THE installation of a seismograph at Utah State Agricultural College was made possible through a gift from the estate of the late Thomas E. Oldham, an English-born resident of Logan, who died in 1938 (“The Oldham Seismograph station at Utah State Agricultural College, Logan, Utah”, by J. Stewart Williams, Bull. Seis. Soc. Amer., 32, No. 1, January, 1942). The name is a very happy one in view of the history of seismology, though the late Thomas E. Oldham of Utah bears no known relationship to Thomas Oldham of the Geological Survey of India (1816-1878), and R. D. Oldham his son (1858-1936), who first recognized the longitudinal and transverse character of the two types of preliminary waves of an earthquake.
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