Andrew Garrett (explorer)

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Andrew Garrett (1823–1887), was an American explorer, naturalist and illustrator.

Garret specialised in malacology and ichthyology. He spent much of his life in the South Seas. Between 1861 and 1885 he was employed as a collector by the Museum Godeffroy in Hamburg. He also undertook illustrations for the works of another American malacologist William Harper Pease.

Bibliography[edit]

  • (1872) "Descriptions of new species of land and fresh-water shells". American Journal of Conchology 7(4): 219-30.
  • (1873-1910). Fische der Sundsee L. Friederichsen & Co., Hamburg. Fische der Südsee: 1-515, Pls. 1-180.

This work was first published in parts by the Museum Godeffroy (Fische der Südsee, beschrieben und redigirt von Albert C. L. G. Günther A. C. L. G. Günther. Hefts I-IX in Bands I-III. As: J. Mus. Godeffroy Hefts III, VI, IX, XI, XIII, XV, XVI and XVII in Bands II, IV, VI.)

  • (1884) "The terrestrial Mollusca inhabiting the Society Islands". Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 2nd series. 9: 17-114, pls. 2, 3.
  • 1887. The terrestrial Mollusca inhabiting the Samoa or Navigator Islands. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1887: 124-53.

Collection of 20 watercolors of slugs by Andrew Garrett from 1863-1879 is in Academy of Natural Sciences.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collection 403. Andrew Garrett Illustrations Archived July 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 2002, Accessed online 20 April 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • Thomas, W. S. 1979. A biography of Andrew Garrett, early naturalist in Polynesia: part 1. The Nautilus, 93(1): 15-28.
  • Clench, W. J. 1979. A biography of Andrew Garrett, early naturalist in Polynesia: part 2. Catalogue of molluscan species and bibliography. The Nautilus, 93(2-3): 96-102.

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