George Perkins Merrill, 1854-1929

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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.


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


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

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Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1930 (Book)

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pp. 617-634

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