S. Stillman Berry
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S. Stillman Berry
S. Stillman Berry, seated holding a rare book from his collection, c. 1960s
|Born||March 16, 1887|
Unity, Maine, United States
|Died||April 9, 1984(aged 97)|
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
|Known for||Work on cephalopods|
He was born in Unity, Maine but the family home was the Winnecook Ranch in Montana, which had been founded by his father Ralph in 1880. In 1897, he moved with his mother and two cousins to Redlands, California.
From 1913 until 1918, he worked as a librarian and research assistant at the Scripps Institution for Biological Research in La Jolla, California. This was the last paid employment he ever held in academia—all his later studies and expeditions were financed by the profits from the family ranch in Montana.
Berry also had an interest in horticulture, where he concentrated on the hybridization of irises and daffodils. For some time, from the 1920s until the late 1940s, he even ran a horticultural business from Winnecook Ranch, which he had taken over after the death of his father in 1911. In 1917 he became the president of the Winnecook Ranch Company, a post he occupied until his death in 1984.
- CEPHALOPODS OF THE GENERA SEPIOLOIDEA SEPIADORIUM, AND IDIOSEPIUS. Philippine J Sci. 1932. ASIN B004V30DQS.
- "THE CEPHALOPODA OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS" (PDF). Cite journal requires
- Berry, S. Stillman (2016) "A New Sierran Pulmonate of the Genus Monadenia," Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences: Vol. 54: Iss. 1. 
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- Harold M. Hill M.D. (March 27, 1997). "A Biographical Sketch of S. Stillman Berry Ph.D." Fortnightly Club of Redlands. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- Milo Woodbridge Williams. "S. Stillman Berry and Laura Clark Hubbs". Retrieved 26 April 2016.