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Notes and Correspondence on the geology of the Madeiran and Canary Islands, 1854-1856

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-203/2 (Lyell 2)

Scope and Contents

This series contains the information gathered by Sir Charles Lyell on a visit to Madeira and the Canary Islands in the winter of 1853 and spring of 1854. He studied the volcanic and geological features of the island including fossils and shells. There is a detailed 'Index to the Notebooks on Geology of Madeira' in the series of Index notebooks, reference Coll-203/A5/16, which indexes the relevant Scientific Notebooks 185 - 197, as well as these manuscripts. There are additionally two separate notebooks listed as Coll-203/A4/1 dated 1856-1857, and Coll-203/A4/2 dated 1858-1859.

Scope and Contents

Notes and Correspondence on the Geology of the Madeiran and Canary Islands consists of:

Scope and Contents
  1. Cross-sections
  2. Correspondence
  3. Notes
  4. Barometrical observations
  5. Maps
  6. Sketches concerning fossils, shells, and geological features found on the Madeiran and Canary Islands
  7. Draft manuscripts for a paper containing Lyell's findings (1854-1856)


  • Creation: 1854-1856


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