SIA RU007050, Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896, George Brown Goode Collection, circa 1814-1897 and undated, with related materials to 1925
- Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
- George Brown Goode Collection, circa 1814-1897 and undated, with related materials to 1925
- 1814, 1814-1925, circa 1814-1897 and undated, with related materials to 1925
- George Brown Goode (1851-1896), ichthyologist and museum administrator, received his B.S. degree from Wesleyan University in 1870. After a year of postgraduate study with Louis Agassiz at Harvard University, Goode returned to Wesleyan to direct the Judd Museum of Natural History. In 1872, Goode met Spencer F. Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and United States Fish Commissioner. He quickly became Baird's chief pupil and assistant. In 1873, Goode was appointed Assistant Curator in the United States National Museum (USNM), a position he retained until 1877 when his title was changed to Curator. In 1881, when the new USNM building was completed, Goode was promoted to Assistant Director. On January 12, 1887, Goode was appointed Assistant Secretary in charge of the USNM, and he remained the chief administrative officer of the museum until his death
- Goode's primary scientific interest was ichthyology, and he published both specialized and popular works on fish and fisheries. In addition to his duties at the USNM, Goode also served in various capacities for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries. After Baird's death in 1887, Goode assumed the position of Fish Commissioner until January 1888
- Goode was regarded as the premier American museum administrator of his era. In 1881, he issued Circular No. 1 of the National Museum which set forth a comprehensive scheme of organization for the museum. Goode was involved in designing and installing Smithsonian and Fish Commission exhibits at many of the international expositions held during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Goode was also a historian, bibliographer, and genealogist, and he published several papers on the history of American science
- This collection provides partial documentation of Goode's professional career and personal life. The collection is strongest in documenting his research on fish and fisheries. Included is a large collection of autograph letters and signatures of scientists, government officials, diplomats, artists, literary figures, and socialites; incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting professional activities and research interests; correspondence, notes, manuscripts, and related records documenting his work on fish and fisheries; collected materials from the London International Fisheries Exposition of 1883; manuscripts and research materials from an unpublished ichthyological bibliography; an unpublished manuscript on the history of American science; scrapbooks and notebooks maintained during his childhood, college days, and early career; biographical materials on Goode; and various manuscripts, notes, photographs and drawings
- Ichthyology, Museums--Administration
- Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896, Agassiz, Louis 1807-1873, Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887, Judd Museum of Natural History, United States Fish Commission, Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.), United States National Museum Assistant Director, Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, London International Fisheries Exposition (1883)
- Signatures (names), Collection descriptions, Photographs, Diaries, Scrapbooks
- Local Number:
- SIA RU007050
- Physical Description:
- 15.43 cu. ft. (30 document boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Table of Contents
- Collection Overview
- Historical Note
- Descriptive Entry
- Index Terms
- Administrative Information
- Container List
- Series 1 - AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, 1814-1895, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
- Series 2 - GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1896, AND UNDATED, with related materials to 1904. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY.
- Series 3 - COLLECTED MATERIALS ON FISH AND FISHERIES, 1875-1893, AND UNDATED.
- Series 4 - COLLECTED MATERIALS ON THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES EXHIBITION, LONDON, (1883), 1882-1883.
- Series 5 - ICHTHYOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, CIRCA 1870s-1890s. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
- Series 6 - UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT ON THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN SCIENCE, CIRCA 1896, WITH RELATED MATERIALS TO 1925.
- Series 7 - NOTEBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK, CIRCA 1863-1878, AND UNDATED.
- Series 8 - BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS AND PUBLICATIONS, 1885-1903, AND UNDATED.
- Series 9 - MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, PHOTOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS AND MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, CIRCA 1840-1897, AND UNDATED.
Record Unit 7050
Goode, G. Brown, (George Brown), 1851-1896
George Brown Goode Collection, circa 1814-1897 and undated, with related materials to 1925
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at email@example.com.|
|Creator:||Goode, G. Brown, (George Brown), 1851-1896|
|Title:||George Brown Goode Collection|
|Dates:||circa 1814-1897 and undated, with related materials to 1925|
|Quantity:||6.45 linear meters.|
|Collection:||Record Unit 7050|
|Language of Materials:||English|
George Brown Goode (1851-1896), ichthyologist and museum administrator, was born in New Albany, Indiana. His childhood was spent in Anenia, New York, where he developed a strong interest in natural history. He entered Wesleyan University at Middletown, Connecticut, in 1866, and was graduated in 1870. In 1870, Goode was admitted to Harvard University for a year of post-graduate study under Louis Agassiz. The following year he received an invitation from Wesleyan to undertake the arrangement and direction of the newly established Judd Museum of Natural History. He retained his official connection with Wesleyan until 1877.
In 1872, Goode met Spencer F. Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and United States Fish Commissioner. Baird invited him to work as a volunteer collector for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries (USCFF). Goode accepted and became Baird's chief pupil and assistant. For the next several years, Goode spent his summers collecting fishes off the Atlantic coasts of Long Island, Florida, and Bermuda. In 1873, he was appointed Assistant Curator in the United States National Museum (USNM), a position he retained until 1877 when his title was changed to Curator. In 1881, when the new USNM building was completed, Goode was promoted to Assistant Director. On January 12, 1887, Goode was appointed Assistant Secretary in charge of the USNM and he remained the chief administrative officer of the Museum until his death in 1896.
Goode's primary scientific interest was ichthyology, and he published both scientific and popular works on fish and fisheries. After receiving an appointment at the USNM, Goode continued to work for the USCFF in various capacities. He acted as statistical expert for the Halifax Fishery Arbitration Commission, 1877-1878; chief of the Fisheries Division of the Tenth Census, 1879-1880; and United States Commissioner at the Fisheries Exhibitions in Berlin,1880, and in London, 1883. After the death of Spencer F. Baird in 1887, Goode assumed the position of Fish Commissioner until January, 1888.
Goode has been described as the father of the modern American museum. Through his administration of the USNM and writings on the subject, Goode served as a strong advocate of the role of museums in the education of the general public. Shortly after he was appointed Assistant Director in 1881, Goode issued Circular No. 1 of the National Museum, which set forth a comprehensive scheme of organization for the museum. He oversaw a period of tremendous growth at the USNM. Under his direction museum staff grew from thirteen to over 200 and specimens increased from two hundred thousand to over three million. Goode published several articles geared toward the museum professional including "Museum History and Museums of History," 1888; "Museums of the Future," 1890; and "Principles of Museum Administration," 1895.
A logical extension of Goode's talents was his service at many of the international expositions held during the latter part of the nineteenth century. In fact, Goode's work designing the Smithsonian exhibits at the Centennial Exposition of 1876 helped to plant the ideas that would blossom in his organization of the USNM in the early 1880s. Goode is generally credited with applying museum theories to expositions and helping to " . . . . widen their scope from the merely commercial and industrial to the educational and scientific."
Goode was also a historian, bibliographer, and genealogist. He studied the history of American science and produced several papers on the subject. These included "The Beginnings of Natural History in America," 1886; "The Beginnings of American Science: The Third Century," 1888; and "The Origin of the National Scientific and Educational Institutions of the United States," 1890. He also planned, edited, and wrote several chapters of the posthumously published "The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896: The History of Its First Half Century, 1897." He compiled bibliographies of several prominent naturalists, and his "Virginia Cousins," 1887, was considered a model genealogy.
In addition to the standard biographical memoirs, an excellent discussion of Goode and his work is found in Edward P. Alexander's "Museum Masters," 1984.
