Letter of William Dwight Whitney, 1873 June 28.
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Josiah Dwight Whitney was born on November 23, 1819 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College in 1839 (B.A.) and studied geology in Europe. He participated in the Lake Superior region survey (1847-1849) and several other expeditions through the 1860s. Whitney taught at Harvrd University and published several works on geology. He died in Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire on August 19, 1896. From the guide to the William Dwight Whitney family papers, 1778-1951, 1814-1912,...