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Barrell, Josephlocked

(15 December 1869–04 May 1919)
  • Naomi Oreskes

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Barrell, Joseph (15 December 1869–04 May 1919), geologist, was born in New Providence, New Jersey, the son of Henry Ferdinand Barrell, a farmer who traced his origins to colonial Boston, and Elisabeth Wisner, whose family had been landowners and army officers in New Jersey for 150 years. An advocate of public education and libraries, Henry Barrell was also an amateur naturalist who instilled in his son an early interest in astronomy and geology. While helping on the family farm, Joseph often collected rocks, birds, and insects from the fields....

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