- February 13, 1851
- Born in New Albany, Indiana
- Graduated, Wesleyan University
- Graduate work, Harvard University under Louis Agassiz
- Curator of the Orange Judd Museum of Natural History, Wesleyan University
- Met Spencer F. Baird in Eastport, Maine
- Made collections of Atlantic Coast fishes for U.S. Fish Commission
- Elected member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Assistant Curator, U.S. National Museum
- Installed Smithsonian exhibits at the Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia
- Published "Catalogue of the Fishes of the Bermudas"
- Employed by Department of State on statistical work for Halifax Commission
- Curator, U.S. National Museum
- Published "Catalogue of the Collection to illustrate the Animal Resources and the Fisheries of the United States"
- Directed U.S. Fish Commission survey of American fisheries for 10th census
- U.S. Commissioner, Berlin International Fisheries Exposition
- Issued Circular No. 1 of the U.S. National Museum
- Assistant Director, U.S. National Museum
- U.S. Commissioner, Great International Fisheries Exposition, London
- Smithsonian representative, Southern Exposition, Louisville
- Published bibliography of Spencer F. Baird
- Smithsonian representative, Cincinnati Industrial Exposition
- Smithsonian representative, World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans
- President, Biological Society of Washington
- Published "The Beginnings of Natural History in America"
- United States Fish Commissioner
- Assistant Secretary, in charge of the U.S. National Museum
- Published "The Beginnings of American Science: The Third Century"
- Published "Museum History and Museums of History"
- Published "American Fishes. A Popular Treatise upon the Game and Food Fishes of North America"
- Member, National Academy of Sciences
- LL.D. degree, Wesleyan University
- Published "Museums of the Future"
- Published "The Origin of the National Scientific and Educational Institutions of the United States"
- Published bibliography of Charles Girard
- Published "Virginia Cousins," a genealogy of the Goode family
- Commissioner General, Columbian Historical Exposition, Madrid
- President, Philosophical Society of Washington
- Smithsonian representative, World's Columbian Exposition
- President, District of Columbia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
- Smithsonian representative, Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta
- Published "Principles of Museum Administration"
- Published "Oceanic Ichthyology" (with T.H. Bean)
- Published bibliography of Philip Lutley Sclater
- September 6, 1896
- Death at Washington, D.C.
The bulk of the George Brown Goode Collection (Record Unit 7050) predates the establishment of the present-day Smithsonian Archives. A small addition of autograph letters was received from the Division of Political History, National Museum of American History in 1983 under accession number 83-081.
The George Brown Goode Collection provides partial documentation of his professional career and personal life. The collection is strongest in documenting his research on fishes and fisheries. His administrative career at the United States National Museum, his theories on museums, and his historical research are documented to a lesser extent.
Goode's correspondence is found in three separate series. He assembled a large collection of autograph letters and signatures of scientists, government officials, diplomats, artists, literary figures, and socialites. The autograph collection represents a good part of Goode's official and professional correspondence since most of the letters were removed from his files. He also acquired letters and signatures of many historical figures. Series 2 consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence relating to Goode's professional career. Included are letters documenting his activities in professional societies; his career at Wesleyan University; and his research on the history of science.
Incoming correspondence with several of the leading ichthyologists of the 19th century is a part of a large group of collected materials on fish and fisheries. Also included are voluminous notes, lists, manuscripts, statistics, news clippings, maps, and drawings relating to Goode's ichthyological research. Other records documenting Goode's work on fish and fisheries include publications, news clippings, memorabilia, and related materials collected during his service at the Great International Fisheries Exhibition in London in 1883; and manuscripts, drafts, and research data from his unpublished ichthyological bibliography.
The remainder of the collection consists of assembled materials relating to Goode's professional career and his personal life. Included are scrapbooks and notebooks maintained during his childhood, college days, and early career; biographical materials on Goode including obituaries, memorials, and news clippings; collected manuscripts, notes, photographs, and drawings relating to most aspects of his professional work; and an unpublished manuscript on the history of American science.
Goode's career at the USNM is thoroughly documented in several record units in the Smithsonian Archives. Researchers interested in his work as Assistant Director and Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum should consult record units 54, 112, and 189. Record unit 54 also contains records concerning his work for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries. Goode's role in international expositions can be examined in record unit 70.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7050, Goode, G. Brown, (George Brown), 1851-1896, George Brown Goode Collection
Series 1AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, 1814-1895, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This series consists primarily of autograph letters and signatures collected and assembled by George Brown Goode. Also included are smaller amounts of manuscripts, poems, photographs, drawings, and engravings. Goode collected autograph letters of American and foreign scientists, naturalists, and anthropologists; government officials and diplomats; artists and literary figures; military and naval officers; and leading figures in Washington, D.C. scientific and social circles. The autograph collection represents a significant portion of Goode's official and professional correspondence since most of the letters were pulled from his files. Also included are a small amount of letters addressed to Joseph Henry, Spencer F. Baird, William Greene Binney, William Phipps Blake, Fielding Bradford Meek, Francis Markoe, Peter Force, and others. Goode also purchased or otherwise acquired letters and signatures of many historical figures.
Folder 1 Abbe, Cleveland, undated
Folder 2 Abbot, Henry Larcom, 1890
Folder 3 Abbott, Charles Conrad
Folder 4 Adams, Herbert, 1894
Folder 5 Adams, Herbert Baxter, 1889
Folder 6 Adler, Cyrus, 1894
Folder 7 Agassiz, Alexander, 1885, 1888, 1894-1895
Folder 8 Agassiz, Jean Louis, 1868. To Joseph Henry.
Folder 9 Allen, Harrison, 1886, 1892
Folder 10 Allen, Joel Asaph, 1880, 1891
Folder 11 Ames, E. R., 1841. Receipt written to F. C. Goode.
Folder 12 Ammen, Daniel, 1889, 1892
Folder 13 Andrews, Maude A., undated. Handwritten poem, "The Jester."
Folder 14 Anthony, Susan B., undated. Signature.
Folder 15 Bache, Alexander Dallas, 1867, and undated. Includes a letter from Edward C.Boynton to an unidentified correspondent (23 Nov 1867) concerning Bache's education at theUnited States Military Academy.
Folder 16 Bache, Hartman, 1870. To Joseph Henry.
Folder 17 Baird, Spencer F., circa 1843, 1877, 1883, and undated. Includes handwritten manuscripts "Description of two (supposed) new species of the genus Tyrannuli found inCumberland Co. PA by William & S. F. Baird," circa 1843; and "On the Domestication of theBighorn or Rocky Mountain Sheep," undated.
Folder 18 Baker, Frank, 1893-1894, and undated. Includes a handwritten manuscript "Darwin on the Expression of the Emotions," undated.
Folder 19 Baker, Marcus, 1894
Folder 20 Ball, E. B., 1891
Folder 21 Ball, G. W., undated
Folder 22 Ballou, William Hosea, 1880
Folder 23 Bancroft, George, undated. Signature.
Folder 24 Bancroft, Herbert Howe, 1892
Folder 25 Barbour, John Strode, Jr., 1889
Folder 26 Barker, George Frederick, 1889
Folder 27 Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter, 1868, 1876. To Joseph Henry (1868) and William P. Blake (1876).
Folder 28 Barnum, Phineas T., 1882. Includes a letter to Spencer F. Baird (10 June 1882) concerning the possible establishment of a zoological garden in Washington, D.C.
Folder 29 Barrows, Walter Bradford, 1890
Folder 30 Bartlett, John, 1883. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 31 Bates, Henry Walter, 1883
Folder 32 Bather, Francis Arthur, 1894
Folder 33 Baur, Georg Herman, 1890
Folder 34 Bayard, Thomas Francis, 1887. Includes an engraving.
