Thomas B. Bland

Thomas B. Bland
Thomas B. Bland

4 October 1809 – 20 August 1885

Born: Newark, Nottinghamshire, England.

Died: Brooklyn, New York.

Education: Charter House School, London (classmate of William Thackeray).

Occupation: Practiced Law, London. Moved to Barbados, West Indies, 1842; Jamaica, 1849; Superintendant of a gold mine in Marmato, Colombia. Collected shells with C.B. Adams. Immigrated to New York City, 1852.

Collection Deposition: ??

Society Service: Fellow of the Royal Geological Society; member of the New York Lyceum of Natural History.

Research Interests: Landsnails.

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 data sources: Dall, W.H. 1888. Some American conchologists. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 4:95-134.

Published 70 papers on mollusks, mainly landsnails of the eastern U.S. and Antilles.