Charles Benedict Davenport papers

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Charles Benedict Davenport papers

1874-1944

This collection contains extensive correspondence, lectures (3 boxes), diaries (1878-1942), student notebooks, and family correspondence (1893-1942, 23 folders).

ca. 45,000 items (43 linear ft.).

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Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1885-1963

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Kidder was an archaeologist who excavated sites in the Southwest. He became a member of the Advisory Board for the Laboratory of Anthropology in 1927. From the description of Alfred Vincent Kidder Pecos papers, 1915-1935. (Museum of New Mexico Library). WorldCat record id: 37992640 Kidder was an archaeologist who excavated sites in the southwest. He became a member of the Advisory Board for the Laboratory of Anthropology in 1927. From the description of Alfred Vi...

Greenman, Milton Jay, 1866-1937

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Hektoen, Ludvig, 1863-1951

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Undergraduate degree, Luther College, 1883. M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, Ill., 1887. Intern, Cook County Hospital. Professor, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1892-1894. Professor of Pathology, Rush Medical College, 1895-1933. Director, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases, Chicago, 1902-1939. Founder and editor, Journal of Infectious Diseases. Editor, Archives of Pathology,1926. From the description of Papers, 1913-1947. (University of Chicago Li...

Pan-American Conference on Eugenics and Homiculture.

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Committee on a Study of the American Negro.

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Davenport, Gertrude Crofty

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Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956

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Robert Mearns Yerkes was an animal psychologist; he became a member of the American Philosophical Society, 1936. From the guide to the Testament: the scientific way, n.d., n.d., (American Philosophical Society) George Washington Corner worked as an anatomist, endocrinologist, and medical historian. From the guide to the George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982, (American Philosophical Society) Psychologist. From the description o...

Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922

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Inventor and educator. From the description of Check, 1918 Feb. 11. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70954428 Alexander Graham Bell, inventor and educator, and members of the related Bell, Fairchild, Grosvenor, and Hubbard families. From the description of Alexander Graham Bell family papers, 1834-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979893 Inventor Alexander Graham Bell became a member of the American Philsophical Society in...

Atkins, Charles D., 1876-1964.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Press

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Gotto, Sybil.

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Muller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967

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George Washington Corner worked as an anatomist, endocrinologist, and medical historian. From the guide to the George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982, (American Philosophical Society) H.J. Muller established the field of production of genetic mutations through x-ray irradiation. He received the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology in 1946. From the description of [Collected reprints of H.J. Muller] 1916-1968. (Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas M...

Castle, William E. (William Ernest), 1867-1962

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George Washington Corner worked as an anatomist, endocrinologist, and medical historian. From the guide to the George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982, (American Philosophical Society) William Ernest Castle was a zoologist and geneticist. He received his PhD from Harvard (1895) and taught there until 1936. He continued research in the genetics of coat colors in horses at the University of California at Berkeley until 1961. From the description of Pa...

Kellogg, Vernon L. (Vernon Lyman), 1867-1937

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American zoologist; officer in relief organizations in Europe during World War I. From the description of Vernon Lyman Kellogg papers, 1914-1921. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868923 Charlotte Hoffman Kellogg was born in 1874 at Grand Island, Nebraska, and was educated at the University of California, earning a Ph.B. in 1900. She taught English at Miss Head's School in Berkeley, California from 1903 until 1907. During World War I, she participated in civilia...

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

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Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, served 1901-1909. From the description of DS, 1904 March 1. : Washington, D.C. Homestead Certificate. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 15210791 26th president of the United States, 1901-1909. From the description of Theodore Roosevelt letters, 1917, 1918. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 213408920 Roosevelt was then Governor of New York. Chapman was one of the founders of the New York St...

Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947

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Irving Fisher (1867-1947) was an economist and professor of political economy at Yale University from 1898 to 1935. He specialized in monetary economics and in the application of mathematical techniques to the solution of economic problems. From the description of Irving Fisher papers, 1932-1938. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122314185 From the guide to the Irving Fisher papers, 1932-1938, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

National Committee for Mental Hygiene.

