Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896

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Born in Northampton, Mass., Nov. 23, 1819, son of Josiah Dwight and Sarah (Williston) , grad. Yale 1839, read law 1841, traveled and studied in France, Germany, Italy, 1842-45, worked survey of mineral lands of Northern Peninsula of Mich., 1847-49, Ia. State Chemist Ill. State Survey, Geologist of Cal., 1860-74, opened Harvard School of Mines, 1868, elected to Geol. Soc. of London. Author of Metal Wealth of the U.S. and other books. Married Louisa Goddard Howe in June, 1854, had 1 daughter. Died at Lake Sunapee, N.H., Aug. 19, 1896. (from Who was who in America p.578 ; Brewster, Edward T. Life and Letters of Josiah Dwight Whitney (Boston, 1939) ) (blue index cards)

From the description of Josiah D. Whitney papers, 1849 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 527814906

Whitney was a mining engineer.

From the description of Report on the Montana Mine : typescript, 1919 July. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122441426

From the description of Report on the Gladstone gold mine : typescript, 1929. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122499017

From the description of Preliminary report on the Murchie gold mine : typescript, 1927. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122441432

From the description of Report on the Montana gold mine : typescript, 1925. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122353899

From the description of Report on the Empire Mines : typescript, 1933. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122550262

Whitney taught geology at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Josiah Dwight Whitney, 1841-ca. 1890 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972922