Folder 35 Bean, Tarleton Hoffman, 1887
Folder 36 Beardslee, Lester Anthony, undated
Folder 37 Belding, Lyman, 1894
Folder 38 Bell, Alexander Graham, 1890-1891
Folder 39 Bell, F. Jeffrey, 1883
Folder 40 Bellotti, Christopher, 1894
Folder 41 Benecke, Berthold, 1880
Folder 42 Benton, Joel, 1868. To F. C. Goode.
Folder 43 Bessels, Emil, 1863
Folder 44 Bessey, Charles Edwin, 1872. To Spencer F. Baird. Includes a pencil sketch of a bird by Bessey.
Folder 45 Bickmore, Albert Smith, 1875
Folder 46 Billings, John Shaw, 1886, 1888, 1895
Folder 47 Billings, L. G., 1891
Folder 48 Binney, William Greene, 1862, 1891. Includes a letter to Spencer F. Baird (1862).
Folder 49 Blood, Henry Ames, 1890
Folder 50 Boardman, George A., 1892
Folder 51 Boas, Franz, 1892
Folder 52 Bolton, Henry Carrington, 1886
Folder 53 Boss, Lewis, 1895
Folder 54 Botkine, Pierre, undated
Folder 55 Bowles, Samuel, 1879. To Spencer F. Baird. Includes an engraving.
Folder 56 Bowman, J. B., 1891
Folder 57 Boynton, Henry Van Ness, 1890
Folder 58 Bransford, E. F., 1875
Folder 59 Breckinridge, Clifton R., 1895
Folder 60 Breckinridge, John Cabell, 1895
Folder 61 Breckinridge, S. M., 1891
Folder 62 Brewer, Thomas Mayo, 1875, and undated. Includes an undated letter to Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 63 Brewer, William H., 1889
Folder 64 Brewster, David, 1847
Folder 65 Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1893-1894
Folder 66 Brooks, William Keith, undated
Folder 67 Brown, Alexander, 1894
Folder 68 Brown, Arthur Erwin, 1895
Folder 69 Brown, (Mrs) E. R., 1889
Folder 70 Brown, Joseph Emerson, 1885
Folder 71 Brownlow, John Bell, 1890
Folder 72 Buckingham, J. Silk, 1834
Folder 73 Buckle, Henry Thomas, 1859
Folder 74 Buckner, Simon B., 1891
Folder 75 Bumpus, Henry C., 1890
Folder 76 Burgess, Edward, 1890
Folder 77 Butler, John George, 1889
Folder 78 Butterworth, Benjamin, undated
Folder 79 Cabell, William D., 1891
Folder 80 Cable, G. W., undated. Engraving and signature.
Folder 81 Caldwell, George C., 1893
Folder 82 Calhoun, John Caldwell, undated. Engraving and signature.
Folder 83 Call, R. Ellsworth, 1894-1895
Folder 84 Call, Wilkinson, 1890
Folder 85 Campelli, A. G., 1892
Folder 86 Carlin, William P., 1892-1894
Folder 87 Carlyle, Thomas, 1854. Signature.
Folder 88 Carpenter, P. H., undated
Folder 89 Carpenter, William B., 1883. Includes an engraving.
Folder 90 Carter, H. A. P., 1888
Folder 91 Carteret, George, 1846
Folder 92 Carus, Julius Victor, 1895
Folder 93 Casey, Thomas Lincoln, 1891
Folder 94 Cass, Lewis, undated. Engraving.
Folder 95 Castillo, Don Antonio del, 1895
Folder 96 Cattell, James McKeen, undated
Folder 97 Cesnola, Louis Palma di, 1892
Folder 98 Chandler, Charles Frederick, 1895
Folder 99 Channing, Edward, 1886
Folder 100 Chapman, Henry C., undated
Folder 1 Chatard, Thomas M., 1887
Folder 2 Chester, Colby Mitchell, 1891
Folder 3 Clark, William Bullock, undated
Folder 4 Clarke, Birket, 1888
Folder 5 Clarke, Frank Wigglesworth, 1880-1881
Folder 6 Clarke, Samuel Fessenden, 1876, and undated
Folder 7 Claypole, Edward Waller, 1890
Folder 8 Cleveland, Grover, 1887-1888. Includes an engraving.
Folder 9 Cockrell, F. M., 1892
Folder 10 Collett, Robert, 1878, 1893
Folder 11 Compton, Barnes, 1894
Folder 12 Conkling, Alfred R., 1886
Folder 13 Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1888, and undated
Folder 14 Cooper, James Graham, undated. Includes pencil drawings of a tortoise and a list of birds collected in Oregon.
Folder 15 Cooper, Samuel, 1847. To Peter Force.
Folder 16 Cooper, Thomas, 1817
Folder 17 Cope, Edward Drinker, 1875, 1888, 1895. Includes geographical distribution map for North American reptiles and amphibians.
Folder 18 Coues, Elliott, 1892
Folder 19 Coulter, John Merle, 1889. The letter concerns the future of botanical research at the United States National Museum.
Folder 20 Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1884. Includes an engraving.
Folder 21 Craig, Robert, 1890
Folder 22 Crandall, F. A., undated
Folder 23 Crawford, John Martin, 1893
Folder 24 Culin, Stewart, 1894
Folder 25 Cullum, William, 1893
Folder 26 Cunliffe-Owen, Philip, 1883
Folder 27 Cunningham, Allan, 1827
Folder 28 Curry, J. L. M., 1893
Folder 29 Curtis, William E., 1892
Folder 30 Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1889, 1894-1895
Folder 31 Cusick, C. S., 1891
Folder 32 Cuvier, Georges Leopold Chretien Frederic Dagobert, undated. Engraving.
Folder 33 Dabney, Charles W., Jr., undated
Folder 34 Dall, Caroline Healey, 1887
Folder 35 Dall, William H., 1895, and undated. Includes Dall's notes on Charles Darwin.
Folder 36 Dallas, W. S., 1883
Folder 37 Dalrymple, E. A., 1879
Folder 38 Dana, Edward Salisbury, 1895
Folder 39 Dana, J. J., 1891
Folder 40 Dana, James Dwight, 1887, 1890, 1893, and undated. Includes an engraving.
Folder 41 Daniel, John Warwick, 1891
Folder 42 Danielssen, Daniel Cornelius, 1894. Death notice.
Folder 43 Darling, Charles W., 1891
Folder 44 Darling, Flora Adams, 1890-1892
Folder 45 Davidson, George, 1888
Folder 46 Davis, William, 1891
Folder 47 Dawes, H. L., 1888, 1890
Folder 48 Dawson, John William, 1891
Folder 49 Day, Francis, 1883-1884
Folder 50 Dean, Bashford, 1894, and undated
Folder 51 Deane, Ruthven, 1877
Folder 52 Decaindry, William A., 1893, 1895
Folder 53 DeHass, Wills, undated
Folder 54 DeKay, Sidney, 1887
Folder 55 Dewey, Frederick P., 1887
Folder 56 Diller, Joseph Silas, 1892-1895
Folder 57 Dimmock, George, 1888
Folder 58 Dix, Dorthea L., undated. Signature.
Folder 59 Dixon, William Hepworth, 1878. To John Hay.
Folder 60 Dodge, Charles Richards, 1882
Folder 61 Dohrn, Anton, 1893-1895
Folder 62 Dolph, Joseph Norton, 1890
Folder 63 Dorsay, George A., 1894
Folder 64 Dorsey, J. Owen, 1892
Folder 65 Draper, John W., 1861
Folder 66 Dudley, William Russell, 1886, 1888, 1890
Folder 67 Duges, Alfredo, undated. Color drawing of a bird.
Folder 68 Dunn, P., 1888
Folder 69 DuPonceau, Peter Stephen, 1833.
