Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bridgeport Scientific Society

Charles Ketchum Averill published a book about the Bridgeport area's bird species in 1892 for the Bridgeport Scientific Society:

The Bridgeport Scientific Society was founded 1890. In 1899 the society was renamed the Bridgeport Scientific and Historical Society. Averill served as a "President of the Society". 

Averill was an engineer graduate of Yale University, New Haven, CT and his address is listed in Yale's Sheffield Engineering School Publication as living on High Street in Bridgeport, CT.

Clinton Hart Merriam had previously written a book about the birds of Connecticut which was published in 1877:

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