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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1907-1930
(Bulk: 1910-1928)
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Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
Extent: 12.5 linear feet
George Byron Gordon, explorer in Central America and Alaska, and first to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, was born in New Perth, Prince Edward Island, Canada on August 4,1870. Gordon attended the University of South Carolina for one year in 1888 then completed his degree at Harvard University. Selected as an assistant to John G. Owens in 1892, Gordon accompanied Owens on the Harvard-sponsored excavation at Copan, Honduras. When Owens died in the field, Gordon was given the leadership to close down that portion of the work and then continued as Director of the next six sessions in Copan, until 1900. While performing these duties, Gordon attained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1894. Gordon joined the Free Museum of Science and Art(later the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology)in 1903 as Assistant Curator in the Section of General Ethnology. He led two expeditions to Alaska, in 1905 and 1907 with his brother MacLaren Gordon. Gordon was appointed Director of the Free Museum of Science and Art in 1910 and oversaw one of the largest periods of growth in its collection and prestige. The Director's Office records of George Byron Gordon consist of correspondence in folders and in bound volumes. The records are organized alphabetically in the folders and by date in the bound volumes.
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George B. Gordon Director's Office Records
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Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
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PU-Mu. 0001.03
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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12.5 linear feet
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1907-1930
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1910-1928
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George Byron Gordon, explorer in Central America and Alaska, and first to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, was born in New Perth, Prince Edward Island, Canada on August 4,1870. Gordon attended the University of South Carolina for one year in 1888 then completed his degree at Harvard University. Selected as an assistant to John G. Owens in 1892, Gordon accompanied Owens on the Harvard-sponsored excavation at Copan, Honduras. When Owens died in the field, Gordon was given the leadership to close down that portion of the work and then continued as Director of the next six sessions in Copan, until 1900. While performing these duties, Gordon attained his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1894. Gordon joined the Free Museum of Science and Art(later the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology)in 1903 as Assistant Curator in the Section of General Ethnology. He led two expeditions to Alaska, in 1905 and 1907 with his brother MacLaren Gordon. Gordon was appointed Director of the Free Museum of Science and Art in 1910 and oversaw one of the largest periods of growth in its collection and prestige. The Director's Office records of George Byron Gordon consist of correspondence in folders and in bound volumes. The records are organized alphabetically in the folders and by date in the bound volumes.
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Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Baker, Mary Louise, b. 1872-d. 1962 Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 Coxe, Eckley B., 1839-1895 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Harrison, Charles C., 1844-1929 Johnson, Eldridge Reeves, b. 1867-d. 1945 Oldman, W.O., 1879-1949 Rockefeller, John D., Jr., 1874-1960 Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922 Woolley, C. Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1903-1913
Creator:
Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
Extent: 2.75 linear feet
George Byron Gordon, explorer in Central America and Alaska, and first to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, was born in New Perth, Prince Edward Island, Canada on August 4,1870. Gordon joined the Free Museum of Science and Art(later the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology)in 1903 as Assistant Curator in the Section of General Ethnology. Gordon was appointed Director of the Free Museum of Science and Art in 1910 and oversaw one of the largest periods of growth in its collection and prestige. The records of the General Ethnology Section fill three archival boxes of alphabetical correspondence. Five bound letter books also record correspondence from 1902 to 1910.
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George B. Gordon General Ethnology Section Records
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Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
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PU-Mu. 0066
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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2.75 linear feet
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1903-1913
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George Byron Gordon, explorer in Central America and Alaska, and first to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, was born in New Perth, Prince Edward Island, Canada on August 4,1870. Gordon joined the Free Museum of Science and Art(later the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology)in 1903 as Assistant Curator in the Section of General Ethnology. Gordon was appointed Director of the Free Museum of Science and Art in 1910 and oversaw one of the largest periods of growth in its collection and prestige. The records of the General Ethnology Section fill three archival boxes of alphabetical correspondence. Five bound letter books also record correspondence from 1902 to 1910.
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Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 Coxe, Eckley B., 1839-1895 Furness, William H., III Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Stevenson, Sara Yorke, 1847-1921 Woolley, C. Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960
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Correspondence
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1908-1910
Creator:
Woolley, C. Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960
Extent: 0.2 linear foot
The expedition to Teano, Italy was proposed to the Penn Museum by C. Leonard Woolley in 1908. Woolley was sure that he could obtain the necessary permits from the Italian government. Woolley remained in Italy until 1909 uncovering a fine statue of Cupid and a lesser statue of Venus and a mask. Although the museum was to receive the best pieces found there, the Italian government reserved the Cupid for its museum and would only issue export papers for the lesser finds. On the trip, Woolley purchased the Pozzuoli marble from Lamont Young of Naples, a piece found during the construction of a house in Pozzuoli. Apparently, this purchase resulted in concerns about the use of the moneys provided by patron Mrs. Drexel for the expedition.
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Leonard Woolley expedition to Italy
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Woolley, C. Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960
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PU-Mu. 1160
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.2 linear foot
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1908-1910
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The expedition to Teano, Italy was proposed to the Penn Museum by C. Leonard Woolley in 1908. Woolley was sure that he could obtain the necessary permits from the Italian government. Woolley remained in Italy until 1909 uncovering a fine statue of Cupid and a lesser statue of Venus and a mask. Although the museum was to receive the best pieces found there, the Italian government reserved the Cupid for its museum and would only issue export papers for the lesser finds. On the trip, Woolley purchased the Pozzuoli marble from Lamont Young of Naples, a piece found during the construction of a house in Pozzuoli. Apparently, this purchase resulted in concerns about the use of the moneys provided by patron Mrs. Drexel for the expedition.
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Woolley, C. Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Woolley, C. Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960 Young, Lamont, b. 1851-d.1929
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