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

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

Notebook No.110, 25 June 1843 - 7 July 1843

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/110
Scope and Contents This notebook contains a record of Charles Lyell's travels through France (continued from previous notebooks, Number 108, 109 and concluded in following notebook, Number 111), including Tartaret volcano and Lake Chambon, a volcanic dam lake created by its eruption, in Puy-de-Dôme. It is dated June 25 to July 7, 1843. Notes are written in pencil and ink and are primarily field notes and observations with numerous sketches. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 113-116 plus...
Dates: 25 June 1843 - 7 July 1843

Notebook No.111, July 1843-11 August 1843

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/111
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from his travels through France (started in previous notebook, Number 110), London, and Bristol (continued in following notebook Number 112). It is dated July to Aug 11th 1843. Notes are in pencil and ink and are primarily field notes. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 113-116. Transcription note: The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own...
Dates: July 1843-11 August 1843

Notebook No.112, 11 August 1843-30 August 1843

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/112
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from his travels through Bristol (started in previous notebook, Number 111) and Ireland (continued in following notebook Number 113). It is dated 11-30 August 1843. Notes are in pencil and ink and are primarily field notes. The index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 113-116. Transcription note: The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index",...
Dates: 11 August 1843-30 August 1843

Notebook No.116, May 1844-11 June 1844

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/116
Scope and Contents The notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from May to June 11th 1844 while in London. It then continues through June 13th to July 27th in Scotland. Much of the content is about an upcoming trip to the United States - and also covers research on Canada. Notes are in pencil and ink. The notebook index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 112-115. Pages 67-72 is an Essay on the 'Constitution of the United States'. Lyell's own index...
Dates: May 1844-11 June 1844

Notebook No.126, 3 December 1845 - 12 December 1845

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/126
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from December 3, 1845 to December 12, 1845 upon leaving Boston and traveling to Philadelphia, with visits in New Haven, Connecticut and New York City, and further enroute to Washington, D.C. The notes are comprised of discussions about politics and religion, supplemented by commentary about social life, in New England and the United States more broadly, plus field notes, observations, and sketches concerned with geology and natural history,...
Dates: 3 December 1845 - 12 December 1845

Notebook No.239, 29 July 1859-11 August 1859

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 8: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/239
Scope and Contents This red leather bound notebook contains Charles Lyell's notes from his travels through France - Amiens - Paris - Le Puy. Notes are in pencil and ink and are primarily daily journal entries. The index is located at the back of the notebook. Lyell's own index July 1859 Index - Amiens & Paris p. 6 and 7 Amiens - levels obtained by Prestwich of heights at Abbeville p. 8. Lartet's address. p. 10. M....
Dates: 29 July 1859-11 August 1859

Notebook No.240, 11 August 1859-13 September 1859

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 8: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/240
Scope and Contents This green leather bound notebook documents Lyell's travel in Le Puy - Paris - London - Scotland. Page p.69 includes an original black and white photograph of a fossil man, discovered in le Puy, and which Lyell was involved in its verification. The photograph is thought to be the earliest photograph taken of this specimen. Lyell's Own Index Le Puy- Aug[ust] 11 1859 Index Aug[ust] 11 p. 7 Le Puy. Lava of so called Rome...
Dates: 11 August 1859-13 September 1859

Notebook No.260, 27 September 1871-7 May 1872

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/260
Scope and Contents Red leather Notebook starts at Penrith, as Lyell then travels south, via Appleby, Lancaster to Lichfield, to London then Folkestone and into France. He travels with Mary, Hughes, Beovill, and meets with many experts along the way. Most of the notebook is written by Buckley, who orders the narrative by date using the Itinerary – with sections added by Lyell in poor writing, and others – perhaps Mary, as well as local people noting down journey times. Whilst travelling in France, Lyell makes...
Dates: 27 September 1871-7 May 1872

Notes and Correspondence on the geology of the Madeiran and Canary Islands, 1854-1856

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-203/2 (Lyell 2)
Scope and Contents This series contains the information gathered by Sir Charles Lyell on a visit to Madeira and the Canary Islands in the winter of 1853 and spring of 1854. He studied the volcanic and geological features of the island including fossils and shells. There is a detailed 'Index to the Notebooks on Geology of Madeira' in the series of Index notebooks, reference Coll-203/A5/16, which indexes the relevant Scientific Notebooks 185 - 197, as well as these manuscripts. There are additionally two...
Dates: 1854-1856

Notes on Grand Canary & Madeira, Porta Santa shells and lists of shells, 30 November 1855

 Item
Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 165-168
Scope and Contents

Notes on shells and fossils, 30 November 1855, headed with the title 'Brit[ish] Museum' indicating they were observed there, rather than on the island itself.

Dates: 30 November 1855