SIA RU007074, Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943, Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943
- Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
- Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943
- 1753, 1753-1943, 1753, 1867-1943
- Leonhard Stejneger (1851-1943) was born in Norway. In 1881 he left for the United States and arrived in Washington, D.C., where he soon began working with the birds of the New World at the Smithsonian Institution with particular interest in aquatic birds. In December 1884 he was appointed Assistant Curator in the Department of Birds under Robert Ridgway, Curator. In 1889 after the resignation of Henry Crecy Yarrow, Honorary Curator of the Department of Reptiles and Batrachians, Stejneger became the first full-time Curator for the Department. In 1903 he served as Acting Head Curator of the Department of Biology for several months, and in 1911 he was appointed Head Curator of the Department of Biology after Frederick William True vacated the post. From that time until his death Stejneger served both as Head Curator of the Department of Biology and Curator of the Division of Reptiles and Batrachians. He also chaired a Smithsonian committee which considered manuscripts for publication
- In addition to his herpetological and ornithological work, Stejneger was recognized as an authority on the fur seals of the North Pacific. He began his studies in this field when he was sent to the Commander Islands for the United States Signal Service in 1882, and made a number of trips to the area between then and 1922. In 1896, Stejneger was appointed to the International Fur Seal Commission by President Grover Cleveland. In connection with his fur seal work, Stejneger researched and published a biography of Georg Wilhelm Steller, 1936
- Stejneger also played an important role in international zoological meetings and was elected to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature in 1898
- The papers of Leonhard Stejneger consist of manuscripts on Japanese herpetology, Chinese herpetology, Puerto Rican and West Indian herpetology, North American herpetology, poisonous snakes, turtles, fur seals, ornithology, European fauna, and the study of life zones; manuscripts, general notes, bibliographic notes, and correspondence regarding the publication of Stejneger's biography of Georg Wilhelm Steller and a copy of Steller's Ausfuhrliche Beschreibung von sonderbaren Meerthieren, 1753; diaries, notebooks, and account books covering much of the time Stejneger spent at zoological congresses and on field trips; photographs of fur seals and natives of the North Pacific-Bering Sea area; photographs of mammal skulls and skeletons; scrapbooks; outgoing correspondence; and personal material
- Herpetology, Mammalogy, Natural history, Ornithology
- Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943, Steller, Georg Wilhelm 1709-1746, Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929, Yarrow, H. C (Harry Crécy) 1840-1929, True, Frederick William 1858-1914, Cleveland, Grover 1837-1908, International Fur Seal Commission, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, United States National Museum Division of Birds, United States National Museum Division of Reptiles and Batrachians, United States National Museum Dept. of Biology, United States Army Signal Corps
- Account books, Collection descriptions, Notebooks, Scrapbooks, Photographs
- Local Number:
- SIA RU007074
- Physical Description:
- 6.1 linear meters and oversize
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 - MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, AND RELATED MATERIALS ON HERPETOLOGY, CA. 1890-1943.
- Series 2 - MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, AND RELATED MATERIALS ON FUR SEALS, 1882-1924.
- Series 3 - MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, AND RELATED MATERIALS ON ORNITHOLOGY, 1867-CA. 1905.
- Series 4 - MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, AND RELATED MATERIALS ON EUROPEAN FAUNA, CA. 1904-1914.
- Series 5 - MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, AND RELATED MATERIALS ON GEORGE WILHELM STELLER, CA. 1882-1941.
- Series 6 - DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS, AND ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1882-1913. UNDATED, ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
- Series 7 - PHOTOGRAPHS, CA. 1882-1916.
- Series 8 - SCRAPBOOKS, UNDATED.
- Series 9 - OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1877-1882, ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
- Series 10 - PERSONAL MATERIALS, HONORS, AND GENEALOGY, 1875-1935.
- Series 11 - MISCELLANY, 1902, 1904, UNDATED.
- Series 12 - ADD ACQUISITION, 1853-1945, ARRANGED BY EXISTING SERIES AND CHRONOLOGICALLY.
- Series 13 - ADD ACQUISITIONS, UNDATED, UNARRANGED.
- Series 14 - LARGE FORMAT MATERIALS.
Record Unit 7074
Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943
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Leonhard Stejneger (1851-1943) was born in Bergen, Norway, and received his early education there. Later he studied medicine and law at the University of Kristiania. Stejneger's interest in zoology began at an early age, for he produced his earliest field notes in ornithology in 1867. Four years later his first zoological paper was published, and in 1873 his first book was published. He described his first bird, Lanius bairdi, in 1878. In 1881 he left Norway for the United States and arrived in Washington, D.C., where be soon began working with the birds of the New World at the Smithsonian Institution, particularly aquatic birds. In December 1884 he was appointed assistant curator in the Department of Birds under Robert Ridgway, curator. In 1889 after the resignation of Henry Crecy Yarrow, honorary curator of the Department of Reptiles and Batrachians, Stejneger became the first full-time curator for the Department. In 1903 he served as acting head curator of the Department of Biology for several months, and in 1911 he was appointed head curator of the Department of Biology after Frederick William True vacated the post. From that time until his death, Stejneger served both as head curator of the Department of Biology and curator of the Division of Reptiles and Batrachians. Also, for years he chaired a Smithsonian committee which considered manuscripts for publication.
In 1882 Stejneger was sent to the Commander Islands under the auspices of the U.S. Signal Service to establish observation stations. While there he studied the islands' natural history, the fur seals, and made specimen collections, including the skeleton of a sea-cow. As the problem of the fur seals and commercial sealing became an international economic and political concern, Stejneger's studies of the seals and the sealing conditions became more involved. In 1895 he was sent to the North Pacific as an attache of the U.S. Fish Commission. The next year President Cleveland appointed Stejneger to the International Fur-Seal Commission; he spent most of this time on the Pribilof and Commander Islands as well as some time in Hakodate, Japan. He returned to the Bering Sea again in 1897 to continue his studies and investigations. His last trip to the Commander Islands was in 1922 as a representative of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
As a representative of the United States National Museum, Stejneger attended several international scientific congresses. He attended the International Zoological Congresses of 1898, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1913, 1927, and 1930, as well as ornithological and fisheries congresses. He was elected to the International Committee on Zoological Nomenclature in 1898 and served as the organizing secretary for the Section on Zoogeography at the 1907 Zoological Congress. Because most of the congresses were held in Europe, Stejneger was able to study European museums and their specimens as well as European fauna and the correlation of life zones between Europe and North America.
Stejneger also made field trips to various sections of the United States and nearby areas. After joining C. Hart Merriam's biological survey of the San Francisco mountain region in 1889, he collected specimens in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. In 1894 he took a field trip to the South Dakota Badlands. In 1900 he joined Charles W. Richmond, assistant curator in the Division of Birds, on an expedition to Puerto Rico and the West Indies, and during the summer of 1906 he studied the salamanders of Augusta County, Virginia.
After his first trip to the Commander Islands in 1882 to search for evidence of the Steller sea-cow, Stejneger began compiling data and conducting exhaustive research on Georg Wilhelm Steller, the pioneer of Alaskan natural history who accompanied Vitus Bering to North America. For approximately fifty years Stejneger researched his subject and finally published the biography of Georg Wilhelm Steller in 1936.
