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Notebook No.29, July 1829- July 1829

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/29

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains geological notes on Scottish and Yorkshire geology, Edinburgh and Forfarshire, Newcastle and York. The index is adhered to the back cover, the front cover reads 2.4. The two has been struck through.

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, York, sect[ion] of 2 gravel pits
p. 5, Sunderland mag[nesium] limest[one]
p. 6, Organ pipe structure like France
p. 8, Pallin 2 sections
p. 10, Clackheugh rock sect[ion]
p. 12, Sect[ion] of sand[stone] diagonally lamin[ated]
p. 15, Bishop Wearmouth, cavities in limestone, like calc[...]
p. 16, Newcastle grits section
p. 18, [Newcastle] wood parallel to plain of stratific[ation]
p. 21, Braids Hill quarry, pyrites
p. 26, [Braids Hill] Salisbury crags; Arthur's seat [et cetera] view of
p. 31, Bondihouse beds - dikes
p. 34, Lamin[ation] of light col[...] sandst[one]
p. 36, Gilmonton, fault of 10 feet
p. 40, "Blaze" 50 ft. thick
p. 40, Vertical yellow sand
p. 42, Craig Miller Castle
p. 44, Craig Miller quarries of sandst[one]
p. 46, Arthur's seat, old red
p. 46, Castle hill, is coal
p. 46, Columnar basalt covered by sandstone
p. 46, Forfar[shire] sandst. no plants on lignite in,
p. 48, Grampians, distrub[ed] near, not so great as in Edinburgh coal field
p. 50, Red sandst. (fish scales) sect[ion]
p. 52, Angus sandstone
p. 53,55, Glach of Glen-airn
p. 54, Caledonian Canal all in river gravel
p. 56, Iceland, Arthur Young
p. 56, Auvergne, [Arthur Young]
p. 58, Leys Mill Middie Peat.
p. 59, Analysis of Peat ashes
p. 59, Leys mill drain, section
p. 60, Heathwick sect[ion] fault
p. 65,68, Mathers, town washed away by the sea
p. 68, Johnshaven
p. 68, R. Bervie, section
p. 70, Dunnotter, conglom[erate]
p. 70, Scotch conglom[erate[ as great near Nice
p. 72, Bays in Scotland
p. 74, Kincardoneshire strata
p. 76, Sannadice, trap
p. 77, Shelhill, sect[ion] of mortar
p. 78, Mortar 200ft. decp.
p. 96, Diluvium pebbles why not formed in situ?
p. 98, English Volcanos Cumberland, Cornwall [et cetera]
p. 108, Revolutions
p. 110-113,104-107, Cetaceous Philosophers
p. 114, Practical use of Geology


  • Creation: July 1829- July 1829


Language of Materials



116 folios

58 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

Repository Details

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