Gerard Troost manuscript and related notes, papers and drawings, 1849-1904 : notes and drawings.
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. The present folder contains diagrams, sketches, and notes on crinoids. Along with handwritten notes are print materials, including a photocopy of a text in French, "Description d'un nouveau genre de fossiles" by G. Troost. A drawing is inscribed "Drawn partly from nature by A. Heiman".
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Gerard Troost, manuscript and related notes, papers and drawings, 1849-1904
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 1, folder 3