In addition to the above publication, Stejneger's bibliography contains more than four hundred titles. Of particular importance are Results of Ornithological Explorations in the Commander Islands and in Kamtschatka (1885), portions of the Standard Natural History (1885), edited by J. Sterling Kingsley, The Poisonous Snakes of North America (1895), The Russian Fur-Seal Islands (1896), Herpetology of Porto Rico (1904), and Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territories (1907). With the collaboration of Thomas Barbour of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Stejneger published a Check-List of North American Amphibians and Reptiles in five editions (1917, 1923, 1933, 1939, 1943).
Stejneger's correspondence as curator of Reptiles and Batrachians as well as some correspondence he conducted while assistant curator in the Department of Birds is found in the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians Records, 1873-1968 (see Record Unit 161).
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
The papers of Leonhard Stejneger consist of manuscripts on Japanese herpetology, Chinese herpetology, Puerto Rican and West Indian herpetology, North American herpetology, poisonous snakes, turtles, fur seals, ornithology, European fauna and the study of life zones; manuscripts, general notes and bibliographic notes and correspondence regarding the publication of Stejneger's biography of Georg Wilhelm Steller; diaries, notebooks, and account books covering much of the time Stejneger spent at zoological congresses and on field trips; photographs of fur seals and natives of the North Pacific-Bering Sea area; photographs of mammal skulls and skeletons; scrapbooks; outgoing correspondence; and personal material.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Fur Seal Commission, International.
- International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
- Signal Service (United States)
- Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943
- Steller, Georg Wilhelm, 1709-1746
- Zoological Nomenclature, International Commission on.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7074, Stejneger, Leonhard,1851-1943, Leonhard Stejneger Papers
Series 1MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, AND RELATED MATERIALS ON HERPETOLOGY, CA. 1890-1943.
This material consists of manuscripts, notes and related materials on the herpetology of Japan and adjacent territories (boxes 1-6), China and adjacent territories (boxes 6-8), Puerto Rico and the West Indies (box 8), North America (boxes 9-10), Kinosternon and Sternotherus turtles (boxes 11-12), poisonous snakes (box 12), and miscellaneous notes on herpetology (box 13). Most of the material on Kinosternon and Sternotherus consists of photographs. In addition there is material by other herpetologists. All manuscripts are by Stejneger unless otherwise indicated. See also Series 12.
The original manuscript of Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territories.
Folders 1-7 Manuscript of Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territories.
Folders 8-10 Original plates for the above manuscript. The plates are numbered but not sequentially.
Folder 11 Prints of plates for Herpetology of Japan.
Folder 12 Notes for Herpetology of Japan, particularly lizards of the family Agamidae.
Folder 13 Notes on Gekkonidae and a general introduction to Reptiles.
Folder 1 Notes on Scincidae.
Folder 2 Notes on Stellionidae.
Folder 3 Notes on various turtle families.
Folder 4 Notes or Boiginae.
Folder 5 Notes on Langahinae.
Folder 6 Notes on Amblycephalidae.
Folder 7 Notes on Crotalidae.
Folder 8 Notes on Hydrophidae.
Folder 9 Notes on Elaphidae.
Folder 10 Artificial Key to the Genera of Snakes in the Philippine Islands.
Folder 11 Notes on Serpentes.
Folder 12 Notes on Typhlopidae.
Folder 13 Notes on Boidae and Pythonidae.
Folder 14 Notes on Xenopeltidae.
Folder 15 Notes on Chersydrus.
Folders 16-17 Notes on Natricidae.
Folder 18 Notes on Homalopsinae.
Folder 19 Notes on several turtle genera. Also includes a brief introduction to the Batrachians and the preferable use of that term over Amphibians.
Folder 20 Notes on turtles.
Folder 21 Notes on Coluber.
Folder 1 Notes on Trimeresurus and Coluber.
Folder 2 Notes on Natrix and Homalopsinae.
Folder 3 Notes on Japalura and Takydromus.
Folder 4 Notes on Elaphe.
Folder 5 Notes on Serpentes. Includes a manuscript on the "Diagnosis of Eight New Batrachians and Reptiles From the Riukiu Archipelago, Japan."
Folder 6 Notes on Cyclophis and Elaphe.
Folder 7 Notes on the Japanese lizard families.
Folder 8 Notes on salamanders including Diemictylus.
Folder 9 Notes on Salamandridae.
Folder 10 Notes on Geomolge.
Folder 11 Notes on the following salamanders: Hynobius, Salamandrella, Megalobatrachus, and Diemictylus.
Folder 12 Notes on Bufo and Hyla.
Folders 13-14 Notes on Rana.
Folder 15 Notes and manuscript on the general introduction to Herpetology of Japan, including a table of contents. Also includes notes on frogs, salamanders, and geckos.
Folders 1-4 Notes on snakes.
Folder 5 Notes on Engystomidae.
Folder 6 Bibliographic data and notes.
Folder 7 Miscellaneous notes.
Folder 8 Table: Geographical Distribution of Japanese Reptiles and Batrachians.
Folder 9 Notes on East Indian herpetology, especially Borneo. Also includes data on centipedes from the Davao Gulf by Edgar Alexander Mearns and notes on serpents from the Philippine Archipelago by John Van Denburgh (?) Thompson.
Folder 10 Notes on Gekko.
Folder 11 David C. Graham's itinerary for the summer of 1928. Also includes notes on Hemidactylus, Achalinus, Ptyas, and Dinodin.
Folders 12-15 Notes on Chinese snakes.
Folder 16 Manuscript on "A New Snake From China."
Folder 17 Miscellaneous notes on Chinese reptiles.
Folder 18 Data (measurements, date of specimen identification, range of location, publication source of original specimen identification) on Chinese snakes.
Folder 19 Manuscript on "Reptiles and Batrachians of Kansu and Shansi collected by Arthur deC. Sowerby in connection with the Clark Expedition." Unidentified author.
Folder 20 Notes on various Natrix.
Folder 21 Notes on Sibynophis, Bungarus, and Boiga.
Folder 22 Notes on Elaphe and Zaocys.
Folder 23 Manuscripts on the "Description of a New Scincid Lizard from Yurman (?) China" and "A New Chinese Lizard of the genus Eumeces."
Folder 24 Notes on Agama, Leiolopisma, and Acanthosaura.
Folder 25 Notes or Alsophylax, Ophisaurus, and Sphenomorphus.
Folder 26 Notes on Eumeces, Eremias, and Takydromus.
Folder 1 Notes on Japalura, Acanthosaura, and Leiolopisma.
Folder 2 Notes on Ateuchosaurus, Takydromus. Sphenomorphus, and Apeltonatus.
Folder 3 Notes on Rana, Megalobatrachus, and Aleurophryne. Also includes a key to Natrix.
Folder 4 Notes on Salientia; a Key to the Chinese species of Acanthosaura; measurements for Megalobatrachus; and notes on Salamandridae, Hynobiidae, and Megalobatrachus.
Folder 5 Notes on Eremias; a Key to the Chinese species of Phrynocephalus; and notes on Ranae and Bombina.
Folder 6 A Key to the Chinese lizards, snakes, and turtles, and notes on the Chinese Hyla.
Folder 7 Miscellaneous notes on Chinese amphibians and Leiolopisma.
Folder 8 Manuscript on Chinese Reptiles (crocodiles and geckos).
