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Canary Islands

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Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Calculations of Barometrical Observations in Palma, Canary Islands, 12 July 1854

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 36-38
Scope and Contents Calculations of Barometrical Observations in La Palma, Canary Islands giving heights in feet of various volcanic features including of the Central Ridge of the Caldera, 12 July 1854.
Dates: 12 July 1854

Geological cross section of Grand Canary from North to South, 1855

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 197
Scope and Contents Geological cross section of Grand Canary from Maspalomas in the North to Banaderos Bay in the south showing rock types. The length of the land depicted in the cross section is 26 geographical miles and the greatest height is 6400 feet, 1855.
Dates: 1855

Grande Canaria, 1855

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 185-196
Scope and Contents Article about the geology of Grande Canaria and the way in which the rocks were formed seeming to be a summary of Lyell's observations while on the island, 1855.
Dates: 1855

Letter to Dr [Joseph Dalton] Hooker from Charles James Bunbury, 11 November 1854

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 33-35
Scope and Contents Letter to Dr [Joseph Dalton] Hooker from Charles James Bunbury full of social chat, he mentions that "Mr Bunbury" [Henry Edward Bunbury, his father] gave a lecture to the Bury Atheneum on his recent trip to Madeira and Tenerife. He includes notes entitled " The Neutral Point of Sir C Lyell's Barometer", 11 November 1854.
Dates: 11 November 1854

Letter to Mary [Lyell] from [Charles James Bunbury], c 1850

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 42-44
Scope and Contents Letter to Mary [Lyell] from [Charles James Bunbury] giving barometrical observations in feet which were taken on the Island of Gran Canaria. Bunbury states that he has passed these measurements to Dr Hooker in order that he might verify them, 1850s.
Dates: c 1850

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Dr. William Baird, 20 June 1856

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 234-236
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Baird relating to Helix Tiarella which was published by Webb & Bartholet in 1833. He tells Lyell that no further mention was made of it in their synopsis except that it was obtained from a bag of Orchil. He advises Lyell that is would not be necessary to go to Madeira for a sample as it is readily available in the Canary Islands where it forms the major export and fetches twice as much as Madeira orchil on the London...
Dates: 20 June 1856

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from George Scrope, 29 July 1858

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Identifier: Coll-203/4/24
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from George Scrope concerning a paper dealing with the Upheaval Theory which Lyell had submitted for publication in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions. Scrope is pleased with the paper which contains a challenge to the theory which he describes as an "intolerable absurdity". He discusses Homboldts Cosmos which he gave little credence to and goes on to discuss lava flows in Vesuvius, Madeira and Tenerife and the formation of pumice, 29 July 1858.
Dates: 29 July 1858

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Pedro Maffiotte, 4 July 1854

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Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 198-199
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Pedro Maffiote staing that he has just received a copy of the 'Manual of Elementary Geography' and he complements Lyell on the work. He describes new shells that he has found at Las Palmas, 4 July 1854.
Dates: 4 July 1854

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