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Isle of Man

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Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence: François Antione Alfred Lacroix to Edwin Ray Lankester, 1892-1909

Identifier: Coll-74/12/10
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence: François Antione Alfred Lacroix to Edwin Ray sub-series consists of:

  1. 21 letters, alphabetically arranged (1892-1909)
Dates: 1892-1909

Geological Survey notebook 'W W', 1897

Identifier: Coll-74/1/9
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).

Dates: 1897

Lecture on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', 1886

Identifier: Coll-74/7/2
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.

Dates: 1886

Letter to George Wilson from Jane Forbes, 18 August 1855

Identifier: Coll-74/11/3/12
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

Note on the 'ostiarij', 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/310
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.

Dates: 1886

Notebook No.78, 12 August 1839-17 October 1839

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/78
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...
Dates: 12 August 1839-17 October 1839