Folder 9 Notes on Polypedatus, Rana, Megaphrys, and Kalonea; a Key to the Family of Tailless Amphibians; and notes on Megaphrys, Hyla, Bufo, Bombina, and Microhyla.
Folder 10 Miscellaneous notes on Chinese frogs, lizards, and snakes.
Folder 11 Miscellaneous notes on Calliophis, Amyda, Natrix, and Sibynophis.
The following material (folders 12-19) is a compilation of the above notes by Stejneger on Chinese herpetology. Included in this typed manuscript are data on the various families of amphibians and reptiles; keys to the herpetology of China; and the scientific periodical source of the original identification, the date of original identification, type locality, general range, and physical features.
Folder 12 A brief introduction to the herpetology of China and notes on the class Amphibia.
Folder 13 Notes on the nonpoisonous snakes, mostly Natrix, turtles of the order Testudinata, and a Guide with Appendix to Type Localities of Specific Names Mentioned in the Check List.
Folder 14 Data on the class Reptilia with particular attention to crocodiles and lizards.
Folder 15 Legends for plates 1-10. Contains information on the source of the plate and locality data.
Folder 16 Notes on the lizards of China. Includes a typed copy of "The Chinese Lizards of the genus Gekko" and a manuscript copy of "The Lizards of the genus Eremias Occurring in China."
Folder 17 Notes on Salientia with particular emphasis on Rana and Bufo. Includes a manuscript copy of "A New Toad from China."
Folder 18 Data on the following Chinese snakes: Typhlopidae, Boignae, Amblycephalinae, Elapidae, Laticaudinae, and Crotalidae.
Folder 19 Manuscript on turtles and snakes. Includes data charts identifying museum specimen number, sex, locality, collection date, collector, and physical features.
Folder 20 Typed copy of "Chinese Amphibians and Reptiles in the U.S. National Museum," pp. 1-69.
Folders 1-3 "Chinese Amphibians and Reptiles in the U.S. National Museum," pp. 72-118 (folder 1), pp. 119-173 (folder 2), pp. 174-197 (folder 3).
Folder 4 Manuscript on "Herpetology of Puerto Rico." Includes a general introduction to Puerto Rican herpetology and a chart or species distribution.
Folder 5 Notes on Puerto Rican herpetology.
Folders 6-7 Notes on the Anolis of the West Indies, particularly bibliographic material, pp. 1-70 (folder 6), pp. 71-143 (folder 7).
Folder 8 Notes on West Indian snakes, turtles, and crocodiles.
Folder 9 Notes on the West Indian Anguidae.
Folder 10 Notes on West Indian Alsophis.
Folder 11 Notes on West Indian Dromicus.
Folder 12 Notes on West Indian Boidae.
Folder 13 Notes on West Indian Leiocephalus.
Folder 14 Notes on West Indian Amphisbaena.
Folder 15 Notes on West Indian Teiidae and Xantusiidae.
Folder 16 Notes on West Indian Mabuya.
Folder 17 Notes on West Indian Amphibians.
Folder 18 Notes on West Indian Gekkonidae.
Folder 19 Notes on West Indian Cyclura.
Folder 20 Data sheet for Deiroptyx bartschi Cochran.
Folder 21 Distribution list of reptiles and amphibians from the Lesser and Greater Antilles.
Folder 22 Data on lizards of Martinique.
Folder 23 Notes on West Indian herpetology.
Folder 24 Manuscript on "Reptiles Collected in the Bahamas" by Joseph Harvey Riley.
Folder 25 Two elevation maps of the area between Tampa and Titusville.
Folder 26 Notes on West Indian herpetology, particularly bibliographic notes.
Folder 1 Manuscript on "The Reptiles of the Huachaca Mountains, Arizona."
Folder 2 Notes on North American salamanders. Includes notes on Ranodon, Proteida, and Ambystoma, as well as bibliographic notes.
Folder 3 Notes on Salamandroidae. Also includes photographs of the various salamanders.
Folder 4 Notes on Salamandridae.
Folder 5 Notes on Mutabilia.
Folder 6 Notes on Necturus, Proteus, and Typhlomolge.
Folder 7 Miscellaneous notes on salamanders. Includes bibliographic data, prints and measurements.
Folder 8 Notes on Cnemidophorus. Includes measurement data on Cnemidophorus labrialis.
Folder 9 Notes on Uta.
Folder 10 Notes on Eumeces.
Folder 11 Notes on Amphisbaenidae, primarily Bipes.
Folder 12 Notes on Anguidae.
Folder 13 Notes on Phrynosoma. Includes a manuscript on "A New Lizard of the genus Phrynosoma from Mexico."
Folder 14 Notes on Holbrookia.
Folder 15 Notes on Crotaphytus.
Folder 16 Notes on Heloderma and newspaper clippings on the gila monster.
Folder 17 Notes by Pierre Louis Jouy of Tucson, Arizona, on "Reptiles Collected Between January 23, 1891 and March 28, 1891 with Color Notes and Other Data," "Invoice of Specimens of Reptiles sent to Museum, April 28, 1891," "Reptiles Sent to U.S. National Museum, May 20, 1891," "Notes on Distribution, Habits, etc. of Lizards around Tucson, Arizona," "Invoice and Notes on Collection of Reptiles Sent to U.S. National Museum, May 11, 1891," and miscellaneous notes.
Folder 18 Notes on "The Reptiles of the Tres Marias and Isabella Islands, West Coast of Mexico."
Folder 19 Notes on North American Boidae.
Folder 20 Notes on Leptotyphylopidae.
Folder 21 Notes on Coronellinae.
Folder 22 Notes on Colubinae.
Folder 23 Notes on Lampropeltis.
Folder 24 Notes on Thamnophis.
Folder 1 Miscellaneous notes on North American iguanine lizards.
Folder 2 Data sheets on the Geographical Distribution of North American snakes.
Folder 3 Notes on Tantilla.
Folder 4 Miscellaneous notes on snakes.
Folder 5 Notes or North American Natricine.
Folder 6 Notes on Calamarinae.
Folder 7 Miscellaneous notes on snakes. Also includes a "List of Reptiles from Prof. John Macoun, Geological Survey of Canada, Received January 14, 1890."
Folder 8 Manuscripts on "The Geographical Distribution of the Bell-Toads" and "The Geographical Distribution of the Discoglossoid Toads in the Light of Ancient Land Connections." Also includes notes on young tailless batrachians, the flying frog, and notes on the North American frogs by Dr. (?) Ogden.
Folder 9 Miscellaneous notes on frogs.
Folder 10 Miscellaneous notes on amphibians and reptiles. Includes a manuscript "On a New Species of Spiny-tailed Iguana from Utilla Island, Honduras"; a list of specimens from the USNM at the Chicago World Fair, 1893; notes on groups of turtles and poisonous snakes of the United States; and a Description Catalogue of the Exhibit prepared by the Department of Reptiles and Batrachians, United States National Museum, for the World's Columbian Exposition.
Folder 11 Miscellaneous material on amphibians and reptiles.
Folders 1-45 Notes, Manuscripts and Photographs on Kinosternon turtles.
Folders 1-5 Notes and Photographs on Sternotherus turtles.
Folder 6 Notes and prints of John Eaton LeConte's portfolio of amphibians and reptiles in the DeRenne Library, University of Georgia, by Francis Harper.
