SIA RU007264, United States National Museum, Collected Notebooks, Manuscripts, Drawings, Photographs, and Correspondence on Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontology, circa 1850-1940 and undated

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Summary

Creator:
United States National Museum
Title:
Collected Notebooks, Manuscripts, Drawings, Photographs, and Correspondence on Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontology, circa 1850-1940 and undated
Dates:
1850, 1850-1940, circa 1850-1940 and undated
Notes:
For an administrative history of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, see record unit 156
Summary:
This collection consists of original drawings of fossil specimens and artists' interpretations of extinct animals; photographs of specimens, sites, exhibitions and museums; correspondence; notes written by James W. Gidley on primates; and drawings of birds and reptiles found during the Northern Pacific Railroad Route Expedition
Topic:
Paleontology
Subjects:
Gidley, James William 1866-1931, United States National Museum, Northern Pacific Railroad Route Expedition
Form/Genre:
Photographs, Collection descriptions, Scientific illustrations, Field notes
Local Number:
SIA RU007264
Physical Description:
1.7 linear meters

Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7264

United States National Museum

Collected Notebooks, Manuscripts, Drawings, Photographs, and Correspondence on Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontology, circa 1850-1940 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum
Title: Collected Notebooks, Manuscripts, Drawings, Photographs, and Correspondence on Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontology
Dates: circa 1850-1940 and undated
Quantity: 1.7 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7264
Language of Materials: English

Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists of field notes, manuscripts, photographs, and related material of the Divisions of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontology. Additional material can be found in the manuscript collections of former curators at the United States National Museum and geologists associated with the United States Geological Survey. The records of the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology (Record Units 156 and 248) should also be consulted.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7264, United States National Museum, Collected Notebooks, Manuscripts, Drawings, Photographs, and Correspondence on Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontology

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Container List

Series 1

FIELD NOTES, 1886-1908, 1939, AND UNDATED.

This series consists of field notebooks and notes of several geologists, most of whom were working for the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Notebooks kept by Victor H. Barnett, Carpel Leventhal Breger, Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland, Gilbert D. Harris, Leopold Reinecke, Ira Sayles, and Gilbert Van Ingen resulted from field work in association with Henry Shaler Williams' study of New York and Maine fossils for the USGS (see Record Unit 7238). Also included are specimen lists.

Box 1

Folder 1 Victor H. Barnett

Box 1 of 10
Field notebook #2, 1904-1905. Notes from the Harford-Owego quadrangle.

Folder 2 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 1 of 10
Watkins Glen quadrangle field notebook, 1903.

Folder 3 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 1 of 10
Eastport quadrangle notebook #1, 1907.

Folder 4 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 1 of 10
Eastport quadrangle notebook #2, 1907.

Folder 5 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 1 of 10
Eastport quadrangle notebook #3, 1907.

Folder 6 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 1 of 10
Eastport quadrangle notebook #4, 1907.

Folder 7 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 1 of 10
Eastport quadrangle notebook #5, 1908.

Folder 8 Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland

Box 1 of 10
Preliminary faunal lists from Chautauqua County, New York, undated.

Folder 9 Earl Douglass

Box 1 of 10
List of vertebrate fossils from Bozeman Lake Beds south of Logan, Montana, 1894.

Folder 10 Gilbert D. Harris

Box 1 of 10
Field notebook, Chautauqua County, New York, 1886.

Box 2

Folder 1 Gilbert D. Harris

Box 2 of 10
Faunal lists of Devonian fossils, 1887.

Folder 2 Edward M. Kindle

Box 2 of 10
Notes on the Rocky Mountains, 1907.

Folder 3 S. Ward Loper

Box 2 of 10
Notes from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, 1900. Record of work done for Charles D. Walcott on the Cambrian formations of Cape Breton.

Folder 4 S. Ward Loper

Box 2 of 10
Field notebook, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, 1901.

Folder 5 Othniel Charles Marsh

Box 2 of 10
New Haven lists, undated.

Folder 6 Leopold Reinecke

Box 2 of 10
Field notebook, 1904. Includes notes from New York quadrangles.