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referencedIn Royal Institution (Great Britain). John Tyndall Papers.
creatorOf Chikhachev, P. A. (Petr Aleksandrovich), 1808-1890. [Letter] 1883 Apr. 9, 1 Piazza Dego Zuavi, Firenze [to] "My dear Sir" / P. de Tchihatchef. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. Report on the Montana gold mine : typescript, 1925. California Historical Society
referencedIn Voy, C. D. Relics of the Stone Age found in California : comprising the results of extensive travels and explorations in different parts of the state : manuscript, 1894. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. Report on the Montana Mine : typescript, 1919 July. California Historical Society
referencedIn Gibbons family. Gibbons family papers, 1811-1856. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Yale University Library, Manuscripts & Archives). W. D. Whitney Collection.
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896. Papers of Josiah Dwight Whitney, 1841-ca. 1890 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887. Collection, 1839-1916, bulk dates 1839-1886. Dickinson College Library, Waidner-Spahr Library
creatorOf Foster, J. W. (John Wells), 1815-1873. Geological map of Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan : made pursuant to the act of Congress, approved, March 1st, 1847 / by J.W. Foster & J.D. Whitney ; assisted by S.W. Hill & W. Schlatter. State Archive of Michigan
creatorOf Robertson, J. D. Two leaves from J.D. Robertson's scrapbook : and related material, undated. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894. William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951 (inclusive), 1814-1912 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Foster, J. W. (John Wells), 1815-1873. Geological map of the district between Keweenaw Bay and Chocolate River, Lake Superior, Michigan / J.W. Foster & J.D. Whitney. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 57: Geological Survey.
referencedIn James Henry Coffin Papers, 1848-1884 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn John Wesley Powell correspondence, 1869-1879, of the Powell Survey, 1869-1879 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896. Geological map of Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior, Michigan / by J.D. Whitney ; assisted by S.W. Hill and W.H. Stevens. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Silliman family. Silliman family papers, 1717-1977 (inclusive), 1717-1911 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Foster, J. W. (John Wells), 1815-1873. Geological map of the district between Keweenaw Bay and Chocolate River, Lake Superior, Michigan / J.W. Foster & J.D. Whitney, geologists. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910. William H. Brewer papers, 1860-1865. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910. William Henry Brewer correspondence : ALS, 1861 Apr. California Historical Society
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896. [A student's notes of lectures : given by J. D. Whitney in Geology XXVI, Harvard University, 1892 Oct. 5-1893 Jan. 20] Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Library Of Congress, Manuscript Division. John Dean Caton Papers.
creatorOf Putnam, Elizabeth Whitney, 1822-1863. Letter to J.D. Whitney, Sr., 1853, March 11. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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referencedIn Draper, John William, 1811-1882. John William Draper family papers, 1777-1951 (bulk 1860-1882). Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf King, Clarence, 1842-1901. Arizona and Fort Mojave photographs [graphic] UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1831-1908. Daniel Coit Gilman correspondence, 1871-1875. UC Berkeley Libraries
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referencedIn Brush, George Jarvis, 1831-1912. George Jarvis Brush family papers, 1834-1960 (inclusive), 1834-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn John William Draper Family Papers, 1777-1951, (bulk 1860-1882) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896. Josiah Dwight Whitney papers, 1849, [microform]. Yale University Library
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referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 7062: Fielding B. Meek Papers.
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896. Letter: to Joshua Clayton /by Josiah Dwight Whitney, 1874 Feb 2. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn University Of California At Berkeley, Bancroft Library. Stephen J. Field Papers.
creatorOf Foster, J. W. (John Wells), 1815-1873. Geological map of Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior, Michigan / by J.W. Foster & J.D. Whitney ; S.W. Hill and W. Schlatter, assistants. State Archive of Michigan
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. Report on the Empire Mines : typescript, 1933. California Historical Society
creatorOf Records of the U.S. Geological Survey. 1839 - 2008. Personal Letters Received
referencedIn Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910. William Henry Brewer correspondence, 1862-1909. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896. Notes on the extent, present importance & probable taken value of the mining region West of the Rocky Mountains : with some hints in regard to the relation of the government & its management manuscript, [18--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Dana family papers, 1805-1961 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 112: Surgeon General's Office.
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896. Geological map of the lead region in the states of Wisconsin, Illinois & Iowa / by J.D. Whitney. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896. Josiah D. Whitney papers, 1849 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Dana family. Dana family papers, 1764-1967 (inclusive), 1805-1961 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn National Academy Of Sciences, Archives. Deceased Members.
creatorOf Foster, J. W. (John Wells), 1815-1873. Geological map of the district between Portage Lake and Montreal River, Lake Superior, Michigan / by J.W. Foster & J.D. Whitney ; S.W. Hill & W. Schlatter, assistants. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 52: Assistant Secretary, Incoming Correspondenc.
referencedIn Brush, George Jarvis, 1831-1912. George Jarvis Brush family papers, 1834-1960 (inclusive), 1834-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910. William H. Brewer correspondence : with Josiah D. Whitney, 1860-1884. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910. William H. Brewer papers, 1862-1909. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn J.P. Lesley Papers, 1826-1898 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Whitney, J. D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896. Josiah D. Whitney papers, 1849 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Dana family. Dana family papers, 1764-1967 (inclusive), 1805-1961 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn George Jarvis Brush family papers, 1834-1960, 1834-1939 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Lyell, Charles, Sir, 1797-1875. Correspondence, 1811-1882. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hoffmann, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1838-1913. Letters to Josiah Whitney and William H. Brewer, 1862-1910. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Plumb, Edward Lee, 1827-1912. Edward Lee Plumb papers, 1856-1912. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sir Charles Lyell correspondence, 1811-1882, 1811-1882 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Peckham, Stephen Farnum, 1839-1918. Stephen Farnum Peckham papers, 1865-1881. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Handwriting samples of naturalists and others, ca. 1800-1970 (inclusive) Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. Preliminary report on the Murchie gold mine : typescript, 1927. California Historical Society
referencedIn Franklin Institute. O. W. Gibbs Papers.
creatorOf Whitney, Josiah Dwight, d. 1926. J. Dwight Whitney papers, 1888-1917. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Spencer F. Baird Papers (Mc 2000.11).
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referencedIn Silliman family papers, 1717-1977, 1717-1911 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Silliman family. Silliman family papers, 1717-1977 (inclusive), 1717-1911 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn National Academy Of Sciences, Archives. Administration Other Files.
referencedIn Library Of Congress, Manuscript Division. George P. Merrill Collection.
referencedIn Franklin Institute. Franklin Institute Archives.
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. Report on the New York Mine: typescript, 1916 Apr. California Historical Society
referencedIn Pettee, William Henry, 1838-1904. Papers of William Henry Pettee, 1847-1898 (bulk 1865-1878). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Whitney, J. D. Report on the Gladstone gold mine : typescript, 1929. California Historical Society
referencedIn William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951, 1814-1912 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902. Correspondence, 1869-1879, of the Powell Survey. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894. William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951 (inclusive), 1814-1912 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn National Academy Of Sciences, Archives. Nas Bound Material.
referencedIn Boston Public Library. Manuscript Collection.
referencedIn Huntington Library. William Jones Rhees Collection.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 60: Meteorological Project, 1849 1875.
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Empire Mine (Idaho)
Montana Mine (Calif.)
Michigan
Michigan--Keweenaw Peninsula
Montana Mine (Calif.)
New York Mine (Plumas Co., Calif.)
California--Nevada County
California--Plumas County
West (U.S.)
Illinois
Gladstone Mine (Shasta Co., Calif.)
Idaho
California--Nevada County
New York--New York
California
Keweenaw Peninsula (Mich.)
California
Willow Valley Mine (Calif.)
Murchie Mine (Calif.)
Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
California--Nevada County
Iowa
Wisconsin
California--Shasta County
Subject
Smithsonian Endowment
Mines and Mineral Resources
Mining law
Geology
Silver mines and mining
Copper mines and mining--Maps
Explorers
Exchanges Of Publications
Smithsonian Exchange
Recommendations For Positions
Natural history
Geologists
Voyages and travels
Photography
Gold mines and mining
Geological surveys
Ethnology Archaeology Anthropology
Geology Maps
Congress
Lectures, Popular
Meteorology
American Assoc. For The Advancement Of Science (+ Aagn Etc.)
Coasts--Surveys
Journalists
Surveys And Explorations, General
Smithsonian Publications
Geology--Maps, Manuscript
Navigation--History
Scientific publications
National Academy of Sciences
Occupation
Geologists
Miners--California
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Birth 1819-11-23

Death 1896-08-15

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