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Notebook No.87, February 1841- June 1841

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/87

Scope and Contents

This dark leather notebook contains Charles Lyell's notes which appear to be continuation of discussion on Touraine shells, notes of list of books to go to America, notes on correspondence sent and received, and notes on lectures. On p. 106 Lyell makes reference to Timothy Abbot Conrad's New York Geological Survey of 1840. The covers of the notebook are blank, the index is written on the last pages of the book.

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 87 Index - Feb[ruary] to June 1841
Touraine Shells
p. 1, Astarte
p. 15,19, Arca
p. 23 Anomica
p. 25, Balanus
p. 1,3, Cytherea
p. 7,9, Cardium
p. 9, Ghama
p. 9,11,13, Cardita
p. 25, Hinnites
p. 15, Lucina
p. 21, Lima
p. 25, Lithodomous
p. 21, Mytilus
p. 21, Meleagrina
p. 15, Nucula
p. 25, Ostrea
p. 13, Pectunculus
p. 21,23, Pecten
p. 23, Plicatula
p. 21, Spondylus
p. 25, Tellina
p. 3,7,15, Venus
p. 33,39, Touraine fossils, results of exam[ination] of,
p. 60, [Touraine] corals, number + percentage of,
p. 99,100, [Touraine] mammalia,
p. 4, Principles, sale of,
p. 4,32,34, Wood, Mr. Mem[oranda] for,
p. 5, Crag, per-centage of rec[eipt] sp[ecimens] in,
p. 5, Babbage, Mem[oranda] for,
p. 5, Morris, [Memoranda for]
p. 16, Smith,Mr. J. on per-centage of rec[eipt] sp[ecimens] in Bordeaux, Dax + Lisbon tertiaries
p. 16, Nordenskiold, Mr. extract of letter from]
p. 17, Sykes, Col[onel] on Ammonites at height of 16,000 ft.
p. 26, Bone bed at Lyme, fossils of,
p. 60,62, Axmouth, fossil fish,
p. 26, Marsupial quadrupeds, 60 species from Australia
p. 28, Kyson bed, fossils of,
p. 28, Cheirotherium, size of, [et cetera]
p. 29, [Cheirotherium] subsidence proved by tracks of,
p. 31, Kinnordy larch tree struck by lightning
p. 34, Clyde, tertiaries of,
p. 36-38, Faluns, queries + notes for paper on,
p. 40,70,87, Sowerby, queries for,
p. 41, [Sowerby] notes on Hoffmann's Sicily
p. 42, [Sowerby] results of exam[ination] of Asti + Parma fossils by,
p. 50-54, Lectures, American, notes for,
p. 40,64,71, Owen, Mr. queries for,
p. 58, Stokes, Mr. queries for,
p. 60,63,68,71, Lonsdale, Mr. queries for,
p. 65,75, Stanfield, Mr., Mem[oranda] + quer[ies] for,
p. 74, Sections for lectures, list of,
p. 6,67,77,79, America, list of books [et cetera] taken to,
p. 80-84, [America], notes on fossils of,
p. 86, [America], coal plants from,
p. 68, Devonian fossils
p. 73, Vanicoro, chart of,
p. 68,76,78,92, Fossils for figuring in the Elements,
p. 87, Elements 2nd Ed[ition] to whom given,
p. 89, Bayfield on Geology of the St. Lawrence,
p. 17,90, Ammonites on Himalayas,
p. 90, Buckland, Dr. notes of letter to,
p. 94, Phillips, mem[oranda] for,
p. 96,102,105, Nova Scotia, mem[oranda] for tour in,
p. 99, Ansted, Prof[essor], queries for,
p. 106, Conrad's Rep't, 1840, notes on,
p. 109, Fish, fossil, of older rocks, cartilaginous hence no vertebrae found,
p. 109-114, [Fish] their rank in the series of org[anic] beings
p. 98, Bayfield
p. 59, Claussen
p. 30, Duncan
p. 62, Dinkel
p. 94, Ford
p. 43, Featherstonhaugh
p. 98, Lewis
p. 75, Phillips, P.
p. 30, Oudart
p. 32, Ramsay
p. 73, Richardson
p. 87, Sly
p. 63, Stanfield
p. 98, Walker
p. 66, Leiter


  • Creation: February 1841- June 1841


Language of Materials



118 folios

59 Leaves

1 volume