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Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 580-581
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll regarding the velocity of light and the effects that has on the temperature of the earth during the glacial period. He mentions the theories of Foucault, Le Verrier and Legrange, 1 March 1865.
Dates: 1 March 1865
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 586-587
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll concerning the temperature of Iceland in the glacial epoch and at the time this letter was written and how it is affected by season, position of the island and the presence of the Gulf Stream, 6 November 1865.
Dates: 6 November 1865
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 590-592
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll concerning the effect of the build up of ice during the glacial epoch upon the level of the ocean and his belief that the level of the ocean would not be lowered by the accumulation of ice as the level of the water would adjust itself to the altered centre of gravity of the earth, 4 January 1866.
Dates: 4 January 1866
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 620-621
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from James Croll concerning his calculations of the thickness of the ice sheets and the extent of the submergence which he claims are based on geological grounds. He also discusses the possible extent of the submergence, the effect on the climate of the Ice sheet and his belief that the grinding down of rock can not be attributed to floating ice but to the extent of time that the rock was covered in ice. He also states that he feels confident that the submergence and...
Dates: 6 July 1866
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 9: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents Red leather bound notebook, dated July 30 1863 to April 1864 covering Lyell's research in Wales, including mountains - Moel Tryfan, Snowdon - quarries caves and beaches. Lists significant corrections necessary for 'Antiquity of Man'. Lyell's own index Index July 30 1863 to April 1864 p. 1 Llanberis. Lakes of - [Llanberis] Perched block - Tarn near in [perched block] p. 3 Absence of shells -...
Dates: 30 July 1863- April 1864
Proof copy of article on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History', 1881
Scope and Contents First proof copy of an article by Sir Archibald Geikie on 'The Geological Influences which have Affected the Course of British History' from printers Clay, Sons and Taylor, for Macmillan the publisher in 1881. This looked at ancient peoples and legendary figures, puting them in the context of the evolution of the natural world. Including elements such as the impact of the devlopment of commerce and the move from an agricultural to an urban industrial society, Sir Archibald Geikie mapped them to...