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Pratt Museum of Natural History. Records, 1866-2000
11 archive boxes, 1 half archives box, 1 records storage box, 1 oversize flat file (7 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Reports, correspondence, clippings, photographs, field notebooks and catalogues related to the various natural history collections formerly held in the Pratt Museum, as well as expeditionary field work undertaken to develop those collections. Also includes some records of the Amherst College department of Geology.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

In general, there is no restriction on access to the Pratt Museum Records for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Records should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Historical Note

The Pratt Museum of Natural History opened in the 1940s to house Amherst College's natural history collections after the renovation of the Pratt Gymnasium. (The gymnasium, built in 1883, had been named after its donor, Charles M. Pratt, AC 1879.) Until that time, most of the collections had been held in Webster Hall, and before that in various scientific "cabinets" in various locations on campus. The Pratt Museum's holdings, collected since the 1820s from around the world and comprising about 80,000 objects with historic as well as scientific importance, included vertebrate and invertebrate skeletons and fossils, the college's famous collection of dinosaur tracks (notable for being the world's largest), minerals, geologic phenomena, and anthropological artifacts. Most of the displays in the Pratt Museum were designed and constructed by Professor George Bain and his associates.

Many of the Pratt Museum's skeletons resulted from expeditions led by Professor Frederic Loomis (AC 1896), a vertebrate paleontologist. Loomis came to Amherst in 1899 and taught biology, comparative, mineralogy and geology. He took Amherst students on over 18 digs in the U.S. and South America. Loomis died at a dig in Alaska in 1937.

In 2006, the Pratt Museum moved with the department of Geology to a new building on the east slope of Barrett Hill.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Reports, correspondence, clippings, photographs, field notebooks and catalogues related to the various natural history collections formerly held in the Pratt Museum, as well as expeditionary field work undertaken to develop those collections. Also includes some records of the Amherst College department of Geology.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

In general, there is no restriction on access to the Pratt Museum Records for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Records should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Pratt Museum of Natural History Records [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

Accession Nos. 79-087; 2003-269; 2004-030; 2004-057; 2010-010


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English

Contents List
Section 1: CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS



Section 1: CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS is arranged by subject and contains reports to the Board of Trustees by B.K. Emerson; letters from the Smithsonian Institution to B.K. Emerson; miscellaneous papers, correspondence, reports, and records of the Visiting Committee; reports, reading lists, examinations, and class notes from the Geology Department; newspaper clippings concerning the Geology Department; field notebooks; and articles.

Reports to the Board of Trustees by B.K. Emerson
1876-1907

Box 1: folder 1
Plans and needs for Geology Dept. by B.K. Emerson
n.d.

Box 1: folder 2
Letters from Smithsonian Institution to B.K. Emerson
1874

Box 1: folder 3
Edward Hitchcock (President) - bill for minerals
1857

Box 1: folder 4
Program of the Amherst meeting of the Geological Society of America
1921

Box 1: folder 5
Visiting committee - miscellaneous papers
1927-30

Box 1: folder 6
Visiting committee - correspondence and records
1928-29

Box 1: folder 7
Visiting committee - correspondence and report
1930

Box 1: folder 8
Visiting committee - correspondence and report
1931

Box 1: folder 9
Visiting committee - miscellaneous correspondence
1932-35

Box 1: folder 10
Visiting committee - miscellaneous correspondence
1947-48

Box 1: folder 11
Geology 1 - Field trip
1937-38

Box 1: folder 12
Geology 3 - Reading lists
n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
Geology 4 - Examination
n.d.

Box 1: folder 14
Geology 7 - Reading lists
n.d.

Box 1: folder 15
References for final thesis
n.d.

Box 1: folder 16
Comprehensive examination
1970

Box 1: folder 17
Newspaper clippings concerning Geology Department
n.d.

Box 1: folder 18
Letter to B.K. Emerson concerning mines
1894

Box 2: folder 1
Field notebooks (3) - lists of specimens collected; drawings of sections of mesozoic
n.d.

Box 2: folder 2
Notebooks (2) - lecture notes of J.W. Eggleston (AC 1898); field record of "Sawyer's Island first digging," a paleo-Indian site. Also includes other sites: White Island, Flagg Island, Seward's Island, Calf Island, Horse Island, N & S Harpswell, Winter Harbor
[c.1898?]

