Amory, Copley, 1890-1964

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Biographical History

Copley Amory (1866-1960) was a member of a family originally from Boston, Massachusetts, of whom three generations took part in expeditions to Greenland, Siberia, and Alaska between 1860 and 1915. Amory, like his father, attended Harvard University. After graduation (1888), he operated a stock and dairy farm at Walpole, New Hampshire. He rebuilt a Hudson's Bay trading post in Easter, Quebec, as a summer home. He served in the military during World War I in Cuba and Iran. In 1931, he hosted a biological conference there. The conference concerned the examination of wildlife life-cycles. He died on April 10, 1960. Some of his specimens are documented in the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Mammals collections.


University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska and Polar Regions Collections. (2005). Guide to the Amory Family Papers 1860-1938. Retrieved January 24, 2012 from

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