Robert Kennicott and family papers, 1852-1975 (bulk 1852-1866).
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Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875), scientist and scholar of Milwaukee, Wis., was a keen observer and prolific recorder of geographical, topographical, botanical, climactic, and other physical aspects of the state of Wisconsin. He served as President of the State Historical Society and State Geologist and was influential in urging the establishment of a weather bureau in 1869. From the description of Antiquities of Wisconsin, 1850-1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207149049 ...
The Hudson's Bay Company began in 1670, and by the 1820s it had expanded to the Pacific Northwest. John McLoughlin served as the head of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia district. In this position, which McLoughlin held for twenty-one years, he oversaw the company's operations throughout the entire Pacific Northwest. Researching the role Dr. McLoughlin played in the history of the Hudson's Bay Company were Robert C. Clark and Burt B. Barker. Both were historians at the University of Oregon wh...
First president of the University of Michigan. From the description of Henry P. Tappan letters, 1870-1881. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63534515 First president of University of Michigan. Clergyman. From the description of Letter, 1860, November 18, Ann Arbor, to the Librarian of Brown University. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122593979 First president of University of Michigan. From the description of Henry Philip Tappa...
The bark Golden Gate and clipper ship Nightingale were both involved in the Western Union Telegraph Expedition to British Columbia, Alaska and Russia to survey areas where the Western Union Telegraph Company planned to construct a telegraph line linking America and Europe. The line was never completed. Charles S. Bulkley was Engineer-in-Chief and Charles M. Scammon was Chief of Marine. The bark Golden Gate was the flagship of the expedition from June 1865 to March 1866, after which the clipper s...
Spencer Fullerton Baird was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1823 and graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1840. The next year Baird made an ornithological excursion through the mountains of Pennsylvania, walking (says one of his biographers) 400 miles in 21 days. While still in college Baird met noted naturalist John James Audubon, who gave part of his own collection of birds to the young man and inspired in him a lifelong interest in ornithological studies...
Arny was acting governor the the territory of New Mexico, 1865-1867. From the description of Letter : to Charles Sumner, 1867. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612870097 Arny was Secretary of the Territory of New Mexico in the 1860s and later became an Indian agent. From the description of William Frederick Milton Arny letter, 1868. (Museum of New Mexico Library). WorldCat record id: 37518561 From the guide to the William Frederick Milton Arny L...
Swiss American zoologist and geologist and Harvard University professor. From the description of Louis Agassiz letters, 1854-1858. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 154689919 Agassiz was born in Switzerland; taught at Neuchâtel from 1832 to 1845; and in 1846 moved to the United States to teach natural history at Harvard. Agassiz and his wife, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, spent 19 months in Brazil (1865-1866) to collect zoological specimens for the Har...
Robert Kennicott (1835-1865?) and Henry Martyn Bannister (1844-1920) were naturalists and explorers of the Alaska Territory in the mid-1860's. Their discoveries, as publicized before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, contributed to the eventual purchase of Alaska by the United States in 1867. From the description of Robert Kennicott-Henry M. Bannister Papers, 1857-1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80783346 Robert Kennicott was born November 13, 1835 in New Orleans, ...
Dr. Simpson was associated with Rev. John Flynn in organising the Flying Doctor Service in Australia. From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1928-1959. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225819801 ...
During World War II, Northwestern offered its facilities for use by the War Department. The Army, Navy, and Civil Aeronautics Administration operated eleven training programs at Northwestern in addition to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (N.R.O.T.C.) established in 1926: the Navy V-7, Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School; the Navy V-5, Naval Aviation Prepatory Program; the Navy V-1, Accredited College Program; the Naval Training School (Radio); the Army Signal Corps Officers Training Scho...
The Smithsonian Institution was established on August 10, 1846, is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. Originally organized as the United States National Museum.James Smithson (1765-1829), a British scientist, left his estate to the United States to found “at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusio...
Items that were deemed to be insignificantly small and not noticeably attached to other manuscript collections were placed in this collection. From the description of Miscellaneous papers : collected in the County of Oswego, 1863-1925. (SUNY Oswego). WorldCat record id: 29860122 The New York State Agricultural Society was formed by a convention held in Albany in February 1832; but for several years received no support from the state and held no regular fairs. In 1841, the So...
The Michigan Geological Survey was created by Public Act 20 of 1837. Its purpose was to conduct a geological and mineralogical survey of the state. The state legislature appointed Douglass Houghton the first state geologist (1837). In 1921, the state legislature established the Department of Conservation, and the Michigan Geological Survey became part of that department (Public Act 17 of 1921). The Department of Conservation established the Geological Survey Division circa 1947. In 1968, the dep...
Outside of museum holdings, no comprehensive survey and inventory of campus artwork had been attempted since 1937. With support from the Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places, 1,076 items were inventoried during 1988-1990. Additional inventory work was undertaken in 1997-1998 for risk management purposed, but generated little new information. From the description of Inventory of University of Michigan-owned art, 1988-1990, 1997-1998. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id...
Member, Board of Trustees, University of Chicago, 1890-1905. Real estate developer and donor of Walker Museum, University of Chicago. From the description of Scrapbook, 1873-1903. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52248060 ...