SIA RU007108, Knab, Frederick 1865-1918, Frederick Knab Papers, 1885-1891, 1903-1914

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Summary

Creator:
Knab, Frederick 1865-1918
Title:
Frederick Knab Papers, 1885-1891, 1903-1914
Dates:
1885, 1885-1914, 1885-1891, 1903-1914
Notes:
Frederick Knab (1865-1918), born in Bavaria, emigrated to the United States in 1873 with his parents. He subsequently returned to Munich to study art for a time. Entomology was also one of Knab's early interests. Coupled with his artistic skill, this interest earned him a commission from Leland Ossian Howard to study the mosquitoes of New England as part of a larger study then in progress on the mosquitoes of North and Central America. In 1906 Knab joined the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture, where he continued his studies of disease-bearing Diptera until his death
Summary:
These papers consist principally of family correspondence, 1885-1891 and 1903-1914, in English and German; a small quantity of professional correspondence; and a journal of part of Knab's trip up the Amazon River in 1885-1886
Topic:
Entomology
Subjects:
Knab, Frederick 1865-1918, Howard, L. O (Leland Ossian) 1857-1950, United States Bureau of Entomology
Form/Genre:
Photographs, Collection descriptions, Diaries
Local Number:
SIA RU007108
Physical Description:
0.1 linear meter

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7108

Knab, Frederick,1865-1918

Frederick Knab Papers, 1885-1891, 1903-1914

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Knab, Frederick,1865-1918
Title: Frederick Knab Papers
Dates: 1885-1891, 1903-1914
Quantity: 0.1 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7108
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

Frederick Knab (1865-1918), born in Bavaria, emigrated to the United States in 1873 with his parents. He subsequently returned to Munich to study art for a time. Entomology was also one of Knab's early interests. Coupled with his artistic skill, this interest earned him a commission from Leland Ossian Howard to study the mosquitoes of New England as part of a larger study then in progress on the mosquitoes of North and Central America. In 1906 Knab joined the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture, where he continued his studies of disease-bearing Diptera until his death.

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Introduction

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist principally of family correspondence, 1885-1891 and 1903-1914, in English and German; a small quantity of professional correspondence; and a journal of part of Knab's trip up the Amazon River in 1885-1886.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7108, Knab, Frederick,1865-1918, Frederick Knab Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Family Correspondence, 1885-1886

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Folder 2 Family Correspondence, 1888-1891

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Folder 3 Family Correspondence, 1903-1905

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Folder 4 Family Correspondence, 1909-1910

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Folder 5 Family Correspondence, 1911-1914 and undated

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Folder 6 General Correspondence, A-W

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Folder 7 Journal of a Trip to Brazil, 1885

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Folder 8 Notes, Manuscripts, Photographs

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Folders 9-10 Field notes kept by Knab during field work in the United States and South America. Mostly concerns insect collection.

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