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Kansas Geological Survey, Vol. 5, originally published in 1899

Volume 5

Special Report on Gypsum and Gypsum Cement Plasters

by G. P. Grimsley and E. H. S. Bailey

Cover of the book; red-brown cloth with gold imprinting of seal on cover and title on binding.

Originally published in 1899 as Kansas Geological Survey Volume 5. This is, in general, the original text as published. The information has not been updated.

Letter of Transmission

Dr. F. H. Snow,
Chancellor of the University of Kansas

SIR—I have the honor to submit to you herewith for your approval a special report on Gypsum and Gypsum Cement Plasters, which will constitute Volume V of the reports of the University Geological Survey of Kansas. This report has been prepared principally by Prof. G. P. Grimsley, to whose paper Prof. E. H. S. Bailey, of the University, has added a chapter on the Chemistry of Gypsum and Gypsum Cement Plasters.

It was more than three years ago that Professor Grimsley was invited to make a special study of the Kansas gypsum under the general supervision of the Department of Physical Geology and Mineralogy of the University of Kansas. For three successive summers he devoted many weeks to field-work, examining in every way known to the geologist the various localities connected with the subject in hand. I am sure that the public in general will agree with me that it was a fortunate event in the history of the material development of our state which brought him in touch with our Geological Survey. The material used by Professor Bailey in the various analyses reported on by him was largely gathered by Professor Grimsley, but a part of the chemical work was done by Professor Bailey entirely independent; in fact, portions of it were accomplished before the University Geological Survey was organized.

My own connection with the report has been general rather than specific, being that of an adviser rather than a worker, and I have only occasionally made additions or modifications to the, paper submitted by Professor Grimsley. However, I took immediate charge of the preparation of the illustrations, the drawings for which were made by Mrs. Haworth. Yours most respectfully,

Erasmus Haworth.
Department of Physical Geology and Mineralogy,
University of Kansas, December 15, 1898.

The complete report is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.

Frontispiece, Rock Gypsum Containing Selenite Crystals.

Kansas Geological Survey
Placed on web Aug. 15, 2019; originally published 1899.
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