J. J. Stevenson (geologist)

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John James Stevenson
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John James Stevenson in 1897
Born(1841-10-10)October 10, 1841
DiedAugust 10, 1924(1924-08-10) (aged 82)
CitizenshipAmerican
Alma materNew York University
Known forGeology of Pennsylvania
Scientific career
FieldsGeology, Stratigraphy
Notable studentsIsrael Charles White

John James Stevenson (October 10, 1841 – 1924) was an American geologist, born in New York City.[1] He graduated from New York University in 1863, became professor of chemistry at West Virginia University for two years (1869–71), then served as professor of geology at New York University until 1909. During 1873–74 and from 1878 to 1880 he was geologist for the United States Geological Survey. He also served on the Pennsylvania Geological Survey from 1875 to 1878 and from 1881 to 1882. He was president of the Geological Society of America in 1898.[2] He wrote contributions of permanent importance.

Publications[edit]

  • Notes on the Geology of West Virginia (1873)[3]
  • The Geological Relations of the Lignitic Groups (1875)[4]
  • The Geology of a Portion of Colorado Explored and Surveyed in 1873 (1875)
  • Report of Progress in the Greene and Washington District of the Bituminous Coal Fields of Western Pennsylvania (1876)
  • On Dr. Peale's Notes on the Age of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado (1877)[5]
  • The Upper Devonian Rocks of Southwest Pennsylvania (1878)[6]
  • Note on the Fox Hills Group of Colorado (1879)[7]
  • Notes on the Geology of Galisteo Creek, New Mexico (1879)[8]
  • Notes on the Laramie Group of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico (1879)[9]
  • Surface Geology of South-West Pennsylvania and Adjacent Portions of West Virginia and Maryland (1879)[10]
  • Notes on the Geology of Wise, Lee and Scott Counties, Virginia (1880)[11]
  • Notes Respecting a Re-Eroded Channel-Way (1880)[12]
  • A Geological Reconnaissance of Parts of Lee, Wise, Scott and Washington Counties, Virginia (1881)[13]
  • Coal and Iron Lands in Scott and Wise Counties of Virginia (1881)
  • Report upon Geological Examinations in Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico during 1878 and 1879 (1881)[14]
  • The Upper Freeport Coal Bed Along Laurel Ridge in Preston County of West Virginia (1881)[15]
  • Notes on the Quinnimont Coal Group in Mercer Co. of West Virginia and Tazewell Co. of Virginia (1881)[16]
  • Notes on the Coal-Field Near Cañon City, Colorado (1881)[17][18]
  • Note on the Laramie Group of Southern New Mexico (1881)[19]
  • Note on the Laramie Group in the Vicinity of Raton, New Mexico (1882)[20]
  • Memorial Notice of Benjamin Nicholas Martin (1884)[21]
  • Notes on the Geologic Structure of Tazewell, Russell, Wise, Smyth and Washington Counties of Virginia (1885)[22]
  • Some Notes Respecting Metamorphism (1885)[23]
  • A Geological Reconnaissance of Bland, Giles, Wythe and Portions of Pulaski and Montgomery Counties of Virginia (1887)[24]
  • Notes on the Lower Carboniferous Groups Along the Easterly Side of the Appalachian Area in Pennsylvania and the Virginias (1887)[25]
  • Notes of the Surface Geology of South-West Virginia' (1887)[26]
  • The Faults of Southwest Virginia (1887)[27]
  • The Mesozoic Rocks of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico (1889)[28]
  • Discussion on the effect of shearing strains (1890)[29]
  • Review: Stratigraphy of the Bituminous Coal Field of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia; by Israel C. White (1892)[30]
  • John Strong Newberry (1893)[31]
  • On the Use of the Name "Catskill" (1893)[32][33]
  • Origin of the Pennsylvania Anthracite (1893)[34]
  • Some Notes on Southeastern Alaska and its People (1893)[35]
  • On the New England Coal Fields of the United States (1895)[36]
  • Origin of Pennsylvania Anthracite (1895)[37]
  • Review: A Summary Description of the Geology of Pennsylvania. J.P. Lesley (1896)[38]
  • The Geological Congress at St. Petersburg (1897)[39]
  • The Debt of the World to Pure Science (1898)[40]
  • 1898 Geological Society of America Presidential Address: Our Society[41]
  • Memoir of James Hall (1900)[42]
  • Edward Orton (1900)[43]
  • Should Latin and Greek be Required for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (1900)[44]
  • The Section at Schoharie, N.Y. (1901)[45]
  • Review: History of Geology and Paleontology to the End of the Nineteenth Century. By Karl Alfred von Zittel (1902)[46]
  • Carboniferous of the Appalachian Basin (1903–1907)[47][48][49][50]
  • J. Peter Lesley (1903)[51]
  • The Jurassic Coal of Spitzbergen (1905)[52]
  • Recent Geology of Spitzbergen (1905)[53]
  • The Centenary of the Geological Society of London (1907)[54]
