John Melmoth Dow papers, 1798-1918.
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At only 27, the ornithologist Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887) was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, a precocious appointment that suited a precocious scientist. Born into a well to do family in Reading, Pa., and raised in Carlisle, Baird acquired an interest in natural history even prior to enrolling at Dickinson College at age 13. Although he was not an outstanding student, he was unusually committed to his course in life, keeping meticulous notes of ...
John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, military officer, and politician. He was a US Senator from California, and in 1856 was the first Republican nominee for President of the United States. A native of Georgia, Frémont acquired male protectors after his father's death, and became proficient in mathematics, science, and surveying. During the 1840s, he led five expeditions into the Western United States and became known as "The Pathfinder". During the...
George Newbold and Thomas Franklin were commission merchants in New York City. Newbold, originally from Burlington, NJ, served as President of the Bank of North America and as a governor and President of the New York Hospital Society. A member of New York Monthly Meeting, he was disowned from the Orthodox branch in 1830 for marrying his second wife contrary to discipline. He died in 1858. His partner until March 1, 1804, Thomas Franklin, is assumed to be the Quaker merchant who died in 1830, age...
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...
Epithet: archaeologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001130.0x0001fd ...
Whaling vessel, out of Nantucket, Mass., mastered by Obed R. Bunker; owner-agent: Charles G. & Henry Coffin; first ship to use camel out of Nantucket harbor (not on this voyage). From the description of Log/journal, 1842 Sept. 23-1843 Oct. 20. (Nantucket Hist Association). WorldCat record id: 71013209 Logbook belonging to a whaler from Nantucket, Mass. From the description of Logbook of the whaling ship Constitution, 1840-1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: ...
Aspinwall was a railroad tycoon who had a near monopoly of trade between New York City and San Francisco before the completion of the transcontinental line. Pierrepont was a friend of President Lincoln and later Grant's Attorney General. From the description of Letter, 1864 April 30 : New York, N.Y., to [Judge Edwards Pierrepont]. (Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies Library). WorldCat record id: 19852718 ...
Epithet: FRS, Sec Zoological Society of London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x0001eb ...
British naturalist who made several trips to Central America including one in 1860-1861. From the description of Views of Maya ruins at Copán in Honduras. 1862-1863. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 406997321 ...
Diplomat. Secretary of Legation in Paris, 1849 to 1854; Minister Resident to Belgium 1861 to 1867. Authored books on international systems of penal codes. Known as "General" because of his enrollment as a major-general in the Minnesota militia during the Civil War, in recognization of his gift of a pair of field pieces to the 1st Minnesota Volunteers. Founder of Shelton, Florida. From the description of Letters : Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium, to Samuel Sullivan Cox, 1861-1885....
John Melmoth Dow was a shipmaster, shipping agent and naturalist. Born in New York City in 1827, he joined the Panama Railroad Company. He made his first voyage to the Central American coast in 1851, and remained involved with Central and South American coastal trade as a ship captain until 1876. He was appointed commander of the steamer Constitution in 1853, and opened the Central American service of the Panama Railroad Company as commander of the steamer Colombus. He later became a shipping ag...
J. B. Houston was president of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company. From the description of Papers of J. B. Houston, 1881-1899. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 79458001 ...