SIA RU007293, Mann Family, William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers, circa 1885-1981

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Summary

Creator:
Mann Family
Title:
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers, circa 1885-1981
Dates:
1885, 1885-1981, circa 1885-1981
Notes:
William M. Mann (1886-1960), entomologist and zoologist, was born in Helena, Montana. Mann received his B.A. degree from Stanford University in 1911 and his Sc.D. degree from Harvard University in 1915. Mann made several entomological collecting trips: as a member of the Stanford Expedition to Brazil (1911); to Haiti (1912); to Cuba and Mexico (1913); as a member of the Philip Expedition to the Middle East (1914); and as a Sheldon Traveling Fellow in Fiji and the Solomon Islands (1915-1916). Mann was an entomologist for the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1916-1925; and served as an assistant director of the Mulford Biological Expedition to the Amazon Basin, 1921-1922
Mann was appointed Superintendent of the National Zoological Park (NZP) in 1925, and served as Superintendent and Director of the Park until his retirement in 1956. Mann's major accomplishments at NZP included the Park's building program and his expeditions to collect live animals in order to increase the NZP population, notably: the Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa (1926); to British Guiana (1931); the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the East Indies (1937); to Brazil and Argentina (1939); and the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (1940). During World War II Mann served briefly as a Technical Observer for the Quartermaster Corps, United States Army, in the Pacific
Lucile Quarry Mann (1897-1986) was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1918. Lucile Quarry worked briefly for Military Intelligence; as an assistant editor for the Bureau of Entomology, USDA, in Washington, D.C.; and as an editor for The Woman's Home Companion in New York City. In 1926 Lucile Quarry married William Mann. As a zookeeper's wife, she traveled with her husband on his trips abroad, and helped raise many of the animals born at NZP in the Manns' apartment. From 1951 to 1971 Lucile Mann worked in the administrative offices of the NZP, and edited Tiger Talk and Spots and Stripes. A taped interview with Lucile Mann was made in 1977 as part of the Archives' Oral History Project. The tapes and transcript can be found in Record Unit 9513
Summary:
These papers document William Mann's early entomological collecting trips, as well as the Manns' experiences at the NZP, and on their travels abroad. Included are correspondence, photographs, motion picture film on Liberia (1940), typewritten manuscripts, printed materials, field notes and diaries, newspaper and journal articles, transcripts of radio talks and lectures, and William Mann's entomological monographs
Also included in this collection is a report to the Quartermaster Corps when William Mann was Technical Observer; William Mann's collection of photographs of individuals, mostly entomologists; group photographs of the Manns with personal acquaintances; a scrapbook of newspaper articles on William Mann's autobiography, Ant Hill Odyssey (1948); and a photograph of Smithsonian officials and staff with President Calvin Coolidge, 1928
Restrictions:
Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff
Topics:
Entomology, Zoology, Zoos
Subjects:
Mann, Lucile Quarry 1897-1986, Mann, William M. 1886-1960, Coolidge, Calvin 1872-1933, Woman's Home Companion, United States Army Quartermaster Corps, Stanford University, Harvard University, United States Bureau of Entomology, National Zoological Park (U.S.), University of Michigan, Mulford Biological Expedition to the Amazon Basin (1921-1922), Philip Expedition to the Middle East (1914), Stanford Expedition to Cuba and Mexico (1913), Stanford Expedition to Haiti (1912), Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa (1926), Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (1940), National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies (1937), Stanford Expedition to Brazil (1911)
Form/Genre:
Motion pictures (visual works), Collection descriptions, Photographs
Local Number:
SIA RU007293
Physical Description:
3.8 linear meters

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

Record Unit 7293

William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers, circa 1885-1981

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator:
Title: William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers
Dates: circa 1885-1981
Quantity: 3.8 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7293
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

William M. Mann (1886-1960) was born in Helena, Montana. He attended Lyon School for Boys, Spokane, Washington, 1900-1902, and Staunton Military Academy, Virginia, 1902-1905. During a brief furlough from the academy in 1903, Mann worked as an animal cage cleaner at the National Zoological Park (NZP). After graduating from the academy in 1905, Mann worked as a rancher in Texas and New Mexico where he also collected entomological specimens.

Mann attended Washington State College, Pullman, 1907-1909, and Stanford University, 1909-1911, where he received his B.A. Mann continued his entomological studies under William Morton Wheeler at Bussey Institution, Harvard University, where he received his Sc. D. degree in Entomology in 1915.

Between 1911 and 1916, Mann made several entomological collecting trips abroad: as a member of the Stanford Expedition to Brazil, 1911; to Haiti, 1912; to Cuba and the State of Hildago, Mexico, 1913; as a member of the Philip Expedition to the Middle East, 1914; and as a Sheldon Traveling Fellow to Fiji and the Solomon Islands, 1915-1916. He also studied briefly in Switzerland, 1914.

Mann served as an entomologist for the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1916-1925. During this period, Mann made entomological collecting trips to Spain, Columbia, Central America, Mexico, and Cuba, and as assistant director of the Mulford Expedition to the Amazon River Basin, 1921-1922. He also did entomological studies in Holland and Italy.

In 1925, Mann was appointed the fifth Superintendent of the NZP. In 1926, the title of Superintendent was changed to Director. Mann held that title until his retirement in 1956. Mann's major achievements during his tenure as head administrator of the NZP included the Park's building program, 1927-1940, and his various expeditions to collect live animals in order to increase the NZP population.

In 1944, Mann was appointed Technical Observer by the Quartermaster Corps, United States Army, to report on the living conditions in the United States military bases in Fiji and the Solomon Islands. After his retirement in 1956, Mann was director emeritus of the NZP, and was made honorary research associate of the Smithsonian Institution.

