SIA RU000192, United States National Museum, Permanent Administrative Files, 1877-1975

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Summary

Creator:
United States National Museum
Title:
Permanent Administrative Files, 1877-1975
Dates:
1877, 1877-1975
Notes:
In 1902 the Museum's Division of Correspondence and Documents instituted a numeric filing system for the general correspondence of the United States National Museum. That correspondence, as found in this record unit, comprises most of the central administrative files of the Museum. Prior to 1902, museum correspondence had been filed alphabetically by correspondent (see record unit 189). Beginning in 1862 the accession records of the National Museum had been filed using a numeric system similar to that later adopted for correspondence. Finally in 1924 the two numbering systems were integrated
Most of the correspondence is directed to the officer in immediate charge of the United States National Museum (Richard Rathbun, 1897-1918; William deC. Ravenel, 1918-1925; Alexander Wetmore, 1925-1948; A. Remington Kellogg, 1948-1962) with lesser amounts to John Enos Graf, who was appointed Associate Director, USNM, in 1931. Also, a smaller amount of correspondence is addressed to the Secretary of the Smithsonian (Spencer F. Baird, 1878-1887; Samuel P. Langley, 1887-1906; Charles D. Walcott, 1907-1927; Charles G. Abbot, 1928-1944; Alexander Wetmore, 1944-1952; Leonard Carmichael, 1953-1964) and to various museum curators. This correspondence was usually referred to the chief administrator of the United States National Museum for response
Restrictions:
(1) Restricted; (2) inquiries related to specimens should be directed to the appropriate museum registrar; (3) use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff
Topics:
Hope diamond, Museums--Administration, Museums--Collection management, Port Orford meteorite
Subjects:
Bryant, Owen Frederick 1882-1958, Brand, Virgil Michael, Barnum, P. T (Phineas Taylor) 1810-1891, Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973, Baker, Charles Fuller 1872-1927, Baur, Georg Herman, Bernadou, John B (John Baptiste) 1858-1908, Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957, Chalmers, James D. S, Chandler, B. F, Bishop, Heber Reginald 1840-1902, Graf, John Enos, Chapin, James Paul 1889-1964, Collins, Frank Shipley 1848-1920, Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-1987, Evans, Clifford 1920-1981, Gilmore, Charles W (Charles Whitney) 1874-1945, Graham, David Crockett, Hall, Robert C, Hegeman, Annie May, Hershkovitz, Philip, Holmes, Walter W, John, Stanley, Kessel, Brina, Killip, Ellsworth Paine 1890-, Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906, Lea, Isaac 1792-1886, Lenman, Isobel H, Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974, Loeb, Morris 1863-1912, McClure, Floyd Alonzo 1897-1970, Nininger, Harvey Harlow 1887-, Orcutt, Charles Russell 1864-1929, Partello, Dwight J. 1841-1920, Pinchot, Mrs. James W, Priestley, Joseph 1733-1804, Ravenel, William de Chastignier 1859-, Roberts, Frank H. H (Frank Harold Hanna) 1897-1966, Roebling, Washington Augustus 1837-1926, Ross, Bernard Rogan, Smith, Hugh M (Hugh McCormick) 1865-1941, Sowerby, Arthur de Carle 1885-1954, Taylor, Walter W. Jr, Wakefield, E. A, Ward, Robert, Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887, Deignan, H. G (Herbert Girton) 1906-, Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975, Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927, Carmichael, Leonard 1898-, Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome 1863-1930, Mansfield, Richard 1857-1907, Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969, Hippisley, Alfred Edward d. 1939, Pittier, Henri 1857-1950, Palmer, William 1856-1921, Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918, Rose, J. N (Joseph Nelson) 1862-1928, Seymour, George Dudley 1859-1946, Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978, Hammer, William Joseph 1858-1934, Solecki, Ralph S, Newman, Marshall Thornton 1911-1994, Russell, James Townsend d. 1962, Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone (1911-1912), Brush-Swan Electrical Apparatus Collection, Donn Collection of Lincoln Relics, National Museum of Engineering and Industry, George Washington Memorial, United States Governmental Advisory Committee on Oceanography, Holt Collection of South American Birds, International Whaling Commission, United States Lincoln Memorial Commission, McIntire Collection of Historical Objects, Nordenskold Mesa Verde Collection, Oldroyd Collection of Lincoln Relics, Osborne Collection of Guatemalan Textiles, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Swan-Brush Electrical Apparatus Collection, United States-Mexican International Boundary Commission (1891-1894), United States Bureau of War Risk Insurance, United States National Museum Division of Correspondence and Documents, United States Patent Office, United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum Dept. of Engineering and Industries, United States National Museum Dept. of Anthropology, United States National Museum Dept. of Arts and Industries, Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane), Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.), Rainey African Expedition (1911-1912), Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.), Finn Ronn Antarctic Research Expedition (1946-1948), National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Archeological Expedition to Vera Cruz (1938-1939 : Mexico), Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition (1937), Great Lakes Exposition (1936 : Cleveland), International Exposition (1927 : Seville, Spain), International Photographic Exposition (1909 : Dresden), International Silk Exposition (1921 : New York), Metropolitan Museum of Art Expedition to Egypt (1909), National Geographic Society-University of Virginia Expedition to the South Pacific Islands (1939), New York World's Fair (1939-1940), Pageant of Progress Exposition (1922 : Chicago), Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.), Port-au-Prince Bicentennial Exposition (1949 : Haiti), Progress Exposition (1926 : New Haven), Sesquicentennial Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia), Smithsonian-Universal Film Manufacturing Company African Expedition (1920), South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition (1901-1902 : Charleston), Texas Centennial Exposition (1936 : Dallas), University of Pennsylvania Expedition to Babylonia (1887-1888), International Boundary Commission, United States-Mexican (1891-1894), Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.), Johnson-Smithsonian Deep Sea Expedition to the West Indies (1933), Marsh-Darien Expedition (1924), Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.), World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.), Jamestown (Virginia) Tercentenary Exposition (1907), Peruvian Expeditions (1912-1915), Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition (1909), Smithsonian-Harvard Expedition to the Altai Mountains (1912)
Form/Genre:
Mixed archival materials, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU000192
Physical Description:
87.4 linear meters

Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 192

United States National Museum

Permanent Administrative Files, 1877-1975

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum
Title: Permanent Administrative Files
Dates: 1877-1975
Quantity: 87.4 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 192
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

In 1902 the Museum's Division of Correspondence and Documents instituted a numeric filing system for the general correspondence of the United States National Museum. That correspondence, as found in this record unit, comprises most of the central administrative files of the Museum. Prior to 1902, museum correspondence had been filed alphabetically by correspondent (see record unit 189). Beginning in 1862 the accession records of the National Museum had been filed using a numeric system similar to that later adopted for correspondence. Finally in 1924 the two numbering systems were integrated.

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Introduction

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

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Descriptive Entry

Records prior to 1907 consist mostly of incoming correspondence (outgoing correspondence can be found in record unit 112). After 1907 the records contain both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Much of the material consists of routine public inquiries. In addition, these records document museum accessions and Smithsonian expeditions and field trips. Other topics include Smithsonian participation in expositions, operation of certain museum divisions, and miscellaneous subjects. Accession records include: data on the Herber R. Bishop jade collection; William Joseph Hammer collection of incandescent lamps, 1905; Robert Ward collection of ferns, 1905-1906; transfer of the United States Patent Office collections to the United States National Museum, 1906-1909; Hubert G. Squires collection of Chinese porcelain; Hippisley collection of Chinese porcelain, 1909-1912; collections from the Arizona fossil forest; E. A. Wakefield collection of Basuto pottery; James D. S. Chalmers collection of minerals; McIntire collection of historical objects; Charles Fuller Baker collection from the Galapagos Islands; United States National Museum collection of postage stamps; Isaac Lea collection of gems and mollusks; George D. Seymour collection of clocks; Joseph Priestley collection of scientific apparatus; Robert C. Hall ethnological collection; Dwight J. Partello bequest; John B. Bernadou bequest; Bernard Rogan Ross ethnological collections; Mrs. James W. Pinchot collection of textiles; Richard Mansfield collection of theatrical costumes; B. F. Chandler herbarium; Morris Loeb collection of chemical compounds; Donn collection of Lincoln relics; Frank S. Collins herbarium and library; Oldroyd collection of Lincoln relics; Thomas Jefferson writing desk; Richard E. Byrd airplane "Josephine Ford"; Walter W. Holmes fossil bird bone collection; Brush-Swan electrical apparatus collection; collection of first ladies' gowns in the United States National Museum; Virgil Michael Brand coin collection; Charles Russell Orcutt natural history collections; Isobel H. Lenman collection of Old World archaeology; American period costume collection in the United States National Museum; Charles A. Lindbergh collection of personal memorabilia; Nordenskold Mesa Verde collection; Joseph Nelson Rose collection of cacti; Osborne collection of Guatemalan textiles; United States National Museum collection of building stones; the Holt collection of birds from South America, 1936-1940; the Annie H. Hegeman lace and textile collection; the United States National Museum's collection of Jean Leon Gerome Ferris paintings; James Townsend Russell anthropological collection; the Harvey Harlow Nininger meteorite collection; the Hope diamond.

Records related to Smithsonian expeditions and field work include: Mexican-United States Boundary Commission; expeditions and collecting in the Philippine Islands, 1903-1905; University of Pennsylvania expedition to Babylonia, 1887-1888; Metropolitan Museum of Art Expedition to Egypt, 1909; Arthur deC. Sowerby collecting trips to China, 1909-1936; Owen Bryant-William Palmer expedition to Java, 1905-1910; Smithsonian-Roosevelt African expedition, 1909; Rainey African expedition, 1911; Smithsonian-Harvard expedition to Altai Mountains, Siberia, 1912; National Geographic Society-Yale University expedition to Peru, 1915; Smithsonian-Universal Film Manufacturing Company African Expedition, 1920; David C. Graham collecting work in China, 1925-1940; Hugh McCormick Smith collecting work in Siam; Marsh-Darien expedition, 1924; Smithsonian biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1911-1912; Ellsworth Paine Killip collecting work in Europe, 1935, and Venezuela, 1943-1944; Henry Bascom Collins, Jr., field work in Mississippi and Louisiana, 1938; Herbert Girton Deignan's collecting work in Siam, 1936-1937; the Johnson-Smithsonian Deep Sea Expedition to the West Indies, 1933; Stanley John's collecting work in the British West Indies, 1935-1938; Charles W. Gilmore and Frank H. H. Roberts collecting work in Arizona, 1937; the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Archeological Expedition to Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1938-1939; Matthew William Stirling's field work in Mexico, 1940-1946; the National Geographic Society-University of Virginia Expedition to the South Pacific Islands, 1939; Walter W. Taylor, Jr.'s, archeological field work in Mexico, 1940-1945; Floyd A. McClure's bamboo investigations in Mexico and Central and South America, 1943-1944; Henri Pittier's botanical field work in Venezuela, 1944-1946; Philip Hershkovitz field work in Colombia, 1946-1950; the Finn Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1946-1948; Brina Kessel field work in Alaska, 1950; Clifford Evans, Jr., field work in Ecuador, 1954-1958; Marshall T. Newman field work in Peru, 1955-1957; James Paul Chapin collecting work in Africa, 1957; Ralph S. Solecki field work in Iraq, 1954-1959.

Records that document Smithsonian involvement in expositions include: South Carolina and West Indian Exposition, Charleston, 1902; Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904; Jamestown (Virginia) Tercentenary Exposition, 1907; International Photographic Exposition, Dresden, 1909; World's Columbian Exposition, 1896; Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915; Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915; International Silk Exposition, New York, 1921; Pageant of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1922; Sesquicentennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1926; Progress Exposition, New Haven, 1926; International Exposition, Seville, Spain, 1927; Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1931; Great Lakes Exposition, Cleveland, 1936; New York World's Fair, 1939; Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939; Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas, 1936; Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition, 1937; Port-au-Prince Bicentennial Exposition, Haiti, 1949.

Records related to the origin or operation of subdivisions of the United States National Museum include: development of the Division of Textiles; history of the National Herbarium, 1886-1908; development of the Division of Medicine; development of the Division of Mineral Technology, 1914; Traveling Exhibit Service; Division of Graphic Arts; Division of Numismatics.

Miscellaneous topics covered by these records include: establishment of Bermuda Biological Station, 1900-1904; United States military operations against insurgents in the Philippine Islands, 1904; the Lincoln Memorial Commission, 1913; proposed construction of a George Washington Memorial; National Museum involvement in search for the Port Orford meteorite; exhibition of the "Spirit of St. Louis"; National Museum exhibition of objects from World War I; use of the National Museum Building by the Bureau of War Risk Insurance in World War I; proposed creation of a National Museum of Engineering and Industry under Smithsonian control; Samuel P. Langley's aerodrome experiments; Smithsonian activities during World War II, particularly the evacuation of United States National Museum collections from Washington; A. Remington Kellogg's work on the Governmental Advisory Committee on Oceanography and the International Whaling Commission; United States National Museum correspondence with Phineas T. Barnum, 1882-1891; Washington A. Roebling's mineral collections.

Most of the correspondence is directed to the officer in immediate charge of the United States National Museum (Richard Rathbun, 1897-1918; William deC. Ravenel, 1918-1925; Alexander Wetmore, 1925-1948; A. Remington Kellogg, 1948-1962) with lesser amounts to John Enos Graf, who was appointed Associate Director, United States National Museum, in 1931. Also, a smaller amount of correspondence is addressed to the Secretary of the Smithsonian (Spencer F. Baird, 1878-1887; Samuel P. Langley, 1887-1906; Charles D. Walcott, 1907-1927; Charles G. Abbot, 1928-1944; Alexander Wetmore, 1944-1952; Leonard Carmichael, 1953-1964) and to various museum curators. This correspondence was usually referred to the chief administrator of the United States National Museum for response.

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Access Restriction

Inquiries related to specimens should be directed to the appropriate museum registrar.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, United States National Museum, Permanent Administrative Files

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Container List

Box 1

#1 - #300

Box 1 of 672

Box 2

#301 - #600

Box 2 of 672

Box 3

#601 - #1000

Box 3 of 672

Box 4

#1001 - #1375

Box 4 of 672

Box 5

#1376 - #1725

Box 5 of 672

Box 6

#1726 - #2025

Box 6 of 672

Box 7

#2026 - #2325

Box 7 of 672

Box 8

#2326 - #2600

Box 8 of 672

Box 9

#2601 - #2900

Box 9 of 672

Box 10

#2901 - #3175. Includes a report on the exhibit of the National Museum at the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition, by Frederick William True, 1902 (#3077).

