Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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The collection includes a few materials related to American geologist Harry Hammond Hess (1906-1969), including a brief autobiographical sketch; field notes from an expedition to the Caribbean in early 1932 relating to the U.S. Navy-Princeton Gravity Experiment, 1932) and other miscellaneous notes; a typescript on sea-floor spreading and one on ocean basins; and a manuscript copy of Hess's Brooks Fellowship report, "A Geological Excursion in the USSR" (1937). A few letters are scattered throughout.
A couple of items in the collection were not created by or may not relate to Hess.
Gift of The Bancroft Library in 2017 (AM 2018-16).
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This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in 2022. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in 2022.
No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.
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- Faith Charlton
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Includes notes on a "Description of Guyots" and diary entries (or someone's transcript of diary entries) of expeditions in 1885 and 1886 to Twin Buttes, Wyoming, among other notes.Physical Description
Relates to the U.S. Navy-Princeton Gravity Experiment, 1932. Original enclosure marked "Jan to March 1932 Exped to West Indies."Physical Description
Manuscript prepared for "The Sea, Ideas and Observations"Physical Description
Manuscript by F. J. Vine and H. H. Hess prepared for "The Sea" Volume IVPhysical Description
A bound typescript with photographs of Hess's Brooks Fellowship report. Includes loose maps and correspondece.Physical Description