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Clarence Edward Dutton

Birth: 1841

Death:1912

Clarence Edward Dutton (1841-1912) was an American geologist and US Army officer born in Wallingford, Conn., May 15, 1841. He was graduated at Yale in 1860 and took a postgraduate course, 1861-62. In 1862 he joined the 2 1st Connecticut volunteers, served as 1st lieutenant, adjutant and captain respectively, and saw service at Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Va.. Nashville and Petersburg.

He gained admission to the U.S. army as 2d lieutenant in the ordnance corps through a competitive examination, Jan. 29, 1864, receiving promotion to the rank of 1st lieutenant, March 7, 1867, captain, June, 1873, and major. May 1, 1890. While stationed at the Watervliet arsenal, Troy, N.Y., in 1865 he began the study of geology and technology of iron, which he continued for several years.

He was transferred to the Frankfort arsenal in 1870 and to the Washington arsenal in 1871. He served under Maj. John W. Powell, in his survey of the Rocky mountain region, 1875-77; was with the U.S. geological survey on the higher plateaux of Central Utah, and in 1877-80 in the Grand Canon district. He studied volcanic phenomena in the Hawaiian islands, 1882, and subsequently in the volcanic fields of northwestern North America.

He continued his investigations in New Mexico in 1884 and in the coast range in California, Oregon and Washington, 1885-88. He was on various other surveys until 1891 when he was assigned to the command of the San Antonio arsenal and appointed ordnance officer, of the department of Texas. In 1886 he prepared a monograph concerning the causes of the Charleston earthquake. He was elected a member of the National academy of science in 1884, and a member of various other learned bodies. Later he published "Volcanoes and Radioactivity" in Popular Science Monthly, 68 (June 1906).

References:

The Biographical Dictionary of America, Vol. 03 pg. 377

Books & Publications

Images

Image Name
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Views from Mt. Trumbull and Mt. Emma II (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Views of the Marble Canon Platform from the eastern brink of the Kabib II (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map Of The Southern Part Of The Kaibab Plateau. [Part II. North-Eastern Sheet.] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Title Page (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Panorama from Point Sublime. [Part III. Looking West.] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map Showing The Kanab, Paria And Marble Canon Platforms (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map Of The Southern Part Of The Kaibab Plateau. [Part I. North-Western Sheet.] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map Of The Colorado Plateau And San Francisco Mountains (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Looking up the Toroweap from Vulcan's Throne I (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Map Of The Uinkaret Plateau North Half (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Views from Mt. Trumbull and Mt. Emma I (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Panorama from Point Sublime. [Part II. Looking South.] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map Of The Southern Part Of The Kaibab Plateau. [Part IV. South-Eastern Sheet.] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - The Transept, Kaibab Division, Grand Canon (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map Of The Mesozoic Terraces Of The Grand Canon District (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - The Temples and Towers of the Virgen (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Front Cover (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Views looking east and south from Mt. Trumbull (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Map Of The Uinkaret Plateau South Half (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map Of The Southern Part Of The Kaibab Plateau. [Part III. South-Western Sheet.] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Looking up the Toroweap from Vulcan's Throne II (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map Showing the South-Western Portion of the Mesozoic Terraces (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Views looking east and south from Mt. Trumbull II (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Sketch Map of the Western Part of the Plateau Province (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geological Map of the Western Part of the Plateau Province (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Views of the Marble Canon Platform from the eastern brink of the Kabib I (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Display (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - The Grand Canon, foot of the Toroweap looking East (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Back Cover (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Panorama from Point Sublime. [Part I. Looking East.] (1882)

Maps

Map Name
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geological Map of the Western Part of Plateau Province (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Sketch Map ... showing the Faults of the Grand Canon District. (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Map of the Uinkaret Plateau [North Half] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Map of the Uinkaret Plateau [South Half] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Map of the Uinkaret Plateau [Composite] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map of the Southern Part of the Kaibab Plateau. [Part I. North-Western Sheet] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map of the Southern Part of the Kaibab Plateau. [Part II. North-Eastern Sheet] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map of the Southern Part of the Kaibab Plateau. [Part III. South-Western Sheet] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map of the Southern Part of the Kaibab Plateau. [Part IV. South-Eastern Sheet] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map of the Southern Part of the Kaibab Plateau [Composite] (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map Showing the South-Western Portion of the Mesozoic Terraces (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map of the Mesozoic Terraces of the Grand Canon District (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map Showing the Kanab, Paria and Marble Canon Platforms (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic Map of the Colorado Plateau and San Francisco Mountains (1882)
Tertiary History of the Grand Canon [Atlas] - Geologic map sheets XX-XXIII [Composite] (1882)