Horace Burrington Baker

25 January 1889 - 11 March 1971

(photo taken 27 April 1968, Philadelphia, PA - courtesy of the MCZ)

Born: Sioux City, Iowa.

Died: Havertown, Pennsylvania.

Occupation: Zoologist, Malacologist. Lt. U.S. Army, 1917-18; Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, 1920; Assistant Professor, 1926, Associate Professor, 1928; Professor, 1939-59. Business Manager, 1932-56, and editor, 1957-70, of the Nautilus. AMU Charter Member; 9th president, 1940.

Education: PhD. University of Michigan, 1920.

Research Interests: Collected in Mexico, 1910, 1926; Venezuela, 1919; Curacao, 1922; Idaho, 1929, 1931; Jamaica, 1933; Puerto Rico, 1939. Research concentrated on anatomy, Pulmonata, Zonitidae, and nomenclature.

Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.

Other References:

Partial Bibliography:

Baker, H.B. 1909. Key to the genera of Gastopoda of Michigan. Michigan Academy of Science 11:134-140.

Baker, H.B. 1912. A few notes on the mollusca of the Douglas Lake Region. Michigan Academy of Science 12:209-211.

Baker, H.B. 1922. The Mollusca collected by the University of Michigan-Walker Expedition in Southern Vera Cruz, Mexico. I. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 106. 60 pp. + 17 plates.

Baker, H.B. 1922. The Mollusca of Dickinson County, Michigan. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 111. 44 pp. + 1 map.

Baker, H.B. 1923. The Mollusca collected by the University of Michigan-Walker Expedition in Southern Vera Cruz, Mexico. IV. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 135. 16 pp. + 1 plate.

Baker, H.B. 1923. The Mollusca collected by the University of Michigan-Williamson Expedition in Venezuela. Part I. Curacao and Part II. Terrestrial operculates of Venezuela. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 137. 59 pp.

Baker, H.B. 1925. The Mollusca collected by the University of Michigan-Williamson Expedition in Venezuela. Part III. Pupillidae to Oleacinidae. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 156. 57 pp.

Baker, H.B. 1925. Anatomy of Lanx, a limpet-like Lymnaeid mollusk. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences Fouth Series. 14(8):143-169 + 4 plates.

Baker, H.B. 1926. The Mollusca collected by the University of Michigan-Williamson Expedition in Venezuela. Part IV. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 167. 49 pp. + plates 12-19.

Baker, H.B. 1927. The Mollusca collected by the University of Michigan-Williamson Expedition in Venezuela. Part V. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 182. 36 pp. + plates 20-26.

Baker, H.B. 1930. The Mollusca collected by the University of Michigan-Williamson Expedition in Venezuela. VI. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 210. 81 pp. + 7 plates.

Baker, H.B. 1930. Mexican mollusks collected for Dr. Bryant Walker in 1926. Part II. Auriculidae, Orthurethra, Heterurethra, and Aulacopoda. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 220. 45 pp. + plates 7-11.

Baker, H.B. 1930. The North American Retinellae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 82(1930):193-219.

Baker, H.B. 1930. The land snail genus Haplotrema. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 82(1930):405-425.

Baker, H.B. 1931. Nearctic vitreine land snails. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 83(1931):85-117.

Baker, H.B. 1940. Another case - Anodontites infossus [Aestivation of fresh-water mussels]. Nautilus 53(4):138.

Baker, H.B. 1946. Index to F.C. Baker's "The Molluscan Family Planorbidae". Nautilus 59(4):127-141.

Baker, H.B. 1958. Henry Augustus Pilsbry 1862-1957. Nautilus 71(3):73-83.

Baker, H.B. 1964. Some of Rafinesque's unionid names. Nautilus 77(4):140-142.

Baker, H.B. 1964. Dromus not a homonym. Nautilus 77(4):142.

Baker, H.B. 1964. Carunculina (Lampsilinae). Nautilus 78(1):33.

Baker, H.B. 1964. Elliptio feminine. Nautilus 78(1):33.

Baker, H.B. 1964. Ellitpio complanata wheatleyi. Nautilus 78(2):67.

Baker, H.B. 1964. E. (Uniomerus) tetralasmus sayana. Nautilus 78(2):67.

Baker, H.B., and S.H. Jadis. 1960. James Zetek, 1886-1959. Nautilus 73(4):159-160.

Johnson, R.I., and H.B. Baker. 1973. The types of Unionacea (Mollusca: Bivalvia) in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 125(9):145-186.