Peale, A. C. (Albert Charles), 1849-1914

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Biographical History

Albert Charles Peale was a geologist, mineralogist, and paleobotanist. He was born April 1, 1849, in Heckscherville, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor’s degree (1868), master’s degree (1873), and medical degree (1871) from University of Pennsylvania. Peale was a mineralogist and geologist for the United States Geological and Geographic Survey of the Territories. During this time he took part in several of the Ferdinand Hayden expeditions to the western United States. In 1875 he married Emilie Wiswell. He was a geologist with the United States Geological Survey (1883 -1898). He collected fossil specimens for the United States Geological Survey in Colorado during 1908. From 1898 until his death, Peale worked for the U.S. National Museum as a paleobotanist. Peale died in Washington, D.C in 1914.


  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 86848030
  • Albert C. Peale Papers, Edwin O. Kirk - Albert C. Peale Collection, American Philosophical Society . Retrieved from;query=;brand=default

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