous notes; pp.21-22 - References to Darwin's 'Glen Roy' paper. Front and back cover are blank, index is p. 115-6. 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...
Dates: 12 August 1839-17 October 1839

Notebook No.123, 3 October 1845 - 10 October 1845

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/123
Scope and Contents This notebook contains a record of Charles Lyell’s visit to the United States of America (started in notebook, Number 121), continuing his travels throughout parts of New England, including New Hampshire and Vermont. The notes are comprised of discussions about politics and religion, supplemented by commentary about social life, in New England and the United States more broadly, and field notes and observations, including some sketches, of the natural history of the visited regions. Notes...
Dates: 3 October 1845 - 10 October 1845

Notebook No.150, February 1847- March 1847

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 6: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/150
Scope and Contents This black leather notebook was written whilst Lyell was in London, at 11 Harley Street and starts with memoranda, then a list of 'scientific visitors'. Written in London in the years between his travels in America, this notebook considers giraffe and bony fossil fish, but in particular focuses on the work of William, Ellery Channing (April 7, 1780 – October 2, 1842), Unitarian preacher, and on race, slavery and religion. Lyell's own index...
Dates: February 1847- March 1847