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Description
Papers of marine geologist Edwin Lee Hamilton documenting his work with the NEL Sea Floor Studies Group and MidPac Expedition. Includes photographs, field notebooks, and correspondence with Robert Dietz, Harry Hess, Gordon MacDonald, and H. William Menard.
Background
American marine geologist Edwin Lee Hamilton was born in Sherman, Texas on December 20, 1914 and educated at Texas A&M University (B.S., Civil Engineering, 1936) and Stanford (M.S., Geology, 1951; Ph.D. 1952). After his distinguished wartime service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Hamilton spent most of his career as a geologist in the Sea Floor Studies Section of the Navy Electronics Laboratory (NEL, later Naval Undersea Research and Development Center) in San Diego, California. He also participated in the joint NEL-SIO MidPac Expedition of 1950.
Extent
2.25 Linear feet (5 and 1 half archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the UC Regents.
Availability
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