United States Geological Survey
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Scope and Contents The Correspondence from Captain Clarence Edward Dutton sub-series consists of:
- 18 letters to Sir Archibald Geikie from Captain Clarence Edward Dutton of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) concerning geological observations in the United States and the organisation of the USGS (1880-1891)
Dates: 05 March 1880 - 06 June 1891
Scope and Contents The Correspondence from Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden sub-series consists of:
- 51 letters, chronologically arranged (1874-1884)
- presscuttings, photographs, notices and notes
Scope and Contents The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: John Geddes to J Gosselet sub-series consists of:
- 43 letters, alphabetically arranged (1869-1909)
Scope and Contents Drainage Map, showing a portion of Wyoming, Idaho and Utah, 1879, surveyed by the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories. Primary triangulation by AD Wilson; Topography by Henry Gannett, GB Chittenden, Gustavus R Bechler and FA Clark.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton thanking him for a list of possible recipients for his monograph [ Report on the Geology of the High Plateaus of Utah, with Atlas, ( 1880) ]. He gives an account of the United States Geological Survey plans for the coming year. He states that they are going to concentrate on economic geology and geological mapping. He outlines the geographical location and personnel involved with every project. He...
Dates: 01 April 1880
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton sending him an advance copy of his book for review with some notes concerning known typographical errors. He reports that the United States Geological Survey is awaiting a decision from the Senate concerning expansion to incorporate individual State Surveys. He is not hopeful of a favourable outcome due to some hostility from Congress.
Dates: 27 May 1880
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton giving the background details to the current Congress debate concerning the expansion of the United States Geological Survey to incorporate individual State Surveys. He reports that he will shortly be leaving to undertake field work at the Grand Canyon and requests that Geikie send his sister copies of the review he has written of Dutton's book.
Dates: 21 June 1880
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton, thanking him for his articles on weathering and postulating that the Grand Canyon was formed in this manner, and that he is preparing a section concerning this for Geikie's manual. He recommends William Henry Holmes' topographical drawings of the Grand Canyon and reports that photolithographs are being prepared. He gives details of the depths of the individual geological stratifications which can be observed at the Grand Canyon....
Dates: 17 January 1881