William Cooper (conchologist)
Cooper was one of the founders of the New York Lyceum of Natural History (later the New York Academy of Sciences), and the first American member of the Zoological Society of London. Bonaparte named the Cooper's hawk for him, after Cooper collected a specimen of it in 1828.
He was father of James Graham Cooper (1830–1902) a physician and famous naturalist in his own right.
- Emerson, W. O. (1899). "Dr. James G. Cooper". Bulletin of the Cooper Ornithological Club 1 (1).
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