Henry Hemphill

Henry Hemphill
Henry Hemphill. (Photo courtesy of the MCZ)

1830 – 24 July 1917

Born: Wilmington, Delaware.

Died: Oakland, California (of arsenic poisoning curing shells).

Occupation: Mason and bricklayer, Amateur Conchologist.

Education: ??

Society Service: San Diego Society of Natural History.

Travels: ??

Collection Deposition: ??

Research Interests: Varied.

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:

Partial Bibliography

Hemphill, H. 1891. A collector’s notes on variation in shells, with some new varieties. Zoe 1(11):321-337 + 1 plate.