Folder 7 Notebook on tortoises by Georg Herman Baur (?).
Folder 8 Notes on coral snakes.
Folder 9 Notes on Agkistrodon.
Folder 10 Notes on Sisturus.
Folder 11 Notes on Crotalus.
Folder 12 Notes on Crotalus and a manuscript on "Crotalus pyrrhus in California."
Folder 13 Notes on Thamnophis.
Folder 14 Manuscript on Rock Pythons.
Folder 15 Plate legends for "The Poisonous Snakes of North America."
Folders 16-24 Bibliographic data on poisonous snakes.
Folder 1 Notes on Reptiles of the South Seas.
Folder 2 Miscellaneous notes on amphibians and reptiles.
Folders 3-5 General bibliographic notes.
Folders 6-7 South Sea reptiles and bibliographic notes.
Series 2MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, AND RELATED MATERIALS ON FUR SEALS, 1882-1924.
This material consists of data and reports prepared by Stejneger from his various trips (1882, 1895-1897, 1922) to the North Pacific-Bering Sea area. In addition there are copied reports prepared by other individuals who studied the fur-seal conditions. Also included are maps and charts of meteorological observations. Photographs of fur seals and the geography of the fur-seal area are in Series 7. All manuscripts are by Stejneger unless otherwise indicated.
Folder 8 A September 30, 1882 letter (73 pp.) to Spencer F. Baird reporting some of Stejneger's observations on the Commander Islands.
Folders 9-10 Manuscript on "A Comparative Study of the Conditions of the Sealing Industry on the Pribilof Islands and on the Commander Islands," pp. 1-33 (folder 9), pp. 34-60 (folder 10).
Folder 11 Manuscript on a "Report Upon the Conditions of the Fur-Seal Rookeries of the Russian Fur-Seal Islands in 1896."
Folder 12 Typescript of "Remarks Upon Mr. G.E.H. Barrett-Hamilton's 'Report on the Russian Seal Islands in the North Pacific, 1896, dated March 4, 1897.'"
Folders 13-17 Typescript of The Rookery Islands. Includes data on the rookeries and fur seals, 1879-1896; charts and logs indicating the number of fur seals killed during different periods of time; and details on the Japanese situation and the rookeries. Pages 1-35 (folder 13), pp. 36-70 (folder 14), pp. 71-106 (folder 15), pp. 107-143 (folder 16), pp. 144-187 (folder 17). Unidentified author.
Folder 1 Typescript of "Report Upon the Condition of the Seal Rookeries of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, in 1893" by Charles H. Townsend, naturalist, U.S. Fish Commission on the steamer Albatross. Also includes a similar report for 1894.
Folder 2 Typescript of "Observations or the Pribilof Islands--1895." Also includes a typescript of the "Sealing Investigations at Sea, 1895." Unidentified author.
Folder 3 Manuscript copy of the "Commander Islands," "Pribilof Islands," and "Kamchatka" by George M. Dawson, 1894.
Folder 4 Typed copy of a letter from Marshall McDonald to the Honorable John G. Carlisle, Secretary of the Treasury, February 26, 1894. A copy of Charles H. Townsend's "The Driving of Seals on the Pribilof Islands," is attached.
Folder 5 "Notes on the Seal Rookeries of the Kurile Islands" and "Notes on Robben, St. Jona and Talan Islands, in the Okhotsk Sea, Inhabited by Fur-Seals." Unidentified author.
Folder 6 Notes on H. J. Snow's "Pelagic Seal Hunting," 1894.
Folder 7 Copy of H. W. Elliott's "The Fate of the Fur Seals."
Folder 8 Data sheets on the Commander Island catch for 1896.
Folder 9 Copy of a resolution by the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on the Fur-Seal Investigation of 1896-1897.
Folder 10 "Field Notes of Fur-Seal Investigations, 1909." Unidentified author.
Folders 11-12 Copy of "Report on Condition of Fur-Seal Herd, 1909" presented to George M. Bowers, Commissioner of Fisheries by David Starr Jordan, assistant in charge of Fur-Seal Investigation, pp. 1-52 (folder 11), pp. 53-111 (folder 12).
Folder 13 Copy of "The Commander Islands in 1917, A Preliminary Sketch by E. K. Suvoroff, Chief Expert of Fisheries of the Department of Agriculture, Petrograd." Includes a letter from Waldemar Bogoras to Henry F. Osborn (8-6-1922).
Folder 14 Copies of letters and reports to and from American and Russian officials regarding the breeding, plundering, and preservation of fur seals, 1921-1922.
Folder 15 Copy of a letter from N. Sokolnikoff (9-1-1922) stating his opposition to the Russian Department of Agriculture's demands that female fur seals be killed.
Folder 16 Copy of "North Pacific Fur-Seal Investigations."
Folder 17 Data on the records of seal skins taken on the Komandorski Islands, 1911-1921; Number of skins taken on Robben Island, 1912-1922; and preliminary rough estimate of the number of fur seals on Robben Island, 1922.
Folder 18 A resume on the "Conditions of Commander Island, 1922." Also includes material for 1921-1922.
Folder 19 "Komandorski Notes" on bull raiding in the Bering Sea. Unidentified author.
Folder 20 Fur seal lecture prepared by Stejneger. Undated.
Folder 21 Manuscript notes prepared by Stejneger on fur seals.
Folder 22 Notes prepared by Stejneger in 1883 in Russian regarding the fur seals (?).
Folder 23 Notes on the Callorhinus ursinus by Stejneger.
Folder 24 Miscellaneous notes by Stejneger on fur seals and the islands.
Folder 25 Clippings regarding the U.S. Senate hearings on fur seals.
Folder 26 Bibliographic cards and notes on fur seals.
Folder 27 Miscellaneous notes.
Folder 28 Manuscript on "Plants Collected on the Commander Islands (Bering and Copper Islands)."
Folder 29 Manuscript on "The Lamuts in Kamchatka," 1898.
Folder 30 Copy of "The Tsuishikari Ainos" by J. M. Dixon, 1882.
Folder 31 Copy of "Notes on the Koro-pok-guru or Pit-Dwellers Yezo and the Kurile Islands" by J. Milne, 1882.
Folder 32 Typescript of the "Major Zoogeographical Problems in the Arctic."
Folder 33 Notes on an aurora on Bering Island, November 1882 and January 1883, by Stejneger.
Folder 34 Notes on the sea otter and Arctic fox by Stejneger.
Folder 1 Typescript on "Ziphioid and Other Whales from the Commander Islands."
Folder 2 "Report on the Diptera, etc., collected by L. Stejneger in 1922 in the Commander Islands, etc.," March 1922.
Folder 3 Copy of "Voyage around the World, 1785-1788" by LaPeyrouse, 1798.
Folder 4 Report on the "Preservation of sea life on Karguelen Island" Cape Town, South Africa, April 9, 1924.
Folder 5 Sketches of Bering Island by Stejneger. Includes an unidentified drawing tablet and drawings by Stian Backer.
Folder 6 Maps of Bering Island and its rookeries, some prepared by Stejneger. (One 16"x20" black & white glossy print, neg. #85-5113, of a Stejneger map is in Map Case Drawer #15)
Folder 7 Map of Bering Sea and the North Pacific Ocean showing the distribution and migrations of the American and Asiatic fur-seal herds by Charles H. Townsend.
