Cornelia Maria Clapp (1849-1934)

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Ichthyologist Cornelia Maria Clapp (1849-1934) earned both the first (Syracuse, 1889) and second (Chicago, 1896) biology doctorates awarded to women in the United States. She spent most of her career as professor of biology at Mount Holyoke College and, every summer, continued her research on fish development at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-0111
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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Scott, Julian P
Clapp, Cornelia M (Cornelia Maria) 1849-1935
Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.)
Mount Holyoke College
Syracuse University
University of Chicago
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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0111]
Women scientists
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