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The man in the urn; the geological contributions of Joseph Stanley-Brown, geologist, financier, and presidential aide

Joseph T. Hannibal
The man in the urn; the geological contributions of Joseph Stanley-Brown, geologist, financier, and presidential aide
Earth Sciences History (2015) 34 (1): 102-123

Abstract

Joseph Stanley-Brown (1858-1941) played a quiet but important role in the formation of the U. S. Geological Survey as a secretary of John Wesley Powell and James A. Garfield. He was also a long-time (40-year) editor of the Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, and provided financial oversight of the Penrose Bequest for the Geological Society of America during the Great Depression. He made a number of other geological contributions as well. The remains of this geologist and financier are interred in the crypt of the Garfield Monument, near those of the President whom he once served as a secretary. That President was also knowledgeable about geology and was a champion of geological surveys on the state and national level.


ISSN: 0736-623X
EISSN: 1944-6187
Serial Title: Earth Sciences History
Serial Volume: 34
Serial Issue: 1
Title: The man in the urn; the geological contributions of Joseph Stanley-Brown, geologist, financier, and presidential aide
Author(s): Hannibal, Joseph T.
Affiliation: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH, United States
Pages: 102-123
Published: 2015
Text Language: English
Publisher: History of the Earth Sciences Society, Troy, NY, United States
Document Availability: Geological Society London, Library, London, United Kingdom
References: 102
Accession Number: 2017-036409
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2022, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201721
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