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Clarence King (1842–1901)

King, Clarence. An American writer on geology; born at Newport, RI, Jan. 6, 1842; died at Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 24, 1901. He did valuable work as a member of the California State Geological Survey and was first director of the U.S. Government Survey. His best-known book ‘Mountaineering in the Sierras’ (1871) is not merely a contribution to technical knowledge, but a brilliant literary performance.