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

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Abstract

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".

Date Range

1849-1904

Start Date

1849

End Date

1904

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Topic

  • Echinodermata
  • Crinoidea, Fossil--Tennessee
  • Crinoidea
  • Echinoderms

Place

Tennessee

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketchbooks

Accession #

SIA RU007301

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1, folder 3