Frederick William True Papers, circa 1886-1910

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This record unit contains correspondence of Frederick William True with zoologists, naturalists, museum officials, Smithsonian administrators, and friends concerning specimens, publication of manuscripts, exhibitions, his trip to the Pribilof Islands in 1895, and USNM affairs. Also included are files concerning the preparation of exhibits, material related to True's studies of fossil whales, and his trip to the Pribilof Islands in 1895, as well as a series on True's research on deer and moose antlers, a list of the genera of mammals, and a list True wrote of scientific periodicals held at the Smithsonian Institution.

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  • Cetacea
  • Animalia
  • Whales
  • Seals (Animals)
  • Miocene


  • Aleutian Islands
  • Alaska
  • Virginia
  • Maryland


Collection record

Accession #

SIA RU007181


5 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives