Geology, Stratigraphic Triassic
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = NAHSTE
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Notes for 4 lectures on the 'Volcanic History of Britain', given to the Royal Institution in 1886. Sir Archibald Geikie looked at the emergence of types of geological formations against a geological timeframe and how they have been affected by various processes, especially the action of volcanoes and materials produced by them, within the natural world. He used examples from numerous locations from different parts of the British Isles.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton telling him that he is undertaking field work in New Mexico. He is concentrating on the plateau country aided by good topographic maps of the region. He tells Geikie that there are landforms and cliffs similar to those in Utah and Arizona with exposures of Triassic, Permain and Cretaceous strata. These are overlain with evidence of volcanic activity, ancient basalt of 50-200 feet depth on the plateau. Young basalt, in vast lava...
Dates: 21 July 1884
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from his travels through Ireland (started in previous notebook, Number 112), and Scotland (continued in following notebook Number 114) including Ballantrae, Girvan and Kinnordy. It is dated August 31 to October 6, 1843. Notes are in pencil and ink and are primarily field notes with many sketches. The notebook index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 113-116. There is also an index for J.D. Forbes’ book “Travels Through the Alps of Savoy”...
Dates: 31 August 1843-8 October 1843
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 8: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This green leather bound Notebook records Lyell's travels in Aberdeenshire then on down the East coast to Scarborough, Filey, Cromer and Diss. Page 71 onwards are Lyell's notes on Darwin's 'Creation of Species' with further discussion thereafter. There is a black and white photograph of Roydon Oolite on page 171. Lyell's Own Index Sept. 14. 1859. Aberdeen Sept. Wed[nesday] 14th Aberdeen. 21. Union Terrace ...
Dates: 14 September 1859-21 October 1859