Isle of Man
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Scope and Contents The Correspondence: François Antione Alfred Lacroix to Edwin Ray sub-series consists of:
- 21 letters, alphabetically arranged (1892-1909)
Scope and Contents Drawings and notes on the geology of Ireland and Lowland Scotland, particularly Fife and the Ochills, and also of the Isle of Man. References are made to crystalline rocks at Donegal, clays at Sligo and Elie, shale at Dura Den and Blebo (both Fife) and marine terraces at Kincraig (near Elie).
Scope and Contents Notes for 4 lectures on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', given to the Royal Institution in 1886. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the emergence of types of geological formations against a geological timeframe and how they have been affected by various processes, especially the action of volcanoes and materials produced by them, within the natural world. He used examples from numerous locations from different parts of the British Isles.
Scope and Contents Letter to George Wilson from Jane Forbes refuting that her son was disinterested in his roots on the Isle of Man.
Dates: 18 August 1855
Scope and Contents Note on the 'ostiarij' [ostiarii or Iona's inhabitants] and that their name comes from their former office in the church [doorkeepers].They never exceed 5 or 8 in number from a male because of an act of misbehaviour committed in St Columba's time according to Dean Frazer [Dean John Fraser]. Also notes that Dean Frazer gave the governorship of the Isle of Man to Sacheverall and that the currach is still used in Wales.
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This dark maroon colored leather notebook contains Charles Lyell's specimen lists, to do lists, notes from colleagues publications, sketches, many blank pages. Miscellaneous notes; pp.21-22 - References to Darwin's 'Glen Roy' paper. Front and back cover are blank, index is p. 115-6. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital...
Dates: 12 August 1839-17 October 1839