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Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents 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
Scope and Contents 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
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
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
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 misled...
Dates: 19 February 1856
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 561-562
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Timothy Abbott Conrad concerning fossil and shell specimens, the geological age of Canada shells, number of extinct shells in fluviatile deposits, number of freshwater shells in Middle and Lower Tertiary strata and the localities of tertiary strata and their fossils, February 1840.
Dates: February 1840
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 564-565
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Timothy Abbot Conrad concerning fossils. He has compared a new shell to Erycinella Ovalis and believes them to be the same species despite slight differences, he has found 2 examples of a new Avicula and a new Dentalium and 2 other new fossils, he has been promised a collection of large bones recently dug up in Georgia which he believes to be Megatherium. He also mentions the Visksburg fossils, 24 November 1852.
Dates: 24 November 1852
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 495-496
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Benjamin Carpenter concerning the identification of a sample fossil from the Nummulites species, the engagement of a draughtsman, the contents of a paper read by Williamson at the Royal Microscopic Society concerning Ortbitolina and foraminefera and an invitation to dinner. 09 July 1850.
Dates: 9 July 1850
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 530
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Carruthers relating to fossils found in coal including Pothocites, Autholithes, [Carfioliltes] Helictoides. He mentions an ongoing scientific discussion between Brongniart, Ettingshausen and Morris as to the determination of the species of [Carfioliltes] Helictoides, 29 March 1870.
Dates: 29 March 1870
Scope and Contents 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.