Palmer, T. S. (Theodore Sherman), 1868-1955

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Naturalist, author and ornithologist.

From the description of Papers of T. S. Palmer, 1877-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84163135

Theodore Sherman Palmer was a naturalist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture who led the first Death Valley expedition in 1891.

From the description of Papers of Theodore Sherman Palmer, 1849-1954. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122559971

Theodore Sherman Palmer (1868 - 1955) collected for the US Biological Survey under US Department of Agriculture. He traveled and collected California, including Death Valley during 1880's. His field work is documented in the Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Field Book Project: Person : Description : rid_595_pid_EACP592

Biographical Note

  • 1868, Jan. 26: Born, Oakland, Calif.
  • 1888: A.B., University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
  • 1890: Member, scientific research expedition, Death Valley, California
  • 1890 - 1933 : Held various posts with United States Biological Survey
  • 1895: M.D., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1905 - 1935 : Vice president, National Association of Audubon Societies
  • 1911: Married Bertha M. Ellis
  • 1917 - 1937 : Secretary, American Ornithologists Union
  • 1933: Appointed associate in zoology, United States National Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • 1955, July 23: Died, Washington, D. C.

From the guide to the T. S. Palmer Papers, 1877-1954, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Ornithologists' Union. corporateBody
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Goodwin, Theodore R., 1877-1969. person
associatedWith Jayhawker Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Koenig, George. person
associatedWith Manly, William Lewis, b. 1820. person
correspondedWith Oberholser, Harry C. (Harry Church), 1870-1963. person
associatedWith Palmer, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Palmer, Harold King, 1878- person
associatedWith Palmer, Harriet Day. person
associatedWith The Jayhawker party corporateBody
associatedWith Wheat, Carl I. (Carl Irving), 1892-1966. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Conservation of natural resources
Game protection
Scientific expeditions
Ornithology--Societies, etc


Birth 1868-01-26

Death 1955-07-24





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