Brown, Roland W. (Roland Wilbur), 1893-1961 Search this
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
1930-1958, with related materials, 1876-1878
These papers consist mostly of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting Brown's career with the USGS, his work at the USNM, and his paleobotanical research.
The correspondence concerns the acquisition, loan, and identification of fossil plant specimens; the publication and review of scientific papers; and professional activities.
Also included are notes and lists from his research; photographs of Brown, the paleobotanist David White, and collecting localities; and three incoming letters of the paleontologist
William Morris Fontaine from Edward Drinker Cope, Samuel H. Scudder, and Charles Leo Lesquereux dated between 1876 and 1878.
Roland Wilbur Brown (1893-1961), a paleobotanist, received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1926. He was appointed Geologist with the United States Geological
Survey (USGS) in 1928, where he remained until his retirement in 1958. Brown also served as a Research Associate in the Department of Geology, United States National Museum
(USNM) from 1951 until his death. He specialized in the study of Mesozoic and Cenozoic plants.