Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 225
United States National Museum. Division of Plants
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.
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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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 225, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Correspondence