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Canary Islands

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Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

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

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 200-202
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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 under Mr. Houghton's house, while digging the foundations, 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

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 203-204
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Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Pedro Maffiotte thanking him for sending his 'Manual of Elementary 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 [Ezquerra]. 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

Letters from Berthelot, Sabin to Charles Lyell, 12 February 1857

 File — Box Box 1.1: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/1/17
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On Helix Tiarella and habitats of other land shells published as from [?] Canaries.

Dates: 12 February 1857

List of fossil shells from Grand Canary Island, 6 June 1856

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 221-223
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List of fossil shells on Grand Canary Island from [Samuel Pickworth] Woodward including fossils of fishes and plants,with envelope, 6 June 1856.

Dates: 6 June 1856

Madeira - Notes, Indexes, 5 November 1856 - 1857

Identifier: Coll-203/A4/1
Scope and Contents Dark green to black leather soft cover notebook with marbled end paper, paginated in handwritten ink. Identified with side label 'Mad-eira Index Manual 55' and on the front with a label 'Madeira p1-53 Notes [amended text] 1856 C.L. and on the next line, Manual [underlined] new Ed[ition] [from] p.55 Indexes'. Also contains notes on Lyell's preparation for an edition of his Manual of Elementary Geology. Summary index: This notebook does not...
Dates: 5 November 1856 - 1857

Map of the Island of La Palma, c 1850

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 40
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Map of the island of La Palma with Lyell's notes detailing alterations to be made to the map, and how to include the scale [1850s]

Dates: c 1850

Notebook No.39, November 1830 - February 1831

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 2: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/39
Scope and Contents This is a plain leather brown notebook which contains notes for the 2nd volume of Principles of Geology, on a multitude of subjects and referencing work by other emininent geologists, Lamarck and Cuvier. The first few pages have been cut out. Lyell's notes are mostly in pen, many drafts with slashes, and a few sketches. Transcription note: The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the...
Dates: November 1830 - February 1831

Notebook No.195, March 1854- March 1854

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 7: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/195
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Las Palmas, Canary Islands.There is no index - there is an index to this notebook in series Coll-203/B18, Manuscripts.

Illustrations throughout of landscape including plants and settlements. The last page is a list of things to pack.

Dates: March 1854- March 1854

Notes, 1834-1838

Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 39
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Admiralty Maps by Whom.
Notes giving a list of places, Tenerife, Palma, Lanzarote, Santa Cruz, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. Beside each place name is the name of a [naval] officer and a date. 1834-1838.

Dates: 1834-1838

Notes and Correspondence on the geology of the Madeiran and Canary Islands, 1854-1856

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-203/2 (Lyell 2)
Scope and Contents This series contains the information gathered by Sir Charles Lyell on a visit to Madeira and the Canary Islands in the winter of 1853 and spring of 1854. He studied the volcanic and geological features of the island including fossils and shells. There is a detailed 'Index to the Notebooks on Geology of Madeira' in the series of Index notebooks, reference Coll-203/A5/16, which indexes the relevant Scientific Notebooks 185 - 197, as well as these manuscripts. There are additionally two...
Dates: 1854-1856