Wilson, Thomas, 1832-1902

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U.S. Consul in Belgium and France (1881-1887) and anthropologist.

While in Europe Wilson travelled, recording his observations and conducting archaelogical research. In 1887 he returned to the U.S. to become the Curator of Archaeology at the Smithsonian. Before his appointment as consulate Wilson practiced law in Iowa and served as a Colonel with the 2nd Iowa Infantry during the Civil War.

From the description of Papers, 1881-1887. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 52778443

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referencedIn Moorehead, Warren King, 1866-1939. Warren King Moorhead letter to S. S. McClure [manuscript], 1895 December 2. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, Thomas, 1832-1902. Papers, 1881-1887. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Haynes, Henry W. (Henry Williamson), 1831-1912. Henry W. Haynes papers, 1805-1912. Massachusetts Historical Society
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Museum curators--Biography
Consuls--Biography
Archaeologists--Biography
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Birth 1832

Death 1902

English

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