Folder 70 Dutton, Clarence E., 1888
Folder 71 Dyer, W. T. Thiselton, 1883
Folder 72 Eames, Wilberforce, 1890
Folder 73 Earll, R. Edward, 1887
Folder 74 Eastman, John R., 1888, 1890, 1895
Folder 75 Eaton, Daniel C., 1872, 1875, 1877
Folder 76 Eaton, John, 1891, 1893
Folder 77 Edmunds, George F., 1883, 1890
Folder 78 Edwards, Amelia B., undated. Photograph and signature.
Folder 79 Eggleston, Edward, 1887-1891
Folder 80 Eigenmann, Carl H., 1888
Folder 81 Eliot, Charles W., 1870
Folder 82 Ellicott, Andrew, 1818
Folder 83 Elliott, Henry W., 1881, 1887, 1891. Includes a print of Elliott's painting "Sea Birds under the High Bluffs;" and an ink drawing, "The Sparrows of Hyperborean Seas," undated.
Folder 84 Emerson, Benjamin Kendall, 1882
Folder 85 Emerton, James H., 1888, and undated
Folder 86 Emmons, Samuel Franklin, undated
Folder 87 Ernst, A., 1886
Folder 88 Evans, William, 1895
Folder 89 Evarts, William Maxwell, 1880. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 90 Everett, Edward, undated. Includes an engraving.
Folder 91 Ewell, Benjamin S., 1886
Folder 1 Fannin, John, 1894
Folder 2 Farlow, William Gilson, 1887, and undated
Folder 3 Faxon, Walter, 1879
Folder 4 Featherstonehaugh, George William, 1832
Folder 5 Fendler, August, undated. Manuscript "Corrections to J. G. Cooper's Catalogue of the Native Trees of the United States."
Folder 6 Fernow, Bernhard E., 1891
Folder 7 Fewkes, J. Walter, 1892-1893. Includes letter of 23 June 1892 concerning his collecting work in Arizona.
Folder 8 Field, Herbert H., 1895
Folder 9 Field, Kate, 1895
Folder 10 Field, Stephen J., 1887. Includes engraving.
Folder 11 Fisher, Albert Kenrick, 1895
Folder 12 Fleming, John, 1823
Folder 13 Fletcher, Alice Cunningham, 1894, and undated
Folder 14 Fletcher, Robert, 1874-1886. Includes a manuscript "The Sexual Congress of Crabs," 1874.
Folder 15 Flower, William Henry, 1883, 1889, 1893-1895. Includes photograph.
Folder 16 Folin, Leopold de, 1895
Folder 17 Foord, John, 1879
Folder 18 Forbes, Edward, 1845. To William Hooker.
Folder 19 Forbes, Henry O., 1895
Folder 20 Force, Peter, 1841
Folder 21 Foss, C. D., 1876
Folder 22 Foster, John Wells, 1892
Folder 23 Fraas, E., 1895
Folder 24 Francis, Joseph, 1889, and undated
Folder 25 Frazer, Persifor, 1890
Folder 26 Frelinghuysen, Frederick Theodore, 1884
Folder 27 Gage, Simon Henry, 1890
Folder 28 Gallaudet, E. M., 1885, 1891
Folder 29 Gannett, Henry, 1881
Folder 30 Garfield, James A., 1879. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 31 Garman, Samuel, undated
Folder 32 Garner, Richard Lynch, 1894, and undated. The letter concerns USNM Accession 2774. Also includes a news clipping concerning Garner's work on communication of the Gorilla.
Folder 33 Gatschet, Albert Samuel, 1892
Folder 34 Gaudry, Jean Albert, 1894
Folder 35 Genth, Frederick Augustus, 1890
Folder 36 Gentry, Thomas G., 1879. To Elliott Coues.
Folder 37 Gesse, Philip Henry, 1854
Folder 38 Gibbs, George, 1842. To Francis Markoe.
Folder 39 Gibbs, Oliver Wolcott, 1891
Folder 40 Giglioli, Henry H., 1895
Folder 41 Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1886, and undated
Folder 42 Gilder, Richard Watson, 1888, 1895
Folder 43 Gill, Theodore Nicholas, 1882
Folder 44 Gilman, Daniel Coit, 1889, and undated. Includes photograph.
Folder 45 Gilmore, James R. (Edmund Kirke), 1891-1894. Includes biographical information on Gilmore.
Folder 46 Girard, Charles Frederic, 1889-1890. The letter of 2 May 1890 contains autobiographical notes.
Folder 47 Gliddon, George Robins, 1853
Folder 48 Goodyear, William Henry, 1895
Folder 49 Gore, James H., 1895
Folder 50 Gorman, Arthur Pue, 1888
Folder 51 Goshorn, Alfred Traber, 1886
Folder 52 Gould, Benjamin Apthrop, 1894
Folder 53 Grant, F. W., 1887
Folder 54 Greeley, Adolphus Washington, 1890-1891
Folder 55 Green, Seth, 1887
Folder 56 Greene, Edward L., 1895
Folder 57 Greenleaf, Charles Ravenscroft, 1891
Folder 58 Greey, Edward, 1888
Folder 59 Griffis, William Elliott, 1893
Folder 60 Grosvenor, C. H., 1891
Folder 61 Grote, August Radcliffe, undated
Folder 62 Guerne, Jules-Germain de, 1895
Folder 63 Gunther, Albert, 1884, 1889
Folder 64 Hale, Edward E., 1885, 1891
Folder 65 Hale, Eugene, 1886. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 66 Hale, Horatio Emmons, 1892
Folder 67 Hall, Asaph, 1890
Folder 68 Hall, James, 1875. To William P. Blake.
Folder 69 Hallock, Charles, 1886
Folder 70 Hampton, Wade, undated
Folder 71 Hardie, Robert Gordon, 1893
Folder 72 Harkness, William, 1894
Folder 73 Harlan, John Marshall, 1891
Folder 74 Harmer, Sidney Frederick, 1894
Folder 75 Harmon, Judson, 1895
Folder 76 Harrington, Mark Walrod, 1889, 1895
Folder 77 Harris, Frank, 1893
Folder 78 Harris, George W., 1876
Folder 79 Harris, William Torrey, 1890
Folder 80 Harrison, Benjamin, 1891
Folder 81 Harrison, Charles C., 1895
Folder 82 Harrison, Russell B., 1891
Folder 83 Harvey, M., 1874, 1885
Folder 84 Hatton, Joseph, undated
Folder 85 Haupt, Paul, 1890
Folder 86 Hawley, J. R., 1888-1889
Folder 87 Hayden, Everett, 1892-1895
Folder 88 Hayes, Rutherford B., 1882. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 89 Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 1876
Folder 90 Heaton, Augustus Goodyear, undated
Folder 91 Heilprin, Angelo, 1891
Folder 92 Helps, Arthur, 1847
Folder 93 Henderson, David Bremner, 1892
Folder 94 Henry, Joseph, 1841. Signature.
Folder 95 Henry, William Wirt, 1890-1891
Folder 96 Henshaw, Henry Wetherbee, 1892
Folder 97 Henshaw, Samuel, 1895
Folder 98 Herbert, Hilary A., 1894
Folder 99 Herdman, William A., 1893-1894
Folder 100 Hilgard, Eugene Waldemar, undated. Signature.
Folder 101 Hilgendorf, F., 1893
Folder 102 Hill, David B., 1895
Folder 103 Hill, Robert Thomas, 1894
Folder 1 Hitt, R. R., 1892
Folder 2 Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1894
Folder 3 Holden, Edward Singleton, 1892
Folder 4 Holder, Charles F., 1894-1895
Folder 5 Holder, Joseph Bassett, 1876
Folder 6 Holland, William Jacob, 1887
Folder 7 Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1866, 1879. Includes an engraving and an untitled poem.
