Jouy, Pierre Louis

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Creator

Jouy, Pierre Louis

Forename

Pierre

Middle Initial

Louis

Surname

Jouy

Biographical History

Pierre Louis Jouy (1856-1894) was a naturalist who worked and published in several fields. He was born in New York and became interested in natural history at a young age. He studied under Spencer F. Baird, and quickly became an expert on birds in Washington. In 1881, Jouy traveled to Japan and China to collect zoological and ethnographic specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. He then traveled to Korea to observe and collect fauna while he served in the United States Legion. Later, he spent some years living in Fusan under the Chinese custom of Korea. After returning to the United States, he moved to Arizona and spent time in Mexico in 1882. He collected plant specimens and made important contributions to herpetology. His specimens were bought by the United States National Museum.

Related entities

Smithsonian Institution: Jouy traveled to Japan and China to collect zoological and ethnographic specimens for the Smithsonian Institution.

Birth Date

1856

Death Date

1894

Topic

Naturalists

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Naturalists