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Stimpson, William

Ronald S. Vasile.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Marine and Estuarine Biology; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1175 words.

Stimpson, William (14 February 1832–26 May 1872), marine zoologist and museum administrator, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the son of Herbert Hathorne Stimpson, an inventor and...