SIA RU007242, Foerste, Aug. F (Aug. Frederic) 1862-1936, August F. Foerste Papers, 1887-1933 and undated

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Summary

Creator:
Foerste, Aug. F (Aug. Frederic) 1862-1936
Title:
August F. Foerste Papers, 1887-1933 and undated
Dates:
1887, 1887-1933, 1887-1933 and undated
Notes:
August F. Foerste (1862-1936) was born in Dayton, Ohio. Foerste studied geology at Denison University, B.A., 1887, and Harvard University, M.A., 1888, and Ph.D., 1890. While at Harvard, he also served as a part-time assistant with the United States Geological Survey studying the stratigraphy and petrography of New England. Following his attendance at Harvard, Foerste studied for two years at Heidelberg University and the College de France. In 1893, he returned to Dayton and became a science teacher at a high school where he remained until his retirement in 1932
Foerste's summer vacations were spent participating in geological surveys in Indiana, 1896, 1897, and 1899; Ohio, 1908 and 1919; Kentucky, 1904-1912; and Canada, 1911-1912. In 1920, Foerste began research in invertebrate paleontology at the United States National Museum (USNM) and was appointed Associate in Paleontology at the USNM in 1932
Foerste's study of fossils centered on three areas: Ohio Valley Silurian stratigraphy and paleontology; Ordovician fossils of the United States and Canada; and lower Paleozoic cephalopods, particularly those of the Ozarkian-Canadian system with Edward Oscar Ulrich of the USNM
Summary:
These papers consist of Foerste's field, specimen, and miscellaneous notebooks; drafts of manuscripts on Ozarkian and Canadian cephalopods; and topographic maps
Topics:
Geology, Paleontology
Subjects:
Ulrich, Edward Oscar 1857-1944, Heidelberg University, Denison University, Harvard University, Geological Survey (U.S.), College de France, United States National Museum Dept. of Paleontology
Form/Genre:
Maps, Collection descriptions, Field notes
Local Number:
SIA RU007242
Physical Description:
1.2 linear meters

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7242

Foerste, Aug. F,(Aug. Frederic),1862-1936

Aug. F. (Aug. Frederic) Foerste Papers, 1887-1933 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Foerste, Aug. F,(Aug. Frederic),1862-1936
Title: Aug. F. (Aug. Frederic) Foerste Papers
Dates: 1887-1933 and undated
Quantity: 1.2 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7242
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

August F. Foerste (1862-1936) was born in Dayton, Ohio. Foerste studied geology at Denison University, B.A., 1887, and Harvard University, M.A., 1888, and Ph.D., 1890. While at Harvard, he also served as a part-time assistant with the United States Geological Survey studying the stratigraphy and petrography of New England. Following his attendance at Harvard, Foerste studied for two years at Heidelberg University and the College de France. In 1893, he returned to Dayton and became a science teacher at a high school where he remained until his retirement in 1932.

Foerste's summer vacations were spent participating in geological surveys in Indiana, 1896, 1897, and 1899; Ohio, 1908 and 1919; Kentucky, 1904-1912; and Canada, 1911-1912. In 1920, Foerste began research in invertebrate paleontology at the United States National Museum (USNM) and was appointed Associate in Paleontology at the USNM in 1932.

Foerste's study of fossils centered on three areas: Ohio Valley Silurian stratigraphy and paleontology; Ordovician fossils of the United States and Canada; and lower Paleozoic cephalopods, particularly those of the Ozarkian-Canadian system with Edward Oscar Ulrich of the USNM.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of Foerste's field, specimen, and miscellaneous notebooks; drafts of manuscripts on Ozarkian and Canadian cephalopods; and topographic maps.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7242, Foerste, Aug. F,(Aug. Frederic),1862-1936, Aug. F. (Aug. Frederic) Foerste Papers

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Container List

Series 1

NOTEBOOKS, 1887-CIRCA 1916, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

This series consists primarily of field notebooks from the various geological surveys in which Foerste participated. Other notebooks include maps and information on specimens and fossil collections.

Box 1

Folder 1 Specimen Notebook, Ohio, 1887-1888. Includes field notes and copy of a letter from Leo Lesquereux to Edward Orton, 1886.

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Folder 2 Field Notes, New Jersey, 1891.

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Folder 3 Field Notes, Central Kentucky, 1898.

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Folder 4 Field Notes, Cumberland River and Tennessee, 1899.

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Folder 5 Field Notes, Tennessee, 1901.

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Folder 6 Field Notes, Kentucky (?), circa 1901-1902.

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Folder 7 Field Notes, Eastern Kentucky, 1902.

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Folder 8 Field Notes, Kentucky, circa 1905-1907.

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Folder 1 Field Notes, Indiana and Kentucky, 1910.

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Folder 2 Miscellaneous Notes, 1914.

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Folder 3 Field Notes, Ohio and Indiana, circa 1914.

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Folder 4 Reading Notes, circa 1916.

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Folder 5 Field Notes, Tennessee and Kentucky, undated.

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Folder 6 Field Notes, Kentucky, undated. 2 volumes.

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Folder 7 Field Notes, Kentucky Geological Survey, undated.

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Folder 1 Field Notes, Ohio, undated. 2 volumes.

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Folder 2 Notes on specimens taken in the field, Michigan, undated.

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Folder 3 Notes and Maps of Massachusetts, undated.

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Folder 4 Field Notes, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, undated.

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Folder 5 Notes and Maps of Rhode Island, undated. 2 volumes.

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Folder 6 Field Notes, New England, undated.

