Geological survey of California records, 1844-1873.
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Came to California in 1850 settling in Sacramento. Helped found the mining camp of Columbia in Tuolumne County. From the description of George Henry Goddard, 1850-1861. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 58855183 Biography George Henry Goddard came to California in 1850 settling in Sacramento. He prospected for gold but earned a living as an artist, selling sketches of California scenes. With Edgar Mills, he ...
Brewer went to Yale in 1848 to study soil analysis with J.P. Norton. He left to teach for two years, retuned and got his Ph. D. from the Sheffield Scientific School in 1852. After Yale he went to study in Heidelberg, Munich and Paris. In 1858 he was made professor of chemistry and geology at Washington College in Pennsylvania. From 1860-1864 Brewer was first assistant on the Geological Survey of California and undertook extensive botanical surveys of areas that were still largely unexplored. In ...
Biographical Sketch Stephen Tyng Mather, first director of the U.S. National Park Service, was born in San Francisco on July 4, 1867. Here he attended the Boys High School, and went on to the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 1887. His interest in journalism led to his first job as a cub reporter on the New York Sun in September of that year. He left this employment shortly after his marriage to Jane Thacker Floy in 1893 to ...
The Geological survey of California was established in 1860 and began operation in 1863. J.D. Whitney served as State Geologist until the survey sas discontinued in 1874. Other individuals involved in the work of the survey included Amos Bowman, William H. Brewer, G.H. Goddard, S. Mather and Vitus Wackenreuder. (For complete list of names involved, consult the finding aid.) From the description of Geological survey of California records, 1844-1873. (University of California, Berkeley...