Greenwell, Francis M.

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Biographical History

Francis M. Greenwell worked as a taxidermist, joining the staff at the Smithsonian in 1957. He was part of the team, along with Watson M. Perrygo, that prepared the Fénykövi Elephant for exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History. He was part of the staff during the Smithsonian's Exhibits Modernization Program. Greenwell worked with taxidermists on staff, restoring historic collections, including the Roosevelt specimens. He also took part in scientific expeditions to Panama, Nepal, and Australia. During these he collected a wide range of specimens, mostly mammals. Some of his work concentrated on bats with Curator Charles Handley. He retired from the Smithsonian in 1999.

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National Museum of Natural History. (2011). Frank Greenwell: Taxidermist at the Museum for More Than 40 Years. Retrieved February 9, 2012 from http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/profiles/Greenwell.html

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Smithsonian Institution: Greenwell was a taxidermist for the Smithsonian, and part of the Smithsonian's Exhibits Modernization Program.

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Taxidermists

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Taxidermists