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Partial Bibliography

* full bibliography on CD-ROM

Articles written by Wilson Bentley
comments by Duncan Blanchard

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Articles on CD-ROM shown in italics

1. A study of snow crystals. Appleton's Popular Scientific Monthly, 53, No. 1, 75-82, May 1898.
2. A study of snow crystals. Popular Science (formerly Boston Journal of Chemistry), 34, 52-53, 1900.
3. Studies of frost crystals. Popular Science (formerly Boston Journal of Chemistry), 34, 67, 1900.
4. Studies of rain drops. Popular Science (formerly Boston Journal of Chemistry), 34, 92, 1900.
5. Bentley, W. A., Twenty Years' Study of Snow Crystals, Mon. Wea. Rev., 29, 212-214, May 1901.
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36. Photographing snowflakes. Popular Mechanics Magazine, 37, 309-312, 1922. The exact same article appeared in The Boy Mechanic, Book 4, Popular Mechanics Press. 171-174.
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45. The 1925 snowflake season. The Burlington Free Press, date unknown but probably in the spring of 1925.
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55. "Snowflake Man Gets New Thrills out of Present Winter," Burlington Free Press and Times, 1928.
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57. The 1929 snowflake season. The Burlington Free Press, 4 April 1929. Bentley writes about the 140 new snowflakes he photographed the past winter. The title of the article is "The 1928 snowflake Season" but it should be 1929.
58. The 1930 snowflake crop. The Burlington Free Press, 31 March 1930.
59. The 1931 snowflake crop. The Burlington Free Press, 10 April 1931. A poor season, Bentley says. He got less than 50 new snowflakes to bring his total to 5,381.
60. Hunting stones in Vermont. The Burlington Free Press, 8 September 1931.
61. Conical Snow, Mon. Wea. Rev., 59, 388, Oct 1931.
62. Bentley, W. A. and W. J. Humphreys, Snow Crystals. Published by McGraw-Hill in 1931.
63. Bentley, W. A., Snow, Encyclopaedia Britannica, v. 20, p. 854-856, 1936 (14th edition).

Newspaper Articles about Wilson Bentley
These are those that appeared before about 1934.


1. "Scientist devotes thirty-five years to study of snowflakes," by Tom Steep. New York Tribune, Sunday, 26 September 1920, Sec. VII, page 5. Most of the article quotes from Bentley.
2. "Makes artcraft designs from microscopic crystals." The Boston(?) Herald, page 6, 24 October 1920.
3. "Fame comes to snowflake Bentley after 35 patient years." The Boston Sunday Globe, page 2, 2 January 1921. The author was James H. Powers.
4. "The jewels that fall from the skies," by Rene Bache. Philadelphia Public Ledger, Sunday, 26 February 1922.
5. "Snowflake hides beauty secret from her most persistent suitor." Author not mentioned. Philadelphia Public Ledger and North American, Sunday, 4 April 1926.
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18. "W. A. Bentley is dead at Jericho home." The Burlington Free Press and Times, 24 December 1931.
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24. "The shapes of snow crystals are determined by the height from which they fall, and in 40 years of photographing the microscopic jewels, a Vermont scientist has found no twins." The Springfield Sunday Union and Republican, Springfield, MA, 10 January 1932.
25. "He photographed 5,300 snowflakes and found no two alike," by John J. O'Neill. The Eagle (probably the Brooklyn Daily Eagle).
26. "Wilson Alwyn Bentley." Obituary by W. J. Humphreys, Science, 75, 8 April 1932.
27. "Wilson Alwyn Bentley." The National Cyclopedia of American Biography, 23, page 172-173, 1933.

** not seen nor copy.


Magazine Articles about Wilson Bentley
articles published during Bentley's lifetime

1. "The snow crystals." Edward F. Bigelow, St. Nicholas, 27, 357-358, Feb 1900.
2. "Snow crystals." Author not mentioned, National Geographic Magazine, 15, 30-37, 1904.
3. "Something for our junior members to do in February: look at snowflakes under a microscope." Author not mentioned. Home Progress, 4, 869-872, Feb 1915.
4. "Gem hunting among the snowflakes." Author not mentioned. Boy's Life, page 19, March 1917.
5. "Snowflakes under the microscope." Author not mentioned. Country Life, 37, 60, Feb 1920.
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17. "The Snowflake Man," by Mary B. Mullet. The American Magazine, 99, 28-31 and 173-175, Feb 1925,
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21. "Marvelous crystal structures from cloudland." Author not mentioned. Scientific American, 135, 411, Dec 1926.
22. "Every snowball an art gallery." Author not mentioned. Popular Science Monthly, page 39, March 1929.
23. "When winter comes," by C. A. Reeds. Natural History, 29, 17-32, 1929, Jan-Feb issue.
24. "Snowflakes," by Constance L. Lyon. Nature Magazine, 15, 19-21 & 57, Jan 1930.
25. ** Title and author unknown. American Weekly, 1929 or 1930. Bentley mentions this in his 31 March 1930 Burlington Free Press article.


Articles and Books about Bentley After 1933

1. O'Neill, John. "He Photographed 5,300 Snowflakes - and Found No Two Alike," Burlington Free Press, January 2, 1933.
2. "There's no plow on the Bentley farm." The Burlington Free Press and Times, 1 June 1938.
3. (pictorial) "Speaking of Pictures...These are Snow Jewels" , Life, Feb 2 1942, p. 6-7,9
4. "Wilson Alwyn Bentley." Dictionary of American Biography, 21, Supplement 1, p. 71-72, 1944.
5. Orton, Vrest. "Snowflake Bentley," Vermont Life, 2 (1947-48), 11-13.
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7. D, C. Blanchard: "Wilson Bentley, The Snowflake Man," Weatherwise, Vol. 23, pp. 260-269, December 1970.

8. Blanchard, Duncan. "Wilson Bentley, Pioneer in Snowflake Photomicrography." Photographic Applications in Science, Technology and Medicine, V. 8, No. 3, pp. 26-28, 39-41, May 1973.Albany:State University of New York at Albany, 1973.
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20. Snyder, Barry. "The Crystalline Obsession of Snowflake Bentley," In-Roads, The Vermont Magazine, (Winter 1983), 27-29, 70.
21. Carey, John. "Crystallizing the Truth", National Wildlife, Dec.-Jan 1985 p.43-44.
22. Garboden, Clif. "Snowflake Bentley", The Boston Globe Magazine, Dec. 23 1990, p.9
23. Blanchard, Duncan. "The Snowflake Man" , McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co. 1998
24. Jacqueline Briggs Martin Illustrated by Mary Azarian, "Snowflake Bentley", Houghton Mifflin Co, 1998

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