Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005

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Correspondence to Lewis and Sophia Mumford from Ernst Mayr and his wife, Gretel Mayr.

From the description of Letters, 1965-1979 : to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155872482

Ernst Mayr is a zoologist.

From the description of Papers, 1946, 1974-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465832

From the guide to the Ernst Mayr papers, 1946, 1974-1979, Bulk, 1974-1979, 1946-1979, (American Philosophical Society)

Ernst Mayr was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University from 1953-1975 and Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology from 1961-1970.

From the description of Papers of Ernst Mayr, ca. 1920-1993. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973294

Ernst Mayr, German-born American Zoologist, is credited with modernizing the theory of evolution, a development sometimes called "the modern synthesis". This is a synthesis of genetic, systematic, paleontological and ecological research integrated to form a coherent theory of evolution.

Born in Kempten, Germany in 1934, Mayr studied at Berlin. He was Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University from 1953-1975. His early work was on the ornithology of the Pacific, leading three scientific expeditions to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands from 1928 to 1930. In his later career he was best known for his neo-Darwinian views on evolution, published in his books Animal Species and Evolution in 1963, and Evolution and the Diversity of Life in 1976.

From the guide to the Papers of Ernst Mayr, 1931-1993, (Harvard University Archives)

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referencedIn Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. Papers, 1899-1980. Rice University, Fondren Library
referencedIn I. Michael (Isadore Michael) Lerner papers, ca. 1930s-1970s, Circa 1930s-1970s American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Stephen Jay Gould papers, 1899-2004, 1941-2002 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Harrison Dailey Stalker papers, 1936-1977, 1936-1977 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Curt Stern Papers, 1907-1981 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Murphy, Robert Cushman, 1887-1973. Papers, ca. 1907-1973. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Stalker, Harrison Dailey, 1915-1982. Papers, 1936-1977. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Gould, Stephen Jay. Stephen Jay Gould papers, 1899-2004 (inclusive), 1941-2002 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lerner, I. Michael (Isadore Michael), 1910-. Papers, ca. 1930s-1970s. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Papers of Ernst Mayr, 1931-1993 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Library Services. Special Collections. Oral history collection, 1975-2002. American Museum of Natural History
creatorOf Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. Ernst Mayr's letters to his mother from New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, February 5-June 24, 1928. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. Papers, 1946, 1974-1979. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Caspari, Ernst Wolfgang, 1909- . Papers, 1932-1980. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Papers of Guido Pontecorvo, personal and family photographs and negatives, c1924-2007 Glasgow University Archive Services
referencedIn Julian Sorell Huxley papers MS 50., 1899-1980 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX
referencedIn Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Records of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1860-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Cronquist, Arthur. Arthur Cronquist records 1939-1992. New York Botanical Garden, The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
creatorOf Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. Translation of my Southsea diary. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hampton L. Carson Papers, 1921-1993 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Carson, Hampton L. (Hampton Lawrence), 1914-. Papers, 1921-1993. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Papers of Guido Pellegrino Arrigo Pontecorvo, career and appointments, 1939-1975 Glasgow University Archive Services
referencedIn Society for the Study of Evolution Records, 1944-present American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Halle, Louis Joseph, 1910-. Papers of Louis J. Halle [manuscript], 1938-1987. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cottrell, G. W. (George William), 1903-1995. Collection of papers relating to George William Cottrell, 1995. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Ernst Mayr papers, 1946, 1974-1979, Bulk, 1974-1979, 1946-1979 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. Letters to Ernst Mayr, 1927-1962. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. Letter to James L. Peters, 13 June 1939. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. Letters, 1965-1979 : to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Robert Cushman Murphy journals, 1907-1971, 1907-1971 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Ernst W. Caspari Papers, 1932-1980 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Stern, Curt, 1902-1981. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1980. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Arthur J. Cain Papers, 1945-1988 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf University of Guelph. Convocation. Bound signature books for citations for recipients of honours given at Convocation, 1977-1983. University of Guelph
