THIS WEBSITE contains biographical
materials on the life of Charles Palache, renowned Professor
of Mineralogy at Harvard University, and one of the greatest morphological
crystallographers of all time.
Included here is a
memorial written by Professor Clifford Frondel; some unpublished
autobiographical notes; an unpublished
journal titled "Six Weeks in the
Saddle", chronicling an 1889 trip into the hills of California
while an undergraduate; letters home to his fiancée and
family during the Harriman Expedition
to Alaska in 1899; and "Grannie
& Grandpa", reminiscences of Charles and Helen Palache
by their granddaughter, Judith Palache Gregory.
The previously unpublished notes, correspondence
and photographs were kindly provided for this Website by
Palache Gregory, who retains all rights. The Memorial is Copyright
© by the Mineralogical Society
of America and appears here by permission.
We hope these materials manage to share
some of the person of Charles Palache.
- Herb Yeates & Judith Palache Gregory, July