Charles Hitchcock papers, 1875-1904 Rauner Manuscript MS-1160

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Title:

Charles Hitchcock papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-1160

Collection Dates:

1875-1904

Size of Collection:

3.25 linear ft., 3 boxes

Abstract:

Charles Henry Hitchcock (1836-1919), geologist. Consists of seventeen hand drawn and annotated geological bedrock cross section maps of New Hampshire, probably for use in "Atlas accompanying the report on the geology of New Hampshire." Twenty-two notebooks on geology are also included.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The Charles Henry Hitchcock papers contain seventeen hand drawn and annotated geological bedrock cross section maps of New Hampshire, probably for use in "Atlas accompanying the report on the geology of New Hampshire" by Hitchcock. The maps include the name of rock strata as well as "type localities" (the places where they are exposed in their most typical form). Twenty-two notebooks are also included.

Biography

Charles Henry Hitchcock was born in 1836. He served as New Hampshire State Geologist from 1868 to 1878 and taught at Dartmouth College from 1868 to 1908, holding the Hall Professorship of Geology and Mineralogy. Hitchcock's survey produced a three volume work, "The Geology of New Hampshire" (1874-1878) and the folio, "Atlas accompanying the report on the geology of New Hampshire." The maps in the atlas comprise the first detailed, comprehensive map of the bedrock and surficial geology of the state. In addition to geology, he contributed to a wide range of fields including fieldwork in paleontology, bedrock and glaciology, economic geology, and volcanology. Charles Hitchcock died in 1919.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1878

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Ten geological bedrock cross section maps of New Hamphire, hand drawn and colored, annotated and numbered by sections

Box: 2, 1878

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Seven geological bedrock cross section maps of New Hamphire, hand drawn and colored, annotated and numbered by sections

Box: 3, 1857

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

21 Geological notebooks, Vermont and New Hampshire, 1857-1904; "Notes on Sections across New Hampshire and Vermont," notebook, circa 1894-1901

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