Blake, James Henry, 1845-1941

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Blake studied under Louis Agassiz at the Lawrence Scientific School beginning in 1864 and three years later was hired as a student-assistant at the Museum of Comparative Zoology to help Agassiz organize the Thayer Expedition collections. By 1868 he was working in the MCZ's Conchology Department, drawing anatomical features of freshwater mollusks, and later served as zoological artist on the Hassler Expedition (1871-1872).

From the description of Scrapbook of clippings, photographs, cartes-de-visite studio portraits, manuscripts and other materials, 1871-1940 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 421225087

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creatorOf Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873. Original zoological drawings and plates, 1830-1880 (bulk) Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Blake, James Henry, 1845-1941. [Track of the Hassler Expedition]. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Blake, James Henry, 1845-1941. Notes on Louis Agassiz's lectures on board the steamer Hassler, 1871-1872. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Blake, James Henry, 1845-1941. Hassler journal, 1871-1872. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Hill, Thomas, 1818-1891. "Here in Africa we may see" and "Out of his study's stifling air," poems written on the Hassler Expedition, 1871 or 1872. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf BLAKE, JAMES. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Records, 1859-1984 (inclusive), 1859-1946 (bulk). Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Blake, James Henry, 1845-1941. Hassler Expedition pencil drawings, chiefly of Indians, buildings, landscapes, seascapes, and boats, 1871-1872. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Russell, William Goodwin, 1821-1896. Legal papers in the case of Burnham v. the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Company, 1878. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Blake, James Henry, 1845-1941. Hassler notes, 1871-1872. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
creatorOf Blake, James. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Hill, Thomas, 1818-1891. Letter to James Henry Blake, written on the Hassler Expedition, 1871 or 1872. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
referencedIn Putnam, Frederic Ward (1839-1915), Papers, bulk 1855-1935 Peabody Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Letters patent collection, 1819-1922. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Blake, James Henry, 1845-1941. Summary of the Hassler Expedition. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
referencedIn Agassiz family. Papers of the Agassiz family, 1817-1910 (inclusive), 1847-1910 (bulk) [microform]. Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Scudder, Samuel Hubbard, 1837-1911. Papers, 1880-1896 (bulk) Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
creatorOf Blake, James. DS, 1791 November 2 : Gloucester, [Mass.] / James Blake, Sam[ue]l Leighton, Henry Edgar. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Blake, James,. James Blake collection, 1810-1957. Western Michigan University, Dwight B. Waldo Library
referencedIn Handwriting samples of naturalists and others, ca. 1800-1970 (inclusive) Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Blake, James Henry, 1845-1941. Scrapbook of clippings, photographs, cartes-de-visite studio portraits, manuscripts and other materials, 1871-1940 (inclusive). Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
creatorOf Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society. Papers, 1635-1874 (bulk: 1720-1870). New England Historic Genealogical Society
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associatedWith Adams, George R. C. person
associatedWith Agassiz family. family
correspondedWith Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 person
correspondedWith Baird, Spencer F. person
associatedWith Blake, James J. person
associatedWith Blake, Lena Towne. person
associatedWith Blake, William A. person
associatedWith Burdick, Lanckford. person
associatedWith Daughters of the American Revolution. Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Chapter (Kalamazoo, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Day, Murry S. person
associatedWith Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Edgar, Henry. person
associatedWith Ferdinand R. Hassler (Ship) corporateBody
correspondedWith Frederic Ward Putnam, 1813-1915 person
associatedWith Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology. corporateBody
associatedWith Hassler Expedition (1871-1872) corporateBody
associatedWith Hassler (Steamer) corporateBody
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith Hill, Thomas, 1818-1891. person
associatedWith Hodgman, F. (Francis), b. 1839. person
associatedWith Huntsberry, James. person
associatedWith Jack (Schooner) corporateBody
associatedWith Ladies Library Association (Galesburg, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Leighton, Samuel. person
associatedWith Oak Grove Cemetery (Galesburg, Mich.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Peirce, Benjamin, 1809-1880 person
associatedWith Russell, William Goodwin, 1821-1896. person
associatedWith Scudder, Samuel Hubbard, 1837-1911. person
associatedWith Stimpson, William person
associatedWith Stone, James A. B. person
associatedWith Stone, Lucinda, 1814-1900. person
correspondedWith White, J. W. person
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Kalamazoo (Mich.)
Brunswick Peninsula (Chile)
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Knox County (Ohio)
Galapagos Islands
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Galesburg (Mich.)
Michigan
Acapulco (Mexico)
Ohio
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United States
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Birth 1845-07-08

Death 1941

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