Matthew, William Diller, 1871-1930

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Exist Dates

February 17, 1871 - September 24, 1930

Biographical or Historical Note

see full description in AMNH Archives database:

William Diller Matthew was a vertebrate paleontologist and geologist. Matthew joined the American Museum of Natural History in 1895 as an assistant in the Dept. of Vertebrate Paleontology, eventually becoming curator in 1911. At the death of E.O. Hovey in 1924, Matthew was appointed acting curator of the Dept. of Geology. In 1927 Matthew went to the University of California as professor of paleontology and curator of the paleontological museum


    Library of Congress Name Authority File
    From biographical note for Matthew's archive collection at the AMNH Library, Mss .M338, written by Ann Herendeen.

Related Corporate, Personal, and Family Names

American Museum of Natural History
associated dates: 1895-1927
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Vertebrate Paleontology
associated dates: 1895-1927

Related Resources

William Diller Matthew papers, 1922-1926 (bulk 1925-1926)
Repository: AMNH Special Collections, Mss .M338

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