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George L. Brigham
(1859->1910)

George L. Brigham was born in New Jersey in 1859, the son of George H. (d.1910) and Anna Brigham. He was a lifelong farmer in the rural Bolton, Massaachusetts area, where he took up mineral collecting as a hobby. He began advertising in the exchange column in The Exchangers' Monthly in February 1887, saying "Fine cabinet minerals to exchange for birds' eggs in sets, or for other minerals. Bolton and Boxboro, Mass specimens a specialty, including lilac scapolite, scapolite crystals, nuttalite, chiastolite and a great many others. Collectors send lists." His ads continued regularly in The Mineralogists' Monthly and then in The Mineral Collector through February 1900, always offering exchanges rather thab sales, then ceased. He appears in the 1911 City Directory, as a farmer living on Harvard Road.

His collection went to the Boston Society of Natural Science.
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