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Record Unit 109,  United States National Museum, Office of the Registrar,  Accession Records, 1884-1907

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum, Office of the Registrar
Title: Accession Records
Dates: 1884-1907
Quantity: 52 microfilm reels.
Collection: Record Unit 109
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records supplement the main accession files of the Registrar's office and thus comprise another source for documenting the national collections. They consist mostly of acknowledgements to donors for specimens sent to the National Museum. Beginning in June 1885, accession numbers are usually given on each acknowledgement, including accession numbers 15550 through 47007; accession numbers do not follow in sequence through the volumes.

Descriptive Entry

This collection supplements the main series of accession records maintained by the Office of the Registrar; it contains microfilm of fifty- two (52) letterpress volumes of outgoing correspondence, numbered in sequence with the prefix "A", consisting mostly of acknowledgments to donors for specimens sent to the National Museum. The correspondence is arranged chronologically. Beginning in June 1885, accession numbers are usually given on each acknowledgment, including accession numbers 15550 through 147007; accession numbers do not run in strict sequence through the volumes.

The acknowledgments contain a brief description of specimens. Each volume contains an index to personal names occurring in the correspondence. A volume list follows.

Access Restriction

Record unit available on microfilm only.

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

Name

Subject

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 109, United States National Museum, Office of the Registrar, Accession Records

Container List

Box 1

A-1 6 December 1884 - 6 August 1885

Box 1 of 52

Box 2

A-2 12 October 1885 - 9 February 1886

Box 2 of 52

Box 3

A-3 6 February 1886 - 2 August 1886

Box 3 of 52

Box 4

A-4 2 August 1886 - 5 January 1887

Box 4 of 52

Box 5

A-5 5 January 1887 - 5 April 1887

Box 5 of 52

Box 6

A-6 5 April 1887 - 19 September 1887

Box 6 of 52

Box 7

A-7 19 September 1887 - 10 March 1888

Box 7 of 52

Box 8

A-8 10 March 1888 - 27 July 1888

Box 8 of 52

Box 9

A-9 26 July 1888 - 11 December 1888

Box 9 of 52

Box 10

A-10 1 December 1888 - 9 May 1889

Box 10 of 52

Box 11

A-11 10 May 1889 - 12 November 1889

Box 11 of 52

Box 12

A-12 12 November 1889 - 18 April 1890

Box 12 of 52

Box 13

A-13 17 April 1890 - 18 September 1890

Box 13 of 52

Box 14

A-14 18 September 1890 - 19 February 1891

Box 14 of 52

Box 15

A-15 24 February 1891 - 15 July 1891

Box 15 of 52

Box 16

A-16 15 July 1891 - 17 December 1891

Box 16 of 52

Box 17

A-17 15 December 1891 - 7 May 1892

Box 17 of 52

Box 18

A-18 18 May 1892 - 30 September 1892

Box 18 of 52

Box 19

A-19 1 October 1892 - 7 April 1893

Box 19 of 52

Box 20

A-20 3 April 1893 - 3 October 1893

Box 20 of 52

Box 21

A-21 3 October 1893 - 31 March 1894

Box 21 of 52

Box 22

A-22 31 March 1894 - 29 September 1894

Box 22 of 52

Box 23

A-23 14 October 1894 - 20 March 1895

Box 23 of 52

Box 24

A-24 20 March 1895 - 8 August 1895

Box 24 of 52

Box 25

A-25 27 July 1895 - 11 January 1896

Box 25 of 52

Box 26

A-26 10 January 1896 - 6 June 1896

Box 26 of 52

Box 27

A-27 6 June 1896 - 9 November 1896

Box 27 of 52

Box 28

A-28 9 November 1896 - 17 April 1897

Box 28 of 52

Box 29

A-29 15 April 1897 - 12 August 1897

Box 29 of 52

Box 30

A-30 12 August 1897 - 12 December 1897

Box 30 of 52

Box 31

A-31 20 December 1897 - 28 May 1898

Box 31 of 52

Box 32

A-32 28 May 1898 - 3 November 1898

Box 32 of 52

Box 33

A-33 3 November 1898 - 27 March 1899

Box 33 of 52

Box 34

A-34 27 March 1899 - 9 August 1899

Box 34 of 52

Box 35

A-35 9 August 1899 - 3 January 1900

Box 35 of 52

Box 36

A-36 3 January 1900 - 7 July 1900

Box 36 of 52

Box 37

A-37 7 July 1900 - 10 January 1901

Box 37 of 52

Box 38

A-38 12 January 1901 - 22 July 1901

Box 38 of 52

Box 39

A-39 22 July 1901 - 3 February 1902

Box 39 of 52

Box 40

A-40 3 February 1902 - 6 July 1902

Box 40 of 52

Box 41

A-41 16 July 1902 - 5 January 1903

Box 41 of 52

Box 42

A-42 3 January 1903 - 29 May 1903

Box 42 of 52

Box 43

A-43 29 May 1903 - 17 November 1903

Box 43 of 52

Box 44

A-44 19 November 1903 - 14 April 1904

Box 44 of 52

Box 45

A-45 16 April 1904 - 30 September 1904

Box 45 of 52

Box 46

A-46 21 October 1904 - 31 March 1905

Box 46 of 52

Box 47

A-47 14 April 1905 - 11 August 1905

Box 47 of 52

Box 48

A-48 14 August 1905 - 6 January 1906

Box 48 of 52

Box 49

A-49 8 January 1906 - 5 May 1906

Box 49 of 52

Box 50

A-50 5 May 1906 - 13 October 1906

Box 50 of 52

Box 51

A-51 13 October 1906 - 18 February 1907

Box 51 of 52

Box 52

A-52 19 February 1907 - 28 February 1907

Box 52 of 52