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Notebook No.68, August 1837- September 1837

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/68

Scope and Contents

This black and red marbled paper covered notebook contains Lyell's notes from Copenhagen to Paris, focusing on scholarship of shells from notable colleagues. The index is located in the last pages of the notebook, p. 119-121, and the address index is written in the inside cover. The front cover plate reads "No. 68, E, Charles Lyell, Aug[ust]-Sept[ember] 1837, Copenhagen to Paris, Index p. 119".

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. 1-35, Beck, Dr. list of Crag fossils seen by him in London in 1835
p. 35, [Beck, Dr.] Results of examin[ation] of above
p. 60, [Beck, Dr.] on Lea's Alabama basin + Maryland
p. 60, [Beck, Dr.] on relation in form of fossils of Bordeaux, Dax [et cetera] to tropical species, + of Crag to speices now living between lat[itudes] 50° to 60°
p. 69, [Beck, Dr.] Queries for,
p. 83,84, [Beck, Dr.] on shells in plates of Prin[ciples] of Geol[ogy]
p. 48, Deshayes, Queries for,
p. 112, [Deshayes] on shells common to Paris + Touraine
p. 37-42, Keilhau, list of recent + fossil shells from Norway, presented by, + named by Dr. Beck
p. 48, Great Britain number of testacea in,
p. 52, Testaceous Mollusca [et cetera] No. of species of,
p. 50, Concholepas found 3000 f[ee]t high
p. 54, Cepahlopoda, Fusido [et cetera] remarkable forms of,
p. 52,63, Shells proport[ion] of some genera to number of known species
p. 56, Fusido, number of species of,
p. 60, Alabama basin Eocene
p. 60, Maryland shells
p. 44, Boxes, contents of,
p. 48, 50, Atremis, Pullastra [et cetera] species of,
p. 60, Lea on Alabama basin
p. 62, Nice (La Trinita) Older Pliocene
p. 53-64, Modern Fauna, characters of,
p. 67, [Modern Fauna] in Medit[erranean] basin
p. 70, Genera in which all the species live in one kind of medium
p. 74, [Genera] in wh[ich] all the species live in diff[erent] media, some sp[ecies] live in diff[erent] media, some sp[ecies] in one some in another
p. 74, [Genera] of which some species live in salt, others in freshwater
p. 70, Land shells
p. 70, Freshwater mollusca
p. 71, Saltwater [mollusca]
p. 74, Amphibious genera
p. 75, Marine genera having some freshw[ater] sp[ecies]
p. 75, Fresh[water] genera having some marine species
p. 76-82, Denmark fossils from the clay + sand of the great North European boulder formation
p. 90, Hamburgh, stratified sandy plain
p. 83, Alasmodon, genus
p. 90,92, Bremen
p. 92, Bassum, harizontal stratified sand
p. 94, Barnsdorf to Diepholz, sandy plain
p. 94, Bohnite limestone
p. 96, Osnabruch on Muschelkalk
p. 96,100, [Osnabruch] + Iberg, sect[ion] between
p. 98, Feldhoff
p. 98, Lemforde shells
p. 103, Erratics traced from Norway to Munster
p. 102, Dusseldorf
p. 103, Bex, Prof[essor] rec[eived] flying lizard from
p. 104, Furht, steep taluses of loess
p. 108, Cambray, loess like soil near,
p. 110, Paris Queries
p. 112, Dujardin on shells common to Paris + Touraine
p. 114, Forchhammer on Felspar
p. 48, Testacea, No of in Great Britain
p. 37, Norway, list of fossil shells from, given by Keilhau + named by Dr. Beck
p. 103, Hoffmann's Map line of Erratics
p. 96, [Hoffman's] his section from Osnabruch to Iberg
p. 108, Becke (for Duchastel)
p. 110, Brongniart
p. 110, Cordier
p. 110, D'Orbigny, A.
p. 110, D'Orbigny, C.
p. 108, Duchastel
p. 110, Dufrenoy
p. 112, Dujardin
p. 108, Durque
p. 114, Duvernois
p. 112, Edwards, Milne
p. 111, Geol[ogical] So[iety] of France
p. 106, Houbigan
p. 88, Kendt
p. 106, Leblanc
p. 112, Milne Edwards
p. 112, Oudart
p. 114, Rang
p. 50, Rousseau
p. 106, Xavier


  • Creation: August 1837- September 1837


Language of Materials



121 folios

60 Leaves

1 volume