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Notebook No.103 - ABSENT, July 1842

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/103

Scope and Contents

This notebook is absent from Lyell's original run of 266 Scientific notebooks. Through the work of Leonard G. Wilson, copies have been identified, and used to create this catalogue entry.

This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from mid to late July of 1842 starting en route from Montreal to Boston. He then takes the Caledonia steamer from Boston to Nova Scotia. The majority of this notebook contains geologic observations of places in Nova Scotia such as Halifax, Windsor, Kentville, Blomidon, Wolfville, Parrsboro, Amherst, and Londonderry. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 153-158, written by Mary Lyell. The page numbres of this index are not always in order. Notes are in pencil and ink and include many cross-sections and field sketches.

Lyell's own index

July 1842
p. 1 Memoranda
p. 146 - [Memoranda] geological notes &,
p. 4, 10, 12 Boxes, contents of,
p. 4, 6 New Hampshire, granite of, etc
p. 6 Hanover to Lowell
p. 6 Nahant, S[outh]. end,
p. 8, 10 Nahant, dikes of basalt in greenstone
p. 10 Cotting, Dr. account with,
p. 8, 10 Dikes at Nahant
p. 14 Beauport shells
p. 14 Gould, Dr., on Beauport fossils
p. 16 - [Gould, Dr.] on Reeves’s Classification
p. 16 - [Gould, Dr.] would be glad of northern specimens,
p. 16 Dana, Mr., on Coral Reefs
p. 18 to 26 Nova Scotia, notes for,
p. 52 - [Nova Scotia] fossils from, given by Dr. Harding
p. 24, 28 Halifax, clay slate, dip etc,
p. 26 - [Halifax] N[orth]. & S[outh]. furrows near
p. 28 - [Halifax] boulder formation N[orth]. of,
p. 30 - [Halifax] strike of beds bet[ween] Windsor &,
p. 24 Purcels [sic Purcells] Cove, slate rocks
p. 28 Sackville, clay-stone of,
p. 28 - [Sackville] boulder formation near,
p. 28, 78 Boulder Formation
p. 32 Journal
p. 34, 42 Sinkholes S[outh]. of Windsor
p. 34, 36, 84 Gypsum Cliffs
p. 46 - [Gypsum] fault in,
p. 58 - [Gypsum] and red marls, character of,
p. 108 - [Gypsum] isolated masses of,
p. 36 St. Croix, R., gypsum in banks of,
p. 36 - [St. Croix, R.] sections at Bridge over,
p. 40 [St. Croix, R.] dip of beds at,
p. 40 Gesner, queries for,
p. 116 - [Gesner] Wolfville grit termed granite by,
p. 122 - [Gesner] on submerged forest & peat bog,
p. 142 - [Gesner] on vertical trees in Coal
p. 30 Windsor, strike of beds between Halifax &,
p. 34, 42 - [Windsor] sinkholes near,
p. 46 - [Windsor] fault in gypsum
p. 52 - [Windsor] implement of aborigines found at
p. 55 - [Windsor] sect[ions] near the Bridge at,
p. 56 - [Windsor] fossils in limestones of,
p. 112 - [Windsor] reclaimed land in,
p. 64 - [Windsor] section of gypsum & coal, sandstone
p. 42, 44 Latchy’s [sic M’Latchey] quarry, gypsum & red marl
p. 46 Wilkins’ - [quarry], fault in gypsum
p. 48, 50 Snides Mill - brook sect[ion] of coal strata
p. 52 Harding, Dr., fossils given by,
p. 52 Frazer, Mr., implement of aborigines given by,
p. 55 Belvidere Farm, section
p. 60 - [Belvidere] fossils at,
p. 60, 84 Halfway, R[iver].
p. 66 Lower Horton, sect[ion] of Coal strata
