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Correspondence pertaining to von Engeln's years at Cornell as a student and professor
and to his writings on geology and Cornell history; student notebooks and exams;
manuscripts of published and unpublished works; ice experiment notes by John L. Rich,
1911, later published by von Engeln, 1914; ice surface rubbings; "Records of
Physiographical Experiments," 1915-1917; photographs of family, friends, colleagues and
students, geological subjects, and world travels; von Engeln's camera; photographs of
natural features in Turkestan taken by W. Rickmer Rickmers, with related correspondence;
clippings; scrapbooks, diaries; certificates and diplomas; and a family genealogy.
Material pertaining to Ralph S. Tarr, Professor of Geology, and reminiscences of other
Geology Department members. Also, letters (including one from T. C. Chamberlin),
unpublished articles, notes, two diaries, and photograph album (with identification)
concerning Alaskan trips in 1906 and 1909.