Whales, specimens, collections, 1973-1991

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Correspondence, notes on museum collections, some field notes, and photographs regarding whale specimens collected by Frank Whitmore or others who need help identifying specimens they collected. USNM numbers are recorded when available. Items are dated approximately 1961 to 1991. Specimens were collected in Maryland, Japan, Virginia, and possibly other places. A list of specimens collected on the Virginia side of the Potomac River in the Calvert and other formations is included.

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  • Whales
  • Paleontology


  • United States
  • Japan
  • Maryland
  • Virginia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA Acc. 01-245

Collection name

Frank C. Whitmore papers, 1937-2001

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 8 Folder 7