Pacific Geographic Society records, 1927-1940.


Pacific Geographic Society records, 1927-1940.

Records of the Pacific Geographic Society including correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs, pamphlets and other materials. The records date from 1927-1940, with the bulk falling between the years 1933-1939.

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Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937 (person)

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Craig, J. Duncan (John Duncan), 1831?-1909 (person)

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Pacific Geographic Society. (corporateBody)

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Mattison, Fitch C. E., 1861- (person)

Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1975 (person)

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Barrett, S. A. 1879-1965. (person)

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McFadden, H. M. (person)

Hunt, Rockwell Dennis, 1868- (person)

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Potter, Charles Franklin, 1861- (person)

Terriss, Tom. (person)

Martin, Harold H., 1879- (person)

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Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973 (person)

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Plummer, George E. (person)

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Peat, Harold R. (Harold Reginald), 1893-1960 (person)

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Clements, George P., 1867- (person)

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Newlin, Gurney Elwood, 1880- (person)

Prisk, William Frederick, 1870- (person)

Scherer, James A. B. (James Augustin Brown), 1870-1944 (person)

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Miller, Frank W. (Frank William), 1921-2006 (person)

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Scott, James Brown, 1866-1943 (person)

Elliott, Henry Wood, 1846-1930 (person)

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Ware, Carolyn E. (person)

Pearson, Harry C. (person)

Pollak, Katherine H. (Katherine Heilprin) (person)

Farrand, Max, 1869-1945 (person)

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Braunschweiger, Walter J. (person)

Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931 (person)

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