Edward S. Morse

1838 (Portland, Maine) – 1925 (Salem, Mass.)

Morse was an eminent marine biologist, who did much to extend our knowledge of shells; while working in Japan, he built up university departments, stimulated Japanese archaeology, and wrote a detailed study of Japanese domestic architecture (still in print). He studied marine biology under Agassiz, specialising in the study of seashells, and became a friend of the astronomer Lowell, occasionally making the long journey to his Arizona observatory.

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