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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Blake, William Phipps, 1826- Mineralogist; born in New York, June 1, 1826; was graduated at Yale Scientific School in 1852. He was the geologist and mineralogist for the United States Pacific Railroad expedition in 1853; edited the Mining magazine in 1859-60; and afterwards engaged in mining, engineering, and exploration. In 1864 he became Professor of Mineralogy and Geology in the College of California. In 1901 he was director of the School of Mines in the University of Arizona, and also Territorial geologist. He has been identified with the great international expositions since 1853. He is the author of Geological reconnoissance of California; Silver-ores and silver-mines; Ceramic art and glass; Life of Captain Jonathan mix, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Electricity in the
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