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Notebook No.14, 25 August 1828-13 September 1828

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/14

Scope and Contents

Front cover, No 1 Italy 1828 Nice Aug 25th, Verona Sept 13th. This light green marbled notebook contains notes from Lyell's journey from Nice to Verona, including Lists of shells found in Subappenine beds; Notes on 'Praeternatural Causes', Vallisnieri and 'Modern Causes'. Lyell often only writes on one side of the page, in ink and pencil.

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. 7, Nice
p. 10, [Nice] Castalette
p. 12, [Nice] to Menton
p. 16, S[aint] Remo to S[aint] Stephano
p. 24, Finale
p. 24, [Finale] Cape Noli
p. 27,72,74, Savona
p. 28, Cadibona
p. 30, Cadibona Stelo (n[ea]r S[aint] Augustins)
p. 44, Salita di Piana
p. 49, Spinto
p. 55, Alexandria
p. 60, Annone + Asti
p. 62, Caliagno (gypsum)
p. 64, Aste to Turin
p. 71, Turin
p. 96, [Turin] to Crescentino
p. 98, Verrua
p. 104, Murisengo
p. 106, Trino
p. 106, Vercelli
p. 108, Milan
p. 112, Brescia
p. 116, Ponte di San Maro
p. 120, Verona


  • Creation: 25 August 1828-13 September 1828


Language of Materials



159 folios

79 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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