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Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902)

Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and first president of MBL Trustees.

This memorial tablet hangs in the lobby of the Lillie Library. It was presented to the MBL by Harriet R. H. Mayer (1868-1960), sculptor and daughter of the subject.

The tablet reads: "Alpheus Hyatt. First President of the Woods Hole Laboratory, 1888. He also founded its prototype at Ann(i)squam, Massachusetts established in 1880 with the aid of the Woman's Education Association and the Boston Society of Natural History (1838-1902)."

1. Still Image: "Alpheus Hyatt Plaque (c. 1928)", 6/11/2012, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/16835. Photograph courtesy of Matthew Person.