p. 68 - [Lower Horton] shells on the beach
p. 82 Horton Bluff to Blue Beach, distance
p. 86 - [Horton Bluff] plants in grey sandstone
p. 112 - [Horton Bluff] reclaimed land
p. 114 - [Horton Bluff] place where Coal plants formed
p. 70, 72, 74 Coffles, sections at
p. 68 - [Coffles] dip of beds at,
p. 78 Fannings Creek, sect[ions] of boulder clay
p. 70, 72, 74 Blue Beach, sections,
p. 82 - [Blue Beach] distance between Horton Bluff &,
p. 84 Fox’s Mills, gypsum at,
p. 88, 94, 96, 98, 126 Bird tracks, recent,
p. 90, 94 Beach Hill, slate with Gorgonia
p. 90, 92 Kentville roofing slate
p. 90, 92 New Canaan, fossiliferous slate,
p. 92, 93 - [New Canaan] fossils from
p. 94 Cornwallis, Salt Marsh,
p. 110, 112 - [Cornwallis] land gained by embankment,
p. 98, 100 Indian Point, red sandst[one]. & boulder clay
p. 102 Lyons Cove, section at,
p. 100 Mya arenaria, holes in sand made by,
p. 104, 118 Blomidon Cliff,
p. 107 - [Blomidon] shells at
p. 104, 106 - [Blomidon] furrowed sandstone
p. 110 - [Blomidon] strata fractured with[out] being shifted
p. 118 - [Blomidon] cliffs between Cornwallis &,
p. 108 Basin of Mines, denudation of,
p. 110 - [Basin of Mines] recent deposits
p. 112 Wolfville, dip of slates
p. 114 - [Wolfville] coal strata
p. 116 - [Wolfville] grit, termed granite by Gesner
p. 106 Ice, packing of, on C[ape]. Blomidon
p. 112 - [Ice] continuous from Blomidon to Parsboro’ [sic Parrsboro]
p. 112, 124 - [Ice] furrows in mud made by
p. 112 - [Ice] perpendicular movement of,
p. 124 - [Ice] on River St. John
p. 124 - [Ice] carrying mud & gravel
p. 124 - [Ice] stranding of,
p. 112 Reclaimed land in Horton, Windsor etc,
p. 114 Tellina groenlandica, holes made by,
p. 94 Salt Marshes at Cornwallis
p. 114, 122 - [Salt Marshes] plants in,
p. 116 Partridge Island, sect[ion] of trap etc,
p. 120 Parsboro’ [sic Parrsboro] sect[ion]. near
p. 122 - [Parsboro’] boulder formation
p. 122 [? Taunton] Marsh
p. 122, 126, 140 Red alluv[ium] discoloured by sedges,
p. 122 Advocate’s Harbour, unconformable beds,
p. 124, 126 Rain drops, marks of,
p. 46 Granite of New Hampshire
p. 126 - [Granite] veins, near Yarmouth & Halifax
p. 148 - [Granite] near Londonderry
p. 128, 130, 132 Coal-mine point, fossil trees at,
p. 122, 126, 140 Discolouration of red alluvium by sedges,
p. 128 to 136, 142 Fossil trees in Coal strata,
p. 138 Stigmaria bed,
p. 138 Chignecto coal-field
p. 140 - [Chignecto] red colour of,
p. 140 Nova Scotia & New Brunswick, sect[ion] across,
p. 140 Red Sandstone of Coal
p. 142, 144 Vertical Coal-trees in S[outh]. Joggins cliff
p. 142 Minudie, shells &c on beach,
p. 148 - [Minudie] red coal-strata at,
p. 142 Fort Cumberland, submerged trees at,
p. 148 Coal strata, red colour of,
p. 146 Amherst, dip of beds etc.,
p. 148 Cumberland Co[unty], coal-ridges of, contrasted with granite, p. 148 Londonderry, red sandstone of,
p. 150 Arching of strata
p. 150 Folly, R[iver]. dip at,
p. 152 Cracks in clay filled with new deposit of clay

Dates

  • Creation: July 1842

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Extent

From the Series: 34123 folios

From the Series: 17061 Leaves

From the Series: 266 Volumes