Hemphill, Henry, 1830-1914

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Biographical History

Henry Hemphill (1830–1914) was an American malacologist. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1830, but spent most of his life in California. He was a mason and bricklayer by profession. Hemphill had a strong interest in the study of shells that he pursued during the majority of his life. He collected extensively along the coast of California, as well as during trips to Florida and British Columbia. He eventually retired to Oakland, California.


  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: no2010023536
  • Dall, William H. (1914). “Henry Hemphill”. Science. 40 (1025) 265-266. Retrieved September 3, 2013 from http://www.jstor.org/stable/1641018?&Search=yes&searchText=hemphill&searchText=henry&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3Dhenry%2Bhemphill%26acc%3Don%26wc%3Don%26fc%3Doff&prevSearch=&item=9&ttl=3071&returnArticleService=showFullText

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