Folder 8 Holmes, William Henry, 1892
Folder 9 Holub, Emil, 1894
Folder 10 Hooker, Joseph Dalton, 1875
Folder 11 Hooker, W. J., 1847
Folder 12 Horsford, Eben Norton, 1892
Folder 13 Hosmer, James K., 1891
Folder 14 Hough, Walter, 1890
Folder 15 Howard, Leland Ossian, undated
Folder 16 Hoyt, John W., 1892-1893
Folder 17 Hubbard, Gardiner Greene, 1894, and undated
Folder 18 Hubbard, Oliver Payson, 1879. To J. Matthew Jones.
Folder 19 Hubrecht, A. A. W., 1883
Folder 20 Hullah, John, 1843
Folder 21 Humboldt, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von, 1814. Unidentified manuscript.
Folder 22 Hunt, Gaillard, 1891
Folder 23 Hunt, Thomas Sterry, 1875. To William P. Blake.
Folder 24 Hurdis, John L., 1878
Folder 25 Hurst, John F., 1890, 1895
Folder 26 Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1880, 1883
Folder 27 Hyatt, Alpheus, 1887-1888
Folder 28 Hyde, John, 1894
Folder 29 Iddings, Joseph Paxson, 1891
Folder 30 Ingalls, John James, 1888
Folder 31 Ingersoll, Ernest, 1879, and undated
Folder 32 Ives, Henry C., 1894
Folder 33 James, Uriah Pierson, 1886. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 34 Jastrow, Morris, Jr., 1892
Folder 35 Jeffreys, J. Gwyn, 1883
Folder 36 Jenkins, Thornton A., 1886, 1891
Folder 37 Johnson, A. B., 1890, 1893
Folder 38 Johnson, Walter R., undated. Engraving.
Folder 39 Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1891, and undated. Includes biographical information and an engraving.
Folder 40 Jones, Charles Colcock, Jr., 1892, 1895
Folder 41 Jones, J. Matthew, undated
Folder 42 Jordan, David Starr, 1879, 1886-1887
Folder 43 Jukes, Joseph Beete, 1865
Folder 44 Keane, John J., 1890-1893
Folder 45 Kelley, William D., 1888
Folder 46 Kennedy, Joseph Camp Griffith, 1851
Folder 47 Kennedy, Joseph Pendleton, 1848
Folder 48 Kennon, Lyman W. V., 1891
Folder 49 Kidder, Jerome H., 1887
Folder 50 King, Charles, 1890
Folder 51 Kinglake, Alexander William, 1863
Folder 52 Kingsley, J. Sterling, 1882
Folder 53 Kirby, William, 1840
Folder 54 Kirtland, Jared Potter, 1835
Folder 55 Knapp, Martin A., 1893
Folder 56 Knowles, James Heridan, undated. Signature.
Folder 57 Kuki, R., 1887
Folder 58 Kunz, George Frederick, 1892-1893, 1895
Folder 59 Laffan, W. M., undated
Folder 60 Lamb, Daniel S., 1891-1892
Folder 61 Lamb, Martha J., 1887
Folder 62 Lamont, D. J., 1888
Folder 63 Lanborn, Robert Henry, 1892
Folder 64 Langley, Samuel P., 1894
Folder 65 Lankester, Edwin Ray, 1894, and undated. Includes a photograph.
Folder 66 Lanman, Charles, 1881, 1894. Includes a letter to Spencer F. Baird (1881).
Folder 67 Lawrence, George Newbold, 1879
Folder 68 Lea, Isaac, 1874, and undated. Includes a letter to Spencer F. Baird (1874), an engraving, and a list of the principle unionidae of Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, undated.
Folder 69 Leavitt, John McDowell, 1891
Folder 70 LeConte, John Lawrence, 1859. Map illustrating the geographical distribution of coleoptera in the United States.
Folder 71 Lee, Mildred, undated
Folder 72 Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh, 1889
Folder 73 Lefroy, John Henry, 1877, 1887
Folder 74 Lessona, Michele, 1894. Death notice.
Folder 75 Libbey, William, Jr., 1888
Folder 76 Lieber, Francis, 1869
Folder 77 Lockington, William Neale, 1880
Folder 78 Logan, Mary Simmerson Cunningham, 1895
Folder 79 Lombard, W. P., 1894
Folder 80 Loring, Charles Greely, undated
Folder 81 Lortet, D., 1895
Folder 82 Lossing, Benson John, 1865. Includes an engraving.
Folder 83 Lowell, James Russell, 1882-1883
Folder 84 Luce, Stephen Bleecker, 1894
Folder 85 Lutken, Christian, 1893
Folder 86 Lyell, Charles, 1864
Folder 87 Lyman, Theodore, 1877, 1884
Folder 1 Macfarland, J. E., 1889
Folder 2 Macloskie, George, 1890
Folder 3 Mallery, Garrick, 1887, 1892-1893
Folder 4 Manderson, Charles F., 1892
Folder 5 Manigault, Gabriel Edward, 1874
Folder 6 Marcou, Jules, undated. Includes Marcou's Geological Map of New Mexico.
Folder 7 Mark, E. L., 1886
Folder 8 Marsh, Othniel Charles, 1888-1889, 1894
Folder 9 Marshall, James Rush, 1894
Folder 10 Mason, Otis Tufton, 1887-1888, 1894
Folder 11 Mather, Fred, 1878
Folder 12 Mather, William Williams, 1838
Folder 13 Matthews, Claude, 1894
Folder 14 Matthews, Washington, 1889
Folder 15 Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1845
Folder 16 Mayer, Alfred Marshall, 1888, 1893
Folder 17 Mayo-Smith, Richmond, undated
Folder 18 Mayor, Alfred Goldsborough, 1890
Folder 19 McAdoo, William, 1895
Folder 20 McCarthy, Justin, 1889
Folder 21 McClure, S. S., 1895
Folder 22 McGee, William John, 1894-1895
Folder 23 McMurrich, J. Playfair, 1888
Folder 24 McMurtrie, William, 1878
Folder 25 Meade, R. W., 1895
Folder 26 Meigs, J., 1821. To A. Dickens.
Folder 27 Meigs, Montgomery C., 1891
Folder 28 Mendenhall, Thomas Corwin, 1893-1894
Folder 29 Mercer, Henry Chapman, 1894
Folder 30 Merriam, Clinton Hart, 1892. Includes Merriam's "Second Provisional Bio-Geographical Map of North America," 1892.
Folder 31 Merrill, James C., undated
Folder 32 Merton, S. E., undated. To Francis Markoe.
Folder 33 Meyer, Adolf Bernhard, 1890
Folder 34 Michaux, Andre, 1852. Concerns wine making.
Folder 35 Milburn, William Henry, 1895
Folder 36 Miller, Joaquin, 1888
Folder 37 Miller, Olive T., 1895, and undated
Folder 38 Milne-Edwards, Alphonse, 1895
Folder 39 Minot, Charles Sedgwick, 1888
Folder 40 Mitchell, Charles Eliott, 1891
Folder 41 Mitchell, Donald G., 1876
Folder 42 Mitchell, Silas Weir, undated
Folder 43 Mitchell, Samuel Latham, 1816. To Constantine Samuel Rafinesque.
Folder 44 Mohuis, R. Dorsey, 1895
Folder 45 Montgomery, J. M., 1891
Folder 46 Montgomery, James, undated. Signature and engraving.
Folder 47 Moorehead, Warren K., 1892
Folder 48 Morrill, Justin S., 1890. To Samuel P. Langley.
Folder 49 Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1862, 1883. Includes a letter to William Greene Binney (1862).
