Geological survey of Georgia by E.T. Whatley

Geological survey of Georgia by E.T. Whatley

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Whatley, E. T.
Title: Geological survey of Georgia by E.T. Whatley
Dates: 1890 August
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 338 to MS 351)
Abstract:The collection consists of 85 pages on "Geological Survey of Georgia" by E. T. Whatley, dated Aug. 1890. On page 85 is the following note: "I have copied the foregoing from a manuscript report of Mr. E. T. Whatley written by his hand in pencil (without change) and occupying about 75 pages of his notebook. I am familiar with his writing from frequent revision of his accounts and reports, whilst assisting the State Geologist, and consequently in his manuscript I have attempted to retain the mispelling and other errors. Subsequent to the making of the present copy of Mr. Whatley's report, Dr. J. W. Spencer and myself have read over the original report and copy together and therefore I hereby certify to the correctness of this copy. (Signed) F. B. Ivey in the presence of (signed) J. W. Spencer. Contains geological notes on some counties of Georgia.
Coll. Number: ms345(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

E. T. Whatley was an assistant geologist to State Geologist J. W. Spencer in 1890. State supported geologic work in Georgia began with the four-year appointment of John Cotting as State Geologist in 1836. Valuable mineral deposits as well as the measurement of magnetic variations in the state were noted during this first Survey. A second Survey, however, was not established until 1874, thirty-four years later. During the seven years of the second Survey, additional mineral resources including gold, were studied in the state. The Geological Survey of Georgia was established for the third time in 1890 and has operated continuously since then under various names.

Index Terms

Geological Survey of Georgia.
Georgia. State Geologist.
Ivey, F. B.
Manuscripts (document genre)
Spencer, J. W., (Joseph William), 1851-1921

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Geological survey of Georgia by E. T. Whatley, MS 345. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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