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James Deane in Edward Hitchcock (1858)
I suspect that the research into James Deane readily uncovered the discussion
of him by Edward Hitchcock in "The Sandstone of the Connecticut Valley"
(Boston: 1858), but I mention it anyway. After 3 fleeting mentions of Deane
in the body of the text, Hitchcock concludes his work with a 9 page (191-199)
refutation of claims that Deane's scientific study of Ct. Valley tracks had
preceded Hitchcock's. The tone is one of high pique.
Incidently, the following works by Deane are cited in Hitchcock's
The one exception is the entry preceded by asterisks (***) which is an
article by Hitchcock which seems to mark the first public volley between the
two men -- presumably in 1844 or 45.
On the Fossil Footmarks of Turner's Falls, Mass. By James Deane, M.D. 5
pages and 2 plates. American Journal of Science, vol. 46, p. 73. April 1844.
On the Discovery of Fossil Footmarks. By James Deane, M.D. American Journal
of Science, vol. 47, p. 381. 10 pages.
***Rejoinder to the Preceding Article. By Edward Hitchcock. Same work and
volume, p. 390. 10 pages.
Answer to the Rejoinder of Professor Hitchcock. By J. Deane. Same work and
volume, p. 399. 3 pages.
Description of Fossil Footprints in the New Red Sandstone of the Connecticut
Valley. By James Deane. American Journal of Science, vol. 48, p. 158.
April 1845. 10 pages and 1 plate.
Notice of a new Species of Batrachian Footmark. By James Deane. American
Journal of Science, vol. 49, p. 216.
Fossil Footmarks and Rain Drops. By James Deane. American Journal of
Science, vol. 49, p. 213. 3 pages.
Notice of New Fossil Footprints. By James Deane. American Journal of
Science, vol. 3, new series, p. 74. 6 pages. May 1847.
Fossil Footprints. Reclamation. By Dr. J. Deane. American Journal of
Science, vol. 4, new series, p. 448.
Fossil Footprint of a new species of Quadruped. By James Deane. American
Journal of Science, vol. 5, new series, p. 40. May 1848. 1 page and a
Illustrations of Fossil Footprints of the Valley of the Connecticut. By
James Deane. In the Transactions of the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences, vol. 4. 16 pages with 9 quarto plates. 1849.
On the Sandstone Fossils of Connecticut River. By James Deane. 6 quarto
pages with 3 plates in the Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, second
series, vol. 3. March 1856.