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Record Unit 53,  Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum,  Correspondence and Memoranda, 1850-1877

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Title: Correspondence and Memoranda
Dates: 1850-1877
Quantity: 3.1 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 53
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of outgoing correspondence from the Office of the Secretary.

Researchers should use the microfilm copy of this correspondence.

Access Restriction

Deteriorating letterpress affects legibility; record unit partially microfilmed.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

Name

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 53, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Correspondence and Memoranda

Container List

Box 1

Volume Number 1, September 1850-July 1851

Box 1 of 36

Oversize

Volume Number 1, page 2

Oversize

Box 1

Volume Number 2, September 1851-February 1852

Box 1 of 36

Volume Number 3, March 1852-November 13, 1852

Box 1 of 36

Volume Number 4, Miscellaneous volume that includes internal memoranda to Joseph Henry, specimen lists, and research notes.

Box 1 of 36

Volume Number 5, November 15, 1852-March 11, 1853

Box 1 of 36

Volume Number 6, March 11, 1853-June 30, 1853

Box 1 of 36

Box 2

Volume Number 7, July 1, 1853-January 3, 1854

Box 2 of 36

Volume Number 8, January 4, 1854-May 4, 1854

Box 2 of 36

Volume Number 9, May 6, 1854-October 26, 1854

Box 2 of 36

Volume Number 10, October 29, 1854-March 15, 1855

Box 2 of 36

Volume Number 11, March 1855-June 1, 1855

Box 2 of 36

Volume Number 12, June 1855-October 12, 1855

Box 2 of 36

Box 3

Volume Number 13, October 12, 1855-February 17, 1856

Box 3 of 36

Volume Number 14, February 18, 1856-June 12, 1856

Box 3 of 36

Volume Number 15, June 1856-March 27, 1857

Box 3 of 36

Volume Number 16, March 28, 1857-December 3, 1857

Box 3 of 36

Volume Number 17, December 4, 1857-November 13, 1858

Box 3 of 36

Box 4

Original letter from Spencer F. Baird to R. R. McFarlane, October 11, 1861

Box 4 of 36

Original letter from Spencer F. Baird to R. R. McFarlane, April 7, 1861 (also in letterpress volume 24, page 241)

Box 4 of 36

Original letter from Spencer F. Baird to E. W. Hubbard, June 27, 1861 (also in letterpress volume 22, page 358)

Box 4 of 36

Volume Number 18, November 16, 1858-April 30, 1859

Box 4 of 36

Volume Number 19, May 1, 1859-October 23, 1859

Box 4 of 36

Volume Number 20, October 22, 1859-February 6, 1860

Box 4 of 36

Volume Number 21, February 7, 1860-May 13, 1860

Box 4 of 36

Volume Number 22, May 13, 1860-October 11, 1860

Box 4 of 36

Box 5

Original letter from Spencer F. Baird to R. R. McFarlane, April 14, 1862 (also in letterpress volume 25, page 590)

Box 5 of 36

Volume Number 23, October 13, 1860-March 1, 1861

Box 5 of 36

Volume Number 24, March 2, 1861-October 1861

Box 5 of 36

Volume Number 25, October 1861-May 1862

Box 5 of 36

Volume Number 26, May 8, 1862-December 28, 1862

Box 5 of 36

Volume Number 27, December 27, 1862-April 20, 1863

Box 5 of 36

Box 6

Volume Number 28, April 20, 1863-November 1, 1863

Box 6 of 36

Volume Number 29, November 1, 1863-January 8, 1864

Box 6 of 36

Volume Number 30, January 8, 1864-May 7, 1864

Box 6 of 36

Volume Number 31, May 7, 1864-December 8, 1864

Box 6 of 36

Volume Number 32, December 14, 1864-April 14, 1865

Box 6 of 36

Box 7

Original letter from Spencer F. Baird to R. R. McFarlane, April 30, 1865 (also in letterpress volume 33)

