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Notebook No.48, December 1832- December 1832

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/48

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains watercolour geological skylines. Loose leaf pages in the middle of the notebook list recipients of copies of 3rd and 4th editions of Principles of Geology; queries for M Graves, notes on 3rd edition, and queries for Deshayes. There are also cross-sections and fossil drawings. The front cover reads December 1832, and the index is pasted to the back.

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. 4, Delhi territory, geology of -
p. 8, Maestricht + Lower Green sand shells common to,
p. 9, Martin's sections of London + Hants basins, coloured
p. 14,15,16,18,19,24,25,26, Lectures, notes for
p. 18, Gangetic sediment a work on
p. 28, P[rinciples] of Geol[ogy] new divis[ion] of for 3rd Ed[ition]
p. 32, Apes fossil at Bolsena
p. 34, Deshayes, money paid for -
p. 55,56,64,66,68,70, [Deshayes], queries for
p. 34, Margate, chalk reef at low water
p. 35, Calais, cracks in clay, drawing
p. 36, [Calais] Ripple marks -
p. 38, Crabs, marks of, on sand
p. 40, Chalk flints composit[ion] of
p. 40, Graves, M. queries for
p. 44, Beauvois, Tilgate bed
p. 48, Bray valley, sections
p. 50, Nomenclature, Argile [et cetera]
p. 50,52,54,58,60, Paris Mem[oranda]
p. 56, Veins [et cetera] for 3rd Ed[ition] Dufrenoy
p. 62, Doris, Tritonia, Ochidion [et cetera]
p. 64, Hartmann, Mem[oranda] for.
p. 73, Cypli, chalk section
p. 74, Cardita Ajar only Senegal
p. 80, Elie de Beaumont, queries for
p. 89, [Elie de Beaumont] on gres de Fountainbleau
p. 90, [Elie de Beaumont] on Lophiodon of Liniague
p. 81, Claye, calc. gros.
p. 82, Lindley, queries for
p. 82, Bel Air, section
p. 84, Aleaux canal [section]
p. 89, Bondon, section
p. 92,97, Marne, R. sections
p. [?] Crouettes, sect[ion] at
p. [?] Luzancy, diluv[ium]
p. [?] Charly, sect[ion] at
p. 97, Thierry, [section] on R. Marne
p. 98, La Fonderie
p. 98, Dammery section
p. [?] Bernon, hill of Epernay
p. 10[?] Champagne, plain of,
p. 110 Epernay to Clermont on Argonne, sect[ion]


  • Creation: December 1832- December 1832


Language of Materials



114 folios

57 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

Repository Details

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