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Van Buren, Chester G., 1875-1928

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1875 - 1928

Biographical History

Chester G. Van Buren (1875-1928) was a scientist and manufacturer in Utah and Illinois.

Chester Granville Van Buren was born on March 15, 1875 in Manti, Utah to Andrew Cheney Van Buren and Lovina Emeline Cox. He studied at Brigham Young Academy, and was invited to participate in the institution's South American Expedition between 1900 and 1902. During his time in Central America he was largely responsible for gathering biological and ethnographic specimens, which he shipped back to the Academy.

After 1910 he left Utah for Chicago, Illinois, where he managed a family manufacturing company that produced binders. While there he married Verena Alice Buckmiller.

Van Buren passed away in Chicago on December 16, 1928.

Citation:
Register to the Chester G. Van Buren Collection ... 1983: t.p. (b. 1875; d. 1928)

RLIN, 4/18/95 (hdg.: Van Buren, C. G.)

Familysearch, via WWW, Nov. 6, 2020 (Chester Granville Van Buren, Chester G. Van Buren; b. Mar. 15, 1875 in Manti, Utah; parents: Andrew Cheney Van Buren and Lovina Emeline Cox; student at Brigham Young Academy, participated in the South American Expedition; scientist and biologist; collected animal and ethnographic specimens, formed basis of natural history collections at Brigham Young University; teacher at Brigham Young University; later moved to Chicago, Ill., working as manager of Van Buren Bros. binder manufacturing firm; m. June 24, 1925 in Cook County, Ill. to Verena Alice Buckmiller; d. Dec. 16, 1928 in Chicago, Ill.)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Chester G. Van Buren dissecting set and folders, approximately 1900-1910

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 4170 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains a dissecting set and folders associated with Van Buren. Date of individual items not determined.

Dates: approximately 1900-1910

Chester G. Van Buren papers, 1899-1903

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 4170 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains diaries, field notes, and writings by Van Buren related to the South American Expedition. Materials date from between 1899 and 1902.

Dates: 1899-1903

Vasco M. Tanner collection on the South American Expedition

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 4170
Scope and Contents

Contains first-hand accounts and retrospective articles on the South American Expedition. Includes diaries, correspondence, field notes, and articles. Much of the material focuses on the contributions of Benjamin Cluff Jr. and Chester G. Van Buren. Collection was compiled by Vasco M. Tanner, and includes his own research and writing on the expedition.

Dates: 1899-1975

Chester G. Van Buren papers

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: UA 352
Scope and Contents

Contains handwritten journals, typescripts of journals, handwritten and typewritten correspondence to, from and concerning Van Buren and the expedition, supply lists, financial papers, certificates, passports, maps and photographs concerning the expedition. The majority of the material dates from 1900-1903.

Dates: 1887-1933; Majority of material found within 1900-1903

Vasco M. Tanner articles on Chester G. Van Buren, 1928-1968

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 4170 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, notes, and manuscript drafts about Chester G. Van Buren. Materials date from between 1928 and 1968.

Dates: 1928-1968

Vasco M. Tanner research on Chester G. Van Buren, 1899-1968

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4170 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains diaries, field notes, articles, and other materials about Van Buren and his participation in the South American Expedition. Materials date from between 1899 and 1968.

Dates: 1899-1968

Vasco M. Tanner research on the South American Expedition, 1900-1975

 Series
Identifier: MSS 4170 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, writings, and primary sources about the South American Expedition assembled by Tanner. Materials date from between 1900 and 1975.

Dates: 1900-1975