Transactions of the Geological Society, 1st series, vol. 1

TRANSACTIONS

OF THE

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY,

ESTABLISHED NOVEMBER 13, 1807.

VOLUME THE FIRST.

Quod si cul mortalium cordi et curæ sit, non tantum inventis hærere, atque iis uti, sed ad ulteriora penetrare; atque non disputando adversarium, sed opere naturam vincere; denique non belle et probabiliter opinari, sed certo et ostensive scire; tales, tanquam veri scientiarum filii, nobis (si videbitur) se adjungant; ut omissis naturæ atriis, quæ infiniti contriverunt, aditus aliquaudo ad interiore patefiat.

Novum Organum, Præfatio.

LONDON:

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AND SOLD BY T. CADELL AND W. DAVIS, STRAND.


1811.



OFFICERS AND COUNCIL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY,

ELECTED FEBRUARY 1, 1811.



PRESIDENT,


VICE-PRESIDENTS,


WILLIAM BABINGTON, M.D. F.R.S.
Sir ABRAHAM HUME, Bart. F.R.S. &c.

Sir JOHN St. AUBYN, Bart. F.R.S. &c.
ROBERT FERGUSON, Esq. F.R.S.


TREASURER,


SECRETARIES,

JAMES LAIRD, M.D.

LEONARD HORNER, Esq.


FOREIGN SECRETARY,


COUNCIL,

The Council consists of the Officers of the Society, and of twelve other ordinary Members.

Those for the present year are,

ARTHUR AIKIN, Esq.
ALEXANDER APSLEY, Esq.
The Rev. EDWARD JOHN BURROW.
RICHARD CHENEVIX, Esq. F.R.S.
JOHN GEORGE CHILDREN, Esq. F.R.S.
WILSON LOWRY, Esq.

JOHN MAC CULLOCH, M.D. F.R.S. &c.
ALEXANDER MARCET, M.D. F.R.S.
WILLIAM PHILLIPS, Esq.
MATTHEW RAINE, D.D. F.R.S. &c.
SAMUEL SOLLY, Esq.
SAMUEL WOODS, Esq.

TRUSTEES OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

GEORGE BELLAS GREENOUGH, Esq. M.P.

Sir ABRAHAM HUME, Bart. M.P.

FRANCIS HORNER, Esq. M.P.

WILLIAM BABINGTON, M.D.

ROBERT FERGUSON, Esq.

DAVID RICARDO, Esq.

SAMUEL WOODS, Esq.


Prefacep. v

CONTENTS.

I. Account of Guernsey, and the other Channel Islands. By J. Mac Culloch, M.D. F.L.S. Member of the Geological Society, p.1
III. A Sketch of the natural History of the Cheshire Rock-Salt District. By Henry Holland, Esq. Honorary Member of the Geological Society.p.38
IV. Account of the Pitch Lake of the Island of Trinidad. By Nicholas Nugent, M.D. Honorary Member of the Geological Society.p.63
V. Memoir on the Laumonite. By M. le Comte de Bournon, Foreign Secretary of the Geological Society.p.77
VI. Observations on the Physical Structure of Devonshire and Cornwall. By J. F. Berger, M.D. Honorary Member of the Geological Society.p.93
VII. An Account of "The Sulphur" or "Soufrière" of the Island of Montserrat. By Nicholas Nugent, M.D. Honorary Member of the Geological Society.p.185
VIII. Observations on the Wrekin, and on the great Coal-Field of Shropshire. By Arthur Aikin, Esq. Member of the Geological Society.p.191
IX. A Chemical Account of an Aluminous Chalybeate Spring in the Isle of Wight. By Alexander Marcet, M.D. F.R.S. one of the Physicians to Guy's Hospital, and Member of the Geological Society.p.213
X. A Sketch of the Geology of some parts of Hampshire and Dorsetshire. By J. F. Berger, M.D. Honorary Member of the Geological Society.p. 249
XII. On the Mineralogy of the Malvern Hills. By Leonard Horner, Esq. Secretary of the Geological Society.p. 281
XVIII. Notice respecting the Decomposition of Sulphate of Iron by Animal Matter. By W. H. Pepys, Esq. F.R.S. Treasurer of the Geological Society.p. 399
Index.p. 413