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Madeira (Madeira Islands)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from George Scrope, 29 July 1858

Identifier: Coll-203/4/24
Scope and Contents

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from George Scrope concerning a paper dealing with the Upheaval Theory which Lyell had submitted for publication in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions. Scrope is pleased with the paper which contains a challenge to the theory which he describes as an "intolerable absurdity". He discusses Homboldts Cosmos which he gave little credence to and goes on to discuss lava flows in Vesuvius, Madeira and Tenerife and the formation of pumice, 29 July 1858.

Dates: 29 July 1858

Madeira and Canaries Notebook, 2 August 1858 - 16 May 1859

Identifier: Coll-203/A4/2
Scope and Contents Small red leather soft cover notebook, marbled end papers, paginated in handwritten ink. Front cover marked as 'Madeira & Canaries'.This notebook records discussions, reading, drawings and copy letters (in Mary's writing) made whilst with Hartung at Swingenberg, Germany, and working through the Canary Islands publication, making revisions or notes, especially on volcanoes, lava slopes, elevations and upheaval. Many pages written in pencil. Blank from page 89 onwards. ...
Dates: 2 August 1858 - 16 May 1859

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...
Dates: 5 November 1856 - 1857

Notes and Indices, October 1854

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 1-27
Scope and Contents Packet of notes, marked Madeira B: MS [manuscript] Notes with Hartung October 1854 MS Index to Dana Features original sketches of geological features by Lyell, including vents of a volcano, similar to that of Arran in Notebook 62 - and notes relating to articles [Lyell creates an 'index' to the articles for reference]. Notes on Dana's paper [referred to as Canary Isles and Madeira paper, actual title not given] Covers Origins of Caldera of Palma. Index...
Dates: October 1854