Box 2: folder 3
Das Kutschelied auf der Seelenwanderung, by Wilhelm Ehrenthal, Leipzig, pamphlet in German
1871

Box 2: folder 4
"The Geological Expedition" (expedition to Montana and Wyoming): pages from Amherst Graduate's Quarterly
1929 Nov

Box 2: folder 5
"The Geological and Mineralogical Collections of Amherst College," by B.K. Emerson: photocopies copies of a two-part article from Amherst Graduate's Quarterly
1915-1916

Box 2: folder 6
X-ref: tape recording of Geology conference at Amherst by Dr. Richard Foose -- original in Audio Visual Collection
1967 Oct

Box 2: folder 7
Contributions to the Geology of the Island of Tobago West, Indies, Vol II, Department of Geology, Amherst College (expedition led by Dr. Richard Foose)
1971 Mar

Box 2: folder 8
18 miscellaneous letters and documents received in 2004 and 2010 from Pratt Museum after move to new building (#2010-010). [See the following entries]
1850-1916

Box 2: folder 9
Letter, Talcott Williams (AC 1873, trustee 1909-1919, journalist) to [Tip?], found with Burgess Shale fossil specimens
1915 Sep 20

Box 2: folder 9
Letter, Nahum Gould to Edward Hitchcock, describing fossils and rocks Gould has sent from Illinois to Amherst. Eight specimens of Ordovician cephalopods in collection may have been sent in this shipment.
1870 Aug

Box 2: folder 9
Letter, Charles Schuchert (Yale Peabody curator) to B.K. Emerson, referencing Charles Francis Hall Arctic Expedition of 1865, ostracods, and "Triassic Unio."
1914 May 11

Box 2: folder 9
"Abstract from a letter written by Dr. R.S. Bassler to Prof. Schuchert June 9, 1914". Refers to Burgess Shale (? "Marella splendens described by Mr. Walcott") and ostracods. On verso, in pencil: "2 new species put in show collection BKE 1914".
1914

Box 2: folder 9
Letter, Ashton E. Hemphill (Holyoke, MA; may have been a member of American Orthnithologists Union) to B.K. Emerson, inquiring about a sample of fossil shells from Baalbek, Lebanon.
1914 Aug 19

Box 2: folder 9
Undated document (possibly portion of a letter), "American Agricultural Chemical Co." written in pencil at top of one side. Refers to shark teeth, fossil bones and shells.


Box 2: folder 9
Letter, Lloyd Bates (AC 1911) to B.K. Emerson, alerting him to a shipment of fossils he found. Letter found associated with specimen C.E. 129 (crinoid stems), which lists Bates as collector.
1914 Nov 24

Box 2: folder 9
Letter, Mignon Talbot (professor of Geology and Geography at Mount Holyoke College, 1904-1935; noted female paleontologist who found the only fossil of the dinosaur Podokesaurus holyokensis, a cast of which is held in Museum of Natural History), to B.K. Emerson; found in association with specimen T.A. 7.
1916 Jan 28

Box 2: folder 9
Document (possibly portion of letter), [Hanover?], New Hampshire. Refers to C. H. Hitchcock, Woods Cabinet, and specimens from Square Lake, Maine. Found in association with specimen D.A. 31 (may have been folded and used as label for this specimen).
1871 May 16

Box 2: folder 9
3-page document, the first two pages of which are a letter, H.T. Fernald (entomologist at Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, Amherst, MA - now part of UMass, Amherst) to B.K. Emerson. In this letter Fernald attempts to characterize organisms in fossils that Emerson sent to him. Third page appears to be a portion of a letter from Rufus M. Bagg, Jr. (geologist or paleontologist? Possibly at University of Illinois) to B.K. Emerson, in which Bagg refers Emerson to other geologists for assistance. The document is unusual in that the last paragraph of the letter was cut from another piece of paper and was adhered onto the rest of the letter. There is also a handwritten note (which refers to Bagg and "egg capsules perhaps of a spider") at the bottom of the page signed "B.K.E, Nov (?) 1910."
1909 Jan 30

Box 2: folder 9
Letter, [J. Mansfield?] to Professor (Charles) Shepard, inquiring if Shepard wants to sell his house. Found in association with specimen O.A. 89.
1862 Jul 5

Box 2: folder 9
Letter, Benjamin L. Miller (Lehigh University, Dept. of Geology) to B.K. Emerson, regarding Cryptozoon proliferum. Found in association with specimen Cm.C. 2.
1903 Oct 6

