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Clarence F. Birdseye
(1854-1927)

Clarence Birdseye was born in Brooklyn, New York June 6, 1854, the son of Lucien and Catherine Birdseye; he was a naturalist, and earned a degree from Amherst College in 1874 before becoming a lawyer. He donated numerous mineral specimens to Amherst, accompanied only by handwritten labels. He married Ada Jane Underwood, and together they had eight children. During the 1880's he and his family lived on a large Long Island farm. In 1888-1890 the office for his legal practice was at 170 Broadway in New York City, and his residence was in Brooklyn at 151 Joralemon. Around 1900 he moved to Montclaire, New Jersey, and by 1910 had moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota and opened a nursery, but by 1920 he had moved back east and was living in South Orange, New Jersey. His son, Clarence Birdseye Jr., founded Birdseye foods by inventing a quick-freezing technology to preserve vegetables and meats; Birdseye eventually became General Foods Corporation and Clarence Jr. became a very wealthy man.
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The Mineralogical Record - Clarence F. Birdseye 27 x 51 mm,
Label for a specimen Birdseye donated to his alma mater, Amherst College.
The Mineralogical Record - Clarence F. Birdseye 27 x 66 mm,
Label for a specimen Birdseye donated to his alma mater, Amherst College.
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