Abstract of the proceedings of the fifth session of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists
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|Creator||Association of American Geologists and Naturalists|
|Title||Abstract of the proceedings of the fifth session of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists|
|Abstract||A printed document containing a summary of the proceedings of the fifth meeting of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, which was held at Washington, D.C., in May 1844. Several pages are missing from the document, including 3-8, 17-18, 25-28, 31-40, and 43. The missing pages appear to be those that do not include any material related to Edward Hitchcock. The document summarizes what occurred each day of the meeting, who presented, and what was discussed. The abstract notes that Edward Hitchcock was appointed to three different committees within the association, read a paper on "the trap tufa, or volcanic grit of the valley of the Connecticut River," read his "Report on Ichnolithology of Fossil Footmarks, with a description of the Coprolites of Birds, discovered recently in the Connecticut Valley," and read a paper on "a singular case of the dispersion of blocks of stone at the drift period, in Berkshire County, Massachusetts."|
The item is undated, but the fifth meeting of this association was held in May of 1844.
It appears the abstract may have been extracted from a larger publication but it is unclear which publication.
|Physical Description||1 item (20 pages)|
|Subject||Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864 – Knowledge – Geology|
|Subject||Association of American Geologists and Naturalists|
|Subject||Geology – United States – Congresses|
|Part of||Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers|
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|Repository||Amherst College Archives & Special Collections|
|Shelf Location||Box 17 Folder 39|
|Rights||Public Domain: This material has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. While Amherst College Archives & Special Collections claims no rights or authority over this material, we do ask that any publication or use of this material cite the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College as the source of the images and the repository where the original documents can be found.|