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Notebook No.107, 2 March 1843- 22 May 1843

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/107

Scope and Contents

Notes, many on American geology, thoughts on theories of Geologists Henry Woodward, W. Morris, and the inventor Charles Babbage, expenses related to future lectures, and plans to go to Cork, Ireland.
This index is not in Lyell's own words, but is notes from working with the notebook in the process of cataloguing. A complete index in Lyell's own words will be published in due course.
p. 4, Nova Scotia Coal Plants
p. 10, Mention of "Darwin's corals"
p. 11, Notes on Manchester Lectur
p. 12, Mention of Coral from Lagoon Island of Barrier Reef
p. 12, Note to send away to Geological Society for Map of Maldives, Mr. Shillingham
p. 13, Thoughts on Babbage's theory of shrinking rock
p. 20, April 1: Sent 12 specimens of coal plants to Mr. [Richard] Brown [of Cape Breton]
p. 67, Letter draft to Mr. Richard Brown, Cape Breton, Wine Merchant about evidence supporting the conversion of wood to coal
p. 113-116, Index
p. 116, Index of Addresses
p. 67, 74, 82, 83, 85, 86, 90, 92, Illustrations


  • 2 March 1843- 22 May 1843


Language of Materials



116 folios

58 Leaves

1 volume

Archivist's Note

Created by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist June 2020 Reviewed and amended by Elise Ramsay, Project Archivist, April 2021

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