SIA RU007073, Dall, William Healey 1845-1927, William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
- Dall, William Healey 1845-1927
- William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
- Data Source:
- Smithsonian Institution Archives
- 1839, 1839-1927, 1839-1858, 1862-1927
- Dean of Alaskan explorations, William H. Dall (1845-1927) began his scientific career as a member of the Scientific Corps of the Alaskan Western Union Telegraph Expedition in 1865. In 1871 he was appointed to the United States Coast Survey, where he continued his studies on Alaska and the northern Pacific Coast. Dall left the Coast Survey in 1884 to accept the rank of Paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey, a position he held until 1925. Having assembled and described some of the collections of mollusca and other organisms held by the United States National Museum since 1868, Dall served as Honorary Curator of the Museum's Division of Mollusks from 1880 until his death. A prolific writer, Dall published more than five hundred scientific papers. Among Dall's more important larger works are Alaska and its Resources, 1870, and Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida, 6 volumes, 1890-1903, which is still considered the most important American publication on Cenozoic molluscan paleontology.
- A prolific correspondent, Dall received letters from leading naturalists, scientists, editors, and administrators including Louis and Alexander Agassiz, Spencer F. Baird, Franz Boas, Wendell Phillips Garrison, Joseph Henry, Julius Erasmus Hilgard, J. Gwyn Jeffreys, Samuel H. Scudder, William Stimpson, Addison Emery Verrill, and Oswald Garrison Villard.
- These papers provide comprehensive documentation of Dall's personal and scientific activities from 1865 to 1927, including diaries, scrapbooks, field notes, financial accounts, specimen collection notebooks, maps, and incoming and outgoing correspondence created during the Western Union Telegraph Expedition and pertaining to Alaskan towns, topography, mineral resources, flora and fauna of Alaska, and customs of Russian-Americans and Alaskan Indians; Robert Kennicott notes, correspondence, map, information concerning Kennicott's death, and description of the intrigue among members of the Expedition; diaries, correspondence, financial accounts, specimen collection notebooks, and field notes concerning Dall's explorations in Alaska, 1871-1876, 1879-1880, under the United States Coast Survey; material on Dall's explorations on the Pacific Coast and in Florida for the United States Geological Survey; reports to Secretary of State Thomas Francis Bayard regarding the Alaska-Canada boundary question, 1885, 1888; reports prepared for the Coast Survey, Geological Survey, and the National Museum's Division of Mollusks; correspondence with colleagues, administrators of scientific and educational organizations, editors, publishers, family members, friends, collectors of mollusca, and scientific societies, concerning membership and membership meetings, identification of fossil collections, publications and manuscripts, personal and family problems, student theses, appointment to the Geological Survey, honorary degrees, politics, economics, social conditions in Washington, D.C., and Dall's personal views regarding his professional competency and social status; diaries, 1865-1927; awards; photographs; publications; newspapers and newspaper clippings concerning Alaska; maps; poetry written by Dall's father; genealogy of Dall and his family; and autobiographical material.
- Invertebrate zoology, Natural history, Paleontology
- Dall, William Healey 1845-1927, Agassiz, Alexander 1835-1910, Bayard, Thomas F (Thomas Francis) 1828-1898, Boas, Franz 1858-1942, Garrison, Wendell Phillips 1840-1907, Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896, Gould, Augustus A (Augustus Addison) 1805-1866, Henry, Joseph 1797-1878, Hilgard, J. E (Julius Erasmus) 1825-1891, Jeffreys, John Gwyn 1809-1885, Verrill, A. E (Addison Emery) 1839-1926, Villard, Oswald Garrison 1872-1949, Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887, Kennicott, Robert 1835-1866, Scudder, Samuel Hubbard 1837-1911, Stimpson, William 1832-1872, Geological Survey (U.S.), United States National Museum Division of Mollusks, United States Coast Survey, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)
- Scientific illustrations, Collection descriptions, Photographs, Maps, Diaries, Field notes, Scrapbooks
- Local Number:
- SIA RU007073
- Physical Description:
- 32.21 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (51 document boxes) (1 half document box) (4 5x8 boxes) (oversize material)
Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Table of Contents
- Collection Overview
- Historical Note
- Descriptive Entry
- Index Terms
- Administrative Information
- Container List
- Series 1 - PUBLICATIONS, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHS, BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL.
- Series 2 - SCRAPBOOKS, 1839, 1843, 1853, 1855-1856, 1858, 1865-1872, 1865-1867.
- Series 3 - MEMORANDA, DEPARTMENT OF MOLLUSKS, 1880-1887. INCOMING AND OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, BOUND, 1866-1926.
- Series 4 - GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1865-1927. INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY THEREUNDER.
- Series 5 - REGISTERS OF LETTERS RECEIVED AND WRITTEN, 1865-1878, 1882-1927.
- Series 6 - DIARIES, 1865-1927 AND UNDATED.
- Series 7 - WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH EXPEDITION NOTEBOOKS, 1865-1868 (INCLUDES GRAMMAR BOOKS AND HISTORICAL NOTES ON ALASKA). ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
- Series 8 - NOTEBOOKS, 1871-1882. UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY NOTEBOOKS, NATURAL HISTORY AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTEBOOKS. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
- Series 9 - NOTEBOOKS, 1887-1910. UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND NATURAL HISTORY NOTEBOOKS INCLUDING NOTEBOOKS WITHOUT DATES. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
- Series 10 - CATALOGUES OF SPECIMENS TAKEN ON EXPEDITIONS, 1865-1880. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
- Series 11 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS, 1867-1911. ARRANGED MOSTLY CHRONOLOGICALLY.
- Series 12 - EXPEDITION MATERIAL AND REPORTS, 1861-1925. ARRANGED MOSTLY CHRONOLOGICALLY.
- Series 13 - NOTES, MOLLUSK LISTS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND CORRESPONDENCE, 1862-CA. 1923.
- Series 14 - MOLLUSK LISTS AND MANUSCRIPTS, NO DATE, GOULD SCRAPBOOK ON FOSSIL COLLECTIONS, MOLLUSK PLATES, NO DATE.
- Series 15 - MOLLUSK PLATES.
- Series 16 - GEORGE BROWN GOODE, BAIRD OUTLINES, CA. 1890, AND DALL, SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, A BIOGRAPHY, MSS., 1915.
- Series 17 - ACCRETIONS TO THE COLLECTION
Record Unit 7073
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
William Healey Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
|General Information About This Collection|
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at email@example.com.|
|Creator:||Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927|
|Title:||William Healey Dall Papers|
|Dates:||circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927|
|Quantity:||10 linear meters.|
|Collection:||Record Unit 7073|
|Language of Materials:||English|
Dean of Alaskan explorations and one of the last of the disappearing class of "systematic naturalists," which included Agassiz, Baird, and Audubon, William H. Dall (1845-1927) was born in Boston to Charles Henry Appleton Dall, a Unitarian minister, and Caroline Wells (Healey), a feminist and publicist. Educated in the public school system, Dall did not go on to attend Harvard after graduating from the Boston Latin School. Instead, he pursued his interests in zoology and medicine by studying under the guidance of Agassiz, Augustus A. Gould, and Jeffries Wyman. Dall's special interest in mollusca came about quite accidentally as a result of his reading Gould's Report on the Invertebrata of Massachusetts. Dall soon left for Chicago to earn his livelihood, and there he met Robert Kennicott and William Stimpson, both members of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, where Dall attended evenings to continue his scientific studies.
