A Bibliography and Short Biographical Sketch of William Healey Dall

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Includes genealogical history of William Healey Dall's origins, early family life and education, early interest in natural history collecting, involvement in Kennicott Expeditions and Harriman Alaska Expedition, exploration and collecting in Alaska, return to Washington and work at the Smithsonian (later under the auspices of the United States Geological Survey), and European travels to meet other malacologists.


  • Dall, William Healey 1845-1927
  • Harriman, Edward Henry 1848-1909
  • Kennicott, Robert
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • United States National Museum
  • Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)


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Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Vol. 104


Quotes from Dall's expedition journals, which are now held in the Smithsonian Institution Archives, RU 7073, William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839- 1858, 1862-1927. Also includes an extensive bibliography of Dall's publications.

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