Dutton, Capt Clarence Edward, 1841?1912 (American geologist, 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)
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton enclosing copies of topographical drawings of the Grand Canyon by William Henry Holmes. He pontificates over what text he will eventually send to accompany the drawings and asserts that the Grand Canyon was formed during the Pliocene and the Quaternary geological periods rather than by erosion during the Tertiary period. He promises to forward copies of Holmes' drawings of the Kaibab region shortly. He reports that John W Powell...
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton congratulating him on his appointment as Director General of the Geological Survey of Great Britain.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton telling Geikie that he has declined the invitation from the journal Nature to review Geikie's forthcoming publications, as he will shortly be leaving for the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) to do field work in preparation for a systematic study of the volcanic fields of California and Oregon. He recommends his colleague Grove Karl Gilbert for the task and asks Geikie if he will review his new monograph...
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton apologising that he has only been able to send final proofs of his atlas sheets for Tertiary History of the Grand Canyon District, ( 1882) at the current time. He apologises for being unable to review Geikie's forthcoing books due to his forthcoming field work in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) and pontificates that Grove Karl Gilbert will do a better job in the long run. He reports that Gilbert and his...
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton expressing regret that he was unable to vacation in Germany and France during the month of October as he had anticipated. He thanks Geikie for his papers on the pre-cambrian, reports that American geologists are also considering this problem and surmises that American exposures of pre-cambrian fosseliferous rocks are more extensive than those in Britain.
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton telling Geikie that the United States government is considering amalgamating all multifarious scientific functions into one organised Department of Science. Dutton does not agree with this proposal as he thinks it will hamper scientific enquiry. He believes that the increased bureaucracy at the United States Geological Survey will shortly lead to an inevitable decline in the quality of the science it produces. He reports on some...
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton thanking him for his comments on his memoir The Charleston Earthquake of August 31, 1886, ( 1889) telling him that he is now employed by the War Department rather then the United States Geological Survey. He expresses dismay that he is being transferred to Texas from Washington, where he can see no role for himself. He tells Geikie that he is considering writing a cowboy novel or possibly an historical...
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...