When Kennicott was given command of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition to Alaska in 1865, whose mission was to find a means of establishing a communications system with Europe by way of Alaska, the Bering Straits, and Asia, Dall, aged twenty, was invited along as a member of the group's scientific party. Upon Kennicott's death in 1866, Dall was placed in charge of the Scientific Corps. When the expedition was abruptly terminated by the successful laying of the Atlantic cable, Dall volunteered to stay on an extra year in order to complete the scientific project. In 1871, Dall was appointed to the United States Coast Survey (USCS), under whose auspices he continued his studies on Alaska and the northern Pacific Coast. Dall left the USCS in 1884 to accept the rank of paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a position which he held until 1925.
Having forwarded fossil specimens he had collected as a youth to the Smithsonian Institution, and with the collections of the Alaskan expedition being sent there also, Dall, upon his arrival in Washington, D.C., in 1868, voluntarily began to assemble and describe the collections of mollusca and other organisms stored by the United States National Museum (USNM) while working on his publication regarding Alaska. In 1880, Dall was officially appointed honorary curator at the USNM, Division of Mollusks, a position he held until his death and without remuneration, as he could not be paid for both his work with the USGS and the USNM.
Dall was a prolific writer. Between his earliest writings on the Alaskan expedition in 1865 as a correspondent for the Alta California until his death in 1927, Dall published more than five-hundred scientific short papers. Among his larger works, Dall's Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida, 6 volumes (1890-1903), is still considered the most important American publication on cenozoic molluscan paleontology. Dall's other writings include Alaska and its Resources (1870) and his biography, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1915). Among his honorary degrees and awards, Dall was awarded the Gold Medal by the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia (1899), for his work on paleontology; the Honorary Doctor of Science degree, University of Pennsylvania (1904); and the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, George Washington University (1915).
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
This collection contains papers documenting the scientific and personal life of Dall, especially the Western Union Telegraph Expedition to Alaska (1865-1868). Included are daily diaries, 1865-1927; Western Union Telegraph Expedition material containing diaries, scrapbooks, field notes, financial accounts, specimen collection notebooks and incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding Alaskan towns, topography, mineral resources, biology and zoology of Alaska, customs of the Russian-Americans and Alaskan Indian natives, along with sketches of the latter, their housing, clothing and utensils; description of the intrigue among the members of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition; Robert Kennicott's field notes; Dall correspondence regarding Kennicott's leadership of the expedition; Dall and others regarding Kennicott's death; diaries, correspondence, financial accounts, specimen collection notebooks and field notes regarding Dall's explorations to Alaska (1871-1876, 1879-1880) under the United States Coast Survey, and his explorations to the Pacific coast and Florida under the United States Geological Survey; reports to Secretary of State, Thomas Francis Bayard, regarding the Alaska-Canada Boundary Question, 1885, 1888; reports for the United States Coast Survey, United States Geological Survey, Division of Cenozoic Paleontology, and United States National Museum, Division of Mollusks, regarding their progress under Dall's leadership; incoming and outgoing correspondence between Dall and his colleagues, administrators of scientific and educational organizations, editors, publishers, family members, friends, private collectors of mollusca, and scientific and social societies regarding membership and membership meetings, identification of fossil collections, publications and manuscripts, personal and family problems, student theses, appointment to the United States Geological Survey, honorary degrees, politics, economics, social conditions in Washington, D.C., and Dall's personal views regarding his own professional competency and social status; awards; photographs of Dall, his friends, and members of his expeditions; publications on mollusca, catalogues of mollusk lists, mollusk plates on Dall's Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida, and his unpublished work on Hawaiian Island mollusca; Dall's manuscript biography of Spencer Fullerton Baird; Dall's publications and newspaper articles; poetry written by his father; and material on the genealogy of Dall and his family.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910
- Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873
- Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
- Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898
- Boas, Franz 1858-1942
- Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927.
- Division of Mollusks (NMNH). Department of Biology (NMNH)
- Garrison, Wendell Phillips, 1840-1907.
- Geological Survey (U.S.)
- Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896
- Gould, Augustus A. (Augustus Addison), 1805-1866.
- Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
- Hilgard, J. E. (Julius Erasmus), 1825-1891.
- Jeffreys, John Gwyn, 1809-1885
- Kennicott, Robert, 1835-1866
- Scudder, Samuel Hubbard, 1837-1911.
- Stimpson, William, 1832-1872
- United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.
- Verrill, A. E. (Addison Emery), 1839-1926.
- Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7073, Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927, William Healey Dall Papers
Series 1PUBLICATIONS, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHS, BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL.
Journal articles other than Dall's, 1873-1926
Boss, Kenneth J., et. al., The Zoological Taxa of William Healey Dall, 1968
Dall Publications, "On Climatic Conditions at Nome, Alaska, during the Pliocene, and on a New Species of Pecten from the Nome Goldbearing Gravels, 1907;" "William More Gabb," 1909
Newspaper clippings, 1874-1926, including material on John Brooks Henderson, Jr., and Charles Torrey Simpson
Newspaper articles regarding Dall and his mother, Caroline Healey Dall, 1865-1918
Photographs of the Wagner Free Institute of Science Medal awarded to Dall, 1899
Photographs of Captain W. G. Hall, 1874, 1880
Group photograph of Voringen expedition crew, Spitzbergen, no date
Plate of Dall, 1915
Dall, Biographical Memoranda [autobiographical], 1926
Dall, "Memoranda for My Grandchildren" September 1926, includes interesting material on Abraham Lincoln's background gathered by Dall's mother who was asked to write a campaign biography for Lincoln. Material was subsequently burned, pp. 29-31; material regarding Charles Dickens, pp. 49-50; and a "Record of Association with Scientific Societies, degrees conferred, etc.," 1863-1926
Biographical notes and Wall Street Journal obituary, March 30, 1927, manuscript.
Series 2SCRAPBOOKS, 1839, 1843, 1853, 1855-1856, 1858, 1865-1872, 1865-1867.
Scrapbook and typewritten copies of same, 1839, 1843, 1853, 1855-1856, 1858, 1865-1872. Scrapbook containing memorabilia, bound and loose, including correspondence belonging to Dall's mother, Caroline Healey Dall, poems by his father, Charles Henry Appleton Dall, photograph engraving of Robert Kennicott, n.d., abstracts of scientific discoveries by Dall, newspaper clippings and personal correspondence to and from Dall regarding personal and scientific matters to relatives, friends, and colleagues pertaining mostly to the Western Union Telegraph Expedition (W.U.T.E.) to Russian-America, 1865-1868. Material includes the following:
Scrapbook, 1865-1867, includes newspaper clippings, Western Union Telegraph Company expedition to Russian-America, progress reports and financial statements, and correspondence between Dall and Western Union Company representatives, friends and colleagues. Material includes the following:
Series 3MEMORANDA, DEPARTMENT OF MOLLUSKS, 1880-1887. INCOMING AND OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, BOUND, 1866-1926.
