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Ernest Ingersoll

Birthdate: (94)
Death: 1946 (94)
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Son of Timothy Dwight Ingersoll and Eliza Ingersoll

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About Ernest Ingersoll

Ernest Ingersoll (March 13, 1852—November 13, 1946) was a renowned American naturalist, writer and explorer.

A native of Monroe, Michigan, Ingersoll studied for a time at Oberlin College and afterward at Harvard University, where he was a pupil of Louis Agassiz. He went West as naturalist in the Hayden surveys of 1874 and 1877, and did much work with the United States Fish Commission.

He became widely known as a writer of specialized magazine articles, numerous guide books and as a lecturer on scientific subjects. He also contributed to the New International Encyclopedia.

Ernest Ingersoll was 94 years old when he died in Brattleboro, Vermont after a four-year illness.

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Nests and Eggs of North American Birds, parts i-vii (1880–81)
Oyster Industries of the United States (1881)
Knocking Round the Rockies (1883)
The Ice Queen (1884), Harper & Brothers
The Crest of the Continent (1885)
Down East Latch Strings (1887)
Wild Neighbors (1897)
The Book of the Ocean (1898)
Nature's Calendar (1900)
Wild Life of Orchard and Field (1902)
Life of Animals: The Mammals (1906; second edition, 1907)
Eight Secrets (1906)
The Wit of the Wild (1906)
Animal Competitors (1911)
Birds in Legend, Fable, and Folklore (Longmans, Green and Co., 1923)
Dragons and Dragon Lore (with Henry Fairfield Osborn) (1928)
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Ernest Ingersoll's Timeline

Age 94