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Dall, William Healey

Phillip Drennon Thomas

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Dall, William Healey (21 August 1845–27 March 1927), natural historian, paleontologist, and malacologist, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Henry Appleton Dall, a Unitarian missionary, and Caroline Wells Healey Dall, the author of numerous publications on women’s rights. Dall’s father became a missionary to India in 1855, which limited the financial resources of his family and ultimately prevented Dall from attending college. Deeply influenced by ...

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Subjects: Palaeontology ; Natural History ; Invertebrates

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