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By David L Meyer; R A Davis

ISBN-10: 0253351987

ISBN-13: 9780253351982

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A . M i l l e r w i l l e d b o t h his c o l l e c t i o n a n d his library t o t h e U n i v e r s i t y of C i n c i n n a t i . T h e library is intact, b u t is n o t e a s y to use b e c a u s e ". . M i l l e r had b o u n d i t into v o l u m e s , the o n l y c r i t e r i o n o f o r g a n i z a t i o n b e i n g e n o u g h papers o f the s a m e p a g e - d i m e n s i o n s t o m a k e a c o n v e n i e n t l y s i z e d v o l u m e . His interests r a n g e d w i d e l y , a n d m o s t v o l u m e s are h i g h l y e c l e c t i c " (Caster 1982, 26).

C . E v e n t u a l l y , h e c a m e t o o c c u p y t h e m o s t p r e s t i g i o u s g e o l o g i c a l professorship i n N o r t h A m e r i c a , that a t Y a l e U n i v e r s i t y . S e h u c h e r t b e g a n a t t e n d i n g m e e t i n g s of the C i n c i n n a t i Society of N a t u r a l History- in 1878. H o w e v e r , it w a s not u n t i l 1885, after he had left the f u r n i t u r e b u s i n e s s for g o o d , that he f o r m a l l y w a s p r o p o s e d as a m e m b e r .

A r o u n d 1857 he b e c a m e interested in t h e b e d s at C r a w f o r d s ville, I n d i a n a , f a m o u s for C a r b o n i f e r o u s c r i n o i d s , a n d h e m a d e e x t e n s i v e e x c a v a t i o n s there. H e also t r a d e d O r d o v i c i a n fossils f r o m t h e C i n c i n n a t i region to the Hovey M u s e u m at W a b a s h C o l l e g e , in Crawfordsville. T h e c r i n o i d c o l l e c t i o n t h e r e b y a s s e m b l e d b y D y e r w a s sold b y h i m t o t h e British M u s e u m o f N a t u r a l History, a n d i t w a s t h e first large g r o u p o f s p e c i m e n s f r o m C r a w f o r d s v i l l e t o b e sent a b r o a d ( V a n S a n t a n d L a n e 1964).

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