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Folder 7 Field Notes, undated. 2 volumes. Includes drawings of fossils.

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Folder 8 Field Notes, undated.

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Folder 9 Field Notes, undated.

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Box 4

Folder 1 Field Notes, undated.

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Folder 2 Field Notes, undated.

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Folder 3 Field Notes, undated.

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Folder 4 Field Notes, undated.

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Folder 5 Field Notes, undated.

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Folder 6 Field Notes, undated.

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Folder 7 Notes on Fossil Collections, undated. 2 volumes.

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Folder 8 Miscellaneous Notes, undated.

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Series 2

DRAFTS OF MANUSCRIPTS ON OZARKIAN AND CANADIAN CEPHALOPODS, 1926-1933 AND UNDATED.

This series consists of drafts of manuscripts on Ozarkian and Canadian cephalopods which Foerste collaborated on with Edward Oscar Ulrich.

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Folder 9 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Levisoceras, circa 1930.

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Folder 10 General Notes on Cephalopods, circa 1931.

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Folder 11 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Miscellany

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Folder 12 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Relative Size of Siphuncle.

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Folder 13 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Families.

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Folder 14 General Notes on the Holochoanoidea, 1930.

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Folder 15 General Notes on the Cephalopods, 1931.

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Folder 16 Cephalopod genera of other authors with notes.

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Folder 17 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - New Species.

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Box 5

Folder 1 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods.

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Folder 2 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Piloceras and Cassinoceras.

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Folder 3 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Annulated Endoceroids.

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Folder 4 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - General Notes, 1926.

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Folder 5 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Clelandoceras, Woosteroceras, and Wichitoceras.

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Folder 6 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Belloceras, Nanno, Conoceras, Sphenoceras, Choristendoceras, and Cyptendoceras.

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Folder 7 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Oneotoceras and Buehleroceras.

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Folder 8 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genus Orthoceras.

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Folder 9 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genus Burenoceras.

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Folder 10 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genus Bathmoceras.

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Folder 11 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Vassaroceras and Monogonoceras.

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Folder 12 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera from China.

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Folder 13 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Seelvoceras and Cyrtoceras.

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Folder 14 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Beekmanoceras and Cyrtendoceras.

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Folder 15 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Amphoroceras, Oncoceras and Cyclostomiceras.

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Folder 16 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Ectocycloceras and Copiceras.

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Folder 17 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Dwightoceras, Lophocyrtoceras and Cyrtocerina.

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Folder 18 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Cyclostomicertidae.

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Folder 19 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Shelbyoceras, Ectenoceras, Eremoceras, Levisoceras, Dakeoceras, Burenoceras and Conocerina.

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Folders 20-21 Exogastric Nautiloids.

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Folders 1-4 Coiled Canadian Nautilods.

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Folder 5 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Original Drawings of Genera.

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Folder 6 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Protocycloceras, Catoraphiceras, Walcottoceras, Cyclendoceras, Ectocycloceras and Orygoceras.

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Folder 7 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Oneotoceratidae.

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Folder 8 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genus Stemtonoceras.

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Folder 9 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genus Clarkoceras.

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Folder 10 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Plectronoceratidae and Quebecoceratidae.

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Folder 1 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Cameroceras, Endoceras, Colpoceras, Cotteroceras, Ellesmereoceras, Baltoceras and McQueenoceras.

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Folder 2 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genus Cyrtocerina.

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Folder 3 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Orthoconic Endoceratidae Annulated.

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Folder 4 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Cyrtoconic and Exogastric.

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Folder 5 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Uncertain Relationships Between Species.

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Folder 6 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Burenoceras and Levisoceras.

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Folder 7 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Kionoceras and Orthoceras.

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Folder 8 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Smooth Endoceroids.

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Folder 9 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Cameroceras, Cotteroceras, Colpoceras, McQueenoceras, Protocycloceras and Cassinoceras.

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Folder 10 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Asiatic Genera.

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Folder 11 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Avaoceras, Cyrtoceras, Diaphoroceras, Lawrenceoceras, Leptocyrtoceras, Ogygoceras, Onychoceras, Orygoceras and Orygocerina.

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Folder 12 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods, circa 1930.

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Folder 13 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Paper read at The Geological Society of America meeting, 1933.

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Box 8

Folder 1 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods

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Folder 2 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Dakeoceras, Burenoceras, Ectenoceras and Robsonoceras.

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Folder 3 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - British Museum Specimens.

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Folder 4 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Geographic Distribution.

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Folder 5 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Fossil List.

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Folder 6 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Genera Clarkoceras and Caseoceras.

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Folders 7-9 Cephalopods of Paleozoic, circa 1930. Includes drawings.

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Folder 10 Ozarkian and Canadian Cephalopods - Zoological Relationships, 1931.

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Series 3

TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS, 1909-1914 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

This series consists of topographic maps used by Foerste on various geological surveys. The maps are either annotated or color-coded to show geologic formations. See also Series 1 for maps in notebooks.

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Folder 11 Topographic map of Dayton quadrangle surveyed by Foerste, 1909-1910.

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Folder 12 Topographic map of Ohio surveyed in 1914.

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Box 9

Folder 1 Topographic map of Rutland, Vermont, undated.

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Folder 2 Topographic map of eastern Ontario, undated.

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Folder 3 Topographic map of Lewis County, Kentucky, undated.

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Folders 4-6 Topographic maps of Ohio, undated.

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Series 4

CORRESPONDENCE, 1929-1934

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Folder 7 Correspondence, 1929-1934 [Accession 11-181]

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