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To Ohio One Hundred Years Ago: Excerpts from the Journal of Thomas Elkinton

To Ohio One Hundred Years Ago: Excerpts from the Journal of Thomas Elkinton 38Bulletin of Friends Historical Association survey was a map of the Paris Basin made some years later by a French scientist, Jean E. Guettard (1715-1786). John Bartram's scheme of 1756 anticipated by many years the founding of a geological survey in this country and, for that matter, antedated the actual teaching of geology. The first instruction in geology was given at Yale by Benjamin Silliman in 1802; the first geological map of the country was that of William Maclure, issued in 1809; and the first state surveys--those of the two Carolinas--were organized in 1824. In view of the data presented here, some two hundred years after John Bartram expounded his theories of geology, one feels entitled to make the claim that he was the "first American-born geologist." TO OHIO ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO: EXCERPTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF THOMAS ELKINTON Selected by J. Passmore Elkinton* In September 1856 Joseph S. Elkinton (1830-1905) of Philadelphia, a member of Arch Street Yearly Meeting, and Malinda Patterson (1836-1920) of Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative) were married at the bride's home meeting at Somerton, near Barnesville, Ohio. The groom's brother, Thomas, kept a journal in those days! of the family expedition from Philadelphia http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of Friends' Historical Association Friends Historical Association

To Ohio One Hundred Years Ago: Excerpts from the Journal of Thomas Elkinton

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38Bulletin of Friends Historical Association survey was a map of the Paris Basin made some years later by a French scientist, Jean E. Guettard (1715-1786). John Bartram's scheme of 1756 anticipated by many years the founding of a geological survey in this country and, for that matter, antedated the actual teaching of geology. The first instruction in geology was given at Yale by Benjamin Silliman in 1802; the first geological map of the country was that of William Maclure, issued in 1809; and the first state surveys--those of the two Carolinas--were organized in 1824. In view of the data presented here, some two hundred years after John Bartram expounded his theories of geology, one feels entitled to make the claim that he was the "first American-born geologist." TO OHIO ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO: EXCERPTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF THOMAS ELKINTON Selected by J. Passmore Elkinton* In September 1856 Joseph S. Elkinton (1830-1905) of Philadelphia, a member of Arch Street Yearly Meeting, and Malinda Patterson (1836-1920) of Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative) were married at the bride's home meeting at Somerton, near Barnesville, Ohio. The groom's brother, Thomas, kept a journal in those days! of the family expedition from Philadelphia

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Bulletin of Friends' Historical AssociationFriends Historical Association

Published: Apr 4, 1958

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