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Fewkes, Jesse Walterlocked

(14 November 1850–31 May 1930)
  • James R. Glenn


Fewkes, Jesse Walter (14 November 1850–31 May 1930), marine biologist and anthropologist, was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of Jesse Fewkes, a craftsman, and Susan Emeline Jewett. Fewkes studied natural history under Louis Agassiz at Harvard University (B.A., 1875; M.A. and Ph.D., 1877). In 1881, following study with Rudolph Leuckart at Leipzig and work on the Italian coast around Naples and the southern coast of France, he became an assistant at the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology in charge of lower invertebrates. From that time until 1883 he regularly accompanied zoologist ...

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