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Powell, John W, 1834-1902 (American geologist)

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton, 01 April 1880

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/5/3
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

Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton, 16 March 1881

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Identifier: Coll-74/11/5/8
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...
Dates: 16 March 1881