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Notebook No.259, 4 July 1871-21 September 1871

 Item — Box: Lyell-temp-box 9
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/259

Scope and Contents

Red leather notebook, with index at the back. Page 1 starts with a list of Books taken on Summer Tour, including ‘Prehistoric Archaeology’ 1858, ‘Fuel of the Sun’, ‘Astronomy without Mathematics’, Black’s ‘Atlas’ and Notebooks 256, 211, 210 and 117. Lyell’s group left London on the 4th July, for Derby, then tours the Lake District

Lyell's own index

Notebook is written by Lyell – scrappy writing and corrections at times – as well as Arabella Buckley – and the index is ordered by date in the form of an itinerary, with page numbers given thereafter. This arrangement has been kept in the transcription, which was created using Transkribus.

Scope and Contents

1871 July - Index
4th London to Darley p. 3
5th Visit Booths Grace Darley Church Yard. Derby to Matlock Baths- Lovers Walk- carboniferous limestone with flint. High Tor. Heights of Abraham p. 5- 6
8th Matlock to Bakewell – excursions to Mousaldale - Chatsworth etc
12th Buxton- Fairfield Dovehole & Castleton p. 7.8
p. 9 Geology of Buxton
17th. Macclesfield – Axe Edge suburban village of Burbage. Cemetery p.12-20
July 1871 [Geology of Macclesfield – with JD Sainter] – Macclesfield shells Blackpool drift geographical centre of England Moel Tryfan and connections to North Wales. Notes name of Lowe, Collector of Macclesfield p. 17
18th Manchester p. 20.
Joined by Hughes and Dalton ‘of the survey’. p. 20
19th. Settle - walks - to Langcliff & Giggleswick – Ingleton [visits cave] p. 21 22
Called on Miss Sedgewick but not at home p. 22
23[rd] Penrith - Fell Lane to Beaconside. Pooley Bridge Ullswater p 25. Dalemain Park p 26- Carlton Hall p. 28 Lowther Castle Cliburn p. 29
1871 July & August Index p. 135
28th. Keswick 29 Crossthwaite, Southeys Church- Barrow & Lodore Falls. Borrowdale Bowdon Stone p. 30- Portinscale p. 31. Mire house - Flintoft p. 32 Barff – Skiddaw slate p. 33 Thirlmere Lake - Druids circle p. 37 Vale of St. Johns p. 38- St. Johns beck p. 40
2[nd] St. Bees p.40 - by Workington & Whitehaven p. 41- Barrow farm & Alabaster works. Brockram p. 43 Whitehaven p. 44 - Ravenglass p. 47 Coniston p. 48
4[th August]. Grasmere p. 49 – Wythburne Dunmail raise p. 49
7 [th August] Windermere p. 51
9[th August] Kendal Scout scar p. 54- 56
12[th August] Penrith p. 57. Askham, Lonsdale
1871- August Index
15[th August] Mausoleum p. 58 Brougham Castle. Temple Sowerby – New Bigging p. 62 Crodundale p. 64. Pikes – p. 66 River Leath- Eden Hall p. 67- Druid Circle, Long Meg p. 67 Criffel granite –p. 69. Carnforth p. 69
19[th August] Silloth p. 72- Beckfoot & Maldray, p. 79
24[th August] Penrith p. 80
25[th August] King Arthur's round table - p. 82- Druid Circle called Maybors- p. 83
26[th August] Kirby Stephen. p. 84
27[th August] Drive to Brough p. 85- quarry near K[irby]. Stephen p. 86
31[th August] Clifton p. 92 Boulder at G[rea]t Strickland p. 92
Sep[tember]. 1[st] Aikbeck stream p. 94 Vertical Silurian slate. p. 94
September Index p. 137
2[nd September] Barnard Castle p. 96
4[th September] Rokeby p. 98
Shap granite p. 99
Penrith p. 100
River Terraces p. 101
Beacon Hill p. 103
Carlisle Permian quarry p. 103
Lowther Castle p. 106
Leonard on Pitscauley erratic p. 108
Keswick p. 110
Grasmere p. 111
Gasdale Tarn p. 111-115
Codal Tarn p. 115
Stickle Tarn p. 116
Keswick p. 117
Wastwater Lake Harkness p. 123


  • Creation: 4 July 1871-21 September 1871


Language of Materials



141 folios

70 Leaves

1 volume

Processing Information

Catalogued by Pamela McIntyre, Strategic Projects Archivist January 2023.

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