Grampus, list of collections received, collecting instructions, 1888-1891

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This folder contains specimen lists and related items for collections from the schooner Grampus and other sources. One list, "U.S. Fish Commission, Brachyura, Grampus Fla. collection, 1889," lists crabs collected in Florida on a cruise of the Grampus. Stations numbers range approximately from 5055 to 5122. Another list is titled "List of collections received from Sch. Grampus, June, 1888, at the National Museum." It lists shrimp, crabs, and other invertebrates collected from dredging, surface towing, and fish specimens from along the Atlantic coast of North America. "List of specimens received from the Life-Saving Service, since January 1888" lists whales, seals and a sunfish (Mola rotunda) collected in 1888 to 1890 from localities along the Atlantic coast of the United States. The folder also includes correspondence relating to the specimen lists and correspondence related to collecting. Some correspondence is dated 1891.

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Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Fishes at (301) 238-1736 to make an appointment.


  • Marine Biology
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Animals
  • Crabs
  • Mammals
  • Marine mammals


  • United States
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Florida


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007220

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), collected notes, lists, catalogs, illustrations, and records on fishes, circa 1835-1974 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Fishes