Box 10 of 672

Box 11

#3176 - #3475

Box 11 of 672

Box 12

#3476 - #3775. Includes a report by the Botanical Society of America on the National Herbarium, 1902-1903 (#3699); correspondence with Guglielmo Marconi regarding the donation of wireless telegraphy apparatus to the USNM, 1902-1903 (#3755).

Box 12 of 672

Box 13

#3776 - #4100

Box 13 of 672

Box 14

#4101 - #4375

Box 14 of 672

Box 15

#4376 - #4700

Box 15 of 672

Box 16

#4701 - #5025

Box 16 of 672

Box 17

#5026 - #5350

Box 17 of 672

Box 18

#5351 - #5650. Includes correspondence with Albert Mann concerning his work "Report on the Diatoms of the Albatross voyages in the Pacific Ocean, 1888-1904" (Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium, Vol. X, part 5, 1907), 1903-1904 (#5606, see also #2467, box 8); correspondence regarding a controversy between the USNM and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia over the distribution of specimens collected on the Albatross voyages, 1904 (#5644).

Box 18 of 672

Box 19

#5651 - #5950. Includes correspondence with Edgar Alexander Mearns regarding his collecting work in the Philippines, 1903 (#5655); correspondence regarding efforts by the USNM to purchase the Georg Semper Collection of Philippine lepidoptera, 1903-1904 (#5684); correspondence with Addison Emery Verrill regarding his work on Bering Sea and Arctic starfish, 1904 (#5738, 5814).

Box 19 of 672

Box 20

#5951 - #6200

Box 20 of 672

Box 21

#6201 - #6550

Box 21 of 672

Box 22

#6551 - #6825

Box 22 of 672

Box 23

#6826 - #7125

Box 23 of 672

Box 24

#7126 - #7400. Includes correspondence from Edgar Alexander Mearns concerning American military operations against insurgents in the Philippine Islands, 1904 (#7140).

Box 24 of 672

Box 25

#7401 - #7650. Includes correspondence regarding the establishment of the Bermuda Biological Station, 1900-1904 (#7552).

Box 25 of 672

Box 26

#7651 - #7925

Box 26 of 672

Box 27

#7926 - #8200

Box 27 of 672

Box 28

#8201 - #8500. Includes correspondence from Jesse R. Harris, who collected for the USNM while serving as Assistant Surgeon in the U.S. Army, stationed in the Philippine Islands, 1904 (#8348).

Box 28 of 672

Box 29

#8501 - #8775. Includes correspondence from Jesse R. Harris regarding his collecting work in the Philippine Islands, 1904 (#8679).

Box 29 of 672

Box 30

#8776 - #8975. Includes extensive correspondence regarding a controversy between Ernest C. Rost and the USNM over an alleged agreement for Rost to collect for the museum in Costa Rica and Panama, 1904-1908 (#8875).

Box 30 of 672

Box 31

#8976 - #9275

Box 31 of 672

Box 32

#9276 - #9550. Includes correspondence regarding the designation of William Louis Abbott as an Honorary Associate in Zoology, 1905 (#9510).

Box 32 of 672

Box 33

#9551 - #9850

Box 33 of 672

Box 34

#9851 - #10150. Includes correspondence from Theodor Holm containing complaints lodged against the National Herbarium, 1904-1905 (#10093).

Box 34 of 672

Box 35

#10151 - #10450

Box 35 of 672

Box 36

#10451 - #10725

Box 36 of 672

Box 37

#10726 - #10900. Includes correspondence regarding Roderick Ross MacFarlane's "Notes on mammals collected and observed in the northern Mackenzie River District, Northwest Territories of Canada, with remarks on explorers and explorations of the Far North" (Proceedings of USNM, Vol. 28, 1905), 1903-1908 (#10800 1/2).

Box 37 of 672

Box 38

#10901 - #11175. Includes material regarding Ales Hrdlicka's work in the Division of Physical Anthropology, USNM, 1905-1906 (#11054); correspondence from Jesse R. Harris concerning his work in the Philippines, 1905 (#11128).

Box 38 of 672

Box 39

#11175 - #11450. Includes material concerning an effort by the USNM and the Department of Anthropology of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis) to develop an anthropometric laboratory at the exposition, 1904. Correspondents include Ales Hrdlicka and William John McGee (#11349).

Box 39 of 672

Box 40

#11451 - #11725. Includes material regarding the Herber Reginald Bishop collection of jade, 1895-1899, 1905 (#11681).

Box 40 of 672

Box 41

#11726 - #12025. Includes material concerning the William Joseph Hammer collection of incandescent lamps, 1905 (#11809).

Box 41 of 672

Box 42

#12026 - #12325

Box 42 of 672

Box 43

#12326 - #12600

Box 43 of 672

Box 44

#12601 - #12875. Includes correspondence regarding arrangements between the USNM and the Treasury Department to allow medical officers stationed aboard Revenue Cutters to make ethnological collections for the museum, 1906 (#12663).

Box 44 of 672

Box 45

#12876 - #13200. Includes correspondence regarding Joseph A. Cushman's work on the USNM collection of foraminifera, 1906-1908 (#12984).

Box 45 of 672

Box 46

#13201 - #13425. Includes correspondence regarding the Robert Ward collection of ferns, 1905-1906 (#13330); USNM file on the history and development of the National Herbarium, 1886-1908, 1948 (#13407).

Box 46 of 672

Box 47

#13426 - #13700. Includes correspondence regarding Henry A. Pilsbry's work on the USNM collection of cirripedia, 1906 (#13634).

Box 47 of 672

Box 48

#13701 - #13900. Includes extensive correspondence concerning a controversy between the USNM and the University of Wyoming, 1898-1906 (#13851).

Box 48 of 672

Box 49

#13901 - #14175

Box 49 of 672

Box 50

#14176 - #14500

Box 50 of 672

Box 51

#14501 - #14750

Box 51 of 672

Box 52

#14751 - #15025. Includes material regarding the discovery of the remains of primitive man by Robert Fletcher Gilder at Omaha, Nebraska, 1906. Correspondents include Erwin Hinckley Barbour, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Ales Hrdlicka (#15019).

Box 52 of 672

Box 53

#15026 - #15275. Includes correspondence with Carl H. Eigenmann concerning his work on the USNM collection of characins, 1906 (#15119).

Box 53 of 672

Box 54

#15276 - #15550

Box 54 of 672

Box 55

#15551 - #15800

Box 55 of 672

Box 56

#15801 - #15975. Includes correspondence with Janet Russell Perkins regarding her work on the leguminosae of Puerto Rico, 1906-1907 (#15832); correspondence with Janet Russell Perkins regarding her work on the USNM collection of Philippine plants, 1904-1907 (#15833); USNM file on the transfer of the Patent Office Collections to the USNM, 1906-1909 (#15834, 2 folders); correspondence with Addison Emery Verrill concerning the possibility of securing a position in the USNM, 1907 (#15872).

Box 56 of 672

Box 57

#15976 - #16225. Includes correspondence with the Aero Club regarding the borrowing of the Langley Aerodrome for exhibition at the Jamestown Exposition, 1907 (#16194).

Box 57 of 672

Box 58

#16226 - #16450

Box 58 of 672

Box 59

#16451 - #16650

Box 59 of 672

Box 60

#16651 - #16875

Box 60 of 672

Box 61

#16876 - #17125

Box 61 of 672

Box 62

#17126 - #17300. Includes correspondence regarding Joseph A. Cushman's work on the USNM collection of foraminifera, 1907 (#17146).

Box 62 of 672

Box 63

#17301 - #17500. Includes correspondence regarding Jesse Francis McClendon's work on the USNM collection of Ophiurans, 1906-1908 (#17368).

Box 63 of 672

Box 64

#17501 - #17800

Box 64 of 672

Box 65

#17800 1/2 - #18099. Includes correspondence regarding the loan of the Herbert Goldsmith Squires collection of Chinese porcelains, jades, and lacquers to the USNM, 1907-1908 (#18080).

Box 65 of 672

Box 66

#18101 - #18325

Box 66 of 672

Box 67

#18326 - #18550. Includes correspondence concerning the choice of a director for the newly established Colorado Museum of Natural History, 1907-1908. Correspondents include Persifor M. Cooke, Richard Rathbun, and Frederick William True (#18330).

Box 67 of 672

Box 68

#18551 - #18750

Box 68 of 672

Box 69

#18751 - #19688. Includes correspondence regarding Charles Henry Gilbert's work on the USNM collection of fishes, 1905 and 1908 (#19350); correspondence with Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., regarding his investigations of Spanish museums and his work on the catalogue of European mammals, 1907-1908 (#19462); material regarding relations between the USNM and the U.S. Forest Service, especially correspondence concerning a large meteorite that fell on a Government Forest Reserve in Washington, 1907-1917. Correspondents include Gifford Pinchot and Overton Westfeldt Price (#19600).

Box 69 of 672

Box 70

#19701 - #20266. Includes correspondence concerning a controversy between the USNM and Edmond Redmond who accused the museum of stealing his invention for making casts with paraffin, 1898-1908 (#19757); correspondence with the U.S. Department of Interior regarding the Arizona Fossil Forest, 1908-1909 (#19973); correspondence regarding a controversy between the USNM and Jerome McNeill over his retention of museum type specimens, 1894-1908 (#19974); correspondence with Charles Lincoln Edwards regarding his work on the USNM collection of Holothurians, 1899-1908 (#19976); material concerning an archaeological expedition to Babylonia under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, 1887-1888 and a proposed expedition to Mesopotamia under the auspices of the S.I., 1887-1888. Correspondents include Paul Haupt, Daniel Coit Gilman, John Punnett Peters, and William Pepper (#20266).

Box 70 of 672

Box 71

#20271 - #20503. Includes correspondence regarding efforts by the USNM to recover museum specimens of Arctic bryozoa in the possession of Hermann A. Kluge, 1905-1937 (#20429); correspondence regarding the return of the USNM collection of Pacific sponges from Robert von Lendenfeld of the German University at Prague, 1905-1921 (#20430); correspondence of the USNM Committee on Material Held for Postage, 1908-1926 (#20503).

Box 71 of 672

Box 72

#20505 - #20985. Includes correspondence regarding the return of the USNM collection of fossil diptera from Axel Leonard Melander, 1903-1948 (#20529); material regarding USNM administrative regulations concerning distribution of publications, and correspondence, 1892-1907 (#20726).

Box 72 of 672

Box 73

#21231 - #22079. Includes correspondence regarding the exchange of ferns between the USNM and Eduard Rosenstock of Gotha, Germany, 1908 (#21691); correspondence with Raymond Carroll Osburn of Columbia University regarding his work on North American bryozoans, 1908 (#21704); correspondence with Charles Cleveland Nutting concerning his work on the USNM collection of Hawaiian Alcyonaria, 1908 (#21706).

Box 73 of 672

Box 74

#22085 - #23240. Includes material regarding SI involvement in the International Photographic Exposition, Dresden, 1909 (#22340); correspondence concerning a controversy between the USNM and Hubert Lyman Clark of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1907-1909. Correspondents include Samuel Henshaw (#22477). Also included is correspondence with Roy L. Moodie of the University of Kansas regarding his work on the USNM collection of carboniferous amphibia, 1908-1909 (#22532); correspondence with Charles Lincoln Edwards regarding his work on the USNM collection of holothurians, 1908-1909 (#22655); correspondence with Ales Hrdlicka concerning his collecting work while serving on the Metropolitan Museum of Art Expedition to Egypt, 1909 (#23058).

Box 74 of 672

Box 75

#23263 - #24164. Includes a file on the Alfred Vail telegraph relics in the USNM, 1885-1909. Much of the correspondence regards a controversy between the USNM and Stephen Vail concerning the exhibiting of the relics (#23530). Also includes material regarding the proposed transfer, to the USNM, of the exhibit of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1896, 1906-1909, 1916 (#24085).

Box 75 of 672

Box 76

#24165 - #25487. Includes material documenting an exchange between the USNM and the American Museum of Natural History, in which the National Museum's Cope Collection was exchanged for various geologic and paleontological specimens from the AMNH collections, 1900-1909. Correspondents include James W. Gidley, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Charles D. Walcott, and George P. Merrill (#24165). Also includes material concerning museum policy toward the loan of type specimens, 1893-1914 (#24416); material documenting USNM relations with the Museum Fur Volkerkunde, Leipzig, Germany, 1909-1913 (#24537); correspondence with Theodor Mortensen of the Zoological Museum of Copenhagen regarding his work, "On Some West Indian Echinoids," USNM Bulletin #74, 1910 (#24611).

Box 76 of 672

Box 77

#25488 - #26895. Includes material regarding the withdrawal of the Hippisley Collection of Chinese porcelain from the USNM, 1909-1912 (#26889).

Box 77 of 672

Box 78

#26933 - #28174. Includes correspondence regarding Arthur deC. Sowerby's work collecting natural history specimens (for the USNM) in China, 1909-1922 (#26936); correspondence regarding Ales Hrdlicka's studies on Eskimo crania, 1909-1910 (#26993); correspondence with Wilbur Wright regarding USNM attempts to obtain a model of the Wright Brothers' airplane, 1908-1910, 1928 (#28174).

Box 78 of 672

Box 79

#28200 1/2 - #29981. Includes USNM file on specimens distributed for study and exchange from 1881-1922, 1922 (#28200 1/2); USNM file on gifts to the United States from the Imaum of Muscat, 1887-1910 (#28518); correspondence regarding the collecting of specimens from the Arizona Fossil Forest, 1907-1910 (#29078); correspondence concerning an expedition to Java by Owen Bryant and William Palmer, 1910 (#29314); USNM file on museum participation at scientific congresses (1883-1910), 1910 (#29917); correspondence with Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., regarding his work on the mammals collected on the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition, 1910 (#29981).

Box 79 of 672

Box 80

#30316 - #32497. Includes correspondence regarding Ales Hrdlicka's field work in Argentina, 1910 (#30379); correspondence regarding the E. A. Wakefield collection of Basuto pottery, 1911-1917 (#31909).

Box 80 of 672

Box 81

#32501 - #33488. Includes correspondence regarding a controversy between the USNM and the Museum of Comparative Zoology over the USNM collection of Philippine Medusae, 1909-1917 (#32656); correspondence with Harry R. Caldwell regarding an offer to collect natural history specimens in China, 1911-1913 (#32933).

Box 81 of 672

Box 82

#33501 - #34597. Includes correspondence with Rene Koehler of the University of Lyon, France, regarding his work on the USNM collection of ophiurans, 1910-1915 (#33568); correspondence with James W. Gidley regarding a fossil collecting excursion to Montana, 1911 (#33796); correspondence regarding a planned big game hunting trip to New Brunswick by Kermit Roosevelt, 1911. Correspondents include Theodore Roosevelt (#34193). Also includes correspondence with Edmund Heller regarding his work as Smithsonian field naturalist on the Rainey African Expedition, 1911 (#34431).

