Dean, Bashford, 1867-1928

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Dean was an alumnus of City College, Class of 1896, and Curator of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art.

From the description of Memorabilia, 1910-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155502431

Bashford Dean was an ichthyologist, paleontologist and expert on arms and armor. Dean was a trustee of and affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History from 1903 until his death; he was curator and curator emeritus of fishes and reptiles in the AMNH Dept. of Ichthyology and Herpetology, 1903-1914. He had a similar affiliation with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was honorary curator of the Dept. of Arms and Armor.

Dean studied geology and fossil fishes for his doctorate, and retained a strong interest in fish evolution and phylogeny. He held numerous positions during his professional life, including studying oyster culture for the U.S. Fish Commission; director of Biological Laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor; and professor of vertebrate zoology at Columbia University, where his classroom drawings of fishes were admired for their rapidity and skillful execution. Dean published Fishes living and fossil, with his own illustrations, in 1895, and the three-volume Bibliography of fishes between 1916 and 1923. He planned the AMNH's Hall of Fishes, which opened on Dec. 4, 1928, two days before his death.

From the description of Collection, 1888-1961 (bulk 1892-1908). (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 55733448

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creatorOf Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897. Papers, 1848-1940 (bulk 1855-1896). Haverford College Library
creatorOf Dean, Bashford, 1867-1928,. [Archery : miscellaneous pamphlets]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Dean, Bashford, 1867-1928. Letter 1901 June 13 : Tokio, to Henry Fairfield Osborn, New York. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Osborn, William Church, 1862-1951. William Church Osborn records, 1904-1953. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn American Museum of Natural History. Miscellaneous correspondence collection, 1796-1926, 1871-1926 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. Papers of David Starr Jordan, 1861-1964. Library of Congress
creatorOf Gregory, William K. (William King), 1876-1970. Bashford Dean : [scrapbook of invitations, letters, newspaper clippings, obituaries, and memorials to Bashford Dean]. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Wave Hill, inc. Photograph and manuscript collection, 1829-1960. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Reighard, Jacob, 1861-1942. Jacob Ellsworth Reighard papers, 1887-1942. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Dean, Bashford, 1867-1928. Memorabilia, 1910-1929. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf William King Gregory papers, 1889-1948 (bulk 1906-1948) American Museum of Natural History
creatorOf Bickmore, Albert S. (Albert Smith), 1839-1914. Papers, 1854-1914 (bulk 1865-1903). American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Research material on Bashford Dean, 1910-1930. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Wallace, Alexander Doniphan, 1905-. Papers relating to a cannon lost from the British sloop Otter [manuscript], 1927-1935. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dean, Bashford, 1867-1928. Collection, 1888-1961 (bulk 1892-1908). American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Gudger, E. W. (Eugene Willis), 1866-1956. Bibliography of fishes, by Bashford Dean : reviews / by E.W. Gudger & Raymond C. Osburn. American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Dickerson, Mary Cynthia, 1866-1923. Correspondence, 1904-1923. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Office of the Secretary. Office of the Secretary records, 1870-[ongoing]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Jacob Ellsworth Reighard Papers, 1887-1942, 1890-1920 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Papers of Paul J. Sachs, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn American Legion. Trade catalogs of fraternal organizations and military supplies, 1867-1950. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
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associatedWith American Museum of Natural History. corporateBody
associatedWith American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Ichthyology. corporateBody
associatedWith Bean, Tarleton H. (Tarleton Hoffman), 1846-1916. person
associatedWith Bickmore, Albert S. (Albert Smith), 1839-1914. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Clark, William Bullock, 1860-1917. person
associatedWith Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897. person
associatedWith Dean Memorial Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Dickerson, Mary Cynthia, 1866-1923. person
associatedWith Eastman, Charles Rochester, 1868-1918. person
associatedWith Graf, Arnold. person
associatedWith Gregory, William K. (William King), 1876-1970. person
associatedWith Gudger, E. W. (Eugene Willis), 1866-1956. person
correspondedWith Ichthyologists person
associatedWith Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Kepler, William, Rev. Dr. person
associatedWith La Monte, Francesca Raimonde, b. 1895. person
associatedWith Mayor, Alfred Goldsborough, 1868-1922. person
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Office of the Secretary. corporateBody
associatedWith Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935. person
associatedWith Osborn, William Church, 1862-1951. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918. person
associatedWith Reighard, Jacob, 1861-1942. person
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J., 1878-1965 person
associatedWith Sternberg, Charles H. (Charles Hazelius), b. 1850. person
associatedWith Wallace, Alexander Doniphan, 1905- person
associatedWith Wave Hill, inc. corporateBody
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Japan
New York (State)--New York
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Arms and armor
Fishes
Fishes, Fossil
Museums
Myxinidae
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Museum curators
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Birth 1867-10-28

Death 1928-12-06

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