Bound volume, mostly incoming, 1871-1872, contains progress reports and financial statements pertaining to the United States Coast Survey expedition to the Aleutian Islands, along with correspondence to and from Dall, mostly regarding the expedition. Material includes the following:
Bound volume, mostly incoming, 1872-1874. Material includes the following:
Outgoing correspondence I, letterpress, 1866-1867, 1870-1871 (indexed), includes correspondence to administrators, colleagues and relatives relating mostly to the Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1866-1867), and the United States Coast Survey Expedition to Alaska (1870-1871). Material includes the following:
Outgoing correspondence II, letterpress, 1871-1873 (indexed), regarding the United States Coast Survey expedition to Alaska. Material includes the following:
Outgoing correspondence, letterpress, 3 volumes, 1891-1926. (Second volume indexed.) Includes correspondence to relatives, friends, colleagues, administrators of scientific organizations, publishers, professors, lawyers, medical doctors, banks and trust companies, regarding personal and family matters, financial problems, powers of attorney, administrative reports, magazine subscriptions, journal articles, monographs, genealogy, scientific organization membership candidacies, mollusk collections, and student theses. Material includes the following:
Most of the correspondence between 1911-1914 is in regard to Dall's mother's finances, her emotional and physical capabilities, her will, and her estate. Also included are the following Dall letters:
Series 4GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1865-1927. INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY THEREUNDER.
This series consists of correspondence received from and occasionally written to publishers, administrators of scientific organizations, colleagues, lawyers, scientific societies, and private collectors of mollusca concerning receipts for gifts of publications, requests for monographs and journal articles, organizational dues, scientific and social society meetings, appointments to scientific societies, provisions needed for expeditions, monthly reports for the United States National Museum, Division of Mollusks, and the United States Geological Survey, United States Coast Survey material, Alaskan politics and the treatment of Alaskan natives by agents of fur companies, translation of Russian names and vocabulary, nomenclature and requests for identification of mollusk collections, purchase of mollusk collections, lists of collections shipped out and mollusk collections needed by the United States National Museum, Western Union Telegraph Expedition reports, surveys, field notes, maps, politics, and family and personal matters.
Folder 1 Abbot - American Biological Publishing Co.
Folder 2 American Geological Society - The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Folder 3 Atkinson - Ayer
Folder 4 Cleveland Abbe. 1881-1912.
Folder 5 Charles G. Abbot. 1919-1927.
Folder 6 Academy of Natural Sciences-Philadelphia. 1869-1926.
Folder 7 Charles Christopher Adams. 1913.
Folder 8 Cyrus Adler. 1893-1897, 1914-1917.
Folders 9-10 Alexander Agassiz. 1871-1891. 2 folders.
Folder 11 Jean Louis Agassiz. 1870-1871.
Folder 12 Truman Heminway Aldrich. 1885-1889, 1903.
Folder 13 Joel Asaph Allen. 1870-1875.
Folder 14 American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 1918-1927.
Folder 15 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 1874-1927.
Folder 16 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Committee on Zoological Nomenclature. 1877.
Folder 17 The American Association of Museums. 1924-1925.
Folder 18 American Philosophical Society of Philadelphia. 1900-1926.
Folder 19 American Society of Naturalists. 1886-c1927.
Folder 20 C. F. Ancey. 1885-1892.
Folder 21 Edmund A. Andrews. 1869.
Folder 22 D. Appleton and Company. 1882-1915.
Folder 23 Asiatic Society of Bengal. 1870-1876.
Folder 24 William D. Averell. 1886-1889.
Folder 25 Ba
Folder 26 Be
Folder 27 Bi
Folder 28 Bl - Bo
Folder 29 Br
Folder 30 Bu
Folder 1 Sylvanus Bailey. 1875-1887.
Folder 2 Lucy H. Baird. 1872-1904.
Folder 3 Mary H. C. Baird. 1871-1878.
Folders 4-9 Spencer F. Baird. 1866-1887. 6 folders.
Folder 10 Baird Memorial Celebration. 1923.
Folder 11 Fred Baker. 1900-1901, 1924-1926.
Folders 12-15 Marcus Baker, 1874-1897; and Marian Strong Baker, 1904-1905. 4 folders.
Folder 16 M. D. Ball. 1879-1886.
Folder 17 Harlan Hogue Ballard. N. D., 1887.
Folder 18 Elizabeth Barkan. 1875-1876.
Folder 19 Paul Bartsch. 1923, 1926.
Folder 20 George Herman Baur. 1891-1892.
Folder 21 Thomas Francis Bayard. 1885.
Folder 1 Tarleton Hoffman Bean. 1877-1886.
Folder 2 Lester Anthony Beardslee. 1881-1883.
Folder 3 Charles Emerson Beecher. 1885-1887, 1906.
Folder 4 E. Behm. 1881-1882.
Folder 5 George Eugene Belknap. 1873-1875.
Folder 6 Charles A. Bell. 1884-1885.
Folder 7 Robert Bell. 1879-1887.
Folder 8 Bernhard Bendel. 1874-1876.
Folder 9 Marcus Benjamin. 1886, 1927.
Folder 10 Rudolph Bergh. 1876-1905.
Folder 11 Albert Smith Bickmore. 1869-1882.
Folder 12 E. Billings. 1871.
Folder 13 William Greene Binney. 1870-1890.
Folder 14 Biological Abstracts. 1926-1927.
Folder 15 Thomas Bland. 1870-1875, 1882.
Folder 16 H. J. Bockelman. 1926-1927.
Folder 17 William T. Brigham. 1899, 1922-1923.
Folder 18 British Association for the Advancement of Science. 1878-1921.
Folder 19 William Keith Brooks. c1877-1882.
Folder 20 Charles Bryant. 1870-1897.
Folder 21 Jesse Y. Burk. 1904.
Folder 22 Frank Burns. 1884-1886.
Folder 23 Ca - Ce
Folder 24 Ch
Folder 25 Cl
Folder 26 Co
Folder 27 Cr - Cu
Folder 28 California Academy of Sciences. 1899, 1926.
Folder 29 W. W. Calkins. 1876-1886.
Folder 30 R. Ellsworth Call. 1881-1889.
Folder 31 Douglas Houghton Campbell. 1912.
Folder 1 Philip Pearsall Carpenter. 1861, 1869-1876.
Folder 2 Russell Lant Carpenter. 1875-1881.
Folder 3 J. McKeen Cattell. 1926.
Folder 4 Leander Trowbridge Chamberlin. 1894-1906.
Folder 5 Marine J. Chase. 1887.
Folder 6 Chicago Academy of Sciences. 1869, 1878.
