Elwood Pleas

19 January 1809 – 31 December 1897

Born: Hnary County, Indiana.

Died: Dunreith, Indiana.

Occupation: Newspaper Editor. Editor, The Newcastle Courier.


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Travels: Arkansas, Alabama, and Florida.

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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: Johnson, C.W. 1898. Ellwood Pleas. Nautilus 11(10):114-115.

Partial Bibliography

Pleas, E. 1893. Shells of Henry Co., Indiana. Nautilus 7(6):68-70.