Wakefield, Julius R.

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Biographical History

Julius Ross Wakefield was an ornithologist who compiled a list of birds in Fort Snelling, Minnesota, in 1886. Wakefield was born April 27, 1866, in Dedham, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1888. In 1891 he wrote extensively about the birds of Dedham. Wakefield also possibly worked under the direction or in conjunction with Edgar Alexander Mearns. His list of birds is included in Mearn's papers, Smithsonian Institution Archive Record Unit number 7083.


Harvard University. (1888) Secretary’s Report: Class of 1888; Harvard University. Cambridge, Mass. Retrieved from http://archive.org/details/secretarysreport1888harvuoft

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