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James was very a c t i v e in the i n t e l l e c t u a l life of C i n c i n n a t i . He served a t e r m as p r e s i d e n t a n d w a s l o n g - t i m e t r e a s u r e r of t h e W e s t e r n A c a d e m y o f N a t u r a l S c i e n c e s . W h e n C h a r l e s L y e l l , p r o b a b l y t h e foremost Science in the Hinterland Cincinnati School Paleontology. 3. A. Albert Gallatin Wetherby was professor of natural history at the University of Cincinnati be- fore he relocated to Harvard University and malacology.
Like most of the other m e m b e r s of the C i n c i n n a t i S c h o o l , Faber was a s s o c i a t e d w i t h t h e C i n c i n n a t i Society o f N a t u r a l H i s t o r y . I n fact, h e was p r o p o s e d for m e m b e r s h i p in the society- in 1885, at the s a m e t i m e as C h a r l e s S c h u c h e r t and Ernst Vaupel, and he was duly elected. F a b e r sold his o r i g i n a l c o l l e c t i o n t o t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f C h i c a g o for $5000, a c c o r d i n g to S h i d e l e r , a n d it i n c l u d e d s p e c i m e n s d e s c r i b e d by S.
Miller e t a l . 1 8 7 9 ) . N o r did his c o n t a c t s c o m e o n l y w i t h C i n c i n n a t i folk. For e x a m p l e , as early as 1886, Ulrich w e n t c o l l e c t i n g with A u g u s t F Foerste, w h o went on to b e c o m e o n e of the foremost workers on fossil c e p h a l o p o d s in t h e United States. A l t h o u g h the position at the s o c i e t y w a s c a l l e d " c u s t o d i a n , " U l r i c h apparently was in c h a r g e of day-to-day o p e r a t i o n s at their facility.