Cleveland Abbe


Cleveland Abbe’s influence on the progress of pure science and its application to the public welfare was so varied and so great as to make it important that we know who he was, the conditions under which he worked, and what he accomplished. A portion of Professor Abbe’s genealogy, enough perhaps for the present purpose, is briefly as follows, in direct descent. And here, at the very beginning of this sketch, I must acknowledge my indebtedness to Abbe’s patient labors, for this summary is gathered from his posthumous book, the AbbeAbbey Genealogy, a monumental work that for nearly 60 years was his absorbing recreation and hobby