Box 2: folder 9
Letter, Eben. (Ebenezer?) Moseley, [Newburyport, Mass.?] to Rev. Dr. Hitchcock, referring to "shells" and "bed of shells". Found in association with specimen Pl.L. 1.
1850 Mar 29

Box 2: folder 9
"List of the Minerals" that is likely part of a letter from B. Schneider to Rev. Dr. (Edward) Hitchcock. The document lists 13 items (rocks/shells) collected in Syria and surrounding areas. No. 2 reads "Are from the gates of Syria, close by the [road?] where Alexander & his army must have passed." Found in association with specimen M.L. 11.
n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Letter, Robert Wells (AC 1912) to Professor Whipple, , describing fossil. Found in association with specimen K.L. 177A.
1914 Jan 14

Box 2: folder 9
Letter, J.M. Clarke (New York state geologist, New York State Museum, Albany) to B.K. Emerson, describing brachiopod fossils. Found in association with uncataloged brachiopods stored in museum drawer IP-120.
1891 May 14

Box 2: folder 9
Five-page document, the first page of which is a letter dated July 13 (no year) from Prof. Frederick Loomis to Dwight Blaney (avocational malacologist, painter, and subject of paintings by John Singer Sargent), describing Pleistocene shells found on their expedition to Mount Desert Island, Maine. The next three pages are a letter dated Sept. 19, 1915 from Blaney to Loomis with more about the shells, including a two-page listing of 24 specimens. The last page is a photocopy of the title page of a reprint of their article "A Pleistocene Locality on Mount Desert Island," published in Am. J. Sci. November 1916. Found in association with uncataloged fossils in museum drawer IP-525.
ca. 1915-1916

Box 2: folder 9
Ten pages of documents (some double-sided) that appear to be student papers or exams, many attempting to identify fossils. Found in association with uncataloged fossils in Pratt Museum drawer 5b-1.
n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
Letter: Wilson Blain, Willamette Falls, Oregon, to Prof. Edward Hitchcock, regarding rock samples; includes 2 photographs
1850 Jun 20

Box 2: folder 10
Charles H. Hitchcock - correspondence and publications
1879-1911

Box 2: folder 11
Joel [Lindsley?], Washington, DC, to John M. Tyler, regarding archaeology collection
1909

Box 2: folder 12
Rufus B. Tobey (AC 1877) to "Dear Professor"
1916 Jul 26

Box 2: folder 13
Correspondence between Julius W. Eggleston, Cuttingsville, Vt. and W.W. Robinette (Dona, Va.) regarding fossils
1928

Box 2: folder 14
Sargent Child (Ac 1924) - note regarding item(s) in the ethnology collection from Orinoco River
ca. 1930

Box 2: folder 15
H.H. Nininger, Nininger Laboratory (Denver, Colo.) to faculty in the Amherst College department of geology
1935-1941

Box 2: folder 16
Miscellaneous correspondence re: minerals
1876-1972

Box 12: folder 10
Section 2: EXPEDITIONS



Section 2: EXPEDITIONS contains correspondence, negatives, diaries, specimen lists, expense accounts and reports about various expeditions. This section is arranged by date and expedition.

Expedition to Patagonia - correspondence
1911-12

Box 3: folder 1
Expedition to Patagonia - books of negatives, Vol. 1 & 2
1911-12

Box 3: folder 2
Expedition to Patagonia - book of negatives, Vol. 3
1911-12

Box 3: folder 3
Expedition to Patagonia - two diaries compiled by F.B. Loomis (one diary contains class notes)
1911-12

Box 3: folder 4
Expedition to Patagonia - map
1911-12

Box 3: folder 5
Expedition to Patagonia - specimen list
1911-12

Box 3: folder 6
Expedition to Nebraska and Colorado - notebook containing expense account, specimen list, and station log of the Holyoke Range
1919

Box 3: folder 7
Expedition to Wyoming - "Indian Quarry and Shop Site, Converse County, Wyo." (1 exhibition panel with photographs)
1907-1908

Map case 6, drawer 7
Expedition to Colorado and Wyoming - notebook containing expense account, specimen list, compiled by F.B. Loomis
1920

Box 4: folder 1
Expedition to Wyoming - notebook containing expense account, specimen list, compiled by F.B. Loomis
1922