creatorOf Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. Papers of Ernst Mayr, ca. 1920-1993. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. Papers related to Ernst Mayr's articles, reprints and other works, 1967-2002 (bulk 1984-2002). Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. Collected papers of Ernst Mayr. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
referencedIn Philip M. Sheppard Papers, Bulk, 1940-1976, 1911-1983 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn George Gaylord Simpson Papers, 1918-1984 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-1984. Papers, 1918-1984. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. Correspondence with Ernst Mayr regarding the U.S. National Museum's proposal to create a data processing program for cataloging biological specimens, 1964. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
referencedIn Dobzhansky, Theodosius, 1900-1975. Papers, ca. 1917-1975. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. The emergence of evolutionary novelties / Ernst Mayr. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
referencedIn Cain, Arthur J. (Arthur James). Papers, 1945-1988. American Philosophical Society Library
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associatedWith American Museum of Natural History. corporateBody
associatedWith American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Library Services. Special Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith American Ornithologists' Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Boesiger, Ernest. person
associatedWith Cain, Arthur J. (Arthur James) person
associatedWith Carson, Hampton L. (Hampton Lawrence), 1914- person
associatedWith Caspari, Ernst Wolfgang, 1909- . person
associatedWith Cleland, Ralph E. (Ralph Erskine), 1892-1971. person
associatedWith Clench, William James, 1897-1984. person
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associatedWith Cottrell, G. W. (George William), 1903-1995. person
associatedWith Cronquist, Arthur. person
associatedWith Darlington, C. D. (Cyril Dean), 1903-1981. person
associatedWith Dobzhansky, Theodosius, 1900-1975. person
associatedWith Fell, Barry, 1917-1994. person
associatedWith Ford, E. B. (Edmund Briscoe), 1901- person
correspondedWith General Correspondence person
associatedWith Gould, Stephen Jay. person
associatedWith Halle, Louis Joseph, 1910- person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology. corporateBody
associatedWith Hoagekiso, J. W. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Houten, J. A. van. person
associatedWith Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. person
correspondedWith Huxley, Julian Sorell person
associatedWith International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. corporateBody
associatedWith Jordan, K. person
correspondedWith Julian Huxley person
correspondedWith Konrad Lorenz person
associatedWith Lack, David Lambert. person
associatedWith Lerner, I. Michael (Isadore Michael), 1910- person
associatedWith Lewontin, Richard C., 1929- person
associatedWith Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989. person
associatedWith Mayr, Gretel. person
associatedWith Mayr, Hans person
associatedWith Mayr, Helene person
associatedWith Mayr, Otto person
associatedWith Mead, Giles W. (Giles Willis), 1928-2003. person
associatedWith Metz, Charles William, 1889-1975. person
associatedWith Meyer, Otto. person
associatedWith Muller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967. person
associatedWith Murphy, Robert Cushman, 1887-1973. person
associatedWith National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newman, William Anderson. person
associatedWith Nice, Margaret. person
correspondedWith Nicolas Tinbergen person
associatedWith Paynter, Raymond A. person
associatedWith Peters, James Lee, 1889-1952 person
associatedWith Pontecorvo, Guido Pellegrino Arrigo , 1907-1999 geneticist and Professor of Genetics, University of Glasgow person
associatedWith Princeton Conference on Common Problems of Genetics, Paleontology and Evolution (1947 : Princeton, N.J.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Rensch, Bernhard, 1900-1990. person
associatedWith Serventy, D. L. (Dominic Louis), 1904-1988. person
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associatedWith Stalker, Harrison Dailey, 1915-1982. person
associatedWith Stalker, Harrison D. (Harrison Dailey), 1915-1982 person
associatedWith Stebbins, G. Ledyard (George Ledyard), 1906-2000. person
associatedWith Stern, Curt, 1902-1981. person
associatedWith Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901- person
associatedWith Stresemann, Erwin, 1889-1972. person
associatedWith Sushkin, Petr Petrovich, 1868-1928. person
associatedWith Timofeev-Resovskiĭ, N. V. (Nikolaĭ Vladimirovich), 1900-1981. person
associatedWith Tinbergen, Niko, 1907-1988. person
associatedWith University of Guelph. Convocation. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Tyne, Josselyn, 1902-1957. person
associatedWith Weinstein, Alexander, 1891-1947. person
associatedWith Weinstien, Alexander, 1891-1947 person
associatedWith Whitney South Sea Expedition. corporateBody
associatedWith Williams, Ernest E. (Ernest Edward) person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Subject
Ornithology
Evolution--History--20th century
Genetics
Paleontology
Biological specimens
Zoology
Evolution (Biology)
Punched card systems--Biology
Science publishing
Biology--Classification
Evolution
Science--Societies, etc
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Birth 1904-07-05

Death 2005-02-03

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German

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