Folder 50 Moseley, H. N., 1883, and undated
Folder 51 Murrey, Thomas J., 1886
Folder 52 Nettleton, A. B., 1892
Folder 53 Neumann, Julius, 1892
Folder 54 Newcomb, Simon, 1884
Folder 55 Newman, John P., 1894
Folder 56 Newton, Alfred, 1893
Folder 57 Niblack, Albert P., 1890
Folder 58 Nicholson, Walter L., 1894
Folder 59 Nightingale, Florence, 1880
Folder 60 Nordenskiold, Nils Adolph Erik, 1882. Includes an engraving.
Folder 61 Nourse, J. E., 1876
Folder 62 Nuttall, Thomas, 1838
Folder 63 Nuttall, Zelia, 1894-1895
Folder 64 Olmsted, Denison, 1840
Folder 65 Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1867, 1883. Includes an 1867 letter to C. P. Patterson concerning a proposed monument to Alexander Dallas Bache.
Folder 66 Orton, Edward, 1891
Folder 67 Orton, James, 1872
Folder 68 Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1890, 1895
Folder 69 Otis, George Alexander, 1878
Folder 70 Packard, Alpheus Spring, 1882, 1892
Folder 71 Paris, Walter, undated
Folder 72 Parmenter, H. H., 1890
Folder 73 Patterson, C. P., 1867. To Joseph Henry.
Folder 74 Patterson, Robert, 1876
Folder 75 Peale, Albert Charles, 1879, 1886
Folder 76 Peet, Stephen D., 1892-1893
Folder 77 Pergande, Theodore, 1887
Folder 78 Peters, John Punnett, 1889. Concerns his collecting work in Turkey.
Folder 79 Phelps, Thomas P., 1890
Folder 80 Phillips, Calvin T., 1891
Folder 81 Phillips, P. Lee, undated
Folder 82 Pickering, Charles, 1842
Folder 83 Pickering, Edward Charles, 1888. To Samuel P. Langley.
Folder 84 Pierce, Benjamin, 1867. Includes an engraving.
Folder 85 Pike, Albert, 1890. Includes an engraving.
Folder 86 Pilling, James Constantine, 1892, 1894
Folder 87 Platnauer, H. M., 1895
Folder 88 Platt, Oliver H., 1891
Folder 89 Poey Y, Felipe, 1879. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 90 Poole, W. F., 1874-1875
Folder 91 Porter, David Dixon, 1890
Folder 92 Porter, Horace, 1895
Folder 93 Pott, James, 1894
Folder 94 Potter, H. C., 1894
Folder 95 Pouchet, Georges, 1889
Folder 96 Poulton, E. B., 1893
Folder 97 Powell, John Wesley, 1876, 1890. Includes a letter to Spencer F. Baird (1876).
Folder 98 Power, Frederick D., 1895
Folder 99 Prentiss, George L., 1873
Folder 100 Prudden, Theophil Mitchell, 1882
Folder 101 Pryor, Sara Agnes, 1891
Folder 102 Pumpelly, Raphael, 1888
Folder 103 Putnam, Frederic Ward, 1874
Folder 104 Putnam, William L., undated
Folder 105 Pycraft, W. P., 1895
Folder 1 Rafinesque, Constantine Samuel, 1826, and undated. Includes an itinerary written by Rafinesque on a trip to Pennsylvania, 1826 and a letter from J. Mease to C. A. Poulson concerning the disposition of Rafinesque's medals and papers.
Folder 2 Randolph, John, undated. Includes a letter to Daniel Webster and an engraving.
Folder 3 Rathbun, Richard, 1883, 1893
Folder 4 Rau, Charles, undated. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 5 Reed, Thomas B., 1888, 1893
Folder 6 Reeve, Felix A., 1890
Folder 7 Reeves, Arthur M., 1890
Folder 8 Reeves, Sims, 1868
Folder 9 Reichert, Edward T., 1886
Folder 10 Reid, Mayne, undated. Engraving.
Folder 11 Reinhardt, J., undated. Signature.
Folder 12 Richards, Joseph Havens Cowles, 1889
Folder 13 Ridgway, Robert, 1888
Folder 14 Ringgold, Cadwallader, 1854. To William Stimpson.
Folder 15 Rivett-Carnac, H., 1883-1884
Folder 16 Robertson, George, 1870
Folder 17 Robinson, Wirt, 1894
Folder 18 Rockhill, William Woodville, 1894
Folder 19 Rodenbough, T. F., 1890
Folder 20 Rodgers, John, 1855. To William Stimpson.
Folder 21 Rogers, William Barton, 1881. Includes an engraving.
Folder 22 Round, G. C., 1895
Folder 23 Rowland, K. M., 1891, and undated
Folder 24 Runyon, Theodore, 1887
Folder 25 Ryder, John A., 1889
Folder 26 Sabin, Edward, 1845
Folder 27 Salisbury, Edward E., 1891
Folder 28 Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1888
Folder 29 Satchell, Thomas, 1880
Folder 30 Schiaperelli, R. C., 1891
Folder 31 Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1822. To Col. Bomford concerning his appointment as Indian agent for the tribes of Lake Superior.
Folder 32 Schott, Arthur, 1858. Specimen list.
Folder 33 Schuyler, Eugene, 1890
Folder 34 Scidmore, Eliza Ruhamah, 1894-1895. The letters concern her trip to the Orient.
Folder 35 Sclater, Phillip Lutley, 1883, 1894-1895
Folder 36 Scudder, Horace Elisha, 1893
Folder 37 Scudder, Samuel H., 1883, 1894
Folder 38 Sedgwick, William T., 1889
Folder 39 Seull, Sarah A., 1894
Folder 40 Sewall, Harry, 1877
Folder 41 Seward, Theodore Frelinghuysen, 1892
Folder 42 Shaler, Nathaniel Southgate, 1894. Includes photograph.
Folder 43 Sharpe, R. Bowdler, 1889. Includes photographs.
Folder 44 Shepard, Charles Upham, 1876. To William P. Blake.
Folder 45 Sherman, John, 1888
Folder 46 Silliman, Benjamin, 1822
Folder 47 Simms, William Gilmore, 1841. Letter to George Roberts concerning Simms' poem "Florida."
Folder 48 Smith, Sidney Irving, 1873, 1889
Folder 49 Smith, Samuel, 1816
Folder 50 Smith, W. R., 1883
Folder 51 Soteldo, A. M., 1890
Folder 52 Southard, Samuel Lewis, 1838
Folder 53 Sowerby, John E., 1869
Folder 54 Sparks, Jared, 1847. Includes an engraving.
Folder 55 Spinner, Francis Elias, 1869, 1887
Folder 56 Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1895
Folder 57 Springer, William M., 1894
Folder 58 Squier, Ephraim George, 1872
Folder 59 St. John, Orestes Hawley, 1868. To Fielding Bradford Meek.
Folder 60 Stearns, Robert Edwards Carter, 1891, 1895
Folder 61 Stejneger, Leonhard, 1894
Folder 62 Sterling, Edward, 1889, and undated
Folder 63 Stevenson, Adlai Ewing, 1893
Folder 64 Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, undated
Folder 65 Stevenson, Sara Y., 1893
Folder 66 Stimpson, W. G., 1887
Folder 67 Stimpson, William, 1854-1855. Specimen lists from the North Pacific Exploring Expedition.
Folder 68 Stockbridge, F. B., 1888
Folder 69 Stockton, Frank R., 1890. Includes an engraving.
Folder 70 Stone, George H., 1879
Folder 71 Stone, Lucy, 1891
Folder 72 Stone, Ormond, 1888
Folder 73 Strecker, Herman, 1890
Folder 74 Strong, James, 1881
Folder 75 Strong, W., 1890
Folder 76 Sundewall, Carl J., 1872
Folder 77 Swan, James G., 1861, 1886. Includes a letter to Spencer F. Baird and a pencil sketch, "Landing at Patovche Island W. T. Indian Settlement," April 1861.