Box 4: folder 2
Expedition to Wyoming - report of expedition (printed), notebook containing specimen list, compiled by F.B. Loomis
1927

Box 4: folder 3
Expedition to Wyoming - report of expedition (printed - 45 copies)
1927

Box 4: folder 4
Expedition to Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota - notebook containing expense account, specimen list, compiled by F.B. Loomis
1929

Box 4: folder 5
Expedition to Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota - report of expedition (printed - 45 copies), notebook containing expense account, specimen list, compiled by F.B. Loomis
1931

Box 4: folder 6
Expedition to [unknown] - notebook containing expense account, specimen list, compiled by F.B. Loomis
1934

Box 4: folder 7
Edwin Hastings (AC 1938) field notes from expedition to Texas
1939-2003

Box 4: folder 7a
Section 3: PHOTOGRAPHS



Section 3: PHOTOGRAPHS contains photographs of expeditions, postcards with pictures of specimens and sites of expeditions, pictures of skeletons, family pictures [possibly Loomis family], and negatives. Materials are arranged by subject.

Loomis expedition to Melbourne, Florida
n.d.

Box 4: folder 8
Miscellaneous pictures [Patagonia?]
n.d.

Box 4: folder 9
Miscellaneous pictures [expedition?]
n.d.

Box 5: folder 1
Postcards with pictures of specimens and sites of expeditions
n.d.

Box 5: folder 2
Miscellaneous pictures [Scott's Bluff, Nebraska?]
n.d.

Box 5: folder 3
Skeletons of mammals, including Canis dirus, Ursus spelaeus and others
n.d.

Box 5: folder 4
Miscellaneous pictures - skeletons
n.d.

Box 5: folder 5-6
Skeletons showing the growth of the horse in the last six million years
n.d.

Box 5: folder 7
Photographs and drawings of horse skeletons
n.d.

Box 5: folder 8
Seneca Mastodon
n.d.

Box 5: folder 9
Family pictures [possibly Loomis family?]
n.d.

Box 6: folder 1
Negatives (unidentified)
n.d.

Box 6: folder 2
Meteorites
n.d.

Box 12: folder 1
Exhibition photographs
n.d.

Box 12: folder 6
Fossil and living vertebrates (glass plates) and unidentified exhibition photographs (glass plate negatives)
n.d.

Box 12: folder 11
Portrait of paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope
ca. 1880

Box 12: folder 12
Section 4: MATERIALS CONCERNING PRATT MUSEUM COLLECTION



Section 4: MATERIALS CONCERNING PRATT MUSEUM COLLECTION includes correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, list of Liberian curios from O.F. Cook, catalogues and exhibit announcements, pictures, and drawings of species. Material is arranged by subject.

History of the Pratt Museum (TS fragment, pp. 1-2 missing)
n.d.

Box 12: folder 7
Correspondence concerning collections
n.d.

Box 6: folder 3
Correspondence from Edward Hitchcock (AC 1849) to Horatio N. Rust, re: Indian relics and fossil bones (19 letters, photocopies; originals at Huntington Library, NO PHOTOCOPYING)
1866-1881

Box 6: folder 3A
"Dr. Hitchcock and the Amherst Indian Collection" by F.B. Loomis, reprint from Amherst Graduate's Quarterly

See Also: Catalogue of New England Indian Relics in the Gilbert Museum at Amherst College and Specimens of New England Indian Relics in the Gilbert Museum at Amherst College

1915 Jun

Box 6: folder 4
Newspaper clippings concerning Gilbert Collection of Indian Relics
n.d.

Box 6: folder 5
Gilbert Collection of Indian Relics - list of specimens, Vol. 1, 2 & 3
n.d.

Box 6: folder 6
Specimens of New England Indian Relics in the Gilbert Museum at Amherst College (3 copies)
1903

Box 6: folder 7
Catalogue of New England Indian Relics in the Gilbert Museum at Amherst College, 2nd ed. (2 copies)
1904

Box 6: folder 8
Indian Relics Collection - "Explorations of the Baum Pre-historic Village Site" by William C. Mills, reprint from the Ohio Archeological and Historical Qtly, Vol XV, No. 1
1906

Box 6: folder 9
American Indian Art - exhibition announcement (2 catalogues)
1974

Box 6: folder 9A
Photographs of Indian Relics; Dighton Rock information
n.d.

