David Crockett Graham Papers, 1923-1936

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Description

This collection consists of diaries which document David Crockett Graham's travels in Szechwan (currently Sichuan) Province, China. The diaries contain information on Graham's day-to-day activities pertaining to the collection of specimens for the USNM. Typewritten copies of the diaries are also included. Also included in the collection are maps, hand-drawn by Graham, of several of Graham's summer expeditions. Not cataloged in here, but also included in this collection, are photographs, which consist of prints, most with annotations by Graham; lantern slides; and 609 negatives and their annotated wrapping papers. A microfilm copy of the 609 negatives has also been made. A list of photographic materials can be found in the finding aid listed in the "Related Materials" section of this record. Also not cataloged here is one folder of correspondence with Alexander Wetmore, Director, USNM, and with William deC. Ravenel, Administrative Assistant, USNM, concerning shipment of specimens, diaries, and photographs. Descriptions of correspondence can also be found in the finding aid.

Date Range

1921-1938

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Topic

  • Mammalia
  • Aves
  • Reptilia
  • Amphibia
  • Insecta
  • Rodentia
  • Lepidoptera
  • Diptera
  • Osteichthyes
  • Animalia
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Insects
  • Snakes
  • Lizards
  • Rodents
  • Goats
  • Butterflies and Moths
  • Flies
  • Frogs
  • Snails
  • Shrimp
  • Fish

Place

China

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA RU007148

Extent

18 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives