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Notebook No.67, July 1837- August 1837

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/67

Scope and Contents

This green leather notebook contains notes by Lyell on works by others on shells, fossils, chalk in a variety of localities. Dr. Beck features in Lyell's notes, including his notes on the latest edition of Principles of Geology. Notes are made primarily in pencil with amendments made in ink. The front cover reads "Copenhagen, July + August 1837, Index p. 117". The back 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. iii, Beck, Dr. on Voluta Lamberti,
p. xiii,xiv, [Beck, Dr.] notes on 5th Ed[ition] of P[rinciples] of Geol[ogy]
p. xv,11,14,101, [Beck, Dr.] on Crag shells
p. xv,22, [Beck, Dr.] on Chalk fossils
p. 2,9,22,23,26,27,62,64,78,86,89, [Beck, Dr.] Queries for,
p. 6,57, [Beck, Dr.] on Bordeaux shells,
p. 25, [Beck, Dr.] on Newer Plio[cene] fossils of Norway
p. 26, [Beck, Dr.] on range of Rostel[...]a pes. pelicani,
p. 28, [Beck, Dr.] on Conchologial characters of different tertiary basins + periods
p. 38, [Beck, Dr.] on Peat + fossils in it,
p. 46 to 55,60,61,64,65,80,81, [Beck, Dr.] notes on Deshayes's Tables in Vol[ume] 3 P[rinciples] of G[eology]
p. 86, [Beck, Dr.] on Opslo fossils
p. 90,110, [Beck, Dr.] list of shells given by,
p. 91, [Beck, Dr.] on Glossary in P[rinciples] of G[eology]
p. 108, [Beck, Dr.] on Trochus of Faxoe
p. i,ii, Iceland, rec't shells 800 f[ee]t high
p. iii, Voluta Lamberti
p. i to xi,xvi, Fusus + Tritonium
p. xiii,xiv,24,28,91, Prin[ciples] of Geology, notes on 5th Ed[ition]
p. 91, Glossary to [Principles of Geology], notes on, by Dr. Beck
p. 4, Shells, how to clean,
p. 5, Deshayes, Queries for,
p. 11,13, [Deshayes] on Crag shells
p. 46,60,80, [Deshayes] notes on the Tables of,
p. 57, [Deshayes] on Bordeaux fossils
p. 4, Triton tritonis
p. 6,57, Bordeaux shells
p. 14,18,101, Crag, approach in form of its fossils to Fauna of northern climate
p. 15,19, Eocene, Mio[cene] + Plio[cene] approach in their fossils to recent fauna
p. 17, Tropical genera of shells
p. 19,89, Touraine fossils analogous to tropical in form
p. 20,86, Cardium echinatum,
p. 20, Paris basin, tropical genera of shells in,
p. 20, Phillips on Amphiderma donaciformis of Oolite
p. 22, Green Sand fossils
p. 25, Norway Newer Plitocene
p. 29, Conchological characters of diff[erent] tert[iary] basins + periods
p. 32, Encyc. Method., price of
p. 34,36, Genera of Shells, Ovula, littorina, Rotella, [et cetera]
p. 38 to 44, Peat + fossils in it,
p. 22, Chalk fossils
p. 26, Robert, M. on surturbrand of Iceland
p. 58, [Robert, M.], on dip of old lavas of Iceland
p. 66 to 76,84,114 to 116, Bergen shells,
p. 86, Saxicava Opslo form of,
p. 86, Opslo shells
p. 101, Cephalopoda [et cetera] proport[ion] of to living Mollusca
p. 101, Medit[erranean] Number + proportion of living species in,
p. 105, Genera wanting in Bordeaux basin according to Lamarck and Deshayes
p. 106, Genera of bivalves wanting in the Mediterr[anean]
p. 108, Faxoe shells
p. 32,78,82,86, Addresses


  • July 1837- August 1837


Language of Materials



117 folios

58 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

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