Box 6: folder 10
List of Liberian curios from O.F. Cook
n.d.

Box 6: folder 11
Art of the Sepik River - catalogue and exhibit announcement
1974

Box 6: folder 12
Correspondence concerning meteorites
1872-1912

Box 7: folder 1-1a
Meteorites
ca. 1880-1972

Box 12: folder 2
Publications on meteorites
1837-1903

Box 12: folder 3
Catalogues and other printed matter on the meteorite collections of C.U. Shepard at Amherst College
1851-1965

Box 12: folder 4-5
Meteorite Collection of Charles Upham Shepard - photographs and catalogue
n.d.

Box 7: folder 2
Correspondence concerning minerals
n.d.

Box 7: folder 3
Manuscript catalogue of mineralogical cabinet and various lists of specimens
1866 Jun

Box 7: folder 4
"The Geological and Mineralogical Collections of Amherst College" - mineralogical collection correspondence, catalogue and manuscript of article by B.K. Emerson
n.d.

Box 7: folder 5
Kunz Collection and Spang Collection, minerals - correspondence
n.d.

Box 7: folder 6
Fire and Shepard mineral collection, minerals - correspondence
n.d.

Box 7: folder 7
Fossil Footprints Collection - catalogue, photographs, newspaper clippings
n.d.

Box 7: folder 8
Natural History Collection - newspaper clippings, photographs
n.d.

Box 7: folder 9
"Notice of Collections in Natural History Preserved in the Shepard Cabinet at Amherst College" by Charles Upham Shepard (4 copies)
n.d.

Box 7: folder 10
Adams Shell Collection - history of specimens and shells
n.d.

Box 7: folder 11
"Development of the Amherst College Mineral Collection" by Carl A. Francis
n.d.

Box 7: folder 12
"The History of the Edward B. Underhill Collection..."
2000

Box 7: folder 13
Pictures and drawings - Agriochoeridae
n.d.

Box 8: folder 1
Drawings - Sheep and goats
n.d.

Box 8: folder 2
Drawings - Leptauchenia decora
n.d.

Box 8: folder 3
Drawings - Limnenetes
n.d.

Box 8: folder 4
Drawings - Backs of skulls
n.d.

Box 8: folder 5
Drawings - Pronomotherium
n.d.

Box 8: folder 6
Drawings - Merycochoerus
n.d.

Box 8: folder 7
Drawings - Oreodonts
n.d.

Box 8: folder 8
Drawings - Mesoreodon, Merycoides
n.d.

Box 8: folder 9
Drawings - Merychyus
n.d.

Box 8: folder 10
Charts - Oreodonts
n.d.

Box 8: folder 11
Drawings - Promeyachoerus
n.d.

Box 8: folder 12
"A Study in the Variation in Oligocene Oreodons" drawings, typed manuscript by Boardman Bump
[c.1930]

Box 8: folder 13
Drawings - Deer
n.d.

Box 8: folder 14
Drawings - Licholeptus
n.d.

Box 8: folder 15
Drawings - Eporeodon, Eucrotaphus, Bathygenus
n.d.

Box 8: folder 16
Drawings - Bovidae
n.d.

Box 8: folder 17
Drawings - Gazelles
n.d.

Box 8: folder 18
Drawings - Phenacucodus
n.d.

Box 8: folder 19
Drawings - Mastodon dentition
n.d.

Box 8: folder 20
Drawings - Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 8A: folder 1
Miscellaneous notes
n.d.

Box 8A: folder 2
Listing of slides numbered 1 through 1212
n.d.

Box 8A: folder 3
Lists of mineral, fossil, and paleontological specimens
1863-1905 and n.d.

Box 12: folder 8
Fossil sketches and plant specimen
n.d.

Box 12: folder 9
Storage and exhibition labels - miscellaneous
1876-1909, n.d.

Box 12: folder 28
Section 5: NOTEBOOKS AND CATALOGUES



Section 5: NOTEBOOKS AND CATALOGUES contains catalogues of various collections, and miscellaneous field notebooks.

"Catalogue of Professor Hovey's Shells" by C.B. Adams
n.d.

Box 9: folder 1
Catalogue of shells in Appleton Cabinet (2 vols.)
1877

Box 9: folder 2
List of specimens of shells (3 vols.)
n.d.

