Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Putnam, Frederick Ward

PUTNAM, FREDERICK WARD, an American scientist; born in Salem, Mass., April 16, 1839; was graduated at Harvard University in 1862; became curator of ornithology at the Essex Institute in Salem in 1856, superintendent of the East Indian Marine Society's Museum there in 1867, and chief of the Department of Ethnology at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. He edited many volumes of the “Annual Reports of the Trustees of the Peabody Museum of Archæology and Ethnology,” and “Proceedings of the Essex Institute.” President American Folk-lore Society (1901) and of American Anthropological Society (1905). Died 1915.