Orestes Hawley St. John Papers,
circa 1825-1892

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7154
Creators:
St. John, Orestes Hawley
Dates:
circa 1825-1892
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 cu. ft. (4 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers relate to Paleozoic fossil fish and include abstracted articles, specimen notes and notebooks, and original notes for publications of the Illinois Geological Survey.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Orestes Hawley St. John (1841-1921) was a geologist whose main scientific interest was fossil fishes of the Paleozoic Era. St. John aided Amos Henry Worthen in the early Geological Survey of Illinois on an intermittent basis from the 1860s until circa 1883. In addition to his work with the Illinois Survey, St. John served as principal geological assistant to Charles Abiathar White in the Second Geological Survey of Iowa from 1862 to 1868. In 1873, St. John made an extensive visit to the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he studied and helped arrange the paleontological collections.
St. John also accompanied Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden's 1877-1878 survey of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. In 1878 St. John led the party which surveyed the Wind River Mountains, portions of the Gros Ventre Range, the Wyoming Range, and the Snake River Valley.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7154, Orestes Hawley St. John Papers

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Worthen, Amos Henry, 1813-1888 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White, Charles A. (Charles Abiathar), 1826-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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