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Edward Phelps Allis papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MC-0333

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists primarily of reprints of Edward Phelps Allis's articles on the morphology and paleontology of marine life, 1909-1938. Also included are a few brief biographical pieces about the Allis family and Edward Allis.


  • 1909 - 1938


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Edward Phelps Allis, Jr., 1852-1947, was a privately educated engineer whose principal interest was zoology. He founded the Lake Laboratory in Milwaukee (Wis.) in 1886 to promote scientific research on marine life, and started the Journal of Morphology in 1887, serving as editor for many years. His son, William Allis, was a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


1 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

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Preliminary Guide to the Papers of Edward Phelps Allis
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