On the Organization of Scientific Work of the General Government, Part 1
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1885
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John Wesley Powell
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Page 296 - The publications of the Geological Survey shall consist of the annual report of operations, geological and economic maps illustrating the resources and classification of the lands, and reports upon general and economic geology and paleontology.
Page 294 - For the Geological Survey, and the classification of the public lands, and examination of the geological structure, mineral resources, and the products of the national domain, and to continue the preparation of a geological map of the United States...
Page 305 - Institution, to be composed of the Vice-President, the Chief Justice of the United States, and three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives...
Page 356 - And all collections of rocks, minerals, soils, fossils, and objects of natural history, archieology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when no longer needed for investigations in progress, shall be deposited in the National Museum.
Page 295 - And that the Director and members of the Geological Survey shall have no personal or private interests in the lands or mineral wealth of the region under survey, and shall execute no surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations...
Page 279 - Testimony before the joint commission to consider the present organizations of the Signal Service, Geological Survey, Coast and Geodetic Survey, and the Hydrographic Office of the Navy Department, with a view to secure greater efficiency and economy of administration of the public service in said bureaus...
Page 301 - Washington, DC The committee met, pursuant to adjournment, at 10 o'clock am in the room of the Committee on Privileges and Elections in the Capitol, Senator Richard P.
Page 305 - Regents, to be selected as aforesaid, shall be appointed immediately after the passage of this act — the members of the Senate by the President thereof, the members of the House by the Speaker thereof, and the six other persons by joint resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives; and...
Page 304 - Your committee states only the general sentiment and wish of men of science, when it says that its members believe the time is near when the country will demand the institution of a branch of the executive Government devoted especially to the direction and control of all the purely scientific work of the Government.
Page 361 - The point to which I wish to call your attention is that...