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Maryland Geological Survey, Volume 1, 1897
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Streets, which had been recently vacated by the Maryland Club, was
presented, through the generosity of Mr. Enoch Pratt, to the Academy.
In the halls of this large edifice extensive collections which illustrate
the natural resources of the state are being brought together at the
present time under the direction of Professor Uhler and his co-laborers.


The intimate relationship which exists between the soils of a region
and the underlying rocks from which they are derived has been already
pointed out in an earlier chapter. It is important therefore that
something should be said regarding the agencies which have been
active in their study and development in more recent years.

The student of agriculture necessarily comes in touch at many points
with the same problems that the geologist has to deal with, and much
can be accomplished as a result of their co-operation for the agricul-
tural needs of the community. More and more the classification of
soil types is coming to be recognized as resting upon the geological
discrimination of the underlying formations.

The Maryland Agricultural College and Agricultural Experiment
Station have been most efficient factors in the investigation of our
soils, and their relations to the development of knowledge regarding
the physical features of the state of Maryland will be briefly con-
sidered in the following pages.


The Maryland Agricultural was the second technical agricultural
college established in the United States. It owes its inception to
the wisdom and energy of a party of Maryland gentlemen who,
recognizing the great advantage to agriculture and to the state of
suitable provision for scientific training for the sons of farmers, peti-
tioned the Legislature in 1856 for an act of incorporation of an agri-
cultural college.

The petition was met by an act of the General Assembly of Mary-

1 Information furnished by President R. W. Silvester.


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