Edward Orton papers, 1921-1934

Orton, Edward, b. 1863 d. 1932
Educator, Geologist
Active in Columbus, Ohio

Collection size: 0.6 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Mainly correspondence regarding the acquisition of portraits and paintings for the Orton Memorial Library of Geology, Ohio State University,Columbus; biographical sketches; sketches; financial material; and clippings.

REELS 1814-1815: 634 letters regarding the acquisition of portrait paintings of state geologists and landscape paintings with rock formations for the library; 5 brief biographical sketches of artists and writers; clippings; 3 sketches; bills; and receipts.

REEL 3161: Correspondence, 1922-1926, regarding the acquisition by the library of one painting by Thomas Moran and two paintings by Albert Bierstadt.

Biographical/Historical Note: Geologist; Columbus, Ohio. Orton was a long-time chairman of the Department of Geology, Ohio State University.

Donated 1978-1979 by Frank M. Ludden, Chairman of the Art History Department at the University of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio.

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