  • Darwin and Geology (1909)[55][56]
  • The Coal Basin of Commentry in Central France (1910)[57]
  • The Coal Basin of Decazeville, France (1910)[58]
  • Formation of Coal Beds (1911–1913)[59][60][61][62]
  • Interrelations of the Fossil Fuels (1916-1918)[63][64][65][66]
  • Origin of formkohle (1917)[67]
  • Academic unrest and college control (1920)[68]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis. 1901. Who's who in America, Volume 2, page 1085.
  2. ^ Eckel, Edwin, 1982, GSA Memoir 155, The Geological Society of America — Life History of a Learned Society, ISBN 0-8137-1155-X
  3. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1873). "Notes on the geology of West Virginia". Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. 15 (1): 15–32. doi:10.2307/1005415. JSTOR 1005415.
  4. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1875). "The geological relations of the lignitic groups". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 14 (95): 447–475. JSTOR 981935.
  5. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1877). "On Dr. Peale's notes on the age of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado". American Journal of Science. 13 (76): 297–299. Bibcode:1877AmJS...13..297S. doi:10.2475/ajs.s3-13.76.297.
  6. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1878). "The Upper Devonian rocks of southwest Pennsylvania". American Journal of Science. 15 (90): 423–430. Bibcode:1878AmJS...15..423S. doi:10.2475/ajs.s3-15.90.423.
  7. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1879). "Note on the Fox Hills group of Colorado". American Journal of Science. 17 (101): 369–373. Bibcode:1879AmJS...17..369S. doi:10.2475/ajs.s3-17.101.369.
  8. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1879). "Notes on the geology of Galisteo Creek, New Mexico". American Journal of Science. 18 (108): 471–475. Bibcode:1879AmJS...18..471S. doi:10.2475/ajs.s3-18.108.471.
  9. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1879). "Notes on the Laramie group of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico". American Journal of Science. 18 (104): 129–134. Bibcode:1879AmJS...18..129S. doi:10.2475/ajs.s3-18.104.129.
  10. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1879). "Surface geology of south-west Pennsylvania and adjacent portions of West Virginia and Maryland". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 18 (104): 289–316. JSTOR 982503.
  11. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1880). "Notes on the geology of Wise, Lee and Scott Counties, Virginia". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 19 (107): 88–107. JSTOR 982613.
  12. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1880). "Notes respecting a re-eroded channel way". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 19 (107): 84–87. JSTOR 982612.
  13. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1881). "A geological reconnaissance of parts of Lee, Wise, Scott and Washington Counties, Virginia". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 19 (108): 219–262. JSTOR 982245.
  14. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1881). "Report upon geological examinations in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico, during the years 1878 and 1879". Report Upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian. 3: 420.
  15. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1881). "The upper Freeport coal bed along Laurel Ridge in Preston County of West Virginia". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 19 (108): 276–279. JSTOR 982248.
  16. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1881). "Notes on the Quinnimont coal group in Mercer Co. of West Virginia and Tazewell Co. of Virginia". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 19 (109): 498–505. JSTOR 982796.
  17. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1881). "Notes on the coal-field near Cañon City, Colorado". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 19 (109): 505–521. JSTOR 982797.
  18. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1881). "Notes on the coal-field near Cañon City, Colorado (abstract)". American Journal of Science. 23: 152.
  19. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1881). "Note on the Laramie group of southern New Mexico". American Journal of Science. 22 (131): 370–372. Bibcode:1881AmJS...22..370S. doi:10.2475/ajs.s3-22.131.370.
  20. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1882). "Note on the Laramie Group in the vicinity of Raton, New Mexico". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 20 (111): 107–111. JSTOR 982707.
  21. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1884). "Memorial notice of Benjamin Nicholas Martin". Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences. 3: 56–58.
