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Ward, Henry Augustus 1834- Naturalist; born in Rochester, N. Y., March 9, 1834; educated at Williams College and at the Harvard Scientific School, where he became assistant to Professor Agassiz in 1854; was Professor of Natural Sciences at Rochester University in 1860-65; manager of gold-mines in Montana in 1866-69; travelled extensively in various parts of the world, making large and valuable cabinets of mineralogy and geology, which have been distributed among universities, colleges, and schools throughout the United States. He was naturalist to the United States expedition to Santo Domingo in 1871, and a member of many geological and zoological societies.