Folder 1 Talbot, Marion, 1887
Folder 2 Talleyrande, Charles Maurice de, undated
Folder 3 Tarbell, Ida M., 1895
Folder 4 Terhune, Mary Virginia, 1889
Folder 5 Thomas, George H., 1855. Letter apparently to Spencer F. Baird concerning the fishes, reptiles, and amphibians of the Gila River.
Folder 6 Thorburn, Grant, undated
Folder 7 Thornton, J. Wingate, undated. Handwriting sample.
Folder 8 Thurston, R. H., 1893
Folder 9 Tittmann, Otto Hilgard, 1895
Folder 10 Townsend, Charles Henry Tyler, 1894
Folder 11 Townsend, John Kirk, 1842. To Peter Force concerning Townsend's "A Narrative of a Journey across the Rocky Mountains to the Columbia River."
Folder 12 Trelease, William, 1894, and undated
Folder 13 True, Frederick William, 1883
Folder 14 Trumbull, James Hammond, 1874, 1880, 1890. Includes a letter to Spencer F. Baird (1880).
Folder 15 Tryon, George Washington, Jr., 1886
Folder 16 Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1890
Folder 17 Tylor, Edward B., 1883. Includes photograph.
Folder 18 Upshur, Abel Parker, 1842
Folder 19 Van Buren, Thomas P., 1861
Folder 20 Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1890
Folder 21 Vaux, Richard, undated. Obituary.
Folder 22 Verrill, Addison Emery, 1874, 1877
Folder 23 Vilaro, Juan, 1894
Folder 24 Vincent, Frank, 1889
Folder 25 Vinciguerra, Decio, 1894
Folder 26 Vine, J. R. Somers, 1883
Folder 27 Von dem Borne, Max, 1894, and undated. Death notice and photograph.
Folder 28 Walker, Francis Amasa, 1882, 1888
Folder 29 Walker, John Grimes, 1895, and undated
Folder 30 Walker, Robert John, 1847
Folder 31 Walston, Charles, 1894
Folder 32 Walworth, Ellen Hardin, 1892-1893
Folder 33 Ward, Henry Augustus, 1887, 1895
Folder 34 Ward, J. Q. A., 1883
Folder 35 Ward, Lester Frank, 1881
Folder 36 Ward, William H., 1888
Folder 37 Warfield, Ethelbert Dudley, 1890
Folder 38 Washington, T. A., 1890
Folder 39 Watkins, J. Elfreth, 1893
Folder 40 Watson, Sereno, 1872, 1890
Folder 41 Weberton, Charles, 1835
Folder 42 Webster, Harrison E., 1890
Folder 43 Welling, James Clarke, 1882, 1886
Folder 44 Wellman, Walter, undated
Folder 45 West, J. S. S., 1884. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 46 Wharton, William F., 1890, 1892
Folder 47 Wheatland, Henry, 1879
Folder 48 Wheeler, J., 1888. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 49 White, Andrew Dickson, 1880. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 50 White, Charles Abiathar, 1892
Folder 51 Whiteaves, Joseph Frederick, 1894
Folder 52 Whitman, Charles Otis, 1880, 1886
Folder 53 Whitney, Anne, 1893
Folder 54 Wilcox, Ella Wheeler, 1892
Folder 55 Wilder, Burt Green, 1894
Folder 56 Wildman, Roncesvelle, undated
Folder 57 Wiley, Harvey Washington, 1895
Folder 58 Willcox, O. B., 1890-1891, 1895, and undated
Folder 59 Willets, Edwin, 1892, 1894
Folder 60 Williams, Eliott, 1890
Folder 61 Williams, Henry Shaler, 1889
Folder 62 Willis, Albert L., 1882. To Spencer F. Baird.
Folder 63 Willis, Bailey, 1893
Folder 64 Wilson, Daniel, 1876
Folder 65 Wilson, Edmund Beecher, undated
Folder 66 Wilson, James F., 1890
Folder 67 Wilson, John M., 1887
Folder 68 Wilson, William Powell, 1894
Folder 69 Winsor, Justin, 1892, and undated. Includes engraving.
Folder 70 Winthrop, Robert Charles, 1890, and undated. Includes engraving.
Folder 71 Wood, Horatio C., 1886
Folder 72 Worden, John L., 1890
Folder 73 Wordsworth, William, 1840. Untitled poem.
Folder 74 Worthen, Amos Henry, 1875. Includes a letter to William P. Blake (1875) and an engraving.
Folder 75 Wright, Marcus J., 1889, 1891
Folder 76 Wright, Ramsay, 1895
Folder 77 Wyman, Walter, 1895
Folder 78 Yarrell, William, 1856. To Richard Owen.
Folder 79 Yarrow, Henry Crecy, 1889
Folder 80 Young, Arch, 1883
Folder 81 Zeballos, E., 1894
Folder 82 Miscellaneous signatures
Folders 83-84 Unidentified correspondence, signatures, photographs, and engravings.
Series 2GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1896, AND UNDATED, with related materials to 1904. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY.
This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting the professional career, and to a lesser extent, the personal affairs of George Brown Goode. The incoming letters mostly concern professional issues including Goode's participation in societies and associations; his activities as a staff member and alumnus of Wesleyan University; his early collecting work for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries; and his research interests, especially the history of science. His research on fishes and museums, as well as his administrative duties at the United States National Museum are less well documented. Included are letters addressed to Spencer F. Baird and Samuel P. Langley. One bound volume contains copies of letters written by Goode concerning professional matters, community issues, and personal business.
Folder 1 Incoming correspondence, A-C. Correspondents include Joel Asaph Allen, 1875-1876; Wilbur Olin Atwater, 1888; Spencer F. Baird, 1872, 1874, 1877, and undated, concerning Goode's early collecting work for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries; Phineas T. Barnum, 1885; Tarleton Hoffman Bean, 1875; J. Henry Blake, 1881; Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1890, 1893-1894; Edward Drinker Cope, 1889; Stewart Culin, 1892, 1894.
Folder 2 Incoming correspondence, D-G. Correspondents include William Gilson Farlow, undated, concerning the history of botany in America; Samuel Garman, undated.
Folder 3 Incoming correspondence, H-L. Correspondents include Joseph Henry, 1871, 1876; Thomas George Hodgkins, 1892; Gardiner Greene Hubbard, 1889, 1892, 1895-1896, and undated; J. Matthew Jones, 1874-1875, 1889; Jerome H. Kidder, 1875.
Folder 4 Incoming correspondence, M-R. Correspondents include Fred Mather, 1874, 1876, 1889; James W. Milner, 1878-1879; Edward Sylvester Morse, 1888, and undated; Simon Newcomb, 1895-1896, and undated; Henry Fairfield Osborn, 1896; Ira Remsen, 1893 ,concerning the history of chemistry in America; William North Rice, 1875-1876, 1896.
Folder 5 Incoming correspondence, S-Y. Correspondents include Addison Emery Verrill,1895; Charles Augustus Young, 1894, concerning his career in Astronomy.
Folder 6 Incoming correspondence. Unidentified.
Folder 7 Incoming postcards, circa 1877-1896, with postcards to family to 1904. (Accession 07-156)
Folder 8 Outgoing correspondence ("Private Letters"), November 1883 - November 1895. Copies of letters written by Goode concerning professional matters, community issues, and personal business.
Series 3COLLECTED MATERIALS ON FISH AND FISHERIES, 1875-1893, AND UNDATED.
This series contains collected materials documenting George Brown Goode's research on fish and fisheries. Of special importance is incoming correspondence from several of the leading ichthyologists of the era. Also included are voluminous notes, manuscripts, lists, statistics, news clippings, drawings, and maps. This material appears to be Goode's principle research file created during the preparation of his many scientific monographs and popular publications on fish and fisheries. A smaller amount of material was created during his official work with the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries.
