Skip to main content

Notebook No.53, May 1834- May 1834

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/53

Scope and Contents

Red leather notebook, cover reads "Sweden, May 1834". The contents include lists of books, packing lists, geological observations with small and large sketches. p.23 - List of clothing to pack; p.105 - Strata in Taleren Notes are made in pencil with some ink edits or additions and are notes often only on one side of a page. 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

Sweden May 1834
p. 1, Notes for tour in Sweden
p. 26,30,31, Thames, notes on banks of,
p. 26,28,32,42, Heligoland
p. 28,34,36, Elbe, R.
p. 34,44,49,122, Blankenese,
p. 38, Flotbeck, sect[ion]
p. 39,44,50, Shells drifted by Elbe
p. 42,49,62,66,91, Holstein
p. 46,49, Schulau
p. 48, Hamburg
p. 48, Parish, Mr. on Steppes
p. 52, Oldesloh shells
p. 54,60, Segeberg, bored well
p. 56,58, [Segeberg] vertical gypsum
p. 60,74,62, Geology
p. 64, Principles of Geol[ogy] illustra-tions
p. 66, Lubeck
p. 66, Fish at [Lubeck]
p. 68, Mecklenburg coast
p. 70,111,114,121,122, Moen
p. 102, [Moen] disturbed chalk of
p. 70,72,105,106, Taleren
p. 78,84, Copenhagen
p. 80,82,86,88,89,116, Forchammer, M.
p. 82,83,88, Jutland alluvium
p. 84, Wemeberga
p. 85,86, Bornholm
p. 86, Greywacke, Forchammer on,
p. 88, Trilobite from Sweden
p. 91, Tarbeck, recent shells 150 feet high
p. 92, Iceland, sheep in a glaciers
p. 93, Greenland coast sinking
p. 93, Pingel, M. on [Greenland]
p. 94,96, Stevensklint, sect[ion] near the church
p. 98, Engelhardt + Reaumur on Primitive + Transit[ion] rocks
p. 98, Chalk, thickness of
p. 98,101,104,116,118,120, Baltic Bowlder formation
p. 100, Hisinger, M.
p. 100, Jutland, pelag[...]n shells
p. 102, [Jutland] inland shingle beach
p. 108,112, Sommerspiret sect[ion]
p. 110, Dronningstoel [Sommerspiret]
p. 113, Fissures
p. 114, Oysters, none in Baltic
p. 116, Cerium in clay
p. 118, Faxo strata
p. 118,120, Icebergs, drifting of
p. 120, Steege shells
p. 124, Eichwalkd on shells of the Baltic
p. 76, Eperline, M.
p. 80, Forchammer, M.
p. 80, MacDougal, Mr.
p. 80, Bille Brahe, M.
p. 88, Beck, Dr.


  • Creation: May 1834- May 1834


Language of Materials



125 folios

62 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, June 2021

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379