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Notebook No.81, 26 June 1840-11 July 1840

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/81

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains field notes mostly in pencil, multiple blank pages, geological descriptions of clay pits and visits to Faluns of the Loire, France. Index is located p. 111-113, front and back cover are both 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

Index. June 26 to July 11 1840
p. 1, Valognes, fullers earth,
p. 20,22, [Valognes] sections in quarry near
p. 1, Orglandes fossils
p. 2,3, Hauteville sections
p. 4,6,11, De Gerville, mem[oranda] from,
p. 19, [De Gerville] his Catalogue of Recent Shells
p. 27, [De Gerville] on St. Sauveur fossils
p. 34, [De Gerville] shells from Ranville Cadet given by,
p. 22,33, [De Gerville] queries for,
p. 8,10, Mandeville section
p. 10,11, Bois du Parc
p. 1, Sowerby on trigonia fossil at Orglandes
p. 12, Fosse a Launey
p. 32, [Fosse] Egret, fossils
p. 12, La Mare Chapet
p. 14, Val de Nehou
p. 16,17, St. Colombe
p. 17, Golleville
p. 24,26, St. Sauveur le Vicomte
p. 20, Havre, recent shells from,
p. 25, De Caumont, on St. Sauveur freshw[ater]
p. 34, Freville, baculite limestone,
p. 36, Cotentin, bleached recent freshwater shells in marl pits of,
p. 38, Le Flaget
p. 40, Melliere, carriere de la, quarry
p. 40, Goniviere, M. notes from,
p. 42, Longueville, casts of shells,
p. 42,46, Bohun
p. 46, Sainteny
p. 50,52,62,66,70, St. Juvat fossils,
p. 53,64, Evran + Besso, St. Juvat
p. 62, [Evran] list of fossils
p. 66, [Evran] section
p. 58, Besso chateau, section
p. 52,54, Octorici, M.
p. 53,54, Les Pierrieres
p. 56, Villevain near Besso
p. 60,64,70, Le Quiou, Dinan
p. 72,86,90, Rennes, St. Gregoire,
p. 92, [Rennes] to Nantes
p. 72,102, De Beaumont, mem[oranda] to tell him
p. 74,82,83, Pontalier's cabinet [et cetera]
p. 90, [Pontalier's] wishes list of Rennes Tert[iary] fossils
p. 74,78, La Chaussairie, list of fossils from,
p. 76,82,89,90, [La Chaussairie] sections [et cetera]
p. 76,82, Pont Pean
p. 84,85, Toulmont, Dr. on Rennes tertiary
p. 94, Tertiary period, proposed new divisions of,
p. 98, Caillaud, on species in Mus[eum] from Les Cleons
p. 102, [Caillaud] queries for,
p. 103, [Caillaud] shells given by
p. 98,104,106, Nantes Mus[eum], lists of fossils in,
p. 98, Les Cleons, shells from in Nantes Mus[eum]
p. 102, [Les Cleons], limestone of,
p. 104, Cambon fossils
p. 104, Leroux [fossils]
p. 106, Limousiniere [fossils]
p. 106, Viellville [fossils]
p. 19, De la Tour
p. 19, Guilmine
p. 96, Geslin
p. 103, Millet
p. 33, Magnan
p. 96, Moison
p. 52, Odorici
p. 19,70, Pontalier
p. 96, Pesnau
p. 96, Pradal
p. 19, Vibraye
p. 96, Caillaud


  • Creation: 26 June 1840-11 July 1840


Language of Materials



114 folios

57 Leaves

1 volume