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Call No.: far00014
Repository: Archives of the Farlow Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany, Botany Libraries, Harvard University
Creator: Terry, William Almeron, 1828-1917
Title: William Almeron Terry correspondence
Quantity: 1 collection (1 bound volume)
Language of materials: English
Other related material at the Botany Libraries, Harvard University Herbaria: Clarence Alonzo Cheever papers.
William Almeron Terry was born on October 14, 1828 in Bristol, Connecticut to Samuel Steele and Mary Stoughton Terry. He married Esther Amelia Ball in 1850. The couple had four children, Elizabeth, William, Carrie, and Charles.He first worked as a clockmaker and eventually became a photographer and florist. After retiring Terry devoted his free time to the study of diatoms, making slides of diatom samples and exchanging slides and samples with a number of other diatom enthusiasts. Though best known for his work with diatoms, Terry also studied other algae and ferns. Terry spent most of his life in Bristol where he died on October 31, 1917.SourcesAgassiz Association. 1917. William Almeron Terry. Guide to Nature. 10(7): 220.Death of William A. Terry. 1917. Am. Bot. 23(4):142.Federal Population Census Records, National Archives and Records Administration.
This collection contains one bound volume of letters sent to Terry, dated approximately 1864-1913. There are also photographs and printed material.