19 June 1830 – 19 July 1902
Born: New York, New York.
Died: Haywards, California.
Occupation: Physician. Zoologist. Malacologist. Physician, Goverment Railroad Survey, 1853-1855. Zoologist, California, State Geological Survey, 1860.
Education: M.D., College of Physicans and Surgeons, N.Y., 1851.
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Remarks: Married Rosa M. Wells, 1866 in Oakland, California.
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: Raymond, W.J. 1902. Dr. James G. Cooper. Nautilus 16(7):73-75 + 1 plate.
Cooper, J.G. 1867. Catalogue of the Mollusca found west of the Rocky Mountains between latitude 33 and 49 north. Geological Survey of California. Towne and Bacon, Printers. 40 pp.
Cooper, J.G. 1869. Notes on the fauna of the Upper Missouri. American Naturalist 3(6):294-299.
Cooper, J.G. 1870. On shells of the west slope of North America. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 4:149-154.
Cooper, J.G. 1890. Fresh-water Mollusca of San Francisco County. Zoe 1(7):196-197.
Cooper, J.G. 1894. Catalogue of Californian fossils. Part V. Descriptions and figures of new species of Cretaceous and Cretaceous B (or Eocene) fossils of California, with notes on Tertiary species. California State Mining Bureau, Bulletin (4):36-65, 6 pls.
Cooper, J.G. 1894. On some Pliocene fresh water fossils of California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 4(2nd series):166-172 + plate 14.
Cooper, J.G. 1895. On west Mexican land and fresh water Mollusca. California Academy of Sciences 5:166-169.