JOHN McCHESNEY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 11/03/1880 - HFSID 3797
Sale Price $162.00
Newly established U.S. Geologic Survey congratulates President-elect Garfield
Autograph Letter signed: "Jno D. McChesney/c.c.", 5½x3 card. No place, 1880 November 3. On letterhead of Office of the Director, U.S. Geological Survey, to "My dear Brown". Ink notation (unknown hand) in upper left: "Ans Nov 9-80." In full: "Please say to General Garfield that the Geological Survey tenders him its congratulations on the glorious result of yesterday. Sincerely yours." In 1879, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey was transferred from the Treasury to the Interior Department and became the U.S. Geological Survey. Its mission, then and now, was the comprehensive mapping of the United States and identification of natural resources and natural hazards. Its first Director (1879-1881) was Clarence L. King. In 1962 its mandate was expanded to include the mapping of other bodies in the Solar System. John McChesney was Chief Clerk under Director King. Slightly soiled. Mounting paper remnants on verso cover ink notation there. Otherwise, fine condition.
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