Gill, Theodore, 1837-1914

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Dr. Theodore Gill (1837-1914) was a long-time associate in the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Fishes. He was associated with the Smithsonian in a variety of paid and unpaid positions beginning in the late 1850s until his death in 1914. He specialized in the taxonomy and nomenclature of fishes. Gill wrote dozens of works on ichthyology during his career. He was also a professor of natural history and zoology at Columbian (George Washington) University. Refer to RU 7098, Biographical Information File, for a complete profile of Gill and his career.

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referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIf, 1866-1886 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Carlyle Marney Papers, 1899-1979 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Gill, Theodore, 1837-1914. [Papers on fishes. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Putnam, Frederic Ward, 1839-1915. Papers, 1807-1971 (bulk: 1855-1935) Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Gill, Theodore, 1837-1914. Families of mammals / Theodore Gill. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1865-1891 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883. Papers, 1812-1897 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bleeker, P. (Pieter), 1819-1878. Ichthyological papers. American Museum of Natural History
creatorOf Gill, Theodore, 1837-1914. Fishes of the Gulf of St. Lawrence & the Bay of Fundy : manuscript, [1865?] Houghton Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIj, 1898-1988 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIi, 1897 American Philosophical Society
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associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Baird, Spencer F. person
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
correspondedWith Frederic Ward Putnam, 1813-1915 person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith LeConte, John L., (John Lawrence), 1825-1883 person
correspondedWith Marney, Carlyle, 1916-1978 person
associatedWith National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Fishes. corporateBody
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
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Fundy, Bay of
Saint Lawrence, Gulf of
Natural history
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Birth 1837-03-21

Death 1914-09-25




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