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BICKMORE, Albert Smith, naturalist, born in St. George, Maine, 1 March 1839. He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1860, and then studied under Agassiz at Lawrence scientific school. During the years 1865-'9 he traveled extensively in the Malay archipelago and eastern Asia, collecting objects in natural history, principally shells. In 1870 he became professor of natural history in Madison University at Hamilton, New York Later he was associated in the management of the American museum of natural history in New York. He was for some time its superintendent, but in 1885 became curator of the ethnological department. He is also in charge of the department of public instruction, and on Saturday mornings, during the winters, he delivers lectures on subjects in natural history before the teachers of the public schools of New York and vicinity. Under the direction of the state superintendent of public instruction, he gives lectures before the normal schools. Professor Bickmore is a member of scientific societies to which he has contributed numerous papers. He has published "Travels in the East Indian Archipelago" (New York, 1869).
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