English, German, Spanish, Published edition: George F. Becker papers, Becker, George F. (George Ferdinand), 1847-1919.

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Physical Description
  • 9,900 items.
  • 36 containers plus 1 oversize.
  • 14.5 linear feet.
Language
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Edition details

Title
  • George F. Becker papers, 1814-1928.
Creator
  • Becker, George F. (George Ferdinand), 1847-1919.
Physical Description
  • 9,900 items.
  • 36 containers plus 1 oversize.
  • 14.5 linear feet.
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Summary
  • Correspondence, memoranda, letterbooks, diaries, notes, notebooks, reports, articles, charts, tables, blueprints, maps, landscape sketches, memorabilia, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Becker's service as geologist-in-charge, U.S. Geological Survey. Documents his geological investigations in Nevada, southern Alaska, South Africa, the Pacific slope, and the Philippines. Also documents his service as geophysicist of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1898; U.S. representative at the Radioactivity Congress in Brussels, Belgium, in 1910; and president of the Geological Society of America, 1914. Correspondents include Andreas Arzruni, James Franklin Bell, Theodore E. Burton, William Crozier, Edward Salisbury Dana, James Dwight Dana, Samuel Franklin Emmons, Archibald Geikie, A. Hague, Eugene W. Hilgard, Edmund Otis Hovey, Henry Marion Howe, Louis Janin, Waldemar Lindgren, Charles Washington Merrill, Simon Newcomb, Charles S. Peirce, Chester W. Purington, Theodore Roosevelt, H.W. Turner, Charles D. Walcott, and Robert Simpson Woodward.
Biography
  • Geologist, mathematician, engineer, and physicist.
Notes
  • Transfer U.S. Geological Survey 1952.
  • Gift Florence Deakins Becker 1953-1954.
  • Gift C.A. Elliot, Harvard University Archives 1992.
  • transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • Collection material in English, with Spanish and German.
Access Conditions
  • Open to research.
Language
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
Standard Number
  • MSS12229
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