Joseph Augustine Cushman (1881-1949)

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From 1903-1923, geologist Joseph Augustine Cushman (1881-1949) was curator at Boston Society of Natural History. When he resigned in 1923, he built a lab behind his house in Sharon, Massachusetts, where he conducted independent research and consulted with oil companies. His collections were donated to the National Museum of Natural History in 1949.


  • Cushman, Joseph A (Joseph Augustine) 1881-1949
  • Boston Society of Natural History
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-0771

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0771]

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