Branner Memorial Association records, 1924-1933.
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John Casper Branner (1850-1922) was a geologist was born on July 4, 1850, in New Market, Tennessee. He enrolled at Maryville College, but after two years he transferred to Cornell. He developed an interest in Brazil and he accompanied his professor, Charles F. Hartt, there in 1874, staying until 1883. He studied the country's geology, and also searched for vegetable fibers that could be used to make incandescent light. At the same time, he studied insects that affected cotton plants, under the c...
The association was established by former students of John Casper Branner to create an endowment fund for the Geological and Mining Library (later the Branner Earth Sciences Library) at Stanford. From the description of Branner Memorial Association records, 1924-1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702912873 Biographical/Historical note The association was established by former students of John Casper Branner to create an...