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Notebook No.105, 27 September 1842 - 10 December 1842

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/105

Scope and Contents

This green leather notebook contains diverse notes on geology of Perthshire, London, and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and proceedings likely of the Geological Society of London. Starts with the inclusion of a poem by Thomas Moore. The index also appears to feature the first mention to Hamilton Couper by Lyell, who notes his paper. The index is written on the final three pages of the notebook, the front and back covers are blank.

Scope and Contents

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

p. 7, Moore, extract from, - - Kinnordy + London
p. 7, Blackadder on Serpent[ine] in Perthshire
p. 8, Lectures, plan of,
p. 44, [Lectures] notes of illustrations for,
p. 47, [Lectures] mem[oranda] for,
p. 9, Rod, English, length of
p. 10,12, Owen's Report on Reptiles, notes on,
p. 65,68, [Owen] on Morse [et cetera] of Martha's Vineyard
p. 11,13, Negative evidence in Geology
p. 13,14,15,17,19,21,25, Geol[ogical] Proceed[ings] Vol[ume] 3, notes on,
p. 16, Balbuchly quarry
p. 16, Johnson's quarries at hill of Hayston
p. 17,19, Balrudderie, sect[ions] of calin + sandst[one]
p. 26 to 38, [Balrudderie] sketches of fossils in Mr. Webster's collect[ion]
p. 40, [Balrudderie] dip of the beds [et cetera]
p. 22, Den of Fowlis
p. 24, Kilgraston red sandst[one] s[ai]d to contain fossils
p. 26, Cephalaspis, drawings of
p. 27, [Cephalaspis], but few bodies of, found fossil
p. 40, Tay Harbour + mouth of river Survey
p. 43, Bayfield, Capt[ion], mem[oranda] for
p. 44, Lonsdale, mem[oranda] for
p. 44, Lindertis, circular ponds + marsh at
p. 45, Kairns of Airly
p. 45, Lochside quarry, Kinnordy, strike + dip in,
p. 48,61,79, Bulletin Geol[ogy] Soc[iety] France, notes on,
p. 50,51, Fleming, Dr., notes when with at Kinnordy
p. 77, [Fleming, Dr.] on Geol[ogy] of Angus
p. 43,44,52, Mem[oranda]
p. 52,54, Touraine paper, mem[oranda] for
p. 69 to 72, 78 to 86, [Touraine paper] fossils, Forbes on,
p. 69,74,75,115, [Touraine paper] Addenda for,
p. 53,55, Dale Owen's paper, notes on
p. 56, Hall, Ja[mes], notes on his paper
p. 57, Australian Mastodon
p. 100, [Australian] Dinothere
p. 57, Plants, geograph[ical] distrib[ution] of,
p. 57, Chalk fossils from Pondicherry
p. 56, American Silur[ian] groups
p. 58, Darwin, on bars + banks of sand,
p. 89, [Darwin] mem[oranda] of convers[ation] with,
p. 97, [Darwin] his letter to Maclaren, extract from,
p. 99, [Darwin] notes of letter to, on Coral theory
p. 102, [Darwin] [notes of letter] from, on [Coral theory]
p. 63,88, Letters sent, note of,
p. 67, American boxes in Museum, contents of,
p. 60, Everest, Mr. on Temple of Serapis
p. 62,64, [Everest, Mr.] on Caligual's Mole
p. 62, [Everest, Mr.] on elev[ation] of Pompeii since it was buried,
p. 68, Forbes, E. on Cyproa + Trivia
p. 69 to 72, 78 to 86, [Forbes, E.] notes of, on Tour[aine] fossils
p. 91, [Forbes, E.] mem[oranda] for, on d[itt]o
p. 73, Geological Trans., publication of,
p. 73, Hamilton Couper's paper, notes on,
p. 74,76,87, Sowerby, G. mem[oranda] for on Tour[aine] fossils
p. 90, Lund on human rem[ains] believed to be contemporary with extinct quadrupeds
p. 90, Elephant fossil in Mexica
p. 92,95, Big Bone Lick paper, mem[oranda] for,
p. 92, Mastodon localities
p. 94, Beauport shells, additional species
p. 94, St. Lawrence, recent, [additional species]
p. 95, Cretaceous fossils from Madras.
p. 57, [Cretaceous fossils] from Pondicherry
p. 96, Coral theory
p. 108, [Coral theory] objection to,
p. 101,102, Roger's Report, notes on,
p. 101, Morse, fossil, Cooper + others on,
p. 65, [Morse], at Martha's Vineyard
p. 101, Cooper, on fossil Walrus
p. 103, Hitchcock's Geol[ogical] of Mass[achusetts], notes on,
p. 65,68, Martha's Vineyard, Owen on fossils of,
p. 103, [Martha's Vineyard] Sowerby on shells of,
p. 104, [Martha's Vineyard], geology of, notes on
p. 106, Bird ofrom N[ew] Zealand sent to Mr Owen
p. 107, Urals, breadth of mount[ain] chains
p. 109, Portland Dirt Bed, tree 14 ft. in circumference recently found in,
p. 106,107,108, Mem[oranda]


  • Creation: 27 September 1842 - 10 December 1842


Language of Materials



117 folios

58 Leaves

1 volume