Pumpelly, Raphael, 1837-1923

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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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creatorOf Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949. Papers of Bailey Willis, 1856-1957 (bulk 1880-1949). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIf, 1866-1886 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 52: Assistant Secretary, Incoming Correspondenc.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 60: Meteorological Project, 1849 1875.
referencedIn Henry Villard business papers, 1862-1928 (inclusive), 1870-1900 (bulk) Baker Library, Harvard Business School
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Hague, James D. (James Duncan), 1836-1908. Papers of James D. Hague, 1824-1936. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Robinson, Samuel, 1825-1907. Diary and letter, 1861. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
creatorOf Rominger, Carl Ludwig, 1820-1907. [Maps by C. Rominger], 1873-1876. State Archive of Michigan
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referencedIn Hiram B. Crosby journal, Crosby, Hiram B. journal, 1872 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Handwriting samples of naturalists and others, ca. 1800-1970 (inclusive) Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Spencer F. Baird Papers (Mc 2000.11).
referencedIn Pumpelly family. Pumpelly-Willett family papers, 1799-1954. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Merrill, George P. (George Perkins), 1854-1929. George P. Merrill correspondence and autographs, 1803-1926. Library of Congress
referencedIn North American Review, papers, ca.1842-1868. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Pumpelly, Raphael, 1837-1923. Letter : Newport, R.I., to Wilfred H. Munro, 1887 Nov. 22 Brown University, Brown University Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. James Henry Coffin Papers.
creatorOf Ayler, Maynard F. [Independence mining properties, Pitkin County, Colorado]. Colorado School of Mines, Arthur Lakes Library
creatorOf Stowell, Edmund Channing, 1866-. Letters received, 1911-1919. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Pumpelly, Raphael, 1837-1923. Papers of Raphael Pumpelly, 1839-1916. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Correspondence, 1800-1932. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn Villard, Henry, 1835-1900. Henry Villard business papers, 1862-1900 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Brooks, T. B. (Thomas Benton), 1836-1900. Geological survey of Michigan. Pl. II. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn George P. Merrill Correspondence and Autographs, 1803-1926 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919. Business records, 1799-1919 (inclusive), 1870-1919 (bulk). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
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referencedIn J.P. Lesley Papers, 1826-1898 American Philosophical Society
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referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIg, 1887-1891 American Philosophical Society
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Asia, Central
United States
Rhode Island--Providence
Rhode Island
Mines and Mineral Resources
National Museum
Smithsonian Exchange
Smithsonian Publications
Ethnology Archaeology Anthropology
Scientific expeditions
Exchanges Of Publications
Scientific publications
National Academy of Sciences


Birth 1837-09-08

Death 1923-08-10




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