1843 – Charles Conrad Abbott was born on June 4, 1843, in Trenton, New Jersey.
1852-1858 – He was educated at the Trenton Academy.
1860-1865 – He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. An active naturalist, archaeologist, and author, Abbott was heavily involved in local archaeology and Indian history in the Delaware Valley.
1875 – He was appointed field assistant to the Peabody Museum in Cambridge, Mass., presenting them with his extensive collection of early Indian material.
1881-1894 – Abbott’s most important written contribution to science was Primitive Industry or Illustrations of Handiwork in Stone, Bone, and Clay of the Native Races of the North Atlantic Seaboard (1881), although he published over a hundred short papers in publications such as American Naturalist, Popular Science Monthly, and Science Gossip. He is most widely known for his works pertaining to a nature study near his home in Trenton entitled A Naturalist’s Rambles about Home (1884), as well as Days Out of Doors (1889), Recent Rambles (1892), Upland and Meadow (1886), and Travels in a Tree-top (1894).
1919 – He died on July 27, 1919, at his home in Bristol.