Random Records of a Lifetime devoted to Sciences and Art, 1846-1931 : volume I, Brief Biography, Positions Held, Loubat Prizes, Medals, etc., Societies and Clubs, Bibliography

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This is one of sixteen volumes compiled by William Henry Holmes to document his life and work. The volume contains original correspondences, documents, ephemera, watercolors, and photographs throughout. It is divided into six sections. The first describes the content of the 20 volumes and biography. The second section provides an overview of positions held including those at the U.S. Geological Survey and Smithsonian, as well as trips abroad. The positions are documented with original correspondence and official documents. The third section describes appointments, memberships and awards. Section five includes various types of societies and clubs to which he belonged, including scientific and artistic. The last sections contains a bibliography.

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Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 : Cullings, largely personal, from the scrap heap of three score years and ten, devoted to science, literature and art

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