Edwin Eugene Howell Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Edwin Eugene Howell Papers
Creator: Howell, Edwin E. (Edwin Eugene), 1845-1911
Call Number: A.H85
Dates: 1864-1911
Physical Description: 4 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The geologist, Edwin Eugene Howell, 1845-1911, was born in Genesee County, New York. He took part in the Wheeler Surveys west of the 100th meridian in 1872-1873 and the Powell Survey of the Rocky Mountain region in 1874. He is believed to have made the first U.S. relief model in 1871, modeling the island of Santo Domingo. His relief models were exhibited at World's Fairs from 1876-1910. Howell was the author of a Report on the Geology of Portions of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico in Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, 1875.

Scope and Content
The collection includes detailed and illustrated field notes of his geological expeditions in the years 1872-1874, a loose-leaved geological report, personal diaries 1867-1911, account books and miscellaneous notes, newspaper clippings, etc.

Field notes
Account books
Howell, Edwin E. (Edwin Eugene), 1845-1911
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was presented to the University of Rochester Library by Mrs. D. Dale Condit, daughter of Edwin E. Howell, and was received on August 12, 1969 and December 8, 1969.Access
The Edwin Eugene Howell Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Edwin Eugene Howell Papers, A.H85, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Box 1: Geological Field Notes, July 21, 1872-November 26, 1873
13 Volumes

Account Books on Housing Rents in Washington, D.C.
10 books

Notebook on Cost Department, 1881
1 books

Notebook on Expenses, 1864-1865
1 books

Box 2: Geological Field Notes, November 27, 1873-December 13, 1874
5 Volumes

Report of geological work, including many diagrams, cross-sections, etc.
Box 3: Personal Diaries, 1867-1889
Box 4: Personal Diaries, 1890-1911
Wallet containing miscellaneous newspaper clippings, notes, etc.

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