Box 82 of 672

Box 83

#34600 - #35300. Includes correspondence regarding USNM participation in the New York Electrical Exposition, 1911 (#34682); correspondence regarding a collecting trip to the Bahama Islands by Alfred Goldsbourough Mayer, T. Wayland Vaughan, and Paul Bartsch, 1911-1912 (#34750).

Box 83 of 672

Box 84

#35308 - #35875. Includes correspondence with Edmund Heller regarding his work as Smithsonian field naturalist on the Rainey African Expedition, 1911 (#35391); correspondence concerning the William Joseph Hammer Scientific Collection, 1911, 1932-1938 (#35416).

Box 84 of 672

Box 85

#35876 - #36125. Includes correspondence regarding the Smithsonian-Harvard expedition to the Altai Mountains of Siberia, 1912. Correspondents include Theodore Lyman, Samuel Henshaw, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., and Ned Hollister (#36120).

Box 85 of 672

Box 86

#36126 - #36350

Box 86 of 672

Box 87

#36351 - #36626

Box 87 of 672

Box 88

#36626 - #36875

Box 88 of 672

Box 89

#36876 - #37075. Includes correspondence with Copley P. Amory, Jr., regarding a collecting trip to Alaska, 1912 (#36938).

Box 89 of 672

Box 90

#37076 - #37325

Box 90 of 672

Box 91

#37326 - #37575. Includes correspondence concerning the James D. S. Chalmers collection of minerals, 1912-1918, 1939-1940 (#37533).

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Box 92

#37576 - #37850

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Box 93

#37851 - #38100. Includes correspondence with Edmund Heller and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England, regarding the collection of plants made by the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition of 1909, 1910-1912 (#37906).

Box 93 of 672

Box 94

#38101 - #38350. Includes correspondence with Brent I. Altsheler regarding a proposed expedition to Africa, 1912-1913 (#38312).

Box 94 of 672

Box 95

#38351 - #38600

Box 95 of 672

Box 96

#38601 - #38700

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Box 97

#38701 - #38950. Includes correspondence with John Percy Moore of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia regarding a controversy over the ownership of a collection of annelids, 1910-1912 (#38828).

Box 97 of 672

Box 98

#38951 - #39200

Box 98 of 672

Box 99

#39201 - #39450. Includes correspondence with George Mixter regarding his collecting trip, for the USNM, to Siberia, 1913 (#39253); correspondence with Kermit Roosevelt regarding his collecting work in Brazil, 1913 (#39282); correspondence regarding efforts by the USNM and Congress to purchase the McIntire collection of historical objects, 1913-1914 (#39419).

Box 99 of 672

Box 100

#39451 - #39675. Includes correspondence regarding a collection of firearms lent to the USNM by the U.S. Cartridge Company, 1911-1913 (#39655).

Box 100 of 672

Box 101

#39676 - #39875

Box 101 of 672

Box 102

#39876 - #40050. Includes correspondence with Charles Fuller Baker regarding the deposit of his collection of Philippine insects in the USNM, 1913 (#39998); correspondence with Samuel Mixter regarding a collecting trip to the Alaskan Peninsula and the Pribiloff Islands, 1913 (#39999); correspondence with Albert M. Reese regarding a collecting expedition to the Philippine Islands under the auspices of the USNM, 1913 (#40035).

Box 102 of 672

Box 103

#40051 - #40300. Includes correspondence with Nathaniel Lord Britton, Daniel Trembly McDougal, and Joseph Nelson Rose regarding an expedition to the West Indies to investigate cacti, 1912-1913 (#40297).

Box 103 of 672

Box 104

#40301 - #40550. Includes correspondence documenting relations between the USNM and the National Museum of Venezuela, 1913-1920 (#40499).

Box 104 of 672

Box 105

#40551 - #40775. Includes correspondence with Joseph Nelson Rose regarding his expedition with Nathaniel Lord Britton to study the cacti of the West Indies, 1913 (#40551).

Box 105 of 672

Box 106

#40776 - #41025

Box 106 of 672

Box 107

#41026 - #41200

Box 107 of 672

Box 108

#41201 - #41450

Box 108 of 672

Box 109

#41451 - #41725. Includes correspondence with Ernest de Koven Leffingwell regarding his work collecting fossils from Alaska for the USNM, 1913 (#41608).

Box 109 of 672

Box 110

#41726 - #41975

Box 110 of 672

Box 111

#41976 - #42175. Includes correspondence with the Bureau of Science, Manila, regarding a collection of Philippine mollusks transmitted to the USNM, 1909-1914. Correspondents include Alvin Joseph Cox and Paul Bartsch (#42039). Also includes correspondence with the Lincoln Memorial Commission regarding an analysis, by George P. Merrill, of the marble selected for use in the construction of the memorial, 1913 (#42095).

Box 111 of 672

Box 112

#42176 - #42375. Includes correspondence regarding USNM participation in the competition to select a design for the Oliver Hazard Perry Memorial, 1911-1913 (#42179), correspondence with Fred Baker concerning a collecting trip to the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand, 1913 (#42370).

Box 112 of 672

Box 113

#42376 - #42625. Includes correspondence with Joseph C. Thompson regarding his collecting work at Puget Sound, Washington, 1913 (#42552): correspondence with Charles Schuchert regarding his work on fossil starfish, 1913 (#42580).

Box 113 of 672

Box 114

#42626 - #42850

Box 114 of 672

Box 115

#42851 - #43100

Box 115 of 672

Box 116

#43101 - #43325. Includes correspondence with Elton Clark regarding an expedition to Africa, 1913-1915 (#43301).

Box 116 of 672

Box 117

#43326 - #43575. Includes correspondence regarding the development of the Division of Mineral Technology, USNM, 1914 (#43510).

Box 117 of 672

Box 118

#43576 - #43825. Includes correspondence with Harlan Ingersoll Smith regarding the development of the Rocky Mountains Park Museum, Banff, Canada, 1914-1915 (#43707); correspondence regarding a controversy between J. Cummings Vail and the USNM over certain telegraph exhibits, 1913-1914 (#43811).

Box 118 of 672

Box 119

#43826 - #44025. Includes correspondence with C. T. Summerson regarding a collecting trip to Alaska, 1914 (#43951).

Box 119 of 672

Box 120

#44026 - #44275

Box 120 of 672

Box 121

#44276 - #44525. Includes correspondence regarding an attempt by the USNM to secure type mammals described by R. A. Philippi, as a loan from the National Museum of Chile, 1914. Correspondents include Joseph Nelson Rose (#44359). Also includes correspondence concerning the Georg Herman Baur natural history collection from the Galapagos Islands, 1914 (#44521); correspondence with George Thorton Emmons regarding his ethnological collections from the Pacific Northwest, 1913-1914 (#44522).

Box 121 of 672

Box 122

#44526 - #44800. Includes correspondence concerning William A. Stanton's contributions as a collector for the USNM, 1914 (#44762).

Box 122 of 672

Box 123

#44801 - #45025. Includes correspondence regarding efforts by the USNM to secure specimens of mammals from Yellowstone National Park, 1914 (#44819); correspondence with Harlan Ingersoll Smith concerning the development of the Rocky Mountains Park Museum, 1914 (#44871); correspondence regarding the building stone collection of the USNM, 1912 (#44999).

Box 123 of 672

Box 124

#45026 - #45300

Box 124 of 672

Box 125

#45301 - #45500. Includes USNM file on the museum collection of postage stamps, 1910-1934 (#45356).

Box 125 of 672

Box 126

#45501 - #45750. Includes correspondence with Fred Baker regarding his collecting activities in Japan, 1914 (#45595).

Box 126 of 672

Box 127

#45751 - #46000. Includes correspondence with Samuel Frederick Hildebrand regarding his study of the fishes collected by the Smithsonian Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone, 1914-1915 (#45929).

Box 127 of 672

Box 128

#46001 - #46250. Includes correspondence regarding an exchange between the USNM and the Irkutsk Museum, Siberia, 1912-1914 (#46079).

Box 128 of 672

Box 129

#46251 - #46500

Box 129 of 672

Box 130

#46501 - #46750. Includes correspondence regarding the distribution of mammals collected by the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition, 1913-1915 (#46740).

Box 130 of 672

Box 131

#46751 - #47000. Includes correspondence with George G. Heye regarding his gift of skeletal material to the USNM, 1914-1915 (#46876); correspondence regarding USNM involvement in the Yale-National Geographic Peruvian Expedition of 1914-1915, 1915-1917. Correspondents include Hiram Bingham, Ales Hrdlicka, and William Henry Holmes (#46898). Also includes correspondence with Joseph C. Thompson regarding the USNM exhibit at the Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915 (#46953).

Box 131 of 672

Box 132

#47001 - #47275

Box 132 of 672

Box 133

#47276 - #47500. Includes correspondence regarding relations between the USNM and the Oakland Public Museum, 1914-1916 (#47400); correspondence with Charles Schuchert regarding his work on fossil starfish, 1914-1915 (#47469); correspondence pertaining to the working up of the East Africa Mammal collections in the USNM, including recommendations that Ned Hollister assume responsibility for the work, replacing Edmund Heller, 1915 (#47472); correspondence with Henry R. Amory concerning a proposed scientific expedition to the North Atlantic, 1915 (#47475).

Box 133 of 672

Box 134

#47501 - #47750. Includes correspondence regarding the late Frederick William True's work on the fossil cetaceans of Virginia and North Carolina, 1915 (#47677).

Box 134 of 672

Box 135

#47751 - #48000. Includes correspondence with Thomas E. Winecoff regarding his collecting activity in Alaska, 1915 (#47761).

Box 135 of 672

Box 136

#48001 - #48225. Includes correspondence with the American Smelting and Refining Company regarding the development of the Division of Mineral Technology, USNM, 1915 (#48200).

Box 136 of 672

Box 137

#48226 - #48450. Includes correspondence with William Jacob Holland of the Carnegie Museum and Richard S. Lull of the Peabody Museum regarding their study of Brontosaurus fossils, 1915-1933 (#48345); correspondence with Charles Rochester Eastman regarding his work on the USNM collection of fossil fishes, 1913-1915 (#48427); USNM file on rules and regulations governing accessions, 1880-1920 (#48429).

Box 137 of 672

Box 138

#48451 - #48700. Includes correspondence concerning a proposed exchange of ethnological and skeletal material between the USNM and the Bureau of Science, Manila, Philippine Islands, 1913-1914 (#48547); correspondence with Minnie E. Watson regarding her work on crustacea, 1915 (#48590); correspondence with Charles Rochester Eastman regarding his work on the USNM collection of fossil fishes, 1915 (#48651).

Box 138 of 672

Box 139

#48701 - #48950

Box 139 of 672

Box 140

#48951 - #49175. Includes correspondence regarding an exchange between the USNM and the Division of Botany, Department of Agriculture, Union of South Africa, 1914-1916 (#49079); correspondence with Rene Koehler regarding his work on the USNM collection of Ophiurans, 1915 (#49115); correspondence regarding the Simon Newcomb papers housed in the USNM, 1915-1916 (#49134).

Box 140 of 672

Box 141

#49176 - #49400. Includes correspondence with J. Cummings Vail regarding Alfred Vail and the early history of the telegraph, 1915 (#49232).

Box 141 of 672

Box 142

#49401 - #49675. Includes correspondence with the Bureau of Fisheries regarding the discovery of mummies and skeletal material on the Aleutian Islands, 1915-1916. Correspondents include Harry John Christoffers (#49417). Also includes correspondence with Charles Atwood Kofoid regarding his plans for a trip to Japan and Ceylon to investigate pearl fisheries, 1915 (#49520); correspondence regarding a gift of ethnological and archeological specimens from USNM to the Reading (Pennsylvania) Public Museum and Art Gallery, 1915 (#49630); correspondence with Theodor Mortensen of the Zoological Museum of Copenhagen regarding a collecting trip to Panama, 1915 (#49657).

Box 142 of 672

Box 143

#49676 - #50025. Includes correspondence with Leonhard Stejneger regarding the 9th International Zoological Congress, Florence, Italy, 1913 (#49861), and correspondence regarding the Leander Trowbridge Chamberlain bequest for promoting the increase and scientific value of the Isaac Lea collection of gems and mollusks, 1894-1917 (#50014).

Box 143 of 672

Box 144

#50035 - #50250

Box 144 of 672

Box 145

#50251 - #50475. Includes material regarding USNM relations with the Bureau of Science, Manila, Philippine Islands, including (1) correspondence with Fred Baker and General Frank McIntyre concerning the rumored dissolution of the Bureau and the possible loss of the collections, 1914; (2) correspondence regarding efforts by the USNM to secure a collection of Philippine ethnological specimens exhibited at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, and later at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 1904-1915; (3) papers relating to the proposed transfer of an entomological collection from the Bureau of Science to the USNM, 1915 (#50350).

Box 145 of 672

Box 146

#50476 - #50750. Includes correspondence regarding exhibiting the Langley Aerodrome, 1915 (#50660).

Box 146 of 672

Box 147

#50751 - #50900. Correspondence numbered 50876 to 50889 concerns the Owen Bryant-William Palmer collecting expedition to Java, 1909-1910. The correspondence concerns plans for the expedition, terms of agreement between Bryant and the USNM, personal differences between Palmer and Bryant, the transmission of specimens collected, and the working-up of collections, 1908-1922.

Box 147 of 672

Box 148

#50901. Correspondence regarding USNM involvement at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, ca. 1904-1906. Most of the material concerns efforts by the USNM to secure specimens exhibited at St. Louis.

Box 148 of 672

Box 149

#50901 (contd.) - #50950

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Box 150

#50951 - #51200. Correspondence numbered 51126-51144 concerns USNM involvement at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915. Most of the material concerns efforts by the USNM to secure specimens exhibited at San Francisco. Correspondents include William deC. Ravenel.

Box 150 of 672

Box 151

#51201 - #51375. Includes correspondence regarding efforts by the USNM to obtain the United States Steel Corporation exhibit at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 1915 (#51212); correspondence concerning an offer by George D. Seymour to present the USNM with a collection of clocks, 1914-1915 (#51229); material regarding the USNM postal stamp collection, 1915 (#51261); correspondence regarding the development of the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1916-1919. Correspondents include Edward F. Bigelow and Paul G. Howes (#51297).

Box 151 of 672

Box 152

#51376 - #51650

Box 152 of 672

Box 153

#51651 - #51925. Includes correspondence regarding an exchange of mollusks between the USNM and W. H. Turton, 1916 (#51870).

