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Accession 91-144

Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956

William F. Foshag Papers, circa 1935-1949

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956
Title: William F. Foshag Papers
Dates: circa 1935-1949
Quantity: 2.58 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Collection: Accession 91-144
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting William F. Foshag's studies in Mexican geology. Foshag's notes on literature about Mexican geology make up a large portion of the accession. Also included are illustrations and photographs for published papers, manuscripts, maps of stratigraphic sections, contour maps, and field notebooks (including some observations of the Parícutin Volcano). Notebooks on Foshag's 1949 study of Central American jade objects include rubbings of objects and also small samples of jade taped into the notebooks.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting William F. Foshag's studies in Mexican geology. Foshag's notes on literature about Mexican geology make up a large portion of the accession. Also included are illustrations and photographs for published papers, manuscripts, maps of stratigraphic sections, contour maps, and field notebooks (including some observations of the Parícutin Volcano). Notebooks on Foshag's 1949 study of Central American jade objects include rubbings of objects and also small samples of jade taped into the notebooks.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-144, William F. Foshag Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Borax

Box 1 of 3

Hanksite

Box 1 of 3

Site Descriptions

Box 1 of 3

Searle's Lake Drawings - Realgar

Box 1 of 3

Celestite

Box 1 of 3

Mexico Field Book and accompanying geological data

Box 1 of 3

Crystallography of Miargyrite from Randsbury, California

Box 1 of 3

"Geology of the Fluorspar Deposits" (handwritten manuscript)

Box 1 of 3

Geological data from the Parral District, Chihuahua, Mexico

Box 1 of 3

Zacatecas Notes

Box 1 of 3

Mexican Ore Deposits

Box 1 of 3

Zimapan, Mexico

Box 1 of 3

"Western Mexico as a Metallographic Province" manuscript

Box 1 of 3

Parícutin Volcano - Data Map

Box 1 of 3

Borates

Box 1 of 3

Foshag, William F. (Thesis - Colemanite)

Box 1 of 3

Durango Notes

Box 1 of 3

Conejira Mine ore assessment

Box 1 of 3

"Descripcion Geologica y Mineralogica del Mineral Del Fresnillo"

Box 1 of 3

"Preliminary Report upon the Santiago-Tlalchichilpa Mining Property, Huautla, Mexico"

Box 1 of 3

Plans of La Dicha Mines

Box 1 of 3

Mexico - Field Notes

Box 1 of 3

Etzatlan

Box 1 of 3

El Oro Notes

Box 1 of 3

Mesothermal Gold, et al

Box 1 of 3

Granite

Box 1 of 3

Calera

Box 1 of 3

Antimony

Box 1 of 3

Batopilas

Box 1 of 3

Guanacevi Dgo. Mexico

Box 1 of 3

Queretano Ajuichitlan

Box 1 of 3

Santa Eulalia

Box 1 of 3

San Luis Potosi

Box 1 of 3

Tamaulipas

Box 1 of 3

Sultepec

Box 1 of 3

Stratigraphy

Box 1 of 3

Inguaran

Box 1 of 3

Historical

Box 1 of 3

Hidalgo

Box 1 of 3

Guerrero MMS

Box 1 of 3

Tasco

Box 1 of 3

Sierra Mojada

Box 1 of 3

General

Box 1 of 3

Tepic

Box 1 of 3

Temascaltepec

Box 1 of 3

Thenardite

Box 1 of 3

Guadalcazor (written up)

Box 1 of 3

Iron

Box 1 of 3

Pregones

Box 1 of 3

Spanish/English geological translation

Box 1 of 3

Kunz: The Jade Mineral (Part of Bishop Volume?)

Box 1 of 3

Various bound Mineralogical Notes

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Chronology

Box 2 of 3

Guatemalan Jades - Analyses

Box 2 of 3

Notes on Middle American Archaeology

Box 2 of 3

Guatemalan Jades - photos

Box 2 of 3

Amber

Box 2 of 3

Catalogues

Box 2 of 3

Boulangerite

Box 2 of 3

Pearls

Box 2 of 3

Prehnite

Box 2 of 3

Previous Work

Box 2 of 3

References

Box 2 of 3

Sapphire

Box 2 of 3

Serpentine, Guatemala

Box 2 of 3

Geological Occurrence - In Situ

Box 2 of 3

Uaxactun

Box 2 of 3

Ornamental Uses

Box 2 of 3

Ceremonial Uses

Box 2 of 3

Uses - Dress

Box 2 of 3

Gods

Box 2 of 3

Medicinal Uses

Box 2 of 3

Uses - other

Box 2 of 3

Kaminaljuju Jades

Box 2 of 3

Travertine - vase

Box 2 of 3

Meyerhofferite

Box 2 of 3

Stibnite, Searle's Lake, California

Box 2 of 3

Searlesite

Box 2 of 3

Pirssonite

Box 2 of 3

Glauberite, Gypsum, Caylussite

Box 2 of 3

Minerals - Photos

Box 2 of 3

Schairerite

Box 2 of 3

Troma, Searle's Lake, Calif.

Box 2 of 3

Magellanite

Box 2 of 3

Mexico - Mines and Mining

Box 2 of 3

Guadalcazar

Box 2 of 3

Las Traguas

Box 2 of 3

Mercury - Silver deposits, Mexico

Box 2 of 3

Colemanite

Box 2 of 3

X-Rays, Guatemalan Jade, Nephrite

Box 2 of 3

Guatemalan jade

Box 2 of 3

Field Journal (2)

Box 2 of 3

"Memoir of a Tour to Northern Mexico," January 1848

Box 2 of 3

Michaocan map

Box 2 of 3

Field notebook, Tasco Fluorspar, Conejera Mine

Box 2 of 3

Field notebook, Grant, New Mexico

Box 2 of 3

Field notebook, Searle's Lake

Box 2 of 3

Pahuca

Box 2 of 3

Physiography

Box 2 of 3

Vera Cruz

Box 2 of 3

Mineralogy

Box 2 of 3

Zacatecas

Box 2 of 3

Zacualpan

Box 2 of 3

"Memorandum for Geologists Preparing Reports on Foreign Work"

Box 2 of 3

List of Symbols for Use on Geologic Mine Maps

Box 2 of 3

Coppers, Michaocan, Mexico

Box 2 of 3

Catorce

Box 2 of 3

Antimony

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Chihuahua

Box 3 of 3

Ameca (magestral) Jalisco

Box 3 of 3

Aguascalientes

Box 3 of 3

Angangueo

Box 3 of 3

Penoles

Box 3 of 3

Chiapas

Box 3 of 3

Pachuca

Box 3 of 3

Chalchuites

Box 3 of 3

El Chico

Box 3 of 3

Classification

Box 3 of 3

Coahuila

Box 3 of 3

Fluorita, Taxco, Gro.

Box 3 of 3

Geology of the Yoguino Mining District

Box 3 of 3

Fluorspar Deposits, Mexico

Box 3 of 3

Jalisco

Box 3 of 3

Matehuala

Box 3 of 3

Mercury & Antimony deposits

Box 3 of 3

Mexico Notes

Box 3 of 3

Morelos

Box 3 of 3

Oaxaca

Box 3 of 3

Non-Metallics

Box 3 of 3

Borax Maps

Box 3 of 3

Maps

Box 3 of 3