Gerard Troost manuscript and related notes, papers and drawings, 1849-1904 : diagrams of Troost's crinoids.

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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 of crinoids, organized by name of species: each one is pasted in front of the name of the corresponding crinoid, with remarks on its provenance or the way it was obtained. A small envelope containing additional diagrams is inserted.

Date Range

1849-1904

Start Date

1849

End Date

1904

Access Information

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Topic

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

Place

Tennesse

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diagrams
  • Sketches

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 4