Harriman Alaska Expedition Collection,
1899-1900
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7243
Creators:
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)
Dates:
1899-1900
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This collection consists of photographs taken on the Harriman Alaska Expedition and prints of paintings made by artists accompanying the expedition.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899 was co-sponsored by Edward Henry Harriman, President of the Union Pacific Railroad, and the Washington Academy of Sciences. Originally conceived by Harriman as a big game hunt, it was transformed into a scientific exploring expedition on the advice of Clinton Hart Merriam, Chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey.
Many prominent naturalists, scientists, and artists accompanied the expedition, including Merriam, Albert Kenrick Fisher, Grove Karl Gilbert, Frederick Vernon Coville, Bernhard E. Fernow, John Burroughs, John Muir, William H. Dall, Daniel Firaud Elliot, Robert Ridgway, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh, Frederick A. Walpole, Robert Swain Gifford, and Charles Robert Knight. Many of the specimens collected were deposited in the United States National Museum, including large collections of birds and mollusks secured by Ridgway and Dall. The expedition departed from Seattle, Washington, aboard the George W. Elder, on May 31, and returned on July 30, 1899.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7243, Harriman Alaska Expedition Collection

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fisher, A. K. (Albert Kenrick), 1856-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilbert, Grove Karl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fernow, B. E. (Bernhard Eduard), 1851-1923 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muir, John, 1838-1914 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elliot, Daniel Giraud, 1835-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walpole, Frederick A., 1861-1904 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gifford, R. Swain (Robert Swain), 1840-1905 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Union Pacific Railroad Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942 Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Bureau of Biological Survey Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George W. Elder (Steamer) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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Washington, D.C.
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