Correspondence and plant-fossil exchanges between William C. Darrah and European paleobotanists (1932–1951)
Published:January 01, 1995
Elsie Darrah Morey, Paul C. Lyons, 1995. "Correspondence and plant-fossil exchanges between William C. Darrah and European paleobotanists (1932–1951)", Historical Perspective of Early Twentieth Century Carboniferous Paleobotany in North America, Paul C. Lyons, Elsie Darrah Morey, Robert H. Wagner
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William C. Darrah was an avid correspondent. He genuinely enjoyed the exchange of ideas with paleobotanists throughout the world. In 1932, while still a student at the University of Pittsburgh, Darrah began what became a 20-year history of sharing ideas, reprints of publications, and specimens with European paleobotanists. The W. C. Darrah correspondence files—from which this historical account is mainly taken (supplemented by his correspondence in European files)—contain a record of the details of the paleobotanical pursuits of many of the early-twentieth-century European paleobotanists, especially P. Bertrand, W. J. Jongmans, and R. Florin, with whom he had the most extensive...