Harriet <I>Chalmers</I> Adams

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Harriet Chalmers Adams

Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA
Death 17 Jul 1937 (aged 61)
Nice, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot Chapel of Love
Memorial ID 6609443 · View Source
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Adventurer. She is regarded as America's greatest woman explorer, whom traveled extensively in South America, Asia and the South Pacific in the early 20th Century. From 1907 to 1935, accounts of her journeys were published in over 20 articles of the National Geographic Magazine. In 1925, she helped launch the Society of Woman Geographers and served as its first president until 1933. She also toured lecturing on her travels with illustrated talks with color slides and movies, with copies of her memoirs on Trinidad, Surinam, Bolivia, Peru and the trans-Andean railroad between Buenos Aires and Valparaiso. She died in Nice, France.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 16 Jul 2002
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harriet Chalmers Adams (22 Oct 1875–17 Jul 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6609443, citing Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .