7 March 1811 – 14 September 1875.
Born: Palmyra, New York.
Died: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
Occupation: Naturalist. Conchologist. Engineer of rthe Ohio Canal, 1829-1833. Founder, Milwaukee-Downer College. State Geologist, Wisconsin, 1873-1875.
Societies / Service: Charter Member, Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.
Collection Deposition: ??
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.
Lapham, I.A. 1851. Systematic Catalogue of the Animals of Wisconsin.
Lapham, I.A. 1852. Catalogue of the Mollusca of Wisconsin. Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society 2:367-370.
Lapham, I.A. 1860. A list of the shells of the state of Wisconsin. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12(1860):154-156.