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Notebook No.47, 27 August 1832-9 September 1832

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/47

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook, contains Lyell's lists of questions and queries, mostly on French geological phenomena. The cover reads August 1832, index pasted 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, Dijon, Tallant.
p. 1, Cote d'Or of Burgundy
p. 1, Plombieres, defile of,
p. 5, Mt Afrique - Corsaire
p. 8, Cliffs in oolite, Plombieres
p. 10, Paris Mem[oranda]
p. 10,11,13-21,23,24,28-32,39, Queries for Deshayes
p. 25,26,30,31,32,35,36,38,39,40, Answers to [Deshayes]
p. 30,31, Muschelkalk
p. 35, Blaye + Pauliac, Desmoulins, on,
p. 35, Bordeaux basin
p. 36, Valognes, works on,
p. 38, Desnoyer on chalk
p. 40, Agassiz on Aningen fish
p. 43,48, [Agassiz] on foss[il] ter[tiary] fish
p. 41, [Agassiz] on [fossil] of Papierkohl
p. 41, [Agassiz] on [fossil] of Aix
p. 89, [Agassiz] questions for D[itto]
p. 42, Valmondois, Deshayes on
p. 43, Iceland, fossil fish of
p. 43, Menat [fossil fish of]
p. 44, Solenhofen [fossil fish of]
p. 44, Mollasse age of Calc. gros.
p. 44, Deshayes on Cephalopodes
p. 46, Erratic blocks
p. 40, Fish, fossil tertiary
p. 48, Fish, longevity of species of,
p. 48, [Fish,] species very local
p. 49,58, Synoptical Table of Tertiary Form[ations]
p. 52,53,63,64, Boue on the Origin of European form[ations]
p. 69,70,72, Mem[oranda] for Vol[ume] 1 3d Ed[ition]
p. 93, Mem[oranda] for Vol[ume] 2 3rd Ed[ition]
p. 66, Mem[oranda] for Vol[ume] 3 [3rd Edition]
p. 60, Hypogene Rocks
p. 56, Boue on Molasse
p. 67, Chiton, only 1 tertiary
p. 68, Rhine, general view of the form[ations] of the lower
p. 76, Capt[ain] Hall's South American, extracts
p. 76, Purace volcano
p. 78, Maclure on Olot volc[anos]
p. 82, Virlet on Samothracian deluge, ref[erence] to
p. 87, Weald Section
p. 9,32,44,80, Addresses of Foreigners


  • 27 August 1832-9 September 1832


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92 folios

46 Leaves

1 volume