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Hrdlička, Alěs 1869-1943

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Ales Hrdlicka was born in Bohemia and came to America in 1882. He received an M.D. degree from the New York Eclectic College (1892) and graduated from the New York Homeopathic College (1894). He also studied medicine and anthropology at the Sorbonne. Dr. Hrdlicka was assistant curator (1903-1910) and curator (1910-1943) of the Division of Physical Anthropology at the National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. He led numerous anthropological expeditions and did extensive research on prehisto...

Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949

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Professor at the University of Chicago, later President of Yale University. From the description of James Rowland Angell letters, 1880-1945. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418550 Born May 8, 1869, Burlington, Vermont; psychologist, educator; B.A., University of Michigan, 1890, M.A. 1891; M.A., Harvard, 1892; taught at the University of Chicago and was acting president, 1918-1919; president of the Carnegie Corporation, 1920-1921; president of Yale University,...

Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938

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George Ellery Hale was an astrophysicist. He was the organizer and director of the Mount Wilson Observatory of the Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1904-1923, and was honorary director until his death in 1938. His principal scientific researches were made in stellar spectroscopy. From the description of Papers, 1903-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82798019 From the description of Papers, 1882-1937. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523501...

Embree, Edwin R. (Edwin Rogers), 1883-1950

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Foundation executive and author. From the description of Edwin R. Embree collection, [undated]. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70971646 Edwin Embree was secretary (1917-1924), director of the Division of Stusies (1924-1927), and vice-president (1927) of The Rockefeller Foundation, president of the Rosenwald Fund (1927-1948), and president of the Liberian Foundation. From the description of Papers, 1925-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122628995 ...

Gini, Corrado, 1884-1965

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President of the Institut international de sociologie by 1958. From the description of Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1950-1958. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 236170033 ...

Giles, William John

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Eugenics Society (London, England)

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Benedict, Francis Gano, 1870-1957

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Francis Gano Benedict (1870-1957), AB, 1893, AM, 1894, Harvard College; PhD, 1895, Heidelberg University, Director of the Boston Nutrition Laboratory from 1907-1937, specialized in chemistry, nutrition, and the study of metabolism. Benedict's research focused on the effects of nutrition, food intake, exercise, and sleep on the metabolism of humans and animals; he also built several calorimeters, including the Benedict Apparatus which measured basal metabolism. In the 1930s he was asked to plan f...

Fisk, Eugene Lyman, 1867-1931

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Vries, Hugo ˜deœ 1848-1935

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Hugo de Vries was a Dutch botanist and geneticist. From the description of [Letters] 1912 [to] Dear Sir / Hugo de Vries. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 501844328 Hugo de Vries (1848-1935) was a Dutch geneticist and botanist. He is known for developing the theory of mutation. De Vries is also credited as independently rediscovering Gregor Mendel's laws of heredity. He published his findings in "Intracellular Pangenesis," "The Mutation Theory," and "Plant Breeding." ...

Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935

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Paleontologist, professor of biology at Columbia University, President of Trustees 1908-1933, American Museum of Natural History vertebrate paleontologist. From the description of Henry Fairfield Osborn letter to W. Orton Tewson [manuscript], 1925 April 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 213468939 Henry Fairfield Osborn was a member of the Princeton class of 1877, one of the earliest graduates of the School of Science. He returned to Princeton in 1883 after gr...

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. ...

Jennings, H. S. (Herbert Spencer), 1868-1947

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Herbert Spencer Jennings was a naturalist and geneticist. He taught botany and zoology at various universities in the United States and abroad. He specialized in research on the physiology of micro-organisms, animal behavior, and genetics. From the description of Diaries, 1903-1942. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122440035 From the description of Papers, ca. 1893-1947. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122689452 ...

Hays, Willet M., b. 1859.

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Southard, Elmer Ernest, 1876-1920

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Southard (Harvard, M.D. 1901) was Bullard Professor of Neuropathology at Harvard Medical School from 1909 to 1920 and first director of the Boston Psychopathic Hospital, 1912-1920. He had broad theoretical interests in the areas of mental illness and social pathology and instituted the team approach in clinical activities at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital. He was skilled in clinical pathology, gross anatomy and histology, and did research work on correlating behaviorial problems with lesions o...

