Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918

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William Morris Davis (1850-1934) was an American geographer, geologist, geomorphologist, and meteorologist, often called the "father of American geography." Grove Karl Gilbert, also known as G.K. Gilbert, was an American geologist. In 1871 he joined George M. Wheeler's geographical survey as its first geologist. He then joined the Powell Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region in 1874, becoming Powell's primary assistant, and stayed with the survey until 1879.

From the description of Letter from Grove Karl Gilbert to [William Morris] Davis, 1892? October 4. (Southern Methodist University). WorldCat record id: 463483652

Epithet: American geologist

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One of America's most famous geologists, G.K. Gilbert's studies included stratigraphy, geomorphology, structural geology. He was a geologist with the Powell and Wheeler Surveys (1871-1878), and then worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, 1879-1918. In addition, in 1898 he was one of three U.S. Geological Survey scientists who accompanied the Harriman Expedition to Alaska.

From the description of Letters to G.K. Gilbert on the occasion of his 75th birthday, May 6, 1918. $f 1918. (US Geological Survey, Denver). WorldCat record id: 29748856

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referencedIn George Alexander Louis Lebour Papers, 1852-1914 American Philosophical Society
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referencedIn Salisbury, Rollin D. Papers, 1880-1922 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Lawson, Andrew C. (Andrew Cowper), 1861-1952. California State Earthquake Investigation Commission photographs from the Andrew C. Lawson collection [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn A Souvenir of the Harriman Alaska Expedition, May-August 1899 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
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referencedIn Marsh, Othniel Charles, 1831-1899. Othniel Charles Marsh papers, 1817-1899 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Papers of James Geikie and his family, 1872-1917 Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Alpheus Hyatt II Papers, 1854-1958 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935. Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh Harriman Alaska expedition journal and associated lantern slides, 1899. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Austin, Charles A. Charles A. Austin business letterbooks, 1900-1912. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Chamberlin, Thomas C. (Thomas Chrowder), 1843-1928. Papers, 1880-1928 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection Bancroft Library
referencedIn Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935. Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh Harriman Alaska expedition journal and associated lantern slides, 1899. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf University of California, Berkeley. Seismological Laboratory. Berkeley Seismological Laboratory collection on the California earthquake of April 18, 1906 [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918. Letters to G.K. Gilbert on the occasion of his 75th birthday, May 6, 1918. $f 1918. U.S. Geological Survey Library, Denver, USGS Denver
referencedIn Salisbury, Rollin D., 1858-1922. Papers, 1880-1922. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Louis Agassiz correspondence and other papers, 1821-1877. Houghton Library.
referencedIn California State Earthquake Investigation Commission photographs from the Andrew C. Lawson collection, 1900-1910, bulk 1906 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918. Letter from Grove Karl Gilbert to [William Morris] Davis, 1892? October 4. Southern Methodist University, DeGolyer Library
creatorOf Andrews, C. W. (Charles William), 1862-1940. [Collected papers by various scientists]. American Museum of Natural History
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Birth 1843-05-06

Death 1918-05-01

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