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Notebook No.70, 17 January 1838- April 1838

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/70

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains notes by Charles Lyell on a variety of subjects, including geological observations from various pits in Britain, notes on the latest edition of Elements of Geology, and addresses of correspondents. The front and back cover are blank, index is located at the back of the notebook, p. 172.

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. 41, Ainsworth
p. 27, Bowerbank
p. 33, Brockedon
p. 36, Bille Brahe Ct.
p. 7, Carnegie
p. 34, Fowler
p. 39, Grant, Capt.
p. 33, King, Capt.
p. 31, Spedding
p. 7, Sottie
p. 1, Wellsted
p. 3, Wheatstone
p. 7, Whishaw
p. 35, Westerman
p. 57, Wood, S.
p. 108, Wilson, Rev[eren]d R.
p. 1,3, Lonsdale, Mem[oranda] for
p. 1,2,34,40,63, Darwin, Mem[oranda] for
p. 1, Leonhard, title of his work
p. 3, Stokes, on fossil coal plants
p. 4, Cidaris clavigis
p. 4,6, Gray, on Sheppy fruits [et cetera]
p. 6, Bowerbank [on Sheppy fruits]
p. 3,7, Murchison, Mem[oranda] for
p. 9, Danish paper to whom given
p. 10, Touraine shells
p. 10,12, [Touraine] Gray + Sowerby on [Shells]
p. 25, Gray on Luc'a divaricata
p. 25, [Gray] Spherulite, Mortoni
p. 25, [Gray] Voluta Lamberti
p. 27, Ehrenberg on Infusoria
p. 34, Van Diemen's land shells
p. 36, D'Orbigny, Mem[oranda] for,
p. 37, Noggerath's work
p. 38, Elements when first M.S. sent to printer
p. 42-55, Grays expedition
p. 56, Wood, Mr., notes on Crag
p. 61, Ipswich Steamers
p. 62, Hampstead geology
p. 64, Parry's Voyage, notes from
p. 66 to 150, Crag form[ations]
p. 66,128, Woodbridge
p. 68, Colchester's farm
p. 74, Mr. Edwards's pit
p. 78, Ramsholt pit
p. 86, Spratt Street pit
p. 86, Butley Abbey pit
p. 88, [Butley] diagonal lamin[ation]
p. 96, Sudburn hall, pit
p. 104, Iken pits, bone [...]
p. 106, Bawdsea crag, large sharks tooth
p. 104,108, Shells with both valves united
p. 110, Corals
p. 110, Oxford
p. 112,126,134, Sutton pit
p. 72,116, Bullock shed pit
p. 126, Corals same in Red + White crag
p. 126, Cement stone, fruits in at Ramsholt
p. 128, Colchester, Mr. notes by,
p. 130, Brick-earth pit near Ipswich
p. 130,132, Playford pit,
p. 132,146, Stutton pit,
p. 132, Tuttingstone hall farm
p. 134, Bramford horses teeth + bull head + horns in gravel
p. 134, Wickam brook, Suarian remains at,
p. 148, Gravel + sand with shells + Deer's horns
p. 148, Scenery between the Orwell + Stour like Hants
p. 150, Red Crag like ferrugin[...]s beds of L. Green Sand
p. 150, Harwich, section of Cliff bet[ween] Dover Court [et cetera]
p. 156,152, Hewett, Capt. on Yarmouth Roads [et cetera]
p. 154, Harwich, bed like potters clay in shelly gravel [...]
p. 154, Yarmouth 800 years old
p. 154,160, Landguard point
p. 126,156, Cement stone
p. 126,156, Manorial rights
p. 158, Harwich will become an island
p. 158, London clay, curved stratification, strata distinct
p. 160, Harwich, section
p. 162, Lower Dover Court
p. 164, Elements, No. of M.S. pages in Part 2
p. 165, Thames, shells collected from sand of, at Molesey
p. 166, Metamorphic rocks
p. 167, Owen on Cave bones from Australia
p. 171, Notes for list of wood cuts in Elements


  • Creation: 17 January 1838- April 1838



1 volume

181 folios

90 Leaves

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, May 2021

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