Format: PDF

Finding aid URL:

Frederick Burritt Peck (1860-1925) was a professor of geology at Lafayette College from 1896 to 1925. In addition to his teaching, Peck served as an assistant geologist to the United States Geological Survey for eleven years. In 1899, Peck took part in a geological survey expedition in Wyoming sponsored by the Union Pacific Railroad Company. The collection contains more than 350 photographs and negatives documenting Peck’s travels in the American West and his work with the Union Pacific Railroad Company Fossil Field Expedition. Included in the collection are three leather-bound photograph albums of the Fossil Field Expedition. All photographs in the albums are captioned, and almost all of those in the first two albums are dated and copyrighted by Ulysses Grant Cornell of the University of Nebraska.