Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921

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Ornithologist, Curator in the Dept. of Mammalogy and Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History.

From the description of Correspondence, 1870-1920, 1899-1903 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155513490

Ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History.

From the description of Correspondence, 1868-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155510520

Canadian geologist Robert Bell directed the Geological Survey of Canada from 1901-1906.

From the guide to the Robert Bell correspondence, 1874-1908, 1874-1908, (American Philosophical Society)

Joel Asaph Allen was a museum curator, ornithologist, zoologist, taxonomist and writer. He was curator in the American Museum of Natural History's Dept. of Mammalogy and Ornithology, 1885-1920.

Allen began collecting and classifying birds at the age of 13. He studied at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) and became a staff member in 1871, meanwhile participating in the 1865-1866 Thayer Expedition to Brazil, on which he collected bird and mammal skins, geological specimens, fishes, reptiles and other vertebrates. Allen also participated in several U.S. expeditions, collecting, surveying and making scientific observations. At the AMNH, Allen increasingly concentrated his attention on acquisitions, research and writing, and editorial work, cataloging thousands of specimens of birds and mammals in the museum's collections and providing editorial supervision for the Bulletin of the AMNH and the Memoirs of the AMNH. He was the first president of the American Ornithologists' Union for seven years from its formation in 1883, and was editor of The Auk for 27 years.

From the description of Correspondence, 1870-1919 (bulk 1899-1902). (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 55497181

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creatorOf Steere, Joseph Beal, 1842-1940. Joseph B. Steere papers, 1861-1941. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921. Correspondence, 1868-1900. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Robinson, Wirt, b. 1864. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916. Correspondence, 1883-1915. American Museum of Natural History
creatorOf Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960. Papers, 1912-1944 (bulk 1919-1940). American Museum of Natural History
creatorOf Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921. Correspondence, 1870-1919 (bulk 1899-1902). American Museum of Natural History
creatorOf Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921. [Certificates of membership in various scientific and historical societies : presented to Joel Asaph Allen]. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Joseph Beal Steere Papers, 1861-1941 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921. Birds of New England : 25 articles from the New England farmer, Aug. 1860-Jan. 1863 / by Joel Asaph Allen. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Lawrence, George Newbold, 1806-1895. George N. Lawrence collection of ornithological correspondence, 1865-1894. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921. Correspondence, 1870-1920, 1899-1903 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921. J. A. Allen papers, 1882-1884. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf J. A. Allen Papers, 1883-1884 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Lawrence, George N. (George Newbold), 1806-1895. Correspondence, 1847-1894 (bulk 1865-1894). American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Bell, Robert, 1841-1917. Correspondence, 1874-1908. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Robert Bell correspondence, 1874-1908, 1874-1908 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel J. May diary, 1860. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Dodge, Richard Irving, 1827-1895. Letter : to Prof. J. A. Allen / by Richard Irving Dodge, 1877 Sep 16. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Steere, Joseph B. (Joseph Beal), 1842-1940. Steere, Joseph B. papers, 1861-1941. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899. Letters, 1882 Sept. 28, Nov. 6, Washington, D.C. to [J.A.] Allen. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel J. May diary, 1867. Cornell University Library
creatorOf McClary, Jane McIlvaine. Papers of Jane McIlvaine McClary [manuscript] 1946-1967. University of Virginia. Library
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New England
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
United States
New England
Russia (Federation)--Siberia
Subject
Geology--Canada
Mammals--Collection and preservation
Herpetology--Research
Turtles--Collection and preservation
Amphibians--Identification
Natural history museums
Zoologists--Correspondence
Reptiles--Identification
Ornithology--Field work
Eskimos--Canada
Mammalogy--Field work
Birds
Game protection
Birds--Collection and preservation
Ornithologists--Correspondence
Amphibians--Collection and preservation
Natural history museum curators--Correspondence
Museums--Acquisitions
Reptiles--Collection and preservation
Hunting--Public opinion
Scientific expeditions
Birds--Classification
Ichthyology--Field work
Mammals--Classification
Geography--Canada
Fishes--Collection and preservation
Hunting guns
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Museum curators
Ornithologists
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Birth 1838-07-19

Death 1921-08-29

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