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Notebook No.42, July 1831- July 1831

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/42

Scope and Contents

Tour in the Eifel; Discussion of oraters of elevation

This marbled cover paper notebook contains Lyell's ntoes from his tour in the Eifel, including disucssion of aoraters of elevation. Sketches are in pencil and daily notes on german geological phenomena. There is no title on the front cover, and the index is adhered to the back cover. Subjects include: Lave near Castleberg, Papenkoul, dolomite, Mosenberg, Steinborn

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. 2, Gerolstein
p. 5, Godesberg, ripple marks
p. 5, Travertion. Greywacke
p. 7, Minderberg, Ochenfels.
p. 9, Loess - Alluvium
p. 11, Bodendorf, vall[ey] of Aar.
p. 13, Heppingen, spring
p. 15, Wadenhein, Mariendal
p. 17, Altenahr, like Sidlaw
p. 20, Adenau - Kelberg -
p. 22, Daun - Trass -
p. 24, Gemunded Maar -
p. 24,30, Weinfelder Maar
p. 49,30, Schalkenmefiren
p. 42,44,36, Daun
p. 38, Boverath
p. 40,48,80,84,106, Eifel
p. 42, Roderberg gravel
p. 42, Gray wacke
p. 46, Steinborn
p. 46, Kirchweiler
p. 64,50, Castleberg
p. 52, Dolomite, precipice of,
p. 54, Dolomite, of Castle Gerolstein
p. 58, Dolomite, with vert[ical] fissures
p. 60, Lava, near Castleberg
p. 62, Papenkoul, dolomite
p. 64, Kyll, limestone near
p. 66, Mosenberg
p. 68, [Mosenberg] Maar
p. 68, Mosegeberg, section of the double cone + craters of
p. 70, Maar Maseberg, view of
p. 74, Masegeberg, section of the 2 cones _ the Meerfeld lake
p. 74, Quartz gravel, near Manderscheid
p. 76, Mose-genap...
p. 94,87,80, Pulner maar
p. 86, Meerfeld
p. 90, Eifel Maars
p. 94, Loch of Lintrashen some Scotch lakes may have been craters
p. 96, Elevation craters
p. 96, Trilobites
p. 98, Mayen, section near
p. 100, Bellenberg
p. 100, Andernach section
p. 102, Aur, its entrance into Rhine valley
p. 102, Mayen, best instance of lava current seen near
p. 104, Ammonite in coal form[ation]
p. 106, Serpents skin [et cetera]
p. 108, Leaves in Trass
p. 108, Godesberg
p. 112, Rotherberg
p. 129, Limestone, absence of Oy[sters] remains
p. 130, Faults
p. 131, Mammif[..] rem[ains] in Subm[arine] strata
p. 131, Alluvions [?]
p. 132, Borsh...


  • Creation: July 1831- July 1831


Language of Materials



136 folios

68 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

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