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Etna, Mount (Italy)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Carlo Gemmellaro, 8 April 1858

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Identifier: Coll-203/4/18
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Carlo Gemmellaro regarding his volcanic research on Mount Etna. Gemmellaro mentions his respect for the topographical works of Baron Waltershausen but states that the only fault he saw in Waltershausen during his stay in Sicily was the Baron's disregard for the learned Sicilian people. Discusses the geology of Aci Reale, in particular the strata of lava on which the village rests; Baron Waltershausen thought there were only 2 layers, Gemmellaro believes he...
Dates: 8 April 1858

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Carlo Gemmellaro, 25 March 1858

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Identifier: Coll-203/4/17
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Carlo Gemmellaro in answer to a previous letter sent by Lyell. He apologises for not being able to answer Lyell's questions as he has been ill and promises that he will return to Aci to try to detect Wolfgang Sartorius Von Waltershausen's mistakes as to what Mercurio says on the eruption of 1852. He mentions carboniferous soil in Sicily, local units of measurement and lava flow on the island. He also thanks Lyell for sending a printed abstract of the...
Dates: 25 March 1858

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Carlo Gemmellaro, 10 February 1858

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Identifier: Coll-203/4/14
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Carlo Gemmellaro answering a list of questions that Lyell had evidently posed to him in a previous letter. Topics covered include volcanic strata, inaccuracies in maps of the area around Mount Etna drawn by Wolfgang Sartorius Von Waltershausen, and Lyell's theory that the 2 craters of Mount Etna were contemporary. Gemmellaro disputes this theory as each crater ejected different types of rock, Felspatic and Pyroxenic, with no mixing of the two. Gemmellaro...
Dates: 10 February 1858

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Gaetano Gemmellaro, 6 January 1858

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Identifier: Coll-203/4/12
Scope and Contents

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Gaetano Gemmellaro concerning the geology of Mount Etna and Sicily. 6 January 1858.

Dates: 6 January 1858

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Gaetano Gemmellaro, 18 February 1858

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Identifier: Coll-203/4/16
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Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Gaetano Gemmellaro regarding the geology of Mount Etna and the surrounding area, 18 February 1858.

Dates: 18 February 1858

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Gaetano Gemmellaro, 18 October 1858

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Identifier: Coll-203/4/27
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Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Gaetano Gemmellaro regarding the geology of Mount Etna and surrounding area, 18 October 1858.

Dates: 18 October 1858

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Henry Edward Bunbury, 4 February 1857

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Identifier: Coll-203/4/13
Scope and Contents

Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from Henry Edward Bunbury regarding the eruption of Mount Etna on the 29 March 1809. He mentions volcanic activity on Etna prior to the eruption in the form of vents in the earth which issues steam and flames and that the volcano sent up jets of water during the eruption which, when falling on the lava flows, resulted in a series of explosions, 4 February 1857.

Dates: 4 February 1857

Letters from Gemmellaro, Carlo to Charles Lyell , 19 May 1836

 File — Box Box 1.5: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/90
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series of correspondence is arranged alphabetically, A-Z, including one ‘Miscellaneous’ section within the 'M' series. Each correspondent has been assigned a file number – there may be several folders within that file, evidencing the longevity and depth of the relationship between Lyell and the correspondent - for example his brother in law Charles Bunbury.Lyell himself, Mary or Arabella Buckley have mostly recorded a summary of the contents of the correspondence, either on the...
Dates: 19 May 1836

Letters from Gemmellaro, Giuseppe to Charles Lyell , 14 April 1858 - 8 March 1869

 File — Box Box 1.5: Series Coll-203/1 (Lyell 1)
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/91
Scope and Contents

Includes colour hand drawn illustration of Etna volcano.

Dates: 14 April 1858 - 8 March 1869

Manuscript Papers relating to Published Works, c. 1840 - c. 1855

 Series — Box Lyell Temp Box 3.14: Series Coll-203/B18; Series Coll-203/B17
Identifier: Coll-203/B18
Scope and Contents Contains extensive autograph manuscript drafts of texts, with cancellations, revisions and additions, and with illustrative plates and maps: 1. 'On the Geology of some parts of Madeira' by Sir Charles Lyell. Notes on text about Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Index to Notebook 195. 2. Original packaging 'Original Geological MS Notes of Sir Charles Lyell (Lady Lyell preserved these - as she was asked at times for autographs, and as time advances, they may be still more valuable)'....
Dates: c. 1840 - c. 1855