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CUTTING, Hiram Adolphus, geologist, born in Concord, Vermont, 23 December 1832. After years spent in teaching the natural sciences in the Vermont Methodist seminary at Montpelier, and in Norwich University, he was appointed in 1871 curator of the state cabinet of natural history, and in 1872 became state geologist of Vermont. In 1880 he was made secretary of the Board of agriculture, and in 1881 fish commissioner. He has made numerous experiments on the growth of plants, the means and proper methods of fertilizing the soil, and various observations on insects. His publications include "Mining in Vermont" (Montpelier, 1872); "Meteorological Tables and Climatology of Vermont" (1877); " Microscopic Revelations" (1878); "Farm Pests, including Insects, Fungi, and Animalcules" (Manchester, 1879); "Notes on Building Stones, also on Plant Growth" (Montpelier, 1880); "Lectures on Plants, Fertilization, Insects, Forestry, Farm Homes," etc. (1882); "Lectures on Milk, Fertilization," etc. (1884); "Scientitle Lectures" (1884); "Farm Lectures" (1884); and also "Reports of Geologist and Curator of State Cabinet " (1874-'80); " Biennial Reports of Fish Commissioners of Vermont " (1881-'2 et seq.); and "Vermont Agricultural Reports" (1882 et seq.). Professor Cutting has for many years lectured during the winter months on "The Bible: its History and Scientific Relations" ; "God in Creation," etc.
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