Amory, Copley, 1890-1964

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Copley Amory (1866-1960) was a member of a family originally from Boston, Massachusetts, of whom three generations took part in expeditions to Greenland, Siberia, and Alaska between 1860 and 1915. Amory, like his father, attended Harvard University. After graduation (1888), he operated a stock and dairy farm at Walpole, New Hampshire. He rebuilt a Hudson's Bay trading post in Easter, Quebec, as a summer home. He served in the military during World War I in Cuba and Iran. In 1931, he hosted a biological conference there. The conference concerned the examination of wildlife life-cycles. He died on April 10, 1960. Some of his specimens are documented in the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Mammals collections.

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creatorOf Amory, Charles, 1808-1898. Family papers, 1861-1942. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Amory Family. Amory Family Papers, 1860-1938. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
creatorOf Amory, Copley, 1890-1964. Papers, 1860-1942. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Amory, Copley, 1890-1964. Papers, 1911-1912. Dartmouth College Library
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associatedWith Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910. person
associatedWith Amory, Charles, 1808-1898. person
associatedWith Amory Family. family
associatedWith Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. person
associatedWith Hudson's Bay Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914. person
associatedWith Russell, Henry Sturgis, 1838- person
associatedWith Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863. person
associatedWith Sheldon, Charles, 1867-1928. person
associatedWith Smithsonian Institution. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Dawson (Yukon)
United States
Fort Yukon (Alaska)
Yukon River Valley (Yukon and Alaska)
World War, 1914-1918
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Arctic explorer


Birth 1890

Death 1964




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SNAC ID: 3659949