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Diary of A. E. Verrill, 1 January 1860-21 December 1863
Diary of Addison Emery Verrill, 1860-1863
Verrill, A. E. (Addison Emery), 1839-1926, creator
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1 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0.1 cubic foot (1 volume in 1 box)

Harvard students' diaries.



Verrill, A. E. (Addison Emery) , 1839-1926 ;  Agassiz, Louis , 1807-1873 ;  Harvard University. , Museum of Comparative Zoology. ;  Harvard University -- Students -- Diaries ;  Zoology -- Research -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge ;  Zoology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge ;  Natural History -- Research -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge ;  Natural History -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge

Anticosti Expedition, 1861

Zoology (General works)

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

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The journal includes information on Verrill's daily activities, health, and study of zoology. Diary entries are almost daily, each includes a list of activities. A few entries are illustrated with drawings of specimens or humorous sketches relating to daily life or the collecting of specimens. The diary has only occasional references to current events such as the Civil War. There are no entries for the summer of 1861, the period of the Anticosti expedition.

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Addison Emery Verrill (1839-1926) earned his Harvard SB summa cum laude in 1862 and an honorary AM from Yale in 1867. As an undergraduate student, he spent much of his time in the study of zoology, spending many hours cataloging specimens in the museum of comparative zoology and joining expeditions. In the summer of 1861, Addison Emery Verill, a Harvard undergraduate, joined an expedition to Anticosti. He worked closely with Professor Louis Agassiz. Verrill became Professor of Comparative Anatomy and Entomology at the University of Wisconsin from 1868 to 1870. He was Yale University's first Professor of Zoology, serving there from 1864-1907.

The Harvard University Archives also holds the Private journal of A. E. Verrill for 1859 (HUD 859.90) and the Diary of Anticosti expediton, 1861 (HUF 298.461).

Verrill, A. E. (Addison Emery). Diary of A. E. Verrill, 1 January 1860-21 December 1863. HUD 860.90. Harvard University Archives, Cambridge, Mass.
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