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Notebook No.95, December 1841- January 1842

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/95

Scope and Contents

This notebook contains Charles Lyell's notes from his travels through Richmond, Virginia, and Charleston, South Carolina. Notes are in pencil and ink and are primarily daily journal entries. The index is located at the back of the notebook.

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] 95. Index. Dec[embe]r 1841. Jan[uar]y 1842.
p. 1, 2, Baltimore Mem[orand]a
p. 6, - [Baltimore] section at 1st Station S[trata] of,
p. 3, Ducatel, Mr., notes by
p. 4, 12, 16, 20, 24, 32, 54, 58, 60, 62, 76, 78, Journal
p. 6, Mastodon from Maryland
p. 17, - [Mastodon] in marshes
p. 66, - [Mastodon] shells accompanying
p. 3, 6, Maryland tertiaries
p. 6, - [Maryland] Mastodon
p. 14, Richmond Coal
p. 28, - [Richmond] section at,
p. 14, Rogers, Mr., notes from his Report,
p. 56, - [Rogers, Mr.] queries for
p. 15, Atlantic tertiary
p. 15 to 19, Conrad on Tertiary fossils, notes from,
p. 56, - [Conrad] queries for
p. 18, Potomac Marble
p. 22, [56 is crossed out], - [Potomac] Creek, section near
p. 19, Tour in U[nited] S[tates] - best time for.
p. 26, Mayo's Hill, sect[io]n of Miocene strata
p. 26, Shockai Creek, sect[io]n in ravine near,
p. 26, Eocene chloritic sand
p. 34, - [Eocene chloritic sand] strata on James R[iver],
p. 36, - [Eocene chloritic sand] wood bored by Teredo
p. 38, - [Eocene chloritic sand] marl, used in agriculture
p. 44, - [Eocene chloritic sand] American,
p. 26, Miocene strata, sect[io]n of,
p. 34, - [Miocene] conformability of Eocene [et cetera],
p. 36, - [Miocene] Cetacea
p. 38, - [Miocene] of America
p. 28, James's R[iver] sediment in,
p. 50, - [James River] strata near, 34 - sect[io]n on bank of [and] fossils
p. 28, 30, City Point, section of Cliff
p. 30, - [City Point] resemblance of strata to Cretaceous of New Jersey
p. 34, 36, Evergreen, sect[io]n [and] fossils of Bluff at,
p. 36, Cetacea, fossil,
p. 38, Box, contents of,
p. 34, 36, Bluff at Evergreen, sect[io]n of, [and] fossils,
p. 38, Coggins Point, concretions in green marl with shells
p. 40, - [Coggins Point] shells found at
p. 38, American Miocene
p. 44, - [American] Eocene
p. 40, Ruffin, Mr., on green marl of Coggins Point,
p. 44, Burwell's Mill, list of fossils from,
p. 44, 46, Williamsburg fossils, list of,
p. 48, College Mill, fossils at
p. 50, Grove Landing place, sect[io]n [and] fossils
p. 56, 74, Dismal Swamp
p. 56, Pine barrens, [and] absence of boulders in,
p. 74, - [Pine barrens] between Norfolk [and] Welden [sic]
p. 64, Wilmington, sands [and] clays
p. 64, Cape Fear, R[iver], low sand cliffs
p. 66, Charleston, situation of,
p. 68, Shepard, Mr., on decomposed granite at junction of primary [and] tertiary
p. 70, 72, Ravenel, Dr. his Collection
p. 74, Santee Canal, fossil bones of deer in,
p. 82, Aikin [sic], section at,
p. 85, Shell marl, localities of,
p. 82, Kaolin near Aikin [sic]
p. 85, Mc Bean's Creek, shell marl
p. 86, Augusta, section at,
p. 88, - [Augusta] rapids
p. 92, - [Augusta] The Rocks, near,
p. 92, - [Augusta] kaolin - diagonal lamin[...]n
p. 95, - [Augusta] height of River above sea at
p. 86, 88, Rae's Creek, section at,
p. 88, Savannah, R[iver], rapids of,
p. 95, - [Savannah River] height of above sea at Augusta
p. 95, - [Savannah River] difference between high [and] low water
p. 95, - [Savannah River] great occasional rise of,
p. 90, Somerville, vermilion coloured rock at,
p. 94, Darien, fossil mammalia
p. 94, Cotting, Dr.
p. 2, Riley, Dr.
p. 48, Rocwel
p. 85, Wilde


  • Creation: December 1841- January 1842


Language of Materials



98 folios

49 Leaves

1 volume