Hall, James, 1811-1898

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Geologist and paleontologist who served several years as the state geologist of Iowa (1855-1858). He began his career as a geologist in New York in the 1830s and also served as the state geologist for Wisconsin (1857-1860).

From the description of Geological report of Iowa, 1860. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 608305948

Hall was educated at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. and studied under Amos Eaton. He worked on the New York State Geological Survey and prepared an 8 volume report on New York State's paleontology. He served as State Geologist of Iowa from 1855 to 1858 and of Wisconsin from 1857 to 1860. He was director of the New York State Museum from 1866 to 1893 when he was appointed State Geologist. Hall died in 1898.

From the description of Papers, 1830-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122617614

U.S. geologist and paleontologist.

From the description of Letter, 1840, Apr. 18 : Albany. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35090687

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referencedIn Merrill, George P. (George Perkins), 1854-1929. George P. Merrill correspondence and autographs, 1803-1926. Library of Congress
referencedIn Sylvester Manor Archive, 1649-1996 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Alexander Winchell Papers, 1833-1891 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864. Benjamin Silliman autograph collection, 1816-1871. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Sir Roderick Impey Murchison correspondence, 1829-1871, 1829-1871 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Sherwood, Andrew, fl. 1873-1882. Papers, 1873-1882. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Randall, Henry S. Papers, 1836-1861. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Augustus A. (Augustus Addison) Gould papers, 1831-1866, 1831-1866 (inclusive), 1838-1852 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf [James Hall, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Horsford, Eben Norton, 1818-1893. Horsford family papers, 1681-1954 1840-1893. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rensselaer Libraries
referencedIn New York State Museum of Natural History. Incoming correspondence of the Assistant State Paleontologist, State Paleontologist, State Geologist, and State Museum Director, 1804-1919, bulk 1881-1915. New York State Archives
referencedIn Emory, William H. (William Hemsley), 1811-1887. William Hemsley Emory papers, 1823-1886. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Rogers, William Barton, 1804-1882. Correspondence of William Barton Rogers, 1843-1844. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hall, James, 1811-1898. [Manuscript maps of counties of New York State]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Marsh, Othniel Charles, 1831-1899. Othniel Charles Marsh papers, 1817-1899 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Hall, James, 1811-1898. Map of the United States of America : including Canada and a large portion of Texas showing the base meridian and township lines of the U.S. surveys, the lands alloted to the Indian tribes west of the Mississippi ... University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Hall, James, 1811-1898. Drainage map to accompany Preliminary geologic map of New York / James Hall. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn New York State Museum of Natural History. Geological chart by James Hall, 1852. New York State Archives
referencedIn Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter), 1819-1903. Papers, 1826-1898. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Hall, James, 1811-1898. Letter : Albany, N.Y., to unknown person, 1880 Aug. 3. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895. Geological pamphlets. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn William Hemsley Emory papers, 1823-1886 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887. [Geology of Nebraska Territory] University of Wyoming, William R. Coe Library
referencedIn New York (State). Division of Science and State Museum. State Museum Director's, State Geologist's, and State Paleontologist's correspondence files, 1828-1944. New York State Archives
referencedIn New York (State). Division of Science and State Museum. Index to State Geologist's correspondence files, 1828-1918. New York State Archives
referencedIn LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883. Papers, 1812-1897. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Louis Agassiz correspondence and other papers, 1821-1877. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hall, James, 1811-1898. Letter : Albany, N.Y., to unknown person, 1880 Aug. 3. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Hall, James, 1811-1898. Letters to James Wilson Grimes [manuscript] 1856-63. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Marsh, Othniel Charles, 1831-1899. Othniel Charles Marsh papers, 1817-1899 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Hall, James, 1811-1898. Letter, 1849. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Vogdes, Anthony Wayne, 1843-1923. Letter : Fort Hamilton, New York Harbor, to James Hall, Albany, N.Y., 1889 Apr. 14. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Hall, James, 1811-1898. Papers, 1830-1930. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Sylvester Manor Archive, 1649-1996 Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Gould, Augustus A. (Augustus Addison), 1805-1866. Papers, 1831-1866 (inclusive), 1838-1852 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn New York State Museum of Natural History. Pre-publication texts and illustrations for State Museum publications, 1840-1948. New York State Archives
referencedIn George P. Merrill Correspondence and Autographs, 1803-1926 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Swift family,. Swift family collection of palm-leaf manuscripts, circa 1782-circa 1898. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Hall, James, 1811-1898. Geological report of Iowa, 1860. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn New York State Museum of Natural History. State Museum Director's, State Geologist's, and State Paleontologist's correspondence, drafts of publications, and photographs, 1844-1900. New York State Archives
referencedIn Vogdes, Anthony Wayne, 1843-1923. Letter : Fort Hamilton, New York Harbor, to James Hall, Albany, N.Y., 1889 Apr. 14. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Hall, James, 1811-1898. Palaeontology of New York, v.5, pt. 1, Lamelibranchiata : manuscript, ca. 1883. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895. Selected letters of James Dwight Dana, 1836-1894 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Gebhard, John. Letter, 1853 July 29. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIh, 1892-1896 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn John L. (John Lawrence) LeConte papers, 1812-1897, 1812-1897 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Hall, James, 1811-1898. Letter, 1840, Apr. 18 : Albany. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Increase A. Lapham papers, 1825-1930. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Marcou, Jules, 1824-1898,. Varia : paleontology of North America / Joseph Leidy ... [et al.]. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Persifor Frazer papers, 1882-1906, 1882-1906 American Philosophical Society
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Wisconsin
Iowa
New York (State)
Iowa
New York (State)
New York (State)
United States
New York (State)
New York (State)
Troy (N.Y.)
Iowa
United States
New York (State)
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Natural history museums
Paleontology
Geology--Research
Manuscripts, American
Hydrology--Maps, Manuscript
Geology--Survey
Geology
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Birth 1811-09-12

Death 1898-08-07

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