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B. K. Emerson
(1843-1932)

Benjamin Kendall Emerson, one of the most prominent New England geologists of his time, was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on December 20,1843, the son of Eliza Kendall and Benjamin Frothingham Emerson, an attorney. He graduated from Amherst College in 1865 and went on to receive his PhD in Geology from the University of Göttingen, Germany, in 1870, and married Mary Anneth Hopkins that same year. Returning to the U.S. he joined the faculty at Amherst as Professor of Geology and related sciences from 1872 to 1917, and simultaneously at Smith College from 1878 to 1912. He also served as assistant geologist (1890-1896) and geologist (1896-1920) for the U.S. Geological Survey, and as President of the Geological Society of America. He died at Amherst on April 7, 1932, at the age of 90. His mineral collection was bequeathed to Amherst College.
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The Mineralogical Record - B. K. Emerson Two Emerson labels from the Amherst College collection, each about 23 x 52 mm.
The Mineralogical Record - B. K. Emerson Two Emerson labels from the Amherst College collection, each about 26 x 65 mm.
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