French, G.H. (George Hazen), 1841-1935

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Professor French came to Carbondale, Illinois with his wife Hattie in August 11, 1877 and joined the faculty of Southern Illinois Normal University as assistant curator of the museum a year later. In 1879, he succeeded Cyrus Thomas, as curator of the museum and as a natural science teacher teaching natural history, botany, physiology and floriculture. Professor French rebuilt the museum collections after the first Old Main building burned in 1883.On June 10, 1913, he was appointed curator and superintendent of the greenhouse at the university. During this time he published a manual of the butterflies of the eastern United States, and a manual of dissection and histology, as well as a number of papers and articles. He was a nationally know entomologist; his articles and scrapbooks show that he had a special interest in pest control and the use of insecticides. After the death of his wife in 1919 he moved from Carbondale to Herrin in 1921 where he died at the age of 93, on January 2, 1935. In addition to his work he was a member of entomological societies of France, Belgium, Great Britain, and New York; the Southern Illinois Medical Association; and was an associate member of the Natural History Society of Lubeck, Germany, Academy of Science of Southern Illinois, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

From the description of George Hazen French papers, 1859-1931 (bulk 1880-1899). (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 221691116

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referencedIn Carter family. Carter Family papers, 1898-1958. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf French, G. H. (George Hazen), 1841-1935. George Hazen French papers, 1859-1931 (bulk 1880-1899). Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Edwards, Henry, 1830-1891. Papers, 1854-1897 (bulk 1862-1891). American Museum of Natural History
creatorOf McGlashan, C. F. (Charles Fayette), 1847-1931. Charles F. McGlashan papers, ca.1878-1889. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Thomas E. Bean papers, 1877-1961 American Museum of Natural History
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associatedWith Bean, Thomas E. (Thomas Ebenezer), 1844-1931. person
associatedWith Carter, Edgar. person
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associatedWith Carter, Randall. person
associatedWith Edwards, Henry, 1830-1891. person
correspondedWith Edwards, William person
associatedWith French, Hattie. person
associatedWith Hale, Julia Carter. person
associatedWith Ingersoll, Ezekiel J. person
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associatedWith McGlashan, C. F. (Charles Fayette), 1847-1931. person
correspondedWith Pakarer, A. person
associatedWith Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895. person
correspondedWith Strecker, Herman, 1836-1901 person
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Birth 1841

Death 1935



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