Pumpelly, Raphael, 1837-1923

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Birth 1837-09-08
Death 1923-08-10
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Raphael Pumpelly (1837-1923), American geologist and explorer, studied at the Royal School of Mines in Freiberg. He accepted a post in 1861 as a geologist for the Japanese government, and served two years in that position before traveling on through China, Mongolia, and Russia. He returned to the U.S. to study iron and copper deposits in Michigan and the Lake Superior district and from 1884-89 served as head of the New England division of the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1903 and 1904 he led expeditions to Turkestan under the auspices of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Pumpelly's wife, Eliza Frances Shephard Pumpelly, whom he had married in 1869, died in 1915, eight years before he died in Newport, Rhode Island in 1923.

From the description of Papers of Raphael Pumpelly, 1839-1916. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122510055

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Subjects:

  • Mines and Mineral Resources
  • Geologists--Archives
  • National Museum
  • Architecture
  • Smithsonian Exchange
  • Smithsonian Publications
  • Indians
  • Meteorology
  • Geology
  • Ethnology Archaeology Anthropology
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Manuscripts--English
  • Exchanges Of Publications
  • Scientific publications
  • National Academy of Sciences

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  • Asia, Central (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • Rhode Island--Providence (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Mongolia (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Rhode Island (as recorded)
  • Russia (as recorded)
  • Asia (as recorded)