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A life of Matthew Fontaine Maury

by Diana Fontaine Corbin

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Published by S. Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873

  • Edition Notes

    StatementComp. by his daughter, Diana Fontaine Maury Corbin
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 326 p.
    Number of Pages326
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24183270M
    OCLC/WorldCa2187019

    (Matthew Fontaine Maury, Pathfinder of the Seas, by C.L. Lewis. by the U. S. Naval Institute) 3. This book has a good black and white photo of the monument in Richmond. Although not definitive, it appears to be a chart because of the curly shape of it. (The Pathfinder of the Seas, The Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, John W. Wayland, ). English: A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury (), compiled by his daughter Diana Fontaine Maury ity control: OCLC:

    Matthew Fontaine Maury address at the laying of the corner-stone of the University of the South, on Swanee Mountain in East Tennessee. Cited in Corbin, Diane Fontaine Maury, , A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, USN & CSN, compiled by his . Matthew Fontaine Maury was an American astronomer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, and geologist. He was born on Janu in Spotsylvania County, Virginia to parents of Dutch and French ancestry. When he was fiveyears old, his family moved to Franklin, Tennessee. He wanted to follow in the footsteps of his older.

    Jaquelin Ambler and Letters of Matthew Fontaine nd, VA: Richmond Press. pp.. Diana Fontaine Maury Corbin.A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury. While many of Maury's theories advanced in this volume have since been disproved, The Physical Geography of the Sea remains one of the seminal treatises on oceanography. Nine editions of this work have been published, the latest in Author: Matthew Fontaine Maury () Date Published: ; Publisher: Harper & Brothers.


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Dudas Minor, in whose favor this grant was made inwas an English gentleman who became the ancestor of the family of Minor in Virginia; branches of which have since moved. Matthew Fontaine Maury’s unquestioning belief that revelation in scripture and revelation in nature was in perfect harmony led him to some remarkable discoveries.

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Page 99 - Ireland, the distance between the nearest points is about 1, miles;* and the bottom of the sea between the two places is a plateau, which seems to have been placed there especially for the purpose of holding the wires of a submarine telegraph, and of keeping them out of harm's way.

It is neither too deep nor too shallow ; yet it is so deep that the wires, but once landed, will. Biography Early life and career. Maury was of Huguenot ancestry whose family can be traced back to 15th century France. Matthew Fontaine Maury's grandfather (the Reverend James Maury) was an inspiring teacher to a future U.S.

president, Thomas also had Dutch-American ethnicity from the "Minor" family of early Virginia. Maury was born in in Born: Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Matthew Fontaine Maury was born on Janu in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA.

His father, Richard Maury, was a farmer. His mother was Diane Minor. Matthew was the seventh of the nine children she raised. The Maury family was quietly religious and gathered in their home for Bible readings morning and night.

A life of Matthew Fontaine Maury Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original Pages:   In Matthew Fontaine Maury flattered himself that he was able to perform sea duty; but, fearing that the intervention of family and friends might defeat his application, he went from his residence in Fredericksburg to Richmond, and from thence he addressed the following letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Hon.

Badger:—. In "A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury; compiled by his daughter, Diana Fontaine Maury Corbin ()" she states on pages 7–8, "Matthew's father was very exact in the religious training of his family, now numbering five sons and four daughters, viz., John Minor, Mary, Walker, Matilda, Betsy, Richard Launcelot, Matthew Fontaine, Catherine, and.

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Get this from a library. A life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, U.S.N. and C.S.N., author of 'Physical geography of the sea and its meteorology.'. [Nannie Corbin; Wharton J Green; Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington,]. Matthew Fontaine Maury, (born Jan.

14,Spotsylvania county, Va., U.S.—died Feb. 1,Lexington, Va.), U.S. naval officer, pioneer hydrographer, and one of the founders of oceanography. Maury entered the navy in as a midshipman, circumnavigated the globe (–30), and in was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

In he was lamed in a. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Caskie, Jaquelin Ambler. Life and letters of Matthew Fontaine Maury. Richmond, Va., Richmond press, inc., Matthew Fontaine Maury. The American naval officer and oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury () is remembered chiefly for his The Physical Geography of the Sea ofnow recognized as the first textbook of modern oceanography.

On Jan. 14,Matthew Fontaine Maury was born near Fredericksburg, Va. Genealogy profile for Matthew F. Maury "Pathfinder of the Seas", Commodore (USN), (CSN) Matthew Fontaine Maury ( - ) - Genealogy Genealogy for Matthew Fontaine Maury ( - ) family tree on Geni, with over million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.

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Matthew Fontaine Maury: "The Pathfinder of the Seas." Annapolis, MD: U.S. Naval Institute, Matthew Fontaine Maury. "On the Navigation of Cape Horn." American Journal of Science and Arts 26 (July ), Matthew Fontaine Maury.

"Plan of an Instrument for Finding the True Lunar Distance." American Journal of Science and Arts 26 (July. The Fontaine Maury Society meeting for will be held this year in Franklin, Tennessee, on October The meeting will focus on Franklin’s founder, Abram Maury (), grandson of Mary Anne Fontaine and Matthew Maury, and Abram’s young cousin, Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury ().Matthew Fontaine Maury, USN, opens a new window opens a new window by E.

Sophonisba Hergesheimer / Public Domain By Robert Hodge. This article was first printed in the May issue of the Fredericksburg Times magazine and appears here with the author's permission. This American who is truly deserving of the terms "great" and "famous" was born Janu.

In the end, Grady's new biography on Matthew Fontaine Maury, one of the most important marine scientists of the 19th century, needs to be recommended to all readers either interested in the history of science, the nexus between the navy and oceanographic research, or even only the maritime aspects of the Civil War.