Othniel Charles Marsh papers, 1817-1899 (inclusive).


Othniel Charles Marsh papers, 1817-1899 (inclusive).

The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, school notes and other papers of O.C. Marsh, scientist and first professor of paleontology at Yale and in the United States. Of special interest is the rather extensive correspondence Marsh carried on with many prominent scientists of his time; included are letters from Charles Darwin, Leonard and Thomas Huxley, Simon Newcomb, and Benjamin Silliman Sr. and Jr. Also included are materials relating to Marsh's education at Andover, Yale and in Germany, family papers, and papers reflecting his involvement with the Cardiff Giant Hoax and the Red Cloud Controversy.

30.75 linear feet (59 boxes)




SNAC Resource ID: 8027392

Yale University Library

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Rogers, William Barton, 1804-1882

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Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Virginia from 1835-1853. In the years following his departure, he founded and was president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Boston. From the description of Papers of William Barton Rogers [manuscript], 1843 December 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647837261 Shields was a student from Cumberland County, Va.; afterwards a captain and surgeon, C.S.A., then physician and farmer in Union Count...

Meek, F. B. (Fielding Bradford), 1817-1876

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Fielding B. Meek (1817-1876) was born December 10, 1817, in Madison, Indiana, of Irish Presbyterian ancestry. His father was an eminent local lawyer who died when Meek was only three years old. Meek's early education in Indiana, and later Kentucky, was constantly interrupted due to ill health. Health problems, including deafness and tuberculosis, continued to plague him throughout his life. Meek attended good public schools, but was largely self-educated in the natural sciences. His first practi...

Poulton, Edward Bagnall, Sir, 1856-1943

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Epithet: entomologist; Knight 1935 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000491.0x0003e0 ...

Huxley, Leonard, 1860-1933

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English writer, editor, educator. From the description of Leonard Huxley letter to S. S. McClure [manuscript], 1896 January 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 764681159 English editor and author. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Godalming, to W.A. Knight, 1892 July 28-1900 Nov. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269543358 Leonard Huxley was born in 1860 in London, son of the famous scientist Thomas Henry H...

Yale University.

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United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Pine Ridge Agency.

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Marsh, Othniel Charles, 1831-1899

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Othniel Charles Marsh was a paleontologist and was President of the National Academy of Science. From the description of Papers, 1817-1899. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616238 From the guide to the Othniel Charles Marsh papers, 1817-1899, 1817-1899, (American Philosophical Society) Epithet: Professor of Palaeontology, Yale University British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055...

Flower, William Henry, 1831-1899

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Emmons, Samuel Franklin, 1841-1911

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Geologist. From the description of Papers of Samuel Franklin Emmons, 1725-1914 (bulk 1861-1911). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74986026 Biographical Note 1841, Mar. 29 Born, Boston, Mass. 1861 Graduated, Harvard College, Boston, Mass. ...

Brush, George Jarvis, 1831-1912

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George Jarvis Brush (1831-1912): 1852-1853 taught chemistry at the University of Virginia and did mineralogical experiments; 1855 appointed professor of metallurgy at Yale University Sheffield Scientific School, and in 1864 this position was expanded to include mineralogy; became president of Sheffield Scientific School in 1872, and continued until 1898; served as trustee, and other positions on the Board of the school until 1912; author of books and articles. Louis Vale...

Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell), 1826-1905

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Former Union general; U.S. senator from Connecticut (1881-1905). From the description of Autograph memorandum, [between 1881-1905]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973305 American Amry officer; United States senator from Connecticut. From the description of Autograph telegram signed : Wilmington, N.C., to Major Prince, 1865 May 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270479165 The April 29, 1868 issue of the Hartford (Conn.) Post, page 2, column 2, quotes fr...

Pickering, Edward C. (Edward Charles), 1846-1919

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Epithet: Director, Harvard Astronomical Observatory British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000342.0x0000b9 Pickering (Harvard, S.B., 1865) taught astronomy at Harvard and was director of the Harvard College Observatory. From the description of Papers of Edward Charles Pickering, 1850-1918 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972845 ...

Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

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Born 1820; educated at Hinton Charterhouse near Bath, 1833-1836; assistant schoolmaster at Derby, 1837; worked as a draftsman and engineer during the building of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, 1837-1841; sub-editor of the Pilot , the organ of the Complete Suffrage Movement, 1844; occupied himself anew with engineering, 1844-1846, and experimented with mechanical inventions, 1846-1847; sub-editor of The Economist in London, 1848-1853; visited house of John Chapman, the advanced publisher,...

Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918

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William Morris Davis (1850-1934) was an American geographer, geologist, geomorphologist, and meteorologist, often called the "father of American geography." Grove Karl Gilbert, also known as G.K. Gilbert, was an American geologist. In 1871 he joined George M. Wheeler's geographical survey as its first geologist. He then joined the Powell Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region in 1874, becoming Powell's primary assistant, and stayed with the survey until 1879. From the description of Let...

Ward, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1834-1906

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Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895

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American scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Utica, New York, to T.F. Dwight, 1865 Apr. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530661 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Ct., to E.W. Hilgard, 1877 Mar. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870623 ...

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 ...

Hilgard, J. E. (Julius Erasmus), 1825-1891

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Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an important scientific reformer during the early nineteenth century. From his position as superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, and through leadership roles in the scientific institutions of the time, Bache helped bring American science into alignment with the professional nature of its European counterpart. In addition, Bache fostered the reform of public education in America. On July 19, 1806 Alexander Dallas Bache wa...

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892

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Richard Owen was a comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From the description of Letter from Richard Owen to Charles Léopold Laurillard to introduce John Gould, 1833 [manuscript]. [1833] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 277137992 Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of London; authority on comparative anatomy, vertebrate paleontology and geology. From the description of Osteological contributions to the natural history of the chimpanzees (Tr...

Davidson, Thomas, 1817-1885

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Geologist David J. Brown played an active role in the Edinburgh Geological Society. He read many papers before the society and acted as conductor on their expeditions. From the guide to the David J. Brown papers, 1860-1876, 1860-1876, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Gibbs, Wolcott, 1822-1908

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Gibbs received an honorary degree from Harvard in 1888. He served as Dean of Lawrence Scientific School and Dean of School of Mining and Practical Engineering, and taught chemistry and physics. From the description of Papers of Wolcott Gibbs, 1885-1944 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77069357 Chemist (Ammonia-cobalt compounds; metals of platinum group; new methods of analysis; complex inorganic acids). A.M. Columbia College, 1841; M.D. Columbia College...