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Pavlov, Aleksei Petrovich, 1854-1929

 Person

Parallel Names

  • Pavlov, A.P., 1854-1929
  • Pavlov, Alexey P., 1854-1929

Biography

A.P. Pavlov (1854-1929) was a famed Russian Imperial geologist and paleontologist.

Aleksei Petrovich Pavlov (A.P.) was born on November 19, 1854, in Moscow, Russia. A.P. graduated from Imperial Moscow University in the natural department of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics. In 1880, he was invited to be a curator of the Geological and Mineralogical offices at Moscow University. He rose from curator to head of the department of geology and paleontology in 1884 and professor emeritus of the university in 1909. He was an academician of the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences. While attending lectures, A.P. met his future wife, Maria Vasilevna Gortynskaya (M.V.) who was a graduate of the Sorbonne. They were married on May 26, 1885, in Moscow, Russia. She became an honored paleontologist and academician. A.P. participated in eight sessions of the International Geological Congress. He published over 160 works in the fields of stratigraphy and paleontology. They immigrated to the United States in 1893. Together, A.P. and M.V. were awarded the medal of A.Godri, the highest award of the Geological Society of France. The work of the Pavlovs grew into a large Geological-Paleontological Museum, which was named after them in 1926. A.P. died on September 9, 1929, in a town called Bad Taurz, which is present day Germany, Bavaria.

Citation:
FamilySearch, April 1, 2024 (Aleksej Petrovich Pavlov; b. November 19, 1854, in Moscow, Russia; d. September 9, 1929, in Germany)

Wikipedia, April 1, 2024 (Alexei Petrovich Pavlov; d. September 9, 1929; Russian Imperial geologist and paleontologist; professor at Moscow Imperial University; academician of the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences; published more than 160 works in the fields of stratigraphy and paleontology; m. to Maria Vasilevna Gortynskaya; she was an honored paleontologist and academician)

UPB files, April 1, 2024 (immigrated to the United States in 1893; graduated from the Imperial Moscow University in the natural department of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics; in 1880, invited as curator of the Geological and Mineralogical offices at Moscow University; he rose from curator to head of the department of geology and paleontology in 1884 and professor emeritus of the university in 1909; met his future wife, a graduate of the Sorbonne, in 1884; participated in eight sessions of the International Geological Congress; in 1926, he and his wife were awarded the highest award of the Geological Society of France, the medal of A.Godri; d. September 9, 1929, in Bad Taurz (Germany, Bavaria); the work of A.P. and M.V. Pavlov grew into a large Geological-Paleontological Museum, which was named after them in 1926)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

F. V. Hayden United States Geological scrapbook

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197239283788]
Identifier: MSS 9569
Scope and Contents

This collection is a scrapbook compiled under the direction of F.V. Hayden and containing 258 albumen silver prints taken by William Henry Jackson of landmarks in and around what is known now as Yellowstone National Park. There are handwritten notes, in Russian, made by A.P. Pavlov at a later date. Materials are dated 1869-1875.

Dates: 1869-1875