SIA RU007192, Turner, Lucien M (Lucien McShan), Lucien M. Turner Papers, circa 1882-1884

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Summary

Creator:
Turner, Lucien M (Lucien McShan)
Title:
Lucien M. Turner Papers, circa 1882-1884
Dates:
1882, 1882-1884
Notes:
Lucien M. Turner (1848-1909), a member of the Army Signal Corps, collected natural history and ethnological specimens for the United States National Museum. From 1874 to 1877, he was a meteorological observer for the Signal Service at St. Michael, Alaska. He also trained voluntary observers for the Service in the Aleutians from 1878 to 1881. In 1882, Turner was sent to Fort Chimo, Labrador, as an observer and remained there until he returned to Washington in 1884. At each of his duty stations, Turner made extensive collections and sent them to the Smithsonian
Summary:
These papers include notes and manuscripts by Turner and by others concerning the collections he made, and photographs of the natives of Labrador
Topics:
Anthropology, Natural history
Subjects:
Turner, Lucien M (Lucien McShan), Dall, William Healey 1845-1927, Edwards, William Henry, 1822-1909, Farlow, W. G (William Gilson) 1844-1919, Fernald, Charles Henry b. 1838, Marx, George, Smith, Sidney I (Sidney Irving) 1843-1926, United States Army Signal Corps, United States National Museum
Form/Genre:
Photographs, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU007192
Physical Description:
0.3 linear meter

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

Record Unit 7192

Turner, Lucien M, 1848-1909

Lucien M. Turner Papers, circa 1882-1884

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Turner, Lucien M, 1848-1909
Title: Lucien M. Turner Papers
Dates: circa 1882-1884
Quantity: 0.3 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7192
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

Lucien M. Turner (1848-1909), a member of the Army Signal Corps, collected natural history and ethnological specimens for the United States National Museum. From 1874 to 1877, he was a meteorological observer for the Signal Service at St. Michael, Alaska. He also trained voluntary observers for the Service in the Aleutians from 1878 to 1881. In 1882, Turner was sent to Fort Chimo, Labrador, as an observer and remained there until he returned to Washington in 1884. At each of his duty stations, Turner made extensive collections and sent them to the Smithsonian.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers include notes and manuscripts by Turner and by others concerning the collections he made, and photographs of the natives of Labrador.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7192, Turner, Lucien M, 1848-1909, Lucien M. Turner Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Drawings and Photographs re: Work in Labrador, 1882-1884

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Cover Sheet for "Descriptive Catalogue of Ethnological Collections Made by Lucien M. Turner in Ungava and Labrador, Hudson Bay Territory, June 24, 1882 to October 1884," 1889

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"Descriptive Catalogue of Ethnological Collections Made by Lucien M. Turner in Ungava and Labrador, Hudson Bay Territory, June 24, 1882 to October 1884," Part 1 on Innuit, by Lucien M. Turner, 1887 (3 folders)

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"Descriptive Catalogue of Ethnological Collections Made by Lucien M. Turner in Ungava and Labrador, Hudson Bay Territory, June 24, 1882 to October 1884," Part 2 on Indian specimens, by Lucien M. Turner, 1887 (3 folders)

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Box 2

Contributions to the Natural History of Labrador and Ungava, Hudson Bay Territory, by Lucien M. Turner, 1886

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Notes on the Mammals Ascertained to Occur in the Labrador, Ungava, East Main, Moose and Gulf Region, by Lucien M. Turner, undated (2 folders)

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Manuscripts on the Turner natural history collections from Labrador including works on algae, by William Gilson Farlow; botany, by Turner; arachnids, by Turner and George Marx; moths, by Charles Henry Fernald; Lepidoptera, by William Henry Edwards; mollusks, by William H. Dall; crustacea, by Turner and Sidney Irving Smith; and fishes, apparently by Turner, undated (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

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