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Notebook No.58, 2 July 1835- August 1835

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/58

Scope and Contents

This black leather notebook contains notes from Charles Lyell on geological observations in Britain, Paris and Neufchatel. Adddresses 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 58, July + August 1835, Paris + Neufchatel".
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. 1,4,5,7, Oudart, M. drawings
p. 1, Desnoyers sect[ion] of faluns
p. 2, Groningen
p. 2,90,96, Glaris
p. 2,13,14,60,68,70, Notes for tour
p. 3,6,12, Paris Mem[oranda]
p. 9,16,17, Murchison + Sedgwicks paper, notes on,
p. 10,11, De Beaumont on the Alps
p. 11, Lias + Coal Plants
p. 14,15, Deshayes, notes of + for,
p. 20, Chaumont oolite
p. 24, Vesoul gryogonites
p. 24, Green sand, leaves in,
p. 24, Portland stone fossils
p. 26,28,116, Neufchatel fossils
p. 102,104,106,112, [Neufchatel] sections
p. 30,40, Coral Rag fossils
p. 32,40, Oxford Clay [fossils]
p. 32, Lias, Helix in,
p. 34, Haute Saone
p. 34, Haute Marne
p. 36, Delle, limest[one] cliffs
p. 40,42,60, Thurmann
p. 42,44, Porentrue
p. 62, [Porentrue] museum of,
p. 46, Jura, age of the,
p. 58, [Jura], breccias of,
p. 48,50, Mont Terrible
p. 54, Vosges + Jura - plain of Portland oolite
p. 72, Corrandile section
p. 74, Martinal oolite dome
p. 76, La Roche section
p. 78, Montier, section
p. 80, Renchenette D[itto]
p. 80, Pierre Pertrue coral
p. 82, Bienne, descent to -
p. 86,88,96,94, Berne Mem[oranda]
p. 94,100, [Berne] Museum
p. 88, La Veraise section
p. 90,92,101, Studer
p. 98, Valley de Murg, sect[ion]
p. 98,99,48, Loess
p. 102,112,94, Molasse
p. 110, Val de Ruz section
p. 114, Dombresson [section]
p. 4, Van Breda
p. 10, Allegre
p. 12, Thirria, M.
p. 16, Dry du Pres, M.
p. 22, Dury, M.
p. 22, Duhamel, M.
p. 24, Gal, M. Roussel
p. 24, Parandier, M.


  • 2 July 1835- August 1835


Language of Materials



117 folios

58 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, May 2021

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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