Box 153 of 672

Box 154

#51926 - #52200

Box 154 of 672

Box 155

#52201 - #52450. Includes correspondence regarding USNM involvement at the Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 1915 (#52349); correspondence concerning a proposed exchange between the USNM and the National Museum of Mexico, 1915-1916. Correspondents include Alfonso L. Herrera (#52350). Also includes correspondence with Theodore D. A. Cockerell regarding the planned publication of a systematic list of the higher groups of animals, 1916 (#52425).

Box 155 of 672

Box 156

#52451 - #52775

Box 156 of 672

Box 157

#52776 - #53100. Includes correspondence regarding the collection of memorabilia and laboratory apparatus of Joseph Priestley in the USNM. Much of the material concerns the loan of the collection to the Priestley Museum, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, 1916-1956 (#53098).

Box 157 of 672

Box 158

#53101 - #53550. Includes correspondence with Charles Fuller Baker regarding a proposed plan for field work in the Malayan countries, 1915-1916 (#53338).

Box 158 of 672

Box 159

#53551 - #53800

Box 159 of 672

Box 160

#53801 - #54075. Includes correspondence with Ruben Myron Strong regarding his study of the Albatross. Much of the material concerns efforts by the USNM to obtain Albatross specimens from the Midway Islands, 1914-1916 (#53833).

Box 160 of 672

Box 161

#54076 - #54350. Includes correspondence regarding Barton Warren Evermann's study of the USNM collection of Peruvian fish, 1912-1915 (#54224).

Box 161 of 672

Box 162

#54351 - #54625. Includes correspondence with Rene Koehler regarding his work on the USNM collection of Ophiurans, 1916-1920 (#54385).

Box 162 of 672

Box 163

#54626 - #54825. Includes correspondence regarding USNM involvement in the analysis of materials selected for use in the construction of the Lincoln Memorial, 1912-1913 (#54650); correspondence with the Submarine Film Corporation regarding an exhibition of motion pictures taken below the surface of the sea, 1914 (#54651); correspondence regarding an offer by American Telephone and Telegraph Company to donate an exhibit to the USNM illustrating the transcontinental telephone line, 1916-1917 (#54653); correspondence regarding the shipment of ammunition to Cecil Boden Kloss and Henry Cushier Raven for use in collecting mammals and birds from Singapore, 1916-1917 (#54707).

Box 163 of 672

Box 164

#54826 - #55050. Includes correspondence with Charles Fuller Baker concerning his plan for the extension of biological field work in the Malayan countries, 1916 (#54862); correspondence with Oldfield Thomas, of the British Museum (Natural History) regarding his study of the USNM collection of Peruvian mammals, 1916-1921 (#54881); correspondence regarding efforts by the USNM to secure for exhibition the original Wright Brothers airplane, 1916. Correspondents include Orville Wright and Alexander Graham Bell (#55029).

Box 164 of 672

Box 165

#55051 - #55325. Includes copies of reports by Ales Hrdlicka on his trip to Europe to examine human fossil remains, 1912, and his collecting trip to Peru, 1913 (#55180); correspondence with The Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Company regarding the possible acquisition of the airplane, "June Bug," 1911 and 1937-1938 (#55197); copies of reports by Frederick L. Lewton regarding his trips to eastern manufacturing cities to secure exhibits for the Division of Textiles, USNM, 1912-1915 (#55252).

Box 165 of 672

Box 166

#55326 - #55600

Box 166 of 672

Box 167

#55601 - #55850

Box 167 of 672

Box 168

#55851 - #56075. Includes a report by Frederick William True on the museums of New York, 1906 (#55903); correspondence regarding the reported discovery, by Elias Howard Sellards, of fossil human remains at Vero, Florida, 1916 (#56016); correspondence regarding a controversy between James Cummings Vail and the USNM over the museum's method of exhibiting artifacts relating to the history of the telegraph, 1915-1916 (#56029).

Box 168 of 672

Box 169

#56076 - #56300. Includes correspondence with Lincoln Ellsworth, mostly concerning offers to perform field work for the USNM, 1916-1922 (#56161).

Box 169 of 672

Box 170

#56301 - #56650

Box 170 of 672

Box 171

#56651 - #56900

Box 171 of 672

Box 172

#56901 - #57200

Box 172 of 672

Box 173

#57201 - #57525. Includes correspondence regarding relations between the USNM and the National Geological Survey of China. Most of the material relates to the identification of fossil specimens by the USNM, 1915-1927. Correspondents include John Gunnar Andersson (#57421). Also includes correspondence regarding the possible acquisition of the Robert C. Hall ethnological collection by the USNM, 1917-1918 (#57481).

Box 173 of 672

Box 174

#57526 - #57785. Includes correspondence concerning a proposed exploration of the Orinoco Valley, Venezuela, by Major C. C. Smith, USA, 1916-1917 (#57575).

Box 174 of 672

Box 175

#57800 - #58025

Box 175 of 672

Box 176

#58026 - #58225. Includes correspondence with Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman of the University of Toronto concerning his work on the USNM collection of Pacific ascidians, 1909-1922.

Box 176 of 672

Box 177

#58226 - #58550. Includes correspondence with Reuben Myron Strong regarding his study of the anatomy of birds, 1917-1946 (#58378).

Box 177 of 672

Box 178

#58551 - #58775. Includes correspondence regarding the death of Randolph Iltyd Geare, 1917 (#58599); correspondence regarding a gift of Paleozoic fossils from the USNM to the University of Virginia, 1917 (#58694).

Box 178 of 672

Box 179

#58776 - #58975. Includes correspondence concerning the exchange of anthropological collections between the USNM and the museum of the Catholic University of America, 1917-1918. Correspondents include Henry Hyvernat and Romain Francois Butin (#58806). Also includes correspondence with Theodoor de Booy concerning his collecting work in the West Indies, 1916-1917 (#58894); correspondence regarding Walter Kenrick Fisher's work on Philippine starfish, 1917-1918 (#58926); correspondence regarding the Dwight J. Partello bequest, 1915-1922 (#58953).

Box 179 of 672

Box 180

#58976 - #59325. Includes correspondence regarding plants collected by the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition of 1909, 1911 (#59004); correspondence regarding a motor used by Emile Berliner in his helicopter experiment, which was exhibited in the USNM, 1917-1919 (#59095).

Box 180 of 672

Box 181

#59326 - #59600

Box 181 of 672

Box 182

#59601 - #59925

Box 182 of 672

Box 183

#59926 - #60150. Includes correspondence regarding USNM participation in the Second Pan American Scientific Congress, 1915-1916 (#60063); report by William deC. Ravenel on the material acquired at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915-1916 (#60068).

Box 183 of 672

Box 184

#60151 - #60425. Includes correspondence regarding a lost collection of Philippine algae, 1917-1918. Correspondents include William Albert Setchell, Marshall Avery Howe, Hugh McCormick Smith, Frank S. Collins, and William Ralph Maxon (#60277).

Box 184 of 672

Box 185

#60426 - #60675. Includes correspondence regarding USNM relations with the Bourne Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1917-1918 (#60441).

Box 185 of 672

Box 186

#60676 - #61075. Includes correspondence concerning the bequest of Mrs. John B. Bernadou to the USNM, 1890, 1910-1917 (#60966); correspondence concerning Willard G. Van Name's work on the USNM collection of Philippine ascidians, 1917 (#61036).

Box 186 of 672

Box 187

#61075 - #61375. Includes correspondence regarding the Bernard Rogan Ross ethnological collections in the USNM, 1917-1919 (#61178).

Box 187 of 672

Box 188

#61376 - #61700. Includes correspondence with the American Red Cross and the Surgeon General of the Army regarding the suitability of sphagnum moss as a surgical dressing, 1917-1918 (#61384); correspondence with Henry A. Pilsbry regarding his work on the USNM collection of African mollusks, 1918 and 1932 (#61468).

Box 188 of 672

Box 189

#61701 - #62000

Box 189 of 672

Box 190

#62001 - #62350

Box 190 of 672

Box 191

#62351 - #62650. Includes correspondence regarding a gift of natural history specimens presented by the USNM to Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1918-1919 (#62396).

Box 191 of 672

Box 192

#62651 - #62950

Box 192 of 672

Box 193

#62951 - #63221. Includes correspondence with Edmund Heller regarding his work on Peruvian mammals, 1918 (#63006).

Box 193 of 672

Box 194

#63222. Includes correspondence regarding the use of the USNM building by The Bureau of War Risk Insurance during World War I, 1917-1919 (1 folder); correspondence regarding the establishment of an exhibit of material from World War I, 1916-1922. Most of the correspondence is with the War Department and concerns the acquisition of war materials (7 folders).

Box 194 of 672

Box 195

#63223 - #63525

Box 195 of 672

Box 196

#63526 - #63775. Includes correspondence with Henry Weed Fowler regarding his work on the USNM collection of fishes collected by the Wilkes Exploring Expedition, 1918-1920 (#63531); correspondence regarding a collection of textile specimens lent to the USNM by Mrs. James W. Pinchot, 1915-1920. Correspondents include Gifford Pinchot (#63549). Also includes correspondence regarding a controversy over the USNM's method of exchanging duplicate postal stamps from its collections, 1916 (#63652); correspondence regarding the acquisition by the USNM of the Richard Mansfield Collection of Theatrical Costumes, 1918-1919 (#63732).

Box 196 of 672

Box 197

#63776 - #64100

Box 197 of 672

Box 198

#64101 - #64250. Includes correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to the State Teachers College, East Radford, Virginia, 1915-1932 (#64114); also includes #48426.

Box 198 of 672

Box 199

#64251 - #64450. Includes correspondence regarding USNM participation in the International Fishery Congress of 1908 (#64307); correspondence regarding a planned collecting trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti by William Louis Abbott, 1918 (#64316).

Box 199 of 672

Box 200

#64451 - #64675. Includes correspondence regarding efforts by the USNM to secure the release of Arthur deC. Sowerby from service in the British Army, 1919. Also contains plans for Sowerby's exploration of South China (#64593); correspondence concerning a gift from the museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation to the USNM of skeletal material from excavations at Hawikuh, New Mexico, 1918-1919 (#64607).

Box 200 of 672

Box 201

#64676 - #64875

Box 201 of 672

Box 202

#64876 - #65100. Includes correspondence regarding the restoration of Pithecanthropus, Chapelle-auxSaints and Heidelberg skulls by James H. McGregor of Columbia University, 1918-1919 (#64950).

Box 202 of 672

Box 203

#65101 - #65250. Includes correspondence regarding USNM relations with The American Association of Museums, 1919-1925 (#65165).

Box 203 of 672

Box 204

#65251 - #65500

Box 204 of 672

Box 205

#65501 - #65775. Includes correspondence with Joseph A. Cushman regarding his work on the USNM collection of foraminifera, 1918-1919 (#65660); correspondence with Willis Alonzo Dewey of the University of Michigan regarding the Division of Medicine, USNM, 1918-1919 (#65662 and #65663).

Box 205 of 672

Box 206

#65776 - #66000. Includes correspondence regarding the acquisition of the B. F. Chandler herbarium by the USNM, 1918-1919 (#65957).

Box 206 of 672

Box 207

#66001 - #66250. Includes correspondence with William Louis Abbott regarding his collecting work in Santo Domingo, 1919 (#66086).

Box 207 of 672

Box 208

#66251 - #66475

Box 208 of 672

Box 209

#66476 - #66750

Box 209 of 672

Box 210

#66751 - #67000

Box 210 of 672

Box 211

#67001 - #67275

Box 211 of 672

Box 212

#67276 - #67550

Box 212 of 672

Box 213

#67551 - #67775. Includes correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to St. Joseph Junior College, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1919-1927 (#67553); correspondence concerning the possible acquisition by the USNM of skeletal material collected by the Pecos Expedition of the Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1919. Correspondents include Alfred Vincent Kidder (#67579).

Box 213 of 672

Box 214

#67776 - #68000. Includes correspondence regarding a proposed joint study of Philippine flora by the Philippine Bureau of Science and the USNM, 1915-1924 (#67969).

Box 214 of 672

Box 215

#68001 - #68275. Includes correspondence regarding the Morris Loeb Collection of Chemical Compounds in the USNM, 1917-1923 (#68055); correspondence with William Louis Abbott regarding a collecting trip to Haiti, 1919-1920 (#68114); correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, 1920-1924 (#68175).

Box 215 of 672

Box 216

#68276 - #68550

Box 216 of 672

Box 217

#68551 - #68800. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham regarding his collecting work in China, 1920 (#68671).

Box 217 of 672

Box 218

#68801 - #69025

Box 218 of 672

Box 219

#69026 - #69300. Includes correspondence regarding the proposed George Washington Memorial Building, planned for construction on the Mall, 1914-1940 (#69042).

Box 219 of 672

Box 220

#69301 - #69525. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham regarding his collecting work in China, 1920 (#69334); correspondence regarding loans from the USNM to the Pan American Union, 1920-1921, 1941-1942 (#69397); correspondence regarding Paul Bartsch's study of the American shipworm, 1920 (#69404).

Box 220 of 672

Box 221

#69526 - #69700. Includes correspondence regarding attempts by the SI to acquire the Donn Collection of clothing worn by Abraham Lincoln at the time of his assassination, 1920-1967 (#69608); correspondence regarding a proposed expedition to Costa Rica by K. I. Herman and John Alden Loring, 1920-1921 (#69651).

Box 221 of 672

Box 222

#69701 - #69950

Box 222 of 672

Box 223

#69951 - #70175

Box 223 of 672

Box 224

#70176 - #70400

Box 224 of 672

Box 225

#70401 - #70650. Includes correspondence with William Louis Abbott regarding his collecting trip to Santo Domingo, 1920 (#70469); correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to the Louisiana State School for the Blind, 1920-1921 (#70574).

Box 225 of 672

Box 226

#70651 - #70875. Includes correspondence with the American Association of Economic Entomologists regarding the development of the Division of Entomology, USNM, 1913-1921. Correspondents include John June Davis and Theodore D. A. Cockerell (#70739).

Box 226 of 672

Box 227

#70876 - #71100. Includes correspondence with E. W. Deming regarding a collecting trip to Colombia, 1920 (#71093).

Box 227 of 672

Box 228

#71101 - #71325

Box 228 of 672

Box 229

#71326 - #71575. Includes correspondence regarding films from the Smithsonian-Universal Film Manufacturing Co. African Expedition, 1920 (#71327); correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, 1911-1938 (#71419).

Box 229 of 672

Box 230

#71576 - #71775. Includes correspondence regarding USNM participation in the International Silk Exposition, New York, 1921. Correspondents include Robert Stewart Culin (#71608).

Box 230 of 672

Box 231

#71776 - #72025. Includes correspondence regarding John Merton Aldrich's entomological exploration of Alaska, 1921 (#71876); correspondence with Henry Weed Fowler regarding his study of the USNM collection of Formosan fishes, 1921 (#71954).

Box 231 of 672

Box 232

#72026 - #72225. Includes correspondence regarding gifts and loans from the USNM to the Newark Museum Association, 1921-1926 (#72109); correspondence regarding the condemnation and disposition of old records of the USNM, 1921-1942 (#72138); correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1921-1926 (#72187).

Box 232 of 672

Box 233

#72226 - #72500

Box 233 of 672

Box 234

#72501 - #72725

Box 234 of 672

Box 235

#72726 - #72975. Includes correspondence with Arthur deC. Sowerby regarding his collecting work in China, 1921 (#72909).

Box 235 of 672

Box 236

#72976 - #73075. Includes correspondence concerning the Charles Francis Jenkins-Thomas Armat controversy over motion picture machines exhibited in the USNM, 1921-1928 (#73055).

Box 236 of 672

Box 237

#73076 - #73300. Includes correspondence regarding a planned botanical collecting trip to Central America by Paul Carpenter Standley, 1921. Correspondents include Nathaniel Lord Britton and B. L. Robinson (#73254). Also includes correspondence with Neil M. Judd regarding the Pueblo Bonito Expedition of the National Geographic Society, 1921 (#73260).

Box 237 of 672

Box 238

#73301 - #73525

Box 238 of 672

Box 239

#73527 - #73750. Includes correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1921, 1934 (#73636); correspondence regarding the sale of the Frank S. Collins herbarium and library, 1920-1922 (#73649).

Box 239 of 672

Box 240

#73751 - #74000. Includes correspondence with Arthur Cleveland Bent regarding his work on life histories of North American petrels and pelicans, 1921 (#73778).

Box 240 of 672

Box 241

#74001 - #74250. Includes correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to the National Museum of Guatemala, 1921-1924, 1935 (#74223).

Box 241 of 672

Box 242

#74251 - #74450

Box 242 of 672

Box 243

#74451 - #74650. Includes correspondence regarding USNM involvement in the search for the Port Orford (Oregon) Meteorite, 1900-1902, 1917-1947. Correspondents include William F. Foshag, Joseph Silas Diller, Robert M. Harrison, Myron O. Kilgore (#74505).

Box 243 of 672

Box 244

#74651 - #74875

Box 244 of 672

Box 245

#74876 - #75150

Box 245 of 672

Box 246

#75151 - #75400

Box 246 of 672

Box 247

#75401 - #75625

Box 247 of 672

Box 248

#75626 - #75825. Includes correspondence with Charles Russell Orcutt regarding his collecting work in Mexico, 1919-1922. The material also contains a statement by William Ralph Maxon regarding Orcutt and his work (#75720).

Box 248 of 672

Box 249

#75826 - #76025. Includes correspondence concerning gifts from the USNM to Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, 1922-1931 (#75869).

Box 249 of 672

Box 250

#76026 - #76275. Includes correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois, 1922-1923 (#76042).

Box 250 of 672

Box 251

#76276 - #76450. Includes correspondence regarding the establishment of a public health exhibit in the USNM, 1922-1924 (#76354).

Box 251 of 672

Box 252

#76451 - #76600. Includes correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to the Harriman Museum, Harriman, Tennessee, 1922-1928 (#76542).

Box 252 of 672

Box 253

#76601 - #76646. Includes correspondence regarding the proposed establishment of a National Museum of Engineering and Industry under the direction of the Smithsonian, 1922-1933 (#76646).

Box 253 of 672

Box 254

#76647 - #76850

Box 254 of 672

Box 255

#76851 - #77050. Includes correspondence with Robert Sterling Clark regarding a proposed collecting trip to China, 1922-1923 (#76877); correspondence regarding USNM involvement in the Pageant of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1922 (#76927); correspondence regarding the H. H. Noice Eskimo collection, 1922 (#76936).

Box 255 of 672

Box 256

#77051 -#77275. Includes correspondence with Arthur deC. Sowerby regarding his collecting work in China, 1922 (#77206).

Box 256 of 672

Box 257

#77276 - #77525. Includes correspondence with R. T. Burge regarding his African expeditions, 1922-1927 (#77501).

Box 257 of 672

Box 258

#77526 - #77775. Includes correspondence with Henry Weed Fowler regarding his work on the USNM collection of fishes made by the Albatross during 1907-1910, 1922-1942 (#77756).

Box 258 of 672

Box 259

#77776 - #77950

Box 259 of 672

Box 260

#77951 - #78175

Box 260 of 672

Box 261

#78176 - #78375. Includes correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to Alabama Central College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1922-1923 (#78238).

Box 261 of 672

Box 262

#78376 - 478625. Includes correspondence with Charles Russell Orcutt regarding his botanical collecting work in Arizona, 1922 (#78444).

Box 262 of 672

Box 263

#78626 - #78850. Includes correspondence with Robert Broom regarding his paleontological field work in South Africa, 1922-1923 (#78627).

Box 263 of 672

Box 264

#78851 - #78925. Includes correspondence regarding the Division of Graphic Arts, USNM Traveling Exhibit #1, "How Prints are Made," 1934-1949 (#78921).

Box 264 of 672

Box 265

#78926 - #79125

Box 265 of 672

Box 266

#79126 - #79325. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham regarding his collecting work in China, 1922-1923 (#79146).

Box 266 of 672

Box 267

#79326 - #79525. Includes correspondence with Theodore D. A. Cockerell regarding a proposed collecting trip to Siberia, 1923 (#79432); correspondence with Charles R. Aschemeier and Arthur H. Fisher concerning their collecting expedition to the Amazon River basin in Brazil, 1923 (#79435).

Box 267 of 672

Box 268

#79526 - #79713. Includes correspondence with Hugh McCormick Smith regarding his collecting work in Siam, 1923-1924 (#79577).

Box 268 of 672

Box 269

#79714. Contains correspondence regarding the Division of Graphic Arts, USNM, Traveling Exhibit #2, "How Prints are Made," 1923-1948.

Box 269 of 672

Box 270

#79715 - #79900

Box 270 of 672

Box 271

#79901 - #80125

Box 271 of 672

Box 272

#80126 - #80375

Box 272 of 672

Box 273

#80376 - #80575

Box 273 of 672

Box 274

#80576 - #80775. Includes correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to Alabama College, Montevallo, Alabama, 1923-1930 (#80761).

Box 274 of 672

Box 275

#80776 - #80950. Includes correspondence with Paul Carpenter Standley regarding his botanical field work in Panama and Costa Rica, 1923-1924 (#80941).

Box 275 of 672

Box 276

#80951 - #81150

Box 276 of 672

Box 277

#81151 - #81250. Includes correspondence regarding the death of Charles N. Hoy, who was collecting natural history specimens for the USNM in China, 1923-1924 (#81206); correspondence regarding a joint effort between the SI and the state of Pennsylvania resulting in the publication of "The Smithsonian Institution's Study of Natural Resources Applied to Pennsylvania's Resources," by Samuel S. Wyer (1923), 1922-1926 (#81206).

Box 277 of 672

Box 278

#81251 - #81450. Includes correspondence and publications concerning the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, including criticism by George P. Merrill, 1923 (#81409).

Box 278 of 672

Box 279

#81451 - #81675. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham regarding his collecting work in China, 1923-1924 (#81600).

Box 279 of 672

Box 280

#81676 - #81875. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham regarding his collecting work in China, 1924 (#81833).

Box 280 of 672

Box 281

#81876 - #82100

Box 281 of 672

Box 282

#82101 - #82300

Box 282 of 672

Box 283

#82301 - #82500. Includes correspondence regarding the Oldroyd Collection of Lincoln relics, 1922-1932 (#82471).

Box 283 of 672

Box 284

#82501 - #82675. Includes correspondence regarding George Washington relics in the USNM, 1924-1934 (#82646).

Box 284 of 672

Box 285

#82676 - #82900. Includes correspondence with Lee A. Collins regarding his inventions relating to talking motion pictures, 1924 (#82876).

Box 285 of 672

Box 286

#82901 - #83125. Includes correspondence with Elizabeth Deichmann regarding her collecting activities in Panama, 1924 (#82910).

Box 286 of 672

Box 287

#83126 - #83375. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham concerning his collecting activities in China, 1924 (#83203).

Box 287 of 672

Box 288

#83376 - #83750

Box 288 of 672

Box 289

#83751 - #84075. Includes correspondence regarding SI participation in the Sesquicentennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1926 (#83791).

Box 289 of 672

Box 290

#84076 - #84400. Includes correspondence with Kermit Roosevelt regarding ownership of mammal heads and skins he collected on the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition of 1909, 1924-1925 (#84397).

Box 290 of 672

Box 291

#84401 - #84625

Box 291 of 672

Box 292

#84626 - #85050

Box 292 of 672

Box 293

#85051 - #85425. Includes correspondence with Lincoln Ellsworth concerning his planned participation in the Amundsen-Ellsworth Polar Flying Expedition, 1924 (#85206).

Box 293 of 672

Box 294

#85426 - #85725. Includes correspondence regarding USNM participation in the second Marsh-Darien Expedition, 1924 (#85487).

Box 294 of 672

Box 295

#85726 - #86075

Box 295 of 672

Box 296

#86076 - #86375. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham regarding his collecting work in China, containing notes on his trips to Tatienlu and Songpan, 1924-1925 (#86177); correspondence regarding Ales Hrdlicka's trip to the Far East, Australia, and South Africa to conduct physical anthropology studies, 1925. The letter of 14 July 1925 includes Hrdlicka's views on William Jennings Bryan and the Scopes Monkey trial (#86192).

Box 296 of 672

Box 297

#86376 - #86675. Includes correspondence regarding Ales Hrdlicka's "Catalogue of Human Crania in the United States National Museum Collections," 1922-1941. Correspondents include Roland Burrage Dixon (#86402).

Box 297 of 672

Box 298

#86676 - #86875. Includes correspondence regarding the Division of Graphic Arts, USNM Traveling Exhibit #3, "How Prints are Made," 1932-1948 (#86849).

Box 298 of 672

Box 299

#86876 - #87275

Box 299 of 672

Box 300

#87276 - #87625. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham regarding his collecting activities in China, 1925 (#87561).

Box 300 of 672

Box 301

#87626 - #87900

Box 301 of 672

Box 302

#87901 - #88375. Includes correspondence regarding the death of John L. Baer while serving as Smithsonian representative on the Marsh-Darien Expedition of 1924, 1925 (#88350).

Box 302 of 672

Box 303

#88376 - #88650

Box 303 of 672

Box 304

#88651 - #89100

Box 304 of 672

Box 305

#89101 - #89300. Includes correspondence regarding the Division of Graphic Arts, USNM Traveling Exhibit #4, "How Prints are Made," 1932-1948 (#89127).

Box 305 of 672

Box 306

#89301 - #89575. Includes correspondence with Hugh McCormick Smith regarding his collecting work in Siam, 1925 (#89430).

Box 306 of 672

Box 307

#89576 - #89925. Includes correspondence regarding the Division of Graphic Arts, USNM Traveling Exhibit #6, "How Prints are Made," 1933-1946 (#89796).

Box 307 of 672

Box 308

#89926 - #90125

Box 308 of 672

Box 309

#90126 - #90375. Includes correspondence with Charles Torry Simpson regarding his financial assistance of Paul Bartsch's study of West Indian mollusks, 1925-1929 (#90242).

Box 309 of 672

Box 310

#90376 - #90825

Box 310 of 672

Box 311

#90826 - #91075

Box 311 of 672

Box 312

#91076 - #91400. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham regarding his collecting work in China, 1925 (#91202).

Box 312 of 672

Box 313

#91401 - #91600. Includes correspondence regarding loans from the USNM to the H. J. Heinz Co. for exhibition at the Heinz Ocean Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1926-1931 (#91479); correspondence regarding the Arthur Cleveland Bent collection of birds' eggs in the USNM, 1926-1935 (#91558).

Box 313 of 672

Box 314

#91601 - #91700. Includes correspondence regarding the Division of Graphic Arts, USNM Traveling Exhibit #5, 1926-1948 (#91682).

Box 314 of 672

Box 315

#91701 - #92050

Box 315 of 672

Box 316

#92051 - #92325

Box 316 of 672

Box 317

#92326 - #92675

Box 317 of 672

Box 318

#92676 - #92950. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham regarding his collections made in China, 1926 (#92696).

Box 318 of 672

Box 319

#92951 - #93200. Includes correspondence with Richard Evelyn Byrd regarding the possible acquisition of the airplane "Josephine Ford," which was used on the Byrd Polar Expedition, 1926-1927 (#93043).

Box 319 of 672

Box 320

#93201 - #93600. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham regarding his plans for collecting natural history specimens in China, 1926 (#93281); correspondence regarding the Thomas Jefferson writing desk in the USNM, 1924-1932 (#93330); correspondence regarding the Progress Exposition, New Haven, Connecticut, 1926-1927 (#93340).

Box 320 of 672

Box 321

#93601 - #93850. Includes reports on paleontological research conducted in Java submitted by the American Consul at Batavia, Java, 1926 (#93634).

Box 321 of 672

Box 322

#93851 - #94075

Box 322 of 672

Box 323

#94076 - #94375

Box 323 of 672

Box 324

#94376 - #94750

Box 324 of 672

Box 325

#94751 - #95050. Includes correspondence with the Wright Aeronautical Corporation regarding the possible acquisition by the USNM of a Wright Whirlwind J-5 airplane engine, 1927-1929 (#95032).

Box 325 of 672

Box 326

#95051 - #95350. Includes correspondence with Frank M. Carpenter regarding his study of the USNM collection of fossil insects, 1926-1928 (#95331).

Box 326 of 672

Box 327

#95351 - #95598. Includes a report by Hugh McCormick Smith on "The Fish of Siam," submitted by the American Consul at Bangkok, 1926 (#95573); correspondence regarding USNM participation at the International Exposition, Seville, Spain (1927), 1927-1930 (#95591).

Box 327 of 672

Box 328

#95599 - #95750. Includes a voluminous amount of correspondence with David C. Graham mostly concerning his collecting work for the USNM in Szechwan Province, West China, 1927-1940. Materials of special interest include correspondence regarding the progress of collecting expeditions, financial matters, collections made, and Graham's academic career at the University of Chicago (1927) and Harvard University (1932) (#95599).

Box 328 of 672

Box 329

#95751 - #96025. Includes correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to the Hastings Museum, Hastings, Nebraska, 1927-1941 (#95802).

Box 329 of 672

Box 330

#96026 - #96325

Box 330 of 672

Box 331

#96326 - #96700

Box 331 of 672

Box 332

#96701 - #97150. Includes correspondence with Walter W. Holmes regarding his collection of fossil bird bones, 1927 (#97136).

