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Author Comstock, Anna Botsford, 1854-1930, author.

Title The Comstocks of Cornell : the definitive autobiography / Anna Botsford Comstock ; edited by Karen Penders St. Clair
Published Ithaca [New York] : Comstock Publishing Associates, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 532 pages)
Contents The boyhood of John Henry Comstock, 1849-1865 -- A sailor and a scholar -- Undergraduate days at Cornell, 1870-1874 -- Anna Botsford Comstock : childhood and girlhood -- A university professorship and marriage, 1876-1879 -- Entomologist to U. S. Department of Agriculture (life in Washington as United States entomologist, 1879-1881) -- Return to Cornell -- The year 1888-1889; with a winter in Germany -- California and Stanford University -- The nature study movement at Cornell University; a journey south to study spiders -- How to know butterflies and the confessions to a heathen idol -- A sabbatical year abroad : Egypt and Greece -- Italy, Switzerland, and home -- Chapter 15 : 1908-1912, Cornell's new quarters for entomology and nature study -- The two-hundred and fiftieth-anniversary celebration of the Royal Society and the International Entomological Congress -- The 65th milestone and retirement -- Florida and retirement -- The Toronto meeting of the A.A.A.S. 1922. A surprising voyage westward -- Honolulu and happiness, a voyage to Europe -- Mentone
Summary "This book is a historic restoration of the complete autobiographical manuscript (later heavily edited) of a prominent Cornellian couple, John Comstock and Anna Botsford Comstock, and their enduring legacy at Cornell University"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 31, 2020)
Subject Comstock, Anna Botsford, 1854-1930.
Comstock, John Henry, 1849-1931.
Comstock, Anna Botsford, 1854-1930.
Comstock, John Henry, 1849-1931.
Cornell University -- Faculty -- Biography
Cornell University.
College teachers -- New York (State) -- Ithaca -- Biography
Entomologists -- New York (State) -- Ithaca -- Biography
Women wood-engravers -- New York (State) -- Ithaca -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Environmentalists & Naturalists
College teachers.
Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
Women wood-engravers.
New York (State) -- Ithaca.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author St. Clair, Karen Penders, editor.
LC no. 2019980589
ISBN 150171628X