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Niagra (Ontario, Canada)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Manuscript Papers relating to Published Works, c1840-c1855

 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 loose illustrative plates and maps: 'On the Geology of some parts of Madeira' by Sir Charles Lyell. Notes on text about Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Index to Notebook 195. Original packaging 'Original Geological MS Notes of Sir Charles Lyell (Lady Lyell preserved these - as she was...
Dates: c1840-c1855

Notebook No.30, August 1829- August 1829

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 2: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/30
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains diverse notes on British geology, and lists of queries for correspondents Blackadder, Humboldt, and Dr. Fleming. The front 3 pages are missing. Lyell's writing is a combination of steady, small copy hand, and hasty pencil observations. On p. 59, Lyell writes, "Hutton did not go as far as Moro". The list of questions on page 68 includes note 'Mrs. Murchison To ask Mary Anning for rate of waste at Lyme'. ...
Dates: August 1829- August 1829

Notebook No.94, October 1841- December 1841

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/94
Scope and Contents This notebook contains field and travel notes by Charles Lyell while in North America, traveling between Philadelphia and Boston. There are multiple sketches and sections of geological formations, notes of lecture tickets and items 'to do' on certain dates, notes referring to lectures attended, and items borrowed. Page 67 is a sketch which appears to be Lyell planning the coloured illustration of Niagara as featured in 'Travels'. Page 74 appears to show the layout of Lyell's...
Dates: October 1841- December 1841

Notebook No.104, August 1842- September 1842

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 4: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/104
Scope and Contents Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the return to London. Lyell's Own Index N[umber] 104. Index. Aug[ust]. and Sept[ember]. 1842. Nova Scotia and London. p. 3, Dickson’s Mills vertical Coal plants p. 8, - [Dickson’s Mills] section at p. 3 Bird tracks, recent p. 3, 4, 10, 58 Joggins, fossil trees p. 3 - [Joggins] shells p. 45 - [Joggins] lowest bed reddest p. 58 - [Joggins] thickness of Coal...
Dates: August 1842- September 1842

Notes for lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', late 19th century

Identifier: Coll-74/9/1
Scope and Contents Notes for 6 lectures on 'Geographical Evolution', encompasing a wide variety of related subjects. Sir Archibald Geike looked at various geological periods and how both the areas occupied by land and water changed over time. He looked at the creation of many geological formations, at the materials they were composed of and the processes involved, including the infleunce of different elements within the natural world. He used as examples numerous locations, mostly within the British Isles but...
Dates: late 19th century