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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 225

United States National Museum. Division of Plants

Correspondence, 1904-1911

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum. Division of Plants
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1904-1911
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 225
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Joseph Hannum Painter was an Aid in the Division of Plants, United States National Museum, 1904-1908. These records contain Painter's incoming and outgoing correspondence with botanists and Smithsonian staff concerning the shipment of specimen collections; identification of specimens; mounting of collections; and Painter's work on the yellow pond lily, Nymphaea. Also included are copies of outgoing payments made by Joseph Nelson Rose for specimen collections, equipment, staff salaries, and labor, circa 1908-1911.

Historical Note

Joseph Hannum Painter (1879-1908) was an aid in the Division of Plants (1904-1908) who died by accidental drowning while canoeing near Plummer's Island in the Potomac River.

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Descriptive Entry

This material mostly contains Joseph Hannum Painter's incoming and outgoing correspondence with botanists and Smithsonian staff regarding the shipment of specimen collections; the identification of specimens; the mounting of collections and Painter's work on the yellow pond lily Nymphaea; also includes outgoing copies of payments made by Joseph Nelson Rose, acting curator, Division of Plants, for specimen collections; equipment; staff salaries and labor (c. 1908-1911).

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 225, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Correspondence

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Container List

Series 1

INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1904-1908. LOOSE. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY THEREUNDER.

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Chamberlain, Edward B.

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Chase, Mary Agnes (c. 1907)

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Cusick, William C. (1908)

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Dodge, C. K.

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Fawcett, Howard Samuel (1905-1906)

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Greenman, J. M.

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Haines, Alfred S. (1905-1908)

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Harper, Roland M.

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House, Homer Doliver (1906-1907)

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Maxon, William Ralph (1905-1908)

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Morris, E. L.

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Pennell, Francis Whittier (1905-1907)

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Piper, Charles Vancouver (1907-1908)

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Shreve, Forrest (1908)

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Shull, George Harrison (1905)

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Series 2

OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, BOUND, 1905-1911.

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Outgoing correspondence. Letterpress book. Indexed. Correspondence from Joseph Hannum Painter, February 13, 1905-November 24, 1908, is similar to his incoming correspondence. Correspondence, circa 1908-1911, from Joseph Nelson Rose, acting curator, Division of Plants, regarding payments, follows.

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