Mann was also an honorary curator of Entomology at the United States National Museum during almost his entire career, and donated his entomological collection to the USNM.

Lucile Quarry Mann (1897-1986) was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan in 1918. She worked for Military Intelligence in Washington, D.C., during the last remaining months of World War I. She served as assistant editor at the Bureau of Entomology, USDA, 1918-1922, and as editor for The Women's Home Companion in New York City, 1922-1926.

In 1926, Lucile Quarry married William Mann, shortly after Mann's return from an animal collecting expedition to East Africa. As a wife of a zookeeper, Lucile Mann traveled with her husband to Europe and on live-animal collecting expeditions. She also acted as a foster parent to many of the orphaned infant NZP-born animals at the Manns' apartment.

Lucile Mann worked in the NZP administrative offices from 1951 until her retirement in 1967, but she continued to work there part-time until 1971. She also was editor of Tiger Talk, the NZP newsletter, and Spots and Stripes, the Friends of the National Zoo newsletter.

A taped interview with Lucile Mann was made in 1977 as part of the Archives' Oral History Project. The tapes and transcripts can be found in RU 9513.

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Chronology

  • 1886
  • William M. Mann born, Helena, Montana.
  • 1897
  • Lucile Quarry born, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • 1900-1902
  • William M. Mann attended Lyon School for Boys, Pullman, Washington.
  • 1902-1905
  • William M. Mann attended Virginia Military Academy, Staunton, Virginia.
  • 1903
  • William M. Mann worked at NZP as an animal cage cleaner under animal keeper, William H. Blackburne.
  • 1905
  • William M. Mann worked as a rancher in Texas and New Mexico.
  • 1907-1909
  • William M. Mann attended Washington State College, Pullman.
  • 1909-1911
  • William M. Mann attended Stanford University. Received B.A., 1911.
  • 1910
  • William M. Mann did entomological collecting along the Arizona-Mexican boundary.
  • 1911
  • William M. Mann was a member of the Stanford Expedition to Brazil
  • 1911-1915
  • William M. Mann attended Bussey Institution, Harvard University. Received Sc.D. in Entomology in 1915.
  • 1912
  • William M. Mann went on an entomological collecting trip to Haiti.
  • 1913
  • William M. Mann went on a entomological collecting trip to Cuba, and Hildago, Mexico.
  • 1914
  • William M. Mann was a member of the Philip Expedition to the Middle East.
  • 1915-1916
  • William M. Mann, as a Sheldon Traveling Scholar, went on a entomological collecting trip to Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
  • 1916-1925
  • William M. Mann served as an entomologist for USDA, and as an entomological explorer, traveled to Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, France, and Italy, and studied in Italy and Holland.
  • 1918
  • Lucile Quarry received B. A. in English from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and worked until November for Military Intelligence in Washington, D. C.
  • 1918-1922
  • Lucile Quarry was an assistant editor for USDA's Bureau of Entomology.
  • 1921-1922
  • William M. Mann was assistant director of the Mulford Expedition to the Amazon River Basin.
  • 1922-1926
  • Lucile Quarry was an editor for The Woman's Home Companion in New York City.
  • 1925
  • William M. Mann appointed Superintendent of NZP.
  • 1926
  • Job title changed to Director of NZP
  • 1926
  • William M. Mann went to Tanganyika as a member of the Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa, to collect animals for the NZP.
  • 1926
  • William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry married.
  • 1928
  • The Manns visited European zoos. (Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, and the Netherlands)
  • 1931
  • The Manns went to British Guiana to collect live animals for the NZP.
  • 1937
  • The Manns went on an around-the-world trip by sea as members of National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies to collect live animals for the NZP in Sumatra.
  • 1938
  • The Manns visited European zoos. (Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Danzig, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Scotland, and Ireland)
  • 1939
  • The Manns visited Brazil and Argentina, to collect live animals for the NZP.
  • 1940
  • The Manns visited Liberia as members of the Firestone-Smithsonian Expedition to Liberia to collect live animals for the NZP.
  • 1944
  • William M. Mann served as Technical Observer for the Quartermaster Corps, U. S. Army in Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
  • 1948
  • The Manns visited European zoos. (Great Britain, France, West Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands)
  • 1951
  • Lucile Q. Mann began work at the NZP.
  • 1956
  • William M. Mann retired from NZP.
  • October 10, 1960
  • Death of William M. Mann (age 74 years)
  • 1967
  • Lucile Q. Mann retired from NZP.
  • 1967-1971
  • Worked part-time at NZP.
  • 1977
  • Oral history interview for SIA. (See RU 9513)
  • November 26, 1986
  • Death of Lucile Q. Mann (age 89 years)

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Introduction

Materials in this record unit were donated to the Archives by Lucile Quarry Mann and the National Zoological Park between 1977 and 1988. During 1980 and 1981, Lucile Mann narrated the 16mm motion picture on audiotape with scripts by Pamela M. Henson, Oral Historian. In 1985, the motion picture was transferred to a 3/4" videotape and the taped narration was synchronized with the image.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of correspondence from professional colleagues and government officials concerning entomology and live zoological collections as well as correspondence from personal acquaintances concerning zoo visits, lectures, published works, social events, and the occasions of the Manns' retirement (and including photographs). Also included are William M. Mann's correspondence to his mother in which he described his school activities and field trips abroad, and to Lucile Mann during his travels on the Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa, 1926, and as Technical Observer for the Quartermaster Corps during World War II.

These papers also document the Manns' trips abroad: the Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa (Tanganyika) in 1926, British Guiana in 1931, the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies in 1937, to Brazil and Argentina in 1939, the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia in 1940, visits to European zoos in 1929, 1938, and 1948, Lucile Q. Mann's trips, 1962-1974, and William M. Mann's entomological trips, 1912-1922. Documentation includes correspondence, diaries, field notes, photographs, souvenirs, lists of animals brought back by the 1937 expedition, and newspaper and journal articles, in particular, articles by William H. Shippen of Washington, D.C.'s Evening Star during the 1939 voyage to South America.

