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Hall, James, 1811-1898 (American geologist and paleontologist)


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letters from Hall, James to Charles Lyell, 28 December 1842 - 24 October 1869

 File — Box Box 1.5: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/114
Scope and Contents

Summarised as Ontario Land Beach, Taconie System, [Benapts?] Mountain near Hudson, Rogers abandons organic nature of remains found by him, Lochport Icthyodorulite 3ft long, De Veiuneil's Sharpe and E Forbes on Silurian fossil, requesting criticims of footmarks and tracks, Gypsum Man.

Dates: 28 December 1842 - 24 October 1869

Notebook No.139, 27 March 1846-4 April 1846

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/139
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from March 27th to April 4th 1846. The notebook starts in New Madrid, Missouri as Lyell travels north along the Ohio River, visiting Illinois, New Harmony, Indiana, and Kentucky. The index is located in the back of the notebook on 9 unnumbered pages. Notes are in pencil and ink and include field sketches. In the index, an X or ? is written in the left margin to mark certain entries.Contentwarning: Lyell uses his...
Dates: 27 March 1846-4 April 1846

Notebook No.144, 13 May 1846-26 May 1846

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 6: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/144
Scope and Contents This Notebook contains a record of Charles Lyell’s visit to the United States of America (commenced in Notebook 121) recording his visit to New York and surrounding areas, focusing on Albany, Vermont, Saratoga, Syracuse, New Orleans, Long Island, and Mobile. This notebook has detailed notes of geological features, flora and fauna, political discussions, religion, anti-Irish, anti-American, and anti-English issues, as well as recording detailed evidence of the political state of slaves, and...
Dates: 13 May 1846-26 May 1846

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

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Slavery--United States 2
Basilosaurus 1
Cockburn Geological Museum 1
Giraffidae 1
Gneiss 1