John Evans Papers,
1854-1856, 1860

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7198
Creators:
Evans, John, 1812-1861
Dates:
1854-1856, 1860
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers include a journal for Evans' tenure with the railroad survey, covering the period July to September 1854. They also include journals for Evans' journeys in the Port Orford region of Oregon in 1855-1856, and one page of Evans' journal for the Isthmus of Chiriqui Expedition of 1860.

Historical Note
Historical Note
John Evans (1812-1861) joined David Dale Owen's survey of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota following his graduation from St. Louis Medical College, circa 1848. In 1851, he was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to survey the Washington and Oregon territories, and in 1853 joined Isaac Stevens' Pacific Railroad Survey. He was also geologist to the Isthmus of Chiriqui Expedition to Central America in 1860.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7198, John Evans Papers

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Evans, John, 1812-1861 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Owen, David Dale Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stevens, Isaac I. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
St. Louis Medical College Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pacific Railroad Survey of the 47th and 49th Parallels Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Isthmus of Chiriqui Expedition (1860) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads -- Surveying Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Port Orford (Or.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Central America Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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