  22. ^ Stevenson, John J. (March 1885). "Notes on the geologic structure of Tazewell, Russell, Wise, Smyth and Washington Counties of Virginia". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 22 (118): 114–161. JSTOR 982673.
  23. ^ Stevenson, John J. (March 1885). "Some notes respecting metamorphism". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 22 (118): 161–166. JSTOR 982674.
  24. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1887). "A geological reconnaissance of Bland, Giles, Wythe and portions of Pulaski and Montgomery counties of Virginia". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 24 (125): 61–108. JSTOR 983125.
  25. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1887). "Notes on the lower Carboniferous groups along the easterly side of the Appalachian area in Pennsylvania and the Virginias". American Journal of Science. 34 (199): 37–44. Bibcode:1887AmJS...34...37S. doi:10.2475/ajs.s3-34.199.37.
  26. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1887). "Notes on the surface geology of south-west Virginia". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 24 (125): 172–178. JSTOR 983131.
  27. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1887). "Faults of southwest Virginia". American Journal of Science. 33 (196): 262–270. Bibcode:1887AmJS...33..262S. doi:10.2475/ajs.s3-33.196.262.
  28. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1889). "The Mesozoic rocks of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico". American Geologist. 3: 391–397.
  29. ^ Stevenson, John J. (February 15, 1890). "Discussion on the effect of shearing strains". Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 1 (1): 26.
  30. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1892). "Review: Stratigraphy of the bituminous coal field of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia; by Israel C. White". The American Journal of Science. 3rd series. 43: 156–157.
  31. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1893). "John Strong Newberry". American Geologist. 12: 1–15.
  32. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1893). "On the use of the name "Catskill"". American Journal of Science. 46 (275): 330–337. Bibcode:1893AmJS...46..330S. doi:10.2475/ajs.s3-46.275.330.
  33. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1893). "On the use of the name "Catskill" (abstract)". Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 42.
  34. ^ Stevenson, John J. (November 22, 1893). "Origin of the Pennsylvania anthracite". Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 5 (1): 39–70, pl. 2. doi:10.1130/GSAB-5-39.
  35. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1893). "Some notes on southeastern Alaska and its people". The Scottish Geographic Magazine. 9 (2): 66–83. doi:10.1080/00369229308732602.
  36. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1895). "On the New England coal fields of the United States". Transactions of Manchester Geological Society. 23: 127–131.
  37. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1895). "Origin of Pennsylvania anthracite (abstract)". Science. New series. 1: 391–392.
  38. ^ Stevenson, John J. (June 12, 1896). "Review: a summary description of the geology of Pennsylvania". Science. New series. 3 (76): 876–877. doi:10.1126/science.3.76.876. JSTOR 1622892.
  39. ^ Stevenson, John J. (November 5, 1897). "The geological congress at St. Petersburg". Science. New series. 6 (149): 673–675. Bibcode:1897Sci.....6..673S. doi:10.1126/science.6.149.673. JSTOR 1623454.
  40. ^ Stevenson, John J. (July 29, 1898). "The debt of the world to pure science". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 11 (9): 177–192. Bibcode:1898NYASA..11..177S. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1898.tb54968.x.
  41. ^ Stevenson, John J. (February 26, 1899). "Our society". Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 10 (1): 83–98. doi:10.1130/GSAB-10-83.
  42. ^ Stevenson, John J. (January 19, 1900). "Memoir of James Hall". Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 10 (1): 425–451.
  43. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1900). "Edward Orton". The Journal of Geology. 8 (3): 205–213. Bibcode:1900JG......8..205S. doi:10.1086/620794. hdl:2027/nnc1.cu11629339. JSTOR 30056122.
  44. ^ Stevenson, John J. (May 25, 1900). "Should Latin and Greek be required for the degree of Bachelor of Arts". Science. New series. 11 (282): 801–807. Bibcode:1900Sci....11..801S. doi:10.1126/science.11.282.801. hdl:2027/loc.ark:/13960/t1hh78q7n. JSTOR 1626504.
  45. ^ Stevenson, John J. (January 12, 1901). "The section at Schoharie, N.Y." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 13 (3): 361–380. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1900.tb55043.x.
