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GEORGE CLYDE FISHER PAPERS (1903-1912)
5 linear inches (1 box)
(George) Clyde Fisher (1878-1949), educator and astronomer, was born in
Sidney, Ohio on May 22, 1878. He received a B.A. from Miami (Ohio) University
and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1913. Miami University awarded him an
honorary doctorate in 1926. He began his career at the American Museum
of Natural History as Assistant Curator in the Department of Public Education
in 1913; from 1928 to 1941 he was Curator of the Department of Astronomy,
serving as the Head of the Hayden Planetarium from 1935 to 1941. A member
of numerous scientific organizations, his primary interests were solar
eclipses, meteors, and meteor craters. Fisher died in 1949.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The papers comprise class notebooks at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Summer School in 1903 and 1904; botany notes from Johns Hopkins University
between 1910 and 1912; and an essay "Economic importance of fungi," 1904.
Series 1: Class Notes
Series 2: Laboratory Notes
Series 3: Manuscript
Series 1 Class Notes
4.5 lin. in.
Seven files containing notes from classes Dr. Fisher attended at Cold
Spring Harbor and Johns Hopkins University.
Series 2 Laboratory Notes
Notes for a class in which Dr. Fisher assisted.
Series 3 Manuscript
Eight-page handwritten paper entitled "Economic Importance of Fungi"
written by Fisher at Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, August, 1904.
Processed August 2000 by Natalie S. Brody under a grant
from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH PA-23141-98) and a
grant from the Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation.
For more information and a complete description contact:
Susan Fraser, NYBG
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY 10458-5126
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