George Huntington Williams; A Memorial by Friends for Friends, 1856-1894

George Huntington Williams; A Memorial by Friends for Friends, 1856-1894

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...of study in zoology, and he was, during this time, a member of my family. During the autumn, his task consisted of the study and mapping of the post-tertiary deposits within a radius of ten miles of Amherst, and in the progress of the work I had opportunity to watch the intelligence and skill with which he acquired the new methods of research, and years after it gave me great pleasure to present to his wife the artistic map which he prepared as the result of his season's work. In the winter I set him to select from the great mass of duplicates of the college as complete a collection of living invertebrates as possible, and to name, classify and arrange them, as a preparation for a corresponding study of the fossils of the older formations, which he took up later. He also, under my direction, and in conjunction with my assistant, Professor John Mason Clarke, now of the New York State Museum, devoted much time to the arrangement of the collections of Smith College. He left Amherst before the completion of the year to fill a vacancy in the teaching force in the academy at Utica, and then went to Europe for further study. I took a teacher's delight in the earnest and methodical ways of the young man, in his keen and outspoken criticism, his high enthusiasm, and in marking how a strong artistic sense and a feeling for proportion molded all his work. It was a pleasure at first to guide him, and then to watch his further study in Europe, and his subsequent career at home. As the young man, who had been my scientific son, became in the maturity of his power my scientific brother, the sympathy born of kindred pursuits and long acquaintance grew very strong between us, and made me value most highly our infrequent meetings. My return from a more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236753429
  • 9781236753427