Amos Binney

Amos Binney
Amos Binney. (photo courtesy of the MCZ)

18 October 1803 – 18 February 1847

Born: Boston, Massachusetts

Died: Rome, Italy

Occupation: Physician; Malacologist.

Education: B.S. Brown University, 1821; M.D. Harvard, 1826.

Society Service: Co-founder of the Boston Society of Natural History; Curator 1830-32; President, 1843-47.

Research Interests: Landsnails.

Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.