- Benjamin Kendall Emerson
name = Benjamin Kendall Emerson
caption = This is a portrait of Emerson, circa 1902.
December 20, 1843
Nashua, New Hampshire
April 7, 1932
occupation = Geologist, author.
Benjamin Kendall Emerson (
December 20, 1843- April 7, 1932) was an American geologistand author.
Emerson graduated from
Amherst Collegein 1865, and went on to receive his doctoratefrom the University of Göttingen, Germanyin 1870. He returned to the United Stateswhere he joined the faculty at Amherst, where he was professor of geology and related sciences from 1872 to 1917 and simultaneously at Smith Collegefrom 1878 to 1912. He was also assistant geologist from 1890 to 1896, and later geologist from 1896 to 1920 for the United States Geological Survey.
His chief fields of study were western
Massachusetts, the Connecticut Rivervalley, and Rhode Island.
Among his works are "Geology of Old Hampshire County, Massachusetts" (1898), "Geology of Massachusetts and Rhode Island" (1917), and a report (1904) on the
Harriman Expeditionto Alaska.
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