Biographical Chronology

1869 born in Milan, IL 13 July
1890 enters Gates College
1892 transfers to Oberlin College as a junior
1894 graduates from Oberlin, Phi Beta Kappa
1895-8 Professor of Natural Science, Gates College
1900 receives Ph.D. from Yale University
1900-01 Assistant in Geology at Cornell University
1901 accepts position as Instructor in Geology and Botany at Williams College
1904 awarded Assistant Professorship
1907 becomes Professor of Geology and Mineralogy
1910 marries Helen Davison
1911 becomes Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Mineralogy
1923 Helen (Davison) Cleland dies
1925 marries Emily Leonard Wadsworth
1935 Cleland dies in the "Mohawk" sea disaster 24 January

Additional biographical information concerning Cleland may be located in the collection's Miscellaneous Obituary material (Box 5), The Williams Record (9 Feb. 1935, vol.48, no.49, p.1; 17 June 1935, vol.49, no.19, p. 1), the Gul (1936), and the Williams Alumni Review (Apr. 1925, vol.17, p.254; Mch. 1935, vol.27, p.194-200).

Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1869-1935) Papers, 1905-1935

Paul A. Chadbourne
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