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army officer , ethnologist

Garrick Mallery, American army officer, ethnologist. member Bureau Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, 1879-1894.

Background

Mallery, Garrick was born on April 23, 1831 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Garrick and Catherine (Hall) Mallery.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1850.

Career

Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1853. Captain 71st Pennsylvania Infantry, 1861. Wounded at Battle of Peach Orchard, Virginia, 1862.

Lieutenant colonel 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 1863, honorably discharged, 1864. Brevetted colonel United States Volunteers, 1865. Captain 43d Infantry, United States Army, 1866.

Brevetted lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1867. Signal officer of meteorological observations Signal Service Bureau, United States Army, 1870-1876. Articles “The Former and Present Number of Our Indians” appeared in Proceedings of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1877, “A Calendar of the Dakota Nation” appeared in Bulletin of Geological and Geography Survey, 1877.

Retired from Army, 1879. Member Bureau Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, 1879-1894. His article “Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared with that of Other Peoples and Deaf Mutes” appeared in 1st Annual Report of bureau of America Ethnology, 1881, “Picture Writings of the North American Indians” appeared in 10th Annual Report of Business American Ethnology, 1893.

Author: Introduction to the Study of Sign Language among the North American Indians as Illustrating the Gesture Speech of Mankind, 1880.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Introduction to the Study of Sign Language among the North American Indians as Illustrating the Gesture Speech of Mankind, 1880.

Membership

Member Bureau Ethnology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, 1879-1894.

Connections

Married Helen W. Wyckoff, April.

father:
Garrick Mallery

mother:
Catherine (Hall) Mallery

spouse:
Helen W. Wyckoff