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Notebook No.38, September 1830 - September 1830

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/38

Scope and Contents

This plain leather brown notebook contains notes on present and future changes, progressive development, climate in Paris, and lists to consult with Deshayes. The front cover is blank and the first few pages are missing. Lyell's notes are mostly in pen, and there are many drafts with slashes, few sketches.

Transcription note:

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, Bordeaux to Angouleme
p. 2, Temperature
p. 4, Changes pres[en]t + future
p. 10, Tertiary sections across Alps + Apennines
p. 13, Progressive develop[men]t
p. 13, Climate
p. 13,14,20, Art. Geog. Dict. Hist. Nat.
p. 21, Plants, marine, their distrib[ition]
p. 24, Decandolles divis[ion]
p. 23, Light, its influence on the colours of marine plants
p. 29, Earthq[uake] of St. Domingo
p. 25,33,42,49,55, Ferussac; Distrib[ution] Geo[ology]
p. 37, Size of shells, Deshayes
p. 42,43, Bulla striata, Helix aperta, Helix putris [et cetera]
p. 46, Successive basins
p. 48, Haliotis communes, its distribution
p. 48, Helix Alonensis, 3 years alive with[out] eating
p. 48, Lucina divaricata living + fossil, its distribution
p. 50, Eggs of shells
p. 51, Etna shells
p. 52, Pholades in limest[one] rock
p. 52, Solen, cannot leave its hole
p. 53, Solen, found in the crag
p. 53, Microscopic shells live in tranquil water
p. 53, Panopoa live in tranq[ui]l seas
p. 53, Mya lives in sand
p. 37,54, Size of shells
p. 54, Shells of Saxicava
p. 56, Shells of Saxicava horny ligament of
p. 58, Shells of Saxicava, transport[atio]n of land,
p. 58, Gosau fossil shells
p. 61, Sect[io]n n[ea]r Mons. Deshayes
p. 61, Maestricht, Deshayes on
p. 62, Present + Future
p. 63, Section on R. Meuse; S[outh] of Verdun
p. 64, Deshayes's collection
p. 65, Lucina gibbosula found in all epochs
p. 65, Astarte genus
p. 65, Results of exam[ination] of Tertiary shells
p. 68, 5 Terr[...]l Helices in P. basin
p. 70, Localities in Tables
p. 75, Secondary fossils. Desh[ayes]
p. 76,27, German books, refernces to
p. 83, Monnet, his Map of Paris basin (before Revol[ution])
p. 84, Conchology
p. 84, Unio, many rec[...]t, all freshw[ater]
p. 1,12,26,90, Addresses of foreigners


  • Creation: September 1830 - September 1830


Language of Materials



92 folios

46 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

Repository Details

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