Report Upon US Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian Vol. III

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Report Upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian... Vol. III, Supplement, Geology (series title). Report upon Geological Examinations in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, During the Years 1878 and 1879 . . . In Four Parts and an Appendix
Author:
George M. Wheeler, John J. Stevenson
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Illustrator:
J.C. McConnell
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Government Printing Office
Place of Printing:
Washington, D.C.
Date of Printing:
1881
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4

Author and Commentators

John James Stevenson (1841-1924). American geologist and professor of geology. Born in New York, Stevenson took part in geological surveys of Pennsylvania and worked as geologist for United States Geological Survey.

George M. Wheeler (1842-1905). American army explorer and cartographer. He was born in Massachusetts, graduated from West Point, and became an officer in the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Wheeler surveyed the area west of the 100th Meridian.

James Culbertson McConnell (1844-1905). American scientific illustrator. He worked as an anatomist with the Army Medical Museum in Washington, D.C.

The Book

Geology supplement to Captain George M. Wheeler’s survey of the area west of the 100th Meridian, this part authored by John J. Stevenson. It contains four parts and an appendix. Approximately 420 pages plus appendix and four illustrated plates. The plates contain two on geological sections and two plates of illustrations of fossils found in the area.

Contents

  • Table of Contents
  • Part I. Introduction
  • Part II. Systematic Geology
  • Part III. Descriptive Geology
  • Part IV. Economic Geology
  • Appendix

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Report Upon US Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian (1889)

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Report Upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian
Author:
George M. Wheeler, A.A. Humpheys, G.K. Warren
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Government Printing Office
Place of Printing:
Washington, D.C.
Date of Printing:
1889
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Author and Commentators

George M. Wheeler (1842-1905). American army explorer and cartographer. He was born in Massachusetts, graduated from West Point, and became an officer in the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Wheeler surveyed the area west of the 100th Meridian. His last rank was Major.

Andrew Atkinson Humpheys (1810-1883). Graduate of West Point, Humpheys became an engineer and rose to the rank of Major General of volunteers and later was brevetted to the rank of Brigadier General of the Army. After the war, he became permanent Brigadier General and Chief of Engineers.

Gouverneur Kemble Warren (1830-1882). Graduate of West Point, Warren became an engineer and rose to the rank of Major General of volunteers during the Civil War. After the war he served as Major in the engineers, ultimately attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

The Book

This book is Appendix F and contains page 481 thru 745. It deals with the geographical discoveries and explorations in the western United States from 1500 to 1800. It also contains explorations and surveys from 1800 to 1880.

Contents

  • Appendix F
  • Part 1. Geographical Discovery and Explorations
  • Part 2. Epitome of Warren’s Memoirs.
  • Part 3. Explorations and Surveys- 1857-1880.

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