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Notebook No.86, 8 December 1840-4 February 1841

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/86

Scope and Contents

This dark leather notebook contains Charles Lyell's notes in ink, occasional pencil, mostly relates to notes on Touraine shells and notes by Mr Bunbury. Short index written in the back of the notebook, along with a list of Touraine shells - and there are links between this list and correspondence with Colonel E.R. Wood. 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

Dec[ember] 8th 1840 to Feb[ruary] 4th 1841
p. 1, Bunbury, Mr. on Herne Bay
p. 7, Bayfield, list of land + freshwater shells from,
p. 20,68, Memoranda
p. 17,34,53,106, Elements, calculations for,
p. 68, [Elements], 2nd Ed[ition] to whome to be given
p. 18, Grey, Capt[ain] conver[sations] with on Australia
p. 18, Wheat grown from seed out of Egypt[ian] mummy
p. 19, Thorpe, fossil bone (Seal.)
p. 19, Milne, D., letter from
p. 21-25, Wood, S.V. on Ranville Cadet fossils
p. 27, [Wood, S.V.] on Bohoa
p. 20, [Wood, S.V.] mem[oranda] for
p. 22, Trionyx in Chalk
p. 28, Wealden, anticlinal axes of,
p. 29, Hampstead, Muswill Hill [et cetera] geology
p. 31, Wetherell's collection
p. 32, Finchley section at
p. 34, Woolwich, shells from
p. 34,51, Madeira, fossil land shells of,
p. 35, Sowerby on Palermo fossils
p. 58, [Sowerby] on Synonyms of Crag shells
p. 43, Owen, mem[oranda] for,
p. 19, [?] Thorpe bone
p. 80,82, [Owen] notes of on teeth [et cetera] to figure
p. 51, Caryophyllia, fossil, from Sicily,
p. 58, Archiac answers as to Crag fossils + letter to,
p. 106, Mantell on Igunaodon,
p. 106, Wilson, Prof[essor] on Menu
p. 58, Letter to Archiac
p. 94, [Letter] to Conybeare
p. 107 Lower, I.W.
p. 17, Macintosh
p. 28, Roos
p. 28, Smith, J.


  • Creation: 8 December 1840-4 February 1841


Language of Materials



117 folios

58 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

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

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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