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L. A. Hodson papers, 1933-1948 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Rudo Kemper

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Title: L. A. Hodson papers, 1933-1948Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1933-1937

ID: ASM0096

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Clippings, Letters, Photocopies, Photographs, Typescripts

Languages: English

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Dr. L. A. Hodson was a Miami ophthamologist who had a strong interest in zoology. Dr. Hodson, a friend of professor of zoology and University of Miami president Jay F. Pearson, ventured on a number of trips to the Bahamas (a few times with Pearson) where he discovered a number of new species and collected hard to find species. These he donated to the University of Miami.

The L. A. Hodson collection contains clippings about these expeditions; correspondence; much of which concerns the securing of his visit, the donation, and an exhibit on the Cat Turtle that was set up at Tufts College Medical School; a photograph of Hodson taken by Pearson, and two typescripts: "The Discovery of the Cat Turtle," and "Notes on the Discovery and Biology of Two Bahaman Fresh-water Turtles of the Genus Pseudemys," the latter of which was co-written by Pearson.

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Hodson, L. A.
Pearson, Jay Frederick Wesley, 1901-1965
Tufts College. Medical School
University of Miami - History
Zoology - Bahamas

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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: L. A. Hodson Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Preferred Citation: L. A. Hodson Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

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