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Madeira - Notes, Indexes, 5 November 1856 - 1857

Identifier: Coll-203/A4/1

Scope and Contents

Dark green to black leather soft cover notebook with marbled end paper, paginated in handwritten ink. Identified with side label 'Mad-eira Index Manual 55' and on the front with a label 'Madeira p1-53 Notes [amended text] 1856 C.L. and on the next line, Manual [underlined] new Ed[ition] [from] p.55 Indexes'. Also contains notes on Lyell's preparation for an edition of his Manual of Elementary Geology.

Summary index:

This notebook does not have its own index, rather, it signposts that it contains indexes to: Madeira manuscripts; from p. 80 to Lyell's '2nd Edition Manual new Edition etc.'; and from p. 86 to the 'older 1st edition' including on p. 78, a list of plates. In summary, it contains:
p. 1-54 Questions on other papers on Madeira, how to publish the Canary Islands paper - perhaps part should be written in German with Hartung. "In the introduction the geographical details must not be too long or the geological reader is deturred [sic]". Then a page by page review of Madeira text with Lyell's own observational drawings, then Memoranda to action for the paper.
p. 55 - 70 Manual of Elementary Geology for French Translation and New Edition etc. Notes on the time periods and technical terms- Eocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene - with references back to previous Notebook listed as 218, 216, 215. Refers to reading and researchers - Lartet, Falconer, Darwin etc. as well as copy letter to Searles Wood.
p. 71 Contents of Madeira drawer - lists documents and shells therein.
p. 72 Index to Hartung's transl[ation]
p. 78, 79 References to plates pinned into CL's MS. 1855-6
p. Index to CL's Edition (MS) 1857
p. 86 CL MS Madeira 1st Edition 1856


  • Creation: 5 November 1856 - 1857



1 notebook