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Edward Hitchcock draft, "Supplement to the Ichnology of New England" : a report to the government of Massachusetts in 1863

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Title:
Edward Hitchcock draft, "Supplement to the Ichnology of New England" : a report to the government of Massachusetts in 1863
Description:
A manuscript draft of Edward Hitchcock's "Supplement to the Ichnology of New England." The paper discusses issues related to the identification of fossil footprints and refers to the species with identifications that may be unreliable and that are doubtful, as well as new species which Hitchcock believes should be added. This version of the manuscript has lengthy descriptions of the tracks for each species mentioned. Hitchcock also raises questions about insect tracks and addresses questions about the number of phalanges in the fossil footprints discussed and whether the animals that created the tracks were birds.
Creator:
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Date:
1863
Format:
Manuscripts
Genre:
Manuscripts for publication
Drafts (documents)
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 13 Folder 3 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Subjects:
Footprints, Fossil
Ichnology
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Supplement to the Ichnology of New England
Places:
New England
Extent:
1 item (71 pages)
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Terms of Use:
Public Domain: This material has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. While Amherst College Archives & Special Collections claims no rights or authority over this material, we do ask that any publication or use of this material cite the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College as the source of the images and the repository where the original documents can be found.
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Place of origin:
Massachusetts
Notes (date):
The item is undated. The date provided is drawn from the folder.
Language:
English