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HORNADAY, William Temple, naturalist, born near Plainfield, Indiana, 1 December, 1854. He studied at Iowa agricultural college, and in 1874 entered the employ of Henry A. Ward at his natural science establishment in Rochester. During his connection with this gentleman he was sent on expeditions in search of rare specimens in natural history, including visits to Cuba and Florida in 1874-'5, to the West Indies and South America in 1876, and a trip around the world by way of Europe to Egypt, Arabia, India, Ceylon, the Malay peninsula, Borneo, in 1876-'9. He was appointed chief taxidermist to the United States national museum in Washington in 1882, which office he now holds. In 1886 he was sent to Montana in charge of the expedition of the Smithsonian institution for buffalo, and was successful in achieving the desired results. He founded the National society of American taxidermists in 1880, an organization which has accomplished a great work in developing and advancing the art of taxidermy, and he has introduced many new and important methods. Of late years he has made a specialty of mammals, on account of the difficulty of mounting them and the field they present for the display of skill. Noted examples of Mr. Hornaday's work are shown in the groups of orang-outangs and American bison, which were both collected and mounted by him, in the United States national museum, and also in the group of orang-outangs in the American museum of natural history in New York. He is president of the Society of American taxidermists, and at each of its exhibitions has received the highest prize for the best specimen of mounting. His work has also received medals elsewhere. Mr. Hornaday has written articles on taxidermic methods, and has published "Canoe and Rifle on the Orinoco," a serial in the "Youth's Companion" (1885); "Two Years in the Jungle" (New York, 1885); and "The Buffalo Hunt," a series of descriptive articles in a syndicate of newspapers and in book-form (1887).
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