16 October 1791 – 18 May 1876
Born: Rindge, New Hampshire.
Died: Santa Barbara, California.
Occupation: Served as Colonel under General Scott in the War of 1812. Soldier-of-Fortune for the Chilean General Carrera until 1818. In charge of Fort Niagra, 1826-1842. Retired in 1843 and studied geology. Ran a summer school in geology. Curator, State Museum of New York, Albany, 1856.
Education: Honorary Ph.D., Hamilton College, New York, 1860.
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Travels: Panama, Taboga [? Tabago], San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Barbara, and West Mexico, California, 1866, Florida (with W. Stimpson), 1868-1870, 1872.
Collection Deposition: ??
Research Interests: Shells and minerals.
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.