Gerard Troost, manuscript and related notes, papers and drawings, 1849-1904

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Gerard Troost (1776-1850) was a Dutch paleontologist and geologist who came to America in 1810. In 1831 he became State Geologist of Tennessee. His special interest was the crinoid class of the echinoderms. These papers include Troost's manuscript on the crinoids of Tennessee; diagrams, sketches, and notes on crinoids; and a small bit of correspondence concerning the history of the manuscript.

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Topic

  • Crinozoa
  • Crinoidea
  • Echinodermata
  • Animalia
  • Crinoids
  • Sea lillies
  • Echinoderms

Place

Tennessee

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA RU007301

Extent

1 half document box

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives