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Fleming, John, 1785 - 1857 (Free Church of Scotland minister, naturalist, zoologist, geologist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 10 January 1785 - 18 November 1857

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence and Papers concerning Sea Serpents, 1820-1848

 Series — Box Lyell Temp Box 1.22 (Formerly Gen 119): Series Coll-203/5 (Lyell 5); Series Coll-203/6 (Lyell 6); Series Coll-203/7 (lyell 7); Series Coll-203/8 (Lyell 8)
Identifier: Coll-203/5 (Lyell 5)
Scope and Contents

Letters and Papers Concerning Sea Serpents consists of:


  1. notes and clippings regarding sightings of sea serpents (1820-1848)
  2. letters from Sir John William Dawson, John Fleming, William McGillivray, Alexander Gordon Melville, Patrick Neill, Colonel Parkins and George Robert Waterhouse regarding sea serpents (1845-1848)
Dates: 1820-1848

Extracts from Geological Works, 1823

 Item
Identifier: Coll-203/A2/3
Scope and Contents This notebook appears to be notes taken by Lyell, gathered from observation and reading relating to geology of the north east of Scotland. Undated, the reading material referred to dates this notebook post c.1814-1823, and the notes may be preparation for his article on 'Recent Formations in Forfarshire].Contains referenced "extracts from various Geological Works" as well as from letters. Later on in the notebook, Lyell's own observations and reading is headed at the top of the page. There...
Dates: 1823

Newspaper cutting from the Scotsman, Verus et Utilis, The British Scientific Association, 8 October 1834

 Item
Identifier: Coll-203/3/13
Scope and Contents

Printed article regarding the proceedings of a meeting of the British Scientific Association mentioning a visit by Sir Charles Lyell to Sweden, the publication of a geological map of Scotland, freshwater limestone and Kirkton Quarry, 8 October 1834.

Dates: 8 October 1834

Notebook No.77, 24 June 1839-11 August 1839

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/77
Scope and Contents This dark maroon coloured leather notebook includes Charles Lyell's notes and geological observations and sketches in pencil. There are some specimen lists and queries, notes on fossil shells of Tertiary period. There are many blank pages. Index is located in the front and back inside covers. 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...
Dates: 24 June 1839-11 August 1839

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 coloured 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.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.105, 27 September 1842 - 10 December 1842

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/105
Scope and Contents This green leather notebook contains diverse notes on geology of Perthshire, London, and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and proceedings likely of the Geological Society of London. Starts with the inclusion of a poem by Thomas Moore. The index also appears to feature the first mention to Hamilton Couper by Lyell, who notes his paper. The index is written on the final three pages of the notebook, the front and back covers are blank. ...
Dates: 27 September 1842 - 10 December 1842

Papers of the Rev. John Fleming, Professor of Natural Philosophy (1785-1857)

 Fonds
Identifier: GD23
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of: letter from Mrs Melville Fleming, widow, to William Carruthers, Keeper of the Dept. of Botany, British Museum, 1865, within a copy of The lithology of Edinburgh; box of scientific papers mainly delivered at meetings of learned societies, 1808-1857; letters of S. W. Carruthers to Adam Mitchell Hunter, 1930 and 1931, contained within Memoir of Rev. John Fleming, D.D., F.R.S.E.; also loosely inserted within...
Dates: 1808-1931

Printed Papers, c.1829-1864

 Series — Box Lyell Temp Box 1.23 (Formerly Gen 119): Series Coll-203/8 (Lyell 8); Series Coll-203/9 (Lyell 9)
Identifier: Coll-203/9 (Lyell 9)
Scope and Contents Printed Papers consists of: Address delivered by Sir Charles Lyell at the anniversary meeting of the Geological Society of London (1836) Lithology of the Environs of Edinburgh by Dr Fleming (1856-1857) Biographical notice of Sir Charles Lyell as President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1864) Press cutting of letter from Sir...
Dates: c.1829-1864