Folder 7 Russell H. Chittenden. 1907-1912.
Folder 8 George H. Clapp. 1926.
Folder 9 Samuel F. Clark. 1875-1887.
Folder 10 William B. Clarke. N.D., 1889-1908.
Folder 11 Theodore D. A. Cockerell. 1905.
Folder 12 B. A. Colonna. 1885-1886.
Folder 13 Edwin Grant Conklin. 1912-1914.
Folder 14 James Graham Cooper. 1866-1889.
Folder 15 Edward Drinker Cope. 1866-1889.
Folder 16 Cosmos Club. 1887-1926.
Folder 17 Elliott Coues. 1870, 1886.
Folder 18 Agnes Crane. 1885-1899.
Folder 19 H. Crosse. 1879-1882.
Folder 20 Joseph B. Crowe. 1885.
Folder 21 Joseph A. Cushman. c1911, 1914.
Folder 22 Da - Dw
Folder 23 E. W. Dahlgren. 1889.
Folder 24 Caroline Healey Dall. 1844, 1880-1889.
Folder 25 Charles Whitney Dall. 1934.
Folder 26 William H. Dall. 1871-1925.
Folder 27 William H. Dall, Trip to Europe. 1878.
Folder 28 William H. Dall, Trip to Honolulu. 1899.
Folder 29 Robert Damon. 1875-1880.
Folder 30 E. S. Dana. 1922.
Folder 31 James Dwight Dana. 1866-1889.
Folder 32 R. D. Darbishire. 1878-1879.
Folders 33-35 Thomas Davidson. 1870-1885. 3 folders.
Folder 36 J. Bernard Davis. 1877-1878.
Folder 37 George M. Dawson. 1875-1889.
Folder 38 John William Dawson. 1875-1887.
Folder 39 E. DeBoury. 1886-1887.
Folder 1 De Folin. 1887
Folder 2 F. S. Dellenbaugh. 1900.
Folder 3 Emile Deville. 1883-1885.
Folder 4 Emile Deyrolle. 1897-1899.
Folder 5 Theodore F. Dwight. 1877-1887.
Folder 6 W. D. Dybowsky. N. D., 1878.
Folder 7 Ea - Eu
Folder 8 William Henry Edwards. 1877.
Folder 9 Elfering. 1878.
Folder 10 Henry W. Elliott. 1865-1874.
Folder 11 James H. Emerton. c1883.
Folder 12 English High School (Boston). 1896-1921.
Folder 13 George Homer Eustis. 1877-1925.
Folder 14 Willis E. Everette. 1884-1886.
Folder 15 Barton Warren Evermann. 1919-1926.
Folder 16 F
Folder 17 J. Walter Fewkes. 1884-1890.
Folder 18 Otto Finsch. 1873-1876.
Folder 19 G. Fischer. 1883-1889.
Folder 20 William J. Fisher. 1875-1880.
Folder 21 Sandford Fleming. 1878-1879.
Folder 22 Alice Cunningham Fletcher. 1884-1887.
Folder 23 A. E. Foote. 1885-1895.
Folder 24 John Ford. 1889.
Folder 25 Edward Foreman. 1882, 1885.
Folder 26 R. Friedlander and Son. 1878-1894, 1906.
Folder 27 Herman Friele. 1876-1883.
Folder 28 Arthur L. Frothingham. 1885-1889.
Folder 29 Hugh Fulton. 1893-1897, 1927.
Folder 30 G
Folder 31 William More Gabb. 1869, 1873.
Folder 32 William Francis Ganong, 1889-1890.
Folder 33 A. Garrett. 1870-1875.
Folder 34 Wendell Phillips Garrison. 1875-1906.
Folder 35 Albert Samuel Gatschet. 1879-1886.
Folder 36 Randolph Iltyd Geare. 1885.
Folder 37 A. J. Geile. 1926.
Folder 38 George Washington University. 1915-1926.
Folder 39 William E. George. 1884.
Folder 40 G. Gerland. 1878, 1884.
Folder 41 George Gibbs. 1867-1873.
Folder 42 Grove Karl Gilbert. 1884-1902.
Folder 43 Joseph B. Gilder. 1889.
Folder 44 Theodore Nicholas Gill. 1871-1873.
Folder 45 W. A. Glassford. 1890.
Folder 1 George Brown Goode. 1876-1891.
Folder 2 H. H. Goodell. 1886.
Folder 3 Augustus Addison Gould. 1864.
Folder 4 Julia N. Gould. 1905.
Folder 5 Asa Gray. 1873.
Folder 6 Isaiah Greegor. 1885-1891.
Folder 7 Adolphus Washington Greeley. 1886-1891.
Folder 8 Samuel S. Greeley. 1887-1889.
Folder 9 Anatonio De Gregorio. 1883-1891.
Folder 10 John Walter Gregory. 1889.
Folder 11 Gilbert Grosvenor. 1903-1926.
Folder 12 Arnold Henry Guyot. 1876, 1889.
Folder 13 Ha
Folder 14 He - Hi
Folder 15 Ho - Hu
Folder 16 Alfred Cort Haddon. 1883-1886.
Folder 17 Arnold Hague. 1887-1914.
Folder 18 Asaph Hall. 1872-1877.
Folder 19 James Hall. 1877.
Folder 20 W. G. Hall. 1875, 1883, 1898.
Folder 21 Otto Halla. 1920.
Folder 22 Charles Hallock. N.D., 1886.
Folder 23 Elizabeth Hammond. c1884-c1906. Also see Elizabeth Noyes.
Folder 24 Sylvanus Hanley. 1869-1876.
Folder 25 J. Max Hark. 1884-1886.
Folder 26 Mark Walrod Harrington. 1873-1901.
Folder 27 W. D. Hartman. 1876-1889.
Folder 28 Horatius B. Hastings. 1891.
Folder 29 Angelo Heilprin. 1881-1890.
Folder 30 Henry Hemphill. 1875-1903.
Folder 31 Janius Henderson. 1926
Folder 32 Joseph Henry. 1871-1877.
Folder 33 E. B. Herendeen. 1881-1905.
Folder 34 E. P. Herendeen. 1875-1886.
Folder 35 L. N. Herendeen. 1877.
Folder 36 I. Herzenstein. 1875-1891.
Folder 37 D. P. Heynemann. 1884-1885.
Folder 38 Joaquin G. Hidalgo. 1890-1891.
Folder 39 E. W. Hilgard. 1890-1891.
Folder 40 Julius Erasmus Hilgard. 1870-1885.
Folder 41 Robert Thomas Hill. 1888-1890.
Folder 42 Y. Hirase. 1905-1922.
Folder 43 Charles Henry Hitchcock. N. D., 1871-1903.
Folder 1 John Sherzer Hittell. 1887.
Folder 2 John C. Hodge. 1891.
Folder 3 Nathaniel Dana Carlile Hodges. 1885-1888.
Folder 4 William Henry Holmes. 1905, 1926.
Folder 5 Agapius Honcharenko. 1873-1880.
