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Madeira (Madeira Islands)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Index - Madeira, 5 November 1856 - 1857

Identifier: Coll-203/A4/1
Scope and Contents No actual index. Appears to contain multiple indexes to: - Lyell's published works on Madeira and Canary Islands - the 2nd Edition from page 80, and to older or first editions from page 86. p. 1-54 Questions on other's papers on Madeira, how to publish the Canary Islands paper - perhaps part written in German with Hartung. Page by page review of Madeira text with Lyell's own observational drawings, then Memoranda to action for the paper. p. 55 - 70 Manual of Elementary...
Dates: 5 November 1856 - 1857

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 Notebook of discussions, reading, drawings and copy letters (in Mary's writing) made whilst with Hartung at Swingenberg, Germany. Appears to be working through a previous publication, making revisions or notes, especially on volcanoes, lava slopes, elevations and upheaval. Many pages written in pencil. Blank from page 89 onwards. This notebook has no index. p. 1 Begins at Swingenberg with Hartung. Discussion of Azores. p. 4 Scrope's Volcanoes p. 8 Erratics p. 11...
Dates: 2 August 1858 - 16 May 1859

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