Box 332 of 672

Box 333

#97151 - #97450

Box 333 of 672

Box 334

#97451 - #97750

Box 334 of 672

Box 335

#97751 - #98075. Includes correspondence with Childs Frick regarding his financial contributions to James W. Gidley's paleontological field research, 1927 (#97754).

Box 335 of 672

Box 336

#98076 - #98350

Box 336 of 672

Box 337

#98351 - #98650

Box 337 of 672

Box 338

#98651 - #98925. Includes correspondence with Arthur deC. Sowerby regarding restrictions on natural history collecting imposed by the Chinese government, 1927 (#98909).

Box 338 of 672

Box 339

#98926 - #99200. Includes correspondence with Richard O. Marsh regarding USNM participation in a proposed expedition to South America to rescue the lost aviator Paul Redfern and conduct scientific research, 1927. Correspondents include W. Kenneth Cuyler (#98957).

Box 339 of 672

Box 340

#99201 - #99475. Includes correspondence regarding a controversy between the USNM and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia over certain entomological material loaned to Robert D. Glasgow, 1913-1941 (#99402).

Box 340 of 672

Box 341

#99476 - #99700

Box 341 of 672

Box 342

#99701 - #99950. Includes correspondence with Harold C. Hallock regarding his study of the USNM entomological collections, 1928-1934 (#99879).

Box 342 of 672

Box 343

#99951 - #100225. Includes correspondence with the Brush-Swan Electric Light Co. regarding electrical apparatus loaned to the USNM, 1883-1891 (#99962).

Box 343 of 672

Box 344

#100226 - #100425. Includes correspondence with Henry Woodman regarding a planned anthropological collecting trip to Alaska, 1928 (#100258); correspondence with Henri Coutiere regarding his study of the USNM collection of Alpheidae crustaceans, 1900-1929 (#100397); correspondence with Charles Russell Orcutt regarding his collecting work in Jamaica, 1928 (#100407).

Box 344 of 672

Box 345

#100426 - #100700. Includes correspondence regarding the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association, 1928-1931 (#100429); correspondence regarding gifts from the USNM to the Museum of Natural History and Antiquities, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1928-1942 (#100684).

Box 345 of 672

Box 346

#100701 - #101050. Includes correspondence regarding the discovery of ancient skeletal material at Palatka, Florida, 1928 (#100925).

Box 346 of 672

Box 347

#101051 - #101325

Box 347 of 672

Box 348

#101326 - #101675

Box 348 of 672

Box 349

#101676 - #101900. Includes correspondence, mostly from the general public, regarding the exhibition of the Spirit of St. Louis in the USNM, 1928-1936 (#101691).

Box 349 of 672

Box 350

#101901 - #102100. Includes correspondence regarding the collection of first ladies' gowns in the USNM, 1928-1942 (#101909); correspondence regarding the proposed purchase of the Virgil Michael Brand collection of coins, 1928-1930 (#102084).

Box 350 of 672

Box 351

#102101 - #102400

Box 351 of 672

Box 352

#102401 - #102575. Includes correspondence regarding the Salmon River Expedition of the State College of Washington, 1928 (#102476); correspondence with Hugo Worch, Honorary Custodian of Musical Instruments, USNM, 1921-1935 (#102520).

Box 352 of 672

Box 353

#102576 - #102925. Includes correspondence regarding Neil M. Judd's anthropological field work at Folsom, New Mexico, 1928. Correspondents include Barnum Brown and Kirk Bryan (#102602).

Box 353 of 672

Box 354

#102926 - #103225. Includes correspondence regarding loans from the USNM to the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, 1928-1941 (#103041).

Box 354 of 672

Box 355

#103226 - #103500. Includes correspondence regarding an exchange of specimens between the USNM and The Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology, 1928-1929. Correspondents include Neil M. Judd and C. T. Currelly (#103252). Also included is a report on the American-Brazilian Scientific Expedition to the Amazon Valley submitted by the American Consulate General at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1929 (#103402).

Box 355 of 672

Box 356

#103501 - #103800. Includes correspondence regarding G. C. Robson's study of the USNM collection of cephalopods, 1928-1929 (#103677).

Box 356 of 672

Box 357

#103801 - #104125. Includes correspondence on William Ralph Maxon's study of the ferns of Jamaica, 1928-1948 (#104018).

Box 357 of 672

Box 358

#104126 - #104450

Box 358 of 672

Box 359

#104451 - #104675. Includes correspondence with Charles Russell Orcutt regarding his collecting work in Haiti, 1929 (#104624).

Box 359 of 672

Box 360

#104676 - #104950. Includes correspondence regarding USNM participation in the Buffalo Aviation Show, Buffalo, New York, 1929 (#104902).

Box 360 of 672

Box 361

#104951 - #105200. Includes correspondence regarding a joint effort between the USNM and the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, to secure skeletal material at Point Barrow, Alaska, 1929-1946 (#104959); correspondence with Friedrich Ohaus regarding his work on the USNM collection of scarabeid beetles, 1929-1934 (#105193).

Box 361 of 672

Box 362

#105201 - #105425. Includes correspondence with Henry Weed Fowler regarding his work on the USNM collection of Philippine fishes, 1928-1930 (#105218).

Box 362 of 672

Box 363

#105426 - #105500. Includes correspondence with the U.S. Department of State containing reports on international scientific activity submitted by American consuls in foreign countries, 1929-1947 (#105478).

Box 363 of 672

Box 364

#105501 - #105775. Includes correspondence regarding the joint purchase of a meteorite by the USNM and Harvard University, 1929-1930 (#105580).

Box 364 of 672

Box 365

#105776 - #106050. Includes correspondence regarding Arthur Loveridge's work on the USNM collection of African reptiles, 1926-1931 (#105800).

Box 365 of 672

Box 366

#106051 - #106325. Includes correspondence regarding the establishment of a reference herbarium in the Panama Canal Zone, 1923, 1929-1930 (#106177).

Box 366 of 672

Box 367

#106326 - #106575

Box 367 of 672

Box 368

#106576 - #106850

Box 368 of 672

Box 369

#106851 - #107200

Box 369 of 672

Box 370

#107201 - #107475

Box 370 of 672

Box 371

#107476 - #107700. Includes correspondence with Arthur George Bennett regarding his work collecting ornithological specimens for the USNM from the Falkland Islands, 1929-1930 (#107493); correspondence with Charles L. Bernheimer regarding the seventh and eighth Bernheimer Expeditions of the American Museum of Natural History, 1929-1930 (#107494).

Box 371 of 672

Box 372

#107701 - #107950. Includes correspondence regarding an aerial survey of prehistoric canal systems bordering the Gila and Salt River Valleys, Arizona, conducted by Neil N. Judd, 1929-1959 (#107910).

Box 372 of 672

Box 373

#107951 - #108200. Includes correspondence with Hugh McCormick Smith relative to his collecting work in Siam, 1929-1930 (#107971).

Box 373 of 672

Box 374

#108201 - #108450. Includes correspondence regarding the proposed establishment of a radio section in the USNM, 1929-1933 (#108225); a report on archeological excavation of prehistoric ruins in Arizona by Neil M. Judd, 1929 (#108234); Radio Section (USNM)/Radio Museum (#108225).

Box 374 of 672

Box 375

#108451 - #108675. Includes correspondence with Arthur Torrance regarding a proposed expedition to Central Africa, 1929-1931 (#108526).

Box 375 of 672

Box 376

#108676 - #108925. Includes correspondence regarding a lost collection of Philippine fishes collected on the Albatross expedition of 1904-1905, 1925-1932 (#108783).

Box 376 of 672

Box 377

#108926 - #109275. Includes correspondence with Owen Bryant regarding USNM cooperation in working up his entomological collections, 1930. The letter of 3/21/1930 from Bryant to John Merton Aldrich contains remarks on his expedition to Java with William Palmer, 1909-1910 (#109253). Also includes correspondence concerning USNM participation in the Printing Exposition, Richmond, Virginia, 1930 (#109261).

Box 377 of 672

Box 378

#109276 - #109450. Includes correspondence regarding the collecting work of Charles Russell Orcutt and the disposition of his natural history collections from Jamaica and Haiti, 1928-1932 (#109326).

Box 378 of 672

Box 379

#109451 - #109625. Includes correspondence regarding A. Remington Kellogg's participation at the meeting of the Economic Council of the League of Nations at Geneva, 1930 (#109463).

Box 379 of 672

Box 380

#109626 - #109950

Box 380 of 672

Box 381

#109551 - #110050. Includes correspondence regarding USNM participation in the George Washington Bicentennial, 1930-1933 (#110021).

Box 381 of 672

Box 382

#110051 - #110275. Includes copies of correspondence with Edgar Alexander Mearns regarding his work on the Mexican-United States International Boundary Commission, 1891-1894. Also included are two letters from Frank X. Holzner, while serving on the same commission, 1892 (#110201). Also includes correspondence regarding a controversy between Ales Hrdlicka and Roy L. Moodie, 1930 (#110228).

Box 382 of 672

Box 383

#110276 - #110525

Box 383 of 672

Box 384

#110526 - #110875. Includes correspondence with Joseph A. Cushman regarding his study of fossil and recent foraminifera, 1930-1946 (#110664).

Box 384 of 672

Box 385

#110876 - #111075. Includes correspondence with Hugh McCormick Smith regarding his collecting activities in Siam, 1930 (#111002); correspondence regarding a collecting expedition to Alaska by Ales Hrdlicka, 1930 (#111064).

Box 385 of 672

Box 386

#111076 - #111300. Includes correspondence with Glover Morrill Allen regarding his study of the USNM collection of American bats, 1922-1941 (#111084).

Box 386 of 672

Box 387

#111301 - #111650

Box 387 of 672

Box 388

#111651 - #111950

Box 388 of 672

Box 389

#111951 - #112225

Box 389 of 672

Box 390

#112226 - #112500

Box 390 of 672

Box 391

#112501 - #112800

Box 391 of 672

Box 392

#112801 - #113050. Includes correspondence regarding USNM participation in the International Colonial and Overseas Exposition at Paris, 1930-1932 (#112921); correspondence with G. M. Dyott regarding the Dyott Brazil Expedition of 1931 (#113021); correspondence regarding the preparation of a bibliography of Asiatic botany by Elmer Drew Merrill and Egbert Hamilton Walker, 1930-1937 (#113025).

Box 392 of 672

Box 393

#113051 - #113325

Box 393 of 672

Box 394

#113326 - #113625

Box 394 of 672

Box 395

#113626 - #113652. Includes correspondence documenting the role of the SI in the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, 1931-1935 (#113652).

Box 395 of 672

Box 396

#113652 (cont'd) - #113850

Box 396 of 672

Box 397

#113851 - #114125

Box 397 of 672

Box 398

#114126 - #114375

Box 398 of 672

Box 399

#114376 - #114600. Includes correspondence regarding USNM participation in the Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts, 1931-1932 (#114393).

Box 399 of 672

Box 400

#114601 - #114900. Includes a report on the need for an additional building to house the collections of the National Gallery of Art, 1924 (#114658).

Box 400 of 672

Box 401

#114901 - #115150. Includes correspondence regarding the natural history collections made on the Smithsonian Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone (1911-1912), 1927-1932. Most of the correspondence concerns the division of the collections between the USNM and the Field Museum of Natural History (#114963).

Box 401 of 672

Box 402

#115151 - #115400

Box 402 of 672

Box 403

#115401 - #115650

Box 403 of 672

Box 404

#115651 - #115975. Includes correspondence with Charles Elmer Resser regarding his field research in Europe, 1931 (#115880).

Box 404 of 672

Box 405

#115976 - #116225

Box 405 of 672

Box 406

#116226 - #116550

Box 406 of 672

Box 407

#116551 - #116800. Includes correspondence regarding the Isobel H. Lenman collection of Old World Archeology which was loaned to the USNM for exhibit, 1931-1944 (#116769).

Box 407 of 672

Box 408

#116801 - #117025

Box 408 of 672

Box 409

#117026 - #117300. Includes correspondence with George Gaylord Simpson regarding his work on the Fort Union collection of vertebrate fossils in the USNM, 1931-1940 (#117255).

Box 409 of 672

Box 410

#117301 - #117575. Includes correspondence with Hugh McCormick Smith regarding his collecting work in Siam, 1931 (#117384); correspondence regarding the collection of American Period Costumes in the USNM, 1914-1933. Correspondents include Rose Gouverneur Hoes (#117574).

Box 410 of 672

Box 411

#117576 - #117850

Box 411 of 672

Box 412

#117851 - #118125. Includes correspondence and reports on archeological excavations by the SI in Alaska, 1931-1945 (#117860); correspondence with Robert Hastings Palmer regarding his work collecting birds for the USNM in Cuba, 1931-1932 (#117940).

Box 412 of 672

Box 413

#118126 - #118325

Box 413 of 672

Box 414

#118326 - #118575

Box 414 of 672

Box 415

#118576 - #118875

Box 415 of 672

Box 416

#118876 - #119150. Includes correspondence with Carl Whiting Bishop of the Freer Gallery of Art regarding his archeological field work in China, 1932 (#119041).

Box 416 of 672

Box 417

#119151 - #119355. Includes correspondence regarding the Joseph A. Holmes Association of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1933-1947. Included are annual reports and minutes of meetings (#119355).

Box 417 of 672

Box 418

#119356 - #119600. Includes correspondence with Joseph A. Cushman regarding his study of foraminifera in Europe, 1932 (#119412); correspondence with Hugh McCormick Smith regarding his collecting work in Siam, 1932 (#119496).

Box 418 of 672

Box 419

#119601 - #119925. Includes correspondence regarding Horace K. Richards' collecting work in Bermuda, 1932 (#119899).

Box 419 of 672

Box 420

#119926 - #120200. Includes correspondence with Richard Evelyn Byrd regarding efforts by the USNM to secure aeronautical equipment used on the Byrd Antarctic Expedition II, 1932-1934 (#120108); correspondence with Harvey Harlow Nininger regarding his field work collecting meteorites for the USNM, 1932 (#120199).

Box 420 of 672

Box 421

#120201 - #120475. Includes correspondence regarding a collection of fishes collected by the Albatross loaned to Stanford University, 1931-1933. Correspondents include George Sprague Myers, Albert W. Herre, Albert Eide Parr, and Carl Leavitt Hubbs (#120336). #120396 also includes #115984.

Box 421 of 672

Box 422

#120476 - #120700. Includes correspondence with Ermine Cowles Case regarding his work on fossil birds, 1932-1933 (#120689).

