Greely, Adolphus W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935

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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 the war's 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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referencedIn Abbe, Cleveland, 1838-1916. Cleveland Abbe papers, 1851-1952. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn McClain, Charles S. Papers, 1884-1944. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn List of men who died at Cape Sabine, undated. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Henry T. Mayo Papers, 1866-1972, (bulk 1900-1918) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Greely, Adolphus Washington, 1844-1935. Adolphus W. Greely Papers, 1844-1871, 1908-1909. Phillips Library (Peabody Essex Museum)
referencedIn Frederick, Julius R., 1852-1904. Papers, ca. 1874-1978 (bulk 1881-1904). Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. The Adolphus W. Greely papers, 1864-1935. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Vol. XXXIII, 1870-1898.includes:ff. 1-28, 66 George Robert Charles Herbert, 13th Earl of Pembroke: Letters to Mary Gladstone: 1870-1881.ff. 32-304 b passim Sir George Grove, musicologist: Letters to Mary Gladstone: 1873-1894.f. 42 Joseph Joachi..., 1870-1898 British Library
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935,. General A.W. Greely photograph collection [graphic], 1900-1905. Alaska State Library
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn United States. Army. Signal Corps. Report of cable operations, U.S. cable-ship Burnside : Alaskan and Alaskan-Washington cables, Jan. 1903 to Nov. 1904, 1903-1904. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Aldolphus Washington), 1844-1935. Letter, 1929 Dec. 27, to Harold G. Rugg / A.W. Greely. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff. 1903 - 2009. Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Military Personnel, Defense Department and Other Government Officials, Royalty, and Heads of State United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Harry Payne Whitney Collection of Letters of William C. Whitney, 1757-1942, (bulk 1883-1904) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn San Francisco earthquake photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Schaefler, Sam, 1920-,. Historical and Literary Letters and Documents, 1674-197-. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904. The Harry Payne Whitney collection of William Collins Whitney correspondence, 1757-1942 (bulk 1883-1904). Library of Congress
referencedIn George W. Goethals Papers, 1890-1954, (bulk 1907-1927) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf United States. Army. Signal Corps. Signal Corps Historians' Collection, 1870-1971 (bulk 1940-1969). U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Grosvenor, Edwin A. (Edwin Augustus), 1845-1936. Grosvenor family papers, 1827-1981 (bulk 1872-1964). Library of Congress
referencedIn Gratz, Simon. Alphabetical collection, 1677-1910. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Mayo, Henry T. (Henry Thomas), 1856-1937. Papers of Henry T. Mayo, 1866-1972 (bulk 1900-1918). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stuart, George E. George E. Stuart collection of archaeological and other materials, 1733-2006. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Allen, James. James Allen photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Gillman" to "Halpine". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Mayo, Henry T. (Henry Thomas), 1856-1937. Papers, 1866-1972 (bulk 1900-1918). Library of Congress
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Jones, Bassett, collector. Bassett Jones records, 1818-1938. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Breckinridge Family Papers, 1752-1965 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn George Sabin Gibbs Papers, 1896-1947 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. A.W. Greely papers, 1753-1959 (bulk 1880-1935). Library of Congress
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Adolphus Greely collection, 1912-1927 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. Letter to Messrs. Roberts Bros. Washington, DC. 1896 Oct. 15. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Collection of autographs and portraits, [18- - - 19- -]. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Stickney, William, 1878-1924. Papers, 1897-1930. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Bryant, Henry G. (Henry Grier), 1859-1932. Correspondence books, 1897-1913. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. Adolphus Washington Greely letters to S. S. McClure 1890-1892. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hoadley, Frederick H. Journal, 1882. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Miscellany, ca. 1680-1900. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Vol. CCCCXX (ff. 248). Oct.-Dec. 1888.includes:f. 1 Sir Robert Arundell Hudson, GBE; political organizer: Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1888.ff. 3, 94 Sir Balthazar Walter Foster, 1st Baron Ilkeston 1910; MP; physician: Correspondence with W. E. G... British Library
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. Papers, 1876-1973. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Frederick F. Kislingbury collection, Kislingbury, Frederick F. collection, 1881-1919, 1881-1891 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Brainerd, Betty, 1888-1984. Papers, 1895-1963. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. Letters, 1912, to Charles W. Furlong. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. Letter, 1886, May 5 : Washington, D.C., to Mr. Bowen. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Grosvenor Family Papers, 1827-1981, (bulk 1872-1964) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes, 1846-1932. Breckinridge family papers, 1752-1965. Library of Congress
referencedIn Gibbs, George Sabin, 1875-1947. George Sabin Gibbs papers, 1896-1947. Library of Congress
referencedIn Todd, A. L. (Alden L.), 1918-. Papers, 1959-1961. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Murphy, Robert Cushman, 1887-1973. Papers, ca. 1907-1973. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Augustus Mendon Lord collection, Lord (Augustus Mendon) collection, (bulk 1876-1908), 1778-1908 John Hay Library, Special Collections
creatorOf Sherman, Edwin Allen, 1829-1914. Edwin Allen Sherman papers, 1872-1971, (bulk 1896-1913). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Robert Cushman Murphy journals, 1907-1971, 1907-1971 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection The Bancroft Library. Berkeley, California 94720-6000
referencedIn Washington Irving Chambers Papers, 1871-1943, (bulk 1911-1919) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Plummer, E. H. Letters to E.H. Plummer, 1906, May 11-28. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Hotze, Henry, 1833-1887. Papers of Henry Hotze [manuscript], 1861-1866, 1959-1972. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Adolphus Greely collection, 1912-1927 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Gunsaulus, Frank Wakeley, 1856-1921. Letter to H. P. Harrison. Chicago, IL. 1917 February 1. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Weather Bureau. 1735 - 1989. Letters Received
referencedIn Henry Clay Family Papers, 1732-1927, (bulk 1814-1852) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. Handbook of Alaska; proofsheets. National Geographic Society Library
