Records of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1860-1985 (inclusive).


Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Records of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1860-1985 (inclusive).

Records of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1860-1985 (inclusive).

Includes correspondence file of Director Thomas Barbour, with both official and personal material, and of Director Alfred S. Romer; also correspondence of Elizabeth Bangs Bryant, Assistant Curator of Insects; and of Barbara Lawrence, Curator of Mammal Dept. Also report, of Graduate Student Committee to Overseers Visiting Committee; financial records, scholarship records, and documents of Ernst Mayr and Louis Agassiz concerning the Museum. For more detailed information about records, see Harvard Archives LOCATION below.

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Treasurers of Harvard include: H.L. Shattuck (1929-1938); W.H. Claflin (1938-48); P.C. Cabot (1948-65); G.F. Bennett (1965-73); G. Putnam (1973-84); and R. MacDougall (1984- ). From the description of Records relating to Harvard-Yenching Institute, 1928-1971 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76975989 Treasurers of Harvard include: Herbert Pelham (1643-1647); Thomas Danforth (1650-1668); John Richards (1669-1682); Samuel Nowell (1683-1686); John Richards ...

Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910 (person)

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...

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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...

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 (person)

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Harvard University (corporateBody)

The Committee on the Choice of Electives recommended in 1910 that in order to guarantee students' reading knowledge of French or German, every student must pass a special oral examination in either one of the two languages before admission to the junior class. The rule was revised in 1920. From the description of Oral examination papers in French and German, 1912-1913. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228513467 During World War II, Harvard University trained militar...

Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005 (person)

Correspondence to Lewis and Sophia Mumford from Ernst Mayr and his wife, Gretel Mayr. From the description of Letters, 1965-1979 : to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155872482 Ernst Mayr is a zoologist. From the description of Papers, 1946, 1974-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465832 From the guide to the Ernst Mayr papers, 1946, 1974-1979, Bulk, 1974-1979, 1946-1979, (American Philosophical Soc...

Harvard College (1780- ) (corporateBody)

Special students were those who took courses in Harvard College but were not degree candidates; they had not gone through the standard admissions process completed by AB degree candidates. From the description of Records of special students, 1876-1907. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064523 It is unclear whether F.C. Fabel ever attended Harvard College. F.C. Fabel may be Frederick Charles Fabel, who received an AB from the University of Rochester in 1893. ...

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Romer, Alfred Sherwood, 1894-1973 (person)

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) Alfred Sherwood Romer (1894-1973) was an eminent vertebrate paleontologist. He graduated from Amherst College in 1917 and then served during World War I in the American Field Service and, subsequently, in the United States Army. It is believed that when he was with A.F.S. he drov...

Barbour, Thomas, 1884-1946 (person)

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 ...

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Crompton, Alfred Walter (person)

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Blaschka, Rudolf, 1857-1939 (person)