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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from W. Blackadder, November 1827
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from W. Blackadder regarding diluvium and post diluvium gravels in the Forfar area. He mentions that Mr Stephen has found a fine axe head near Balgavies Loch and remarks that he is glad that Lyell has got Mr Martin enlisted. November 1827.
Dates: November 1827
Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from W. Blackadder, 15 October 1827
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Blackadder on geological matters. He mentions some post diluvium conglomerate found at Glamis gate, discusses the route of the river Nith from its source in the coalfields of Ayrshire to the Solway Firth and remarks that he considers the sweep of diluvium hillocks near Melgund Castle to be the most extraordinary in the country, 15 October 1827.
Dates: 15 October 1827
Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Blackadder regarding the geology of Forfarshire, 16 March 1825
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Blackadder discussing various geological matters including the heights of diluvium in the Forfarshire area, the lochs in the Forfarshire area and his suspicions that land near Cortachie had once been a lake, marl deposition in the Forfarshire and Borders areas of Scotland and flints found in Aberdeenshire, 16 March 1825.
Dates: 16 March 1825
Notebook No.5, July 1827- August 1827
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 1: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This notebook, of worn brown leather, contains geological notes and observations likely written from Lyell's reading papers and journals. Some notes on the law profession. The cover reads 'Inside. D. July 1927' in large script. 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 digital surrogates using the platform Transkribus. When known, Lyell's...
Dates: July 1827- August 1827
Notebook No.240, 11 August 1859-13 September 1859
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 8: Series Coll-203/A1
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 older than...
Dates: 11 August 1859-13 September 1859