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Notebook No.61, September 1835- January 1836

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/61

Scope and Contents

This black leather notebook contains notes from Lyell's trip to Denmark, and from meeting with Dr. Heinrich Beck. There are also notes on scholarship and news from other notable natural history correspondents. Notes are in a mixture of pencil and ink, there are some sketches, and multiple blank pages. The index is pasted to the back page, and the front cover is blank.

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. 1,2,4, Danish corals
p. 31,33, [Danish] paper, notes for,
p. 33,41,42,45, [Danish] geology
p. 8,19,24,25,28,30,37,39,48,52,84,107,110,113,114, Mem[oranda]
p. 10-13, Elements, wood [...] for,
p. 16, Konig on Guadaloupe shells
p. 16,17, Loess, shark in,
p. 17,19, Murray's Account,
p. 20,22,48, Fish, fossil
p. 26, Nelson on the Bermudas
p. 31, Beck, Dr. on Danish geology
p. 35,36, [Beck, Dr.] on shells common to Faxoe + Maestricht
p. 40, [Beck, Dr.] on Faxoe corals
p. 49, [Beck, Dr.] on Terebratulo
p. 51, [Beck, Dr.] shells wanted by
p. 76, [Beck, Dr.] on agency of ice
p. 55 to 60,74, [Beck, Dr.] on Crag shells
p. 62, [Beck, Dr.] identifications of shells
p. 75, [Beck, Dr.] his paper on Moen
p. 79, [Beck, Dr.] on course of study in Conchology
p. 92, [Beck, Dr.] names of shells given by
p. 96, [Beck, Dr.] Crag shells taken to Paris
p. 97, [Beck, Dr.] names of Quebec shells
p. 104, [Beck, Dr.] on number of shells
p. 106, [Beck, Dr.] on rare genera
p. 80,109, [Beck, Dr.] how to send things to,
p. 20,22, London clay fish
p. 39, Principles of Geol[ogy] list of copies given away
p. 40, Capt[ain] M. White
p. 45, Cephalopoda
p. 46, Faxoe + Maestricht
p. 20,22,47, Agassiz
p. 47, Branston, cuts sent to,
p. 49,69,91,102, Legenda
p. 61,77,82,88,95,97, Diary
p. 52,53,54, Caldcleugh on Chilian earthquake
p. 75, Pingel, Dr.
p. 76, Shropshire shells
p. 77, Erratic blocks
p. 77, Danish Man-of-war striking on rocks conveyed by ice
p. 78,82, Shells, price of work
p. 81,83,87,89,90,102, Astarte
p. 83, Cuming's Collection
p. 85, Forchhammer on Moen
p. 97, Capt[ain] Bayfied's shells
p. 10? [Captain Bayfied's] mem[oranda] for
p. 110,111, Shell dealers
p. 111, British testacea, [...]
p. 110, Sowerby's Min. Con.
p. 115, Charpentier on erratics
p. 118, Danish fish
p. ?0, Sheppey foss[il] fish
p. 3, Delporte
p. 80,109, Beck, Dr.
p. 82, Barton
p. 102, Watson
p. 111, Hoffman
p. 111, Graham
p. 111, Walton


  • Creation: September 1835- January 1836


Language of Materials



116 folios

58 Leaves

1 volume