Folder 8 Maps of Copper Island and Robben Island.
Folder 9 Map of southeastern Russia.
Folder 10 Unidentified maps.
Folder 11 Abstract of Meteorological Observations made by Lt. Kolubakin, I.R.N., at Robben Island, Okhotsk Sea, from July 2 to September 14, 1896.
Folder 12 Data sheet of meteorological observations from San Francisco to Commander Islands, April-July, 1882. Also includes additional observations for 1882 from Bering, Petropaulski, Avatcha Bay, Okhotsk Sea, and Copper Island.
Folder 13 Charts of meteorological observations, Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, 1883-1888.
Folder 14 Daily observations on Copper Islands, April 10-May 5, 1882.
Folder 15 Monthly meteorological observations for Copper Island, December 1882-June 1883.
Folder 16 Precipitation charts.
Folder 17 Charts indicating prevailing winds and barometric pressure.
Folder 18 Meteorological data (July 2-September 14, 1896). In Russian.
Folder 19 Miscellaneous charts.
Folder 20 Albatross soundings, July 5-July 7, 1895.
Series 3MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, AND RELATED MATERIALS ON ORNITHOLOGY, 1867-CA. 1905.
This material consists of Stejneger's first work in zoology. Of particular interest is his first field catalogue on Norwegian birds. In addition there are manuscripts by Stejneger, copies of manuscripts from other individuals, and miscellaneous notes. All manuscripts are by Stejneger unless indicated otherwise. See also Series 12.
Folder 21 Field catalogue, 1867-1874 of seventy Norwegian birds giving data on place, sex, measurement, and color. Also included are additional details, and in some instances, watercolor paintings.
Folder 22 Manuscript on Analecta Ornithologica, series 1.
Folder 23 Manuscript on Analecta Ornithologica, series 2.
Folder 24 Manuscript on Analecta Ornithologica, series 3.
Folder 1 Manuscript on Analecta Ornithologica, series 4, fragments.
Folder 2 Manuscript on Analecta Ornithologica, series 5.
Folder 3 Manuscript on Analecta Ornithologica, series 6.
Folder 4 Manuscript on "Remarks on the Systematic Arrangement of the American Turdidae."
Folders 5-6 Notes on the Turdidae.
Folder 7 Manuscript on "On the Changes in Ornithological Nomenclature--A Reply to Critics."
Folder 8 Manuscript on "Remarks on the Species of the genus Cepphus."
Folder 9 Manuscript on "Notes on the genus Acanthis."
Folder 10 Manuscript on "Diagnoses of new Species of Birds from Kamtschatka and the Commander Islands."
Folder 11 Manuscript on "On the Shedding of the Claws in Ptarmigans and Allied Birds."
Folder 12 Manuscript on "Notes on some Apparently Preoccupied Ornithological Generic Names."
Folder 13 Manuscript on "Remarks on Lanius robustus (Baird), based upon an examination of the type-specimen."
Folder 14 Manuscript on "Grieve on the Great Auk, or Gare-fowl."
Folder 15 Manuscript on "Meves on the Size and Color of the Eyes of European Birds."
Folder 16 Manuscript on "Dr. Shufeldt on the Ostology of the Trochilidae, Caprimulgidae, and Cypselidae."
Folder 17 Manuscript on "On the Type Specimen of Euryzona eurizonoides (Lafr)."
Folder 18 Manuscript on "Notes on the European Crested Titmice."
Folder 19 Manuscript on "A List of the Birds Hitherto Reported as Occurring in the Liu-Kiu Islands, Japan."
Folder 20 Manuscript on "Ridgway's Classification of the Falconiformes."
Folder 21 Manuscript on "Do Birds Migrate Along Their Ancient Immigration Routes?"
Folder 22 Manuscript on "The Birds of the genus Cinclus and Their Geographical Distribution."
Folder 23 Manuscript on "On Two New Orioles From The Philippine Islands and One From Tenasserim (?)."
Folder 24 Manuscript on "On The Whitewinger Species of the genus Cepphus."
Folder 25 Manuscript on "Ueber die Gattung Urinator Cur."
Folder 26 Manuscript on "Skandinaviens Troste."
Folder 27 Manuscript on "Concerning the Phylogmetic Tree in Bird Classification."
Folder 28 Manuscript on "The Paradise Flycatcher of Japan and Korea" by Pierre Louis Jouy.
Folder 29 Manuscript on "On the genus Chasiempis with a Description of a New Species" by Scott B. Wilson.
Folder 30 Manuscript on "On the Rediscovery of Pitta nympha and its Relationship to Pitta Oreas Swinhoe." Unidentified author.
Folders 31-33 Miscellaneous fragments of manuscripts and notes.
Folder 1 Notes for "Contributions to the History of the Commander Islands. The Birds of the Commander Islands."
Folder 2 Copy of "A Catalogue of the Specimens of Mammalia and Birds Collected by the South Sea Surveying and Exploring Expedition. 1838-1842" from Titian Ramsey Peale's report.
Folder 3 List of birds "Collected by U.S. Japan Expedition, Prepared by William Heine," December 1859.
Folder 4 Notes on Korean birds.
Folders 5-6 Notes on Japanese birds.
Folder 7 Notes on Old-World Birds.
Folder 8 List of birds sent to Stejneger and the USNM, primarily those from the Old World and northern part of the Northern Hemisphere.
Folder 9 Original (?) paintings for Results of Ornithological Explorations in the Commander Islands and in Kamschatka (1885).
Folder 10 Notes on Norwegian birds.
Folder 11 Bibliographic notes on Norwegian birds.
Folder 12 Notes on West Indian birds.
Folder 13 Notes on Picoides.
Folder 14 Notes on Pyrrhula.
Folder 15 Notes on Pyrrhulagra.
Folder 16 Measurement data sheets of USNM specimens.
Folders 17-22 Miscellaneous notes on birds. Includes bibliographic material as well as notes on mimicry.
Series 4MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, AND RELATED MATERIALS ON EUROPEAN FAUNA, CA. 1904-1914.
Most of this material on the fauna and the life zones was gathered when Stejneger visited Europe to attend the zoological congresses. Included are manuscripts, notes, and bibliographic notes, many of which are in Norwegian. All manuscripts are by Stejneger unless indicated otherwise.
Folder 1 Manuscript on "Om Vestlandshesten fra zoologisk standpunckt." Also includes photographs of general notes on horses, and bibliographic notes.
Folder 2 Manuscript on "Psoyoldia (?) Sea Fishes" and additional unidentified manuscripts.
Folders 3-4 Manuscript on "The Origin of the So-Called 'Atlantic' Animals and Plants of Western Norway."
Folders 5-8 Manuscripts, notes, and bibliographic notes pertaining to glaciers and the theory that the British Isles and continental Europe were once one land mass.
Folder 9 Manuscript on "Hvorfa Kom Vestnorges eiendommelige dyr og planter?"
Folder 10 Manuscripts on "Renens indvamringsveji."
Folder 11 Manuscript on "Hjorten og den skotsk-norske landbro."
Folder 12 Manuscripts on "Skogmusenes indvandringshistoric."
Folder 13 Manuscript on Alaska and the Glacier and Yakutat Bays.
