Carter, T. Donald (Thomas Donald), 1893-

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Exist Dates

January 28, 1893 - April 2, 1972

Biographical or Historical Note

T. Donald Carter was a zoologist at the American Museum of Natural History: research assistant 1920- and assistant curator 1944-1960, AMNH Dept. of Mammalogy. Carter participated in 27 expeditions in North and South America, Africa, China and Indochina, and collected over 10,000 specimens, mostly mammals and birds, with some reptiles, contributing significantly to the contents of the AMNH exhibit halls for Asia, Africa and North America. Carter was assistant at the New York Zoological Society, 1913-1916. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I, and spent a year with the Pigeon Service of the Signal Corps. After his retirement in 1960, Carter raised wild ducks and other birds at his 136-acre home in Kinnelon, N.J., near Boonton.


    Library of Congress Name Authority File
    From biographical note for Carter's archive collection at the AMNH Library, Mss .C375, written by Ann Herendeen.

Related Corporate, Personal, and Family Names

American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy
associated dates: 1920-1960

Related Resources

T. Donald Carter papers, 1916-1971
Repository: AMNH Special Collections, Mss .C375
T. Donald Carter field books, 1910-1972
Repository: AMNH Special Collections, Mss .C376

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Last modified: 2018 September 27


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