Lucius Seymour Storrs Papers, 1897-1906  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Storrs, Lucius Seymour, 1869-1906
Title
Lucius Seymour Storrs Papers
Dates
1897-1906
Quantity
.2 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2121, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Lucius Seymour Storrs Papers consists of geological reports, mostly pertaining to coal deposits, and related correspondence pertaining to Storr's work as a geologist for the Northern Pacific Railway Company and its subsidiary, the Northwestern Improvement Company. Montana places surveyed include: Gallatin County, Madison County, Carbon County, Judith Basin, Red Lodge, Chestnut, Ravensdale, Melmont, Roslyn, Livingston, Bull Mountain, and Toston. The papers also include the text of an undated speech Storrs delivered at Montana State College regarding the history of Rocky Mountain coal fields.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Lucius Seymour Storrs was born in Buffalo New York on January 4, 1869, the son of Origen and Janet Rankin Storrs. He attended the University of Nebraska where he graduated in 1890 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Storrs returned to UN to complete his graduate work later in life, earning a doctorate in engineering in 1927. From 1890 to 1894, he worked as an assistant geologist for the Colorado Fuel Company, and was a geologist for the Northern Pacific Railroad and special writer for the U.S. Geological Survey from 1896-1906. He returned east after his work surveying the western coal fields where he engaged in a number of businesses, and after his retirement worked as the chairman for the committee on national defense of the American Electric Railway Association. Storrs married Mary L. Cooper on June 26, 1894, and the couple had at least one child, a daughter Margaret Storrs Grierson, the donor of this collection. Lucius Storrs died in Northampton, Massachusetts on July 4, 1945.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Geological reports, mostly pertaining to coal deposits, and related correspondence pertaining to Storr's work as a geologist for the Northern Pacific Railway Company and its subsidiary, the Northwestern Improvement Company. Montana places surveyed include: Gallatin County, Madison County, Carbon County, Judith Basin, Red Lodge, Chestnut, Ravensdale, Melmont, Roslyn, Livingston, Bull Mountain, and Toston. Other reports pertain to locations in Washington, North Dakota, Wyoming and Minnesota. The papers also include the text of an undated speech Storrs delivered at Montana State College regarding the history of Rocky Mountain coal fields.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Report and letterReturn to Top

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Report on the Holdings of the Northwestern Improvement Company in the Mesabi Range, Minnesota.
20 p.
July 1905
Letter to Thomas Cooper, Land Commissioner: statement regarding water power possibilities in Montana, east of the main range of the Rocky Mountains.
15 p.
October 30, 1905

LetterReturn to Top

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Letter to Thomas Cooper, Land Commissioner: list of Montana lands for transfer to the Northwestern Improvement Company. Lands of more value for coal than for any other purpose.
9 p.
November 4, 1905

ReportsReturn to Top

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General Report on the Coal Fields of Lewis County, Washington.
18 p., plus map.
July 1905
Report to Howard Elliott, President, Northern Pacific Railway Company, on Saint Helens Mining District, Washington.
7 p.
September 26, 1904
Preliminary Report upon the Morton (Cowlitz River) Coal Field, Lewis County, Washington.
4 p.
January 1903

Letter and descriptionReturn to Top

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Letter to Howard Elliott, President: statement on the holdings of the Northwestern Improvement Company in the coal fields of Washington.
6 p.
February 27, 1904
General Description of the Coal Fields of the Northwest.
22 p., plus map.
1904

Reports on mining properties:Return to Top

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Red Lodge
November 3, 1904; July 25, 1904; July 8, 1904
Chestnut
November 1, 1904; undated
Ravensdale, Melmont and Chestnut
January 19, 1903
Roslyn
July 25, 1904
Melmont
June 13, 1904
Ravensdale
November 16, 1904; June 13, 1904

Reports and letterReturn to Top

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Report on the Bear Creek Coal Field, Carbon County, Montana.
17 p., plus 2 maps.
May 1900
Letter to J. W. Kendrick, General Manager, Northern Pacific Railway Company: report on Rocky Fork Coal Mine.
6 p., plus 2 diagrams, plus 5 p.
March 17, 1898
Report on the Clark's Fork Fraction of the Yellowstone Coal Field in Montana.
21 p.
October 1897

