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1 October 2003 Edward Drinker Cope, Professor Paleozoic and Buffalo Land
Jane P. Davidson
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William E. Webb's 1872 book Buffalo Land, written for the Kansas Pacific Railroad, was a typical railroad advertising publication with one exception. Webb's fictional story of a group of Kansas adventurers included a paleontologist probably based on the person of Webb's friend, Edward Drinker Cope. The book also includes most of a scientific paper written by Cope and given to Webb for use in Buffalo Land. Cope may be seen as a co-author of Webb's book. Cope's contributions to Buffalo Land and his association with Webb are discussed in detail.

Jane P. Davidson "Edward Drinker Cope, Professor Paleozoic and Buffalo Land," Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 106(3), 177-191, (1 October 2003).[0177:EDCPPA]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 October 2003
19th-century Kansas paleontology
Edward Drinker Cope
Kansas history
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