9 April 1874 – 28 February 1919
Born: Griffin’s Mills, Eire Co., New York.
Died: Honolulu, Hawaii.
Occupation: Conchologist. Member, 1892 and Director ,1899 of the Buffalo Society of Natrual Science.
Education: Honorary D. Sci. Alfred University, 1907. Jessup Scholar under Dr. Henry Pilsbry ANSP in 1896-98.
Research Interests: Mollusca of New York, fossil mollusks.
Remarks: Married William Alanson Bryan of College of Hawaii, 1909. Also known as Jennie Letson.
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.
Other References: Robertson, I.C.S., and C.L. Blakeslee. 1948. The Mollusca of the Niagara frontier region. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 19(3):xi-191.
Letson, E.J. 1905. Check list of the Mollusca of New York. New York State Museum Bulletin 88:1-112.
Letson, E.J. 1909. A partial list of the shells found in Erie and Niagara counties, and the Niagara frontier. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 9(2):239-245.