ReportsReturn to Top

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Report upon the Western End of the Livingston-Bozeman Coal Field, Montana.
1 p., plus 5 plates.
July 1902
Preliminary Report upon the Livingston-Bozeman Coal Field
17 p.
October 1901

MemorandumReturn to Top

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Memorandum for Consideration in Arriving at Final Report on Scheme for Tie Treatment.
20 p.
undated

Reports and lettersReturn to Top

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A General Paper on the Preservation of Wood, by C. W. Berry, Superintendent, Wood Preserving Plant, Union Pacific Railroad Company, Laramie, Wyoming.
20 p.
undated
Letter to Howard Elliott, President, and H. J. Horn, General Manager: report on water purification with recommendations as to the installation of such an operation on the First District of the Dakota Division.
16 p.
March 6, 1905
Letter to H. J. Horn, General Manager: organization of a test department.
7 p.
May 20, 1905
Report on the Trail Creek Coal Field, Montana.
6 p., plus map.
July 1898

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1/10
Report on the Horr Coal Field.
18 p., plus map.
April 1900

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1/11
Report on the Bull Mountain Coal Field, Yellowstone County, Montana.
13 p., plus 3 plates.
August 1900

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1/12
Report on the Bituminous Coal Field near Toston, Montana.
5 p., plus map.
June 1898
Report on the Coal Lands near Toston, Montana.
3 p.
November 1897
Report on the Coal Lands in the Vicinity of Missoula, Montana.
3 p.
October 1897
Preliminary Report on the Judith Basin Coal Field of Montana.
5 p., plus map.
February 1904.

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1/13
Report on the Resources of the Madison Valley, Montana.
22 p., plus 3 maps.
September 1903

Reports, examination, and letterReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/14

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1/14
Preliminary Report on the Green River Coal Field, Washington.
10 p.
April 1900
Preliminary Examination of a Portion of the Wilkeson Coal Field, Washington.
9 p.
April 1900
Letter to B. F. Bush, General Manager, Northwestern Improvement Company: examination of coal lands near Wenatchee, Washington.
4 p.
March 2, 1900
Report on the Mount Baker Coal Field, Whatcom County, Washington.
7 p.
December 1898
Report on the Coal Lands in the Vicinity of Palmer, Washington.
5 p.
December 1898

Letter and reportsReturn to Top

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1/15
Letter to Howard Elliott, President: report on prospecting in the Cuyuna Iron Range, Minnesota.
6 p.
October 13, 1904
Preliminary Report on Corundum Deposits of Gallatin County, Montana.
11 p.
February 1905
Report on a Portion of the Colville Indian Reservation.
13 p., plus map.
December 1904

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1/16
Draft of Report on Raging River Coal Field; by Colin Napier.
15 p.
August 1888

Reports and letterReturn to Top

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1/17
Diamond Drill Hole: Fargo, North Dakota; Allard, Montana; Medora, North Dakota; Dickinson, North Dakota.
Letter to C. M. Levey, Assistant to President: table of estimated available tonnage of the various properties owned by the Northwestern Improvement Company.
3 p.
November 1, 1904
Diamond Drill Hole: Sully Springs, North Dakota.

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Letter to B.F. Bush, Vice-President, Western Coal and Mining Company, St. Louis, Missouri: examination of the plant of the New Jersey Briquetting Company, Brooklyn.
8 p.
May 23, 1906

ReportReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/19

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1/19
L. S. Storrs. The Rocky Mountain Coal Fields; extract from the 22nd annual report of the U.S. Geological Survey, 1900-1901. Washington: Government Printing Office
1902

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1/20
A Brief History of the Coal Fields of the Rocky Mountain States. Paper read at Montana State College, Bozeman.
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Coal-Geology-Minnesota
  • Coal-Geology-Montana
  • Coal-Geology-North Dakota
  • Coal-Geology-Rocky Mountains
  • Coal-Geology-Washington (State)
  • Coal-Geology-Wyoming
  • Geologists-United States
  • Corporate Names :
  • Northern Pacific Railway Company
  • Northwestern Improvement Company