Box 422 of 672

Box 423

#120701 - #120950

Box 423 of 672

Box 424

#120951 - #121225. Includes correspondence with Harvey Harlow Nininger regarding his field work collecting meteorites for the USNM, 1932 (#121068).

Box 424 of 672

Box 425

#121226 - #121450. Includes correspondence regarding loans and gifts from the USNM to the Kingman Memorial Museum of Natural History, Battle Creek (Michigan) Public Schools, 1924-1935 (#121426). #121426 also includes numbers 82299 and 134428.

Box 425 of 672

Box 426

#121451 - #121725

Box 426 of 672

Box 427

#121726 - #121975

Box 427 of 672

Box 428

#121976 - #122200

Box 428 of 672

Box 429

#122201 - #122450

Box 429 of 672

Box 430

#122451 - #122675

Box 430 of 672

Box 431

#122676 - #122950. Includes correspondence concerning the sale of two generators used by Thomas Alva Edison during his first demonstration of incandescent electric lighting in 1874, 1933-1937 (#122898).

Box 431 of 672

Box 432

#122951 - #123175. Includes correspondence with Frank M. Setzler regarding his archeological investigations in southwestern Texas and Louisiana, 1933 (#123162).

Box 432 of 672

Box 433

#123176 - #123450

Box 433 of 672

Box 434

#123451 - #123700

Box 434 of 672

Box 435

#123701 - #123900. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham regarding his collecting work in China, 1933 (#123802).

Box 435 of 672

Box 436

#123901 - #124150. Includes correspondence with Hugh McCormick Smith regarding his collecting work in Siam, 1932-1935 (#123926); correspondence regarding a gift of German World War I material sent to the Guam Museum from the USNM, 1933 (#124005).

Box 436 of 672

Box 437

#124151 - #124425

Box 437 of 672

Box 438

#124426 - #124750. Includes correspondence regarding the Pacific Entomological Survey of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association, 1933-1934 (#124431).

Box 438 of 672

Box 439

#124751 - #125000

Box 439 of 672

Box 440

#125001 - #125250. Includes correspondence with Charles A. Lindbergh regarding an agreement with the Missouri Historical Society to exhibit his collection of personal memorabilia, 1933 (#125225).

Box 440 of 672

Box 441

#125251 - #125550

Box 441 of 672

Box 442

#125551 - #125875

Box 442 of 672

Box 443

#125876 - #126150. Includes correspondence regarding an attempt by the USNM to secure the Nordenskiold Mesa Verde Collection from the Finnish National Museum by way of an exchange, 1932-1935 (#125980).

Box 443 of 672

Box 444

#126151 - #126425

Box 444 of 672

Box 445

#126426 - #126700

Box 445 of 672

Box 446

#126701 - #127000

Box 446 of 672

Box 447

#127001 - #127350

Box 447 of 672

Box 448

#127351 - #127675. Includes correspondence regarding the Joseph Nelson Rose Collection of living cacti, 1933-1937 (#127647).

Box 448 of 672

Box 449

#127676 - #127925

Box 449 of 672

Box 450

#127926 - #128300. Includes correspondence with Hugh McCormick Smith regarding his collecting work in Siam, 1934-1935 (#128276).

Box 450 of 672

Box 451

#128301 - #128600

Box 451 of 672

Box 452

#128601 - #128800. Includes correspondence with T. Wayland Vaughan regarding USNM activities in oceanography, including the Johnson-Smithsonian Deep Sea Expedition, 1933-1934 (#128697); correspondence with Joseph J. Hall of the Florida Archeological Society regarding the Civil Works Administration's archeological work in Florida under the direction of the SI, 1934 (#128748).

Box 452 of 672

Box 453

#128801 - #129100. Includes material regarding specimens transferred from the Army Medical Museum to the USNM, 1877-1878 (#128876); correspondence with J. Neilson Berry regarding his anthropological investigations in Oregon and Washington, 1934-1935 (#129068); correspondence regarding a cooperative arrangement between the SI and George Washington University to exhibit the Osborne collection of Guatemalan textiles in the USNM, 1933-1934 (#129096).

Box 453 of 672

Box 454

#129101 - #129375

Box 454 of 672

Box 455

#129376 - #129650

Box 455 of 672

Box 456

#129651 - #130000. Includes correspondence with Henry Weed Fowler regarding his study of fishes from the tropical Indian Ocean in the USNM collections, 1933-1934 (#129717); correspondence with Avery R. Grant regarding her work on the USNM collection of acmaea, 1934-1937 (#129884).

Box 456 of 672

Box 457

#130001 - #130250. Includes correspondence with Joseph A. Cushman regarding his study of bottom samples collected on the Johnson-Smithsonian Deep-Sea Expedition, 1934 (#130076).

Box 457 of 672

Box 458

#130251 - #130675

Box 458 of 672

Box 459

#130676 - #130925

Box 459 of 672

Box 460

#130926 - #131175. Includes correspondence regarding USNM involvement at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904-1906, 1959 (#131110).

Box 460 of 672

Box 461

#131176 - #131475

Box 461 of 672

Box 462

#131476 - #131775. Includes correspondence with Harvey Harlow Nininger regarding his field work and research on meteorites, 1934-1935 (#131654).

Box 462 of 672

Box 463

#131776 - #132109

Box 463 of 672

Boxes 464-469

#132110. USNM-U.S. Treasury Department correspondence, 1935-1960. Most of the material is directed to the Division of History, USNM, and contains requests for numismatic information.

Boxes 464-469 of 672

Box 470

#132111 - #132500

Box 470 of 672

Box 471

#132501 - #132825

Box 471 of 672

Box 472

#132826 - #133000

Box 472 of 672

Box 473

#133001 - #133325. Includes correspondence concerning a collecting trip to Arkansas by Edward P. Henderson, 1935 (#133222).

Box 473 of 672

Box 474

#133326 - #133600

Box 474 of 672

Box 475

#133601 - #133900

Box 475 of 672

Box 476

#133901 - #134200

Box 476 of 672

Box 477

#134201 - #134425

Box 477 of 672

Box 478

#134426 - #134600. Includes records documenting Smithsonian involvement at the California-Pacific International Exposition, San Diego, 1935 (#134568).

Box 478 of 672

Box 479

#134601 - #134950

Box 479 of 672

Box 480

#134951 - #135375

Box 480 of 672

Box 481

#135376 - #135625

Box 481 of 672

Box 482

#135626 - #135900. Includes correspondence with T. Wayland Vaughan regarding his work on the USNM coral collections, 1935-1936 (#135745); correspondence with Ellsworth Paine Killip regarding a collecting trip to Europe, 1935 (#135798).

Box 482 of 672

Box 483

#135901 - #136225

Box 483 of 672

Box 484

#136226 - #136550

Box 484 of 672

Box 485

#136551 - #136850

Box 485 of 672

Box 486

#136851 - #137250

Box 486 of 672

Box 487

#137251 - #137550

Box 487 of 672

Box 488

#137551 - #137800

Box 488 of 672

Box 489

#137801 - #138100. Includes correspondence concerning Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr.'s, work on the Holt collection of birds from northern South America in the USNM, 1936-1940 (#138078).

Box 489 of 672

Box 490

#138101 - #138400

Box 490 of 672

Box 491

#138401 - #138750. Includes correspondence concerning Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr.'s, work on the Holt collection of birds from northern South America, 1936-1938 (#138436).

Box 491 of 672

Box 492

#138751 - #139000. Includes incoming correspondence of Charles Rau, 1877-1880 (#138804-138806); correspondence regarding an agreement between the USNM and the National Museum of Costa Rica to pursue paleontological field work in Costa Rica, 1936-1937 (#138919); correspondence with James E. Benedict regarding Samuel P. Langley's aerodrome experiments, 1936 (#138979).

Box 492 of 672

Box 493

#139001 - #139300

Box 493 of 672

Box 494

#139301 - #139650

Box 494 of 672

Box 495

#139651 - #140025. Includes correspondence concerning the Annie M. Hegerman lace and textile collection in the USNM, 1936-1937 (#139661).

Box 495 of 672

Box 496

#140026 - #140300. Includes records documenting Smithsonian involvement at the Great Lakes Exposition, Cleveland, 1936 (#140207 and #140208).

Box 496 of 672

Box 497

#140301 - #140550. Includes correspondence concerning a projected expedition to Algeria by Herbert Friedmann, 1936 (#140406); correspondence with Erwin P. Dieseldorff regarding his research on Mayan archeology in Guatemala and Honduras, 1936-1938 (#140424).

Box 497 of 672

Box 498

#140551 - #140975. Includes material concerning a field trip by Henry Bascom Collins, Jr., to examine Chickasaw village sites in Mississippi and Louisiana, 1938 (#140684).

Box 498 of 672

Box 499

#140976 - #141300

Box 499 of 672

Box 500

#141301 - #141600

Box 500 of 672

Box 501

#141601 - #141875. Includes correspondence and other records concerning Herbert Girton Deignan's collecting work in Siam, 1936-1937 (#141686); correspondence concerning the Johnson-Smithsonian Deep Sea Expedition to the West Indies of 1933, 1936-1937, 1941 (#141834).

Box 501 of 672

Box 502

#141876 - #142200. Includes correspondence with Arthur deC. Sowerby regarding collecting work in China, 1931 and 1936 (#141879).

Box 502 of 672

Box 503

#142201 - #142625.

Box 503 of 672

Box 504

#142626 - #142925. Includes correspondence regarding efforts by the USNM to recover botanical specimens loaned to Charles University, Praha, Czechoslovakia, 1937, 1947-1949 (#142697).

Box 504 of 672

Box 505

#142926 - #143175. Includes correspondence regarding Stanley John's work collecting birds for the USNM in the British West Indies, 1935-1938 (#143011).

Box 505 of 672

Box 506

#143176 - #143450

Box 506 of 672

Box 507

#143451 - #143800. Includes correspondence concerning Smithsonian involvement in the New York World's Fair of 1939, 1937-1938 (#143711).

Box 507 of 672

Box 508

#143801 - #144550

Box 508 of 672

Box 509

#144551 - #144900. Includes correspondence regarding archeological field work in Arizona by Charles W. Gilmore and Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr., 1937 (#144740).

Box 509 of 672

Box 510

#144901 - #145350

Box 510 of 672

Box 511

#145351 - #145750

Box 511 of 672

Box 512

#145751 - #146300. Includes correspondence from W. T. White to Spencer F. Baird, 1884 (#145822).

Box 512 of 672

Box 513

#146301 - #146925

Box 513 of 672

Box 514

#146926 - #147725

Box 514 of 672

Box 515

#147726 - #148200. Includes correspondence from J. M. Allen to Spencer F. Baird, 1884 (#147808).

Box 515 of 672

Box 516

#148201 - #148475

Box 516 of 672

Box 517

#148476 - #149100

Box 517 of 672

Box 518

#149101 - #149400

Box 518 of 672

Box 519

#149401 - #149900. Includes correspondence regarding efforts by the USNM to purchase the Ward-Coonley meteorite collection, 1907-1909 (#149485); correspondence concerning archeological field work in Texas by Frank M. Setzler and Laurence L. Wilson, 1938 (#149521); correspondence with Frank C. Baker regarding his work on the USNM mollusk collections, 1938-1941 (#149626).

Box 519 of 672

Box 520

#149901 - #150450. Includes correspondence regarding SI involvement at the Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939 (#150324). Loaned out 1980.

Box 520 of 672

Box 521

#150451 - #150950. Includes correspondence regarding SI involvement at the Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939 (#150716).

Box 521 of 672

Box 522

#150951 - #151400

Box 522 of 672

Box 523

#151401 - #151775. Includes correspondence concerning Doris Mabel Cochran's investigation of reptile collections in European museums, 1938-1939 (#151451).

Box 523 of 672

Box 524

#151776 - #152250

Box 524 of 672

Box 525

#152251 - #152775

Box 525 of 672

Box 526

#152776 - #153250. Includes correspondence regarding the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Archeological Expedition to Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1938-1939. Also included is material concerning subsequent investigations at Vera Cruz by Matthew William Stirling sponsored by the National Geographical Society and SI, 1940-1941 (#152793).

Box 526 of 672

Box 527

#153251 - #153600. Includes correspondence concerning SI involvement in the proposed National Geographic Society-University of Virginia Expedition to the South Pacific Islands, 1939 (#153379).

Box 527 of 672

Box 528

#153601 - #153950

Box 528 of 672

Box 529

#153951 - #154575

Box 529 of 672

Box 530

#154576 - #155125

Box 530 of 672

Box 531

#155126 - #155575. Includes correspondence regarding archeological field work by Walter W. Taylor, Jr., at Coahuila, Mexico, under the auspices of the USNM, 1940-1941, 1940-1945 (#155393); correspondence concerning the Division of Graphic Arts, USNM Traveling Exhibit #7, "How Prints are Made," 1939-1948 (#155540).

Box 531 of 672

Box 532

#155576 - #156400

Box 532 of 672

Box 533

#156401 - #156900

Box 533 of 672

Box 534

#156901 - #157600

Box 534 of 672

Box 535

#157601 - #158125

Box 535 of 672

Box 536

#158126 - #158625

Box 536 of 672

Box 537

#158626 - #159300

Box 537 of 672

Box 538

#159301 - #159775. Includes correspondence with Edward Deming Andrews regarding the possible donation of a collection of Shaker artifacts to the USNM, 1941, 1957-1959 (#159587).

Box 538 of 672

Box 539

#159776 - #160425

Box 539 of 672

Box 540

#160426 - #160950

Box 540 of 672

Box 541

#160951 - #161600

Box 541 of 672

Box 542

#161601 - #162150. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham concerning an offer to collect ethnological specimens in China for the USNM, 1941 (#162001).

Box 542 of 672

Box 543

#162151 - #162550. Includes correspondence regarding the Charles Fuller Baker entomological collection, which was bequeathed to the USNM, 1924-1928. The material consists of correspondence to Baker regarding his collections and efforts by the USNM to recover specimens on loan before Baker's death (#162155 and #162156).

Box 543 of 672

Box 544

#162551 - #162787. Includes correspondence and other records documenting Smithsonian activities during World War II. This box contains general correspondence, 1941-1942, mostly concerning the evacuation of USNM collections, library materials, and documents from Washington, D.C. to National Park Service facilities at Luray, Virginia, and the Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia (#162787).

Box 544 of 672

Box 545

#162787. Includes general correspondence, 1943-1945, concerning the evacuation of collections and their eventual return; information provided to war agencies by USNM staff; and the exhibition of war materials by the USNM. Also included is correspondence with the Committee on the Conservation of Cultural Resources, 1941-1944.