Folder 7 William Walden Rubey

Box 2 of 10
Notes on collections from Hardin (Brussel) quadrangles, Illinois, undated.

Folder 8 Ira Sayles

Box 2 of 10
Field notebook, 1888. Notes from New York.

Box 3

Folder 1 Gilbert Van Ingen

Box 3 of 10
Field notes from Maine and New York, 1889.

Folder 2 Miscellany

Box 3 of 10
List of specimens loaned by the New York State Museum for study, 1908.

Folder 3 Miscellany

Box 3 of 10
Unidentified list of fossils, undated.

Series 2

MANUSCRIPTS, 1903-1911, 1923, AND UNDATED.

This series consists of manuscripts of geologists affiliated with the United States Geological Survey or the United States National Museum as well as several unidentified geologists.

Box 3

Folder 4 Edson Sunderland Bastin

Box 3 of 10
Eastport Folio - Introduction.

Folder 5 Edson Sunderland Bastin

Box 3 of 10
Hurley Volcanic Complex, 1911.

Folder 6 Edson Sunderland Bastin

Box 3 of 10
Eastport Formation.

Folder 7 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 3 of 10
Ithaca Sections and Faunas - Perry Formation, 1906.

Folder 8 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 3 of 10
Ithaca Sections and Faunas - "Interval Between the Mascarene and Perry" and "Post-Perry Interval," 1906.

Folder 9 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 3 of 10
Ithaca Sections and Faunas - Edmunds Formation, 1906.

Folder 10 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 3 of 10
Ithaca Sections and Faunas - Denbow Formation, 1906.

Folder 11 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 3 of 10
Ithaca Sections and Faunas - Pembroke Formation, 1906.

Folder 12 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 3 of 10
Ithaca Sections and Faunas - Eastport Formation, 1906.

Folder 13 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 3 of 10
Ithaca Sections and Faunas - Hurley Formation, 1906. Includes letter from Edson Sunderland Bastin to C. W. Hayes, 1910.

Folder 14 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 3 of 10
Ithaca Sections and Faunas - Hurley Fauna: Description of Species, 1906.

Folder 15 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 3 of 10
Ithaca Sections and Faunas - Miscellany, 1906.

Folder 16 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 3 of 10
Ithaca Sections and Faunas - Preliminary Notes on a New Phase of the Silurian System in Eastern America, 1909. Includes letter from Breger to director, U. S. Geological Survey, 1909.

Folder 17 Charles W. Gilmore

Box 3 of 10
"Fossil Footprints from the Oligocene of Texas," undated.

Folder 18 Charles W. Gilmore.

Box 3 of 10
"The Mounted Skeletons of Camptosaurus in the U.S. National Museum," undated.

Folder 19 Ira Sayles

Box 3 of 10
"A Report on a Geologic Section from the Oriskany Sandstone to the Carboniferous Rocks," undated. Includes an undated letter to Charles D. Walcott.

Folder 20 Edward Oscar Ulrich

Box 3 of 10
"Determination and Correlation of Geologic Formations in Northern Arkansas, " circa 1903.

Folder 21 Edward Oscar Ulrich

Box 3 of 10
Manuscript and plates of Basilicus, undated.

Folder 22 Edward Oscar Ulrich

Box 3 of 10
Notes on Wisconsin fossils, circa 1923. Includes photograph of Ulrich and his wife Albertine.

Box 4

Folder 1 Gilbert Van Ingen

Box 4 of 10
"Notes on Stratigraphy," undated.

Folder 2 Unidentified Author

Box 4 of 10
Notes on new and little known Ozarkian and late Cambrian fossils, undated.

Folder 3 Unidentified Author

Box 4 of 10
Notes on genus Elkin Walcott, undated.

Folder 4 Unidentified Author

Box 4 of 10
"The Lower Paleozoic Rocks of Britain," undated.

Folder 5 Unidentified Author

Box 4 of 10
"A Fossil Lizard," undated.

Folder 6 Unidentified Author

Box 4 of 10
"A Rare Fossil Find," undated.

Folder 7 Unidentified Author

Box 4 of 10
Notes on genus Manitonella, undated.

Folder 8 Unidentified Author

Box 4 of 10
Notes on genus Chushina, undated.

