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Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] volume II, Explorations, Episodes and Adventures, Expositions and Congresses

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Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Peale, A. C (Albert Charles) 1849-1914  Search this
Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887  Search this
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.) History  Search this
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume illustrations, clippings, letters. 27 cm
Electronic resources
Yellowstone National Park
Devised title.
Binder's title: Random records.
Typewritten manuscript.
Also available online.
Related materials can be found in Smithsonian Institution Archives RU007084, William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931.
William Henry Holmes (1846-1933) was an anthropologist, archaeologist, artist, and geologist, who spent much of his career affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution. He studied art under Theodore Kauffman, and went on to work as a scientific illustrator with Smithsonian staff. In 1872, he was appointed artist-topographer to the United States survey of the territories under Ferdinand V. Hayden, and in 1874 was appointed assistant geologist. He went on to work with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE), until returning to the Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum (USNM). Holmes eventually became head curator of the Smithsonian Institution's Department of Anthropology and Director of the National Gallery of Art.
AAPGRB copy also available on microfilm: MFM 1200 AAPGMAIN.
This is the second of sixteen volumes compiled by William Henry Holmes in 1931 or 1932 to document his life and work. The volume contains original correspondences, documents, ephemera, watercolors, and photographs throughout. It is divided into four sections. The first contains a list of descriptions of his explorations from 1872 to 1920. Section two describes episodes and adventures from 1872-1920. This begins with a list of stories, which he describes using portions of letters, original field note books, news clippings, photographs (also with colleagues), and original drawings including a field drawing of a flower. This includes work completed with A. C. Peale and geological notes from Hayden expedition. Field work locations include Yellowstone, Colorado, and Mexico. Section three describes expositions between 1876-1916 across the United States in which U.S. Geological Survey and Smithsonian Institution took part. Section four documents the second Pan American Congress in Washington, D.C., during December 1915- January 1916; Fourteenth International Congress in Stutgart, August 1904; and the nineteenth International Congress during December 1915 - January 1916.
Call number:
CT275.H75 A1 v. 2
CT275.H75 A1
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Smithsonian Libraries