In addition, there are manuscripts and printed materials covering the Manns' trips and NZP experiences, including outlines for lectures and radio talks; drafts and outlines for biographies of William H. Blackburne and William M. Mann; book reviews by William M. Mann; materials on the Mulford Biological Expedition to the Amazon River Basin; William M. Mann's entomological monographs; a report to the Quartermaster Corps. and a scrapbook of newspaper articles on William M. Mann's autobiography, Ant Hill Odyssey (1948).

Photographs include William M. Mann's collection of portrait photographs of individuals, mostly naturalists; photographs taken during the Manns' trips abroad; group photographs of the Manns with acquaintances; photographs of animals and insects; and a photograph of Smithsonian officials and staff with President Calvin Coolidge, 1927. Audiovisual materials include motion pictures of scenes filmed in Liberia, 1940, audiotapes containing a narration by Lucile Mann for the Liberian film, 1981, and videocassettes taped from the motion picture and audiotapes, 1985.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7293, , William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann Papers

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Container List

Series 1

General Correspondence. Arranged Alphabetically by Correspondents, 1897-1972.

Box 1

Folders 1-10 A - G

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Folder 11 Haa - Has

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Folder 12 Haweis, Stephen, 1927-1957. Was a friend of the Manns. Correspondence concerned his art works, writings, animal collecting, and his life in the British West Indies.

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Box 2

Folders 1-6 Hay - Mag

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Folder 7 Mann, Anna, 1902-1918. William M. Mann's letters to his mother in which he described his activities and events.

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Folder 8 Mann, Easten - Mann, John

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Folder 9 Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1932-1938; 1944. William M. Mann's letters to his wife while on business trips, and as Technical Observer in the Pacific during WWII.

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Folders 10-12 Mans - O

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Box 3

Folders 1-9 P - Wa

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Folder 10 War, United States Department of, 1941-1947

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Folder 11 Was - Wheeler, Ralph

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Folder 12 Wheeler, William Morton, 1914-1935. William M. Mann's mentor at Bussey Institution, Harvard University. Correspondence mostly concerned entomological collections.

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Folder 13 Weldon - Woods

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Folder 14 Woollcott, Alexander, 1933-1942. Critic and comedian, and a friend of the Manns. Correspondence mostly concerned arrangements for social arrangements.

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Folder 15 Wor - Z

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Folder 16 Unidentified correspondence

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Series 2

General Correspondence. Arranged by Subject, 1912-1972.

Box 4

Folder 1 American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1938-1947. Of special interest: ASIH appointed Mann as a member of the Committee on Postal and Express Regulations concerning shipments of live, harmless reptiles and amphibians (1938).

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Folder 2 Animal exchange, 1938. Mann's letter to the director of Cairo (Egypt) Zoological Garden suggesting an exchange of Egyptian animals for North American or South American animals.

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Folder 3 Ant Hill Odyssey, 1948-1961. Comments from readers.

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Folders 4-5 Ants, 1912-1967. Letters concerning identification and exchange of ants, and on ants in general.

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Folder 6 The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1945-1958. Royalties from the sale of Mann's autobiography.

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Folder 7 Christmas greetings, 1947, 1961, and undated.

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Folder 8 Condolences to Lucile Mann, following the death of William M. Mann, 1960-1961.

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Folder 9 Coronet article on Dr. Mann, 1946-1947. Comments from readers.

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Folder 10 Cosmos Club, 1927-1957. Letters of nomination to club membership.

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Folder 11 "Dr. Mann's Exotic Meals," This Week, 1954. Comments from readers.

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Folder 12 European Trip, 1948. Miscellaneous subjects relating to Mann's trip to Europe.

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Folder 13 Explorers Club, 1927-1960. Letters of nomination to club membership.

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Folder 14 Gorilla fiasco, 1952. NZP's efforts to obtain two young gorillas from the Congo (Brazzaville).

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Folder 15 Harvard Visiting Committee, 1952-1955. Mann served as a member of Harvard Visiting Committee. Of special interest: an outline describing the function of the committee; and an annual report from the director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1952-1953.

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Folder 16 Inauguration, 1949. (Invitations to President Harry S. Truman's inauguration)

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Folder 17 International Union of Directors of Zoological Gardens, 1948-1962. Letters of nomination for organization membership and newsletters.

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Box 5

Folders 1-2 Lectures, 1930-1956. Invitations to give lectures on reptiles, NZP, and travel experiences to various organizations.

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Folder 3 Library sale, 1956-1965. Sale of Mann's library.

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Folder 4 "Man's Closest Counterparts." Comments from readers.

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Folders 5-6 National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution East Indies Expedition, 1933-1937. Miscellaneous subjects relating to preparations for the expedition

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Folder 7 Obituaries, 1960-1962. Requests for photographs for announcements of the death of William M. Mann.

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Folder 8 References, 1949-1960. Responses to reference requests.

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Folder 9-10 Retirement, 1956. Letters to William M. Mann on his retirement, including a bound volume of letters from members of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums.

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Box 6

Folder 1 Retirement, 1967. Letters to Lucile Q. Mann from well-wishers, and black and white photographs taken at her retirement party. Letters and photographs are preserved in a photo album.

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Folder 2 Saturday Evening Post article on William M. Mann, 1950. Comments from readers.

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Folder 3 Sentinel Press, 1943-1954. Publisher for Lucile Q. Mann's book, Tropical Fish.

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Folder 4 The Silverash, 1962-1966. Letters to Lucile Q. Mann from publishers, mostly rejecting her manuscript on the Smithsonian-National Geographic Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937.

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Folder 5 Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa, 1926. Miscellaneous subjects relating to the preparations for the expedition.

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Folder 6 Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940. Miscellaneous topics relating to preparations for the expedition.

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Folder 7 Spots and Stripes, 1964-1971. Comments from readers to Lucile Q. Mann.

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Folder 8 Washington Academy of Science, 1951-1952. Patrons for "Kon Tiki" (the movie) for the benefit of WAS.

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Folder 9 White House invitations, 1932-1935.

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Folder 10 "Wild Animals in My Life," National Geographic Society article, 1957. Comments from readers.

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Series 3

Diaries and Field Notes, 1905-1974.

This series consists of diaries written by William M. Mann during his last term at Staunton Military Academy, trips to Texas and New Mexico, and to Fiji and the Solomon Islands (and including field notes); diaries by Lucile Q. Mann documenting the Manns' animal-collecting expeditions; and Lucile Q. Mann 's travel notes in which she described her trips abroad during her retirement years.

Box 6

Folder 11 Diary, 1905. Entries include William M. Mann's final term at Staunton Military Academy and his trip to Texas and New Mexico.

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Folder 12 Diary, 1915-1916. William M. Mann's travels to the Fiji Islands (August 4, 1915-May 5, 1916)

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Folder 13 Diary, 1916. William M. Mann's travels to the British Solomon Islands and Santa Cruz (May 19-November 24, 1916)

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Box 7

Folder 1 Diary, 1937. Lucile Q. Mann's entries during the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies (January 12-September 27). Also includes a summary of animals brought back by the expedition.

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Folder 2 Diary, 1938. Lucile Q. Mann's entries during the Manns' trip to visit European zoos (North Cape Cruise, June 29-September 16)

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Folder 3 Diary, 1939. Lucile Q. Mann's entries during the Manns' trip to South America (April 6-June 26)

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Folder 4 Diary, 1940. Lucile Q. Mann's entries during the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia (February 15-August 8)

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Folder 5 Field notes by William M. Mann, Fiji Islands, 1915-1916.

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Folder 6 Field notes by William M. Mann, Fiji and British Solomon Islands, 1915-1916.

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Folder 7 Travel Notes: Mediterranean Cruise, 1962, Portugal, Morocco, Gibralter, Malta, Egypt, Jerusalem (Jordan), Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Italy, and Spain

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Folder 8 Travel Notes: Africa, 1964, Portugal, Senegal, Ghana, Congo, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia, Kenya, Tanganyika, and Italy

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Folder 9 Travel Notes: Nepal, 1966

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Folder 10 Travel Notes: Emerald Shillelagh Chowder and Marching Society trips, 1967-1970. Merida and Mazatlan (Mexico), Hawaii, Martinique; San Andres (Columbia), Barbados; St. Croix (Virgin Islands), Guatemala, and San Juan (Puerto Rico)

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Folder 11 Travel Notes: Southeast Asia and Japan, 1970. Pakistan, Nepal, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan). Also included is a report of visits to three Asian zoos.

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Folder 12 Travel Notes: East Africa and the Seychelles, 1971

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Folder 13 Travel Notes: Lazarote (Canary Islands), 1973

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Folder 14 Travel Notes: Europe, 1973. Great Britain, West Germany, Finland

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Folder 15 Travel Notes: Portugal, 1974

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Series 4

Manuscripts.

Box 8

Folder 1 "A Day in Iceland," 1938 (Lucile Q. Mann)

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Folder 2 "Ant Hill Odyssey." Galley proofs of maps and photographs used in the book. Book was written by William M. Mann, 1948.

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Folders 3-6 "Ark From Asia," 1938. Lucile Q. Mann's narration of the expedition to the Dutch East Indies 1937 and includes correspondence from publishers, mostly rejecting her manuscript. Of special interest: a letter signed by Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., who was vice president for Doubleday, Doran and Company.

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Folder 7 "Ask Uncle Sam's Zoo," undated (Lucile Q. Mann). Ancedotes on zoo life.

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Folder 8 "Because We Love Liberty," 1940(?) (Lucile Q. Mann)

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Folder 9 "Blackburne," undated. M. Mann's uncompleted draft for a biography of William M. Blackburne, NZP's zookeeper.

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Folder 10 "Dakar," 1940 (Lucile Q. Mann)

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Folder 11 "Expedition to Liberia," 1941 (Lucile Q. Mann and William M. Mann)

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Folder 12 "The Golden Book of Wild Animal Pets" (Author unidentified)

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Folder 13 "Hammock Cavern: Notes on the Liberian Hinterland, from the diary of the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition," undated (Lucile Q. Mann)

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Folder 14 "I Want to Be a Tiger," undated (Lucile Q. Mann)

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Folder 15 "Land of the Witch Doctor," circa 1941 (Lucile Q. Mann)

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Folder 16 "Malaita, Solomon Island," 1917 (William M. Mann)

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"A Polyglot Cannibal Land," undated (William M. Mann)

Folder 17 Mann in the Zoo, The House That Shines, Lucile Q. Mann's tentative biography of William M. Mann (includes some correspondence and biographical materials).

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Box 9

Drug Hunters: The Mulford Biological Exploration to the Amazon River Basin,1921-1922 (Lucile Q. Mann's unpublished history of this expedition.)

Folder 1 __________: Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc. 1975. Correspondence with publisher.

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Folder 2 __________: Outline for book.

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Folders 3-4 __________: "Drug Hunters: The Mulford Biological Exploration of the Amazon Basin," 1975. (Original-first draft)

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Folder 5 __________: F. F. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1973-1975. Correspondence with publisher.

