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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 248

United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology

Correspondence, 1882-1922 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1882-1922 and undated
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 248
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of incoming correspondence primarily to Frederic Augustus Lucas, a Curator in the Division, from Charles E. Beecher, William Cooper, Nelson Horatio Darton, James W. Gidley, George Brown Goode, James Hall, John Bell Hatcher, Othniel Charles Marsh, William McAdams, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Charles D. Walcott. Also included is correspondence from Fred Brown to Marsh concerning specimens collected in Wyoming by Brown for Marsh at Yale University. Presumably, this correspondence accompanied the specimens when they were later given to the United States National Museum. Included with a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence, 1900-1909, are copies of the Division's annual reports for fiscal years 1901 to 1909.

Descriptive Entry

These records consist of incoming correspondence primarily to Frederic Augustus Lucas, a curator in the Division, from Charles E. Beecher, William Cooper, Nelson Horatio Darton, James W. Gidley, George Brown Goode, James Hall, John Bell Hatcher, Othniel Charles Marsh, William McAdams, Henry Fairchild Osborn, and Charles D. Walcott. Also included is correspondence from Fred Brown to Marsh concerning specimens collected in Wyoming by Brown for Marsh at Yale University. Presumably, this correspondence accompanied the specimens when they were later given to the United States National Museum. Included with a letterpress book of outgoing correspondence, 1900-1909, are copies of the Division's annual reports for fiscal years 1901 to 1909.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 248, United States National Museum. Division of Vertebrate Paleontology, Correspondence

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Container List

Series 1

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE, 1884-1904, 1909-1912, 1922, AND UNDATED.

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Folders 1-1A Incoming Correspondence, 1888-1904, 1909-1912, 1922 and undated. Most of this correspondence deals with the collection or identification of dinosaurs.

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Series 2

CORRESPONDENCE FROM FRED BROWN TO OTHNIEL CHARLES MARSH, 1882-1887.

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Folders 2-2A Correspondence from Fred Brown to Othniel Charles Marsh, 1882-1887.

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Series 3

OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1900-1909, AND ANNUAL REPORTS, 1901-1909.

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Folder 3 Outgoing correspondence, 1900-1909, and Annual Reports for Fiscal Years 1901-1909. Most of the outgoing correspondence was written by Frederic Augustus Lucas and James W. Gidley.

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