Edward Alexander Preble

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Edward Alexander Preble (born in Somerville, Massachusetts on June 11, 1871; died October 4, 1957) was an American naturalist and conservationist. He is noted for work in studying birds and mammals of the Pacific Northwest. He also acted as an editor for nature magazines.[1]

In 1907, Preble and Ernest Thompson Seton discovered the remains of a wolf pack near a long abandoned cabin at the Great Slave Lake in Canada. The two verified the claim of the American frontiersman Charles "Buffalo" Jones, who a full decade earlier in 1897-1898 had traveled to the Arctic Circle in an attempt to capture live musk oxen. Jones had claimed that he and his party shot and fended off the hungry wolves from inside their cabin.[2]


  1. ^ Edward Alexander Preble's papers at the Smithsonian Institution
  2. ^ "Buffalo Jones". h-net.msu.edu. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Author Query for 'Preble'". International Plant Names Index.