Box 9: folder 3
Catalogue of sponges and anthozoa by Professor J.M. Tyler
1882

Box 9: folder 4
"Catalogue of Amherst College Zoological Collections" by Edward Hitchcock and Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849)
1874

Box 9: folder 5
"Catalogue of Rocks of the United States"
n.d.

Box 10: folder 1
Catalogue of alabasters, marbles, pophyries, etc. in the Wood Cabinet obtained by Professor Hovey
n.d.

Box 10: folder 2
"Catalogue of Simple Minerals" by Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849)
n.d.

Box 10: folder 3
"Catalogue of American Geological Cabinet" by [B.K. Emerson?]
1862

Box 10: folder 4
"Catalogue of Rocks and Fossils from New England" [by Edward Hitchcock?]
n.d.

Box 10: folder 5
Miscellaneous notebooks on minerals (3)
n.d.

Box 10: folder 6
"Descriptive Catalogue of the Fossil Footmarks in the Ichnological Cabinet of Amherst College," Books 1 & 2 by Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849). Also includes footprint catalogue data added by B. K. Emerson (1913)
1865-1913

Box 10: folder 7
"Catalogue of the fossil footmarks collected and arranged by Edward Hitchcock in the new cabinet of Amherst College"
1848

Box 10: folder 8
"Catalogue of North American Plants in Amherst College Herbarium"; "Catalogue of the Flora Americana in Herbarium Amherst"
n.d.

Box 11: folder 1
"Catalogue of the German Collection" - insects
n.d.

Box 11: folder 2
Insects of Great Britain
n.d.

Box 11: folder 3
"Insects of New England, Etc. in My Cabinet" and "Genera of Coleopterous Insects in the Cabinet of Amherst College" by C.B. Adams
n.d.

Box 11: folder 4
"Father's Geology Collection [by Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849)?] - photocopy of notebook
n.d.

Box 11: folder 5
Handwritten catalogue of rocks and minerals chiefly from Asia and sent by America Missionaries
n.d.

Box 11: folder 6
Catalogue of meteorites at Amherst College
n.d.

Box 11: folder 7
"Notes on the microscopes belonging to the college" by B.K. Emerson
1876

Box 12: folder 13
"Catalogue of the Economic Collection from Germany - 500 Specimens"
1840

Box 12: folder 14
"Catalogue of the Museum sized Cabinet of Minerals"
1887

Box 12: folder 15
"Blue labels" (catalog of mineral specimens)
n.d.

Box 12: folder 16
"Yellow labels"
n.d.

Box 12: folder 17
"Appendix to 2nd [illegible] collection in Drawer" by C.U. Shepard
1882

Box 12: folder 18
Notebook of C.U. Shepard
1867

Box 12: folder 19
Minerals listing
n.d.

Box 12: folder 20
"Specimens on Rutili" by C.U. Shepard
n.d.

Box 12: folder 21
Notebook kept by Harold Ladd Smith (AC 1909) of geology field trips
1909

Box 12: folder 22
Field notebooks of J.W. Eggleston (AC 1898)
ca. 1905-1909

Box 12: folder 23
Geology notebook of A.F. Conant, Cambridge, Mass.
1905

Box 12: folder 24
Partial map of Argentina
n.d.

Box 12: folder 25
Field notebook (Belchertown, Mass.) of W.S. Allen (AC 1900)
ca. 1900

Box 12: folder 26
C. W. Fearing (AC 1875): Catalogue of the Mineral Cabinet. One leather-bound notebook. Unknown whether it describes Fearing's own mineral collection, and if so whether it was later donated to Amherst College (and probably destroyed in fire); or the Amherst College mineral collection (though its numbers do not correspond to numbers in current mineral collection database) [#2011-068]
ca. 1875

Box 12: folder 27

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Subjects
  • Geology--Colorado.
  • Geology--Kansas.
  • Geology--Massachusetts.
  • Geology--Nebraska.
  • Geology--Patagonia (Argentina and Chile).
  • Geology--Study and teaching--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Geology--United States.
  • Geology--Wyoming.
  • Minerals--Collection and preservation--Massachusetts.
  • Pratt Museum of Natural History.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Dept. of Geology.
  • Emerson, Benjamin Kendall, b. 1843.
  • Loomis, Frederic Brewster, b. 1873.

Genre terms
  • Diaries--Amherst College.
  • Lecture notes--Amherst College.
  • Notebooks--Amherst College.


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