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Blackadder, William, 1782-1860 (Surveyor, Architect from Glamis, Forfarshire)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: c1782- 20 October 1860

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from W. Blackadder, November 1827

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Identifier: Coll-203/3/20
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from W. Blackadder regarding diluvium and post diluvium gravels in the Forfar area. He mentions that Mr Stephen has found a fine axe head near Balgavies Loch and remarks that he is glad that Lyell has got Mr Martin enlisted. November 1827.
Dates: November 1827

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from W. Blackadder, 15 October 1827

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Identifier: Coll-203/3/21
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Blackadder on geological matters. He mentions some post diluvium conglomerate found at Glamis gate, discusses the route of the river Nith from its source in the coalfields of Ayrshire to the Solway Firth and remarks that he considers the sweep of diluvium hillocks near Melgund Castle to be the most extraordinary in the country, 15 October 1827.
Dates: 15 October 1827

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Blackadder regarding the geology of Forfarshire, 16 March 1825

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Identifier: Coll-203/3/18
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Blackadder discussing various geological matters including the heights of diluvium in the Forfarshire area, the lochs in the Forfarshire area and his suspicions that land near Cortachie had once been a lake, marl deposition in the Forfarshire and Borders areas of Scotland and flints found in Aberdeenshire, 16 March 1825.
Dates: 16 March 1825

Notebook No.30, August 1829- August 1829

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/30
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains diverse notes on British geology, and lists of queries for correspondents Blackadder, Humboldt, and Dr. Fleming. The front 3 pages are missing. Lyell's writing is a combination of steady, small copy hand, and hasty pencil observations. On p. 59, Lyell writes, "Hutton did not go as far as Moro". The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end...
Dates: August 1829- August 1829

Notebook No.63, August 1836- April 1837

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/63
Lyell's Own Index This black leather notebook contains Lyell's notes on current scholarship from other well-known natural history colleagues, including Darwin, Deshayes, Blackadder, Owen, and more. Notes are made in pencil and ink with some sketches. The index is pasted to the back cover, and the front cover is blank.



Dates: August 1836- April 1837

Notebook No.72, 9 August 1838- September 1838

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/72
Scope and Contents This red leather notebook include Charles Lyell's geological observations, sketches, some essays with queries, diary entry from August 29th 1838 from Kinnordy about the length and publication of Principles of Geology and Elements of Geology. The index is p. 139,140, and inside 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...
Dates: 9 August 1838- September 1838

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

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
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 digital...
Dates: 12 August 1839-17 October 1839

Notebook No.105, 27 September 1842-10 December 1842

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
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. The index is written on the final three pages of the notebook, the front and back covers are blank. Lyell's Own Index p. 7, Moore, extract from, - - Kinnordy + London p. 7, Blackadder on Serpent[ine] in Perthshire p. 8, Lectures, plan of, p. 44,...
Dates: 27 September 1842-10 December 1842

The Dithology of Clova, 22 November 1817

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Identifier: Coll-203/3/1
Scope and Contents Memorandum by William Blackadder entitled: the Dithology of Clova regarding the geological composition of the Clova mountains. 22 November 1817.
Dates: 22 November 1817

Trap Conglomerate, c1822-1824

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Identifier: Coll-203/3/14
Scope and Contents Document entitled Trap Conglomerate discussing the geological history of Strathmore and the formation of the rocks in the area, c1822-1824. Written on the back of a piece of text entitled Asia which relates to the geology of the Steppe area of Russia between the Caspian and Black Seas.
Dates: c1822-1824