Harris, Thaddeus William, 1795-1856

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Birth 1795-11-12
Death 1856-01-16

Biographical notes:

Harvard librarian and entomologist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cambridge [Mass.], to Henry David Thoreau, 1854 June 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270499003

Harris graduated from Harvard in 1815 and served as librarian at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Thaddeus William Harris, 1822-1850 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972786

Physician, botanist and entomologist of Cambridge, Mass.

From the description of Letter, 1835, Dec. 9 : Cambridge, Mass., to Jas. Brown, Boston. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35090820

Harris (Harvard, A.B. 1815; M.D. 1820) served as Librarian of Harvard, 1831-1856 and also lectured on natural history at Harvard, 1837-1842. He published about 100 articles on insects and insect-related diseases, compiled indexes to major works on entomology, and also wrote on squashes and pumpkins for the New England farmer.

From the description of Papes of Thaddeus William Harris, 1818?-1852 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 40961354

American entomologist.

From the description of 5 drawings, some signed, and autograph manuscript notes [drawing]. [18--?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874695

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  • Indic literature--Texts
  • Entomology
  • Botany
  • Private libraries--Catalogs
  • Sanskrit language--Study and teaching


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