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Eugene W. Hilgard field notebooks, 1849-1891.
BANC MSS 2000/126 cLOCAL
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Eugene W. Hilgard field notebooks, 1849-1891


Hilgard, Eugene W. (Eugene Woldemar), 1833-1916, creator


Thirteen ms. notebooks detailing events and discoveries related to Hilgard's projects, surveys, and tours in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and California. The notebooks cover a number of topics relating to scientific application in agriculture (includes materials related to water resources, the locations of experimental stations, and exploration for coal and iron). Collection also includes a photograph of Hilgard (1855), 2 signed letters, and 6 telegrams relating to the post of Assistant Secretary of Agriculture.


1849 (issued)


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Hilgard, Eugene W. (Eugene Woldemar) -- 1833-1916 -- Portraits
Agriculture -- Research -- Southern States
Agriculture -- Research -- West (U.S.)


Related collection: Hilgard family papers (BANC MSS C-B 972).
Eugene Woldemar Hilgard was born in Bavaria in 1833. He was raised in America and educated in the U.S., Switzerland, and Germany. Hilgard spent his professional life in the South and later in Calif. In his work and publications, he made contributions of great significance by furthering the application of scientific knowledge to the field of agriculture. As director of the Mississippi geological survey, and in his work elsewhere, he established himself as one of the first to recognize the relation of soil-analysis to agriculture. In later years, Hilgard spent considerable time as professor of agriculture and director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Calif., Berkeley. In 1899, he turned down the post of Assistant Secretary of Agriculture.


Field notes.

Physical Description:

1 box and 1 portfolio (.5 linear ft.)




BANC MSS 2000/126 cLOCAL