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Title
Scrapbook of clippings, photographs, cartes-de-visite studio portraits, manuscripts and other materials, 1871-1940 (inclusive)
Name/Creator
Blake, James Henry, 1845-1941, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work.]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FMUS.MCZ:2544546 
Location
Networked Resource

Museum Comp Zoology
Language
English
Description
152 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
Form/Genre
mixed material

Clippings.

Cartes-de-visite (card photographs).

Photographs.
Subject
Blake, James Henry , 1845-1941 ;  Agassiz, Louis , 1807-1873 ;  Harvard University. , Museum of Comparative Zoology. ;  Hassler Expedition (1871-1872) ;  Hassler (Steamer)

Category
South America

Visual materials

Photographic images

Manuscripts and records

South America (General works)

Hassler Expedition to South America, 1871-1872

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

Note
Chiefly includes material on Louis Agassiz, the MCZ and its staff and students, and the Hassler Expedition.

Blake studied under Louis Agassiz at the Lawrence Scientific School beginning in 1864 and three years later was hired as a student-assistant at the Museum of Comparative Zoology to help Agassiz organize the Thayer Expedition collections. By 1868 he was working in the MCZ's Conchology Department, drawing anatomical features of freshwater mollusks, and later served as zoological artist on the Hassler Expedition (1871-1872).

Blake, James Henry. Scrapbook of clippings, photographs, cartes-de-visite studio portraits, manuscripts and other materials, 1871-1940. Spec. Coll. Archives sMu 326.43.1. Ernst Mayr Library, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.