George Jarvis Brush family papers, 1834-1960 (inclusive), 1834-1939 (bulk).

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Brush, George Jarvis, 1831-1912. George Jarvis Brush family papers, 1834-1960 (inclusive), 1834-1939 (bulk).

George Jarvis Brush family papers, 1834-1960 (inclusive), 1834-1939 (bulk).

Correspondence, writings, lectures, notes, printed material, and other papers, principally of George Jarvis Brush (1831-1912), mineralogist, geologist, and educator; and of his son-in-law, Louis Valentine Pirsson (1860-1919), also a geologist. There are also papers of Brush's wife, Harriet Silliman Trumbull Brush and of other family members.

4 linear ft. (10 boxes, 1 folio)

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