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Fossil shells

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from James Bennie, 25 May 1885

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Identifier: Coll-74 Gen.524/8/44
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from James Bennie describing examples of rocks showing evidence of glaciation and fossils which he has sent to Geikie by rail, and explaining which collections they have been borrowed from. He reports on locations in which he has found spore bearing shales and scorpion remains over the winter and spring.
Dates: 25 May 1885

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from James Bennie, 27 January 1897

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Identifier: Coll-74 Gen.524/8/46
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from James Bennie sending some specimens of shells from the bottom of a Gayfield Lake. Bennie reports that there was considerable vegetable debris also found at the lake bottom which was probably pondweed and encrustations from the stems of the plants. Numerous ostracod were also found which he has mounted on cards and sent to another party. This layer was 3-4 feet deep. The same layer was not found in the adjacent Broughton Lake.
Dates: 27 January 1897

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Timothy Abbott Conrad, 17 October 1845

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Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 563
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Timothy Abbott Conrad describing a voyage to the Gulf of Mexico where he made observations on fossil shells and rock types of the Florida Keys, Tampa Bay and the Mississippi River, 17 October 1845.
Dates: 17 October 1845

List of fossil shells form Grand Canary Island, 6 June 1856

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 221-223
Scope and Contents List of fossil shells on Grand Canary Island from [Samuel Pickworth] Woodward including fossils of fishes and plants,with envelope, 6 June 1856.
Dates: 6 June 1856

Nizziti Fossil shells, 1850s

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Identifier: Coll-203/4/9
Scope and Contents List of Nizziti fossil shells from Etna by Professor Andrea Arndas of Catania, 1850s.
Dates: 1850s

Notebook No.2, 1825- 1826

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Identifier: Coll-203/A1/2
Scope and Contents This notebook is complete, written by Lyell in ink, and featuring diverse subjects like fine art, museums, education, reform, and notes on geological advancements from Europe. 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 abbreviations and contractions have been expanded...
Dates: 1825- 1826

Notebook No.14, 25 August 1828-13 September 1828

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 1: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/14
Scope and Contents Front cover, No 1 Italy 1828 Nice Aug 25th, Verona Sept 13th. This light green marbled notebook contains notes from Lyell's journey from Nice to Verona, including Lists of shells found in Subappenine beds; Notes on 'Praeternatural Causes', Vallisnieri and 'Modern Causes'. Lyell often only writes on one side of the page, in ink and pencil. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning...
Dates: 25 August 1828-13 September 1828

Notebook No.19, 16 November 1828-5 December 1828

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 1: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/19
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook covers Lyell's travels from Naples to Nicolosi and contains geological observations at Messina and along the coast road southward; View of Etna and Val del Bove. A list of Shells found at Trezza, notes on 'Modern Causes' p. 151 and 'Laws of Earthquakes' p. 164. The writing is mostly in pencil, and there are a few small sketches. The front plate reads "No 6, Italy 1828, Naples Nov. 16 to Nicolosi Dec 5th." The following...
Dates: 16 November 1828-5 December 1828

Notebook No.77, 24 June 1839-11 August 1839

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 3: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/77
Scope and Contents This dark maroon colored leather notebook includes Charles Lyell's notes and geological observations and sketches in pencil. There are some specimen lists and queries, notes on fossil shells of Tertiary period. There are many blank pages. Index is located in the front and back inside covers. 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...
Dates: 24 June 1839-11 August 1839

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 Notes and Correspondence on the Geology of the Madeiran and Canary Islands consists of: Cross-sections Correspondence Notes Barometrical observations Maps Sketches concerning fossils, shells, and geological features found on the Madeiran and Canary Islands Draft manuscripts for a paper containing Lyell's...
Dates: 1854-1856