Prof. Jaggar Leaves for Mt. Vesuvius
Professor T. A. Jaggar, Jr., '93, of the Department of Geology, will start from New York at 10 o'clock this morning on the "Touraine" for Naples. He will sail first for Havre, whence he will proceed to Paris and then to Naples. Professor Jaggar will proceed as a representative of Mr. Alexander Agassiz, director of the University Museum, for the purpose of making a careful study of the phenomena of the present eruption of Mt. Vesuvius as compared with those of Mt. Pelee in 1902, with which he became intimately acquainted. While at Naples Professor Jaggar will make a collection of rocks and volcanic deposits, and will photograph any of the main features that may be of interest. He will also consult with other scientists who are there for the purpose of acquiring notes which shall hear on the dynamical conditions that brought about the present eruption.
During the terrible disaster at Mt. Pelee in 1902 Professor Jaggar was sent forward on the first government relief ship that left this country, and while there made an exhaustive research into the natural phenomena which caused the eruption.