Bosanquet, Barbara Schieffelin.

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Kellogg, John Harvey, 1852-1943

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Battle Creek, Michigan physician, food scientist, founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium. From the description of Papers, 1869-1965 [microform]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 20868964 From the description of John Harvey Kellogg papers, 1869-1965. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 84186946 From the description of John Harvey Kellogg papers, 1869-1965. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422010 From the description of P...

Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945

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Thomas Hunt Morgan was a geneticist and embryologist. He was Professor of Experimental Biology at Columbia University (1904-1928) and Professor of Zoology at California Institute of Technology (1928-1945). From the description of Papers, ca. 1919-1947. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165435 Thomas Hunt Morgan received his Ph. D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1890 where he studied morphology with W.K. Brooks, and physiology ...

MacDougal, Daniel Trembly, 1865-1958

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Daniel Trembly MacDougal (1865-1958) was the leading American authority on desert ecology and one of the earliest botanists to research chlorophyll. He was the inventor of the MacDougall dendrograph, used to record changes in the volume of tree trunks. He began his association with the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in 1899 as Director of the Laboratories. In 1904 he was named as Assistant Director. In 1905 the Plant Desert Laboratory was established and MacDougal became its first director. Wh...

American Breeders' Association. Committee on Eugenics.

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Baur, Erwin, 1875-1933

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International Congress of Eugenics

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Goddard, Henry Herbert, 1866-1957

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Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944

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Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society) Cattell...

Barker, Lewellys F. (Lewellys Franklin), 1867-1943

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Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Demerec, M. (Milislav), 1895-1966

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Milislav Demerec, who immigrated from Yugoslavia in 1919, worked as a geneticist at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York from 1923-1960. His major work was in maize genetics, on Drosophila virilis, and radiation and chemical mutagens. From the description of Papers, 1919-1966. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122464703 Papers of James V. Neel, pioneering human population geneticist and professor in the Department of Human Ge...

Ward, Henry Baldwin, 1865-1945

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Henry Baldwin Ward was a teacher and zoologist. From the description of Correspondence, 1859-1942. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122364943 Henry Baldwin Ward was an instructor and zoologist, frequently remembered as the "father of American parasitology." His distinguished scientific career at the University of Nebraska (1893-1909) and the University of Illinois (1909-1933) was characterized by scholarly publication and research of invertabrate...

Gregory, W. K. (William King), 1876- .

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Pearl, Raymond, 1879-1940

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Professor of biology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. From the description of Correspondence to Morley Roberts, 1934. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 645650881 Raymond Pearl was a biologist and statistician. He spent most of his academic career (1918-1940) at the Johns Hopkins University, where he was Professor of Biometry and Vital Statistics and Director of the Institute of Biological Research. He was founder of...

Crampton, C. Ward (Charles Ward), 1877-1964

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Grant, Madison, 1865-1937

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National Committee on Prisons and Prison Labor (U.S.)

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Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962

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Vilhjalmur Stefansson was born on November 3, 1879 in Arnes, Manitoba, Canada. He attended the University of North Dakota from 1897-1902. He was voted the best orator in 1900, and also worked for the school newspaper. In 1930 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, only the third such degree awarded. He then transferred to the University of Iowa and graduated in 1903 with a degree from the School of Liberal Arts. He next enrolled at Harvard, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in 1...

Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dept. of Genetics.

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Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959

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Ross Granville Harrison was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on January 13, 1870. He graduated from Johns Hopkins (A.B., 1889; Ph.D., 1894) and the University of Bonn (M.D., 1899). He taught at Johns Hopkins (1896-1907) and at Yale University (1907-1959). Harrison conducted extensive scientific research in embryonic development and related fields, and produced several publications. At Yale, Harrison's administrative responsibilities included service as director of the Osborn Zoological Laborator...

Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944

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Charles B. Davenport was a biologist and director of the Department of Genetics at the Carnegie Institution of Washington (1904-1934). From the description of Papers, 1874-1944. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122488735 Charles B. Davenport's influence and efforts at Cold Spring Harbor, New York, began in 1898 when he became the director of the summer school of the Biological Laboratory, a position he held until 1923. The lab was administered by...

Bateson, William, 1861-1926

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William Bateson was a British biologist and geneticist. From the description of Papers, ca. 1875-1924. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122347511 From the description of Letters, 1902-1921. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122464674 From the guide to the William Bateson papers, ca. 1875-1924, Circa 1875-1924, (American Philosophical Society) William Bateson (1861-1926), biologist, was the son of Will...

Harriman, Mary Averell.

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Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910

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Alexander Agassiz(1835-1910), marine biologist, oceanographer, and industrial entrepreneur, was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the son of Louis Agassiz. In 1860 Agassiz began a lifetime occupation of administering the business affairs of the Harvard museum, a task made difficult by his father's penchant for excessive collecting and expenditures. After Louis's death in 1873, Agassiz succeeded to the directorship of the Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology and completed the physical...

American eugenics society

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The Second International Conference on Eugenics, held in New York in 1921, produced one concrete result: the American Eugenics Society. Although the eugenics movement had been gaining strength in the United States for over a decade, there was at the time no formal organization through which to pursue its broader political and educational agenda. As a result, a group of prominent eugenicists founded the Eugenics Committee of the U.S.A., which became the Eugenics Society of America, a...

McGraw, Myrtle B. (Myrtle Byram), 1899-

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New York (State). Dept. of Mental Hygiene.

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Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931

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Educator, author, and naturalist. From the description of Papers of David Starr Jordan, 1861-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068098 Zoologist David Starr Jordan was elected president of Indiana University in 1885. He left IU in 1891 to become Stanford University's first president. Jordan died in 1931. From the description of David Starr Jordan papers, 1874-1929, bulk 1895-1929. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 61225195 American ichthyolog...

Galton Society.

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Shull, George Harrison, 1874-1954

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George Harrison Shull (1874-1954) grew up on a farm in Clark County, Ohio. He graduated from Antioch in 1903 and went on to graduate school at the University of Chicago. He was appointed Botanical Assistant at the United States National Herbarium. He also worked at the U.S. Bureau of Plant Industry as a Botanical Expert examining the flora and fauna of the Chesapeake Bay and Currituck Sound. He used what he collected for his PhD thesis. He then became interested in the statistical analysis of va...

Wilson, Edwin Bidwell, 1879-1964

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Deceased 1964. From the description of Oral history interview with Edwin Bidwell Wilson, 1963, June. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81360299 Physicist (mathematical physics and aeronautics). On faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1907-1917, department chair, 1917-1922; professor of vital statistics, School of Public Health, Harvard University, 1922-1945, and professor emeritus from 1945; president of Social Science Research Council, 1929-1931. From ...

Johnson, Roswell H.

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International Federation of Eugenic Organizations. Committee on Race Crossing.

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Mjöen, Jon Alfred.

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Frassetto, F. (Fabio), 1876-

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Darwin, Leonard, 1850-1943

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Leonard Darwin was born on 15 January 1850, fourth son of the naturalist Charles Darwin. He joined the Royal Engineers as a soldier in 1871 and became a Major in 1890, teaching at the School of Military Engineering at Chatham from 1877 to 1882. Being interested in various branches of science, he had been commissioned to carry out astronomical observations on the Transit of Venus expeditions of 1874 and 1882, and also to observe solar eclipses in distant countries. Darwin went on to ...

Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947

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A.B., University of Toronto, 1891. Instructor in zoology, University of Michigan, 1894-1899. Professor of Biology, John P. Girard Chair of Natural History, Vassar College, 1899-1900. Head of the Department of Embryology, Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, 1893-1907; assistant director, 1900-1908; director, 1908-1926; president, 1925-1942. Assistant professor of zoology and embryology, University of Chicago, 1900-1902; associate professor, 1902-1907; professor, 1907-1947; chairman of the...