John Ruggles Cotting papers

John Ruggles Cotting papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Geiser, Samuel Wood, 1890-1983
Title: John Ruggles Cotting papers
Dates: circa 1957-1958
Quantity: 0.025 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 2066 to MS 2156)
Abstract:The collection consists of biographical information on John Ruggles Cotting, mostly in the form of Ms notes taken by S. W. Geiser.
Coll. Number: ms2151(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

John Ruggles Cotting (1778-1867) was a Congregationalist minister and geologist, and was appointed first Georgia State Geologist by Governor Gilmer in 1936-1940.

"Samuel Wood Geiser, biologist and historian of science, son of Matthäus and Maria Ann Lucas (Wood) Geiser, was born at Independence, Iowa, on June 11, 1890. He attended Upper Iowa University, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1914 and a master's degree in 1919, and Johns Hopkins University, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in 1922. Geiser taught for four decades: at Guilford College in North Carolina (1914-16), Upper Iowa University (1917-19), Washington University in St. Louis (1922-24), and Southern Methodist University (1924-57). He pursued interests in science, classical literature, languages, and history....Geiser married Bessie Adella Teeple on December 28, 1916, and they had two children. Mrs. Geiser died in 1973, and Geiser died on August 28, 1983, at New Hartford, New York." -- "Geiser, Samuel Wood." Handbook of Texas Online. (Retrieved April 29, 2008)

Index Terms

Cotting, John Ruggles, 1783-1867

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Ruggles Cotting papers, MS 2151(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, circa 1957-1958