SIA RU007275, Safford, William Edwin 1859-1926, William Edwin Safford Papers, 1894-1925

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Summary

Creator:
Safford, William Edwin 1859-1926
Title:
William Edwin Safford Papers, 1894-1925
Dates:
1894, 1894-1925
Notes:
William Edwin Safford (1859-1926), botanist, was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. Safford graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1880, and served in the United States Navy from 1880 to 1890. He undertook postgraduate work at Yale University, 1883-1885, Harvard University, 1885, and finally received his Ph.D. from George Washington University in 1920. While serving in the Spanish-American War, Safford collected specimens for the Division of Ethnology, United States National Museum
In 1902, Safford accepted the position of assistant botanist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and became an economic botanist for the Bureau of Plant Industry, USDA, in 1915
Summary:
These papers consist of correspondence regarding Jean Nicolas Nicollet's expedition to Minnesota in 1836, a note concerning the identification of lakes on Nicollet's map, an account of Nicollet's expeditions of 1836, 1838-1839, and of plants collected during 1839; correspondence concerning information on plants in Mexico, the Philippine Islands, and Palestine; and a manuscript translating Jean Louis Berlandier's account of botanizing at Tamaulipas, Mexico
Topics:
Botany, Spanish-American War, 1898
Subjects:
Safford, William Edwin 1859-1926, Berlandier, Jean Louis d. 1851, Nicollet, J. N (Joseph Nicolas) 1786-1843, United States Naval Academy, United States Navy, Yale University, Harvard University, George Washington University, United States National Museum Division of Ethnology, United States Dept. of Agriculture, United States Bureau of Plant Industry
Form/Genre:
Mixed archival materials, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU007275
Physical Description:
0.1 linear meter

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Record Unit 7275

Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926

William Edwin Safford Papers, 1894-1925

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926
Title: William Edwin Safford Papers
Dates: 1894-1925
Quantity: 0.1 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7275
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

William Edwin Safford (1859-1926), botanist, was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. Safford graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1880, and served in the United States Navy from 1880 to 1890. He undertook postgraduate work at Yale University, 1883-1885, Harvard University, 1885, and finally received his Ph.D. from George Washington University in 1920. While serving in the Spanish-American War, Safford collected specimens for the Division of Ethnology, United States National Museum. In 1902, Safford accepted the position of assistant botanist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and became an economic botanist for the Bureau of Plant Industry, USDA, in 1915.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of correspondence regarding Jean Nicolas Nicollet's expedition to Minnesota in 1836, a note concerning the identification of lakes on Nicollet's map, an account of Nicollet's expeditions of 1836, 1838-1839, and of plants collected during 1839; correspondence concerning information on plants in Mexico, the Philippine Islands, and Palestine; and a manuscript translating Jean Louis Berlandier's account of botanizing at Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7275, Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926, William Edwin Safford Papers

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