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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 117

Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1884-1939

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: 1884-1939
Quantity: 1.16 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (8 microfilm reels)
Collection: Record Unit 117
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of copies of telegrams, official reports, memoranda, and correspondence between administrators of the United States National Museum, other divisions of the Smithsonian Institution, and government officials and other persons outside the Smithsonian. People represented in the records include G. Brown Goode, Richard Rathbun, William de Chastignier Ravenel, Charles D. Walcott, Alexander Wetmore, and Frederick William True.

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These records consist of copies of telegrams, official reports, memoranda, and correspondence between administrators of the United States National Museum, other divisions of the Smithsonian Institution, and government officials and other persons outside the Smithsonian. People represented in the records include G. Brown Goode, Richard Rathbun, William de Chastignier Ravenel, Charles D. Walcott, Alexander Wetmore, and Frederick William True.

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Access Restriction

Record unit available on microfilm.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 117, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Correspondence and Memoranda

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Container List

Box 1

Reel 1, Telegrams. Volume 1, November 1, 1894-May 22, 1890.

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Reel 2, Telegrams. Volume 2, May 26, 1890-August 2, 1899.

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Reel 3, Telegrams. Volume 3, August 7, 1899-February 1907.

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Reel 4, Official Reports. Volume 1, 1898.

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Reel 5, Memoranda, Executive Curator to the Assistant Secretary. Volumes 1-2, 1897-1899.

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Reel 6, Memoranda, Executive Curator to the Secretary. Volume 1, 1896-1900.

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Reel 7, Memoranda, Acting Assistant Secretary. 1 volume, 1897-1899. Also, Assistant Secretary Correspondence regarding the American Patent Centennial. 1 volume, 1891-1892.

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Reel 8, Copies of Letters of Introduction. 1 volume, 1894-1939.

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