Museum of Comparative Zoology collection of portraits, 1850-1950 (bulk).

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Museum of Comparative Zoology collection of portraits, 1850-1950 (bulk).

Collection includes portraits of naturalists, zoologists, geologists, biologists and paleontologists from Aristotle to the present. Twentieth-century photographs frequently portray scientists at work in the laboratory and in the field. Group portraits include international conferences and staffs of scientific institutions worldwide. Contains engravings, lithographs, photographs in most techniques and formats, brass plaques, drawings and paintings.

10.25 linear ft.

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Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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Swiss-American zoologist and geologist. Professor of zoology and geology at Harvard University. Louis Agassiz was born in Môtier-en-Vuly, Switzerland. He studied at the universities of Zürich, Erlangen (Ph.D., 1829), Heidelberg, and Munich (M.D., 1830). Agassiz studied medicine briefly but turned to zoology, with a special interest in fishes and fossils, while studying under the French naturalist Cuvier. In 1832 he became professor of natural history at the University of Neuchâtel, Sw...

Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907

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Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, educator and college president, was born in Boston, December 5, 1822 and married the Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz in 1850. She was an educational reformer, member of the Woman's Education Association, but never an advocate of women's suffrage or of co-education. ECA administered the Agassiz School for Girls from 1855 to 1863. She was one of the managers of the program for the Private Collegiate Instruction for Women (also known as the Harvard Annex); was p...

Von Humboldt, Alexander, 1769-1859

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Born in Berlin, Germany, and educated at the universities of Frankfurt and Göttingen, Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most prominent European figures of his age. His fame largely derived from his scientific expedition in Latin America between 1799 and 1804, which resulted in numerous discoveries, particularly related to physical geography and meteorology. Notably, he spent 1803 in New Spain (present day Mexico) conducting a census of the territory. Source: Alexander von ...

Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

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Charles Robert Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. His father, Robert Waring Darwin (1766-1848), was a physician, the son of Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802), a poet, philosopher, and naturalist. Robert established a successful medical practice in Shrewsbury where he was known for his kindness extended to the poor. He was financially quite successful and willing to support his sons in their various endeavors. Although not a prolific writer, he was elected to the Royal Society ...

Whitney, J. D. 1819-1896.

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Harvard University., Museum of Comparative Zoology

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The Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard Univ., was founded in 1859 by Louis Agassiz as a public, research and teaching museum. For further information see Edward Lurie's The Founding of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ, 1959). Directors include: Louis Agassiz; Alexander Agassiz; Samuel Henshaw; Thomas Barbour; Alfred S. Romer; Ernst Mayr. From the description of Records of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1860-1985 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 769...

Scudder, Samuel Hubbard, 1837-1911

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Epithet: palaeontologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000707.0x0001c4 Samuel H. Scudder was an American entomologist and paleontologist. Scudder specialized in the study of Orthoptera, which at that time was defined to include grasshoppers, crickets, cockroaches and other insects. He also did extensive work on the classification of Lepidoptera and Coleoptera (beetles), and was a pion...

Owen, Richard, 1804-1892

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Richard Owen was a comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From the description of Letter from Richard Owen to Charles Léopold Laurillard to introduce John Gould, 1833 [manuscript]. [1833] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 277137992 Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of London; authority on comparative anatomy, vertebrate paleontology and geology. From the description of Osteological contributions to the natural history of the chimpanzees (Tr...

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...

Lyman, Theodore, 1833-1897

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Lyman (1833-1897) earned his Harvard AB 1855. His positions at Harvard included: Treasurer of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) (1865-1872; 1874-1876), Overseer (1868-1880; 1881-1888), Assistant at the MCZ (1863-1877), member of the faculty at the MCZ (1874-1887). From the description of Papers of Theodore Lyman, 1897-ca. 1909. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972826 ...

Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, 1825-1891

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Edinger, Tilly, 1897-1967

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Mark, E. L. 1847-1946.

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Gray, Asa, 1810-1888

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Botanist, ardent supporter of Charles Darwin, first professor appointed to the faculty of the University of Michigan, and Professor of Botany at Harvard University. From the description of Asa Gray collection, 1871-1885. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68802268 Asa Gray is an American botanist. He was made Professor of Natural History at Harvard University in 1842 and held that position until 1873. He was the author of several works including Manual of the bota...

Milne-Edwards, Alphonse, 1835-1900

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Agassiz, George R. (George Russell), 1862-1951

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Barbour, Thomas, 1884-1946

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Barbour (1884-1946) graduated from Harvard in 1906 and taught zoology at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Thomas Barbour, 1905-1935 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972958 ...

