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Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from George Scrope concerning a paper dealing with the Upheaval Theory which Lyell had submitted for publication in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions. Scrope is pleased with the paper which contains a challenge to the theory which he describes as an "intolerable absurdity". He discusses Homboldts Cosmos which he gave little credence to and goes on to discuss lava flows in Vesuvius, Madeira and Tenerife and the formation of pumice, 29 July 1858.
Dates: 29 July 1858
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
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
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 8: Series Coll-203/A1
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. Garnier...
Dates: 29 July 1859-11 August 1859
Scope and Contents Translation of a letter from Gaetano Gemmellaro concerning the gradual elevation of the coast of Sicily, the inclination of lava flows, the origin of the Balzo D'Aci which he thinks was affected by an Earthquake and fossil shells found in the Pleistocene beds of Cefali, Sematica and other places in Sicily by himself, Phillipi and Professor Aradas. 1850s.