Folder 6 C. L. Hooper. c1882-c1884.
Folder 7 William E. Hoyle. 1889-1907.
Folder 8 J. W. Huff. 1877.
Folder 9 Charles Henry Hull. 1889.
Folder 10 Alpheus Hyatt. 1869-1900.
Folder 11 I
Folder 12 Herman Von Ihering. 1879.
Folder 13 Ernest Ingersoll. 1879-1882.
Folder 14. Tom Iredale. 1926.
Folder 15 J
Folder 16 James Jackson. 1881-1886.
Folder 17 Robert T. Jackson. 1889-1914.
Folder 18 Shelden Jackson. 1878-1887.
Folder 19 H. B. James. 1879.
Folder 20 Howell Jeffreys. 1885-1887.
Folder 21 J. Gwyn Jeffreys. 1870-1877.
Folders 22-23 Papers relating to Jeffreys' Collection. 1882-1885. 2 folders
Folder 24 C. B. Jennings. 1875, 1905.
Folder 25 Lawrence C. Johnson. 1885.
Folder 26 J. M. Jones. 1879.
Folder 27 David Starr Jordan. c1877-c1882.
Folder 28 K
Folder 29 W. Seton Karr. N. D., 1885-1887.
Folder 30 Josiah Keep. 1881-1882.
Folder 31 Maurice E. Kenealy. 1887.
Folder 32 George Kennan. N. D., 1879-1881.
Folder 33 Mary S. Kennicott. 1865-1866.
Folder 34 Robert Kennicott. 1865.
Folder 35 J. H. Kidder. 1887.
Folder 36 Edward A. Kilian. 1877.
Folder 1 Clarence King. N. D., 1871.
Folder 2 J. Sterling Kingsley. 1877-1902.
Folder 3 Albert M. Knight. N. D., 1877.
Folder 4 J. M. Knott. 1885.
Folder 5 J. W. Kobelt. 1876-1889.
Folder 6 H. T. Koshiba. N. D., 1905.
Folder 7 Arthur Krause. N. D., 1883-1885.
Folder 8 L
Folder 9 Fannie Langford. 1867-1876.
Folder 10 Edwin Ray Lankester. N. D., 1884.
Folder 11 F. R. Latchford. 1883-1887, 1926.
Folder 12 George Newbold Lawrence. 1870-1886.
Folder 13 Frances and Isaac Lea. 1869-1889.
Folder 14 John Leckenby. 1876.
Folder 15 John Lawrence LeConte. 1877.
Folder 16 Lee and Shepard, Publishers. 1869-1870.
Folder 17 Charles Leege. 1876.
Folder 18 Albert E. Lewis. 1875-1876.
Folder 19 James Lewis. 1875-1879.
Folder 20 William Libbey, Jr. 1886-1887.
Folder 21 Josua Lindahl. 1878.
Folder 22 M. Lindemann. 1873-1889.
Folder 23 Gustaf Lindstrom. 1875-1889.
Folder 24 Joseph Albert Lintner. 1880.
Folder 25 W. N. Lockington. 1878-1879.
Folder 26 Samuel Lockwood. 1883.
Folder 27 The London Times. 1899-1902.
Folder 28 E. A. Lovendal. 1873-1879.
Folder 29 Joseph Lovering. 1870-1872.
Folder 30 Frederick F. Low. 1882-1883.
Folder 31 U. Lutken. N. D., 1875-1879.
Folder 32 Theodore Lyman. 1879-1880.
Folder 33 John A. Lynch. 1874.
Folder 34 Ma
Folder 35 Me - Mi
Folder 36 Mo - Mu
Folder 37 William J. Mclntyre. 1876.
Folder 38 J. Playfair McMurrick. 1886, 1889.
Folder 39 George Maier. 1887-1903. Also see Mayer and Maier.
Folder 40 The Malacological Society of London. 1893-1926.
Folder 41 (Baron) Maltzan. 1875-1876.
Folder 42 Jules Marcou. 1883.
Folder 43 J. L. Marshall. 1876-1879.
Folder 44 William B. Marshall. 1926.
Folder 45 E. Martens. 1875-1889.
Folder 46 Carlotta Joaquina Maury. 1920-1926.
Folder 47 William G. Mazyck. 1877-1907.
Folder 48 Thomas Meehan. 1883.
Folder 49 Fielding Bradford Meek. 1869-1876.
Folder 1 C. Hart Merriam. 1886-1926.
Folder 2 Elizabeth Merriam. 1869, 1875-1878.
Folder 3 Mayer and Maier. 1905.
Folder 4 Otto Meyer. 1885-1887.
Folder 5 S. A. Miller. 1877.
Folder 6 James W. Milner. 1875-1880.
Folder 7 Sarah A. Milner. 1879-1880.
Folder 8 Charles Sedgwick Minot. 1884-1885.
Folder 9 John H. Mitchell. 1876.
Folder 10 Monteresoto. 1884-1889.
Folder 11 John B. Moore. 1887-1889.
Folder 12 O. A. Morch. N. D., 1875-1877.
Folder 13 William Gouverneur Morris. 1879-1883.
Folder 14 Edward Sylvester Morse. 1870-1889.
Folder 15 Na - Nu
Folder 16 National Academy of Sciences. 1897-1927.
Folder 17 National Geographic Society. 1897.
Folder 18 National Research Council. 1926.
Folder 19 J. C. Neal. 1885.
Folder 20 Edward William Nelson. 1882-1883.
Folder 21 John Strong Newberry. 1869, 1877.
Folder 22 Raymond Lee Newcomb. 1883.
Folder 23 W. Newcomb. 1874, 1887.
Folder 24 William Wells Newell. 1887.
Folder 25 Henry E. Nichols. 1881-1886.
Folder 26 Edward J. Nolan. 1876-1881.
Folder 27 Nils Adolph Erik Nordenskiold. 1882-1886.
Folder 28 A. M. Norman. 1878-1889.
Folder 29 Edward Norton. 1877.
Folder 30 Edward E. Norton. 1885-1906.
Folder 31 Amos Noyes. 1870.
Folder 32 Elizabeth Noyes. 1877-1880. Also see Elizabeth Hammond.
Folder 33 William M. Noyes. 1875-1906.
Folder 34 O
Folder 35 Ellen M. O'Connor. 1877-1883.
Folder 36 Daniel Oehlert. N.D., 1879-1887.
Folder 37 Jan Olaffson. 1874-1875.
Folder 38 Ida S. Oldroyd. 1897-1927.
Folder 39 Charles R. Orcutt. N.D., 1884-1885.
Folder 40 Henry Leslie Osborn. 1879-1891.
Folder 41 Carl Robert Osten-Sacken. 1869-1879.
Folder 42 Agnes Pauline Otis. 1878.
Folder 43 L. C. Owen. 1881-1884.
Folder 44 Pa - Pu
Folder 45 Alpheus Spring Packard, Jr. 1869-1903.
Folder 46 Edward Palmer. 1872.
Folder 47 (General) O. H. Palmer. 1868-1869.
