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Record Unit 7301
Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850
Gerard Troost Manuscript and Related Notes, Papers and Drawings, 1849-1904
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.
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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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7301, Gerard Troost Manuscript and Related Notes, Papers and Drawings