Greely, Adolphus W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1965

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1844-03-27
Death 1935-10-20
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Adolphus Washington Greely (b. March 27, 1844, Newburyport, Massachusetts-d. October 20, 1935, Washington, D.C.) served throughout the American Civil War and remained in the army at its close. In 1881 he was appointed to lead the United States International Polar Year Expedition, 1881-1884 to Ellesmere Island. He retired from the Army in 1908 and died in Washington in 1935

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Subjects:

  • Science and state
  • Ute Indians
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes--California--San Francisco
  • Military supplies
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895
  • Radio
  • Disaster relief--California--San Francisco
  • Science and state--United States
  • Telegraph
  • Fires--California--San Francisco
  • Military administration
  • Disaster relief
  • Bookplates--Collectors and collecting
  • Ship's papers--19th century
  • Military telegraph
  • Fires
  • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906

Occupations:

  • Explorers
  • Army officers
  • Authors
  • Collector

Places:

  • Washington, D. C., DC, US
  • Newburyport, MA, US