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Some interesting molluscan records of George J. Streator, 1881–1909

Author: Ralph W. Dexter (Kent State University)

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    Some interesting molluscan records of George J. Streator, 1881–1909

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George Jason Streator was born in Shalersville Township of Portage County, Ohio, on 23 July 1846. He settled near Garrettsville where he became a nurseryman and an amateur naturalist of considerable ability. He assembled a large collection of local shells, and he made some exchanges with other collectors. He published but a single note (Streator, 1889). In 1881 he began to keep a diary which continued until his death in 1925 (volumes for 1888–1893 and 1903–1904 inclusive are now missing). Through the kindness of his son, Sidney V. Streator, I have made a study of these diaries with special reference to George Streator's studies of natural history in general and of the Mollusca in particular. His primary avocation was the collection and study of land and fresh-water shells, which he pursued avidly until he left Ohio in 1904 to reside in California. In 1909 he returned to Ohio for the specific purpose of shipping his collection of shells to Stanford University, to which he had donated his collection. This paper reports on noteworthy molluscan records Streator made in his diaries.

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Dexter, R. W., (1963) “Some interesting molluscan records of George J. Streator, 1881–1909”, Sterkiana 12(1), 9–14.

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01 Dec 1963
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