ARNOLD, Ralph

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Ralph Arnold (1875-1961)


ARNOLD, Ralph (1875-1961) was born on April 14, 1875 in Marshalltown, Iowa, United States, the son of Delos and Hannah R. (Mercer) Arnold. He attended Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena, California, 1896; he received Bachelor of Arts, Stanford, 1899, A.M.; 1900, Doctor of Philosophy, 1902. Doctor of Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1921. Arnold became a petroleum engineer.

Ralph Arnold was an avocational ornithologist. He became a member of the Cooper Ornithological Club in 1893, and served as secretary to the Cooper Ornithological Society (1901-1902).


In Memorium


Arnold collected on:

  • Islas Coronados (1895)



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Islas Coronados Ralph Arnold MVZ April 15, 1895 MVZ-116728 Ptychoramphus aleuticus aleuticus Birds



In the News~

June 26, 1909 [LAT]: “C. B. Linton today chartered the launch Flyer for a four days’ trip to the Channel Islands, leaving Long Beach July 2 and returning July 6. Accompanying Mr. Linton will be fifteen members of the Cooper Ornithological Club of Los Angeles, among them City Clerk Lelande, Deputy City Attorney Howard Robertson, Dr. Otto J. Zahn, L. H. Miller, Alphonse Jay, Dr. Horace A. Gaylord, W. S. McQuilling and Consulting Geologist Ralph Arnold. Polytechnic High School will also have a representative. Scientific research is the main object of the expedition.”