Folder 9 Unidentified Author

Box 4 of 10
Notes on genus Keytella, undated.

Folder 10 Unidentified Author

Box 4 of 10
Untitled manuscript, undated.

Series 3

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1937, AND UNDATED.

Box 4

Folder 11 Photographs of a field trip to southeast Missouri and Arkansas by Edward Oscar Ulrich, Hugh Dinsmore Miser, Edwin Thor McKnight, and Rector Duvall Mesler, 1937. Above individuals included in photographs.

Box 4 of 10

Folder 12 Photographs by David B. Reger, West Virginia, undated. Includes photographs of Reger, Paul H. Price, and geologic features of several West Virginia counties.

Box 4 of 10

Series 4

RELATED MATERIAL, 1865, 1883-1887, 1890-1891, 1898-1899, 1911, AND UNDATED.

Box 4

Folder 13 Othniel Charles Marsh

Box 4 of 10
Collection Labels, 1883-1886, 1890-1891.

Folder 14 Othniel Charles Marsh

Box 4 of 10
Collection Data, 1898-1899.

Box 5

Folder 1 Othniel Charles Marsh

Box 5 of 10
Collection Data, 1898-1899

Folder 2 Othniel Charles Marsh

Box 5 of 10
Collection Data, undated.

Folders 3-4 Collection Data, undated.

Box 5 of 10

Folder 5 Gilbert D. Harris, Reports, 1887

Box 5 of 10
Includes list of collections made by Harris; letters to Henry Shaler Williams and Faculty of Cornell University's Geology Department; and illustrations of geologic features.

Folder 6 Carpel Leventhal Breger

Box 5 of 10
Notes on literature prior to 1911; Literature covers Eastport fauna.

Folder 7 Extract from a letter of M. Lund on the fossil Mammifera discovered by him in Brazil, 1838. Copied by Orestes Hawley St. John, 1865.

Box 5 of 10

Folder 8 Copy of "Fossils discovered by J. C. Norwood and Henry Pratten of the Illinois Survey in the Journals of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia in the 3d. vol. second Series," undated.

Box 5 of 10

Series 5

PHOTOGRAPHS, DRAWINGS AND RELATED MATERIALS.

Box 6

Miscellaneous drawings of jaws, skulls, and teeth (Marsh) including: elotherium, heptacodon, rhinoceros, tapir, miohippus, platygonus, coryphodon, and hippopotamus

Box 6 of 10

Drawings: Brontotheridae (printed), Plates I to XXX [legend on sheet]

Brontotherium, woodcuts

Box 6 of 10

Brontotherium skull and lower jaw, side (oblique)

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull and lower jaw side

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull, bottom 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull and lower jaw, front 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull and lower jaw, back 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae lower jaw side and top 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae teeth top and side 1/2

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull side and top

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae lower jaw 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull 2 [female?] 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull K 1/4, prontops ralidus

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull bottom, menops varians

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull side

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull side and lower jaw 1/4, titanops elatus

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae titanops medius

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae diconodon montanus [female?]

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae skull bottom view

Box 6 of 10

Prontops 1/2

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae atlas 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae axis 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Brontotherium cervical

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae Vert. 9 dorsal 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae 17th vert 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae [illegible] lumbar vertebra

Box 6 of 10

Scapula prontops robustus

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae humerus 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae radius 1/4

Box 6 of 10

Prontops robustus ulna

Box 6 of 10

Brontotheridae scaphoid 1/2

Box 6 of 10

Box 7

Drawings: Brontotheridae (printed), Plates XXXI to LIX

Brontotheridae lunar and trapezoid 1/2, brontotherium gigas

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae pyramidal and pisiform 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae trapezoid and magnum 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae unciform 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae metacarpal II 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae metacarpal III 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae metacarpal IV 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae metacarpal V 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae [illegible] brontops robustus

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae phalanges sesamoids 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae rib 1/4

Box 7 of 10

Ribs brontops robustus

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae pelvis front 1/4

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae pelvis top and bottom 1/4

