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James Howard Gore Papers

Identifier: MS2397

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of three scrapbooks. Each scrapbook has material glued in including newspaper clippings, programs, event tickets, handwritten notes and correspondence. The third scrapbook has three images as well on the last page.


  • Creation: 1884-1916

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials can be used but are very fragile.

Biographical / Historical

James Howard Gore was born near Winchester, VA on 18 September 1856. He was a professor of mathematics from 1881-1909, after which he was emeritus until 1939. Gore received his BS from Columbian University (later GW) in 1879, a PhD from Columbian in 1888, an LL.D from Georgetown (1910) and Richmond University (1911), and finally a Litt. D from GW in 1918. He was chair of the mathematics department, and wrote and published extensively. He died June 10, 1939.

Gore also held the following positions: Astronomer, U. S. Geological Survey, 1880-1883; Civilian Expert, US Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1888-1890; Lecturer on Trusts, Yale, Princeton and Copenhagen; Commissioner-General to International Expositions at Antwerp, Amsterdam, Brussels, St. Louis and Liege; Juror in Chief, Paris Exposition, 1900; US Delegate at six international congresses; Decorated by Belgium, Holland, France, Rumania, Thailand, Spain and Sweden.


0.50 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

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Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retreival time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.


Guide to the James Howard Gore Papers, 1884-1916
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

George Washington University Gelman Library
2130 H Street NW
Washington DC 20052 United States of America