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Shells

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Archaeological notes on Bearnaray Harris, 29 April 1871

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW119/23
Scope and Contents Archaeological notes on Bearnaray Harris [Beàrnaraigh/Berneray, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris] made in the company of 'Mrs MacNeill Newton & her sister Miss Famy Macdonald Scolpaig & her brother Mr Macdonald Newton. Among the shell mound on Borve machair' [Newton and Scolpaig, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist and Borgh/Borve, Beàrnaraigh/Berneray]. Carmichael describes 'Heaps of stones here & there & rows of stones on edge generally in a circle or a sphere' of various sizes and also heaps...
Dates: 29 April 1871

Autograph Letter Signed from Charles Lyell to an unknown correspondent, 21 April 1874

 Item — Box CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0081
Scope and Contents This is an antograph letter signed "Cha. Lyell", sent by Charles Lyell to an unnamed individual, dated 24 April 1874, 73 Harley Street, London. In this letter he thanks his correspondent for "the additional list of Aldeby shells", explaining that he has completed "[his] new edition of the Students Elements [of Geology]" and that he "[had the assistance of Mr Searles Wood". He goes on to discuss papers and maps relating to the geology of the Rhine which Lyell himself had found instructive,...
Dates: 21 April 1874

File titled 'Shells', 1971-1973

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Identifier: Coll-41/10/50
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence relating to Waddington's research into pigmentation on shells, particularly Oliva porphyria. Also contains some photographic and illustrative material depicting the shells and the computer-simulated patterns, and a photocopy of a typescript of the article by Waddington and Cowe which was published under the title 'Computer simulation of a molluscan pigmentation pattern', in the Journal of Theoretical Biology. 25, 2,...
Dates: 1971-1973

Fragment of a poem beginning 'Is mithich dhuinn nis bhi triall' and accompanying note, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/146
Scope and Contents Fragment of a poem beginning 'Is mithich dhuinn nis bhi triall, As Barra Chrian nach d fhas pailt' and accompanying note which reads 'Sligean [shell] used for drinking Creachain used on Sunday in on top of Ruaival by Prof Blackie Mr Jolly + self.'
Dates: June 1887

Letter (incomplete) to James Cossar Ewart from unknown author, 21 March 1898

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Identifier: Coll-14/9/4/6
Scope and Contents The author thanks Ewart for sending him the hair samples of his zebras 'Romulus' and 'Matopo', and explaining that he has been much preoccupied by analysing the shell structure of ostrich eggs in the Masai country. He expounds his theories on what the markings and legstripes of zebras can reveal about which species they are. He analyses the colourings and markings of 'Matopo', 'Romulus' etc, and discusses the ramifications of telegony. The end of the letter, including the author's...
Dates: 21 March 1898

Letter to Mr [Thomas Vernon] Wollaston from Sir Charles Lyell, February 1856

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 208-210
Scope and Contents Letter to Mr Wollaston from Sir Charles Lyell concerning the deposits containing land shells on the island of Porto Santo and Madeira. He discusses the depth of the deposits and the number of species that are extant and extinct and are common to both islands, with envelope, February 1856. This letter was never sent.
Dates: February 1856

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Pedro Maffiotte, 28 May 1855

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 200-202
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Pedro Maffiote telling Lyell that layers of sand and shells have been found which are similar to those from Sainte Catherine which Maffiote had previously sent to Lyell. These were found while digging the foundations of a house in the centre of Las Palmas on the Island of Grand Canaria, 28 May 1855.
Dates: 28 May 1855

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Pedro Maffiotte, 11 December 1855

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 203-204
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Pedro Maffiotte thanking him for sending his works on geology which were passed on by Mr Castillo, the son of the Vicomte de Vega Grande. He was captivated by Lyell's "Elements of Geology" which had been translated by his compatriot, Esquerra. He explains that his father is sending on a small box of shells, and others that he had obtained from "Hornos Del Rey" in the Canary Islands are being sent on separately, 11 December 1855.
Dates: 11 December 1855

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Samuel Pickworth Woodward, 19 February 1856

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 237-239
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Samuel Pickworth Woodward in reply to a letter which proffered some comments and criticism on Woodward's book [Manual of the Mollusca]. In this letter, Woodward covers several topics including: sub-genera of land shells which were of geographical interest but only 10% of their names appear in Woodward's index as he believes their value has yet to be discovered. States that if he was mislead regarding "Holsace" he was misled...
Dates: 19 February 1856

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Timothy Abbott Conrad, February 1840

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Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 561-562
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Timothy Abbott Conrad concerning fossil and shell specimens, the geological age of Canada shells, number of extinct shells in fluviatile deposits, number of freshwater shells in Middle and Lower Tertiary strata and the localities of tertiary strata and their fossils, February 1840.
Dates: February 1840