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae pelvis top and back brontotherium gigas

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae brontops robustus caudal pertetrae

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae femur 1/4

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae tibia 1/4

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae patella and fibula 1/4

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae astragalus 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae calcaneum 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae navicular and cuboid 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae cuneiforms 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae metatarsal II 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Metatarsal III 1/2 brontotherium gigas

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae metatarsal IV 1/2

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae metatarsal IV

Box 7 of 10

Phalanges prontotherium gigas

Box 7 of 10

Brontotheridae feet front and [illegible]

Box 7 of 10

Box 8

Photographs of old specimens

Box 8 of 10

Photographs of old specimens

Box 8 of 10

Photographs, hainosaurus dollo

Box 8 of 10

Photographs, cervalces americanus

Box 8 of 10

Photographs, mammoth

Box 8 of 10

Photographs, fish and turtles

Box 8 of 10

Photographs, specimens in Copenhagen Museum

Box 8 of 10

Photographs, museums

Box 8 of 10

Sketches, drawings, models of natural history specimens (15 folders)

Box 8 of 10

Box 9

Miscellaneous photographs, Dr. C. L. Gazin

Box 9 of 10

Bird photographs

Box 9 of 10

Neanderthal sketch

Box 9 of 10

Miscellaneous correspondence

Box 9 of 10

Notes on primates, J. W. Gidley

Box 9 of 10

Pictures for popular articles

Box 9 of 10

Old field photographs

Box 9 of 10

General Report on North American Mammals, plates

Box 9 of 10

U.S.P.R.R. Ex. & Surveys [U.S. Pacific Railroad Expedition?], mammals, plate 1

Box 9 of 10

U.S.P.R.R. Ex. & Surveys [U.S. Pacific Railroad Expedition?], California, reptiles, plates II-XXIII

Box 9 of 10

U.S.P.R.R. Ex. & Surveys [U.S. Pacific Railroad Expedition?], 35th parallel, birds, plates XX-XXI

Box 9 of 10

U.S.P.R.R. Ex. & Surveys [U.S. Pacific Railroad Expedition?], United States & Mexican Boundary, fishes, plate XXXV

Box 9 of 10

U.S.P.R.R. Ex. & Surveys [U.S. Pacific Railroad Expedition?], United States & Mexican Boundary, fishes, plates LXXVII-LXXVIX [sic]

Box 9 of 10

U.S.P.R.R. Ex. & Surveys [U.S. Pacific Railroad Expedition?], United States & Mexican Boundary, fishes, plates LXXX-LXXXIV

Box 9 of 10

U.S.P.R.R. Ex. & Surveys [U.S. Pacific Railroad Expedition?], United States & Mexican Boundary, fishes, plates LXXXVI-LXXXIX

Box 9 of 10

U.S.P.R.R. Ex. & Surveys [U.S. Pacific Railroad Expedition?], United States & Mexican Boundary, fishes, plate XC-XCIX

Box 9 of 10

U.S.P.R.R. Ex. & Surveys [U.S. Pacific Railroad Expedition?], United States & Mexican Boundary, fishes, plates C-CX

Box 9 of 10

U.S.P.R.R. Ex. & Surveys [U.S. Pacific Railroad Expedition?], United States & Mexican Boundary, fishes, plates CXI-CXVII

Box 9 of 10

U.S.P.R.R. Ex. & Surveys [U.S. Pacific Railroad Expedition?], United States & Mexican Boundary, fishes, odd plates

Box 9 of 10

Box 10

Copy Negatives

Box 10 of 10
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Folder 1

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Brontosaurus Excelsus
Stegasauria

Folder 2 Photographs (from Box 9)

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Folder 3

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Hesperornis Regalis (2 plates)
Symborodon Bucco Cope
Brontops Robustus
Ungulatus

Folder 4

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Stegasaurus, 1838
Duplex

Folders 5-6 [Includes folders 5, 5A and 6] Photographs, Drawings, and Plates. Most of the items are unidentified, but include photographs by R. J. Waters, O. C. Marsh drawings of Coryphodon and Triceratops, and photographs by C. le R. Hudelson.

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