Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notes for 5 lectures on 'The Origin of the Scenery of the British Isles' given to the Royal Institution in 1884, along with printed abstracts. Sir Archibald Geikie focused on geological formations around the British Isles, with comparisons from European and North American locations, looking at the materials of which they are composed and the processes which went into their creation.
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 530
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Carruthers relating to fossils found in coal including Pothocites, Autholithes, [Carfioliltes] Helictoides. He mentions an ongoing scientific discussion between Brongniart, Ettingshausen and Morris as to the determination of the species of [Carfioliltes] Helictoides, 29 March 1870.
Dates: 29 March 1870
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 538-539
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Carruthers concerning Arran Trees found in Coal, specimens from a coal bed at Burntisland and the purchase by the [British] Museum of a collection of Old Red Plants, 04 November 1870.
Dates: 4 November 1870
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 546-547
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Carruthers in which he remarks on specimens found by Mr Peach in coal at Falkirk which confirm that Autholithes are phanerogamus plants. He tells of a disagreement between himself and Mr Boyd Dawkins who he alleges to have used and misrepresented some of Carruthers' work in a lecture he published which has resulted in Carruthers being unable to see specimens that Dawkins has in his charge in Manchester, 16 June 1871.
Dates: 16 June 1871
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 549-550
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Carruthers relating to Autholithes, Tasmanite and coniferous trees found preserved in coal, 21 November 1873.
Dates: 21 November 1873
Item — Volume MS 2917.1: Series Coll-43/1
Scope and Contents Small notebook containing minutes of meetings. These include: details of membership and those which attended each meeting, details of the development of "laws of the society" including subscription rates, and details of mineral and book purchases. A proposed merger with the Cuverian Society is also noted. Geological questions discussed and conclusions reached are minuted. These include "Is coal of vegetable origin?", "Is Arthur's Seat of acqueous or volcanic origin?" and "What was...
Dates: 04 December 1834 - 13 August 1840
Item — Volume MS 2917.3: Series Coll-43/1
Scope and Contents Notebook containing minutes of meetings. Membership details include: details of new and retiring members, those who attended each meeting and deaths. Newspaper obituaries for George Sanderson and Hugh Smith are pasted into the book. The financial affairs of the Society are reported, and a newspaper clipping with the annual report for 1847 included. Details of the development of the society library are minuted. Abstracts of member's papers are minuted, along with the resultant...
Dates: 07 July 1842 - 02 May 1850
Item — Volume MS 2917.4: Series Coll-43/1
Scope and Contents 2 notebooks pasted together containing minutes of meetings. Membership details include: details of new and retiring members and those who attended each meeting. A list of names and address for members in 1858 is pasted into the back of the book. The financial affairs of the Society are reported, and the annual report for 1850 is pasted into the front of the book. The reading of member's papers are minuted, along with the resultant discussions, although many abstracts have been...
Dates: 17 October 1850 - 04 June 1857
Scope and Contents Note collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Lochaline [Loch Àlainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] which reads 'Aithean guail 6 or 7 of got in Bailiocrach Mull Ealaghual = wood coal, especially of the willow.' [Baile Ìochdrach, Gomastra/Isle of Gometra, Am Muile/Isle of Mull].
Dates: 7 August 1886
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 1: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This noteboook contains gostly geological notes; lists of books to be read. Features a passage on respect for human opinions. 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 using brackets . When writing is unclear, and...
Dates: December 1827- March 1828