in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Ichthyology and Herpetology; History of Science and Technology; Performing Arts; Film. 866 words.
Ditmars, Raymond Lee (22 June 1876–12 May 1942), zoo curator and popular writer on reptiles, was born in Newark, New Jersey, son of John Van Harlingen Ditmars, a furniture dealer and...