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Folder 6 __________: Mulford Explorer: Walter Duval Brown

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Folder 7 __________: Mulford Explorer: Frederick Ludwig Hoffman

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Folder 8 __________: Mulford Explorer: G. S. McCarty

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Folder 9 __________: Mulford Explorer: Nathan Pearson

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Folder 10 __________: Mulford Explorer: Henry Hurd Rusby

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Folder 11 __________: Mulford Explorer: Orland Emile White

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Folders 12-14 __________: Mulford Explorer: "Journal of d F. White," 1948(?). Photocopied.

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Box 10

Folder 1 __________: General correspondence, and notes, 1972-1975

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Folder 2 __________: Correspondence with publishers, 1976-1986

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Folder 3 __________: "Official Diary of the Mulford Biological Exploration of the Amazon Basin," by H. H. Rusby, Director, (Mss.) undated.

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Folder 4 "Our Animal Friends," undated. (William M. Mann)

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Folder 5 "Post War Development in European Zoos," undated. (Lucile Q. Mann)

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Folders 6-7 "The Passengers Were Wild," 1964 (Lucile Q. Mann)

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Folder 8 Quartermaster Corp. reports, 1944 (William M. Mann)

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Folder 9 Recipes (exotic food)

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Folder 10 The Journal of Vincent Roth (extract copied by William M. Mann)

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Folders 11-13 "The Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940-1941" (Lucile Q. Mann)

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Folder 14 "The Zoo Looks at Ethiopia," undated. (Lucile Q. Mann)

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Folders 15 Untitled manuscript by Lucile Q. Mann (Subject: Liberia)

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Series 5

Personal Documents.

Box 11

Folder 1 The American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, 1960. Honorary fellowship honoring William M. Mann for his works in collecting live animals for the zoo.

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Folder 2 Biography, bibliography and travel. Outline of biography of William M. Mann for the Who Was Who in America, 1960; bibliography of Mann's writings; list of Mann's travel, 1910-1940; and a list of Mann's personal books.

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Folder 3 The Circus Model Builders and Owners Association, 1958, certificate

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Folder 4 Funeral Home, October 1960

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Visitor register

Folder 5 Haiti: visa, 1912

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Folder 6 NZP: miscellaneous

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Folder 7 Notification of Personnel Action: rating, etc., 1960s

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Folder 8 Office samples, 1960s

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Folder 9 Passport, 1917

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Folder 10 Shangra-La (now Camp David), 1949, 1950. Identification cards.

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Folder 11 Sheldon Fellowship, 1915 (Certificate)

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Folder 12 Staunton Military Academy, 1905. Grade report and graduation ceremony invitation.

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Folder 13 United States Department of Agriculture, 1908. Special Field Agent appointment certificate.

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Folder 14 War Department, 1945. Certificate honoring William M. Mann for his work as consultant to the Secretary of War in Tropical Medicine.

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Folder 15 Washington Board of Trade, 1956. Certificate of Award to William M. Mann for his contribution to the cultural life in the District of Columbia.

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Folder 16 Washington State College (Pullman): grade report, 1908

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Series 6

Lectures and Radio Talks. Arranged by Subject.

Box 12

Folder 1 British Guiana 1937. Outline of lecture about trip

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Folder 2 European trip (1938): "Catching Them in Europe," undated.

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Folder 3 Interview, NBC radio, June 22, 1935. William M. Mann with C. Marshall Finnan, Superintendent of the National Capital Parks.

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Folder 4 Interview, NBC radio, 1955. William M. Mann with Edgar Brown.

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Folder 5 Mulford Biological Expedition of the Amazon Basin (1921-1922).

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Folder 6 National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies (1937): notes for film presentation of trip, 1949.

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Folder 7 "Problems of Zoos in Wartime," circa 1940. Radio talk.

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Folder 8 "Raising wild animals in the Manns' apartment," radio talk by Lucile Q. Mann, WMAL, November 16, 1933.

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Folder 9 Reptiles: "A New Home for Reptiles," radio talk, CBS, December 19, 1930.

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Folder 10 Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa (1926): lectures, undated.

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Folder 11 Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa: "Experience of Dr. Mann in Africa," Mann's correspondence read on radio by Dr. Austin H. Clark, 1926.

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Folder 12 Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa: Native customs observed by William M. Mann, 1926.

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Folder 13 Tentative list of radio talks to be given from NZP through station WRC, 1925-1926.

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Folder 14 Untitled, concerning association between prehistoric man and animals(?)

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Series 7

Printed Articles Written By the Manns.

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Folder 15 Ant Hill Odyssey, 1948-1949. Newspaper and journal articles on Mann's book. See also Scrapbook, Box 24.

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Folder 16 "Around the World for Animals," By William M. and Lucile Q. Mann, National Geographic Society, June 1938.

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Folder 17 "A Song of Susan," by Lucile Q. Mann, Nature Magazine, January 1931.

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Folder 18 Book reviews by William M. Mann.

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Folder 19 "A Brief History of the Zoo," by William M. Mann. Reprint from The Scientific Monthly, November 1946.

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Folder 20 "Bringing Live Animal From The Argentine," by William M. Mann, 1939, Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1939.

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Folder 21 "Collecting live animals in British Guiana," by William M. Mann, 1932.

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Folder 22 "Collecting live animals in Liberia," by William M. Mann and Lucile Q. Mann, 1940.

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Folder 23 "Combining Business and Boxes," by Lucile Quarry, undated.

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Box 13

Entomological monographs by William M. Mann, 1911-1935 (reprints and index cards).

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Box 14

Folder 1 "Kangaroos," by William M. and Lucile Q. Mann, Nature Magazine, January 1939.

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Folder 2 "Man's Closet Counterparts," by William M. Mann, National Geographic Society, August 1940.

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Folder 3 "Monkey Folk," by William M. Mann, National Geographic Society, May 1938.

