Biographical Memoir of William Stimpson, 1832-1872: Presented to the Academy at the Annual Meeting, 1917

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National Academy of Sciences, 1918 - 15 pages

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Page 426 - Synopsis of the Marine Invertebrata of Grand Manan : or the region about the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick.
Page 427 - On the marine shells brought by Mr. Drexler from Hudson's Bay, and on the occurrence of a Pleistocene deposit on the southern shore of James
Page 424 - ... patience, industry and thirst for knowledge, coupled with high ideals of integrity and obligation, that enabled Dall to attain the position he so long held among the eminent scientists of the world. The closing words of his appreciation of his friend William Stimpson may well be applied to himself: "Those who had the privilege of his companionship will carry an abiding memory of his abilities as a naturalist and his noble and lovable characteristics as a man.
Page 426 - Descriptions of several new species of shells from the northern coast of New England. Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., vol.
Page 426 - Notices of some new species of Crustacea of western North America. Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., vol.
Page 421 - ... different specimens, sometimes nearly black ; girdle lighter. Interior of shell light salmon. Maximum length of the type and largest specimen 29.5 mm. ; width 16 mm. Type: A shell preserved dry [SSB 159] as Cat. No. 3700 of the author's collection. Paratypes have been deposited in the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, the United States National Museum, and the private collection of Mr. George Willett. Type Locality: 15-20 fathoms,...
Page 426 - On a remarkable new form of brachyurous crustacean on the coral reefs at Hawaii. Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., vol.
Page 421 - Institution, but this period of his life ended in 1865, when he was appointed Curator and Secretary of the Chicago Academy of Sciences...
Page 427 - ... America. Journal Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., vol. 6, 1857, pp. 444532, pis. 18-23,. 36 figs. Some of these were described briefly in vol. 6 of the Proceedings of the Boston Society, pp. 84-90. Fourteen species are described as new. Prodromus descriptionis animalium evertebratorum in expeditione ad Oceanum Pacificum Septentrionalem missa, C. Ringgold et Johanne Rodgers, ducibus, observatorum et descriptorum.
Page 423 - He was profoundly versed in many branches of natural science, and was one of a few in whom was combined ability as a collector of facts and specimens, with the power accurately to describe and classify what he had gathered. In his social relations he was kind and courteous, and, while ready at all times to impart information, he was not obtrusive in his opinion. He loved science for its own sake, and all his labors were directed to its advancement.

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