Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Florence Bascom (1862-1945) was a noted American geologist, specializing in petrography. She attended the University of Wisconsin, receiving her BA degree in 1882 and her MA degree in 1884, and was the first woman to be granted a PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1893. From 1895 to 1928, Bascom taught at Bryn Mawr College, where she established the Geology Department. In 1896, she became the first woman appointed to the United States Geological Survey.The Florence Bascom papers,...
Dates: 1883 - 1938
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single, handwritten, autobiography of Henry Carter. His autobiography describes his childhood with his brother and widowed mother, but mostly focuses on his adult life as a sailor. He also included a brief history of the genealogy of his father's side of the family.
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of John N. Pearce's single volume Master's thesis for the University of Delaware, entitled "The Early Baltimore Potters and their Wares, 1763-1850." The thesis builds upon earlier scholarship on the pottery produced in early Pennsylvania and emphasizes the production of pottery in Maryland. The majority of the volume is composed of the following three chapters: A Monopoly of Earthenware, 1763-1793, Competition Among Craftsmen, 1794-1820, and Crafts Into Industry,...
Abstract The Taylor and Nicholson family papers contain the records of these two families from the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. The two focal points of this collection are William Nicholson Taylor (1882-1945), and his mother, Rebecca Morgan Nicholson Taylor (1857-1944). William graduated from Harvard in 1903 and afterwards spent considerable time abroad studying architecture. He also served as an officer in the United States Military from 1916 to 1917, and worked in diplomacy after the...
Dates: Bulk, 1869-1944 1810-1999; Majority of material found within 1869 - 1944