Ref NoLDGSL/755
Title‘Notes upon the Huttonian system of Geology'
Date1809
LevelFile
Extent1 volume
FormatDocument
DescriptionManuscript volume ‘Notes upon the Huttonian system of Geology', being an anthology of quotations from published sources, compiled by Leonard HORNER, 1809, in support of John Playfair's 'Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth' (1802). At the top of each extract is a reference to the relevant page in Playfair's book.

Sources quoted from are: Horace Bénédict de Saussure 'Voyages dans les Alpes' (1786-1796); Alberto Fortis 'Travels into Dalmatia' (1778); Johann Jakob Ferber 'Travels in Italy' (1776); James Parkinson 'Organic Remains' (1804); Henry Holland 'An account of the Cheshire Salt Mines, prescribed in Mss to the Geological Society by Henry Holland' (April 1809); Déodat de Dolomieu 'Voyages aux Iles de Lipari en 1781' (1783); Robert Jameson 'Mineralogy of the Scottish Isles' (1800); Isaac Weld 'Travels in North America and Canada' (1800).

There is a pencil note above the list of bibliographic sources which may be in George Bellas Greenough's hand.
ProvenancePresented by Horner's daughter, Mrs Katherine Murray Lyell, 1900.
Access ConditionsAccess is by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist for further information.
LanguageEnglish & French
ArchNoteDescription by John Thackray, revised by Caroline Lam
CreatorNameHORNER | Leonard | 1785-1864 | factory inspector, geologist, and educationist
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/164HORNER; Leonard (1785-1864); factory inspector, geologist, and educationist1785-1864
DS/UK/32HUTTON; James (1726-1797); geologist1726-1797
DS/UK/2080PLAYFAIR; John (1748-1819); geologist1748-1819
DS/UK/188JAMESON; Robert (1774-1854); professor of natural history1774-1854
DS/UK/1708PARKINSON; James (1755-1824); surgeon and palaeontologist1755-1824
DS/UK/180SAUSSURE; Horace-Bénédict de (1740-1799); physicist and Alpine traveller1740-1799
DS/UK/2081FORTIS; Alberto (1741-1803); naturalist and cartographer1741-1803
DS/UK/2082FERBER; Johann Jakob (1743-1790); mineralogist1743-1790
DS/UK/166HOLLAND; Sir; Henry (1788-1873); 1st baronet; physician1788-1873
DS/UK/2083DOLOMIEU; Déodat de (1750-1801); geologist1750-1801
DS/UK/2084WELD; Isaac (1774-1856); travel writer and explorer1774-1856
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