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Notebook No.17, 16 October 1828-30 October 1828

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/17

Scope and Contents

This brown marble notebook was kept during Lyell's trip from, Radicofani to Ischia. Notes were made mostly in pencil, drawn over with ink in faint spots, and writing is often only on one side of the page. There are many illustrations with descriptions. Buckland is mentioned on p. 110, Voltaire on p. 163.
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, Aquapendente
p. 6, San Lorenzo
p. 12, Bolsena to Ronciglione
p. 14, Viterbo
p. 20, Bulicami
p. 26, Ronciglione to Rome
p. 34, M[ount] Aventine
p. 36, Monte Testaceo
p. 38, Porta del Popolo
p. 46, Rome to Terracina
p. 54, Pontine marshes
p. 64, Naples
p. 68, [Naples] Ischia
p. 74, Solfatara
p. 76, Temple of Serapis
p. 78, Monte Nuovo
p. 84, Baco
p. 88, Lacco-Ischia
p. 90, Marcina di Lacco
p. 90, Shells of Ischia
p. 94, Monte Caruso (Ischia)
p. 96, Fango bet[wee]n Forio and Casamicciol (Ischia)
p. 100, Casamicciol [Ischia]
p. 106, Rotaro [Ischia]
p. 114, Monte Tabor [Ischia]
p. 120, Cremate [Ischia]
p. 126, Panella to Epomeo
p. 132, S[ain]t Nicholas
p. 140, Vivara and Procida
p. 150, Ischia


  • 16 October 1828-30 October 1828


Conditions Governing Access

This series is currently unavailable due to conservation and cataloguing work


188 folios

94 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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