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Suckley (George) Papers
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A collection of material related to the professional career of George Suckley, American Army surgeon and naturalist.
George Suckley (1830-1869) was an United States Army surgeon and naturalist. In 1852 Suckley served as resident surgeon in the New York hospital; in the following year, 1853, he became assistant surgeon in the U. S. Army in which capacity he served until 1856. It was during this period that he was engaged as surgeon and naturalist for the Northern Pacific Railroad Route Survey led by Isaac Ingalls Stevens. The party made explorations and scientific investigations from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Puget Sound in Washington from 1853 to 1857. Suckley pursued his ornithological interest sending specimens to Spencer Fullerton Baird at the Smithsonian Institution and to John Cassin at the Philadelphia Academy of Science as well as creating a private collection. Suckley collaborated with James G. Cooper on The natural history of Washington territory, which was published in 1859. In 1861, he was a Brigade surgeon and in 1865, a staff surgeon in the U. S. Volunteers. Suckley died in New York in 1869.
3 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
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