Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1884-01-26
Death 1960-03-11
English

Biographical notes:

Zoologist, explorer, and author.

From the description of Roy Chapman Andrews correspondence, 1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449556

Naturalist and explorer, leader of the Asiatic Zoological Expeditions and the Central Asiatic Expeditions, director of American Museum of Natural History from 1935 to 1941.

From the description of Journals of expeditions to Mongolia from 1919 to 1930 [microform] / Roy Chapman Andrews. 1919-1930. (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 40976751

From the description of Journals of expeditions to Mongolia from 1919 to 1930 / Roy Chapman Andrews. 1919-1930. (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 17591175

American naturalist and explorer.

From the description of Letters : Peking, China, to Henry Grier Bryant, Philadelphia, Pa., 1927 June 21 and 1929 June 20. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 31860765

Roy Chapman Andrews was an explorer and paleontologist, director of the American Museum of Natural History from 1935 to 1942.

Andrews began as a volunteer janitor and self-taught taxidermist at the museum in 1906. His first expedition was to the Pacific Coast to study marine mammals; he went on to explore in Alaska, Japan and Korea, and, aboard the U.S.S. Albatross, the East Indies. Andrews made over 20 expeditions, but his most famous were the Asiatic Zoological Expeditions, especially the third, from 1921 to 1930, known as the Central Asiatic Expeditions, which traveled to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and China. These produced major discoveries, including skeletons of the extinct rhinoceros Indricotherium (originally named Baluchitherium), the oldest and largest land mammals known at that time; and the first recognized finding of dinosaur eggs. Andrews' first wife, Yvette Borup, traveled with him and photographed his early expeditions.

From the description of Papers, 1912-1944 (bulk 1919-1940). (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 55663287

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Subjects:

  • Natural history museums--History--Sources
  • Paleontology
  • Central Asiatic expeditions of the American museum of natural history
  • Explorers
  • Dinosaurs--Eggs
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Geology
  • Whales
  • Paleontologists--Correspondence
  • Eggs, Fossil
  • Indricotherium

Occupations:

  • Explorers
  • Zoologists
  • Authors

Places:

  • Asia, Central (as recorded)
  • Mongolia (as recorded)
  • Mongolia (as recorded)
  • Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) (as recorded)
  • North Pacific Ocean (as recorded)
  • Korea (as recorded)
  • British Columbia (as recorded)
  • Gobi (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • East Asia (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Asia, Central (as recorded)
  • Mongolia (as recorded)
  • Gobi Desert (Mongolia and China) (as recorded)
  • Mongolia (as recorded)