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Record Unit 7301

Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850

Gerard Troost Manuscript and Related Notes, Papers and Drawings, 1849-1904

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850
Title: Gerard Troost Manuscript and Related Notes, Papers and Drawings
Dates: 1849-1904
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7301
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Historical Note

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.

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Descriptive Entry

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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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7301, Gerard Troost Manuscript and Related Notes, Papers and Drawings

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 "Monograph on crinoids discovered in the state of Tennessee"

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Folder 2 Correspondence on Troost's manuscript

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Folder 3 Notes and drawings

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Folder 4 Diagrams of Troost's crinoids

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