Box 545 of 672

Box 546

#162787. Includes correspondence regarding the Ethnogeographic Board, 1942-1944; the Committee of the American Council of Learned Societies on Protection of Cultural Resources in War Areas, 1943-1945; the "U.S.O. Guide Service," 1942-1944; the SI War Savings Bond Drive, 1942-1944; Selective Service status of SI and USNM employees, 1942-1943; and the "Government Girl War Plane Drive," 1943. Also includes travel vouchers, expense accounts, and shipping invoices, 1942-1944; photographs of SI evacuation facilities at Shenandoah National Park, Luray, Virginia; and publications concerning air raid procedures and the protection of cultural resources during war time.

Box 546 of 672

Box 547

#162787. Includes publications concerning museum protection and technological mobilization.

Box 547 of 672

Box 548

#162787. Lists of specimens evacuated from the Division of Mollusks, USNM.

Box 548 of 672

Box 549

#162787. Lists of cenozoic invertebrates evacuated from USNM collections.

Box 549 of 672

Box 550

#162787. Includes lists of type specimens evacuated from the Division of Birds and the Department of Geology, USNM.

Box 550 of 672

Box 551

#162788 - #163125

Box 551 of 672

Box 552

#163126 - #163575

Box 552 of 672

Box 553

#163576 - #164150

Box 553 of 672

Box 554

#164151 - #164725. Includes correspondence with W. M. Hutchinson regarding a controversy concerning the authenticity of the Eli Whitney cotton gin in the USNM, 1943-1944 (#164319).

Box 554 of 672

Box 555

#164726 - #165375

Box 555 of 672

Box 556

#165376 - #166025. Includes correspondence regarding an expedition to Venezuela by Ellsworth Paine Killip under the auspices of the USNM and the Board of Economic Warfare, 1943-1944 (#165899).

Box 556 of 672

Box 557

#166026 - #166425. Includes correspondence regarding Sammy M. Ray's work collecting birds for the USNM while serving with the Marine Corps in the South Pacific, 1943-1946, 1949. Correspondents include M. G. Vaiden. Some of the letters concern the progress of the war in the South Pacific (#166425).

Box 557 of 672

Box 558

#166426 - #166925

Box 558 of 672

Box 559

#166926 - #167425

Box 559 of 672

Box 560

#167426 - #168000

Box 560 of 672

Box 561

#168001 - #168200. Includes correspondence concerning Smithsonian involvement at the Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas, 1936; the Great Lakes Exposition, Cleveland, 1936-1937; and the Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition, 1937 (#168144).

Box 561 of 672

Box 562

#168201 - #168460. Includes correspondence concerning investigations on bamboo in Mexico, Central and South America by Floyd A. McClure under the auspices of the Smithsonian and the National Defense Research Committee, 1943-1944 (#168460).

Box 562 of 672

Box 563

#168461 - #169150

Box 563 of 672

Box 564

#169151 - #169625

Box 564 of 672

Box 565

#169626 - #170225

Box 565 of 672

Box 566

#170226 - #170800

Box 566 of 672

Box 567

#170801 - #171450

Box 567 of 672

Box 568

#171451 - #172300

Box 568 of 672

Box 569

#172301 - #172975

Box 569 of 672

Box 570

#172976 - #173650. Includes correspondence concerning Henri Pittier's botanical field work in Venezuela under the auspices of the USNM, 1944-1946 (#173523); correspondence regarding A. Remington Kellogg's work on the Governmental Advisory Committee on Oceanography, 1946 (#173579).

Box 570 of 672

Box 571

#173651 - #174475. Includes correspondence concerning several archeological expeditions to southern Mexico under the auspices of the Smithsonian and the National Geographic Society, 1942-1946. Correspondents include Matthew William Stirling, who led the expeditions (#173725 - #173727).

Box 571 of 672

Box 572

#174476 - #175200

Box 572 of 672

Box 573

#175201 - #175775

Box 573 of 672

Box 574

#175776 - #176200. Includes correspondence regarding a controversy over inadequate care given to the coin collections in the USNM, 1947-1949. Correspondents include the American Numismatic Association (#175877). Also included is correspondence concerning William F. Foshag's field work in Mexico, surveying strategic minerals, 1941-1945 (#175880).

Box 574 of 672

Box 575

#176201 - #176850. Includes correspondence regarding efforts by the USNM to recover botanical collections loaned to the Berlin Botanical Gardens, 1946-1949 (#176454); correspondence with Philip Hershkovitz concerning his field work in Colombia, 1946-1949 (#176569).

Box 575 of 672

Box 576

#176851 - #177725

Box 576 of 672

Box 577

#177726 - #178250

Box 577 of 672

Box 578

#178251 - #178725. Includes correspondence regarding a proposed survey of Chinese flora by Egbert Hamilton Walker, 1947-1948 (#178360); correspondence concerning USNM involvement at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Shell Show, 1948-1958 (#178401).

Box 578 of 672

Box 579

#178726 - #179050. Includes correspondence regarding collections exhibited in the USNM associated with Massachusetts, 1948-1961 (#179039); correspondence regarding SI involvement in the Port-au-Prince Bicentennial Exposition, Haiti, 1949 (#179040).

Box 579 of 672

Box 580

#179051 - #179650

Box 580 of 672

Box 581

#179651 - #180350. Includes correspondence with Finn Ronne concerning the Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, 1946-1948 (#179983).

Box 581 of 672

Box 582

#180351 - #181100. Includes correspondence with David C. Graham concerning his field journals, photographs, and negatives in possession of the USNM, 1948-1949 (#181078).

Box 582 of 672

Box 583

#181101 - #181600

Box 583 of 672

Box 584

#181601 - #182125

Box 584 of 672

Box 585

#182126 - #182500

Box 585 of 672

Box 586

#182551 - #183200

Box 586 of 672

Box 587

#183201 - #183750

Box 587 of 672

Box 588

#183751 - #184275

Box 588 of 672

Box 589

#184276 - #184775

Box 589 of 672

Box 590

#184776 - #185188. Includes correspondence concerning paleontological research by Ting-Chien Yen under the auspices of the Smithsonian and the Office of Naval Research, 1949-1952 (#185081).

Box 590 of 672

Box 591

#185189 - #185500. Includes correspondence regarding SI involvement in the Samuel F. B. Morse Memorial Exhibition of the National Academy of Design, 1949-1950 (#185334).

Box 591 of 672

Box 592

#185501 - #185925

Box 592 of 672

Box 593

#185926 - #186425

Box 593 of 672

Box 594

#186426 - #186950

Box 594 of 672

Box 595

#186951 - #187625

Box 595 of 672

Box 596

#187626 - #188250

Box 596 of 672

Box 597

#188251 - #188675. Includes correspondence regarding a controversy between the SI and the state of Virginia over a proposed transfer of the Lee-Grant Civil War relics in the USNM, 1950-1953 (#188301).

Box 597 of 672

Box 598

#188676 - #189350

Box 598 of 672

Box 599

#189351 - #189600. Includes correspondence regarding a proposed atomic energy exhibit in the USNM, under the direction of the Museum and the Atomic Energy Commission, 1950-1953 (#189556); correspondence regarding the John J. Pershing bust presented to the SI, 1933-1934, 1951 (#189579); correspondence with Philip Hershkovitz regarding his field work in Colombia, 1950 (#189589).

Box 599 of 672

Box 600

#189601 - #189950. Includes correspondence with Mendel L. Peterson concerning his exploration of a historical shipwreck in the Florida Keys, 1950-1951 (#189654).

Box 600 of 672

Box 601

#189951 - #190400

Box 601 of 672

Box 602

#190401 - #190575. Includes requests for information regarding the Kensington Rune Stone, 1949-1954 (#190432); correspondence regarding the collection of Jean Leon Gerome Ferris' paintings in the USNM, 1936-1973 (#190503).

Box 602 of 672

Box 603

#190576 - #191025

Box 603 of 672

Box 604

#191026 - #191850

Box 604 of 672

Box 605

#191851 - #192500

Box 605 of 672

Box 606

#192501 - #193000

Box 606 of 672

Box 607

#193001 - #193525. Includes correspondence with Frank M. Setzler concerning his investigation of pictographs in California, 1951 (#193402).

Box 607 of 672

Box 608

#193526 - #194050

Box 608 of 672

Box 609

#194051 - #194550

Box 609 of 672

Box 610

#194551 - #195050. Includes correspondence regarding the records management program of the USNM, 1951-1972 (#194738).

Box 610 of 672

Box 611

#195051 - #195525

Box 611 of 672

Box 612

#195526 - #196200

Box 612 of 672

Box 613

#196201 - #196650. Includes correspondence regarding USNM involvement in the Nineteenth Century American Painting exhibition of the American Federation of Arts, 1952-1954 (#196602).

Box 613 of 672

Box 614

#196651 - #197125

Box 614 of 672

Box 615

#197126 - #197650

Box 615 of 672

Box 616

#197651 - #198350

Box 616 of 672

Box 617

#198351 - #199100

Box 617 of 672

Box 618

#199101 - #199650. Includes correspondence concerning Franjo Ivanicek's physical anthropological research sponsored by the SI and the U.S. Army, 1952-1953 (#199326).

Box 618 of 672

Box 619

#199651 - #200175. Includes correspondence regarding the William N. Beach bequest and the Smithsonian's eventual renunciation of the bequest, 1953-1957 (#200116); correspondence concerning the proposed purchase, by the USNM, of the Mario Sanchez Roig collection of Cuban fossils, 1953-1955 (#200120).

Box 619 of 672

Box 620

#200176 - #200800

Box 620 of 672

Box 621

#200801 - #201350

Box 621 of 672

Box 622

#201351 - #201800. Includes a report on a survey of the birds of Coville River, Alaska, by Brina Kessel, 1953 (#201702); correspondence regarding archeological field work by Clifford Evans, Jr., in Ecuador, 1954 (#201738).

Box 622 of 672

Box 623

#201801 - #202375

Box 623 of 672

Box 624

#202376 - #203100

Box 624 of 672

Box 625

#203101 - #203475. Includes correspondence regarding Thomas Dale Stewart's work on the identification of skeletal remains in Japan, under the auspices of the U.S. Army, 1953-1955 (#203176).

Box 625 of 672

Box 626

#203476 - #203950. Includes correspondence with James Townsend Russell concerning the bequest of his anthropological collections to the USNM, 1954-1955, 1962 (#203778).

Box 626 of 672

Box 627

#203951 - #204075. Includes reports on skeletal material identified by the Division of Physical Anthropology for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1950-1977 (#204047).

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Box 628

#204076 - #204525. Includes correspondence regarding research on the USNM collection of scolytid and scarabaeid beetles by Jozo J. Murayama, 1955-1956 (#204301).

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Box 629

#204526 - #205050

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Box 630

#205051 - #205475

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Box 631

#205476 - #206000

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Box 632

#206001 - #206700. Includes correspondence regarding the Alfred H. Caspary estate, 1955-1958 (#206333); correspondence concerning a field trip to Peru by Marshall T. Newman to study the human biology of the Indians of Callejon de Huaylas, 1955-1957 (#206616).

Box 632 of 672

Box 633

#206701 - #207400. Includes correspondence and other records regarding A. Remington Kellog's work as delegate to the International Whaling Commission meetings, 1949-1966 (#206978).

Box 633 of 672

Box 634

#207401 - #207850. Includes correspondence with Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr., regarding his field work in Colombia, 1955 (#207578).

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Box 635

#207851 - #208525. Includes correspondence regarding Conrad Vernon Morton's trip to study European herbaria, 1954 (#208495); correspondence regarding the opening of the Hall of Health, USNM, 1955-1958 (#208517).

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Box 636

#208526 - #209050

Box 636 of 672

Box 637

#209051 - #209475. Includes correspondence between Phineas T. Barnum and Smithsonian and USNM officials (primarily Spencer F. Baird and William Temple Hornaday), 1882-1891. The correspondence concerns the sending of dead animals from Barnum's show to the USNM; the donation of specimens to Barnum's Museum at Tufts University by the USNM; and Barnum's unrealized plans to send the skeleton of "Jumbo" to the National Museum. Also included is correspondence between A. Remington Kellogg and John R. Betts concerning the Barnum letters, 1956 (#209237).

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Box 638

#209476 - #209850

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Box 639

#209851 - #210450

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Box 640

#210451 - #211000

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Box 641

#211001 - #211450. Includes correspondence between Washington A. Roebling and William F. Foshag concerning Roebling's mineral collections, 1924-1926 (#211184).

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Box 642

#211451 - #211800. Includes correspondence regarding archeological field work in Ecuador by Clifford Evans, Jr., and Betty T. Meggers, 1956-1958 (#211473).

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Box 643

#211801 - #212300

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Box 644

#212301 - #212600

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Box 645

#212601 - #213200

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Box 646

#213201 - #213675. Includes correspondence concerning SI participation in the Virginia 350th Anniversary Festival of 1957, 1956-1964 (#213344).

Box 646 of 672

Box 647

#213676 - #214100

Box 647 of 672

Box 648

#214101 - #214625. Includes correspondence concerning a controversy between the USNM and Vernon Sennock Lyonesse-Liqncouft Pate over Pate's failure to return a collection of insects loaned to him, 1929-1960 (#214580).

Box 648 of 672

Box 649

#214626 - #215475

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Box 650

#215476 - #215800

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Box 651

#215801 - #216275. Includes correspondence with James Paul Chapin regarding his field work collecting birds in Africa, 1957 (#215818).

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Box 652

#216276 - #216700

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Box 653

#216701 - #216900

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Box 654

#216901 - #217325. Includes correspondence regarding a Smithsonian archeological expedition to Iraq under the leadership of Ralph S. Solecki, 1954-1959 (#217033).

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Box 655

#217326 - #217850

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Box 656

#217851 - #218600

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Box 657

#218601 - #219325

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Box 658

#219326 - #220000. Includes correspondence concerning the possible acquisition by the USNM of the Harvey Harlow Nininger Meteorite Collection, 1958-1961 (#219370).

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Box 659

#220001 - #220500

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Box 660

#220501 - #221300

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Box 661

#221301 - #222025

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Box 662

#222026 - #222500. Includes correspondence with Walt Disney concerning the exhibition "The Art of Animation," which appeared at the National Museum of Natural History, 1958-1959 (#222241).

Box 662 of 672

Box 663

#222501 - #223000. Includes reports on official travel by museum staff, 1958-1964 (#222753).

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Box 664

#223001 - #223700

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Box 665

#223701 - #224225

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Box 666

#224226 - #224825

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Box 667

#224826 - #225500. Includes miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Hope Diamond, 1958-1964 (#225042).

Box 667 of 672

Box 668

#225501 - #226200

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Box 669

#226201 - #226850

Box 669 of 672

Box 670

#226851 - #227325

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Box 671

#227326 - #227900

Box 671 of 672

Box 672

#227901 - #228216

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