Folder 1 Incoming correspondence, A-J. Correspondents include Eugene G. Blackford, 1877; Vinal N. Edwards, 1878; William Gilson Farlow, undated; William Henry Flower, undated; Henry H. Giglioli, 1890-1893; Seth Green, 1886; J. Matthew Jones, 1877-1880; David Starr Jordan, 1875-1876.
Folder 2 Incoming correspondence, K-W. Correspondents include J. Sterling Kingsley, 1879; Henry Leslie Osborn, 1880; Frederic Ward Putnam, 1875; Richard Rathbun, 1878; Sanderson Smith, 1879.
Folder 3 Notebook containing statistics on fishery at Crisfield, Maryland. Statistics taken as part of United States Fish Commission's work on the Census of 1880.
Folder 4 Drawings of fish hatcheries and hatchery apparatus
Folder 5 Maps of fishing grounds
Folders 6-11 Miscellaneous notes, manuscripts, lists, statistics, clippings, drawings, and related materials on fish and fisheries
Folders 1-12 Miscellaneous notes, manuscripts, lists, statistics, clippings, drawings, and related materials on fish and fisheries
Folders 1-8 Miscellaneous notes, manuscripts, lists, statistics, clippings, drawings, and related materials on fish and fisheries. Includes a manuscript on the apparatus of fisheries by James Templeman Brown (?), 1882 (see folder 8).
Folders 1-7 Miscellaneous notes, manuscripts, lists, statistics, clippings, drawings, and related materials on fish and fisheries
Folders 1-5 Miscellaneous notes, manuscripts, lists, statistics, clippings, drawings, and related materials on fish and fisheries
Folders 1-7 Miscellaneous notes, manuscripts, lists, statistics, clippings, drawings, and related materials on fish and fisheries
Series 4COLLECTED MATERIALS ON THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES EXHIBITION, LONDON, (1883), 1882-1883.
The Great International Fisheries Exhibition was held in London and ran from May 12 to October 30, 1883. George Brown Goode served as United States Commissioner to the Exhibition. This series primarily consists of published materials collected by Goode during his service in London. Also included are copies of correspondence concerning the Exhibition.
Folder 1 Scrapbook, 1882-1883. Includes programs, publications, notices, exhibition plans, clippings, advertisements, and memorabilia.
Folder 2 Copies of official correspondence, 1882
Folders 3-4 Miscellaneous programs, clippings, publications, manuscripts, and related materials
Series 5ICHTHYOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, CIRCA 1870s-1890s. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
In the late 1870s, George Brown Goode began to compile information for a complete bibliography of ichthyology, including the names of all genera and species published as new. He continued to work on the project until his death in 1896. The work was never published. This series consists of Goode's manuscript and research data from his contemplated bibliography. The material is arranged alphabetically by author or publication.
Folders 1-4 Ichthyological Bibliography, A-B
Folders 1-4 Ichthyological Bibliography, C-D
Folders 1-5 Ichthyological Bibliography, E-G
Folders 1-5 Ichthyological Bibliography, H-J
Folders 1-5 Ichthyological Bibliography, K-M
Folders 1-6 Ichthyological Bibliography, M-Q
Folders 1-5 Ichthyological Bibliography, R-S
Folders 1-7 Ichthyological Bibliography, S-Z
Series 6UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT ON THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN SCIENCE, CIRCA 1896, WITH RELATED MATERIALS TO 1925.
This series consists of unpublished drafts of a manuscript on the history of American science. The manuscript appears to be an extension of Goode's research that was published in his papers "The Beginnings of Natural History in America," 1886; "The Beginnings of American Science: The Third Century," 1888; and "The Origin of the National Scientific and Educational Institutions of the United States," 1890. Also included is correspondence between Richard Rathbun and Cyrus Adler concerning the possible publication of the manuscript in1906.
Folders 1-4 Unpublished manuscript on the history of American science, circa 1896
Folder 5 Correspondence concerning the possible publication of the manuscript, 1906,1925
Series 7NOTEBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK, CIRCA 1863-1878, AND UNDATED.
The scrapbook consists mostly of memorabilia collected by Goode during his student days and professional career at Wesleyan University, circa 1865-1878. Also included is material collected during his graduate work at Harvard University, 1870-1871. Included are commencement programs; announcements; notices of lectures, meetings, and other events; correspondence; and theater and concert programs. The notebooks contain autographs of family members and friends, and entries on the history of American science.
Folder 1 Notebook, 1863-1865, and undated. Contains autographs and salutations of family and friends in Indiana and New York.
Folder 2 Notebook, undated. Contains entries on the history of American science.
Folder 3 Scrapbook, circa 1865-1878
Series 8BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS AND PUBLICATIONS, 1885-1903, AND UNDATED.
This series consists mostly of biographical materials on Goode compiled after his death in 1896. Included are biographical sketches, memorials, obituaries, newsclippings, and similar materials. Also included is one photograph of Goode, and a few of his publications.
Folder 1 Obituaries, 1896
Folder 2 Biographical sketches, 1896-1897, and undated
Folder 3 George Brown Goode Memorial Meeting, 1897
Folder 4 Copies of letters exchanged between Goode, Joseph Henry, and Spencer F. Baird, 1871
Folder 5 Correspondence (and copies of correspondence) concerning George Brown Goode, 1897, 1900, 1903
Folder 6 Miscellaneous biographical information on Goode
Folders 7-8 News clippings on Goode, the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, and expositions
Folder 9 Photograph of Goode, undated
Folder 10 Publications, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1895
Series 9MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, PHOTOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS AND MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, CIRCA 1840-1897, AND UNDATED.
This series consists of assembled materials relating to most aspects of George Brown Goode's professional career. Of special interest are natural history and landscape drawings by Goode.
Folder 1 Biographical information on Spencer F. Baird
Folder 2 Drawings of the anatomy of fishes. By Goode?
Folder 3 Drawings of Bermuda and Cornwall by Goode
Folder 4 Drawings of fishes, birds, and insects by Goode
Folder 5 Historical sketches of the scientific departments of the United States National Museum, undated
Folder 6 Manuscript. "Darwin's work in Entomology," undated. By Goode?
Folder 7 Manuscript. "The Relation of Scientific Research to Economic Problems," 1893.
Folder 8 Manuscript. "The Virginia Company," undated.
Folder 9 Manuscript on the Museum of Antiquities, Naples, undated
Folders 10-12 Drafts and notes on the history of American science
Folders 1-3 Drafts and notes on the history of American science
Folders 4-5 Photographs of religious art, 1892
Folder 6 Smithsonian Institution and United States National Museum. Handout, circa 1875.
Folder 7 United States Military Philosophical Society. Historical information.
Folder 1 Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1840-1895
Folders 2-3 Biography file
Folder 4 Photograph of Queen's cup from Tiffany & Co., retouched
Folder 5 Photogravures, 1893 and undated
Folder 6 Abraham Lincoln portraits (prints)
Folders 7-8 Portraits (prints)
Folders 9-10 Maps (prints)
Folder 1 South America and Mexico (prints)
Folder 2 Soldiers (prints)
Folder 3 Landscapes (prints)
Folder 4 Architecture (prints)
Folder 5 Ships (prints)
Folder 6 Miscellaneous prints
Folder 7 Rock salt prism graphs, 1897
Folders 8-9 Clippings
Folder 1 Drawings of fish hatcheries and hatchery apparatus
Folders 2-11 Miscellaneous notes, manuscripts, lists, statistics, clippings, drawings, and related material on fish and fisheries
Folders 12-14 Portraits (prints)
Folder 15 Maps (prints)
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