Iddings, Joseph Paxson, 1857-1920

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Dates:
Birth 1857
Death 1920

Biographical notes:

Joseph Paxson Iddings (1857-1920) was a petrologist who specialized in igneous rocks. He worked for the United States Geological Survey (1880-1892), was associate professor of petrology at the University of Chicago (1892-1908), and was a scientific traveler and writer (1908-1920). Iddings spent seven field seasons, 1883-1890, exploring and mapping the geology of Yellowstone National Park.

From the description of Papers, 1864-1933. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 28156403

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Subjects:

  • Geology
  • Geology--Survey
  • Mines and Mineral Resources
  • Igneous rocks
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Rocks--Classification and nomenclature
  • Petrology--History
  • Geologists--Biography

Occupations:

  • Geologists
  • Scientist--New Jersey
  • Photographers
  • Geologists--New Jersey

Places:

  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Nevada--Eureka County (as recorded)
  • Yellowstone National Park (as recorded)
  • Eureka Mining District (Nev.) (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Yellowstone National Park (as recorded)