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Cape Breton Island (Nova Scotia, Canada)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: American geologists, 1878-1907

Identifier: Coll-74/13/1
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: American geologists sub-series consists of:

  1. 67 letters and postcards, alphabetically arranged (1878-1907).
Dates: 1878-1907

Geology of Vesuvius and Etna extracted from the letters of Charles Lyell, September and October 1858

Identifier: Coll-203/4/26
Scope and Contents Material relating to the geology of Mount Vesuvius in Southern Italy and Mount Etna in Sicily as extracted from the letters of Sir Charles Lyell, written during a visit to the area in September and October 1858. He discusses several geological formations in the mountains and occasionally gives sketches to illustrate his points. He also mentions: that he has received a list of shells from the Pliocene clay on which Mount Etna is placed which he hopes will provide a precise paleontological...
Dates: September and October 1858

Lava flow at Messina, Sicily, 9 November 1857

Identifier: Coll-203/4/2
Scope and Contents

Document written by Sir Charles Lyell at Messina on the Island of Sicily describing his visit there in the autumn of 1857. The bulk of the document is spent describing the way lava flows down both steep and gentle slopes and specifically discusses the lava flow resulting from the 9 month long eruption of 1852/3. In addition he discusses the formation of the Val del Bove, 9 November 1857.

Dates: 9 November 1857

Letter to Leonard Horner from Sir Charles Lyell, 10 December 1857

Identifier: Coll-203/4/3
Scope and Contents

Letter to Leonard Horner from Sir Charles Lyell discusing the internal structure of lava flows. Lyell also remarks on the probable nature of the additions to the core of Mount Vesuvius that had occurred that year, with illustrations, 10 December 1857.

Dates: 10 December 1857

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

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

Map of Mount Vesuvius, Italy, c1857

Identifier: Coll-203/4/5
Scope and Contents

Map of Mount Vesuvius, Italy, showing the crater and several other geological formations, c1857.

Dates: c1857

Note entitled 'Evictions', 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/321
Scope and Contents

Note entitled 'Eviction' describing the eviction of twenty-six tenants from Greinetote, North Uist [Greinetobht/Grenitote, Uibhist a Tuath] by Officer MacLean of Oirisey [Orasaigh/Orosay, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] all of whom went to Cape Breton [Canada].

Dates: 1887

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

Notebook No.116, May 1844-11 June 1844

 Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 5: Series Coll-203/A1
Identifier: Coll-203/A1/116
Scope and Contents The notebook contains Charles Lyell’s notes from May to June 11th 1844 while in London. It then continues through June 13th to July 27th in Scotland. Much of the content is about an upcoming trip to the United States - and also covers research on Canada. Notes are in pencil and ink. The notebook index is located in the back of the notebook on pages 112-115. Pages 67-72 is an Essay on the 'Constitution of the United States'. Lyell's own index...
Dates: May 1844-11 June 1844

Notes on a Celtic runic cross in Barra and Fearchar Johnson, 1877

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/25
Scope and Contents

Notes entitled 'Celtic Runic Cross' which stood at the head of the tunga [tomb] of Fearchar Johnson [Farquhar Johnson] in Barra [Barraigh] and the subsequent theft of the stone. Also notes about Johnson and his family, including his flight to Barra from Mull [Muile] and his family's emigration to Cape Breton, Canada.

Dates: 1877