Folder 14 Manuscripts on "A Preliminary Correlation of the Life Zones of Europe and North America" and a copy of [Jean] Louis Agassiz's "Distribution of the Trees and Shrubs of Switzerland from the Plains to the Summit of the Mountains, compared with those of North America." Also includes an unidentified manuscript.
Folder 1 Manuscript on "On the post pliocene migrations of Siberian animals into Europe."
Folders 2-5 Unidentified manuscripts on European fauna.
Folder 6 Notes on Margaritana.
Folder 7 Notes on Norske Rende.
Folder 8 Notes and statistical data on glaciers.
Folder 9 Bibliographic notes on European mollusks.
Folder 10 Bibliographic notes, primarily on snails.
Folder 11 Bibliographic notes pertaining to European cattle and domesticated animals.
Folder 12 Miscellaneous notes.
Folder 13 Notebook containing meteorological data on various European and American cities. This data covers the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Series 5MANUSCRIPTS, NOTES, AND RELATED MATERIALS ON GEORGE WILHELM STELLER, CA. 1882-1941.
The manuscripts include several versions prepared by Stejneger. In addition there are copied notes of Steller's diaries, several drawings, and maps. Also included is correspondence (mostly incoming) pertaining to Stejneger's research on Steller and with the Harvard University Press editors, and book reviews. See also Series 12.
Folders 14-16 Manuscript on Georg Wilhelm Steller. Includes an introduction. Pages are numbered but not sequentially.
Folders 1-16 Manuscript on Steller. Begins with his arrival in St. Petersburg. Parts of this manuscript were never published.
Folder 1 Table of Contents prepared by Stejneger.
Folders 2-4 Typed copy of "G. W. Steller's (former Adjunct of the Imperial Academy of Science at St. Petersburg) Diary of his sea voyage from the Petripaul Harbor in Kamchatka to the western coasts of America, and his happenings on the return trip."
Folders 5-8 Typed copy of Steller's Diary. This version differs somewhat in the English translation from the above copy.
Folders 9-15 Typed copy of "Steller's Voyage from Kamchatka to America." In German.
Folders 16-25 General notes prepared by Stejneger. There is no apparent order to their arrangement.
Folders 1-31 General notes prepared by Stejneger.
Folder 1 Print of a bluejay and drawings by Stejneger.
Folder 2 Maps of Bering Sea area and Windsheim.
Folder 3 Photographs of Windsheim.
Folder 4 Correspondence: Amtsger - Barbour
Folder 5 Correspondence: Bauer - Brasch
Folder 6 Correspondence: Cederberg - Tuckerman Day, incomplete date
Folder 7 Correspondence: Day, January 1935
Folder 8 Correspondence: Day, February 1935 - June 1935
Folder 9 Correspondence: Day, July 1935 - January 1936
Folder 10 Correspondence: Doderlein - Grape
Folder 11 Correspondence: Grekov - Ladd
Folder 12 Correspondence: Curtis E. Lakeman
Folder 13 Correspondence: Lau - Lyon
Folder 14 Correspondence: Malinofsky - Petersen
Folder 15 Correspondence: David T. Pottinger
Folder 16 Correspondence: Priestley - Skvirsky
Folder 17 Correspondence: Stensgaard - Thomas
Folder 18 Correspondence: Vegman - Weinmann
Folder 19 Correspondence: Weisbach - Zugwurst, Miscellaneous Correspondence
Folder 20 Reviews of Georg Wilhelm Steller.
Folder 1 Manuscript on "Contributions to the History of the Commander Islands. No. 2--Investigations relating to the date of the extermination of Steller's Sea-Cow" by Stejneger.
Folders 2-7 Notes on Rhytina and Manatee. Includes drawings, several manuscripts including the "Geographical Distribution and Size of the Manatus" and "Description of a Manatee, Vacca marina of the Dutch, Sea-Cow of the English, Norskaia Korowa of the Russians, killed July 12, 1742 on an Island Situated in Bering's Straits Between Asia and America." Most of the notes on the Manatee were prepared by Alfred Charles True.
Folder 8 Lecture on the sea-cow.
Folder 9 Photographs of Steller's sea-cow (skeleton) and a drawing. Also includes photographs and negatives found in the Steller biography publication.
Series 6DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS, AND ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1882-1913. UNDATED, ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
These notebooks contain expense accounts, specimen lists, lists of photographs, itineraries, notes on museum exhibitions, and miscellaneous notes covering Stejneger's trips to Europe, the Bering Sea area, as well as several field trips in the United States. The photograph lists do not appear to identify any of the numbered photographs in Series 7. See also Series 12.
Folder 10 Account book, 1882
Folder 11 Notes on Stejneger's five voyages (May 1882-October 1883, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1922) to Bering Sea, its islands, and the coast to study the fur seals.
Folder 12 Expense account book, January 2-August 1, 1885 to New Orleans, establishing the ornithological exhibit at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.
Folder 13 Account book, 1888-1889
Folder 14 Account book, September 2-November 26, 1889, to southwestern United States.
Folder 15 Specimen lists from C. Hart Merriam's biological survey of the San Francisco mountain region, 1889. Includes lists of birds and reptiles and amphibians.
Folder 1 Negative collection lists from South Dakota, 1894. Includes a list of specimens.
Folder 2 Itinerary while serving for U.S. Fish Commission in Alaska and on Bering Island, September 9-October 11, 1895. Includes some terrain sketches and an expense account, October 11-October 29, 1895.
Folder 3 Photograph lists, June 6-October 14, 1895 and May 31-September 24, ? , from Wyoming.
Folder 4 Diary, June 18-December 22, 1896 while serving with the U.S. Fish Commission on Pribilof Islands, Commander Islands, Petropaulski, Kurile Islands, Robben Island, and Hakodate, Japan.
Folder 5 Lists of photographs and specimens, July 5-November 29, 1896, from participation in the International Fur-Seal Commission on Pribilof, Commander, Kurile, and Robben Islands, Petropaulski, Japan, and Hawaii.
Folder 6 Diary, April 30-September 11, 1898 and photo identifications from the International Fisheries Exposition in Bergen and the Fourth International Zoological Congress, Cambridge.
Folder 7 Diary, February 5-April 29, 1900 and photo identifications, cash accounts, and miscellaneous notes from Stejneger's trip to Puerto Rico and the West Indies.
Folder 8 Diary, July 26-November 26, 1901, address book, photo identifications, cash accounts, and miscellaneous notes from Stejneger's trip to Europe to attend the Fifth International Zoological Congress in Berlin.
Folder 9 Notes on specimens exhibited at various European museums, taken after Stejneger attended the Fifth International Zoological Congress in Berlin, 1901.
Folder 1 Diary, May 26-September 15, 1904, and photo identifications while Stejneger attended the Sixth International Congress of Zoology at Bern and made field studies in the Alps.
Folder 2 Diary, June 19-August 7, 1904, and specimen notes from Europe.
Folder 3 Diary, March 26-August 20, 1905 and photo identifications while in Europe.
Folder 4 Descriptions of reptiles and amphibians with specimen numbers from Europe (1905) and Virginia (1906).
Folder 5 Diary, July 16-August 30, 1906 while collecting in Virginia and West Virginia.
Folder 6 Diary, July 25-August 31, 1907 and miscellaneous notes from Wood's Hole and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Folder 7 Diary, August 31-September 8, 1908 and itinerary from Bering Island. Appears to be volume V (pp. 500-590) of a series.