Murray, John, Sir, 1841-1914

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Oceanographer. From the description of Letters of Sir John Murray, 1907-1911. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453880 ...

Hyatt, Alpheus, 1838-1902

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Louis Agassiz (1807-1873, APS 1843) was a zoologist and geologist. A student of Georges Cuvier, Agassiz was renown for his six-volume work Poissons fossils, a study of more than 1,700 ancient fish. Equally important was his Ètudes sur les glaciers (1840). In 1845 Agassiz moved to the United States on a two-year study grant from King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia to compare the flora and fauna of the United States and Europe. While in the United States he was invited to deliver a c...

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851

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Naturalist, ornithologist, and artist, known for his Birds of America. From the description of Letters received, 1831-1853. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56506202 Audubon was an American artist and ornithologost. From the guide to the John James Audubon letters and drawings, 1805-1892 (inclusive), 1805-1847 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) John James Audubon was a painter and ornithologist. Born in ...

Fairchild, David, 1869-1954

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American botanist and plant explorer, 1869-1954. From the description of Notes on a sea grape leaf [realia]. 1946. (Morton Arboretum). WorldCat record id: 57592946 Author; b. David Grandison Fairchild. From the description of Papers, [1942]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70951226 David Grandison Fairchild was an American botanist. He was born in Michigan in 1869. For most of his career he worked in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, managing the Depart...

Deane, Walter, 1848-1930

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Deane (1848-1930) was educated at Harvard (A.B. 1870) and taught at St. Mark's School, Southboro, Mass. and Hopkinson School until 1895. From 1897 to 1907 he was Curator of William Brewster's ornithological museum and then pursued his botanical interests including: serving on several botanical visiting committees for Harvard, publishing articles, corresponding with botanists and collecting (both and herbarium and autographs of botanists). He also had ornithological interests and worked on: Brews...

Deichmann, Elisabeth 1896-

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Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895

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Huxley was an Britist botanist especially known for his work in comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology. From the description of [Letter] 1857? May 31, Geological Survey of Great Britain [to] Sir / T. H. Huxley. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244251868 English scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Ilkley, to W.A. Knight, 1886 Dec. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269526779 Student, Royal School of Mines, London, Eng...

Henshaw, Samuel, 1852-1941

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Henshaw was an entomologist and served as Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University from 1912 to 1927. From the description of Additional Letters from various correspondents, 1849-1931. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 83225093 From the guide to the Additional letters from various correspondents, 1849-1931., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Gilbert White (1720-1793) was a pioneering British naturalist...

Wheeler, William Morton, 1865-1937

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Wheeler (Clark Univ., Ph. D., 1892) taught entomology at Harvard and was Dean of the Bussey Institution. From the description of Papers of William Morton Wheeler, 1884-1980 (inclusive) 1884-1937 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972925 ...

Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859

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Naturalist, of England; explorer and writer on plants, birds, and other native species in North America; surname spelled variously. From the description of Note from Thomas Nuttale, probably to a Professor Terry, 1838. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 222009131 Zaccheus Collins was a merchant and botanist. From the guide to the Zaccheus Collins botanical correspondence, 1805-1827, 1805-1827, (American Philosophical Society) Nat...

Woodworth, William McMichael, 1864-1912

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Woodworth graduated from Harvard in 1888 and taught anatomy and zoology at Harvard. From the description of Papers of William McMichael Woodworth, 1891-1900 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972941 Grayling, Michigan physician; graduate of the University of Michigan College of Medicine and Surgery, class of 1853. From the description of William M. Woodworth papers, 1895 and 1900-1901. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 775598511 ...

Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778

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John Bartram was the first native American botanist and made many journeys through the southern frontier, collecting seeds and bulbs for transplanting. From the guide to the John Bartram correspondence, 1735-1775, 1735-1775, (American Philosophical Society) Swedish botanist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Upsala, to M. DuChesne, 1767 Sept. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591543 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to...

Bangs, Outram, 1862-1932

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Hagen, Hermann August, 1817-1893

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Epithet: of the Museum of Natural History, Cambridge, Mass British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001190.0x00004e ...

Haeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919

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Important German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist who discovered and named thousands of new species and is credited with coining the word ecology. From the description of Ernst Haeckel manuscripts and publications, 1876-1888. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 608105579 Ernst Haeckel was a German zoologist. In 1862 he became a professor of comparative anatomy and director of the Zoological Institute of the Univ...