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Notebook No.32, June 1830- July 1830

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/32

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains Lyell's notes on geology of France. The index, transcribed below, is adhered to the back cover, and the front cover is blank. The contents include Diagrams of mountain making, sketches of rocks, and a sketch of mountain range.

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. 5, Havre, section
p. 6, [Havre] tides at,
p. 6, Southamption tides
p. 10, Havre, section
p. 12, Sea bet[wee]n Cayenne and Demerara discol'd for 15 nautical leag[ues]
p. 14, Estuary of Seine
p. 16, Honfleur to Caen
p. 18, Caen, red alluvium
p. 19, E[ast] de Beaumont's theory
p. 20, Earthq[uake] March 1830 in the Caucasus
p. 22, Rennes to Ploermel
p. 25, Carnac, great stones
p. 31, Valleys, earthq[uake]
p. 31, Insect, work on, in Paris
p. 32, Cleons, sections near
p. 34, La Roche St. Bernard mud depos[ited] by tide
p. 35, Faluns of the Loire, sect[ion]
p. 36, Breccia from Foret de Verton to Gauveniere
p. 38, Nantes, coral limestone
p. 40, Crag quarry n[ea]r Sevre river
p. 40, Primary of lower Loire raised after Paris basin
p. 42, Loire, sect[ion] on left bank of
p. 47, Sect[ion] from La Rochelle to Blaye
p. 48, Gironde river
p. 48, Blaye
p. 50, Calc. gross. on the Dordogne + Gironde stratified
p. 52, Limestone bet[ween] Blaye + La roche, 200 f[eet] thick
p. 54, Dordogne + Garonne, new deposit at their junct[ion]
p. 54, Biaris, nummulitic rock
p. 58, Landes, lenticulites in the Saucats
p. 60, Dax + Bourdeaux shells, some common + some not to both places
p. 62, Faluns, Des Moulins on,
p. 62, Gironde, mod[er]n aggregate
p. 63, Dunes bet[wee]n La Test + Bayonne
p. 63, Noviomagus, Roman town destroyed by sea, coins washed up
p. 64, Verdon, Titanif[...] sand at
p. 68, Dax, mastodon + Cetacea
p. 68, Submarine city n[ea]r Saintes
p. 68, Etangs bet[wee]n Gironde + Bayonne
p. 71, Sect[ion] bet[ween] the rivers Gironde and Lot
p. 72, Landslip n[ear] Barsac
p. 77, Sect[ion] from Agen to Toulouse
p. 80, [Section] left bank of le Touch
p. 82, [Section] S[outh] of Bordeaux
p. 84, Etang d'Hourton once communic[ated] with sea
p. 38,40,56,63,74, Addresses of foreigners


  • Creation: June 1830- July 1830


Language of Materials



92 folios

46 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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