Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926

Type

Alternative Title

Ward's Employee

1883-1887

Schmidt notes about WNSE staff

Typical youngster who came to Wards to learn taxidermy. Thus he tried Bruce’s Taxidermy Establishment first, in Brockport, and found it unsatisfactory & came to Wards.
Akeley worked for John Walrus, taxidermist in New York, a rather poor place in the Bowery. (This just after he left Wards).
[Wheeler responsible for getting Akeley to Milwaukee and recognized his abilities. He probably intended to make a scientist out of him, but Akeley went his own way.
Try to find the Horse Shoe Crab story in the Rochester Papers.

Date of Birth

1864-05-19

Place of birth

Clarendon, New York

Date of Death

1926-11-18

Place of death

Mt. Mikeno, Belgian Congo

Citation

“Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926,” Ward Project, accessed December 14, 2018, https://wardproject.org/items/show/9.