[Documents on mineralogy and geology] [manuscript]., [1807-1818] | University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library
[Item 1: "List of subscribers to Chromatometer & chromatic scale by Ja Sowerby 1807", probably referring to his 'A new elucidation of colours, original, prismatic, and material']
[Item 2: List of contents for his 'Exotic mineralogy', 1811-1812, with a list of "substances wanted for Exotic Mineralogy"]
[Items 3-5: Lists of minerals, originally laid into item 2, each on a single leaf]
[Item 6: Brief journal of a visit to the Isle of Wight, chiefly geological in nature, with entries dated "Thursday 11" and "Saturday 13"; includes geological and landscape sketches in pencil and ink, 2 of which have poetry inscribed on the versos; last 3 leaves contain a list of English towns and corresponding numbers].
Title supplied by cataloger.
Origin: Item 6 begins, "Thursday 11 Isle of Wight, Newport", and discusses shells; 'Mineral conchology', v. 6, p. 41 (London, 1829) mentions a certain freshwater shell that Sowerby found in Newport in 1818.
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, London, 4 Dec. 1965.
Former shelf-mark: Uncat. 66 387 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).