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Document Details


Title: Alan James Galloway
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Marin County Free Library. Civic Center Branch. Anne T. Kent California Room
Collection: Carla Ehat Oral History Program for the Anne T. Kent California Room
Description: Alan Galloway is an internationally known geologist and scientist. Born in London in 1904, he was educated at Harrow and Kings College, Cambridge University, receiving his B.A. in Natural Sciences in 1925. That same year James joined Shell Oil Company and was sent to California. His first job was doing field work and micropaleontology at Bakersfield. While at this office, James and his Shell associate, Mr. Edwin Roy Weston, became involved in botany and collected rare Kern County wild flowers. They worked closely with Alice Eastwood at the California Academy of Sciences in an association that was to last a lifetime.
URL: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/lb/main/crm/oralhistories/ajgallowayft1.html
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Galloway, Alan James, 1904-1978
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1904
Speaker place of birth: London, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Scientist
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 14-Apr-1977
Interviewer: Ehat, Carla; Kent, Anne
Locations discussed: California; Marin County, CA; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; California--History; Community; Local history; Marin County (Calif.)--History; Marin County, CA; North America; Oral history; United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029601-32832