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Notebook No.12, 30 June 1828-21 July 1828

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/12

Scope and Contents

This notebook, of natural red leather, contains journal style entries in Lyell's hand with illustrations, mostly of mountain ranges, extinct volcanoes. Direction of handwriting changes, and is pencil and ink. The cover reads "No 5 France Issoire, by Puy en Velay, to Montelinart. June 30th to July 21 1828".

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 surrogates using the platform Transkribus. When known, Lyell's abbreviations and contractions have been expanded using brackets []. When writing is unclear, and transcription is not possible, this is denoted using [...]. Quotation marks are Lyell's own notation for ditto, as is the abbreviation "d'o". The inclusion of [sic] indicates the misspelling of a word is deliberate and taken from the notebook.

Lyell's Own Index

p. 1, Issoire
p. 2, Section above ford of Allier
p. 10, Brassac coal field
p. 10, Brioude
p. 13, Borne
p. 13, Le Puy
p. 16, Brives
p. 18, Chartrense
p. 19, Puy to Vals
p. 20, Cornail
p. 20, Lake of Vidal
p. 25, Chamaliere
p. 26, Montredon
p. 27, Blavozy
p. 28, Doue to Roche Rouge
p. 28, Roche de St Michael
p. 29, Cotes des Capucins
p. 30, Malpas
p. 30, Volcanos of Puy
p. 31, Puy to Costeros
p. 33, Costara to Moualdis
p. 34, Montpezat
p. 35, R. Fontaulier
p. 36, Cascade of Pourseille
p. 37, Theuyts
p. 40, Les Echelles
p. 42, Geule d'Enfer
p. 44, Jaujac
p. 45, Thueyts to Aubenas
p. 51, Prades coal field
p. 53, Aubenas to Antraigues
p. 53, Bridge of Rigandel
p. 57, S. Jean des noirs Coiron
p. 58, Montredon
p. 59, R. Escontay
p. 63, St Etienne de Bologne
p. 64, Pass of Escrinet
p. 67, Chateau de Jauriac
p. 67, Rochemaure
p. 71, Coiron, basalt, limest[one]
p. 71, Hill of Jastris "
p. 72, Mouttrun
p. 75, Montelimart to Remoulins
p. 82, Temperature of interior of the Earth
p. 83, Laws regulating the term of existence of species; Analogy of geology and history


  • Creation: 30 June 1828-21 July 1828


Language of Materials



100 folios

50 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, March 2021 Reviewed by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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