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Notebook No.76, 4 June 1839-24 June 1839

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 3
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/76

Scope and Contents

This dark maroon colored leather notebook contains Lyell's notes including geological observations and sketches in pencil, some specimen lists and queries, many blank pages. The front cover is blank and the index is written in front and back inside covers.

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. 3 to 12, London Clay fossils, examin[ed] of with G. Sow[erby], (cont[inue]d from N[ote] B[ook] 75. p. 136)
p. 12, Mayence fossils, compar[ed] of,
p. 1, 3, Sowerby, on L. Clay fossils
p. 1, 14, 17, 25, —, mem[orandum] for,
p. 19, — , note of Lucina’s sent to,
p. 13, Wigham, J.B., shells from,
p. 15, 16, 18, —, list of Paris fossils sent to,
p. 19, Charlesworth, note to,
p. 19, Bridlington shells, not in Norfolk Crag,
p. 24, Malcolmson, queries for,
p. 26, Superga fossils, list of from Bronn,
p. 27, Crag [of] Touraine, compar[ed] of,
p. 25, Norfolk tour, mem[orandum] for,
p. 27, Letter to Sismonda,
p. 27, Capt[ain] Cautley.
p. 27, Letter to Mad[am]e Meulieu,
p. 27, Milne Edwards,
p. 28, Count de Vibraye,
p. 28, Winterton, inland cliff,
p. 29, —, [Winterton] line of dunes at,
p. 28, 29, 30, —, [Winterton] pit at,
p. 31, —, [Winterton] waste of cliffs,
p. 30, Martham sand, crag?,
p. 30, 34, Eccles, waste of cliffs,
p. 32, — [Eccles] church nearly buried by sands,
p. 34, 46, Happisburgh, waste of cliffs at,
p. 38, 40, 42, — [Happisburgh] sections of cliffs,
p. 40, 44, [Happisburgh] buried forest,
p. 44, [Happisburgh] bones of Elephants, [et cetera].
p. 40, —, Cautman, fisherman, collector at,
p. 78, Miss Gurney’s collect[io]n Beacon Hill, highest in Norfolk,
contin[ue]d inside cover
Index, Contin[ue]d from the front cover.
p. 48, 54, to 66, Mundesley freshwater strata,
p. 50, — [Mundesley] drawing of cliffs betw[ee]n Bacton [et cetera],
p. 52, — [Mundesley] sections of D’o [Ditto]
p. 70, — [Mundesley] fossil mammalia of,
p. 72, 78, Overstrand, sections of chalk at,
p. 74, — [Overstrand] dislocated chalk at,
p. 78, — [Overstrand] curves in strata betw[ee]n Cromer and,
p. 78, Trimmingham, chalk reach[-]ed by boring at,
p. 80, Cromer, sect[io]n at,
p. 92, 94, — [Cromer] crag at,
p. 94, — [Cromer] trees at, like Hasboro,
p. 96, 98, — sect[ion]s betw[ee]n Runton [et cetera],
p. 80, 82, East Runton sect[ion]s
p. 86, West Runton gap, D’o [Ditto],
p. 89, — [West Runton] curved strata near,
p. 90, Sidestrand, crag at,
p. 90, 94, 102, Simons M[ountain], on Cromer Crag [et cetera].
p. 94, [Cromer] Rose on boulders,
p. 94, — [Cromer] on Valley of Nar,
p. 102, [Cromer] Mud Cliffs, theory of,
p. 94, [Cromer] Nar deposit,
p. 104, 106, Beaston sect[ion]s at,
p. 114, 116, [Beaston] Holdhigh gap sect[ion]s,
p. 104 to 108, Sherringham, sections near,
p. 110, — [Sherringham] vertical chalk at, [et cetera]
p. 110, [Sherringham] vertical beds of clay at,
p. 104, Jarrold, Bookseller,
p. 91, Simons, S.,
p. 30, Nelson, Resd. John,


  • Creation: 4 June 1839-24 June 1839


Language of Materials



117 folios

58 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Transcribed by Erin McRae, Volunteer, June 2021; Catalogued by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, June 2021

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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