Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7198
Evans, John, 1812-1861
John Evans Papers, 1854-1856, 1860
John Evans (1812-1861) joined David Dale Owen's survey of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota following his graduation from St. Louis Medical College, circa 1848. In 1851, he was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to survey the Washington and Oregon territories, and in 1853 joined Isaac Stevens' Pacific Railroad Survey. He was also geologist to the Isthmus of Chiriqui Expedition to Central America in 1860.
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These papers include a journal for Evans' tenure with the railroad survey, covering the period July to September 1854. They also include journals for Evans' journeys in the Port Orford region of Oregon in 1855-1856, and one page of Evans' journal for the Isthmus of Chiriqui Expedition of 1860.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Evans, John, 1812-1861
- Owen, David Dale
- Stevens, Isaac I.
- St. Louis Medical College
- Pacific Railroad Survey of the 47th and 49th Parallels
- Isthmus of Chiriqui Expedition (1860)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7198, John Evans Papers