Wesley Newcomb

Wesley Newcomb
Wesley Newcomb

1818 – 26 January 1892

Born: New York.

Died: Ithaca, New York.

Occupation: Physician, Amateur Conchologist. Practised medicine in Albany, New York. Curator, Cornell Museum, 1870-88.

Education: Grad. Academy at White Plains, New York; Rensselaer Polytechnic; Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; Castleton Medical College, Vermont.

Research Interests: Land Mollusca. Visited Antilles, 1846-47. California, 1849; Hawaii, 1850-55; New York, 1856; Europe (with A.A. Gould) , 1857. Sanitary Expert, San Domingo expedition aboard U.S.S. Tennessee. Collection purchased by Mr. Cornell of Cornell University, 1867.

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: Stearns, R.E.C. 1892. Nautilus 121-123 + 1 plate.

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