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Notebook No.112, 11 August 1843-30 August 1843

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 5
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/112

Scope and Contents

This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from his travels through Bristol (started in previous notebook, Number 111) and Ireland (continued in following notebook Number 113). It is dated 11-30 August 1843. Notes are in pencil and ink and are primarily field notes. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 113-116.

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 "do". The inclusion of [sic] indicates the misspelling of a word is deliberate and taken from the notebook.

Lyell's Own Index

11th to the 30th of Aug[ust]. 1843.
Bristol and Ireland.
p. 1 Bristol Coal-field
p. 1, 6 Pennant grit,
p. 1 Stigmaria, flat in top layers of Coal
p. 1 Coal plants, list of,
p. 3 Slickensides
p. 3 Calamites, upright,
p. 3 Radstock, Mount[ain]. Limest[one]. fossils, near
p. 4 - [Radstock Mountain] sect[ion] and fossils of grey Lias at,
p. 9, 84, 90 Itinerary
p. 10 Pyle Hill section
p. 12 Hotwell House, sect[ion] above the,
p. 14, 30 Faults near Bath
p. 18 - [Faults near Bath] surface not affected by,
p. 14 Durdham Down, posit[ion] of the Thecodonts,
p. 14 Westbury section
p. 16 Alluvium of Severn
p. 16 Henbury, Lias,
p. 18 Aust, faults near
p. 20 - [Aust] fossils, list of,
p. 22, 26 - [Aust] dome-shaped upheaval
p. 24 - [Aust] height of cliff et cetera
p. 28 Sanders on railway section between Bath and Bristol
p. 28 Drift near Bath et cetera, character of,
p. 30 Oolite section near Bath
p. 30 Golden Valley Coal-field
p. 30 Bitton, great fault at,
p. 32 Caldy Island, fossils in Caves
p. 32 Pembrokeshire, cave deposits.
p. 32 Elephant in gravel near Bath
p. 38, 78 Hopkins on thickness of Earth’s crust et cetera
p. 38 - [Hopkins] on communicat[ion] between Volcanoes et cetera
p. 40 Phillips, his reply to Hopkins
p. 40 Coal of Pembrokeshire anthracitic, but bituminous where less disturbed
p. 44 Cleavage, Phillips on,
p. 40 Griffith's Mr., section by,
p. 40 - [Griffith’s Mr.] on drift
p. 78, 80 - [Griffith’s Mr.] on raised beds of recent shells
p. 44 Owen, Mr. mem[orandum] for,
p. 62 to 76 - [Owen, Mr.] on fossil mammalia
p. 48 Glaciers, motion and thickness of,
p. 50 - [Glaciers] in antarctic regions
p. 50 Poisson, M., theory of,
p. 50 Sabine on Antarctic glaciers
p. 52 - [Sabine] on blocks in Icebergs
p. 52 - [Sabine] on proport[ion] of ice above and below water
p. 52 Baffins Bay, glaciers coming down to sea,
p. 52 Icebergs, proport[ion] above and below water
p. 52 Icebergs in antarctic regions
p. 52 - [Icebergs] height of, and blocks in,
p. 54, 56 Cork valley, fossils of lower limestone,
p. 58, 61, 78 - [Cork valley] elevated bed of Oysters.
p. 58 - [Cork valley] section near
p. 60 Irish Elk at Youghall
p. 72 - [Irish Elk] in Isle of Man
p. 101 - [Irish Elk] at Enniskerry
p. 60, 61 Drift
p. 60, 61 Shells in sand dredged up for manure,
p. 60 Kilnahohen drift
p. 62 to 76 Mammalia, fossil, Mr. Owen on,
p. 78 Jennings on Youghall peat moss
p. 80 Mullet Bay, raised beds of recent shells,
p. 80 Welsh Mountains
p. 80 Physical geography, changes in modern per[iod]
p. 82 Macroom limestone
p. 82 See R[iver]., valley of,
p. 86 Killarney, scratches on slate rocks of,
p. 86 - [Killarney] and Cork, country between like Scotland
p. 86 - [Killarney] culm measures concealed by peat,
p. 87 - [Killarney] to Castle Island
p. 86 - [Killarney] peat deepest on tops and slopes of hills
p. 88 Roscrea limestone, fossils of,
p. 86, 92 Peat
p. 92 Gravel ridges
p. 98, 101 - [Gravel ridges] shells in
p. 98 - [Gravel ridges] or till of Dublin etc like Canada and Norfolk p. 94 Kildare gravel
p. 98 - [Kildare] shells found in
p. 94 Lignite deposits
p. 96 M[ountain] Limest[one] sh[ould] be called Valley limestone,
p. 96 Howth promontory
p. 96 Kingston gravel
p. 98, 101 Bray, shelly gravel of,
p. 98 Wexford, great extent of shelly drift in,
p. 98 Till of Dublin and Wicklow like Canada and Norfolk,
p. 98 Oldham, Mr., found shells in Kildare
p. 102 - [Oldham, Mr.] mem[orandum] to send shells to,
p. 100, 101 Wicklow Mountains
p. 100 - [Wicklow Mountains] height of the Sugar loaf mount[ain]
p. 98 - [Wicklow Mountains] till of, like Canada and Norfolk
p. 102 to 106 Museum Custom House, Dublin, fossils in,
p. 108 Bellerophon in Irish Coal
p. 102, 108 Mem[orandum] to send to Ireland
p. 108 Finglass, calp covered by gravel,
p. 108, 111, 112 Journal
P 110, 112 Platforms in Dublin Meath and Louth,
p. 110 Drogheda to Dunleer, slate district.


  • Creation: 11 August 1843-30 August 1843


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