Box 7 of 36

Volume Number 33, April 15, 1865-October 29, 1865

Box 7 of 36

Volume Number 34, October 31, 1365-March 14, 1866

Box 7 of 36

Volume Number 35, March 14, 1866-July 21, 1866

Box 7 of 36

Volume Number 36, July 1866-February 4, 1867

Box 7 of 36

Volume Number 37, February 5, 1867-May 3, 1867

Box 7 of 36

Box 8

Original letter from Spencer F. Baird to R. R. McFarlane, November 10, 1867 (also in letterpress volume 39, page 2901)

Box 8 of 36

Volume Number 38, May 3, 1867-August 4, 1867

Box 8 of 36

Volume Number 39, August 4, 1867-January 31, 1868

Box 8 of 36

Volume Number 40, February 1, 1868-May 17, 1868

Box 8 of 36

Volume Number 41, May 16, 1868-January 22, 1869

Box 8 of 36

Volume Number 42, January 23, 1869-July 24, 1869

Box 8 of 36

Box 9

Original letter from Spencer F. Baird to R. R. McFarlane, October 17, 1870 (also in letter book 1)

Box 9 of 36

Volume Number 43, July 25, 1869-January 30, 1870

Box 9 of 36

Volume Number 44, January 30, 1870-May 2, 1871

Box 9 of 36

Volume Number 45, May 2, 1871-March 27, 1872

Box 9 of 36

Volume Number 46, March 29, 1872-February 11, 1873

Box 9 of 36

Volume Number 47, February 15, 1873-August 6, 1873

Box 9 of 36

Box 10

Volume Number 48, August 1873-December 31, 1873

Box 10 of 36

Volume Number 49, January 1, 1874-April 14, 1874

Box 10 of 36

Volume Number 50, April 14, 1874-October 3, 1874

Box 10 of 36

Volume Number 51, October 3, 1874-December 26, 1874

Box 10 of 36

Volume Number 52, December 26, 1874-March 10, 1875

Box 10 of 36

Volume Number 53, March 10, 1875-April 29, 1875

Box 10 of 36

Box 11

Volume Number 54, April 29, 1875-June 2, 1875

Box 11 of 36

Volume Number 55, April 24, 1875-September 11, 1875

Box 11 of 36

Volume Number 56, June 2, 1875-August 2, 1875

Box 11 of 36

Volume Number 57, August 2, 1875-October 18, 1875

Box 11 of 36

Volume Number 58, September 11, 1875-November 4, 1875

Box 11 of 36

Volume Number 59, October 19, 1875-November 26, 1875

Box 11 of 36

Box 12

Volume Number 60, November 25, 1875-December 22, 1875

Box 12 of 36

[Volume Number 61, Missing]

Box 12 of 36

Volume Number 62, December 23, 1875-January 18, 1876

Box 12 of 36

Volume Number 63, January 1876-February 10, 1876

Box 12 of 36

[Volume Number 64, Missing]

Box 12 of 36

Volume Number 65, February 10, 1876-March 7, 1876

Box 12 of 36

Volume Number 66, March 8, 1876-April 4, 1876

Box 12 of 36

Volume Number 67, April 4, 1876-April 29, 1876

Box 12 of 36

Box 13

Volume Number 68, April 29, 1876-May 22, 1876

Box 13 of 36

Volume Number 69, May 1876-June 21, 1876

Box 13 of 36

Volume Number 70, June 20, 1876-July 29, 1876

Box 13 of 36

Volume Number 71, July 29, 1876-September 13, 1876

Box 13 of 36

Volume Number 72, September 13, 1876-October 16, 1876

Box 13 of 36

Volume Number 73, October 16, 1876-November 13, 1876

Box 13 of 36

Box 14

Volume Number 74, November 14, 1876-December 2, 1876

Box 14 of 36

Volume Number 75, December 2, 1876-December 26, 1876

Box 14 of 36

Volume Number 76, December 26, 1876-January 26, 1877

Box 14 of 36

Volume Number 77, January 27, 1877-March 7, 1877

Box 14 of 36

Volume Number 78, March 7, 1877-May 11, 1877

Box 14 of 36

Volume Number 79, May 11, 1877-June 15, 1877

Box 14 of 36

Box 15

Volume Number 80, June 16, 1877-August 21, 1877

Box 15 of 36

Volume Number 81, August 22, 1877-November 1877

Box 15 of 36

Boxes 16-36

Card Indexes to Correspondence

Boxes 16-36 of 36