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History of Science, Technology, & Medicine


Sample Collections in the Bancroft Library

Geological Survey of California Records

The Geological survey of California was established in 1860 and began operation in 1863. J.D. Whitney served as State Geologist until the survey was discontinued in 1874. Other individuals involved in the work of the survey included Amos Bowman, William H. Brewer, G.H. Goddard, S. Mather and Vitus Wackenreuder. Consists of field notes and memoranda; notebooks concerning geological data, fossils, meteorology, roads and surveys; sketches, diagrams and parts of maps bound together with some items; reprints of scientific reports and other materials related to the survey are also included.



William E. Siri Papers

Correspondence, financial reports and files, and writings concerning the first American Mount Everest Expedition in 1963.

BANC MSS 88/22 c