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Folder 4 "The National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Expedition to the East Indies," by William M. Mann, 1937.

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Folder 5 "National Zoological Park Expedition to Liberia," by William M. Mann, 1940.

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Folder 6 "Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to Africa to Collect Living Animals," by William M. Mann, 1927.

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Folder 7 "The Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia," by William M. and Lucile Q. Mann, 1940.

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Folder 8 "Some European Zoos," by William M. Mann and Lucile Q. Mann, 1938.

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Folder 9 "Stalking Ants, Savage and Civilized," by William M. Mann, National Geographic Society, August 1934.

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Folder 10 Tropical Fish, by Lucile Quarry Mann, 1934

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Folder 11 "A Visit to European Zoos," by William M. Mann, 1930.

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Folder 12 "Wild Animals in My Life," by William M. Mann, National Geographic Society, April 1957.

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Series 8

Printed Materials Collected by the Manns.

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Folder 13 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, 1967

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Folder 14 "Brief Review of Smithsonian War Activities," December 1, 1942.

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Folder 15 Contract, 1926. Service of two East Africans as animal attendants to care for animals with the Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition on its return to the U. S.

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Folder 16 "Don't Pity the Animals in the Zoo," by Max Eastman, Reader's Digest, March 1951, pp. 69-72. Included are copies of the articles in French and Italian and a letter from Reader's Digest.

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Folder 17 "European Zoos," by Charles J. V. Murphy, LIFE, December 6, 1948.

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Folder 18 Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, May 23, 1891. Article on the transfer of elephant to NZP from the Adam Forepaugh Show.

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Folder 19 "Friendship in the Zoo," by Marguerite Aimi, American Junior Red Cross NEWS, October 1949.

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Folder 20 "The Funniest Man in the Zoo," by Milton Lehman, Saturday Evening Post, February 25, 1950.

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Folder 21 Harvard Club of Washington, 1956. Testimonial to William M. Mann.

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Folder 22 Helena, Montana, 1890-circa 1920. Newspaper articles.

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Box 15

Folder 1 "How Mr. Noah Came to Washington," by Scott Hart, Coronet magazine, January 1947.

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Folder 2 "Modern Noah's Ark Returns with Rare Animals for Uncle Sam's Zoo," Geographic News Bulletin, October 18, 1937.

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Folder 3 National Zoological Park: "Animals in the Collection, 1882-1962."

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Folder 4 NZP: Care and feeding of animals

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Folder 5 NZP: List of zoo employees, November 11, 1968.

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Folder 6 Obituaries, 1960. Death of William M. Mann.

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Folder 7 Poems

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Folder 8 Playbill: "The Man Who Came to Dinner," National Theater, Washington, D.C., 1935.

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Folder 9 Retirement, October 1960 (William M. Mann's). Newspapers articles.

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Folder 10 Smithsonian magazine, August 1976. "Around the Mall and Beyond" article on NZP.

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Folder 11 Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition, 1926. Contract for service of two East Africans as animal attendants on trip to the United States.

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Folder 12 Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940. Articles.

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Folders 13-14 Spots and Stripes, 1971

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Folders 15-16 Tiger Talk, 1964-1971

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Folder 17 Miscellaneous publications:

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"Gorilla Birth at NZP Washington," by Theodore H. Reed, 1961 (Reed's copy to Lucile Q. Mann thanking her for her help with the article).
National Geographic Society Lecture Program, 1937-1938 season, announcing a lecture by the Manns, "Playing Noah."
The Story of East Africa, by Frances Carpenter. Contains a photograph by Lucile Q. Mann, p. 43.

Series 9

Photographs of Individuals.

This series consists of photographs of individuals, mostly naturalists, probably part of William M. Mann's collection for the Scientific American Series. Most of the photographs were taken by John Howard Paine, a Washington, D.C., photographer between 1916 and 1926. Also included are photographs of stage and circus celebrities, adventurers, and scientists who were not part of the Scientific American Series.

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Abbot, Charles Greeley; Curran, C. Howard; Adams, Charles Christopher; Cushman, R. A.; Aldrich, John Merton; Dall, William Healey; Alexander, A. L.; Dampf, Alfons; Alfaro, Anastasio; Davis, William Thompson; Allee, W. C.; DeVries, Tiemen; Anaburg (?), Pasquele; Dice, Lee Raymond; Anthony, A. E.; Doane, R. W.; Back, E. A.; Dwight, Jonathan; Bailey, Vernon Orlando; Dyar, Harrison Gray; Baker, Arthur Challen; East, Edward Murray; Banks, Nathan; Eigenmann, Carl H.; Barbour, Thomas; Ely, Charles Russell; Barker, H.S.; Emerson, Alfred Edwards; Bartsch, Paul; Ferrara, Pasquale; Benson, John T.; Fish, Hamilton D.; Bequaert, Joseph Charles; Fisher, Albert Kenrick; Blackburne, William H.; Fisher, Franklin L.; Boving, Adam Giede; Fisher, Walter Kendrick; Bradley, J. Chester; Forel, August; Brown, Edward Johnson; Fouts, Robert; Bruch, (?); Gahan, Arthur Burton; Brues, Charles Thomas; Gaige, Frederick M.; Busck, August; Gerhard, William Josiah; Candell, Andrew; Gibson, Edmund Harrison; Carnochan, Leonard G.; Gilbert, Charles Henry; Casey, Thomas Lincoln; Goldman, Edward Alphonse; Cattel, C. H.; Graf, John Enos; Clapp, William F.; Greeley, Adolphus Washington; Clark, Austin Hobart; Grinnell, Fordyce; Cockerell, Theodore Dru Allson; Hagenbeck, Carl; Code, Grant; Hagenbeck, Heinrich; Cottam, Clarence; Hagenbeck, Lorenz; Crawford, J. C.; Heath, Harold; Cresson, Ezra T., Jr.; Heideman, Otto H.; Cuarllon, Charles; Heinrich, Carl; Henshaw, Henry Wetherbee; Hubbs, Carl Leavitt; Herrick, Carl; Humphries, (?); Hom, Walter; Humphrey, Harry Baker; Hopkins, A. D.; Humphreys, William Jackson; Hough, Walter; Hunter, Walter Jackson; Howard, Leland Ossian; Huxley, Julian; Howell, Alfred Brazier; Hyslop, James Augustus

