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Loomis Papers, 1901-1936
2 archives boxes (1 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The collection contains correspondence, typescripts and scientific articles related to biological and archaeological expeditions that Dr. Loomis made to Patagonia, South America, 1911-1912; the Big Badlands in South Dakota; the Wasatch Basin in Wyoming; Converse County in Wyoming; Sioux County in Nebraska; and other expeditions to Maine, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Frederic Brewster Loomis Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Frederic Brewster Loomis, the son of Nathaniel H. And Julia R. (Brewster) Loomis, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 22, 1873, and was fitted for college at Rochester Free Academy, Rochester, N.Y., and Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, N.Y.

After graduation from Amherst College in 1896 he was an assistant in biology at Amherst, 1896-1897. He studied at the University of Munich, Germany, 1897-1899, where he received the degree of Ph.D. Returning to Amherst, he was instructor in biology at Amherst College, 1899-1904; associate professor, 1904-1908; professor of comparative anatomy, 1908-1918; and professor of mineralogy and geology, 1918-1937.

Dr. Loomis died of a cerebral hemorrhage, July 28, 1937 in Sitka, Alaska. The interment was in Wildwood Cemetery, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Dr. Loomis was the author of The Evolution of the Horse; Hunting Extinct Animals in the Patagonia Pampas; Deseado Formation of Patagonia; Field Book of Common Rocks and Minerals; and Physiography of the United States. He also wrote many pamphlets on vertebrate palaentology.

Dr. Loomis was married in 1904 and had two children.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains correspondence, typescripts and scientific articles related to biological and archaeological expeditions that Dr. Loomis made to Patagonia, South America, 1911-1912; the Big Badlands in South Dakota; the Wasatch Basin in Wyoming; Converse County in Wyoming; Sioux County in Nebraska; and other expeditions to Maine, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Frederic Brewster Loomis Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Frederic Brewster Loomis (AC 1896) Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection
Custodial history:

The Papers were a gift from the Amherst College Geology Department c. 1971.

Processing Information
Listed by: Benjamin Ledsham '02
Edited by: Peter A. Nelson, Assistant Archivist


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives

Language
English.