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Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
5 Lectures on geology, c1879
Scope and Contents Notes and text for five lectures on geology. Sir Archibald Geikie placed civilisation, religion and mythology in the context of geological development, looking at geolgical formations and the processes and materials involved in their creation.
Account of the 'Liasic district of Skye', 1853
Scope and Contents An account of geolocical and natural history aspects of the Isle of Skye made by Sir Archibald Geikie, who visited there in 1853. References are made to the scenery, shale, limestone, coral and glacial formations amongst others.
Geological Survey notebook 'V', 1879
Scope and Contents Drawings and notes on the geology of parts of Scotland, particularly Fife (including Elie, Largo and Burntisland) and also of Elgin. Geological features include limestone, shale, tuff and basalt.
Index to Madeira Manuscript, 23 April 1856
Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 240-300
Scope and Contents Draft of manuscript relating to Madeira in which Lyell uses the knowledge gained from his visit to Madeira to prove that the structure of Madeira is due to a series of recurring eruptions, includes diagrams. Topics covered include: the Size of Madeira, Whether there is submarine scoriae in the centre of the island, Limestone and Miocene beds of S. Vicente Basaltic Lavas, (23 April 1856).
Dates: 23 April 1856
Lectures on American geological history, c1879
Scope and Contents Notes and text for seven lectures looking at the geological history of the American continent, looking at specific locations therein, based partly on results from American survey work. These locations were related to to other places around the world, particularly in Britain and Europe. A variety of geological formations were looked at, including that of the continent itself, considering the materials which make them up and the geological timeframe.
Letter from Hugh Miller to Alexander Rose, c1845
Identifier: Coll-43 ::: MS 2935.7
Scope and Contents Letter from Hugh Miller to Alexander Rose regarding articles written by the former, the most recent relating to limestone and he promises to send Rose samples. He remarks on astronomical geologists and their view of religion, specifically creation.
Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Dr [Joseph] Lister, 14 June 1854
Identifier: Coll-203/2/folio(s) 50-51
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Dr (Joseph) Lister enclosing a memoranda which Lister thought might be of interest to Lyell. The memoranda contains information about schistose basalt, sienitic greenstone, a bog called the "Atuleiros", the Lagoon at the Serra, fossils at Canical, polished stone on the road to St. Anna, a sea-fountain or blower called "The Forja", a swarm of Locusts and Mr Smith states in his "Original Paper" that he has found a rolled mass of granite amongst limestone and an...
Dates: 14 June 1854
Newspaper article, Verus et Utilis, The British Scientific Association, 8 October 1834
Scope and Contents Printed article regarding the proceedings of a meeting of the British Scientific Association mentioning a visit by Sir Charles Lyell to Sweden, the publication of a geological map of Scotland, freshwater limestone and Kirkton Quarry, 8 October 1834.
Dates: 8 October 1834
Notebook No.24, March 1829- March 1829
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 1: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains mostly very brief and miscellaneous notes and references. The writing is done all in ink, with a few sketches. There is no front plate, just ink "March 1829". The inside cover reads: Mr C Lyell, 9 Crown Office Row, Temple. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook, transcribed from digital surrogates using the platform...
Dates: March 1829- March 1829
Notebook No.36, 18 August 1830-31 August 1830
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 2: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains pencil notes, sketches with labels, artistic sketches, long form essays on geological phenomena, mostly focused on the Pyrenees region and the Canary Islands. This notebook has an inserted index, attached to the binding - by Lyell or someone else? - with thick black thread. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook,...
Dates: 18 August 1830-31 August 1830