Abert, J. W. (James William), 1820-1897

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Dates:
Birth 1820-11-18
Death 1897-08-10
US
English

Biographical notes:

Army officer and university professor.

From the description of James William Abert : papers, 1861-1893. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46605135

James W. Abert, army officer and explorer, was born on November 18, 1820, in Mount Holly, New Jersey, the son of Maj. John James Abert. Following graduation from West Point, he was appointed to the Corps of Topographical Engineers. He participated in surveys and explorations of the Southwest. Following military service in the Civil War, he taught at various institutions and was president of the Examining Board of Teachers of Public Schools in Kentucky. He died in Newport, KY, in 1897.

From the description of Abert, James William, 1820-1897. Letter. 11 June, 1861. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 57655218



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Subjects:

  • Smithsonian Publications
  • Indians of North America
  • Magnetism, Terrestrial
  • Botany--History--Sources
  • Mines and mineral resources--History--Sources
  • Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862--Sources
  • Discoveries in geography--American
  • Parks--History--Sources
  • American bison
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848--Sources
  • Meteorology
  • Botany--Pictorial works
  • Natural History

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • West (U.S.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Colorado (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)