Folder 48 Edward Parrish. 1870.
Folder 49 Stephen D. Peet. 1876-1877.
Folder 50 Cyrus Newlin Peirce. 1884-1885.
Folder 1 Paul Pelseneer. 1886-1887.
Folder 2 A. Petermann. 1869-1873.
Folder 3 Ivan Petroff. 1879-1881.
Folder 4 Melville Philips. 1885.
Folder 5 Philosophical Society of Washington. N. D., 1875-1927.
Folder 6 James Constantine Pilling. 1883-1889.
Folder 7 J. W. Pilling. 1882, 1898.
Folder 8 Henry A. Pilsbry. 1886-1887.
Folder 9 Henry A. Pilsbry. N. D., 1888-1889, 1926
Folder 10 Alphonse (?) Pinart. N. D., 1871-1886.
Folder 11 Ludwig Plate. 1889.
Folder 12 Charles H. Pope. 1881-1882.
Folder 13 E. J. Post. 1892-1924.
Folder 14 Louis Francois de Pourtales. 1870-1879.
Folder 15 John Wesley Powell. 1875-1885, 1888
Folder 16 Temple Prime. N. D., 1870-1884.
Folder 17 Frederic Ward Putnam. 1871-1887.
Folder 18 G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1884-1885.
Folder 19 Q
Folder 20 John Duncan Quackenbos. 1886-1887.
Folder 21 Bernard Quaritch. 1874-1892.
Folder 22 Ra - Ri
Folder 23 Ro - Ry
Folder 24 Richard Rathbun. 1881-1902.
Folder 25 R. Ratzel. 1882-1883.
Folder 26 Paul Reibisrh (?). 1894.
Folder 27 William J. Rhees. 1880-1881. Concerning George Tsaroff.
Folder 28 William North Rice. 1887-1904.
Folder 29 W. W. Rice. 1887.
Folder 30 Charles Valentine Riley. 1877-1883.
Folder 31 H. Rink. 1877-1886.
Folder 32 S. Rink. 1903-1905.
Folder 33 S. Raymond Roberts. 1881-1882.
Folder 34 Herman Rolle. c1893-1904.
Folder 35 George Rolleston and M. F. Rolleston. N.D., 1882.
Folder 36 Joseph Trimble Rothrock. 1869, 1878.
Folder 37 Israel C. Russell. 1890-1891.
Folder 38 William H. Rush. 1886-1897.
Folder 39 Sa - Se
Folder 40 Sh - Sw
Folder 41 C. O. Sars. 1875-1876.
Folder 42 A. H. Sayce. 1878-1879.
Folder 1 C. M. Scammon. 1869-1873.
Folder 2 Hans Schlesch. 1922-1923.
Folder 3 Waldo L. Schmitt. 1926.
Folder 4 Oskar Schneider. 1887.
Folder 5 Charles Schuchert. 1886-1920.
Folder 6 Paul Schumacher. 1875-1876.
Folder 7 E. R. Scidmore. 1884.
Folder 8 Science. 1882-1886.
Folder 9 Samuel H. Scudder. 1869-1897.
Folder 10 DeWitt J. Seligman. 1886.
Folder 11 Guiseppe Sequenza. 1881-1889.
Folder 12 Nathaniel Southgate Shaler. 1869-1890.
Folder 13 C. Davies Sherborn. 1924-1925.
Folder 14 Bohumil Shimek. 1889.
Folder 15 Robert Wilson Shufeldt. 1883-1884.
Folder 16 Charles Torrey Simpson. 1885-1889.
Folder 17 J. A. Singley. 1887-c1890.
Folder 18 Edgar A. Smith. 1876-1891.
Folder 19 E. Everett Smith. 1869-1870.
Folder 20 Eugene A. Smith. 1889-1903.
Folder 21 George Otis Smith. 1922.
Folder 22 Sanderson Smith. N. D., 1879-1889.
Folder 23 Sidney Irving Smith. N. D., 1876-1886.
Folder 24 P. A. Snell. 1885.
Folder 25 Societe De Geographie (Paris). 1884.
Folder 26 G. B. Sowerby; Sowerby and Fulton. 1893-1902.
Folder 27 J. W. Spencer. N. D., 1887.
Folder 28 Florence P. Spofford. 1906.
Folder 29 Mary R. Stearns. c1887.
Folders 30-32 Robert Edward Carter Stearns, N. D., 1870-1900. 3 folders
Folder 33 Leonhard Stejneger. 1884, 1916.
Folder 34 Victor Sterke. 1885-1889.
Folder 35 James H. Stevenson. 1889.
Folder 36 William Stimpson. 1866-1871.
Folder 37 Henry Suter. 1894.
Folder 38 Ta - Ti
Folder 39 To - Tu
Folder 40 C. H. Taylor. 1875-1877.
Folder 1 George W. Taylor. 1889-1891.
Folder 2 John W. Taylor. 1875, 1886.
Folder 3 W. Theobald. N. D., 1866-1869.
Folder 4 L. B. Tillinghast. 1886-1890.
Folder 5 J. L. Tilton. 1889.
Folder 6 H. L. Todd. 1876-1877.
Folder 7 John Torrey. 1866-1870.
Folder 8 William Trelease. 1900-1924.
Folder 9 Frederick William True. 1884-1898.
Folder 10 George Washington Tryon. 1870-1886.
Folder 11 George Tsaroff. 1873-1880.
Folder 12 John Mason Tyler. 1880-1891.
Folder 13 U
Folder 14 Philip Reese Uhler. 1869, 1879.
Folder 15 Henry Ulke. 1872-1874.
Folder 16 Edward Oscar Ulrich. 1886-1889.
Folder 17 United States Geological Survey. N. D., 1891-1926.
Folder 18 United States Geological Survey, Personnel Notes. 1925-1927.
Folder 19 V
Folder 20 A. Vathelet. 1889.
Folder 21 T. A. Verkruzen. N. D., 1877-1885.
Folder 22 Addison Emery Verrill. 1871-1926.
Folder 23 Thomas N. Vincent, N. D., 1891.
Folder 24 Wa - Wh
Folder 25 Wi - Wy
Folder 26 Charles Wagner. 1873.
Folder 27 Wagner Free Institute of Science. 1903-1905.
Folder 28 Charles D. Walcott. 1877-1925.
Folder 29 Bryant Walker. 1889.
Folder 30 Ward's Natural Science Establishment. 1897.
Folder 31 W. S. Washburn. 1878.
Folder 32 J. E. Watkins. 1900.
Folder 33 Robert Boog Watson. 1878-1901.
Folder 34 Fred W. Weaver. 1887.
Folder 35 A. G. Weatherby. 1877-1886.
Folder 36 George W. Webster. 1889.
Folders 37-38 William Wesley and Son. 1875-1893. 2 folders.
Folders 1-2 William Wesley and Son. 1894-1907. 2 folders.
Folder 3 W. S. West. 1870-1875.
Folder 4 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Includes report from Alexander C. Anderson on the country between the Fraser River and Stuart Lake, 1865.
