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About Biographical Memoirs


The entire collection of Biographical Memoirs is now available online as PDFs. The collection includes more than 1,500 memoirs, including those of famed naturalist Louis Agassiz; Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Thomas Edison; Alexander Graham Bell; noted anthropologist Margaret Mead; and psychologist and philosopher John Dewey. These remembrances are written by colleagues, students or friends of the subjects.

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