Photograph of Milton Whitney (1860-1927), Chief of the Bureau of Soils, posed with a map of the United States and assorted scientific apparatus. Whitney served as the first Chief of the Division of Agricultural Soil, originally a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Weather Bureau, and oversaw geography and chemistry-based surveys designed to understand, manage, conserve and sustain the nation's soil resources.
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“Milton Whitney (Chief of Bureau of Soils),” 1910–1919. Travis P. Hignett Collection of Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory Photographs, Box 3. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/8336h222n.
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