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HARTRAN, William Dell, naturalist, born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, 24 December, 1817. His grandfather and great-grandfather were Revolutionary soldiers. His father was George Hartman, who was an officer in the war of 1812, and afterward a major-general of Pennsylvania militia. The son was graduated in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1839, and has since practised this profession with success. When at school he showed a fondness for the natural sciences, and at the age of fifteen was mentioned by Dr. William Darlington in his "Flora Cestrica" as "a zealous and promising young botanist." He successively made himself acquainted with all the branches of natural history, but paid special attention to conchology. He has made a large collection of shells, which is especially rich in partulae and achatinellae. His collection of the latter excels those in the British museum and the Jardin des Piantes, and he has published bibliographic and synonymic catalogues of it. In connection with Dr. Ezra Michener, he issued an illustrated and descriptive catalogue of the fresh water and land shells of Chester county, Pennsylvania (1870). He has also contributed to scientific publications, and for years has corresponded with scientists in America and Europe.
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