Folder 8 Diary, July 2-July 13, 25-27, August 1-6, 15-26, September 3-11, 1908 of trips to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Folder 9 Miscellany, 1910.
Folder 10 Diary, August 13-October 4, 1911 from trips to Kristiania and Scotland.
Folder 11 Expense accounts and miscellaneous notes, 1912.
Folder 12 Miscellaneous notes, 1912.
Folder 13 Diary, February 26-September 8, 1913 while attending the Ninth International Congress of Zoology at Monaco and conducting field trips to study the Alps.
Folder 1 Three notebooks from 1913 when Stejneger attended the Ninth International Congress of Zoology at Monaco, March 25-March 30, 1913. Includes notes of his studies at various European museums and field trips in the Alps.
Folder 2 Address book, no date.
Series 7PHOTOGRAPHS, CA. 1882-1916.
These photographs pertain to Stejneger's extensive study of the fur seals of the North Pacific-Bering Sea area as well as the European fauna. The photographs show fur-seal rookeries, natives from various islands, the cultural life on the fur-seal islands, and general geological features. Some negatives are also included. The photographs of the mammals and mammal skulls and skeletons were presumably photographed and used by Stejneger for his study of European fauna and the correlation of the life zones between Europe and North America. See also Series 12.
Folders 3-11 Original photographs for The Russian Fur-Seal Islands (1896). Plate identification.
Folders 1-6 Photographs of Robben Island, Kamchatka (Mt. Velienchinski, Petropavlovsk), Bering Island (sledge dogs, fur-seal drives and rookeries) and Copper Island. Identified.
Folders 1-6 Photographs of Copper Island. Identified.
Folder 7 Photographs of Robben, Kurile and Bering Islands, 1895-1896. Identified.
Folders 1-4 Photographs of Bering and Copper Islands and Kamchatka. Identified.
Folder 5 Photographs of fur seals and fur sealing.
Folder 6 General identified photographs of the Bering Sea area.
Folder 7 Photographs of the North Pacific and Bering Sea area by G. ? (name illegible). Identified in Russian.
Folder 8 Unidentified photographs of the North Pacific and Bering Sea area.
Folder 9 Unidentified photographs of the North Pacific and Bering Sea area. [Removed to box 47]
Folder 10 Unidentified photographs of the Bering Sea area, including fur seals and natives. [Removed to box 47]
Folders 11-14 Unidentified photographs of the Bering Sea area, including fur seals and natives.
Folders 1-8 Unidentified photographs of the Bering Sea area, including fur seals and natives.
Folder 9 Photographs of the native people of the Bering Sea area. Also includes photographs of expedition personnel.
Folder 10 Negative album [removed 5/2/1978]
Folder 11 Miscellaneous negatives, including glass negatives.
Folders 12-14 Photographs of mammal skulls.
Folders 1-7 Photographs of mammal skulls.
Folders 1-7 Photographs of mammal skulls.
Folder 1 Photographs of mammal skulls.
Folder 2 Photographs of mammal skeletons.
Folders 3-7 Photographs of mammals.
Folder 1 Photographs of Sulphurbottom and Sperm Whales, 1916.
Folder 2 Photographs of museum exhibitions, primarily European. [Oversize photo removed to box 48]
Folder 3 Photographs of museum exhibitions, primarily European.
Folder 4 Miscellaneous photographs.
Series 8SCRAPBOOKS, UNDATED.
These scrapbooks contain photocopies of documents used by Stejneger for his research on Steller. Also included are fur-seal and sea-cow photographs.
Folder 5 Scrapbook containing research data on Steller. Includes photographs of sea cow and photocopies of some of Steller's original correspondence. [Removed to box 48]
Folder 6 Scrapbook containing research data on Steller. Includes photographs of fur seals and sea cows and photocopies of some of Steller's original correspondence. [Removed to box 48]
Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, domestic and foreign, on birds, sea cows, and fur seals.
Series 9OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1877-1882, ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
This material consists of bound letterpress books, indexed individually. Some of the material in the first volume predates Stejneger's arrival in the United States. The second volume pertains to his activities in the Commander Islands.
Folder 1 Volume I November 19, 1877-September 27, 1882
Folder 2 Volume II April 2, 1882-November 18, 1882
Folder 3 Volume III February 15, 1904 - February 5, 1918
Series 10PERSONAL MATERIALS, HONORS, AND GENEALOGY, 1875-1935.
This material consists of genealogical information on Stejneger's family, honors, naturalization papers, and miscellaneous personal materials. See also Series 12.
Folder 4 Genealogical data on Stejneger's family.
Folder 5 Stejneger's diploma from the University of Kristiania, December 6, 1875.
Folder 6 Copy of Naturalization certificate, February 4, 1887.
Folder 7 Two copies of a divorce settlement (?) between Anna Normann Stejneger and Leonhard Hess Stejneger, February 24, 1892.
Folder 8 Correspondence (1907-1908) indicating the refusal of the U.S. government to allow Stejneger to accept the Cross of the First Class of the Order of Sanct Olav from the King of Norway.
Folder 9 Miscellaneous personal material. Consists of a souvenir from a reunion in honor of William Henry Holmes, June 29, 1932. Also includes an invitation to the Centennial Celebration of the Establishment of the Seat of Government in the District of Columbia, December 12, 1900.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Correspondent, February 28, 1893
Bergen Museum Award, June 5, 1893.
The Columbian Exposition, Diploma of Honorable Mention, November 30, 1894.
Cotton States and International Exposition, Diploma of Honorable Mention, 1895.
International Fisheries Exposition, Diploma, September 26, 1898.
Ninth International Zoological Congress, February 12, 1913.
The California Academy of Sciences of San Francisco, January 5, 1903.
Boston Society of Natural History, Walker Honorary Grand Prize in Herpetology, May 9, 1923.
Twelfth International Congress of Zoology, Chairman of the United States Delegation, July 1, 1935.
Sixth International Congress on Entomology, Chairman of the United States Delegation, August 1, 1935.
The National Geographic Society, Life Member, October 24, 1935.
Series 11MISCELLANY, 1902, 1904, UNDATED.
Folder 10 An Outline for the Proposal Between the USNM and the Carnegie Institution in Palearctic Survey. Also includes the proposal by Stejneger and Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., and notes.
Folder 11 Data on specimen preservation and a Department of Biology expense account (?), 1904.
Folder 12 Copy of Larebog i Zoologi (Dr. A. S. Tackard's "Zoology for high schools and colleges," second edition).
Series 12ADD ACQUISITION, 1853-1945, ARRANGED BY EXISTING SERIES AND CHRONOLOGICALLY.
Consists of material received subsequent to original processing of the collection.
Folder 1 Notes on reptiles, n.d. (see Series 1)
Folder 2 Notebook on ornithology, 1869-1871. Includes loose material, 1877-1881. (see Series 3)
Folder 3 Specimen list, #101-448, 1870-1871. Contains loose material, including feather specimens, 1870-1884. (see Series 3)
Folder 4 Notes and annotated bibliography on birds, 3 volumes, ca. 1871-1873. (see Series 3)
Folder 5 Notes on European and Japanese birds, 1873. (see Series 3)
Folder 6 Notes on "Sitta," volume V, 1874. (see Series 3)
Folder 7 Specimen list of birds from Bering Islands (?), 1883. (see Series 3)
Folder 8 Reviews of some of Stejneger's early writings on birds, e.g., The Standard Natural History volume on "Birds," 1885. (see Series 3)
Folder 1 Address book with bibliographies on Japanese birds, ca. 1885-1887. (see Series 3)
Folder 2 Correspondence between Doris M. Cochran and American Nature Association, 1943. Re: Stejneger's notes on robins, 1941. (see Series 3)
Folder 3 Notes on birds, n.d.
