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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 120

United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar

Specimen Records, 1853-1920

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar
Title: Specimen Records
Dates: 1853-1920
Quantity: 9 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (5 document boxes) (7 bound volumes)
Collection: Record Unit 120
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of the record books of specimens distributed by the Smithsonian Institution to individuals and institutions throughout the world. One volume includes distributions from Spencer Fullerton Baird's personal collections. These materials document the work of Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919; and Herbert S. Bryant, Chief, Division of Correspondence and Documents, 1917-1948. See also Transmission of Specimens and Specimen Distribution Records, Record Units 115 and 186.

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These records consist of the record books of specimens distributed by the Smithsonian Institution to individuals and institutions throughout the world. One volume includes distributions from Spencer Fullerton Baird's personal collections. These materials document the work of Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919; and Herbert S. Bryant, Chief, Division of Correspondence and Documents, 1917-1948. See also Transmission of Specimens and Specimen Distribution Records, Record Units 115 and 186.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 120, United States National Museum, Office of the Registrar, Specimen Records

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Container List

Box 1

Volume 1: Specimen Distributions 1-1281, 1860-1867

Box 1 of 17

Volume 2: Specimen Distributions 0-402, 1872-1881

Box 1 of 17

Box 2

Volume 3: Specimen Distributions 413-4566, 1881-1885

Box 2 of 17

Box 3

Volume 4: Specimen Distributions 4567-9300, 1886-1895

Box 3 of 17

Box 4

Volume 5: Specimen Distributions 9301-14200, 1895-1901

Box 4 of 17

Box 5

Volume 6: Specimen Distributions 14201-19200, 1901-1905

Box 5 of 17

Box 6

Volume 7: Specimen Distributions 19201-24200, 1905-1910

Box 6 of 17

Box 7

Volume 8: Specimen Distributions 24201-29200, 1910-1915

Box 7 of 17

Box 8

Volume 9: Specimen Distributions 29201-32689, 1915-1920

Box 8 of 17

Box 9

Specimen Distribution Index

Box 9 of 17

Box 10

Specimen Distributors, 1853-1862

Box 10 of 17

Specimens Distributed, 1861-1874

Box 10 of 17

Specimen Distribution - Reptiles, undated

Box 10 of 17

Box 11

Specimen Distribution - Reptiles, undated

Box 11 of 17

Box 12

Foreign Exchanges, 1883-1897

Box 12 of 17

Distribution Index, 1874-1888

Box 12 of 17

Box 13

Index Cards, Abbe - Banks

Box 13 of 17

Index Cards, Bannerman - Bossier

Box 13 of 17

Index Cards, Boston - Bronx Park, New York (1916)

Box 13 of 17

Index Cards, Bronx Park, New York (1917) - Chicago

Box 13 of 17

Box 14

Index Cards, Chickasha - Curtis

Box 14 of 17

Index Cards, Curtiss - Emmitsburg

Box 14 of 17

Index Cards, Emmons - Goya

Box 14 of 17

Index Cards, Grabau - Horan

Box 14 of 17

Box 15

Index Cards, Horgan - Lane

Box 15 of 17

Index Cards, Laney - Mahrenholtz

Box 15 of 17

Index Cards, Main - Mullins

Box 15 of 17

Index Cards, Mumbauer - Nool

Box 15 of 17

Box 16

Index Cards, Nokomis - Pitts

Box 16 of 17

Index Cards, Pittsburgh - Ruschmann

Box 16 of 17

Index Cards, Rush - Smith, Professor John B.

Box 16 of 17

Index Cards, Smith, John Donnell - Thomas, Rev. L. M.

Box 16 of 17

Box 17

Index Cards, Thomas, Oldfield - Washington, DC

Box 17 of 17

Index Cards, Washington, Dr. Henry - Zurich, Switzerland

Box 17 of 17