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Editor’s Epilogue

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This epilogue focuses on the last two years of Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's lives. The summer after their return from Mentone, Mrs. Comstock amended her will, on July 2, 1926, to bequeath ... More


Return to Cornell

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's return to Ithaca, as well as Henry's return to entomology at Cornell University. Henry was given a new laboratory on the second floor of ... More


The Boyhood of John Henry Comstock, 1849–1865

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell —The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the childhood of John Henry Comstock. Henry lived with his Uncle Daniel when his mother became ill and was unable to do anything to support him. It was there that he had his ... More


Entomologist to U. S. Department of Agriculture: (Life in Washington as United States Entomologist, 1879–1881)

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's life in Washington, the entomologists who worked with the Comstocks there, and their social connections. On May 1, 1879, Henry became ... More


Undergraduate Days at Cornell, 1870–1874

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details John Henry Comstock's early years at Cornell University with his budding entomological interests. Henry, mindful of the speed with which cash on hand evaporates in college, ... More


The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is the autobiography written by the naturalist educator Anna Botsford Comstock about her life and that of her husband, the entomologist John Henry Comstock—both prominent figures in the ... More


California and Stanford University

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how, on December 23, 1891, Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock left Ithaca for Stanford University. Henry had very enthusiastic and fine students in all his classes. ... More


The Two hundred and Fiftieth-anniversary Celebration of the Royal Society and The International Entomological Congress

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes how John Henry Comstock was asked to represent Cornell University at the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Society of London in 1912. On the evening after the ... More


Florida and Retirement

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's journey to the South. First stopping in Richmond, Virginia, they traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and ... More


A University Professorship and Marriage, 1876–1879

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the courtship and early days of marriage of Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock. It was soon after he was made Assistant Professor of Entomology at Cornell University, that ... More


The Year 1888–1889; With a Winter in Germany

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's trip abroad to Germany. For a long time, Henry had struggled with the German language, in which so many treatises on zoology were ... More


The 65th Milestone and Retirement

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts John Henry Comstock's 65th birthday on February 24, 1914, which he willingly celebrated. To him, it symbolized freedom from executive slavery and unfettered opportunity to do ... More


The Toronto Meeting of the A. A. A. S. 1922. A surprising election and a voyage westward

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the American Association for the Advancement of Science (A. A. A. S.) meeting in Toronto in the last week in December of 1921. On the evening of December 28, a great surprise ... More


A Sailor and a Scholar

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines John Henry Comstock's experience as a sailor and a scholar. Living as he did among sailors, it was natural that he should turn to sailing as the most available means of earning ... More


“How to Know Butterflies” and the “Confessions to a Heathen Idol”

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the teaching experiences of Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock at Chautauqua. At Chautauqua, they had a very large field class and they were both tired when they returned to ... More


Chapter 15: 1908–1912, Cornell’s New Quarters for Entomology and Nature Study

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's return to Ithaca on August 4, 1908. The Comstock's new official quarters in Roberts Hall at Cornell University were of great interest ... More


Italy, Switzerland, and Home

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's trip to Italy and Switzerland. The Comstocks went from Greece to Sicily on the German steamship “Baiern,” reaching Taormina on March 8, ... More


Honolulu and Happiness, a Voyage to Europe

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's stay at a friend's family hotel on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Comstocks were given a cottage on the hotel grounds where they ... More


Mentone

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's trip abroad to Mentone in the winter of 1926. Mentone proved to be a very attractive modern city with an ancient city on a hill in its ... More


A Sabbatical Year Abroad—Egypt and Greece

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's sabbatical year abroad in Egypt and Greece. On January 1, 1908, the Comstocks boarded the Italian steamer “Perseo,” bounded for ... More


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