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Found in 176 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Gaetano Gemmellaro, 18 October 1858

Identifier: Coll-203/4/27
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Gaetano Gemmellaro regarding the geology of Mount Etna and surrounding area, 18 October 1858.
Dates: 18 October 1858

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll, 6 July 1866

Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 620-621
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll concerning his calculations of the thickness of the ice sheets and the extent of the submergence which he claims are based on geological grounds. He also discusses the possible extent of the submergence, the effect on the climate of the Ice sheet and his belief that the grinding down of rock can not be attributed to floating ice but to the extent of time that the rock was covered in ice. He also states that he feels confident that the submergence and...
Dates: 6 July 1866

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Pedro Maffiotte, 4 July 1854

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 198-199
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Pedro Maffiote stating that he has just received a copy of Lyell's works on Geology - title not stated - and he complements Lyell on the work. He describes new shells that he has found at Las Palmas, 4 July 1854.
Dates: 4 July 1854

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Pedro Maffiotte, 11 December 1855

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 203-204
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Pedro Maffiotte thanking him for sending his 'Manual of Elementary Geology' which were passed on by Mr Castillo, the son of the Vicomte de Vega Grande. He was captivated by Lyell's "Elements of Geology" which had been translated by his compatriot, Esquerra. He explains that his father is sending on a small box of shells, and others that he had obtained from "Hornos Del Rey" in the Canary Islands are being sent on separately, 11 December 1855.
Dates: 11 December 1855

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from W.L. Carnegie, 1841

Identifier: Coll-203/3/26
Scope and Contents Letter with envelope to Sir Charles Lyell from W. L. Carnegie asking for information and advice on geological matters. He requests that Lyell might tell him where to find publications of Lyell's work and which publication about Trap he should buy. He discusses his work at quarries near Newcastle and relates a story (with diagram) about contractors there. He also mentions that he has discovered a quarry with superior material and expects to be able to supply Arbroath with cheap, high quality...
Dates: 1841

Letters from Charles Kingsley to Archibald Geikie about the effects of ice

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-837
Identifier: Coll-1164
Scope and Contents Letter from Kingsley to Archibald Geikie: Eversley 30 November 1868: giving a detailed account of his observations of the effect of ice on the geology of Deeside, Scotland.
Dates: 30 November 1868

Manuscript Papers relating to Published Works, c. 1840 - c. 1855

 Series — Box Lyell Temp Box 3.14: Series Coll-203/B18; Series Coll-203/B17
Identifier: Coll-203/B18
Scope and Contents Contains extensive autograph manuscript drafts of texts, with cancels, revisions and additions, with illustrative plates and maps: 1. 'On the Geology of some parts of Madeira' by Sir Charles Lyell. Notes on text about Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Index to Notebook 195. 2. Original packaging 'Original Geological MS Notes of Sir Charles Lyell (Lady Lyell preserved these - as she was asked at times for autographs, and as time advances, they may be still more valuable)'. Portion of the...
Dates: c. 1840 - c. 1855

Material related to Dr Brian Sissons's research

Identifier: Coll-1875
Scope and Contents Maps, borehole records, notebooks and correspondence from Dr Brian Sissons (Reader at Edinburgh University's department of geography from 1953 until his retirement), together with slides, instruments and draft diagrams. The maps and files relate to different periods of his career, and different areas of research such as Glen Roy, the Forth Valley, Berwickshire, the Isle of Skye, the Cairngorms, and Loch Lomond. Areas of study include the Loch Lomond Advance, glacier striations, and Glen Roy...
Dates: 1945-2018

Mineralogical Notes on Fife, 1811

Identifier: Coll-1373/8
Scope and Contents Short volume of approximately 38 pages, with numerous drawings, on geological observations made on walks in Fife.
Dates: 1811

Mineralogical Notes on Fife, c1811

Identifier: Coll-1373/9
Scope and Contents Volume of approximately 156 pages, containing geological observations, with numerous drawings, made on walks in Fife.
Dates: c1811