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BOLLES, Edwin Cortlandt, microscopist, born in Hartford, Connecticut, 19 September 1836. He was graduated at Trinity College, Hartford, in 1855, after which he studied theology and became a Universalist clergyman. His attention has been largely devoted to microscopy, in which science he has achieved eminence. From 1870 to 1875 he was professor of microscopy in St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, and since 1870 has lectured on that subject in Tufts College at College Hill, Massachusetts. He has contributed articles on his specialty to periodicals, and published sermons. He received the degree of Ph.D. from the University of St. Lawrence in 1860, and that of S. T. died from Tufts College in 1881. He is a member of several scientific societies, to whose proceedings he has contributed papers.
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