Oliver C. Farrington

Geologist, Deceased Person

1864 – 1934

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Who was Oliver C. Farrington?

Oliver Cummings Farrington was an American geologist. He was born at Brewer, Maine, and was educated at the University of Maine and at Yale University, where he was tutor in 1890-91. Betweenm 1882 and 1887 he taught science in various Maine academies, in 1893 he was an assistant in the United States National Museum, in 1894 he became curator geology in the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, and from 1894 to 1904 he was lecturer on mineralogy at the University of Chicago. He was a collaborator in mines and mineralogy at the Paris Exposition in 1900 and a member of the International Jury of Awards at St. Louis in 1904. He was the president of the American Association of Museums in 1914-16. Besides his magazine articles, he was author of:

Observations of Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl

Meteorite Studies

Gems and Gems Minerals

Analyses of Iron Meteorites

Analyses of Stone Meteorites

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Born
1864
Also known as
  • Oliver Farrington
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Yale University
Died
1934

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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