Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 186
United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar
Specimen Distribution Records, 1853-1920
These records consist of correspondence and specimen listings and provide supplemental information to the entries maintained in the Specimen Distribution Record Books, record unit 120. Records which did not provide additional information were culled and discarded. Material concerns the distribution of specimens to schools, museums, public institutions, and individual scientists throughout the United States and overseas. Registrars during this time period included Stephen C. Brown, Registrar, 1880-1919; and Herbert S. Bryant, Chief of the Division of Correspondence and Documents, 1918-1948.
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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 186, United States National Museum. Office of the Registrar, Specimen Distribution Records