The New International Encyclopædia/Abbott, Charles Conrad

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The New International Encyclopædia
Abbott, Charles Conrad
Edition of 1905. See also Charles Conrad Abbott on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

ABBOTT, Charles Conrad (1843—). An American archæologist and naturalist, born at Trenton, N. J. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and served as a surgeon in the Federal Army during the Civil War. From 1876 to 1889 he was assistant curator of the Peabody Museum in Cambridge, Mass., to which he presented a collection of 20,000 archæological specimens, and he has given freely to other archæological collections. His book Primitive Industry (1881) detailed the evidences of the presence of pre-glacial man in the Delaware Valley, and is a valuable contribution to archæology. He has also published many books on out-door observation, such as A Naturalist's Rambles About Home (1884). His other works, besides some fiction, include: Upland and Meadow (1886); Wasteland Wanderings (1887); Outings at Odd Times (1890); Clear Skies and Cloudy (1899); and Nature's Realm (1900).