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Notebook No.57, 29 July 1834- July 1835

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/57

Scope and Contents

This black leather notebook contains Lyells notes, with citations, on Deshayes' book 'Description des coquilles fossiles des environs de Paris'. The notebook also contains notes on Kinnordy, London, and Paris. Addresses of correspondents are throughout the notebook and referenced in Lyell's Own Index. The index is pasted to the back cover, and the front cover reads "No 57, July 1834 to July 1835, Kinnordy, London, Paris".

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, Coq[uilles] Env[irons] de Paris
p. 62,100,123,124, [Deshayes] notes of + for,
p. 71,72, [Deshayes] on Uddevalla shells
p. 85, [Deshayes] on Transit[ion] fossils
p. 10, Fabricius on drfited skull
p. 11, Maconochie, Capt[ain] notes for
p. 12, Daubeny [notes for]
p. 14,24,41,43,45,50,64,103,104,113,116, Princ[iples] of Geology, illustr[ations]
p. 20, Hall, Sir J. on wave by earthquakes
p. 29, Cuming on Earthq[uake] of Valp[araiso]
p. 29, Henry on hydrostatic pressure of water
p. 38, Bone from the chalk
p. 40, Chalk fossils
p. 46,47,54,55,83,86,89,91,93,95,97,123, Crag, + fossils
p. 50, Blackdown fossils
p. 19,52, Lonsdale, notes for,
p. 60, Fish, fossil, from Wragby
p. 64, Serres, M. de, on living + fossil Rhinoceros
p. 64, Legenda
p. 65, Agenda
p. 62,68,70,75,81,102,106,114, Paris Mem[oranda]
p. 71, Calais
p. 71, 72, 121, Uddevalla shells
p. 84, Auvergne fossils, age of
p. 86, Bridlington Crag
p. 88, Climate, Pliocene foss[ils]
p. 98, Faxoe shells
p. 78, Ava shells
p. 99, De la Jonkaire on Crag
p. 84,99, Auvergne, Mio[cene] fossils
p. 101, [Auvergne] fossil mammalia
p. 103,104,113,116, Characteristc shells
p. 105, Von Buch on Erat. blocks
p. 108, Studer, Belem[nites] with garnets
p. 109, Brongniart on Scandinavian blocks
p. 105,107,110,112,117, Notes for tour
p. 122-123, Rhyncolite in Paris bas[in]
p. 123, Croizet + Jobert on Auvergne freshwater animals
p. 123, Faluns, corals like Crag
p. 124, Mytilus Brardii, 2 species
p. 9, Ross, Capt[ain] J.C.
p. 17, Abbot (Sykes et cetera)
p. 18, Dickson, Mr. R.
p. 24, Bridges, Mr.
p. 38, Charlesworth, Mr.
p. 48, Ajasson, M.
p. 48, Thirria, M.
p. 114,48, Thurmann, M.
p. 49, Michelin M.
p. 49, Puzos, M.
p. 49, Verneuil, M. de
p. 49, Montalembert, M.
p. 54, Wood, Mr.
p. 60, Moore, Rev[erend] Mr. G.
p. 67, Metcalf, Dr.
p. 74, Virlet, M.
p. 100, Oudart, M.
p. 105, Mousson, M.
p. 106, Pentland, Mr.
p. 114, Merlin, M.
p. 114, Barois, M.
p. 114, Bure, M de
p. 121, Quartly, Mr.


  • Creation: 29 July 1834- July 1835


Language of Materials



124 folios

62 Leaves

1 volume