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Notebook No.52, October 1833- March 1834

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 2
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/52

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains Lyell's notes, queries, and references to other works and geologists. The notebook also contains sketches, and notes are in pencil and ink.

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, York, Mem[oranda] for
p. 1, Phillips + Daubeny's Art[efacts] in Encyc[lopedia] Metrop[...]
p. 1, Kentucky caves
p. 1,2,34,48,101, Mem[oranda]
p. 4, Deshayes, queries for
p. 8,10,14,15,16,18,20,22, Norway + Sweden Mem[oranda] for
p. 15,17, Von Buch, notes from on D[itto]
p. 49,50,52,54, [Von Buch] on Canary islands
p. 23, Granite sp. gr. of
p. 24, Chili, earthq[uake] mass raised by
p. 27, Chili, comp'd to sed't of Ganges
p. 26, Earthq[uake]s in Canada
p. 108,36, Earthq[uake] of Cutch
p. 46, Earthq[uake] near Delhi
p. 75, Earthq[uake] in Gulf of Bothnia
p. 95, Earthq[uake] at Chichester
p. 97, Earthq[uake] in S[outh] America, 1833
p. 28, Montrose, discharge out of basin
p. 31, St. Lawrence, R. bank thrown up
p. 33,34,46,47,49,85,87,89,90,98, Daniell, Mr., Queries for
p. 44,46,47,62,66,68, [Daniell, Mr] lectures of,
p. 34, Burnes, Capt[ain], on sedim[ent] of the Oxus R.
p. 38,41,42,56,58, [Burnes, Captain] on the Runn, Ullah Bund [et cetera]
p. 54, [Burnes, Captain] his paper
p. 116, [Burnes, Captain] on marsh of Loonee
p. 87, Turner, Prof[essor] Queries for,
p. 58, [Turner, Professor] his lectures
p. 60, Dolomieu on Calab'n earthq[uake]
p. 61, Bells Sir C. notes on
p. 60,61, Shells, notes about
p. 59,64,72,74, Books to be read
p. 68, Auvergne fossil
p. 49, Prin[ciples] of Geol[ogy] notes for 4th Ed[ition]
p. 94, [Principles of Geology] titles for
p. 107, [Principles of Geology] sale of to March 1834
p. 112, [Principles of Geology] expenses of Plates for,
p. 6, Convers[ations] on Geol[ogy] notes for
p. 69, Prevost on I[sle] of Julia
p. 74, Babbage on expans[ion] of rocks
p. 88, [Babbage] queries for
p. 95, Romney Marsh, action of sea on
p. 103, Gay Lussac on pressure of lava
p. 110, Shells drifted by Rhine
p. 1, Marmim, M.
p. 29, Sang, Mr.
p. 32, Greenock, Lord
p. 57, Smith, Mr.
p. 63, De la Beche
p. 72, Long, Mr. G.
p. 113, Meyer, M. Ernest


  • Creation: October 1833- March 1834


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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