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Fossils

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from PB Brodie, 20 September 1856

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/70
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from PB Brodie discussing differences between the liass formations (jurassic) in Gloucestershire and Skye. He reports that there is no sandstone in Gloustershire. He describes some fossils he has found and a liassic reef covered with grass. He reports that he will be sending some specimens to the Museum of Economic Geology and would appreciate any samples which Geikie could spare. He adds a post script that he has lost a ticket sent by Geikie and requests a...
Dates: 20 September 1856

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Richard Baron, 15 August 1884

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/22
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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Richard Baron giving Geikie a precis of the geological structure of the island of Madagascar, where he is a missionary. He asks Geikie if he would be able to identify some rock samples for him if he sent them to London, and offers to send fossils and specimens in return. He reports that gold has recently been found on the island.

Dates: 15 August 1884

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Robert Broom, 12 June 1921

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/8/71
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Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Robert Broom telling Geikie that he has named a fossil after a colleague John Young. The fossil, Youngina, is possibly the common ancestor of lizards, crocodiles, dinosaurs, pterodactyls and birds. He describes his work progress in South Africa including a drawing of a gorgonopsid reptile skeleton.

Dates: 12 June 1921

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Dr [Joseph] Lister, 14 June 1854

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 50-51
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Dr (Joseph) Lister enclosing a memoranda which Lister thought might be of interest to Lyell. The memoranda contains information about schistose basalt, sienitic greenstone, a bog called the "Atuleiros", the Lagoon at the Serra, fossils at Canical, polished stone on the road to St. Anna, a sea-fountain or blower called "The Forja", a swarm of Locusts and Mr Smith states in his "Original Paper" that he has found a rolled mass of granite amongst limestone and an...
Dates: 14 June 1854

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

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 198-199
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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 Samuel Pickworth Woodward, 19 February 1856

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 237-239
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Samuel Pickworth Woodward in reply to a letter which proffered some comments and criticism on Woodward's book [Manual of the Mollusca]. In this letter, Woodward covers several topics including: sub-genera of land shells which were of geographical interest but only 10% of their names appear in Woodward's index as he believes their value has yet to be discovered. States that if he was mislead regarding "Holsace" he was...
Dates: 19 February 1856

Note about marks in a rock at Glac a' Bhodaich, South Uist, c1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/68
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Note about marks in a rock at Glac a' Bhodaich, South Uist [Uibhist a Deas]. The rock is at Glac a Bhodaich and is described as a 'flat sunfaced rock' with two marks 'as if done by a child a few y[ea]rs old in consistant mud - toes quite dist[inct]'. It also describes the situation of the rock.

Dates: c1872

Note about marks in rocks on Scalpay, c1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/67
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Note about marks in rocks on Scalpay beside Raasay, Isle of Skye [Sgalpaigh, Ratharsaidh, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach], stating that the marks at Ceannamhine are 'as if a pot were boiling down & full of indents' and that at Leac a' Ghraodain below Scalpay House there are shell marks in the rock.

Dates: c1872

Notebook No.72, 9 August 1838- September 1838

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/72
Scope and Contents This red leather notebook include Charles Lyell's geological observations, sketches, some essays with queries, diary entry from August 29th 1838 from Kinnordy about the length and publication of Principles of Geology and Elements of Geology. The index is p. 139,140, and inside back cover. 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: 9 August 1838- September 1838

Notebook No.104, August 1842- September 1842

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/104
Scope and Contents Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the return to London. Lyell's Own Index N[umber] 104. Index. Aug[ust]. and Sept[ember]. 1842. Nova Scotia and London. p. 3, Dickson’s Mills vertical Coal plants p. 8, - [Dickson’s Mills] section at p. 3 Bird tracks, recent p. 3, 4, 10, 58 Joggins, fossil trees p. 3 - [Joggins] shells p. 45 - [Joggins] lowest bed reddest p. 58 - [Joggins] thickness of Coal...
Dates: August 1842- September 1842