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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 230

United States National Museum. Division of Phanerogams

Curatorial Correspondence, 1920-1961

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum. Division of Phanerogams
Title: Curatorial Correspondence
Dates: 1920-1961
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 230
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Emery Clarence Leonard (1892-1968) was born in Ohio and attended Wittenberg College. He did his postgraduate work at Ohio State University. In January 1918 he was made an aid in the United States National Museum, Division of Plants (which became the Department of Botany in 1947), and went on military furlough six months later. Leonard returned to the Smithsonian in July 1919. From 1928 to 1936 he was assistant curator, Division of Plants, and from 1937 to 1962 was associate curator, Department of Botany, Division of Phanerogams. Leonard retired in 1962 and was made research associate, Division of Phanerogams. For an administrative history of the Department of Botany, see record units 220 and 226.

These records consist of mostly incoming and outgoing correspondence with botanists; colleagues; friends; herbarium curators; directors of arboreta; private collectors of plants; and publishers; and they concern specimen identification; recommendation of books to be used for identification of plants; requests for reprints; purchase and acquisition of collections; reference to colleagues and herbariums; history of private collections; also includes some personal accounts of daily activity of friends and colleagues and personal memorandum regarding Leonard's salary, upgrading, and recommendation that he be made a research associate.

Historical Note

Emery Clarence Leonard (1892-1968) was born in Ohio and attended Wittenberg College. He did his postgraduate work at Ohio State University. In January 1918 he was made an aid in the United States National Museum, Division of Plants (which became the Department of Botany in 1947), and went on military furlough six months later. Leonard returned to the Smithsonian in July 1919. From 1928 to 1936 he was assistant curator, Division of Plants, and from 1937 to 1962 was associate curator, Department of Botany, Division of Phanerogams. Leonard retired in 1962 and was made research associate, Division of Phanerogams. For an administrative history of the Department of Botany, see record units 220 and 226.

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Descriptive Entry

These records consist of mostly incoming and outgoing correspondence with botanists; colleagues; friends; herbarium curators; directors of arboreta; private collectors of plants; and publishers; and they concern specimen identification; recommendation of books to be used for identification of plants; requests for reprints; purchase and acquisition of collections; reference to colleagues and herbariums; history of private collections; also includes some personal accounts of daily activity of friends and colleagues and personal memorandum regarding Leonard's salary, upgrading, and recommendation that he be made a research associate.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 230, United States National Museum. Division of Phanerogams, Curatorial Correspondence

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Container List

Box 1

Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1920-1961. Loose. Arranged Alphabetically.

A-B

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Allard, Harry Ardell (1947-1960)

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Arnold, Lillian E.

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Bailey, Liberty Hyde (1943-1944)

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Baker, R. E. D.

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Bartley, Floyd

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Bartram, Edwin Bunting (1940-1944)

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Blair, J. B.

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Bold, Harold C.

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Booth, O. E.

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Burkett, Lindon

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C-D

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Carl, Helmut

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Castle, H.

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Channell, T. B.

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Chardon, Carlos E.

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Chase, Virginius H. (1946-1948)

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Cochran, D. M.

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Conard, H. S.

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Core, Earl L.

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Correll, Donovan S.

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Croizat, Leon (1944, 1948)

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Curtis, J. T.

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Curtiss, Anthony

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Davis, H. A.

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Dechenes, J. A.

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Demaree, Delzie

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DeSelm, H. R.

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Dickerson, L. M.

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Dodge, Carroll W.

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Douglas, Marshall

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E-G

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Edingfield, G. H.

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Evans, Alexander William (1932-1956)

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Ewan, Joseph (1951-1952)

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Foster, M. B.

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Fulford, Margaret

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Garcia-Barriga, Hernando

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Gates, Burton N.

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Gentry, Howard Scott

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Gleason, Henry Allan (1955)

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Grant, William F.

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Gualbert, Fr. M.

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Guild, William

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H-K

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Hanson, Craig A.

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Harper, R. M.

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Holdridge, Leslie R.

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Howard, Richard Alden (1947-1958)

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Iltis, Hugh H.

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Irvine, F. R.

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Jones, Samuel B.

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Box 2

Kiem, Stanley C.

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Killip, Ellsworth Paine (1925-1957)

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King, J. Cecil (1957-1959)

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Knobloch, Irving W.

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L-N

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Langman, Ida K.

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Lawrence, George H. M. (1948-1950)

Box 2 of 2

Leonard, Emery Clarence (1939-1961). Personal folder that includes memoranda on Leonard's upgrading and recommendation that he be made honorary research associate.

Box 2 of 2

Leonard, John

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Leonard, M. D.

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Lundell, C. L.

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Lutz, Bertha

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Macedo, A.

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Massey, A. B.

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Maxon, William Ralph (1934-1948)

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McAtee, W. L.

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McCrary, O. F.

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McVaugh, Rogers

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Merrill, Luella

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Meyer, Fred G. (1948-1953)

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Millar, John R.

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Miller, William E.

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Moldenke, Harold Norman (1941-1951)

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Monachino, Joseph

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Moore, Harold E. (1950-1959)

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Murrill, W. A.

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O-R

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Patterson, Paul Morrison (1948-1949)

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Peacock, M. B.

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Pennell, Francis Whittier (1944-1950)

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Penny, John S.

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Petro, James H.

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Proctor, George H. (1950-1959)

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Raghavan, V.

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Rambo, B.

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Reed, Clyde T.

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Reig, Siri von

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Robison, William C.

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Rollins, Reed C.

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Rood, Almon N.

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Rzedowski, J.

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S-Z

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Sandwith, N. Y.

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Sargent, F. H.

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Sharp, A. J.

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Slama, Frank J.

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Smith, Harry L.

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Smith, Lyman B.

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Stafleu, F. A.

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Standley, Paul Carpenter (1920, 1925, 1941-1948)

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Stehle, H. (in Spanish)

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Stearns, J. L.

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Steere, William Campbell (1935-1952)

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Steyermark, Julian A.

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Sucheron, William

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Theofanis, Thomas

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Thomson, John W.

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Uribe, Lorenzo Uribe

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Vannorsdall, H. H.

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Velez, Ismael

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Webster, Grady L.

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Weishaupt, Clara

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White, Orland E.

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Wiggins, Ira L.

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Williams, Louis Otho (1948-1952)

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Woodson, Robert Everard Jr. (1949-1960)

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Youngken, Heber Wilkinson (1955-1957)

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Yust, Walter (1958)

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Zerkel, Waldo

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