Biography and History

Alfred Marshall Mayer (1836-1897) was a physicist; his son Alfred Goldsborough Mayer (1868-1922) a biologist, and Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902) a zoologist and paleontologist. The three corresponded among themselves and with other colleagues in the field about their expeditions in the Pacific, which included voyages to Japan, Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, New Guinea, Tonga, and Samoa, among other places.

Source: From the finding aid for C0076

Occupations

  • Biologists -- United States -- 19th century..
  • Physicists -- United States -- 19th century..
  • Hyatt and Mayer Collection. 1804-1921 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0076

    The Hyatt and Mayer Collection consists primarily of correspondence between Alfred Marshall Mayor (1836-1897), physicist, his son Alfred Goldsborough Mayor (1868-1922), biologist, and Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902), zoologist and paleontologist, and colleagues in their various fields. Also included are eight volumes of photographs taken by Alfred M. Mayer during scientific expeditions to the islands of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Hyatt and Mayer Collection. 1804-1921 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0076

    The Hyatt and Mayer Collection consists primarily of correspondence between Alfred Marshall Mayor (1836-1897), physicist, his son Alfred Goldsborough Mayor (1868-1922), biologist, and Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902), zoologist and paleontologist, and colleagues in their various fields. Also included are eight volumes of photographs taken by Alfred M. Mayer during scientific expeditions to the islands of the Pacific Ocean.