Correspondence and Memoranda, 1850-1877

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  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • Smithsonian Institution Administration
  • United States National Museum

Other title

Incoming Correspondence


  • (1) All volumes are indexed individually by proper name; (2) records dating from 1850 to 1868 are represented in the card index; those from 1875 through 1877 have been erroneously indexed as part of the Secretary's records, volumes 184-209. The indexes in each volume are the most reliable.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials are a part, refer to "Forms part of" above.


(1) Chronologic, 1850-1852; (2) several alphabetic series, 1853-1868, 1871-1877; (3) United States explorations and government reports, 1852-1860; (4) foreign exchanges, 1859-1862; (5) accounts of sales, 1852-1861

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1850
  • 1850-1877

Restrictions & Rights

Records dating from 1875 to 1877 have been assigned volume and page numbers which should be ignored for present research purposes; letters from 1869 to 1871 are missing altogether


  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration
  • Museums--Collection management


  • Mixed archival materials
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA RU000052

Physical description

32.25 cu. ft. (63 document boxes) (5 3x5 boxes)

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