See also:American geologist, was
See also:born at Northampton, Massachusetts, on the 23rd of
See also:November 1819 . He graduated at Yale in 1839, and after two years'
See also:work as assistant in the
See also:geological survey of New Hampshire, spent some
See also:time in
See also:Europe in the study of chemistry,
See also:mineralogy and geology . Returning to the
See also:United States in 1847, he laboured successfully for a time in the copper and iron 1 D . A .
See also:Cotton (1901), p . 28.lands of the Lake
See also:Superior region; in 1855 he became State chemist and
See also:professor in the
See also:Iowa University and took
See also:part in the geological survey of the state; he subsequently worked in the lead region of the upper
See also:river, in Wisconsin, and in
See also:publishing many reports, singly or in collaboration with others . From 186o to 1874 he was state geologist of California, and issued a comprehensive series of reports on its topography, geology and botany . In 1869, with
See also:William H ..
See also:Brewer, he determined the heights of the
See also:principal Rocky
See also:Mountain summits; and in recognition of his labours
See also:Whitney (14,502, in Inyo
See also:county, California, the highest
See also:peak in the United States) received its name from him . From 1865 until his
See also:death he was professor of geology and director of the school of
See also:mining and
See also:practical geology at Harvard University, residing in Cambridge save when absent on expeditions of
See also:research . The records of his investigations are somewhat dispersed; the most homogeneous of his writings are The Metallic
See also:Wealth of the United States, described and compared with that of other Countries (1854), a work of importance at the time of its issue, and Contributions to American Geology (vol. i. only, 1880) . He died at Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire, on the 18th of
See also:August 1896 .
ELI WHITNEY (1765-1825)
WILLIAM COLLINS WHITNEY (1841-1904)
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