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Notebook No.27, June 1829- June 1829

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/27

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains further notes by Lyell on geological observations in Lowestoft, Gorleston, Bramerton, Pastwich, Sherringham. Brown leather notebook, number 2 on the cover, index on the back cover, mostly sketches within.
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, Section bet[ween] Lowestoff + Pakefield
p. 8, Wilkinsons hole
p. 15, 10, Corton section; Cliffs bet[wee]n Gorlesion and Lowestoff
p. 16, Middle Tertiary Alluv[iu]m
p. 18, Sands of Plastic clay
p. 20,22, D[itt]o sections
p. 24, Lowestoff may be safe for a thousand years
p. 26, Gorleston to Yarmouth sect[io]n
p. 27, Gorleston waste of cliffs
p. 28, Yarmouth section
p. 30, Winterton [section]
p. 32, [Winterton] pit near
p. 34, [Winterton] whale ashore at
p. 34, Palling, near
p. 34, Happisburgh, Eleph[ant] teeth + oysters found at
p. 36, Hasbro' shells found in ground strata pepina [et cetera]
p. 37, Tusk 9 feet long found 20 miles off Hasbro'
p. 38, Bones found off Cromer [et cetera]
p. 38, Yarmouth as far from the sea now as in Elizabeth's reign
p. 39, Rollesby, section
p. 40, Poswich [section]
p. 41, Bramerton [section]
p. 42, Whitlingham [section]
p. 43, Shells washed out of chalk into crag
p. 45, " of Bramerton more recent than Suffolk
p. 47, Crag, teeth of fish convert into now
p. 47, [...]
p. 49, Happiesburgh to Keswick - Mundesly section
p. 50, Trimmingham to Cromer
p. 52, Sher[...] to Weybourn D[itt]o
p. 54, Happisburgh 2 sections
p. 57, [Happisburgh] Submar. forest
p. 60, Hasboro cliffs, section
p. 62, Hasboro north of.
p. 63, Hasboro bones drudged up off
p. 64, Bacton gap sections
p. 65, Blue clay + pebbles marine diluvium
p. 66, Bacton sands depo[ite]d [...] nucleus
p. 67, Mundesly [...] form[ations]
p. 68, Mundesly section of D[itt]o
p. 68, Mundesly diluvium
p. 80, Trimmingham [...] dips
p. 82,84,85, Cromer, section
p. 86,87, folding over of clay strata
p. 88,90, W. Runtion sections
p. 94, Sherringham, valley in diluvium


  • June 1829- June 1829


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This series is currently unavailable due to conservation and cataloguing work


96 folios

48 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

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