Howell, A. Brazier (Alfred Brazier), 1886-1961

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Biographical History

Alfred B. Howell (1886 - 1961) was born July 28, 1886 in Catonsville, Maryland. He developed an interest in the study of birds as a child. He briefly attended Yale University. Howell moved to Pasadena, California in 1910. He became an active member of the Cooper Ornithological Club. Howell studied in the fields of mammals and birds, and collected for the US Biological Survey. Most of his work was in southern California. He was friends and collected with Donald R. Dickey. Howell was married to Margaret Gray Sherk in 1914. He passed away at his home in Bangor, Maine, on December 23, 1961.


Little, Luther. (November 1968). "Alfred Brazier Howell, 1886-1961". Journal of Mammalogy. Retrieved on May 2, 2012 from

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