Rollin Thomas Chamberlin

Rollin Thomas Chamberlin [1881–1948]

b. 1881 — Beloit, Wisconsin, USA
d. 1948

Rollin Thomas Chamberlin, 1881-1948, was a geologist and mountaineer at Chicago, Illinois. Chamberlin was an eminent Professor of Geology at the University of Chicago who, in 1910, made numerous guided climbs in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, including the Lake Louise, Lake O’Hara, Field and Glacier areas. In 1924, Chamberlin, Allen Carpe and A. L. Withers made a number of first ascents in the Cariboo Mountains, including Mount Titan (now Mount Sir Wilfred Laurier) and Mount Challenger.

Sources of biographical information about Chamberlin:

  • Pettijohn, F. J. “Rollin Thomas Chamberlin: a Biographical Memoir.” (1970) National Academy of Sciences
  • Chamberlin, Rollin Thomas [1881–1948]. Rollin T. Chamberlin fonds V22. 1910–1927 Whyte Museum
Chamberlin is the namesake of the following places in the Mount Robson region:

Events in the Mount Robson region in which Chamberlin was involved:

  • 1924 Chamberlin party Cariboos
Works pertinent to the Mount Robson region of which Chamberlin was author or co-author:

  • —   Rollin T. Chamberlin fonds. V22 (1910–1927).
  • —   Rollin T. Chamberlin fonds V22. 1910–1927
  • —   “Exploration of the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia.” Bulletin of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, 25 (1925):59-76

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