Folder 5 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Includes report from James L. Butler to Major C. Conway on the Upper Fraser, May 1, 1866.
Folder 6 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Papers from William H. Dall to Robert Kennicott including:
Folder 7 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. William Downie report to Charles S. Bulkley on the country between the Fraser and Strickeen rivers.
Folder 8 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. William H. Ennis report to Bulkley on the season's work, 1865-1866.
Folder 9 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. William H. Ennis (copy) to Charles S. Bulkley on the death of Robert Kennicott, June 30, 1866.
Folder 10 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. William H. Ennis to Robert Kennicott on Norton Bay explorations, 1865.
Folder 11 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Robert Kennicott to Charles S. Bulkley on the ascent of the Yukon, 1865.
Folder 12 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Robert Kennicott letters to William H. Ennis, 1865-1866 (13 letters).
Folder 13 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Robert Kennicott letter to William H. Ennis on the country between Nulato and Norton Bay, 1866; also Kennicott notes on the country between Nulato and west of Koyukuk River.
Folder 14 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Joseph Henry letter of introduction for Robert Kennicott in regard to surveying the natural history of Russian America, March 17, 1865; Dall correspondence to Bulkley; to George C. Walker; George R. Adams to Dall; Charles S. Bulkley to Spencer F. Baird; Dall to Baird; Denison to Kennicott; William H. Ennis orders to Dyer and Cotter; Robert Kennicott to trader at Fort Yukon; Robert Kennicott field notes and diary; Bendeleben to William H. Ennis.
Folder 15 Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Account of Dall's expenses and Charles S. Bulkley memo that Dall should not be paid for work prior to April 1867 having not obeyed orders from Ennis; Copy of Joseph Henry letter to O. H. Palmer; Contract between Dall and the Western Union Telegraph Company, 1865; Copy of F. E. Ketchum letter to Charles S. Bulkley; Robert Edurd Corten Stearns to Dall, 1867; William H. Ennis to Dall; Copy of letter Dall to Bulkley; Dall to O. H. Palmer, including copy of draft corrected by Joseph Henry; Dall to George S. Wright.
Folder 16 W. W. Westgate. c. 1886, 1889.
Folder 17 Alexander Wetmore. 1926-1927.
Folder 18 Charles Abiathar White. 1884-1897.
Folder 19 David White. 1920.
Folder 20 Joseph Frederick Whiteaves. 1875-1887.
Folder 21 Robert Parr Whitfield. 1870-1889.
Folder 22 J. D. Whitney. 1871-1881.
Folder 23 Fred Whymper. 1869-1870.
Folder 24 Joseph Willcox. 1887-1907.
Folder 25 N. Burton Williamson. 1890, 1900.
Folder 26 Samuel Wendell Williston. 1886.
Folder 27 Daniel Wilson. 1870-1889.
Folder 28 John Wilson and Son. 1886-1889.
Folder 29 Francis Winslow. 1879.
Folder 30 G. E. Woodberry. 1884.
Folder 31 A. Woodward. 1885.
Folder 32 B. B. Woodward. 1889-1924.
Folder 33 Henry D. Woolfe. 1884-1886.
Folder 34 Berlin H. Wright. 1883-1893.
Folder 35 S. Hart Wright. 1886, 1889.
Folder 36 Jeffries Wyman. 1869, 1872.
Folder 37 Y
Folder 38 S. Hall Young. 1878.
Folder 39 Zoological Society of France. 1881.
Folder 40 Unidentified Correspondence.
The following is an example of the correspondence located in Series 4. Material below is listed in chronological order.
Series 5REGISTERS OF LETTERS RECEIVED AND WRITTEN, 1865-1878, 1882-1927.
This material also includes for the periods:
Folder 1 (1) 1868-1871, financial accounts.
Folder 2 (3) 1875-1878, address listings.
All others chronological order.
Series 6DIARIES, 1865-1927 AND UNDATED.
These diaries include narratives of Dall's Western Union Telegraph Expedition, sketches of Alaskan natives, scientific notes of other expeditions, cash accounts, addresses, day by day weather conditions, people seen, places gone to and amount of work completed during each day.
Years 1879-1894 and undated
Series 7WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH EXPEDITION NOTEBOOKS, 1865-1868 (INCLUDES GRAMMAR BOOKS AND HISTORICAL NOTES ON ALASKA). ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
This series, made up of 14 notebooks and a manuscript copy taken from the notebooks written in 1865-1866, contains material gathered from the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, mostly by Dall, with one notebook containing field notes by Henry M. Bannister regarding Ounga Island, Coal Harbor, Nicaragua, San Francisco Bay and Sitka, Alaska, 1865. Some notebooks were compiled in part from preceding diaries (6 above).
Dall's notebooks include a chronological summary of previous Alaskan expeditions, a general history of Alaska and chapter headings probably in preparation for Dall's publication on Alaska. Other notes include daily activity, weather conditions, animals caught for food or for collection purposes, descriptions of Alaskan animal life along with the flora and fauna of Alaska, its terrain, topographical observations, and location of coal deposits as well as other mineral resources. Within the notes there are lists of people Dall should write to, names of those on the expedition, and some poetry. A good portion of the notes contain descriptions of the Alaskan Indian natives, histories of the various tribes, their languages, social and religious customs, ceremonial dances, translations of Indian names, and an Alaskan Indian language and grammar book written by Dall. In conjunction with these observations there are sketches of Indian men, women, and children, Indian huts and dance houses, clothing, pipes, boots, and tattoos. Included are sketches of mollusks, the town of Nulato, Alaskan rivers and terrain, the first telegraph poles to be established in the Yukon at Nulato on January l, 1867, and descriptions and drawings of an eclipse which occurred in March 1867. There is also a Russian alphabet and grammar book written by Dall, and a copy of a collection catalogue, 1866-1867 (no. 2).
Folders 1-8 Notebooks
Folders 9-14 Notebooks
Series 8NOTEBOOKS, 1871-1882. UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY NOTEBOOKS, NATURAL HISTORY AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTEBOOKS. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
This series of 16 notebooks includes 14 notebooks containing a various assortment of material taken from Dall's expeditions to Alaska under the auspices of the United States Coast Survey (1871-1880). This Alaskan material contains field notes, current and tidal observations, log notes regarding barometer readings and thermometer readings of the ocean. There are lists of birds, Aleutian whale names and sketches of whales along with lists of specimens of birds collected and field notes regarding strata. Four notebooks on magnetic bearings taken on board the Humboldt (1871-1874), one notebook containing the same information taken on board the Yukon (1874), and two notebooks containing weather and bearing readings on board the Yukon (1880), appear to be copies taken from other original material. The two notebooks not containing material taken under the U.S.C.S. are: (l) Natural History Short Notes and References to Papers, 1875; (2) List of Dall's publications and communications to the press, circa 1882.
