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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.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

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.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1 : Correspondence



Letters from Loomis to John F. Genung; Harry W. Kidder
n.d.

Box I: folder 1
Letters to Loomis concerning The Evolution of the Horse
n.d.

Box I: folder 2
Letters to Loomis: A-Z
n.d.

Box I: folder 3
Series 2 : Typescripts



Economic Zoology , chapters 1-10


Box I: folder 4
Economic Zoology , chapters 11-14


Box I: folder 5
"My Fiftieth Year"


Box I: folder 6
"On the Shell Heaps of Maine" and reprint [from the Journal of Science , Vol. XXXIV, July, 1912]
1912 Jul

Box I: folder 7
A Proposal for a Joint Expedition of Amherst College, the American Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum


Box I: folder 8
Series 3 : Printed Articles by Loomis



Definitions of the Phyla, Classes, and Orders of Chordata
n.d.

Box I: folder 10
Directions for the Sophmore Laboratory Work , Amherst, Mass., 1901; Laboratory drawing Book "Stegomus Longpipes" [from the Journal of Science , Vol. XVII, May, 1904]. "Turtles from the Upper Harrison Beds" [From the Journal of Science , Vol. XXXVIII, July, 1909].
1901-1909

Box I: folder 11
"Ontogeny: The Study of the Value of Young Features in Determining the Phylogeny" [Reprint from the Popular Science Monthly , September, 1910]; "The Camels of the Harrison Beds, with Three New Species" [from the American Journal of Science , Vol. XXXI, January, 1911]; "New Mink from the Shell Heaps of Maine" [from the American Journal of Science , Vol. XXXI, March, 1911]; Hunting Extinct Animals in the Patagonian Pampas , Amherst College 1913.
1910-1913

Box I: folder 12
The Deseado Formation of Patagonia , Amherst College, 1914. "A New Mosasaur from the Ft. Pierre." [From the American Journal of Science , Vol. XXXI, March 1911.]
1911, 1914

Box I: folder 13
"Dr. Hitchcock and the Amherst Indian Collection" Amherst Graduate's Quarterly , June, 1915. "A Pleistocene Locality on Mount Desert Island, Maine" [from the American Journal of Science , Vol. XLII, November, 1916]. "An Unusual Mastadon." [From the American Journal of Science , Vol. XLV, June 1918.] "An Amphibian from the Eocene." [From the American Journal of Science , Vol. XLVII, March, 1919.] "On Ticholeptus Rusticus and the Genera of Oreadontidae." [From the American Journal of Science , Vol. L, October, 1920.] "Postglacial Faulting About Mount Toby Massachusetts." [From Bull. Geol. Soc. Am., Vol. 32, 1920.] "Oreddons of the Lower Harrison Beds." [From the American Journal of Science , Vol. VI, September, 1923.] "Early Man in Florida." [Reprinted from the Natural History , XVI, No. 3, 1926, pp. 206-262.]
1915-1926

Box I: folder 14
Report of the Phi Delta Theta Expedition of 1927, Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. "The Giant Tortoise from Florida." [From the American Journal of Science , Vol. XIII, May, 1927.] "Phylogeny of the Deer." [From the American Journal of Science , Vol. XVI, December, 1928.] "Variations in the Species of Merycoidodon." From the American Journal of Science , Vol. XX, July, 1930.
1927-1930

Box I: folder 15
Report of the Amherst Expedition of 1931 , Nebraska and Wyoming. "A New Oligocene Dog." [From the American Journal of Science , Vol. XXII, August, 1931.] "The Small Carnivores of the Miocene." [From the American Journal of Science , XXIV, October, 1932.] "Three Oreodont Skeletons from the Lower Miocene of the Great Plains." [Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. Vol. 44, pp. 723-734.]
1931-1932

Box I: folder 16
Outline for the Course on Man and His Environment , 1935. "Three New Miocene Dogs and Their Phylogeny." [Reprint for private circulation. Journal of Paleontology , Vol. 10, No. 1, January, 1936.] "Are Conodonts Gastropods?" [Reprint for private circulation. Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 10, No. 7, October, 1936.] "The Skeleton of a New Fossil Camel from Wyoming." [Reprint from University of Wyoming Publication, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 59-64. May 1, 1936.]
1935-1936

Box I: folder 17
Series 4 : Newspaper Clippings



Newspaper clippings about Loomis and his work (expeditions)


Box II: folder 1
Series 5 : Miscellaneous



Miscellaneous notes


Box II: folder 2
Newspaper clippings and map on "Oil in South Hadley"


Box II: folder 3
Four student papers, 1912
1912

Box II: folder 4

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Subjects
  • Amherst College--Faculty.
  • Geologists--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Geologists--United States.
  • Geology--Arizona.
  • Geology--Colorado.
  • Geology--Florida.
  • Geology--Maine.
  • Geology--Nebraska--Sioux County.
  • Geology--New Mexico.
  • Geology--Patagonia (Argentina and Chile)
  • Geology--South Dakota.
  • Geology--Study and teaching--Massachusetts--Amherst.
  • Geology--Wyoming--Converse County.
  • Loomis, Frederic Brewster, b. 1873.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1896. Loomis.


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