George P. Merrill

ID: SIA2009-4249 or 84-10782

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1900s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 17, Folder 7

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Summary

George P. Merrill (1854-1929), geologist and head curator of the Department of Geology, United States National Museum from 1917-1929.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Merrill, George P (George Perkins) 1854-1929
  • United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Geology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

In 1880-1881 Merrill was appointed aide at the United States Bureau of Fisheries. In July 1881 he transferred to the USNM where he was employed as an aide in the Department of Mineralogy. The following year he was promoted to assistant in the Department's Section of Building Stones. Subsequently, he held positions as acting curator, Department of Lithology and Physical Geology, 1883-1885; curator, Department of Lithology and Physical Geology, 1886- 1890; curator, Department of Geology, 1890-1916; curator, Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (Systematics and Applied), 1898-1929; and head curator, Department of Geology, 1917-1929.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 17, Folder 7

Contact information

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

Date

circa 1900

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Curators
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Geologists
  • Portraits
  • Geology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Curators
  • Geology
  • Portraits
  • Geologists
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Portraits

ID Number

SIA2009-4249 or 84-10782

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 4.5w x 7h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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