Davis, William Morris, 1850-1934

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Epithet: American geographer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001083.0x0001d0

William Morris Davis (1850-1934) earned his Harvard S.B. in 1869. He taught geology and geography at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of William Morris Davis, ca. 1878-ca. 1930 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77069254

Frank Spooner Churchill served as the resident physician on this excursion of the American Geographic Society of New York, headed by William Morris Davis.

From the guide to the Frank Spooner Churchill papers, 1912, 1912, (American Philosophical Society)

Davis, an American geographer and geologist, was a world authority on physical geography, a creator of the science of geomorphology, and called the father of physiography. He taught geology at Harvard University (1876-1912), traveled throughout the world, founded the Harvard Travelers Club and the Association of American Geographers, and also contributed to the fields of astronomy and meteorology.

From the description of Papers, 1869-1931. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122520493

From the description of William Morris Davis additional papers, 1885-1951. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612366517

From the guide to the Papers, 1869-1931., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Epithet: trade union official

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000213.0x00029f

Union soldier in Company A, 161st New York Volunteers, 19th Army Corps.

From the guide to the William E. Davis diaries, 1862-1865, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Davis, William Morris, 1850-1934. Papers of William Morris Davis, ca. 1878-ca. 1930 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Ellsworth Huntington papers, 1779-1952, 1890-1947 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Vol. XXXVI (ff. 224). 1905.includes:f. 1 Sir Horatio Brevitt, Town Clerk of Wolverhampton: Letters to Lord Avebury: 1904, 1905: Partly signed.f. 5 Edward Granville Browne, Professor of Arabic at Cambridge University: Letter to Lord Avebury: 1905...., 1905 British Library
creatorOf Adams, Charles Francis, 1862-1943. South America Expedition Records 1904-1922. Harvard University, Tozzer Library
referencedIn Harvard University. Chest of 1900. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Davis, William Morris, 1850-1934. William Morris Davis additional papers, 1885-1951. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928. Letter, 1918. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Frank Spooner Churchill papers, 1912, 1912 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Davis, William Morris, 1850-1934. Letters : to Jacoba Brigitta Louise Hol, 1919-1932. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Huntington, Ellsworth, 1876-1947. Ellsworth Huntington papers, 1779-1953 (inclusive), 1890-1947 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Abbott Lawrence Rotch papers, 1876?-1912. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 1793 - 1999. Record Of Applications Under The Act Of 1896. 1896 - 1897. 1896 Citizenship Application for William E. Davis
referencedIn Edward Morris Davis papers, 1830-1941 (inclusive), 1837-1850 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918. Letter from Grove Karl Gilbert to [William Morris] Davis, 1892? October 4. Southern Methodist University, DeGolyer Library
creatorOf Records of the U.S. Geological Survey. 1839 - 2008. Letters Received by John Wesley Powell Regarding His Resignation as Director
referencedIn Churchill, Frank Spooner, 1864-1946. Papers, 1912. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. XIII (ff. 267). Jan.-Apr. 1894.COUNTY OF London: Correspondence and papers of J. Burns as L.C.C. representative for Battersea: 1889-1905.Trade Unions: Correspondence, speeches, etc., of J. Burns, M.P., rel.to: 1872-1905.includes:ff. 1, 177b Th... British Library
referencedIn Hinckley, Edwin S. (Edwin Smith), 1868-1929. Correspondence, 1904-1929. American Primers
creatorOf Davis, William Morris, 1850-1934. Papers, 1869-1931. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Vol. XXXVIII (ff. 237). 1907.includes:ff. 1, 2 Sir Robert Harry Inglis Palgrave, economist: Letters to Lord Avebury,: 1893-1908.f. 4 Sir Edward Maunde Thompson, GCB; Director of the British Museum: Letters to Lord Avebury: 1893-1909.f. 5 P. S. ..., 1907 British Library
referencedIn  Chest of 1900, 1899-1900 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Shaw, Harry Clay. Natural History 4 : manuscript, 1883. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf William E. Davis diaries, 1862-1865 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Abbott Lawrence Rotch papers, 1876?-1912. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Matthew, William Diller, 1871-1930. Papers, 1922-1926 (bulk 1925-1926). American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950. Isaiah Bowman papers, 1904-1951. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Abbe, Cleveland, 1838-1916. Cleveland Abbe papers, 1851-1952. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Papers, 1869-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIf, 1866-1886 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Vol. XXXIII (ff. 132). Jan.-May 1903.includes:f. 1 Richard de Aquila Grosvenor, 1st Baron Stalbridge: Letters to Lord Avebury: 1886-1903.f. 3 Robert Stansfield Herries, FGS: Letter to Lord Avebury,: 1903.f. 5 Sir John Evans, KCB; archaeologist:... British Library
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
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associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Churchill, Frank Spooner, 1864-1946. person
correspondedWith Davis, Edward Morris, 1811-1887 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918. person
associatedWith Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928. person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Hinckley, Edwin S. (Edwin Smith), 1868-1929. person
associatedWith Hol, Jacoba B. L. (Jacoba Brigitta Louise) person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Huntington, Ellsworth, 1876-1947. person
associatedWith Martin, Lawrence, 1880-1955, person
associatedWith Matthew, William Diller, 1871-1930. person
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
associatedWith Rotch, Abbott Lawrence, 1861-1912 person
associatedWith Shaw, Harry Clay. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
associatedWith Wm. M. Davis person
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West (U.S.)
Europe
London, county of, England
United States
Atlantic states
United States
Mexico
West (U.S.)
Subject
Scientific expeditions
Geomorphology
Physical geography
Politics, Government, and Law
Maps
World War, 1914-1918--Maps
Geology
mountains,
Military
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Geographers
Geologists
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Birth 1850-08-06

Death 1934-10-20

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