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Notebook No.151, 8 March 1847 - 24 April 1847

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 6
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/151

Scope and Contents

London. This notebook has no index, and a part index appears in the Index Notebook series reference Coll-203/A5/2. On p.59 there are notes of conversation with Prince Albert, on University reform.

Lyell's own index:

p. 23 Land in Coal Period why where now [now where] the Atlantic. This made the plants the same and the shells very different species.
p. 26 England surrounded by a submarine plain. Ramsay.
p. 26 Subsidence of 36,000 ft proofs of in South Wales, do [Ramsay].
p. 27 Overlapping strata. In the case the newest of the 2nd series rest on the oldest of the older [sketch showing onlapping strata of sedimentary sequences; the younger onlapping the older underlying sequence]
p. 27 If subsidence of 36,000 ft true, a chance later Himalaya may have disappeared & glacial period with it.
p. 30 Wales was land during Tertiary & sea during Boulder Period - Ramsay - also land during Oolitic & Wealden. 31.
p. 72 Alabama Eocene shells like European. S. Wood.
p. 91 Japanese junk wrecked in 1833 on northwest coast of N[orth] America.


  • Creation: 8 March 1847 - 24 April 1847


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123 folios

61 Leaves

1 volume