Taylor, Thomas Griffith, 1880–1963

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Epithet: Professor of Geography at Toronto University

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Thomas Griffith Taylor was born on 1 December 1880 in Essex. His family emigrated to Australia in 1893 and he was educated there, reading geology and physics at the University of Sydney. After teaching for two years, he spent three years as an Exhibition Science Research Scholar in geology at Cambridge University.

He was selected as senior geologist for the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott), during the expedition he explored extensively among the mountains and glaciers of the Royal Society Range and Dry Valleys west of McMurdo Sound.

After the expedition, he returned to Australia to become lecturer in geography at Melbourne University, after which he held chairs in geography at Sydney University (1917-1918), the University of Chicago (1929-1935) and the University of Toronto (1936-1951).

He was a foundation member of the Australian National Research Council, president of the American, Australian and Canadian Institutes of Geographers and an active member of many other societies. He died in Sydney on 5 November 1963.

Published work With Scott, the silver lining by Thomas Griffith Taylor, Smith, Elder & Co. London (1916) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1910-1913] and Journeyman Taylor, the education of a scientist by Thomas Griffith Taylor (abridged and edited by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor), Robert Hale, London (1958) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Taylor, T. G.] and Antarctic adventure and research by Thomas Griffith Taylor, D. Appleton & Co. New York (1930) SPRI Library Shelf (7)

From the guide to the Thomas Griffith Taylor collection, 1910-1962, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

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referencedIn Walter Atack collection, 1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn John Robert Francis Wild collection, 1873-1939 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Taylor, Thomas Griffith, 1880-1963. Letter, 1916 Feb. 24, Melbourne, to Prof. [W.H.] Hobbs [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Thomas Griffith Taylor collection, 1910-1962 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Edgar Evans collection, 1911 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf SCOTT DIARIES. Vol. XIII (ff. iv+16). Sledging orders, etc., in letter form, to Thomas Griffith Taylor, Expedition geologist (ff. 1-3), followed by instructions to the Commanding Officers of the 'Terra Nova', etc.; Dec. 1910-Jan. 1911.includes:ff. 1-... British Library
creatorOf Taylor, Thomas Griffith, 1880-1963. Inscription, to W.H. Hobbs, 1929. University of Michigan
creatorOf Taylor, Thomas Griffith, 1880-1963. Letters, 1945-1946, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Charles T Harrisson collection, 1911-1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Walter Henry Hannam collection, 1911-1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Douglas Mawson collection, 1903-1948 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913, 1885-1913 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Ellsworth Huntington papers, 1779-1952, 1890-1947 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Eric Norman Webb collection, 1912-1965 Scott Polar Research Institute
creatorOf Taylor, Thomas Griffith, 1880-1963. Transcription of Antarctic Diary - Headquarters 1911 by Thomas Griffith Taylor [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Thomas Griffith Taylor collection, 1910-1962 Scott Polar Research Institute
referencedIn Huntington, Ellsworth, 1876-1947. Ellsworth Huntington papers, 1779-1953 (inclusive), 1890-1947 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Debenham, Frank, 1883-1965. Letter, 1931 Jan. 19, Cambridge [Eng.] to Prof W.H. Hobbs, Ann Arbor. University of Michigan
referencedIn James Francis [Frank] Hurley collection, 1912-1917 Scott Polar Research Institute
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associatedWith Charles T Harrisson person
associatedWith Debenham, Frank, 1883-1965. person
associatedWith Eric Norman Webb person
associatedWith Evans, Edgar person
associatedWith Hobbs, William Herbert, 1864-1952. person
associatedWith Huntington, Ellsworth, 1876-1947. person
associatedWith James Francis Frank Hurley person
associatedWith John Robert Francis Frank Wild person
associatedWith Mawson, Douglas person
associatedWith Scott Robert Falcon 1868-1912 person
associatedWith Taylor Thomas Griffith 1880-1963 person
associatedWith Terra Nova (Steam yacht) corporateBody
associatedWith Walter Garwood Atack person
associatedWith Walter Henry Hannam person
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Death 1963-11-05

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