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Lava flow at Messina, Sicily, 9 November 1857

Identifier: Coll-203/4/2

Scope and Contents

Document written by Sir Charles Lyell at Messina on the Island of Sicily describing his visit there in the autumn of 1857. The bulk of the document is spent describing the way lava flows down both steep and gentle slopes and specifically discusses the lava flow resulting from the 9 month long eruption of 1852/3. In addition he discusses the formation of the Val del Bove, 9 November 1857.


  • Creation: 9 November 1857


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From the Series: 29 documents