creatorOf Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935. Scrapbooks of articles, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, etc., principally on polar and sub-polar countries, regions, peoples and subjects published mainly between 1885 and 1929, as well as the literature on polar exploration and explorers for the same period. National Geographic Society Library
referencedIn Johnson, P. W. Diary, 1884 May 1--August 27. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf A. W. Greely Papers, 1753-1997, (bulk 1880-1935) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Chambers, Washington Irving, 1856-1934. Washington Irving Chambers papers, 1871-1943 (bulk 1911-1919). Library of Congress
referencedIn Elihu Root Papers, 1863-1937, (bulk 1899-1937) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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associatedWith Abbe, Cleveland, 1838-1916. person
associatedWith Adolphus Washington Greely person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
correspondedWith Allen, Henry T. (Henry Tureman), 1859-1930 person
associatedWith Allen, James. person
correspondedWith Amundsen, Roald, 1872-1928 person
associatedWith Amundsen Roald Engelbrecht Gravning 1872-1928 person
associatedWith Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887. person
correspondedWith Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922 person
correspondedWith Biederbick, Henry, -1916 person
correspondedWith Biederbick, Henry, d. 1916 person
associatedWith Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930. person
correspondedWith Brainard, David L. (David Legge), 1856-1946 person
associatedWith Brainerd, Betty, 1888-1984. person
correspondedWith Breckinridge family family
associatedWith Bruce William Speirs 1867-1921 person
associatedWith Bryant, Henry G. (Henry Grier), 1859-1932. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Chambers, Washington Irving, 1856-1934. person
correspondedWith Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917 person
associatedWith Clark, Charles Lamartine, b. 1851 person
associatedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 person
correspondedWith Colby, Frank Moore, 1865-1925 person
correspondedWith Connell, Maurice person
associatedWith Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
correspondedWith Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
founderOf Explorers Club corporateBody
correspondedWith Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930 person
associatedWith Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959 person
associatedWith Frederick, Julius R., 1852-1904. person
correspondedWith Frelinghuysen, Frederick T. (Frederick Theodore), 1817-1885 person
associatedWith Furlong, Charles Wellington, 1874-1967. person
correspondedWith Gardiner, Minnie L. person
associatedWith Garlington, Ernest A. (Ernest Albert), 1853-1934. person
correspondedWith Gibbs, George Sabin, 1875-1947. person
correspondedWith Glassford, William A. (William Alexander) person
correspondedWith Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928 person
associatedWith Gratz, Simon. person
associatedWith Greeley family. family
associatedWith Greeley family. family
associatedWith Greely Adolphus Washington 1844-1935 person
associatedWith Greely, Henrietta Hudson Cruger Nesmith. person
associatedWith Greely, Henrietta Hudson Cruger Nesmith. Henrietta Hudson Cruger Nesmith Greely papers. 1878-1918 person
associatedWith Grosvenor family family
correspondedWith Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1875-1966 person
associatedWith Gunsaulus, Frank Wakeley, 1856-1921. person
memberOf Hayes Arctic Expedition (1860-1861) corporateBody
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
correspondedWith Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887 person
associatedWith Hoadley, Frederick H. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Hotze, Henry, 1833-1887. person
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
memberOf International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska (1881-1883) corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, P. W. person
associatedWith Jones, Bassett, collector. person
memberOf Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (1881-1884) corporateBody
correspondedWith Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906 person
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. person
correspondedWith Long, Francis, -1916 person
correspondedWith Long, Francis, d. 1916 person
associatedWith Lord, Augustus Mendon, 1861-1941 person
associatedWith Lord, Augustus Mendon, 1861-1941 person
correspondedWith Marconi, Guglielmo, marchese, 1874-1937 person
associatedWith Mawson Douglas 1882-1958 person
associatedWith Mayo, Henry T. (Henry Thomas), 1856-1937. person
associatedWith McClain, Charles S. person
associatedWith McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949, person
correspondedWith Melville, George W. (George Wallace), 1841-1912 person
associatedWith Miles Bros. corporateBody
associatedWith Mill Hugh Robert 1861-1950 person
correspondedWith Mitchell, William, 1879-1936 person
associatedWith Morris, Ralph, collector. person
associatedWith Murphy, Robert Cushman, 1887-1973. person
associatedWith National Geographic Society (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nesmith family. family
associatedWith Nesmith family. family
associatedWith Operti, Albert, 1852-1927. person
associatedWith Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920. person
associatedWith Plummer, E. H. person
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937 person
associatedWith Rudmose-Brown Robert Neal 1879-1954 person
associatedWith Rugg, Harold Goddard, 1883-1957. person
associatedWith Schaefler, Sam, 1920-, person
correspondedWith Scribner, Charles, 1854-1930 person
associatedWith Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922. person
associatedWith Sherman, Edwin Allen, 1829-1914. person
associatedWith Stickney, William, 1878-1924. person
associatedWith Stuart, George E. person
correspondedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
associatedWith Todd, A. L. (Alden L.), 1918- person
memberOf United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Department of the Columbia. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Dept. of the Columbia. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Northern Division. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Pacific Division (1904-1911) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Signal Corps. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Signal Corps. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Civil Service Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith United States International Polar Year Expedition Canada Ellesmere Island 1881-1884 corporateBody
associatedWith United States (Schooner) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Weather Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitney, Harry Payne, 1872-1930 person
associatedWith Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington, D. C. DC US
Newburyport MA US
Subject
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
Occupation
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Army officers
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Birth 1844-03-27

Death 1935-10-20

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