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Notebook No.82, 12 July 1840-29 July 1840

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/82

Scope and Contents

This brown leather notebook contains notes by Lyell during travels in France. Notes are a mix of field notes in pencil and ink, and include lists of fossils and specimens, multiple blank pages, and some sketches. The index is on p.113-116, and both covers are 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

No 82
July 12th to 29th 1840
p. 1, Nantes
p. 1, Les Cleons fossils
p. 1, Cambon [fossils]
p. 1, Viellville [fossils]
p. 1, Le Louroux [fossils]
p. 1, Limousiniere [fossils]
p. 2, Millet, M., queries for,
p. 6, [Millet, M.] shells given by,
p. 4, Tour notes for,
p. 6, Angers
p. 8, Renelau
p. 10, Loureage
p. 10,18, Les Greselles fossils
p. 12,14, Renaudau sect[ion] + fossils
p. 14, Illet, Doue, section
p. 16, [Illet] fossils of
p. 18,22,24, Doue + fossils of,
p. 20, [Doue] quarries at,
p. 22, Savigne, Dujardin on,
p. 32,34,38, Savigne fossils of,
p. 36, Savigne on map of,
p. 22, Dujardin, M. on Savigne
p. 22, Saumur, Eocene freshwater,
p. 24, [Saumur] to Bourgeuil, country
p. 26, Giseux section
p. 32, [Giseux] to Rilly freshw[ater] limest[one]
p. 28, Maison rouge, section
p. 28,30, St. Philbert
p. 34, Hommes, plain of,
p. 35, Courcelles, fossils
p. 35, Channay sect[ion] + fossils
p. 36, [Channay] + Savigne freshw[ater] limest[one] between
p. 36, Paris basin, freshw[ater] limest[one] of,
p. 36, Freshwater limest[one] of Paris basin between Channay + Savigne
p. 42, Tours to Montbazon
p. 72,74, [Tours] to Blere
p. 44,52,54, Louans, fossils
p. 48,50, Bossee fossils, list of in Fontaines collection
p. 56-62, [Bossee] list of fossils found at,
p. 72, [Bossee] bag so marked, where from,
p. 64, Nautilus of falun
p. 68,72, Landais, M., notes made when with,
p. 76,80, Pontlevoy section
p. 76, [Pontlevoy] list of fossils from,
p. 81,83, Sambin quarries
p. 84, Fresne, N.W. of Contres
p. 86, Coutres, fossils
p. 92, Milne Edwards, queries for,
p. 94,96, Corals of Crag + Faluns
p. 98, D'Orbigny, notes made when with on fossils of Fontaine Etoupe
p. 98, Milliolites in Crag
p. 98, Foraminifera of Crag
p. 94,96, Crag, corals of Faluns +
p. 98, [Crag] milliolites in,
p. 98, [Crag] foraminifera of,
p. 100, Paris to Les Andelys
p. 102, Vernon, cliffs of,
p. 106,108, Tete d'homme
p. 112, [Tete] its size
p. 110,112, Chalk powder
p. 46, Couratin
p. 40, Delanny
p. 90, De Beaumont
p. 90, Edwards, Milne
p. 62, Groleau
p. 64, Hersabiel


  • Creation: 12 July 1840-29 July 1840


Language of Materials



117 folios

58 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Transcribed and catalogued by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, June 2021

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