William H. Dall

ID: SIA2009-4237 and MAH-14538

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: circa 1910

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9526, Box 1, S. Stillman Berry Oral History Interview and Record Unit 95, Box 6, Folder: 42 and Accession 11-006

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Summary

William H. Dall, curator of echinoderms for the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, seated in a chair looking off to his right.

Subject

  • Dall, William Healey 1845-1927
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Echinoderms
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • United States Coast Survey

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Photograph included in the transcript of the S. Stillman Berry Oral History Interview by Donald R. Shasky, May 1980, in Smithsonian Institution Archives.
  • SIA2009-4237 is the photographic print found in Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 9526.
  • Dean of Alaskan explorations, William Healey Dall, 1845-1927, began his scientific career as a member of the Scientific Corps of the Alaskan Western Union Telegraph Expedition in 1865. While on the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, 1865-1868, Dall conducted a geological and biological survey of Alaska to determine a feasible route for a telegraph cable across the Bering Strait. A member of the Expedition's Scientific Corps, he assumed leadership of the Expedition after the death of Robert Kennicott in 1866. In 1871 he was appointed to the United States Coast & Geodetic Survey, where he continued his studies on Alaska and the northern Pacific Coast. Dall left the Coast Survey in 1884 to transfer to the United States Geological Survey as a paleontologist. A position he held until 1925. Concurrentlyy, as a malacologist, he assembled and described some of the collections of mollusca and other organisms held by the United States National Museum since 1868, and served as Honorary Curator of the Museum's Division of Mollusks from 1880 until his death.
  • MAH-14538 is the photo negative found in Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 11-006.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9526, Box 1, S. Stillman Berry Oral History Interview and Record Unit 95, Box 6, Folder: 42 and Accession 11-006

Contact information

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

Date

circa 1910

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Malacologists
  • Echinodermata
  • Paleontologists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Invertebrate Zoologists
  • Echinoderms
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Portraits
  • Glass plate negative

ID Number

SIA2009-4237 and MAH-14538

Physical description

  • Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 7.6w x 8.1h ; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
  • Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Glass Plate Negative

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