Fielding Bradford Meek

ID: 1329 or AI-1329

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1850s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 17, Folder: 2

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Summary

Following his field work with Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden in the American West, Fielding Bradford Meek, 1817-1876, was a paleontologist at the Smithsonian from 1858 to 1876. He lived with his cat in a tiny room under the stairs in the North Tower of the Smithsonian Castle from 1858 until his death. In his early years he had taken an interest in fossil bones and made paleontology his specialty. Meek participated in 14 expeditions and surveys and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Author

Unknown

Subject

Meek, Fielding Bradford

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 17, Folder: 2

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1850s

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Topic

  • Paleontologists
  • Explorations and Expeditions
  • Portraits

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

1329 or AI-1329

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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