The foundations of paleontology at UCMP (cont.)

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and bivalves together with a few hundred invertebrate fossils (right). In addition, J.B. Cooper's modern mollusk types were deposited at the university with duplicates for the California Academy of Sciences. Although the collections were incomplete and not too large, they and the Organic Act provided UCMP with an important beginning!

This is the first in a series of articles on the history of UCMP, adapted from a more detailed and referenced paper by Jere H. Lipps (see * on next page).

Interesting reading
Bieber, R.P. 1948. California gold mania. The Mississippi Valley Historical Review 35:3-28.

Coan, E. 1981. James Graham Cooper, Pioneer Western Naturalist. University Press of Idaho, Moscow, ID. 255 pp.

Farquhar, F.P. 1940. Up and down California in 1860-1864. The journal of William H. Brewer, Professor of Agriculture in the Sheffield Scientific School from 1804 to 1903. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles. 581 pp.

California Geological Survey. 1864. Palaeontology. Volume 1. Published by

  Ancyloceras
The fossil ammonite Ancyloceras remondii, originally described by Gabb in 1864 in the first volume of the Geological Survey of California. The specimen and original GSC label are preserved in the collections of UCMP. Scale in cm. (photo by Lorraine Cazassa)

the authority of the Legislature of California by Caxton Press of Sheman & Co., Philadelphia. California Geological Survey. 1869. Palaeontology. Volume 2. Published by the authority of the Legislature of California by Caxton Press of Sheman & Co., Philadelphia.

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