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Box 17

Johnson, Charles W.; Quaintance, Altus Lacy; Johnson, Osa (Mrs. Martin Johnson); Rathbun, Mary Jane; Raven, Henry Cushier; Jordan, David Starr; Rich, Willis Horton; Joseph, Ellis S.; Richardson, (?); Kellogg, Raymond Lyman; Richmond, Charles Wallace; Kellogg, A. Remington; Robertson, W. R. B.; Kellogg, Vernon L.; Rohwer, S. A.; Kelly, Emmett; Rusby, Henry Hurd; Knowlton, Frank Hall; Russi, Agnes Robinson; Lang, Charles W.; Ruthven, Alexander Grant; Liljeblad, Emil; Sale, Charles Chu; Lincoln, Frederick C.; Salmaggi, Alfredo; Lutz, Frank E.; Sasscer, Ernest Ralph; Mann, Anna; Schaus, William; Mann, Lucile Quarry; Schwarz, Eugene Amandus (with John B. Smith); Mann, William M.; Mathews, Gregory M.; Seton, Ernest Thompson; Mayr, Gustav; Shelford, Victor L.; McAtee, Waldo Lee; Sherman, John D., Jr.; Mc G., (?); Shoemaker, Clarence R.; McIndoo, E. I.; Siemel, Sasha A.; McLennon, Andrew; Smith, John B. (see under Eugene Amandeus Schwarz); Melander, Axel Leonard; Merriam, Clinton Hart; Middleton, William; Snodgrass, Robert Evans; Milner, (?) B.; Snow, Homer F.; Moreira, Carlos; Snyder, Thomas Elliot; Morgan, Thomas Hunt; Spaulding, Jack; Morrison, Harold; Speac (?), A. T.; Nelson, Edward William; Standley, Paul Carpenter; Newcomer, E. J.; Starks, Edwin Chapin; Osborn, Herbert; Stejneger, Leonhard; Paine, John Howard; Stephan, S. A.; Pearl, Raymond; Stone, Witmer; Pergande, Theodore; Sullivan, "Sunny;" Pierce, W. Dwight; Swales, Bradford; Pittier, Henri; Popenoe, Paul; Popenoe, Wilson

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Box 18

Folders 1-19 Tepson, Frank P.; Wassman, Father Eric, S. J.; Tillyard, Robin John; Wetmore, Alexander; Torre y la Huerta, Carlos de la; Wheeler, Ralph C.; Townsend, Charles Haskins; Wheeler, William Morton; Uadariaga (?), Al. J.; White, Orland Emile; Van Dyke, Edwin C.; Wickham, Henry Frederick; Viehmeyer, H.; Wiley, Grace Olive; Viereck, Henry Lorenz; Zetek, James; Wade, Joseph Sanford; Zimmer, John Todd; Walton, William Randolph

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Series 10

Group Photographs.

This series consists of group photographs of the Manns and acquaintances; the Manns' European trips and expeditions; William M. Mann's retirement party, 1956; Smithsonian buildings and grounds; Smithsonian staff members with members of the Board of Regents of the SI and President Calvin Coolidge, 1927; scene at Stanford University, undated; insects and animals, undated; and drawing of a head of the tiger and of an unidentified woman, undated.

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Folder 20 Animals, general

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Folder 21 Anteater Club, 1961. Lucile Q. Mann, Tom Henry, Jimmie Keejam, and Lila Keejam.

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Folder 22 Beinhorn, Fred S. and Mary, undated

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Folder 23 John T. Benson and Christopher Senely (?)

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Folder 24 "Bobette," 1949. A baby tiger cared for by the Manns in their home. See also Box 25.

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Folder 25 Adam Boving and members of family, undated

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Folder 26 British Guiana, 1931. See also photograph albums, Box 21.

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Folder 27 Drawings

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Folder 28 Encyclopedia Americana, 1962. Presentation ceremony of first edition (1829) to SI.

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Folders 29-31 European trips, 1929, 1938, and 1948. See also photograph albums, Boxes 21-22, 25.

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Folder 32 Helena, Montana. Postcard of public library building.

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Folder 33 Insects

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Folder 34 Lanzorote, 1973. Photographs taken by Lucile Q. Mann during her trip to Lanzorote (Canary Islands)

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Folder 35 Alice Roosevelt Longworth and Sir Cedric Harwicke, undated.

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Folder 36 Middle East trip, 1914. See also photograph album, Box 20.

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Folder 37 Lucile Q. Mann, 1967

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Folder 38 William M. Mann and Lucile Q. Mann

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Folder 39 William M. Mann with acqaintances:

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William M. Mann, Lucile Q. Mann, Mrs. Leonard Carmichael, Reverend Paul McNally, Joan Andrews, and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, December 1, 1953.
William M. Mann, Clyde Beatty, and William H. Blackburne, circa 1920s.
William M. Mann, Lucile Q. Mann, Irene Castle, Neysa McMein, and Alexander Woollcott at Lake Bomoseen, Vermont, Summer 1935.
William M. Mann, Victor Orsinger, Ollie Orsinger, William H. Blackburne, Bill Orsinger, Ellis Joseph, and Joseph Stephan, August 29, 1935.
William M. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Carveth Wells, and a Mynah (bird), June 24, 1944.
William M. Mann and Alexander Woollcott, NZP, undated.
William M. Mann and Lt. Commander Byrd, October 24, 1926.
William M. Mann, Vernon Bailey, Paul Redington and Newton Artman, 1931.
William M. Mann and William H. Blackburne, circa 1940s.
William M. Mann, Herbert Barker, and Vierick, undated.
William M. Mann, unidentified man with hippopotamus, undated.
William Mann with an unidentified woman, Monkey House, undated.

