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Notebook No.49, June 1833- June 1833

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/49

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains pencil and ink descriptions, sketches, daily log journals of field trips in France and Germany. An entry on "lessons from Deshayes on shells" is identified as Mary Lyell's handwriting.
Scope and Contents 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, Deshayes, lessons in Conchology
p. 22, Clermont to Verdun, section
p. 24,32,34, St. Michiel, drawings
p. 46, Ruvois, oolite
p. 46, Oolite escarpm[ent] Verdun
p. 48, [Oolite] quarry at Etain
p. 52, Lias escarpm[ent] capped with oolite, Metz
p. 52, Metz, lias of the plain of,
p. 54, Shells, persons with whom to exchange
p. 56, Moselle, valley
p. 56, Saarbourg to treves, view,
p. 58,60, Mayence basin,
p. 58, Wisbaden Myt. Brardii
p. 62, Metz to Reves, oolite, lias
p. 62, Diagonal stratif[ied] in red sandst[one]
p. 66, Elements of Geol[ogy], for, - wood fossil - Ammonites [et cetera]
p. 66, Fractures vert[ical] + oblique in the Eifel slate
p. 68, Bertrich, lava on different sides of river as in Auvergne
p. 68, Lapilli, sect[ion] of, over loess
p. 72,76,78,80, Andernach
p. 74, Loess on volc[ani]c matter
p. 81, Subsidence of the bed of the River Garnock
p. 82, Linz - Loess
p. 83, Loess filling up hollows in gravely near Bonn
p. 84, Galenreuth cave
p. [?] Humboldt on area covered to diff[eren]t mount[ain] chains
p. 86, Roderberg, loess in crater
p. 87, Loess shells, proportion of
p. 90, Newied + Sayon, sect[ion] bet[ween]
p. 92, Sayon, loess + pumice
p. 92, Bingen
p. 94,100,[?], Ingelheim
p. [?] Weisenau quarry, sect[ion]
p. 98, Findheim
p. [?] Budenheim quarries near Mayence
p. [108] Red sandst[one] terminat[ion] of
p. 109, Gelben Haus quarries
p. 112, Honheim + Weinheim [quarries]
p. 112, Epelsheim section
p. 110,114, Donnersberg
p. 116, Worms
p. 116, Worms
p. 116, Pfeflesheim
p. [?] Neckar, R. bar at its mouth
p. 119, Manheim Museum
p. 121, Tours, Mem[oranda] for


  • June 1833- June 1833


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This series is currently unavailable due to conservation and cataloguing work


122 folios

61 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

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