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Edwin A. Grosvenor

  • 1845, Aug. 30: Born, Newburyport, Mass.
  • 1867: Graduated, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
  • 1867 - 1871 : Instructor in history, Robert College, Constantinople, Turkey
  • 1871: A.M., Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
  • 1871 - 1872 : Student, Andover Theological Seminary, Andover, Mass.
  • 1873: Married Lilian Hovey Waters
  • 1873 - 1890 : History teacher, Robert College, Constantinople, Turkey
  • 1890: Returned to the United States
  • 1892 - 1895 : Taught French and history, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., and Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
  • 1895: Published Constantinople (Boston: Roberts Brothers. 2 vols.)
  • 1895 - 1898 : Professor of European history, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
  • 1898 - 1914 : Professor and chair of modern government, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
  • 1907 - 1919 : President, United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1914: Retired from active teaching Named professor emeritus, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
  • 1936, Sept. 15: Died, Amherst, Mass.

Elsie May Bell Grosvenor

  • 1878, May 18: Born, London, England
  • 1898: Toured Japan
  • 1900: Married Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor
  • 1913: Marched in first major suffragette rally held in Washington, D.C.
  • 1916 - 1917 : Leader in Red Cross drives, Washington, D.C.
  • Early 1920s: Chairman, Joint Committee on Child Welfare Legislation, Washington, D.C. Vice president, Board of Children's Guardians, Washington, D.C.
  • 1928: Toured Japan
  • 1937: Passenger in first commercial air flight between the United States and China
  • 1948: Toured Peru
  • 1952: Toured Africa
  • 1954: Toured Alaska
  • 1957: Awarded honorary doctor of laws degree, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • 1964, Dec. 26: Died, Bethesda, Md.

Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor

  • 1875, Oct. 28: Born, Constantinople, Turkey
  • 1897: B.A., Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
  • 1899 - 1900 : Assistant editor, National Geographic Magazine
  • 1899 - 1919 : Director, National Geographic Society
  • 1900: Married Elsie May Bell
  • 1900 - 1902 : Managing editor, National Geographic Magazine
  • 1901: A.M., Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
  • 1903 - 1954 : Editor in chief, National Geographic Magazine
  • 1920 - 1954 : President, National Geographic Society
  • 1954: Elected chairman of the board of trustees, National Geographic Society
  • 1966, Feb. 4: Died, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

From the guide to the Grosvenor Family Papers, 1827-1981, (bulk 1872-1964), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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associatedWith Adams, Herbert Baxter, 1850-1901 person
associatedWith Amherst College. corporateBody
associatedWith Austin, Oscar P. (Oscar Phelps), 1848? -1933. person
associatedWith Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922 person
associatedWith Bell family. family
associatedWith Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 person
associatedWith Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount, 1838-1922 person
associatedWith Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 person
associatedWith Clarke School for the Deaf. corporateBody
associatedWith Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 person
associatedWith Constantine, George. person
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 person
associatedWith Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889 person
associatedWith Darwin, Wilcox. person
associatedWith Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 person
associatedWith Fairchild, David, 1869-1954 person
associatedWith Fairchild, Marian, 1880-1962 person
associatedWith George Washington University. corporateBody
associatedWith Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928 person
associatedWith Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935 person
associatedWith Grosvenor, Edwin A. (Edwin Augustus), 1845-1936 person
associatedWith Grosvenor, Edwin Prescott, 1875-1930 person
associatedWith Grosvenor, Elsie May, 1878-1964 person
associatedWith Grosvenor, Gilbert Hovey, 1875-1966 person
associatedWith Grosvenor, Lilian Waters, 1852-1931 person
associatedWith Grosvenor, Melville Bell, 1901-1982 person
associatedWith Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903 person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935 person
associatedWith Holt, Henry, 1840-1926 person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
associatedWith Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910 person
associatedWith Hyde, John Henry. person
associatedWith Keller, Helen, 1880-1968 person
associatedWith La Gorce, John Oliver, 1880-1959 person
associatedWith Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001 person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 person
associatedWith Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959 person
associatedWith Meiklejohn, Alexander, 1872-1964 person
associatedWith Nansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930 person
associatedWith National Geographic Society (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910 person
associatedWith Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966 person
associatedWith Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920 person
associatedWith Petrie, W. M. Flinders (William Matthew Flinders), Sir, 1853-1942 person
associatedWith Piccard, Auguste, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Shackleton, Ernest Henry, Sir, 1874-1922 person
associatedWith Taft family. family
associatedWith Taft, Helen Herron, 1861-1943 person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
associatedWith Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944 person
associatedWith Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981 person
associatedWith Torrey, Delia C. person
associatedWith Volta Bureau (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 person
associatedWith Wallace, Susan E. (Susan Elston), 1830-1907 person
associatedWith Waters, Asa H. (Asa Holman), 1808-1887 person
associatedWith Waters, Elizabeth. Elizabeth Waters papers. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 person
associatedWith Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 person
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Massachusetts
Amherst (Mass.)
Maryland
Middle East
Byzantine Empire
Bethesda (Md.)
Baddeck (N.S.)
Millbury (Mass.)
Nova Scotia
Washington (D.C.)
Europe
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