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Notebook No.74, March 1839- May 1839

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/74

Scope and Contents

This red leather notebook include Charles Lyell's specimen lists and queries for colleagues. There are notes on Crag fossils, on p.57 Lyell discusses reasons for confusion over identification of species. On pp.90-91 are Lyell's notes from his visit to Suffolk to examine Crag, 17 April. The index is on p. 141, inside back cover.
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 Index March to May, 1839
p. 1-8,11,18,20,23,24,26-34, Sowerby on Norwich Crag shells
p. 46-56,59,60-88,93,94,-[Sowerby] examin[atio]n of Mr Woods shells
p. 9,16,58,67,105,107,120,139, -[Sowerby] mem[oranda] for
p. 12, -[Sowerby] on Camb[ridge] Cyrena
p. 32, -[Sowerby] on Ilford Helix
p. 61, -[Sowerby] on Posidonia
p. 121-126, -[Sowerby] exam[inatio]n of Touraine fossil shells
p. 36,140, -[Sowerby] mem[oranda] of time
p. 4, Bayfield, Capt[ain] letter to
p. 8, Balanus of Beauport + Uddevalla identical
p. 14, Stokes on dissolving the matrix of Spirifers
p. 16, Cambridge tour
p. 17,83, Mem[oranda]
p. 22,36,107,108,111, Wood, mem[oranda] for
p. 46-56,59,60-88,93,94, [Wood]- exam[inatio]n of his shells with G. Sow
p. 67, Principles, 6th Ed[ition] mem[oranda] for
p. 75, Norwich beds, fossil bones of
p. 97,104,108,111, -[Norwich beds] list of shells from
p. 83, Lonsdale, mem[oranda] for
p. 89, Smith, Mr of Jordanhill, his paper
p. 90,91, Brentford exped[itio]n
p. 103, Recent species, proportion of in the 3 divisions of the Crag period
p. 107, Bean, W., extract from his paper on Burlington Crag
p. 114,117,119, Wigham, list of his fossils retained
p. 118, Alexander, d[itt]o
p. 116, Cantor, Dr, localities of Bengal shells Touraine shells, examin[atio]n of, see "Sowerby"
p. 128,134,136, Stuttion fossils, list of
p. 132, Mundesley fossils, list, Cromer D[itt]o
p. 138, Terebratula of Chalk in Crag
p. 139, Min. Con. note of plates received
p. 12, Cyrena of Cambridge
p. 103, Crag period, proport[io]n of recent species in the 3 divisions of
p. 31, Buliver
p. 110, Prestwick
p. 116, Strickland
p. 110, Uibrayer


  • March 1839- May 1839


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141 folios

70 Leaves

1 volume