Hawaii (United States)
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Photograph of two men standing next to a Ceara rubber tree that has been tapped using the full herring-bone system in Hawaii in the early 20th century.
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 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...
Dates: 03 May 1882
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...
Dates: 22 May 1882
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton discussing his field trip to the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii). He reports on the large scale of the ultra basic basalt lava flows of the Mauna Loa eruption and the lack of cinder cones. He reports on the ferruginous nature of the lavas and their high olivine content along with observed layers of hematite and magnetite. He describes the volcano's impressive topography and its inability to support running water. He asks...
Dates: 23 January 1883
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Archibald Geikie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton discussing the fossiliferous Upper Cambrian metamorphosed sandstone shales found at Lake Superior and the Grand Canyon. At Lake Superior these beds overlie 1400 feet of unfossiliferous sandstone and shale, interspersed with layers of copper bearing metamorphosed volcanic ash. These are the same as the Huronian metamorphic beds at Lake Huron which are possibly of the Lower Cambrian age due to an unconformity (as identified by Alfred...
Dates: 05 May 1883
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir John Scott Keltie from Capt Clarence Edward Dutton apologising that the advance atlas sheets for Tertiary History of the Grand Canyon District, ( 1882) have not been sent to him due to a hold up at the printer's. He reports that he will shortly leave for the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) but will leave instructions for them to be sent on. This may not be for another 2 weeks due to the scale of the print job. He tells Keltie that he hopes Sir Archibald...
Dates: 22 May 1882
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 1: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This notebook is written primarily in ink. Subjects include scholarship and unviersity arrangments in other nations, religion, and notes on recent geological discoveries. on page 121 there is a list of ch[apters], indexed as 'essays' indicating Lyell's notes on his proposed book. Three pages are missing. The following table of contents is Lyell's own words, copied from Lyell's own "Index", found at the beginning and end of the notebook,...
Dates: 1826- 1826
Item — Box Lyell-temp-box 2: Series Coll-203/A1
Scope and Contents This brown leather notebook contains two different handwriting styles, one definitively Lyell's. On p. 65 is "The Landing of the Pilgrims fathers in New England" dated 13 July 1851, handwriting differs from Lyell's; largely notes in pencil, subjects include Captain Cook on Mercia earthquake, volcanic activity, Sandwich island. The front cover reads "June 1831", the back page is missing, and the index is pasted to the back cover. The following...
Dates: June 1831- July 1831
Identifier: BAI 2/4/10
Scope and Contents Photographs and picture postcards primarily of New Zealand, Hawaii and Sri Lanka, including many of friends and people John and Jewel Baillie met while travelling.