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Abstract of the proceedings of the Association of American Geologists, at their 1st meeting held in Philadelphia, April, 1840

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Title:
Abstract of the proceedings of the Association of American Geologists, at their 1st meeting held in Philadelphia, April, 1840
Description:
A printed document containing summaries of the first and second meetings of the Association of American Geologists. Both meetings took place in Philadelphia, the first in early April 1840, and the second in early April 1841. The summary of the proceedings of the first meeting is brief, listing who was present, that Edward Hitchcock was appointed chairman of the meeting and Professor L.C. Beck was appointed secretary, what the association decided the organization should be named, and brief descriptions of what was discussed each day. The summary of the proceedings of the second meeting is much more detailed, discussing what was exhibited, what various members of the association thought about the presentations, and summarizing the papers read at the meeting. Included in the summary is a "Report on the Ornithichnites or Foot Marks of Extinct Birds, in the new red Sandstone of Massachusetts and Connecticut, observed and described by Prof. Hitchcock, of Amherst," by Henry D. Rogers, Lardner Vanuxem, Richard C. Taylor, Ebenezer Emmons, and T.A. Conrad, which is in agreement with Edward Hitchcock's original reports about these tracks.
Creator:
Association of American Geologists and Naturalists
Date:
[ca. 1841]
Format:
Documents
Genre:
Proceedings
Extracts
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 17 Folder 39 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Subjects:
Knowledge
Geology
Congresses
Association of American Geologists and Naturalists
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Places:
United States
Extent:
1 item (34 pages)
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Terms of Use:
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Notes (date):
The item is undated, but the second meeting of the Association of American Geologists, the proceedings of which are contained in this document, was held in April 1841.
Notes:
It appears the abstracts may have been extracted from a larger publication but it is unclear which publication.
Language:
English