Folders 1-4 Humbolt
Folder 5 Yukon
Folder 6 Yukon 1880
Folders 7-9 Field Notes
Folders 10-13 Field Notes
Folder 14 Natural History
Folder 15 List of Publications
Series 9NOTEBOOKS, 1887-1910. UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND NATURAL HISTORY NOTEBOOKS INCLUDING NOTEBOOKS WITHOUT DATES. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
The following material consists mostly of field notes taken from Dall's explorations to Florida, the Pacific Coast, Alaska, and Hawaii. The entire material is as follows:
Series 10CATALOGUES OF SPECIMENS TAKEN ON EXPEDITIONS, 1865-1880. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
Catalogue of collections in natural history made in the North Pacific and sent to the Smithsonian Institution through Captain C. M. Scammon, U.S.R.M., 1865;
Series 11FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS, 1867-1911. ARRANGED MOSTLY CHRONOLOGICALLY.
Some items have been removed to oversize storage.
Notebook on Account with the Russian American Company, 1867-1868;
Remainder of finances (Boxes 27-30) were incurred during the United States Coast Survey expeditions to Alaska, 1871-1876, 1879-1880, and are arranged mostly in chronological order. These include:
Some items have been removed to oversize storage.
Regulations regarding proposals for building a vessel for the United States Coast Survey, 11/12/1872;
Some items have been removed to oversize storage.
Quarter accounts, 1873 to June 30, 1874;
Some items have been removed to oversize storage.
Bills paid and vouchers made out for them, 1880;
Series 12EXPEDITION MATERIAL AND REPORTS, 1861-1925. ARRANGED MOSTLY CHRONOLOGICALLY.
Alaskan maps and sketches of Alaskan natives, 1861-1867, includes:
Dall plates on mollusks taken during the Western Union Telegraph Company expedition, 1866;
Some items have been removed to oversize storage.
Report of William J. Fisher, Naturalist, U.S.S. Tuscarora Deep Sea Sounding Expedition, 1873-1874;
Alaskan Boundary Question papers, 1888, includes:
Alaskan Coal Report Papers, 1895-1896, includes:
Regulations of the United States Geological Survey, Charles P. Walcott, Director, 1903;
Series 13NOTES, MOLLUSK LISTS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND CORRESPONDENCE, 1862-CA. 1923.
Alaskan Notes and Alaskan and North American Maps, 1741-1789;
Notes on Pacific Coast Mollusca, 1861-1895, includes:
Dall's notes and sketches from d'Orbigney's Voyages, 1826-1833, 12/30/1862;
Chiton material sent to Henry A. Pilsbry, ca. 1876, includes the following folders:
Comparisons at the British Museum, 1878.
The Oyster; Section of Report of the U.S. Fish Commission for 1880, including illustrations of oyster beds;
Mollusk notes, Western America and Pacific Coast, 1890s-1913 including:
Correspondence with W. G. Binney regarding Galapagos shells; including drawings of shells, 1891.
Paleontology, Pacific Coast Notes, Fossil Lists, and photographs, 1892-1909, including:
Paleontology, Pacific Coast, Cooper mss., references to California Tertiary Fossils, ca. 1893;
Two maps removed to Oversize.
Series 14MOLLUSK LISTS AND MANUSCRIPTS, NO DATE, GOULD SCRAPBOOK ON FOSSIL COLLECTIONS, MOLLUSK PLATES, NO DATE.
Dall, "Cypsoea reticulata and allies," n.d.;
Series 15MOLLUSK PLATES.
Dall's original mountings transferred from the Wagner Free Institute of Science on the Tertiary Fauna of Florida, 6 vols., 1890-1903, plates 1-39, 41-60.
Dall's mollusk plates for his Report on Mollusca of the Hawaiian Islands, not published, plates 1-28.
Series 16GEORGE BROWN GOODE, BAIRD OUTLINES, CA. 1890, AND DALL, SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD, A BIOGRAPHY, MSS., 1915.
George Brown Goode, Baird Outlines, ca. 1890, and Dall, Spencer Fullerton Baird, A Biography, Mss., 1915.
Series 17ACCRETIONS TO THE COLLECTION
Folder 1 Miscellaneous papers
Folder 2 Miscellaneous papers
Folder 3 Newspaper clippings
Folder 4 Newspaper clippings
Folder 5 Obituary Notices, 1897-1921 (Accession 06-230)
Folders 1-3 Newspaper clippings
Folders 1-3 Newspaper clippings
Folders 1-3 Newspaper clippings
Folder 4 Alaska Times
Folder 5 The North Star
Folder 1 The Alaska Appeal
Folder 2 The Alaskan, vol. I
Folder 3 The Alaskan, vol. II
Folder 4 The Alaskan, vol. III
Folder 1 The Alaskan, vol. IV
Folder 2 The Alaskan, vol. V
Folder 1 The Alaskan, vol. VI
Folder 2 The Alaskan, vol. VII
Folder 1 The Alaskan, vol. VIII
Folder 2 The Alaskan, vol. IX
Folder 1 Scrapbook May 23, 1873 to April 15, 1874
Folder 2 Scrapbook December 1874 to April 1878
Folder 3 Scrapbook 1879 to 1880
Folder 4 Scrapbook 1881
Folder 1 Scrapbook 1881 to 1882, Jeanette and Rodgers expedition
Folder 2 Scrapbook 1882, Jeanette expedition
Folder 3 Scrapbook July 1882 to January 1883
Folder 4 Scrapbook 1883, Proteus expedition
Folder 5 Scrapbook January-July 1884, Greely rescue
Folder 1 Scrapbook July 1884 to February 1885
Folder 2 Scrapbook March 1885 to September 1886
Folder 3 Scrapbook September 1886 to September 1887
Folder 4 Scrapbook October 1887 to August 1889
Folder 5 Scrapbook August 1887 to August 1890, Bering Sea
Folder 1 Scrapbook August 1890 to April 1891
Folder 2 Scrapbook May 3, 1891 to November 22, 1891
Folder 3 Scrapbook December 2, 1891 to June 19, 1892
Folder 4 Scrapbook September 1892 to December 1893
Folder 5 Scrapbook January 1894 to October 1895
Folder 6 Scrapbook September 1895 to October 1896
Folder 1 Scrapbook October 1896 to July 1897
Folder 2 Scrapbook July 22, 1897 to August 29, 1997
Folder 3 Scrapbook August 29, 1897 to October 19, 1897
Folder 4 Scrapbook October 13, 1897 to December 26, 1897
Folder 5 Scrapbook December 22, 1897 to February 21, 1898
Folder 6 Scrapbook February 22, 1898 to July 17, 1898
Folder 1 Scrapbook July 1898 to December 30, 1898
Folder 2 Photographs of Alaska, Smithsonian Building, native artifacts, and miscellaneous views (some by Muybridge, T. W. Smillie, and Brady) (copy prints)
Photographs of Alaska, Smithsonian Building, native artifacts, and miscellaneous views (some by Muybridge, T. W. Smillie, and Brady)
Index cards containing bibliographic information
Folder 1 Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, November 24, 1877 (2 sheets)
Folder 2 Map - North Western America Showing the Territory Ceded by Russia to the United States, 1867
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