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Humboldt, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von, 1769-1859 (German naturalist, geologist and explorer)

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Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1827-1871

 Series
Identifier: Coll-74/10
Scope and Contents The Correspondence of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison series consists of: letters from Murchison to his wife, 1854 and 1857 miscellaneous correspondence and notes (including letters to Sir Archibald Geikie) 1831-1871 correspondence relating to Murchison's dispute with Adam Sedgwick regarding Silurian classification 1838 and 1852-1866 assorted...
Dates: 1827-1871

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

Letters from Lyell, Charles to Hicks, Henry, 19 September 1869

 File — Box Unknown: Series Coll-203/1B
Identifier: Coll-203/1B/14
Scope and Contents

Copy letter summarised as 'Westmoreland & Yorkshire Geo[logy] [and also on the front as Glen Roy].

Dates: 19 September 1869

Notebook No.30, August 1829- August 1829

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 2: Series Coll-203/A1
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 list of questions on page 68 includes note 'Mrs. Murchison To ask Mary Anning for rate of waste at Lyme'. ...
Dates: August 1829- August 1829

Notebook No.114, 7 October 1843- January 1844

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/114
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from his travels through Scotland (started in previous notebook, Number 113) and return to London. On the 14th December he is with Darwin. It is dated October 7, 1843 to January 1844. Notes are in pencil and ink.The notebook index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 113-116. Page 48 lists the ‘state of the M.S. Notebooks and seems to refer to a review – perhaps creating the index? - of the Scientific Notebooks 94 to 96 as well as...
Dates: 7 October 1843- January 1844

Notebook No.120, 2 September 1845-14 September 1845

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/120
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from Sept 2nd to 14th, 1845 and is noted at the front as being written while in London and aboard the Steamship Britannia. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 109-113 and two unnumbered pages. Notes are in pencil and ink. The Steamship Britannia refers to the Cunard Line's RMS Britannia, which began her first regular passenger and cargo service in 1840, sailing from Liverpool to Boston. ...
Dates: 2 September 1845-14 September 1845

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