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In Memoriam: Dr. James W. Scott

In Memoriam: Dr. James W. Scott James "Jim" W. Scott, (1925­2011) professor emeritus of geography at Western Washington University, died peacefully on July 20, 2011, in Bellingham, Washington. Born September 30, 1925, in Bootie, England, he received degrees in geography from Cambridge (St. Catherine's College) and Indiana University before obtaining an appointment as assistant professor at Western Washington State College in the fall of 1966. He completed his doctoral dissertation on The Metalliferous Mining and Smelting Industries of the British Isles, 1540­1640, but soon shifted his research interest from Tudor and Stuart Britain to focus on the pioneer settlement and economic development of the Pacific Northwest in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His professional publications included the Social Science Resource Handbook (co-authored by Raymond G. McInnis), Historical Atlas of Washington (Larry Delorme, co-author), Whatcom County Maps, 1832­1937 and Early Industries of Bellingham Bay and Whatcom County with Daniel D. Turbeville; and Washington: A Centennial Atlas--Western's principal contribution to the state centennial and for which he was awarded the Governor's Writer's Award in 1991. In 1971, together with colleagues from the History Department, and with support from university administration, Dr. Scott founded the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies. He became its first director and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers University of Hawai'I Press

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James "Jim" W. Scott, (1925­2011) professor emeritus of geography at Western Washington University, died peacefully on July 20, 2011, in Bellingham, Washington. Born September 30, 1925, in Bootie, England, he received degrees in geography from Cambridge (St. Catherine's College) and Indiana University before obtaining an appointment as assistant professor at Western Washington State College in the fall of 1966. He completed his doctoral dissertation on The Metalliferous Mining and Smelting Industries of the British Isles, 1540­1640, but soon shifted his research interest from Tudor and Stuart Britain to focus on the pioneer settlement and economic development of the Pacific Northwest in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His professional publications included the Social Science Resource Handbook (co-authored by Raymond G. McInnis), Historical Atlas of Washington (Larry Delorme, co-author), Whatcom County Maps, 1832­1937 and Early Industries of Bellingham Bay and Whatcom County with Daniel D. Turbeville; and Washington: A Centennial Atlas--Western's principal contribution to the state centennial and for which he was awarded the Governor's Writer's Award in 1991. In 1971, together with colleagues from the History Department, and with support from university administration, Dr. Scott founded the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies. He became its first director and

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Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast GeographersUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 11, 2012

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