Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Abbott, Charles Conrad

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search

ABBOTT, Charles Conrad, naturalist, b. in Trenton, N. J., 4 June, 1843. He was educated at Trenton academy, and studied medicine at the university of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1865. Dr. Abbott has very carefully investigated the first appearance of pre-historic man in this country, and has accumulated a valuable archæological collection containing 20,000 specimens, mainly stone implements, which is now in the Peabody museum, Cambridge, Mass. He is the author of “A Naturalist's Rambles about Home” (New York, 1884); “Upland and Meadow” (1886); “Wasteland Wanderings” (1887); “Days Out of Doors” (1889); “Outings at Odd Times” (1890); “Recent Rambles” (Philadelphia, 1892); “Travels on a Tree Top” (1894); “Birds about Us” (1895); “A Colonial Wooing”; “Bird-Land Echoes” (1896); “Notes of the Night” (New York, 1896); and “When the Century was New” (Philadelphia, 1897).