Folder 40 William M. Mann's Retirement Party, 1956

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Box 19

Folder 1 Mynah, undated.

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Folder 2 National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937. Includes souvenirs and lists of animals brought to SI. See also photograph albums, Box 23.

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Folder 3 NZP staff Christmas party, 1940s.

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Folder 4 The Passengers Were Wild. Photographs chosen for Lucile Q. Mann's proposed book; see Box 10 for manuscripts.

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Folder 5 Plummer's Island, Maryland:

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Group sitting in front of fireplace. Photograph taken by R. S. Barker, 1912 (Mayers, Henry Lorenz Viereck, Malloch, Hood, Mrs. Mayers, and Miss Farnice?).
Group sitting on steps of a cabin, April 22, 1922 (William M. Mann, Frederick C. Lincoln, Bradford Swales, Lindestrom, and Hitchcock).

Folder 6 Portrait, 1956. Unveiling of William M. Mann portrait. In photograph are Lucile Q. Mann, artist E. Pederson, and W. M. Mann.

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Folder 6A Original pencil sketch of William M. Mann, by Warren Cutler, c. 1950s.

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Folder 7 Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus train trip from Sarasota, Florida, 1941.

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Folder 8 Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940. See also photograph album, Box 24.

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Folder 9 Smithsonian Institution members of the Board of Regents and Smithsonian staff with President Calvin Coolidge, February 11, 1927.

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Folder 10 SI administrators, circa 1940s.

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Folder 11 SI buildings, undated. Castle and grounds; Museum of Natural History Buildings.

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Folder 12 Stanford University, undated. Postcard of one of the campus buildings.

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Folder 13 Miscellaneous Photographs:

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Adam Boving and wife and two unidentified persons.
A. Reichensperger and F. Tantschi (?), undated.
Sasha Siemel (?).

Folder 14 Unidentified photographs.

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Series 11

Photograph Albums, Scrapbooks, and Oversize Materials.

This series consists of photograph albums of the Manns' travels abroad; oversize photographs; an album containing signatures of NZP staff presented to William M. Mann upon his retirement, 1956; and a scrapbook of reviews of the Ant Hill Odyssey.

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Haiti, 1912

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Cuba and Mexico, 1913

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Philip Expedition to the Middle East, 1914

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Fiji and Solomon Islands, 1915-1916

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Smithsonian-Chrysler Expedition to East Africa, 1926

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Box 21

European Trips, 1929. Includes photographs of zoos visited in Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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British Guiana, 1931

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Box 22

European Trip, 1938. Includes photographs of zoos visited in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Danzig, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Scotland, and Ireland.

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Box 23

National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937. Includes correspondence, souvenirs, and newspaper articles. Includes: Photograph Album, August 1937; and Photograph Album, undated.

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Box 24

South American Trip, 1939. Includes souvenirs, newspaper articles by William H. Shippen of Washington, D. C.'s Evening Star, and newspaper clippings from Argentinian newspapers.

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940. Includes newspaper articles.

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Scrapbook: Ant Hill Odyssey, 1948. Includes newspaper and journal articles.

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The Harvard Club of Washington, 1956. Testimonial to William M. Mann.

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Box 25

European Trip, 1948. Visited zoos in Great Britain, France, Switzerland, West Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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"Bobette," 1949. Baby tiger cared for by the Manns.

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European Trip, 1962. Lucile Q. Mann's Mediterranean cruise to Greek islands, Yugoslavia, and Egypt.

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Owl, inside hole of a tree, undated. Photographs by Lewis W. Walter.

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Signatures of NZP staff presented to William M. Mann upon his retirement, 1956.

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Series 12

Motion Pictures and Videos.

This series consists of two films taken by William M. Mann. One film was taken in 1944 while Mann served as U.S. Army Technical Observer in the South Pacific during World War II. The other film documents the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia in 1940, narrated by Lucile Q. Mann in 1981. The silent film and narration were brought together in one video in 1985. This film covers the Manns' travels, plantation headquarters, bush trips to Belleyella, the Gibi Mountains, Bromley, Cape Mount, Bendaja, the Polish Plantation, their initiation into the Snake Society, and the animals they collected for NZP.

A copy of the Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia is available in the Film and Video Reference Library.

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South Pacific with Army, Summer 1944, Positive Print, 35 mm black and white film

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940, Original Color Reversal, no sound, 16 mm (2 rolls)

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940, Duplicate Negative (2001), A-Wind, 16 mm (2 rolls) (Accession 06-066)

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940, Answer Print (2001), 16 mm (2 rolls) (Accession 06-066)

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940, Narration (1981), 1/4" audiotape (2 reels)

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940, Film Summary (folder)

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940, Copy of Original 16 mm film only (1985), 30 minutes, 3/4" U-matic videotape (2 videotapes) (Accession 06-066)

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940, Copy of Original 16 mm film with narration (1985), 35 minutes, 3/4" U-matic videotape (2 videotapes)

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940, Supplementary Visuals, 3/4" U-matic videotape (Accession 06-066)

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940, Sound Master, 3/4" U-matic videotape (Tape 2 only) (Accession 06-066)

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940, Dubbing Master with narration, 32 minutes, 3/4" U-matic videotape (2 videotapes) (Accession 06-066)

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Smithsonian-Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940, VHS videotape (2 videotapes)

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