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Amadeus W. Grabau papers, 1909-1940

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0505
Bib ID 5419398 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Grabau, Amadeus W. (Amadeus William), 1870-1946
Title Amadeus W. Grabau papers, 1909-1940
Physical Description 5 linear feet (10 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 1 series.

Description

Summary

Manuscripts, galley proofs, and books by Amadeus Grabau. The manuscripts drafts are autograph and typed, occasionally accompanied by notes, correspondence, and related materials.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Amadeus W. Grabau papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers procesed BL & PL 9/13/2005.

Revision Description

2010-01-29 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Amadeus William Grabau, 1870-1946, American geologist and paleontologist. Grabau taught at MIT (1892-1897), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1899-1901), and Columbia University (1901-1919). He then went to China, were he was chief paleontologist for the Chinese Geological Survey and professor at Peking National University. Grabau was known for his work on world stratigraphic deposits and the deciphering of Earth history.

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Series I: Contents List



Box 1 Galley proof of "Textbook of Geology", ca. 1920



Box 2 Autograph and typed manuscript drafts of "Principles of Stratigraphy (Part I)", ca. 1913



Box 3 Autograph and typed manuscript drafts of "Principles of Stratigraphy (Part I)" Also includes unidentified typed manuscript., ca. 1913



Box 4 Bound galley proofs and published version of "Principles of Stratigraphy", 1913



Box 5 Typed manuscript of "Geology of Non-Metallic Mineral Deposits Other Than Silicates Vol. II The Geological Succession of Salt Deposits", 1922



Box 6 Autograph manuscript of "Geology of Non-Metallic Mineral Deposits Other Than Silicates Vol. II The Geological Succession of Salt Deposits", pp. 511-1400, ca. 1922



Box 7 Autograph manuscript of "Geology of Non-Metallic Mineral Deposits Other Than Silicates Vol. II The Geological Succession of Salt Deposits", pp. 1401-1688. Also includes article on the Sinian System and "A Memoir on the Devonic Formation of Michigan", ca. 1922-1924



Box 8 Bound autograph manuscripts of "Geology of Non-Metallic Mineral Deposits Other Than Silicates Vol. II The Geological Succession of Salt Deposits", Chapters XV-XXXV, ca. 1922



Box 9 Bound copies of North American Index Fossils: Invertebrates, Volumes I and III, by Grabau and Hervey Woodburn Shimer. The books are inscribed by Grabau to his research assistant Mary Welleck [Garretson], 1909-1910



Box 10 Bound copies of The Rhythms of the Ages and Palaeozoic Formations in the Light of the Pulsations Theory, Volumes II-IV. These books were published in China and are inscribed by Grabau to his research assistant Alice Woodland Graham, 1936-1940