Professor Robert W. Sayles '01, curator of the Geologic Museum since 1907, died yesterday at Phillips House after an illness of more than a month.
In the thirty-seven years of the Museum's existence Professor Sayles has been its only director. He traveled widely in the interests of geology and devoted much of his time to building up the museum.
He made studies of and wrote papers about the glacial geology of the various parts of the United States and Canada, and was working on one devoted to Cape Cod at the time of his death. One of his favorite exhibits at the Museum was the relief model of "Kilauea."