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Notebook No.94, October 1841- December 1841

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/94

Scope and Contents

This notebook contains field and travel notes by Charles Lyell while in North America, traveling between Philadelphia and Boston. There are multiple sketches and sections of geological formations, notes of lecture tickets and items 'to do' on certain dates, notes referring to lectures attended, and items borrowed.
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 N[umber] 94. Index. Oct[obe]r to Dec[embe]r 1841.
p. 3, 5, Maunch Chunk mines, drawings of,
p. 6, 7, 8, Ideal Sect[ion]s of Apallachians [sic] [and] Sidlaws,
p. 28, 32, 33, 116, Journal
p. 10, Beaver Meadow Coal-field, foss[il] plants
p. 12, Stigmaria clay at top [and] bottom in D'o [Ditto]
p. 12, Apallachians [sic], age of upheaval
p. 6, 7, 8, - [Apallachians] [sic] ideal sect[ion]s of the Sidlaws [et cetera],
p. 24, - [Apallachians] [sic] length [and] breadth of,
p. 24, - [Apallachians] [sic] great curves in,
p. 104, - [Apallachians] [sic] absence of dikes in
p. 12, Catskill Mountains
p. 14, Room Run Coal Mine
p. 16, - [Room Run Coal Mine] soot at junct[io]n of coal [and] conglom[erate]
p. 16, - [Room Run Coal Mine] fossil plants of,
p. 18, - [Room Run Coal Mine] curved beds of Coal
p. 10, 14, Coal Mines
p. 10, 16, - [Coal Mines] plants
p. 20, - [Coal Mines] of anthracite
p. 18, -, [Coal Mines] curved beds of,
p. 12, -, [Coal Mines] Stigmaria above [and] below,
p. 14, - [Coal Mines] shale [and] conglom[erate], sect[io]n of,
p. 14, Nesquahoning [sic] valley, sect[io]n of Coal shale [et cetera]
p. 14, - [Nesquahoning [sic] valley] fallen rocks at foot of cliffs,
p. 12, Stigmaria Clay
p. 20, 22, Cleavage of Slate
p. 22, Thinning out of beds of limest[one] [and] conglom[erate]
p. 22, 24, Lehigh water-gap
p. 26, Easton to Munro, strata between,
p. 26, 28, Potomac Conglomerate
p. 26, Delaware, R[iver], strata on right bank of,
p. 30, - [Delaware River] Canal on D'o [Ditto]
p. 30, - [Delaware River] trees cut into by ice on,
p. 26, New Red, and gneiss junct[io]n of,
p. 28, - [New Red] ripple-mark in,
p. 30, - [New Red] outlier of,
p. 94, 95, - [New Red] furrows in Conglom[erate] of,
p. 94, - [New Red] fossil plants and fish of,
p. 103, - [New Red] of formed in deep water - birds tracks,
p. 122, - [New Red] of New Jersey
p. 28, 107, Ripple-marked rocks
p. 30, Albany Clay elevated by local upheaval
p. 122, - [Albany Clay] in the Highlands
p. 34, Trap, shale [and] sandstone altered by,
p. 92, 104, -, [Trap, shale [and] sandstone] hills of hardened sandstone and,
p. 94, 106, 110, -, [Trap, shale [and] sandstone] crescent-shape of, at Newhaven,
p. 34, Lignite deposit at junction of rivers
p. 34, Green Sand of N[ew] Jersey, 5 groups of,
p. 36, Ralston's Receipt for 25 dollars
p. 38, 40, Boston Mem[orandum]
p. 42, 46, 49, to 65, 79, 81, - [Boston] Lectures, mem[orandum] for,
p. 40, Gould, Dr., on Bayfields paper,
p. 52, Sweet Briar Lane, Conglom[erate] smoothed [and] pol[ished], Lectures - See "Boston", above
p. 34, New Jersey Green Sand, 5 groups of,
p. 122, - [New Jersey] New Red of,
p. 52, Conglomerate smoothed [and] polished,
p. 94, 95, - [Conglomerate] of New Red, furrows in,
p. 55, Lewis, Mr., how to send to Boston
p. 66, Niagara, old writers on falls of,
p. 69, 71, 73, 76, 86, - [Niagara] recession of
p. 85, - [Niagara] width of ravine
p. 136, - [Niagara] Eaton on,
p. 66, 69, Kalm on Falls of Niagara, 1750,
p. 67, Hennipin, Father, on D'o [Ditto]
p. 62, 68, 71, 78, 83, 85, 86, Hall, Ja[me]s, queries for, [and] answers to,
p. 80, - [Hall, James] on future recess[io]n of Falls of Niagara
p. 68, Bloody Run, distance from falls
p. 72, Welland Canal
p. 72, Canals, water taken from great Lakes by,
p. 76, Canada Fall 1/2 mile farther back than Amer[ica]n
p. 92, Newhaven, conglom[erate] with quartz pebbles
p. 92, - [Newhaven] dip of conglom[erate]
p. 92, 104, - [Newhaven] hills of trap [and] hardened sandstone
p. 94, 106, 110, - [Newhaven] crescent-form of trap
p. 102, - [Newhaven] New Red sandstone of
p. 102, - [Newhaven] ice-furrows near,
p. 108, - [Newhaven] denudation of sandstone
p. 103, East Rock, Newhaven, dip of rocks
p. 104, 106, - [East Rock, Newhaven] trap [and] sandstone of,
p. 114, - [East Rock, Newhaven] drawing of,
p. 94, 95, North Haven, New Red Conglom[erate] furrowed,
p. 94, 98, Durham, fossil plants,
p. 97, - [Durham] section at little falls
p. 98, 99, - [Durham] fossil fish [and] plants
p. 94, Silliman on Calamites in New Red,
p. 98, Slickensides
p. 96, 101, Anthracite, Liebig on convers[io]n of Coal into,
p. 98, 99, Fish, fossil, at Durham
p. 100, Snow-storm, Oct[obe]r 1841
p. 96, Liebig on conversion of Coal into anthracite,
p. 102, Denudation - M[oun]t Carmel
p. 108, - [Denudation] of sandstone, Newhaven
p. 102, M[oun]t Carmel
p. 103, Whelpley, Mr., on rocks of Newhaven
p. 104, - [Whelpley, Mr.] found no dikes in Apallachians [sic]
p. 107, - [Whelpley, Mr.] on Ripple-mark
p. 112, Connecticut trap, section,
p. 120, Peat-swamps, mastodon found in,
p. 120, New York, great Cedar Swamp in,
p. 120, 143, Mastodon, where found,
p. 120, Cedar Swamp, New York
p. 122, Chalk fossils common to Europe [and] U[nited] S[tates]
p. 122, Cretaceous strata at Bordenton [sic]
p. 124 to 130, Phillips's Devonian fossils, notes on,
p. 132, 146, Megatherium in Georgia
p. 124, 130, 132, 134, 138, Philadelphia Mem[orandum]
p. 148, - [Philadelphia] to Baltimore, strata between
p. 140 to 146, Route
p. 143, Wilmington fossils
p. 146, Upper Silurian, classific[atio]n of
p. 146, Trilobites
Addresses
p. 124, Conrad
p. 124, Frazer
p. 55, Hayes
p. 54, Johnston
p. 118, Johnson
p. 41, Jackson
p. 124, McIlvaine
p. 118, Miller
p. 55, Pickering
p. 124, Rogers
p. 36, White

Dates

  • October 1841- December 1841

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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153 folios

76 Leaves

1 volume