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By David L Meyer; R A Davis

ISBN-10: 0253351987

ISBN-13: 9780253351982

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3A) w a s b o r n in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvan i a , in 1833, b u t his family later m o v e d to the C l e v e l a n d , O h i o , area. Alter g r a d u a t i n g from c o l l e g e , he spent several years t e a c h i n g in a c o u n t r y s c h o o l , w i t h s u m m e r s spent f a r m i n g . In 1861 he m o v e d to C i n c i n n a t i and was app o i n t e d p r i n c i p a l o f W o o d b u r n S c h o o l , o n e o f the p u b l i c s c h o o l s i n the city, a n d spent s o m e n i n e years there.

A. M i l l e r . B e i n g a n inveterate f o s s i l c o l l e c t o r , h o w e v e r , h e p r o c e e d e d t o a m a s s a second collection. This o n e w a s b e q u e a t h e d t o t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f C i n c i n - nati. T h e c o l l e c t i o n c a m e w i t h s o m e m o n e y to p r o v i d e for a curatorial posit i o n a n d for p a l e o n t o l o g i c a l p u b l i c a t i o n s . The first holder of the curatorial p o s i t i o n w a s C a r r o l l L a n e F e n t o n , w h o w e n t o n t o write, a l o n g w i t h his w i f e , w h a t is arguably t h e b e s t b o o k of its t i m e for a m a t e u r fossil c o l l e c t o r s ( F e n t o n a n d F e n t o n 1958).

On the o t h e r h a n d , a 1912 letter from Ray S. Bassler to C. D. W a l c o t t said that M i l l e r "sold w h e n e v e r i m p e c u n i o u s to G u r l e y " ( S h e r b o r n 1940, 97); a n d S h e r b o r n i n d i c a t e d that m o s t of M i l l e r s types were at the University of C h i c a g o in t h e c o l l e c t i o n of W. K E. G u r l e y (with w h o m M i l l e r had p u b l i s h e d a n u m b e r of scientific papers). S . A . M i l l e r w i l l e d b o t h his c o l l e c t i o n a n d his library t o t h e U n i v e r s i t y of C i n c i n n a t i .

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