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Dr. (George) Clyde Fisher (1878-1949)

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Dr. (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.


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
                  One folder

Notes for a class in which Dr. Fisher assisted.

Series 3  Manuscript
               One folder

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.

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Susan Fraser, NYBG Archivist
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
The New York Botanical Garden
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(718) 817-8879

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