Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland, 1804-1886

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American clergyman; noted for funeral sermon of Gray Otis.

From the description of Samuel K. Lothrop letter [manuscript], 1851 December 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 780088380

American pastor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 12 Chestnut Street [Boston], to Rev. Dr. A[ndrew] P[reston] Peabody, 1865 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 751991761

Samuel Kirkland Lothrop (1892-1965) devoted his career to the archaeology of Central and South America. His field work and exploration included work done under Alfred V. Kidder for the Andover Museum in Pecos, New Mexico 1915; for Harvard University in Costa Rica 1948-49, in Honduras 1915-17, and in Panama 1933, 1940, and 1951; for the Carnegie Institute of Washington, D. C., in the Yucatan 1923 and Guatemala 1932-33; for the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in Argentina and Peru 1924-25; and for the Institute of Andean Research in Peru 1941-44.

His appointments at the Peabody Museum included Associate in Anthropology 1919 and 1934 and Research Associate in Anthropology for M. Dale 1935-39. His curatorial career began in 1940 as Assistant Curator of Middle American Archaeology, becoming head curator of that collection in 1944. Samuel Lothrop was Curator of the Peabody Museum's Andean Archaeology collection from 1947 -1960.

Samuel Lothrop received his B.A. from Harvard in 1915 and Ph.D. in 1921. He married Rachel Warren in 1914, Eleanor Bachman in 1929, and Joy Mahler in 1958, all of whom worked with him on his archaeological research to varying degrees.

Very little information is available about Joy Mahler Lothrop. Also an archaeologist, she primarily studied indigenous textiles. Her activities included work for the Peabody Museum (1950s) and for the American Museum of Natural History. In the late fifties she collaborated on several publications with Samuel Lothrop, whom she married in 1958. Her independent work was published before, during and after her marriage. She died in 1996.

From the guide to the Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland and Joy Mahler Lothrop Papers, 1911-1992, (Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University)

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Death 1886-06-12

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