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Notebook No.44, January 1832- June 1832

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/44

Scope and Contents

This brown Leather notebook contains Charles Lyell's aide de memoires (to-do lists), notes with mentions of Kinnordy, mathematical calculations, sketches, reviews of articles. The front cover reads "Jan[uary] 1832", and the index is adhered to the back cover.
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, Red Sea shells -
p. 4, Hungarian volcanos
Mem[oranda] 8,9,10,12,13,18,22
p. 11, Hewett, Capt[ain] on N[orth] Sea
p. 16, Notes for Tours
p. 20, Stokes Mr. on plants
p. 20, Baobab Trees
p. 24, Thickness of chalk, Lewes
p. 25, Universities, Munich [et cetera]
p. 24, Chalk cliffs, Barcomb
p. 31, Mr Murray's Acc[oun]t (money p[aid] in Paris [et cetera])
p. 34, Babbage Mr. on T[emple] of Serapis
p. 44, Mole, T[emple] of Neptune [et cetera]
p. 49, Money rec[eived] for Q.R. [et cetera]
p. 56, Ripple mark, experion
p. 61, Palais, [experion]
p. 72, [...]onkirke, dunes
p. 72, [...]dinkirke, [dunes]
p. 74, Nautilus form[ed] at Ghent
p. 76, Low countries
p. 76, Dunes
p. 78, Brussels, send + loam
p. 80, Huy - Chockier
p. 82, Lost village
p. 82, [...]
p. 84, Alum works, hot springs
p. 86, Plan of Cologne
p. 86, Trachyte, age of,
p. 87, Loss
p. 87, Bonn, height above sea
p. 87, Vesuvian minerals
p. 88, Eifel explosian craters
p. 88, Eifel fragments not rounded
p. 88, Eifel pumice in the,
p. 89, Bertrich Baden
p. 89, Mayen


  • January 1832- June 1832


Language of Materials



92 folios

46 Leaves

1 volume