Paul Bartsch

Paul Bartsch
Paul Bartsch. Photo courtesy of the MCZ

14 August 1871 – 24 April 1960

Born: Silesia, Germany.

Died: McLean, Virginia.

Occupation: Aid Division of Mollusks, U.S. National Museum 1895-1905; Curator, Division of Mollusks, U.S. National Museum, 1914-1946; Prof. of Zoology, George Washington University, 1899-1939; Director, Histological Lab, School of Medicine, Howard University, 1901-1930.

Education: B.S. Univ. of Iowa, 1896; M.S.Univ. of Iowa, 1899; PhD. Univ. of Iowa, 1905; Honorary Doctor of Science, George Washington University, 1937.

Society Service: Editor, Osprey, 1899-1903. Charter Member, A.M.U., second president. Paleontology Society. Ornithological Union. Helminthological Society. National Parks Association. Fern Society. Society of Tropical Medicine. Washington Academy of Science, vice-president, 1913-15.

Research Interests: Medically important mollusks.

Travels: Albatross Expedition, Philippenes, 1907-1909 and Gulf of California, 1911. Director, Johnson-Smithsonian deepsea expedition off Puerto Rico, 1933. Roebling Cruise, west Cuba, 1937.

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: Ruhoff, F.A. 1973. Bibliography and zoological taxa of Paul Bartsch with a biographical sketch by Harald A. Rehder. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 143. 166 pp.

Partial Bibliography

Bartsch, P. 1904. Notes on the genus Sonorella, with descriptions of new species. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 47(1481):187-200 + 6 plates.

Bartsch, P. 1906. Description of two new naiads. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 30:393-395 + 3 plates.

Bartsch, P. 1916. The Missouri River as a faunal barrier. Nautilus 30(8):92.

Bartsch, P. 1937. An ecological cross-section of the lower part of Florida based largely upon its molluscan fauna. National Research Council, Division of Geology and Geography. Report of the Committee on Paleoecology, 1936-1937 11-25.

Bartsch, P. 1943. An interesting cache. Nautilus 56(4):144.

Bartsch, P. 1950. Carlos de la Torre de la Huerta. American Malacological Union, Inc., News Bulletin and Annual Report. 1950(16):1-6 + 1 plate.