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Charles Whittlesey Collection
Description: This photograph shows Charles Whittlesey in uniform, ca. 1865. Whittlesey was a prominent soldier, attorney, scholar, newspaper editor, and geologist during the nineteenth century. He participated in a geological survey of Ohio conducted in the late 1830s, during which he discovered numerous Native American earthworks. In 1867, Whittlesey helped establish the Western Reserve Historical Society, and he served as the organization's president until his death in 1886. Whittlesey also wrote approximately two hundred books and articles, mostly on geology and Ohio's early history. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04199
Subjects: Scientists; Geology--Ohio; Ohio History--Natural and Native Ohio; Earthworks (Archaeology); Portrait photography
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)