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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Association of American Geologists and Naturalists papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0305
Scope and Contents The papers in this collection consist of the Association's Constitution, Rules and Regulations, minutes of all its meetings, lists of members, ballots for officers, original texts or abstracts of scientific papers presented at the meetings, and letters in connection with Association business.Signers of documents and letters:Abert, J. J. 1845; Adams, C. B. 1845; Adams, Samuel, 1844; Adams, Solomon (2) 1844-45; Alexander, John Henry (3) 1844; Allen, John H. (2) 1843-44;...
Dates: 1840-1847

Augustus Edward Jessup, Papers

 Collection — Box Small Collections 9
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0375
Scope and Contents Geologist, mineralogist and paper manufacturer. Attended Dr. Thomas Cooper's Scientific School in Philadelphia, beginning about 1816. Elected a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and became very active in its affairs. Made a trip to Mexico in 1817 or 1818, and returned with valuable mineral collections. In 1819 joined Major Long's Expedition to the Rocky Mountains as its official geologist. He bequeathed extensive mineralogical and geological collections to the...
Dates: 1822-1913

Edward Drinker Cope Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0328
Abstract Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897) was one of the most distinguished American scientists of the 19th century. The bulk of his work was in the fields of paleontology, zoology, geology and anatomy. During his lifetime, he discovered and described over 600 new species and contributed over 1300 papers to scientific literature. The collection contains certificates and honors, medals, manuscripts of scientific papers, drawings, scientific photographs, biographical material, news clippings, account...
Dates: 1859-1907

Geological Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0392
Scope and Contents In 1832 seven interested geologists and six affiliated societies, of which the Academy of Natural Sciences was one, banded together to form a society, the chief purpose of which was to promote the establishment of a State Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. Most of the geologists were members of the Academy of Natural Sciences and Richard Harlan acted as curator, member of the committee to prepare a statement for the State legislature, and later became the corresponding secretary. The...
Dates: 1842-50

Geology and Paleontology Department Records

Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0235
Overview Although from its inception the Academy of Natural Sciences played a significant role in the field of geological paleontological research, this role was not organized within a specific department until 1936, when the Department of Geology and Paleontology was reactivated through the efforts of Edgar Howard. The Geology and Paleontology Department records document the history and activities of this department throughout the mid-20th century. This collection, which dates from 1838 to 1992,...
Dates: circa 1978, circa 1980, 1992, 1994

Henry Steinhauer, Notebooks

 Collection — Box Small Collections 8
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0358
Scope and Contents

A Bethlehem, Pa. minister and amateur geologist, Steinhauer's 165 page notebook of information and observations on fossils, particularly those found in coal measures is not dated, but tentatively ascribed to the period following his publication in the American Philsophical Society's Transactions, 1817 and before his death. The Academy's 1835 catalogue of the library describes this item as: "Steinhaur, MS. Geological Notes of the late Rev. Henry Steinhaur."

Dates: 1818-1826

Horace G. Richards Papers

Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0976
Overview Horace G. Richards (1906-1984) was a geologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia and an authority on the geologic formations of the Atlantic coastal plain. His research specialty focused on geology and paleontology of the Quaternary Period (approximately the past 1.8 million years), but his research interests also included Cenozoic mollusca, and marine Pleistocene geology and paleontology of the Atlantic coastal plain. Additionally, he studied climate change and coastal...
Dates: 1928-1984

International Symposium on Early Man, Documents and papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0422
Scope and Contents This symposium was held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, to which 3500 people were invited. Of this group 441 are known to have been in attendance because they signed the register of visitors and delegates. Many of the records were kept by Virginia Tomlin and supervised by Edgar Howell and preserved in the Department of Geology. The collection includes a large scrapbook of news clippings, invitations, programs, a typescript of the advance program for March 17-20, 1937 and abstracts and...
Dates: 1937

Mineralogy Department Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0141
Scope and Contents The Mineralogy Department records house the administrative records of the department and its custodians. This collection dates from 1817 to 1993 and contains catalogues, inventories, correspondence, memoranda, financial records, historical notes, invoices, exhibition planning and loan documentation, reports, photographs, and negatives. These records document various stages in the administration of the department, as it changed throughout the years.This collection is arranged into...
Dates: 1817 - 1993

Richard Cowling Taylor, Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0361
Scope and Contents An economic geologist and mining engineer of outstanding reputation, this Englishman came to America in about 1830. He published many scientific papers both in England and in the United States. His interests here were especially in coal and his most important publication (754 p.), 'Statistics of Coal". A member of many scientific societies, he was elected to the Academy in 1832.The collection consists of four notebooks on mineralogy, geology and fossils; miscellaneous notes,...
Dates: 1815-49