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The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography$
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Anna Botsford Comstock and Karen Penders St. Clair

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501716270

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.001.0001

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Florida and Retirement

Florida and Retirement

(p.379) Chapter XVII Florida and Retirement
The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Anna Botsford Comstock

, Karen Penders St. Clair
Cornell University Press

This chapter discusses Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's journey to the South. First stopping in Richmond, Virginia, they traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; and Savannah, Georgia. In the middle of January of 1919, the Comstocks found themselves settled at St. George Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida, to spend the winter there. The chapter also looks at the semi-centennial celebration of Cornell University in June of 1919. Anna continued teaching at the College of Agriculture and on July 31, she was made a full professor. She regarded it as a tribute to her long service, but it was also a tribute to the Department of Nature Study which she had built up. On April 17, 1920, the first part of Henry's Introduction to Entomology was published. Dealing with the structure and metamorphosis of insects, it was used in the Cornell laboratory. The chapter then considers Anna's retirement. On January 27, 1921, she gave her last lecture before the class of regular students of Cornell.

Keywords:   Anna Botsford Comstock, John Henry Comstock, Florida, Cornell University, College of Agriculture, professor, Department of Nature Study, Introduction to Entomology, retirement

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