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Record Unit 110,  United States National Museum, Office of the Registrar,  Accession Records, 1859-1921

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: 1859-1921
Quantity: 1.4 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 110
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The accession record books list incoming specimens of the United States National Museum in order of receipt. If the specimens are retained, the Registrar's control number assigned on receipt becomes the accession number. For the years 1859-1861, numbers begin anew each year; beginning in 1862, numbers are sequential without regard to year.

Descriptive Entry

The accession record books list accessions of the United States National Museum in order of receipt for the years 1859-1921. For the years 1859, 1860, and 1861, accession numbers begin anew each year. Beginning in 1862 numbers are sequential without regard to year.

Accession record books are a brief record of the main accession file, and with that file, are indexed by an alphabetical card index. In some cases, accession entries are duplicated in volumes.

See also the temporary accession record books (record unit 111).

Access Restriction

Record unit available on microfilm.

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 110, United States National Museum, Office of the Registrar, Accession Records

Container List

Box 1

Accession Record Index, n.d.

Box 1 of 14

Accession Record Index, 1885

Box 1 of 14

Accession Record Index, 1886-1888

Box 1 of 14

Box 2

Volume 1 1859, Accession Numbers 1-376; 1860, Accession Numbers 1-408; 1861, Accession Numbers 1-159; 1862-1870, Accession Numbers 1-2012

Box 2 of 14

Volume 2 1871-1878, Accession Numbers 2013-7352

Box 2 of 14

1890-1897 Forestry Collections

Box 2 of 14

Box 3

Volume 3 1879-1882, Accession Numbers 7351-12090

Box 3 of 14

Box 4

Volume 4 1881-1882, Accession Numbers 9890-12481

Box 4 of 14

Volume 5 1883-1884, Accession Numbers 12501-15550

Box 4 of 14

Box 5

Volume 6 1885-1887, Accession Numbers 15551-19350

Box 5 of 14

Box 6

Volume 7 1887-1891, Accession Numbers 19351-24000

Box 6 of 14

Volume 8 1891-1895, Accession Numbers 24001-29000

Box 6 of 14

Box 7

Volume 9 1895-1898, Accession Numbers 29001-33850

Box 7 of 14

Box 8

Volume 10 1897-1900, Accession Numbers 32301-37300

Box 8 of 14

Box 9

Volume 11 1900-1904, Accession Numbers 37301-42300

Box 9 of 14

Box 10

Volume 12 1904-1907, Accession Numbers 42301-47300

Box 10 of 14

Box 11

Volume 13 1907-1910, Accession Numbers 47301-52300

Box 11 of 14

Box 12

Volume 14 1911-1914, Accession Numbers 52301-57300

Box 12 of 14

Box 13

Volume 15 1914-1918, Accession Numbers 57301-62300

Box 13 of 14

Box 14

Volume 16 1918-1921, Accession Numbers 62301-66798

Box 14 of 14