Walter Jakob Eyerdam

Walter Jakob Eyerdam
Walter Jakob Eyerdam, 1955. Photo courtesy of the MCZ

November 1892-31 December 1974

Born: Seattle, Washington.

Died: Seattle, Washington (aged 81).

Occupation: Naturalist; Amateur Conchologist; Cooper. made barrels for Alakan whaling and herring stations.

Education: Lincoln High School, 1911. Studied mining at the University of Washington, then three years as a prospector in California.

Research Interests: Plants, birds, and shells.

Travels: Alaska, first trip in 1917. Gathered plants, birds, and shells for 25 summers in Alaska. Visited and collected Siberia five times, including Lake Baikal. Haiti, 1927; Whitney South Sea Expedition (Solomon Islands), 1929; Chilie (plants) 1939, 1957, 1959.

Collection Deposition: Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH).

Data from: Abbott, R.T. (ed.). 1975. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors. 1975 Supplement. American Malacologists, Greenville, Delaware. Economy Printing, Easton, Maryland. 495-609. (pagination continued from first edition).

Partial Bibliography

Eyerdam, W.J. 1938. A collection of freshwater shells from Kamchatka. Nautilus 52(2):56-59.

Eyerdam, W.J. 1941. Lymnea auricularia Linnaeus in western Washington and Kamchatka. Nautilus 55(1):18-19