George Perkins Merrill, 1854-1929

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Summary

Extensive biography of George Perkins Merrill, including direct quotes from Merrill's writing. Also includes Merrill's acquaintance with George Brown Goode and the United States National Museum, the birth of the Department of Geology, a detailed synopsis of his career with this department, and family information.

Subject

  • Merrill, George P (George Perkins) 1854-1929
  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • United States National Museum

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Includes portrait of Merrill. Footnote acknowledges the assistance of Margaret W. Moodey in composing the article.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1930 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1931

Topic

  • Meteorites
  • Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
  • Architecture
  • Monuments
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • United States National Museum
  • Meteorology
  • Biography
  • Museum curators
  • Museum exhibits
  • Building
  • Museum publications

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Physical description

pp. 617-634

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