  46. ^ Stevenson, John J. (April 25, 1902). "Review: History of Geology and Paleontology to the End of the Nineteenth Century. By Karl Alfred von Zittel". Science. New series. 15 (382): 661–662. doi:10.1126/science.15.382.661-a. JSTOR 1629381.
  47. ^ Stevenson, John J. (March 28, 1903). "Lower Carboniferous of the Appalachian basin". Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 14 (1): 15–96. Bibcode:1903GSAB...14...15S. doi:10.1130/GSAB-14-15.
  48. ^ Stevenson, John J. (May 28, 1904). "Carboniferous of the Appalachian basin". Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 15 (1): 37–210. doi:10.1130/GSAB-15-37.
  49. ^ Stevenson, John J. (May 28, 1906). "Carboniferous of the Appalachian basin". Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 17 (1): 65–228. doi:10.1130/GSAB-17-65.
  50. ^ Stevenson, John J. (April 9, 1907). "Carboniferous of the Appalachian basin". Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 18 (1): 29–178. doi:10.1130/GSAB-18-29.
  51. ^ Stevenson, John J. (July 3, 1903). "J. Peter Lesley". Science. New series. 18 (444): 1–3. Bibcode:1903Sci....18....1S. doi:10.1126/science.18.444.1. JSTOR 1630417. PMID 17759217.
  52. ^ Stevenson, John J. (March 17, 1905). "The Jurassic coal of Spitzbergen". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 16 (4): 82–95. Bibcode:1905NYASA..16...82S. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1905.tb55091.x. hdl:2027/njp.32101076791753.
  53. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1905). "Recent geology of Spitzbergen". The Journal of Geology. 13 (7): 611–616. Bibcode:1905JG.....13..611S. doi:10.1086/621259. JSTOR 30062525.
  54. ^ Stevenson, John J. (November 8, 1907). "The centenary of the Geological Society of London". Science. New series. 26 (671): 644–646. Bibcode:1907Sci....26..644S. doi:10.1126/science.26.671.644-b. JSTOR 1631841.
  55. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1909). "Darwin and geology". Popular Science Monthly. 74: 349–354.
  56. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1909). "Darwin and geology". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 19 (1): 22–28. Bibcode:1909NYASA..19...22S. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1909.tb57076.x.
  57. ^ Stevenson, John J. (February 1, 1910). "The coal basin of Commentry in central France". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 19 (8, pt. 2): 161–204. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1909.tb56917.x.
  58. ^ Stevenson, John J. (December 1910). "The coal basin of Decazeville, France". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 20 (5, pt. 2): 243–294. Bibcode:1911NYASA..20..243S. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1910.tb55151.x.
  59. ^ Stevenson, John J. (November 15, 1911). "The formation of coal beds. I". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 50 (202): 1–116.
  60. ^ Stevenson, John J. (November 15, 1911). "The formation of coal beds. II". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 50 (202): 519–643. Bibcode:1913JG.....21..287S. doi:10.1086/622061. JSTOR 984001.
  61. ^ Stevenson, John J. (December 13, 1912). "The formation of coal beds. III". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 51 (207): 423–553. JSTOR 984017.
  62. ^ Stevenson, John J. (April 18, 1913). "The formation of coal beds. IV". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 52 (208): 31–162. JSTOR 983997.
  63. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1916). "Interrelations of the fossil fuels. I". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 55 (2): 21–203. JSTOR 984026.
  64. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1917). "Interrelations of the fossil fuels". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 56 (2): 53–151. JSTOR 984171.
  65. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1918). "Interrelations of the fossil fuels. III". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 57 (1): 1–48. JSTOR 983880.
  66. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1921). "Interrelations of the fossil fuels. IV". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 59: 405–511.
  67. ^ Stevenson, John J. (1917). "Origin of formkohle". American Journal of Science. 43 (255): 211–222. Bibcode:1917AmJS...43..211S. doi:10.2475/ajs.s4-43.255.211.
  68. ^ Stevenson, John J. (May 1920). "Academic unrest and college control". The Scientific Monthly. 10 (5): 457–465. Bibcode:1920SciMo..10..457S. JSTOR 6919.

Further reading[edit]

Keyes, Charles. (1924). "Exploratory coal stratigraphy of John James Stevenson". Pan-American Geologist. 42(3):161-172.

White, I.C. (1925). "Memorial of John James Stevenson". Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 36: 100-115.