Annie Montague Alexander (1867-1950)

Independently wealthy collector of fossil mammals and big game. She helped to found the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (1908) and Museum of Paleontology (1921) at the University of California, Berkeley. Alexander was introduced to paleontology by her professor J. C. Merriam and later supported research at Berkeley by many paleontologists, including Matthew and such Matthew proteges as Stirton. Alexander never married, and collaborated in the field with her companion Louise Kellogg from 1908 on. See the Annie Alexander Papers at Berkeley for more information.


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