See also:American geologist and palaeontologist, was
See also:born at
See also:Hingham, Massachusetts, on the 12th of
See also:September 1811 . In early
See also:life he became attached to the study of natural
See also:history, and he completed his
See also:education at the poly-technic institute at Troy in New
See also:York, where he graduated in 1832, and afterwards became
See also:professor of chemistry and natural science, and subsequently of geology . In 1836 he was appointed one of the geologists on the
See also:Geological Survey of the state of New York, and he was before long charged with the palaeontological
See also:work . Eventually he became state geologist and director of the museum of natural history at Albany . His published papers date from 1836, and include numerous reports on the geology and palaeontology of various portions of the
See also:United States and
See also:Canada . He dealt likewise with
See also:physical geology, and in 1859 discussed the connexion between the accumulation of sedimentary deposits and the
See also:elevation of
See also:mountain-chains . His chief work was the description of the invertebrate fossils of New York—in which he dealt with the
See also:graptolites, brachiopods,
See also:trilobites, echini and crinoids of the Palaeozoic formations . The results were published in a series of
See also:quarto volumes entitled Palaeontology of New York (1847–1894), in which he was assisted in course of
See also:time by R . P .
See also:Whitfield and J . M .
See also:Clarke .
He published also reports on the geology of
See also:Oregon and California (1845),
See also:Utah (1852),
See also:Iowa (1859) and Wisconsin (1862) . He received the Wollaston medal from the Geological Society of
See also:London in 1858 . He was a man of
See also:great energy and untiring
See also:industry, and in 1897, when in his eighty-
See also:year, he journeyed to St
See also:Petersburg to take
See also:part in the
See also:International Geological Congress, and then joined the excursion to the Ural mountains . He died at Albany on the 7th of
See also:August 1898 . See Life and Work of
See also:Hall, by H . C . Hovey, Amer . Geol.
See also:xxiii., 1899, p . 137 (portraits) .
JAMES HALL (1793–1868)
JOSEPH HALL (1574-1656)
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