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CHESTER, Frederick DixonWalthall, geologist, born in Porte au Platte, Santo Dora[ago, 8 October, 1861. He studied at Washington University, St. Louis, was graduated at Cornell in 1882, and became professor of geology in the Delaware state College. His papers include "Boulder Drift in Delaware" (1883); "Lecture Notes on Dynamical Geology" (1883): "Stratified Drift in Delaware" (1883); "Volcanoes and Earthquakes" (1884); " The Quaternary Gravels of Northern Delaware and Eastern Maryland" (1884); "Preliminary Notes on the Geology of Delaware" (1884); " A Review of the Geology of Delaware" (1884): "The Quaternary Gravels of the Southern Delaware Peninsula" (1885); "The Gabbros and Amphibole Rocks of Delaware" (1885): and a full 600 CHESTER CHEVERUS memoir on this subject published by the United States geological survey (Washington, 1886).
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