Harrington, George W. (George Wheaton), 1874-

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George Harrington, born in Minnesota in 1883, earned his engineer's degree from the Minnesota School of Mines in 1912. He was a geologist with Standard Oil in Argentina from 1921 to 1943. He retired to Palo Alto in 1943; after the war he became a research associate to Stanford paleontologists Myra Keen and Hans Thalman. His daughter Jane Harrington Jones, Stanford class of 1941, established the George L. Harrington Faculty Scholar Fund in his honor.

From the description of George Harrington photograph albums and papers, 1921-ca. 1993 (inclusive), 1921-1928 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86130456

Harrington, from Burlington, Vermont, was a member of the Franklin and California Mining and Trading Company, which departed Boston on September 18, 1849 aboard the ship Harriet Rockwell.

From the description of George Harrington letters relating to his voyage to California during the Gold Rush 1849-51. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 746359512

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associatedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. person
associatedWith Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873. person
associatedWith Franklin and California Mining and Trading Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Harriet Rockwell (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Hawley, Jacob C. person
associatedWith Lemmen, Harvey E. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith United States Sanitary Commission corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Santa Catarina (Brazil)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Valparaíso (Chile)
Petroleum industry and trade
Voyages to the Pacific coast


Birth 1874


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