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Correspondence from Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, 1874-1884

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-74/12/1

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence from Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden sub-series consists of:
  1. 51 letters, chronologically arranged (1874-1884)
  2. presscuttings, photographs, notices and notes

Dates

  • 1874-1884

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

51 letters (with presscuttings, notices and notes) None which affect the use of this material

Biographical / Historical

Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden (1829-1887) was a professor of geology at the University of Pennsylvania. He also worked as a geologist with the United States Geological Survey and played a leading part in the setting up of Yellowstone National Park. He wrote to Sir Archibald Geikie extensively, while he was involved in mapping and survey work in various parts of the United States, about professional issues including publications and criticism. Geikie visited the United States in 1879 and met Hayden, who facilitated his travel to various locations.

See also the Correspondence of Sir Archibald Geikie: American geologists sub-series: Coll-74/13/1.

Extent

From the Fonds: 2 metres

Physical Description

51 letters (with presscuttings, notices and notes) None which affect the use of this material

Processing Information

None

Processing Information

Grant Buttars 16 November 2001

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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