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Manuscript Papers relating to Published Works, c. 1840 - c. 1855

 Series — Box: Lyell Temp Box 3.14
Identifier: Coll-203/B18

Scope and Contents

Contains extensive autograph manuscript drafts of texts, with cancels, revisions and additions, with illustrative plates and maps:
1. 'On the Geology of some parts of Madeira' by Sir Charles Lyell. Notes on text about Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Index to Notebook 195.
2. Original packaging 'Original Geological MS Notes of Sir Charles Lyell (Lady Lyell preserved these - as she was asked at times for autographs, and as time advances, they may be still more valuable)'. Portion of the working manuscript for 'The Antiquity of Man'.
3. Bibliography of Charles Lyell's writings
4. List of suggested corrections and amendments by Charles Darwin to the fifth edition of 'A Manual of Elementary Geology' (1855)
5. Offprint of the supplement to the fifth edition of a Manual of Elementary Geology
6. Illustrations from Sir Charles Lyell's Geology including lithographs, prints and a small number of ink and wash illustrations of various geological subjects and places - Niagara, Maderia.
7. Plate illustrations from 'Principles'. Original drawing by Lyell of the pillars at Seraphis, plus copies of the printed plates of volcanic district of Naples, Vesuvius, The Weald, Molucca and Sunda Islands, map showing the position of the land and sea which might produce the extremes of heat and cold in the climates of the Globe; view of St Lawrence; small copy of the Strathmore map; Niagara; Chara from the marl lakes of Forfarshire; Etna; volcanoes in Catalonia, coloured frontispiece of a section of a Volcano (very like the sketch of Goatfell, Arran); Runn of Cutch and Lake of Sindree; Line of Coast of Ostend to Rugen; map showing the extent of surface in Europe which has been covered by the sea in the Eocene period; map showing the extent of land in Europe covered by water since the commencement of the deposition of the older Tertiary strata.
8.Rain-drop woodcuts and a printed list of the Athenaeum membership 1824
9.Part of the Manuscript of the Principles of Geology. Lyell has used blank reverse of letters sent to him at Kinnordy October 1822, and University of London [no date].
10. Manuscript notes for Appendix
11. Notes for chapter 19 of the Principles of Geology


  • c. 1840 - c. 1855



11 folder (part of 1 archive box (14 of 18); 11 folders)