Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863-1952

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Edwin Grant Conklin was an American biologist. In addition to his work in embryology, he also wrote on the subject of evolution, of which he was a strong proponent. He was a professor of zoology at University of Pennsylvania (1896-1908) and of biology at Princeton (1908-1933).

From the description of Reminiscences, 1952 Nov. 19. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523431

Historian Edward Potts Cheyney taught at the University of Pennsylvania.

From the guide to the Drafts of chapters for "Freedom of inquiry and expression, " 1936-1938, 1936-1938, (American Philosophical Society)

American biologist and educator, Conklin specialized in embryology and cytology and was an ardent evolutionist. He was one of the leading proponents of the importance of cytoplasmic localization and segregation during development. Chairman of the biology department at Princeton (1908-1933), he published the widely-read HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MEN (1915).

From the description of Edwin Grant Conklin papers, 1897-1952. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 175686426

Biologist and educator.

From the description of Edwin Grant Conklin papers, 1885-1939 (bulk 1885-1905). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31182386

  • 1863, Nov. 24: Born, Waldo, Ohio
  • 1885: Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A.
  • 1886: Ohio Wesleyan University, B.S.
  • 1886 - 1888 : Professor, Rust University (Holly Springs, Mich.)
  • 1889: Ohio Wesleyan University, M.A.
  • 1889 - 1891 : Johns Hopkins University, Asst. in the biology laboratory
  • 1890: Johns Hopkins University, Appointed biology fellow
  • 1891: Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D.
  • 1891 - 1894 : Ohio Wesleyan, Chair of Biology
  • 1892: Woods Holl, Member of the corps of instructors in charge of the Marine biological laboratory
  • 1894 - 1896 : Northwestern University, Chair of Zoology
  • 1896: University of Pennsylvania, Chair of Comparative Embryology
  • 1908 - 1933 : Princeton University, Chair of Biology

Edwin Grant Conklin held office of President in the following service organizations: American Philosophical Society (1942-1945, 1948-1952), American Society of Zoologists (1899), American Society of Naturalists (1912), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1936). Conklin was awarded the John J. Carty gold medal (1942-1943), and appointed American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow (1914).

From the guide to the Edwin Grant Conklin Papers, 1885-1939, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

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referencedIn Edwin Rogers Embree papers, 1903-1956 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863-1952. [Collected reprints] Cornell University Library
creatorOf Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863-1952. Correspondence with Edgar Fahs Smith, 1909. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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referencedIn Charles P. (Charles Pollard) Olivier correspondence, 1915-1962, 1915-1962 American Philosophical Society
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creatorOf Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863-1952. Reminiscences, 1952 Nov. 19. American Philosophical Society Library
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creatorOf Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863-1952. Edwin Grant Conklin papers, 1885-1939 (bulk 1885-1905). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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creatorOf Edwin Grant Conklin Papers, 1885-1939 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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creatorOf Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863-1952. Edwin Grant Conklin papers, 1897-1952. Princeton University Library
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United States
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Angoon (Alaska)
Latin America
United States
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Cynthia (insects)
Embryology--United States
Freedom of the press
Human ecology
Eagle dance
Teaching, Freedom of
Crepidula
Biologists--Zoologists
Tlingit Indians--Music
Evolution
Embryology
Amphioxus
Siphonophora
Courtship--Love-letters
Education
Nahuatl Indians--Folklore
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole
Biology--United States
Tlingit Indians--History
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Morphology
Freedmen--African Americans
Academic freedom
Seneca Indians--Music
Seneca Indians--Rites and ceremonies
Liberty
Makah Indians--Folklore
Zoology
Ecology
Papiamento
Marriage customs and rites--Russia
Geology
Methodists
Nootka Indians--Folklore
Freedom of speech
Nootka Indians--Music
Biology
Songs, Papiamento
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Princeton University--Faculty--20th century
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Birth 1863-11-24

Death 1952-11-21

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