Charles G. Atkins Papers
Consists mostly of correspondence relating to Atkins' position as superintendent of the federal salmon hatchery at Grand Lake Stream. There are also records of financial transactions.
- Creation: 1871-1882
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Charles G. Atkins was born in New Sharon, Maine on January 19, 1841. He attended Bowdoin College, and upon graduation accepted a teaching position at Green Bay, Wisconsin. But after a few years of teaching in the Midwest, his interest in fisheries conservation and declining fish populations of the eastern rivers caused him to return to his native Maine to pursue a life-long career in fisheries cultivation and research.
Charles G. Atkins, along with Nathan W. Foster, became Maine's Commissioners of Fisheries in 1867. They researched fish propagation and began collecting eggs from landlocked salmon and working to fertilize and hatch them.
In the absense of formal fish culture training in the United States, Atkins received a fish culturing degree in Germany in 1880. He is know primarily for his work with Atlantic salmon, becoming the superintendent of the federal salmon hatchery at Grand Lake Stream, Maine. (excerpted from https://usfwsnortheast.wordpress.com and https://www.mainememory.net; accessed 6/24/2022)
Charles G. Atkins passed away September, 1921 in Bucksport, Maine.
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- Guide to the Charles G. Atkins Papers
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- Elizabeth Russell
- June 2022
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