Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: American geologists sub-series consists of:
- 67 letters and postcards, alphabetically arranged (1878-1907).
Scope and Contents The Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: Australian and New Zealand geologists sub-series consists of:
- 11 letters, alphabetically arranged (1884-1900)
Scope and Contents The Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: Letters from Coutts Trotter sub-series includes letters from:
- 3 letters, chronologically arranged (1879-1886)
Scope and Contents Document by Carlo Gemmellaro concerning the course of the lava flows on Mount Etna during the eruption of 1852, 21 April 1858.
Dates: 21 April 1858
Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 301-460
Scope and Contents Draft manuscript concerning the geology of Madeira with index. Topics covered include: Size and structure of Madeira, Scoriaeceous formations, Fossil remains of 3 periods which are to be found on Madeira, Lavas, Successive eruptions. June 1856. Folio 399-412 is a notebook of drawings by JB Horner [Joanna?].
Dates: June 1856
Scope and Contents Chronology of the eruption of Etna in the spring and summer of 1755 with an eye witness account, 1850s.
Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 240-300
Scope and Contents Draft of manuscript relating to Madeira in which Lyell uses the knowledge gained from his visit to Madeira to prove that the structure of Madeira is due to a series of recurring eruptions, includes diagrams. Topics covered include: the Size of Madeira, Whether there is submarine scoriae in the centre of the island, Limestone and Miocene beds of S. Vicente Basaltic Lavas, (23 April 1856).
Dates: 23 April 1856
Scope and Contents Document written by Sir Charles Lyell at Messina on the Island of Sicily describing his visit there in the autumn of 1857. The bulk of the document is spent describing the way lava flows down both steep and gentle slopes and specifically discusses the lava flow resulting from the 9 month long eruption of 1852/3. In addition he discusses the formation of the Val del Bove, 9 November 1857.
Dates: 9 November 1857
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Carlo Gemmellaro in answer to a previous letter sent by Lyell. He apologises for not being able to answer Lyell's questions as he has been ill and promises that he will return to Aci to try to detect Wolfgang Sartorius Von Waltershausen's mistakes as to what Mercurio says on the eruption of 1852. He mentions carboniferous soil in Sicily, local units of measurement and lava flow on the island. He also thanks Lyell for sending a printed abstract of the proceedings...
Dates: 25 March 1858
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Henry Edward Bunbury regarding the eruption of Mount Etna on the 29 March 1809. He mentions volcanic activity on Etna prior to the eruption in the form of vents in the earth which issues steam and flames and that the volcano sent up jets of water during the eruption which, when falling on the lava flows, resulted in a series of explosions, 4 February 1857.
Dates: 4 February 1857