Goode's Activities in Relation to American Science

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George Brown Goode (1851-1896) was a naturalist and museum administrator, who served as Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum at the Smithsonian. Goode was a leading theorist in nineteenth century museum practice. He was also very interested in history and genealogy, and encouraged the study of the history of American science. The author, William Healey Dall, was also a curator at the United States National Museum.


Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Part of "A Memorial of George Brown Goode."

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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1897 (Book)

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