Biographical Sketch of John Adam Ryder

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Short biography of Ryder including, his early interest in horticulture and natural history, education, and work with Baird and the United States Fish Commission. Also includes information on his later work at the University of Pennsylvania as chair of Comparative Histology and Embryology.


  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Ryder, John A (John Adam) 1852-1895
  • United States Fish Commission
  • University of Pennsylvania


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Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1896 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Embryology
  • Horticulture
  • Natural History
  • Fisheries
  • Ichthyology
  • Histology
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Natural history

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pp. 673-687

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