Custom Bound Collection of Atwood's works with typed table of contents, typed half title pages, etc. Inscribed by Atwood to his son Wallace, Jr. 1900-1937.
Hardcover. Quartos. 5 volumes of 134 collected writings with typed table of content pages, half title pages, and occasional additional type script. Volume one is bound in drab green cloth with leather title label on the spine. Volumes II, III, IV, and V are bound in three quarter Moroccan leather with marbled paper covered boards. Raised bands and gilt lettered title labels on the spines. Top edges gilt. Leather is rubbed and scuffed on the edges,and raised bands. Marbled end papers for volumes 2-5. A variety of the pamphlets are illustrated. In volume 1 is an inscription from father to son - "To my son Wallace Jr with my most sincere good wishes and affection [signed] Wallace W Atwood June 7, 1928." This collection is most likely one of a kind and possibly compiled by Wallace Atwood for binding. Atwood's writings are taken from government publications and articles from scientific journals and magazines. Most of the works are bound in the volumes with their original covers. Some articles were taken in part from magazines. Other articles are pasted down on the pages. Occasional hand written information in the volumes. A very nice display of the Professor's works.
Note: A list of the works are recorded in the typed table of contents for each volume. A complete list for volumes 1 and 2 are provided in this description for examples of the Professor's works in the variety of publications. The entire list of papers for the remaining 3 volumes is not provided.
Volume I 1900-1910
Contains 6 of 11 pamphlets listed in the contents (the 5 missing pamphlets are noted as "missing" in the typed contents, thus these dated writings were never bound in the volume):
1. The Geography of the Region About Devil's Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin. Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Bulletin 5. No. 1 1900. 151 pages. Illustrated with 38 plates, 47 figures. Original printed covers included;
2. Glaciation of San Francisco Mountain, Arizona. Reprinted from the Journal of Geology April-May, 1905. Printed by University of Chicago Press. Pages 276-279;
3. Red Mountain, Arizona. Journal of Geology Vol. 14, 1906 (Missing);
4. Glaciation of the Unita Mountains. Journal of Geology Vol. 15, 1907 (Missing);
5. Lakes of the Unita Mountains. Reprinted from Bulletin of the American Geographical Society, January, 1908. 6 pages. Illustrated. Original covers present;
6. Geologic Studies in the Alaska Peninsula (Abstract). Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, Vol. 20, 1908. 1 page;
7. Alaska and its Wealth (Missing) "The World Today" June, 1908;
8. Physical Geography of the Evanston-Waukegan Region (Missing). Illinois State Geological Survey, Bulletin No. 7, University of Illinois, 1908;
9. Mineral Resources of Alaska. Report on Progress of Investigations in 1908. C--Prince William Sound, Kenzai Peninsula, Southwestern Alaska. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 379-C, 1909. Pages 87-152. Illustrated. Original covers present;
10. Physical Geography and Geology. Educational Department, Keystone View Company, 1910. 28 pages plus extra catalogs pages;
11. Prospecting in Alaska (Missing). University of Chicago Magazine, December 1910;
*Additional typed manuscript inside a pocket folder on the rear paste down includes biographical material concerning Dr. Wallace W. Atwood, President of Clark University; published papers to January 1, 1924.
Volume II 1911-1920
Contains 17 of 19 listed papers. The two "missing" papers in the table of contents have a hand corrected mark through with a written note, "See Supp. Vol. 1". Note: Supplement for Volume I is NOT PRESENT.
1. Geology and Mineral Resources of Parts of the Alaskan Peninsula. USGS Survey, Bulletin 467, 1911. 137 pages. Illustrated, fold-outs. Original covers present with an inscription by Atwood written top of the front cover.
