An account the life of one of the least known among antebellum Southern naturalists. Nicholas Marcellus Hentz was, before his death a hundred years ago – he died 4 November, 1856 – the great American student of spiders. Through his numerous publications, including some 18 articles and a book, he gained wide acclaim as a naturalist.
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Geiser, S. W.
"Nicholas Marcellus Hentz (1797-1856), Pioneer American Araneologist,"
Field and Laboratory: Vol. 24
Available at: https://scholar.smu.edu/fieldandlab/vol24/iss4/1