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Notebook No.51, August 1833- September 1833

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/51

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains geological descriptions, identifications, daily logs, and sketches from field trips in Prussia and Bavaria. Notes are made primarily in pencil. The cover reads August 1833, and the Index is 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

Aug[ust] + Sept[ember] 1833
p. 3, Steinheim quarries
p. 5, Clay produced by decompos[ition] of basalt
p. 7, Hanau
p. 8, Semiopal in Mayence basin
p. 8, Bergen quarries
p. 10, Soden- freshwater
p. 11, Biber
p. 11, Hocht to Soden- sect[ion]
p. 13, Soden - salt springs
p. 13, [Soden] - loess at
p. 15, Selters spring
p. 16, Dietz
p. 16, Fochinger
p. 20, Schoss Oramenstein
p. 13,23,24,26,29,32,36,44, Loess
p. 26, Limburg
p. 26, Elz
p. 28, Wallrode - greywacke
p. 28, Nassau
p. 30, Sieg- Siegburg
p. 36,38, Weyten to Cologne
p. 38,42, Gross Konigsdorg
p. 42, Ichendorf, white sand
p. 44, Juliers, clay pits
p. 46, Altenhofen
p. 46, Louisburg
p. 48, Aix la Chapelle
p. 50, Liege road, sect[ions] on
p. 54, Aix lignite
p. 54, Aix transition of
p. 52,54, Aacherm Busch
p. 56,57, Calamine mines
p. 58, Capelle, belemnites
p. 58, Luein to Batlice, sect[ion]
p. 60, Loam ike loess on Liege road
p. 62, Schmerling, Dr. on caves
p. 62,63, [Schmerling, Dr.] his museum
p. 66, Maestricht
p. 66,68,70, Dumont, M.
p. 68, Liege to Chockier
p. 74,76,78,80,110, Ciply
p. 84, Hamault coal basin
p. 88, Genappes coal
p. 90, [Genappes] loam like loess at,
p. 90, Delmeuve, Count
p. 92, Bossu, brick earth
p. 96,98, Montigny, sect[ions]
p. 97,100,102,104,114, Autreppe
p. 98,110, Duchastel, Count.
p. 104,106, Gusigny quarry
p. 110, Paris basin, Instruct[ions]
p. 112, Mons
p. 113, Lille - loam like loess
p. 116, Ecchellensis, Ab[...]
p. 119, Fish destroyed by salt water
p. 119, Water, density of
p. 116,117,118,119,122, Books to be read
p. 119, Ampere
p. 120, Biscoe Capt[ain] discoveries of,
p. 122, Goodwin, Earl,
p. 61,72,87,108, Addresses of Foreigners


  • Creation: August 1833- September 1833


Language of Materials



124 folios

62 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, May 2021

Repository Details

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