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Notebook No.25, May 1829- May 1829

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/25

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains Lyell's notes from travels in and around Bradford, in May 1829. Lyell's writing stops at p. 30, save for an index on p 109, which is transcribed below. It features an illustration on p 4, 'Sandy Hill', p. 8 'Castle mills', and notes on Bedford alluvium.
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. 3, Brickyard, Mr Harveys.
p. 4, Sandy Hill, sect[ion] of
p. 6, Castle Mills, [section of]
p. 6, Selenite in Alluv[iu]m
p. 8, Ampthill section
p. 11, Chlorite chalk
p. 13, Deltas
p. 13, Ampthill, chalk bolders
p. 15, sect[ion] of iron sand pit, west of
p. 17, Ridgemount, section
p. 19, Bedforsh Alluviums
p. 21, Rivers flowing to + from the chalk
p. 21, Hogstye End, sect[ion]
p. 23, Escarpments + alluviums
p. 25, Hertfosh. puddingstone near Bedford
p. 25, Bedford, sect[ion] of the form[ations] near the town of
p. 27, Escarpments
p. 27, Ampthill
p. 28, Nile, depth [et cetera] does not advance so rapidly now


  • May 1829- May 1829


Language of Materials



120 folios

56 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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