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BOX 13-37 Speeches and Writings, 1923-1974
Manuscripts in various stages of preparation, including notes, correspondence, illustrative materials, drafts, final copies, and printed versions of articles, book reviews, book introductions, miscellaneous writings, critiques of manuscripts written by colleagues, reports, and speeches.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material and therein chronologically.
BOX 13 Articles
1926, “Determination and the Use of Thicknesses of Incompetent Beds in Oil Field Mapping and General Structural Studies,” Economic Geology
1927, “The Effect of Gravitational Compaction on the Structure of Sedimentary Rocks: A Discussion,” Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
1928, “Gullies in the Great Plains Formed by Sinking of the Ground,” American Journal of Science
1929, “Origin of the Siliceous Mowry Shale of the Black Hills Region,” Shorter Contributions to General Geology, United States Geological Survey
“Lithologic Studies of Fine-grained Upper Cretaceous Sedimentary Rocks of the Black Hills Region,” Shorter Contributions to General Geology, United States Geological Survey
“Shortening of Folded Strata and Scale of Structure Section”
Research notes
Depth of folding
H and B structure
Laboratory model
Mechanics of rupture
Miscellaneous structure
“Equilibrium Conditions in Debris-laden Streams,” Transactions of the American Geophysical Union
“Settling Velocity of Gravel, Sands, and Silt Particles,” American Journal of Science
Correspondence and drafts, 1932-1933
Printed version
“The Size Distribution of Heavy Minerals within a Water-laid Sandstone”, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Correspondence and notes, 1932-1933
Printed version
BOX 14 1938
“The Force Required to Move Particles on a Stream Bed,” Shorter Contributions to General Geology, United States Geological Survey For additional material see Container 34, 1935, Apr. 10
Printed version
Research notes
Coefficient of frictional resistance
(2 folders)
G. K. Gilbert's experiment
(2 folders)
(3 folders)
Mean velocities
Settling velocities
Stream profiles
BOX 15 Discussion of “The Passage of Turbid Water through Lake Mead,” by N. C. Grover and G. S. Howard, American Society of Civil Engineers
1951, “Geologic History of Sea Water: An Attempt to State the Problem,” Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Illustrative materials
(2 folders)
Printed version
Requests for copies, 1951-1954, 1973, undated
Research notes
Abundance of gases
Area of continents and thickness of sediments
Average shale
CO2 equivalent
Deposition and saturation
Population and effect on CO2 equilibrium
River water added
CO2 vs. pH
8̊, 15%
30̊, 19.37%
CO2 equilibrium only
K1CaCO2, K1CaSO4
BOX 16 Original calculations
Saltwater, CaCO2, 8̊ 19.37%
Composition of earth's crust
Composition of Sandstone, Shale, Limestone
Deep sea sediments
General composition
(2 folders)
Glob ooze composition
Porosity and density
(2 folders)
Relative volume
Escape of gases
Escape velocity
Equilibrium constant
Excess volatiles
BOX 17 General
(3 folders)
Calculations of a and c, Recent-Eocene
Deep sea and continental sediments
(2 folders)
Pre ∈-Silurian
Recent-Eocene and general
Geogram., 5%, C1
Isostatic considerations
Isostatics and differentials
Mean composition of continents and deep sea sediments
Na, SO3, C1, O2
Oceanic thermal gradients
Partial melting
pH of primitive oceans
(2 folders)
Pressure vs. depth
Spitzer equation
Thermal springs
BOX 19 1955
“The Development of the Hydrosphere and Atmosphere, with Special Reference to Probable Composition of the Early Atmosphere,” Crust of the Earth Symposium, Geological Society of America, special paper See also Container 35, 1954, Oct. 14
Correspondence, 1953-1955
(4 folders)
Printed version
Research notes, 1954-1955
Atmosphere from cosmic abundance
Atmosphere from excess volatiles
Revision notes
“Early Structural History of the Overthrust Belt of Western Wyoming and Adjacent States,” Wyoming Geological Association Guidebook, 1952-1955
“Role of Fluid Pressure in Mechanics of Overthrust Faulting,” co-authored with M. King Hubbert, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America See also Container 37, 1957, Nov. 5
Correspondence, 1957-1961
(6 folders)
BOX 20 Critiques and editing by colleagues, 1958
Drafts, 1958
(6 folders)
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