Folder 4 Notes on bird specimens, n.d. Contains loose material, including tables on classification of birds and comparative anatomy of birds. (see Series 3)
Folder 5 Notes, "Om Tugleues Vandringer," n.d. (see Series 3)
Folder 6 Notes, "Synonyma avium nosvigicarum (?) II," n.d. (see Series 3)
Folder 7 Handwritten copies and/or abstracts of ornithological articles by Cuvier, St. Hilaire, D'Alton, and Magnus (in French and Norwegian), n.d. (see Series 3)
Folder 8 Georg Wilhelm Stellar's Ausfuhrliche Besschreibung von fonderbaren Meethieren. ... , 1753, 218 pp. (see Series 5)
Folder 9 Typescript, "A Trip to Kayak Island, Alaska," ca. 1922. Contains references to G. W. Stellar. (see Series 5)
Folder 10 Notes on unidentified specimens, n.d. (see Series 6)
Folder 1 Notes on Bering Islands, etc., n.d. (see Series 6)
Folder 2 Notes on museology (in Norwegian?). Includes notes on preparation of natural history specimens, n.d. (see Series 6)
Folder 3 Bibliography notebook, n.d. (see Series 6)
Folder 4 Notes, Zoologi, 1871. (see Series 6)
Folder 5 Notebook, Neuchatel, Switzerland, ca. 1880s. Includes notes on Musees de Neuchatel. (see Series 6)
Folder 6 Notes on museology, ca. 1881. Contains loose material, including architectural drawings.
Folder 7 Notebooks, ca. 1896-1897. (see Series 6)
Folder 8 Photographs, unidentified (probably Puerto Rico), n.d. (see Series 7)
Folder 9 Photographs (Tobago, West Indies, Jamaica, Trinidad, and unidentified), n.d. (see Series 7)
Folder 10 Photographs of exhibits and curators (Aldrich, Aschemeier, Brown, Friedmann, Kellogg, Mirguet, Perrygo, J. H. Riley, Shamel, Stejneger, and Warmbath), ca. 1933. (see Series 7)
Folder 1 Photographic negatives - Smithsonian building, Mrs. Stejneger, and unidentified, n.d. (see Series 10)
Folder 2 Photographs, ca. 1853-1935. (see Series 10)
The following material did not fit into an existing series; it is arranged chronologically.
Folder 3 Card catalogue of specimens, "Coll. Stejneger" (in Norwegian ?), ca. 1871-1881.
Folder 4 Account book ("Kassa-log"), 1881.
Folder 5 Paintings and drawings by Stejneger (oil, pen and ink, pencil, and watercolor). Mostly Pribilof Islands and Bering Islands - landscapes, inhabitants, and fauna, ca. 1882-1883.
Folder 6 Correspondence to Frederick W. True from Agassiz, Langley, Coues, et al., ca. 1890-1899.
Folder 7 Household receipts, 1896-1897; 1911 and receipts related to house in Brookland, ca. 1888-1889.
Folder 8 Reprint, "The Relations of Norway and Sweden," by Stejneger, part I, 1899; part II, 1900.
Folder 1 Stejneger's European trips, ca. 1904-1906. Contains hotel receipts, mostly from Switzerland; "examine types" from Berlin, Hamburg, and Magdeburg; reprints and clippings; correspondence with Gerrit S. Miller, Jr.
Folder 2 European museums, notes on their administration, ca. 1905 and 1913.
Folder 3 Royal Frederick University Celebration, 1911.
Folder 4 Ninth International Zoological Congress, Monaco, 1913.
Folder 5 Stejneger's correspondence and documents, mostly re: International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, ca. 1928-1940; other correspondence and documents, 1887-1901.
Folder 6 Twelfth International Zoological Congress, Madrid, 1935.
Folder 7 Commemorative pamphlet, "Dinner in honor of Dr. Leonhard Stejneger, October 30, 1937."
Folder 8 Bicentenary Jubilee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, 1939.
Folder 9 Miscellany: Includes Stejneger's comments on Cochran's snake, ms., ca. 1942; Incoming correspondence to E. A. Chapin, 1918-1923.
Folder 10 Stejneger bibliography (corrected by Gladys Visel, April 1945). Includes memorial tribute by Doris M. Cochran, 1943.
Folder 11 Typescript, A. K. Fisher's memorial tribute to Stejneger, 1943; Photocopy, letter to G. B. Goode from A. K. Fisher re: Stejneger's ill health, August 23, 1889.
Folder 12 Photograph album (probably, but not definitely belonging to Stejneger), ca. 1882. Photos include specimens on exhibition, Smithsonian buildings and staff, maps, and unidentified photos.
Folder 13 Material from a scrapbook on Wilhelm Steller, ca. 1934-1942.
Series 13ADD ACQUISITIONS, UNDATED, UNARRANGED.
Consists of material received subsequent to original processing of the collection.
Folder 1 W. E. Taylor, the Box Turtles of North America page proofs
Folder 2 The Box Tortoises of North America figs. 1, 3, 5, 7
Folder 3 Terrapene triunguis
Folder 4 Leonhard Stejneger (L.S.) research notes on Terrapene goldmani
Folder 5 Terrapene mexicano research notes by L.S. and others
Folder 6 L.S. research notes on Terrapene bauris
Folder 7 Research notes on Terrapene mojos
Folder 8 Research notes on Terrapene ornata
Folder 9 Research notes on Terrapene mexicano gucotano bonlager (?)
Folder 10 Research notes on Terrapene hesoni
Folder 11 Research notes on Terrapene Carolina
Folder 12 Research notes on Terrapene Chrysemys picta bellii
Folder 13 Research notes on Chrysemys bellii bellii
Folder 14 Research notes on Chrysemys bellii marginata
Folder 15 Research notes on Chrysemys picta
Folder 16 Research notes on Chyrsemys picta dosalis
Folder 17 Research notes on Zepherus agassizii
Folder 18 Research notes on Gopherus polyphemus (Doudin)
Folder 19 Research notes on Gopherus berlandieri
Folder 20 Research notes on Enya blandingii (Hollbrook)
Folders 21-22 Notecards
Folder 1 L. S. "Notes on the American Soft-Shell Turtles With Special Reference to Amyda Agassizii" 1944
Folder 2 Research notes on Anyda agassizii
Folder 3 Research notes on Anyda emoryii (Agassiz)
Folder 4 Research notes on Anyda californiara
Folder 5 Research notes on Anyda asperii
Folder 6 Research notes on Anyda micalis
Folder 7 Research notes on Anyda spinifera
Folder 8 Research notes on Anyda ferox
Folder 9 Research notes on Anyda mutica
Folder 10 Research notes on Evanyda
Folder 11 Research notes on Anyda
Folder 12 Research notes on Triorydioidae
Series 14LARGE FORMAT MATERIALS.
Materials removed from box 30
Materials removed from box 35
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