JACKSON, Charles Thomas.
(1805 – 1880)
Jackson obtained his medical degree from Harvard in 1829. He was interested in geology as well as medicine and chemistry and he made several geological surveys of various parts of New England between 1837 and 1844. Always a quarralsome type with a touch of madness underneath the surface, he went mad in 1873 and never recovered.
Biographical references: ABA: I 830, 362-386. Adams, Dictionary of American Authors, 1904. American Chemists & Chemical Engineers: 1, 245-6 [by B.E. Schaar]. Appleton Cyclopedia of American Biography. Drake, Dictionary of American Biography, 1872. Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography. National Cyclopedia of American Biography. Poggendorff: 1, cols. 1176 & 1575-6. WBI.
1. English, 1832.
Remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the peninsula of Nova Scotia accompanied by a colored map, illustrative of the structure of the country, and by several views of its scenery by Charles T. Jackson and Francis Alger [from the Memoirs of the American Academy.] Cambridge, E.W. Metcalf, 1832.
8°: , 116 p.,  leaves of plates (some folded), illus., colored map. Page size: 220 x 270 mm.
Very scarce. Co-authored with Francis Alger.
Bibliographical references: NUC. USGS Library Catalog.
2. English, 1844.
Final Report | On The | Geology And Mineralogy | Of The | State Of New Hampshire; With Contributions Towards The | Improvement Of Agriculture | And | Metallurgy. | By Charles T. Jackson, M.D. | [double rule] | Published by order of the Legislature. | [ornament] | Concord, N.H. | Carroll & Baker, State Printers. | . . . . . . . . . . | 1844.
4°: [i]-viii, -376 p., errata, 2 color folding charts, 1 folding map, 7 plates, many intertextual plates.
Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-v, "Laws Of The Legislature Of New Hampshire..."; vi-viii, "Introductory Letter To The Governor."-signed Charles T. Jackson, June 1844.; -370, Text.; -375, "Index."; 376, "Errata."
Very scarce. A large compilation of mostly northern New Hampshire geology and mineralogy together with lore that includes cheese and corn production on Cow Island and a letter about the Canterbury Shakers. The frontispiece is a grand view of the itinerant preacher in Jaffrey with Mt. Monadnock in the background. Also bound in at back are two large folded colored drawings of geological sections of New Hampshire landscape.
Bibliographical references: NUC. USGS Library Catalog..