2. The First Year Science Course in High School. The School Review February, 1911. Pages 119-123.
3. Physiographic Studies on the South Slope of the San Juan Mountains, Colorado. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, July, 1911. 1 page;
4. Physiographic Studies in the San Juan District of Colorado (Missing). Journal of Geology July, 1911;
5. The Evidence of Three Distinct Glacial Epochs in the Pleistocene History of the San Juan Mountains, Colorado. The Journal of Geology July-August, 1912. Pages 385-409. Illustrated. Original covers present;
6. Some Triassic Fossils from Southeastern Alaska (Missing). Journal of Geology Oct-Nov., 1912;
7. The Atwood Celestial Sphere. Bulletin of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, May, 1913. 38 pages. Illustrated. Original covers present;
8. A New Way of Studying Astronomy - The Atwood Celestial Sphere. Scientific American, June, 1913. Clipped article placed inside pocket folder;
9. Bringing the Stars to Earth. Technical World Mag., July, 1913. A clipped section of the magazine. Article by Richard Morrison who writes of Atwoods Sphere with illustrations of Atwood and others;
10. Geographic History of the San Juan Mountains since the Close of the Mesozoic Era. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences March. 1916. Pages 177-181;
11. Saving the Silts of the Mississippi River. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 1916. Pages 149-50;
12. The Physiographic Conditions at Butte, Montana, and Bingham Canyon, Uta, when Copper Ores in These Districts were Enriched. A Shaler Memorial Investigation, reprinted from Economic Geology, December, 1916. Pages 697-740. Numerous photographs, illustrations. Folding panorama view. Original covers present;
13. Another Locality of Eocene Glaciation in Southern Colorado. The Journal of Geology Oct-Nov., 1917. Pages 783-686. Original covers present;
14. Relation of landslides and Glacial Deposits to Reservoir Sites in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado. USGS Survey 685, 1918. 38 pages. Illustrated. Original covers present;
15. Geography in America. Reprinted from the Geographical Review, January, 1919. 8 pages;
16. First Steps in the Study of Geography. Visual Education Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, January, 1920. Pages 17-24. Not all pages bound in but the original covers were;
17. The New Meaning of Geography in American Education. Also appeared in School and Society, February, 1921. Address before the meeting of the Rochester City Teachers' Association, February 6, 1920. 16 pages;
18. Habitat Groups in the Teaching of Geography. Visual Education Magazine, May, 1920. Pages 29-36. Illustrated. Not a complete issue but both covers bound in;
19. The Regional Treatment of Geography. Also appeared in School Century, December, 1920. Visual Education Magazine, June, 1920. Pages 15-17. Not a complete issue but both covers bound in.
Volume III 1921-1930
Contains 34 papers (all present). The first paper is titled, "The Inauguration of Wallace Walter Atwood As President of Clark University, February 1, 1921. Worcester, Mass. Mr. Atwoods inaugural has 71 pages. Both covers present. Contents also include articles on teaching geography to children, elements of Social Studies, more San Juan scientific papers, and an article titled "In the Background of the Turmoil in China."
Volume IV 1931-1933
Contains 33 papers (all present). Subjects include Nominations of Officers. Association of American Universities; The New Ph.D. Degrees in Great Britain and France; The High Sierra and the Redwood Highway (Sierra Club Bulletin 1933); How the specialized Motion Picture is Developed; Dr. Attwood addresses; National Parks; an article on Ellen Chuchill Semple 1863-1932; and more. Some of the articles are cut out and pasted down on paper.
Volume V 1934-1937
Contains 43 numbers (all present). Contents include 3 titles covering the Ancient Mayan Civilization; Guides versus Teachers; Humanity Among the Faculty; the Pan American Institute of Geography and History; the Students of Clark; association and meeting presentations; some scientific articles and more. Very good. Item #18607
William Walter Atwood, 1872-1949, studied geology at the University of Chicago and graduated there in 1897. He earned is Pd.D. in1903 and was Associate Professor of Geology until 1913. Atwood later became Professor of Physiography at Harvard 1913-1920. In 1921, Atwood was elected President of Clark University in Worceser in 1920 and began his term in February, 1921.
Clark University currently has a collection of Wallace Walter Atwood Papers. From Clark University website:
The papers of Wallace W. Atwood (1872-1949), geographer, geologist, and President of Clark University, occupy about fifty linear feet of shelf space. The material spans the period 1901-1946, but by far the largest amount dates from after 1920.
These papers consist largely of correspondence, being for the most part the official correspondence of the President's Office for the years indicated in the Register. One box contains materials relating to the so-called "Atwood Controversy" of 1922-1924, including correspondence concerning the A.A.U.P. investigation into the Atwood administration directed by Arthur O. Lovejoy. Another box of correspondence with various officials of the U.S. Geological Survey documents Atwood's Rocky Mountain researches. Several files with various members of the Boston publishing house of Ginn and Company are concerned with the production of various Atwood textbooks. Folders dealing with various geography organizations give insight into the institutional bases of American geography in the inter-war years.
Major correspondents include such leaders in geography and related sciences as Ellen Churchill Semple (about 300 pieces), Preston James, Kirtley F. Mather, John C. Merriam, Roderick Peattie, Erwin Raisz, Helen Goss Thomas, and Robert S. Yard. Correspondence with other professional geographers, with current and former Clark graduate students in geography, with Clark faculty members, and with many other individuals, is also found in the collection.