WILLIAM JOHN MCGEE (1853-1912) SIGNED QUOTE, “W. J. McGee, St. Louis, Mar. 5, 1906”, on a card 4 x 2.5, by the American inventor, geologist, anthropologist, and ethnologist. He invented and patented several improvements on agricultural implements. From 1877-81 he turned his attention to geology and executed a topographic and geological survey of a large area of northeastern Iowa, undertook an examination of the loess of the Mississippi Valley, researched the great Quatemary lakes of Nevada and California, studied a recent fault movement in the middle Atlantic slope, was a geologist for the United States Geological Survey, and studied earthquake disturbances in Charleston, South Carolina. Later, he was in charge of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1893-1903). In 1904 he was chief of the Department of Anthropology. He was also the acting president of the American Association for the advancement of Science and president of the National Geographic Society (1904-05). He was also the author of a number of publications in his areas of scientific interest. His handwritten quote, in full: “Acknowledge extends inward from (?) to man, as sympathy reaches outward from self to others.” The card is in fine condition, with minor age toning.