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Notebook No.109, 15 June 1843-25 June 1843

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 4
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/109

Scope and Contents

This notebook contains a record of Charles Lyell’s travels through France (started in previous notebook, Number 108), including a visit along the Allier River. It is dated 15 - 25 June 1853. Notes are written in pencil and ink and are primarily field notes and observations with numerous sketches. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 113-116. 

Scope and Contents

The following table of contents has been copied from Lyell's own "Index" found at the end of the notebook, supplemented with further observations. Items in quotations are taken directly from the notebook, and are in Lyell's own words. Abbreviations have been expanded where possible, and the extensions are shown between brackets []. The inclusion of a question mark in brackets [?] indicates inference due to illegible writing. The inclusion of [sic] indicates the misspelling of a word is deliberate and taken from the notebook. French place names beginning with S[aint] are nscribed as written rather than in full, e.g. St. Etienne : Saint-Étienne.

Lyell's own index

N[umber] 109.  Index.  June 15th to 25th. 1843.
France.
p. 1, 14, 16, 24, 58, 76 Journal & Itinerary
p. 2 Autun Museum,
p. 4, 5 - [Autun Museum] fossil fish
p. 7 - [Autun Museum] age of deposit
p. 7 - [Autun Museum] no Stigmaria at,
p. 6, 8 - [Autun Museum] fossil Conifera
p. 12 - [Autun Museum] no far transported drift at,
p. 4 Morvan porphyry,
p. 7 - [Morvan porphyry] age of,
p. 4 Vitry sur Loire, foss[ils]. Mammalia  
p. 4 Porphyry of Morvan
p. 7 - [Porphyry of Morvan] age of,
p. 12 - [Porphyry of Morvan] junction of Coal &,
p. 52 - [Porphyry of Morvan] anthracite [etc.] at Regny cut thro’by,
p. 7 Muse, sandst[one]. above fish shales of,
p. 7 Green marls in Coal
p. 8 Landriot, Mr., fossils given by,
p. 12 Charmasse, Mr., on junct[ion]. of Coal & Porphyry,
p. 8  St. Leger,
p. 14 - [St. Leger] section at,
p. 18, 22 Lyons Mem[orandum].  
p. 18 Regny fossils
p. 26 - [Regny fossils] age of Coal of
p. 52 - [Regny fossils] anthracite, Lepidod[endron]. in ? 
p. 52 - [Regny fossils] beds cut through by porphyry
p. 26 Gruner, Mr. notes made with,
p. 44 - [Gruner, Mr.] queries for,
p. 26 St. Etienne Coal
p. 26, 28 - [St. Etienne] vertical trees in
p. 30 - [St. Etienne] large Calamites, sketch of,
p. 42 - [St. Etienne] no fire clays in basin of,
p. 42, 46, 48 - [St. Etienne] sect[ions]. in quarries in suburbs of, 
p. 32 Trevil [sic Tréville], coal plants 
p. 34 -[Trevil] sect[ion]. in quarry at,
p. 38 46 Brongniart’s vertical trees
p. 42 Montaud quarry, vert[ical]. tree in,
p. 42, 46 [Montaud quarry] Stigmaria clay ? in
p. 46 St. Priest, coal-field, width of,
p. 46 [St. Priest] beds at, much disturbed
p. 48 [St. Priest] springs at,
p. 48 Clapier quarry, sect[ion]in.
p. 48 Quartier Gaillard, [section in]
p. 51 Section across Coal-field from St. Heand to Chaine de Pilat
p. 54 Montbrison tertiary
p. 56 - [Montbrison] sketch of country round,
p. 54 Andresyeux  [sic Andrezieux]
p. 54, 56 La Romaine Puy,
p. 60 Pont du Chateau
p. 62, 64 Clermont [Clermont-Ferrand], mem[orandum]. & queries for
p. 63 to 65 Bouillet’s Memoir, notes from,
p. 67 - [Bouillet’s] Mem[orandum]. made when with,   
p. 72 - [Bouillet’s] shells given by,
p. 66-70 Shells in Auvergne freshw[ater]., list of, 
p. 70 Indusial limest[one]. filled with Cypris  
p. 70 Chaluzet, indusial limest[one]. with Cypris   
p. 66 to 70 Auvergne, freshw[ater]. shells of, fossil, 
p. 70 - [Auvergne]  Cypris in Indus[ial]. limest[one]. of,  
p. 72  - [Auvergne] fossil Mammalia,
p. 62, 64, 74 - [Auvergne] mem[orandum]. & queries for,   
p. 104, 110 - [Auvergne] hyaenodon of, 
p. 74 Le Coq, Mr., queries for,
p. 74, 76, 78 Pradelles, denudation of, 
p. 78 Veyres, fish in tertiary marl of,
p. 80, 82, 84, 88,102 Bravard, Mr., notes made when with on Boulade fossils [etc.]  
p. 100 - [Bravard, Mr.] on fossils of Bournon de St. Pierre 
p. 84, 88, 104 Tour de Boulade, fossil mammalia & shells 
p. 92, 94 - [Tour de Boulade] sections
p. 96 - [Tour de Boulade] height above the Allier
p. 84, 88 - [Tour de Boulade] shells of,
p. 86, 110 Coudes, extinct mammalia in travertin caves, at
p. 84, 88 Shells of the Tour de Boulade
p. 90 Allier, R[iver]., sect[ion]. on banks of
p. 94 - [Allier, R[iver].] height of above sea at Issoire
p. 96 Mont Perrier, bones under basalt,
p. 100, 104 Cournon & Gannat, fossils of, 
p. 101 Chambezon, H[aute] Loire, section 
p. 104, 110 Hyaenodon
p. 110 - [Hyaenodon]] drawings of teeth
p. 106 Sharks tooth s[aid]. to have been found 10 leag[ues]. from Issoire  
p. 78, 112 Croizet, Mr., his collect[ion].
p. 104 - [Croizet, Mr.] on age of Tour de Boulade fossils,
p. 108 - [Croizet, Mr.] on Rhin[oceros]. of St. Privat      
p. 108 Ruminants of Limagne not stags
p. 110 Dujardin on Hyaenodon or Taxotherium
p. 112 Nechers, sect[ion]. showing end of lava,

Dates

  • Creation: 15 June 1843-25 June 1843

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Extent

116 folios

58 Leaves

1 volume

Processing Information

Transcribed by Beverly Gordon, volunteer; catalogued by Pamela McIntyre, Strategic Projects Archivist, November 2022

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