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SAMUELS, Edward Augustus, naturalist, born in Boston, Massachusetts. 4 July, 1836. He received a common-school education, began early to write for the press, and from 1860 till 1880 was assistant to the secretary of the Massachusetts state board of agriculture. For several years he has been president of the Massachusetts fish and game protective association, besides following the business of a publisher of musical works. He has given attention to invention, and is the originator of a process for engraving by photography directly from nature or from a photographic print. Mr. Samuels has contributed long essays to the United States and the Massachusetts agricultural reports, and has publisihed, among other works, "Ornithology and 051ogy of New England" (Boston, 1867); " Among the Birds" (1867); " Mammalogy of New England" (1868) ; and, with Augustus C. L. Arnold, "The Living World", (2 vols., 1868-'70). He is now (1888) engaged on an illustrated work on "Game Fish and Fishing." --His wife, Susan Blagge Caldwell, author, born in Dedham, Massachusetts, 21 October., 1848, is a daughter of Corn. Charles H. B. Caldwell. She was a teacher in Waltham and Boston, Massachusetts, before her marriage, and in 1885 was a member of the school committee of Waltham. Mrs. Samuels is the author of numerous stories that have appeared in juvenile magazines and religious weeklies and of a series of books called "Springdale Stories" (6 vols., Boston, 1871), which were re-issued as " Golden Rule Stories" (1886).--His sister, Adelaide Florence, author, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 24 September, 1845, was educated in a district school at Milton, Massachusetts, and became a teacher and ultimately a writer. Her publications in book-form include "Adrift in the World" (Boston, 1872) ; "Little Cricket" (1873) ; "Daisy Travers, or the Girls of Hive Hall" (1876); and other stories for youth.
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