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Record Unit 7076

Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895

Charles Valentine Riley Papers, 1866-1895 and undated, with information to 1915

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895
Title: Charles Valentine Riley Papers
Dates: 1866-1895 and undated, with information to 1915
Quantity: 16.25 cu. ft. (16 record storage boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7076
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers concern entomology, mostly economic, and include scrapbooks compiled by Riley and occasionally by others, 1872-1894, tracing the history of entomology in clippings from a wide variety of sources arranged topically and especially useful for tracing Riley's work as State Entomologist of Missouri; Memorandum Entomologicum, 1866-1879, consisting of descriptions, drawings, observations, and some rearing data on a wide variety of injurious insects; outgoing correspondence, 1866-1895, including letters from Riley to other entomologists; incoming correspondence, 1882-1883, relating to silk culture; notes and papers, mostly on Psyllidae; and notes and correspondence concerning Phengodes and Zarhipis.

Historical Note

Charles Valentine Riley (1843-1895) was one of two or three key figures in the development of economic entomology in the United States. An Englishman by birth with little formal scientific training, he was a protege of Benjamin Dann Walsh and the first entomologist of the state of Missouri. Between 1868 and 1871 Riley established his reputation in Missouri, and then he became the second entomologist of the United States in 1878. He also secured establishment of the United States Entomological Commission in 1877. In 1882 Riley was named honorary curator of insects in the United States National Museum, and from his own collections and those of the Department of Agriculture grew the national collection of insects. Riley also published two journals, in cooperation with others: the American Entomologist (1868, 1880) and Insect Life (1889-1894).

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Descriptive Entry

These papers concern entomology, mostly economic, including scrapbooks compiled by Riley and occasionally by others, 1872-1894, tracing the history of entomology in clippings from a wide variety of sources arranged topically and especially useful for tracing Riley's work as state Entomologist of Missouri; Memorandum Entomologicum, 1866-1879, consisting of descriptions, drawings, observations and some rearing data on a wide variety of injurious insects; outgoing correspondence, 1866-1895, including letters from Riley to other entomologists; incoming correspondence, 1882-1883, relating to silk culture; notes and papers, mostly on psyllidae; and notes and correspondence concerning Phengodes and Zarhipis. See Record Units 138 and 139 for records of the Division of Insects of the National Museum. Correspondents include: Cleveland Abbe, William Harris Ashmeade, George Francis Atkinson, Lawrence Bruner, Daniel William Coquillett, Ezra Townsend Cresson, Charles Henry Fernald, Stephen Alfred Forbes, Hermann August Hagen, Leland Ossian Howard, George Duryea Hulst, Karl Lindeman, Franz Low, Eleanor Anne Ormerod, Charles Robert Osten-Sacken, Alpheus Spring Packard, William Hampton Patton, Charles Valentine Riley, Eugene Amandus Schwarz, Samuel H. Scudder, John Bernhard Smith, Philip Reese Uhler, John Obadiah Westwood.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7076, Charles Valentine Riley Papers

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Container List

Series 1

SCRAPBOOKS, 1872-1895.

Scrapbooks, mostly prepared by Riley, providing an historical overview of the development of entomology, 1872-1895; contain mostly newsclippings from a considerable number of publications, and some correspondence; organized in rough chronological sequence, with many irregularities, and topically from volume to volume, although some volumes are not labeled by topic. Articles by Charles V. Riley and texts or reports of his speeches may be found in volumes 10, 14 (1873-1878), 15 (in his Reports as entomologist of Missouri), 19 (1873-1878), 23, 61 (1883-1889), 71 (1888-1891), 91 (1892-1895). Some of the volumes apparently were compiled by the USDA and given to Riley, or the Bureau of Entomology. A few others may have been compiled by others. Most volumes have notations that they were cataloged but by whom is not known. There are gaps in the volume numbers.

Box 1

Volume 5

1872

Box 1 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 17

Purely Entomological

Box 1 of 17

Items suggesting or needing criticism

Box 1 of 17

Poetry

Box 1 of 17

Personal

Box 1 of 17

Educational

Box 1 of 17

Volume 6

1872

Box 1 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 17

Literary, poetry

Box 1 of 17

Purely Entomological

Box 1 of 17

Items suggesting or needing criticism

Box 1 of 17

Personal

Box 1 of 17

Botanical

Box 1 of 17

Agricultural

Box 1 of 17

Educational

Box 1 of 17

Volume 7

Birds vs. Insects

Box 1 of 17

LeBaron

Box 1 of 17

Animal Creation

Box 1 of 17

Walsh's death

Box 1 of 17

Conotrachelus nenuphar

Box 1 of 17

Carpocapsa pomonella

Box 1 of 17

Walsh-Klipp controversy

Box 1 of 17

Army worm - locusts

Box 1 of 17

Walsh's political writings

Box 1 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 17

Entomological

Box 1 of 17

Educational

Box 1 of 17

Volume 9

1873-1874

Box 1 of 17

Abolition of Missouri State Entomologist

Box 1 of 17

Personal

Box 1 of 17

Volume 10

Articles by C. V. Riley, Works Read 1876

Box 1 of 17

Volume 11

1876

Box 1 of 17

Agricultural Excursion 1873

Box 1 of 17

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Box 1 of 17

Grape Culture

Box 1 of 17

Box 2

Volume 12

1876

Box 2 of 17

Botanical

Box 2 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 2 of 17

Poetry

Box 2 of 17

Agricultural

Box 2 of 17

Arboriculture and Meteorology

Box 2 of 17

Humorous

Box 2 of 17

Evolution, Darwinism

Box 2 of 17

Grape Culture

Box 2 of 17

Volume 13

Philosophical

Box 2 of 17

Theological

Box 2 of 17

Ornithology

Box 2 of 17

Entomological

Box 2 of 17

General remedies for insects

Box 2 of 17

Codling moth scraps

Box 2 of 17

Botanical

Box 2 of 17

Volume 14

C. V. Riley Articles and news clippings

Box 2 of 17

1873-1878

Box 2 of 17

Volume 15

Potato pests

Box 2 of 17

Missouri State Entomologists Reports 6-9

Box 2 of 17

Cabbage worms

Box 2 of 17

Personal

Box 2 of 17

Doryphora 1878

Box 2 of 17

Volume 16

Saperda livittata

Box 2 of 17

Blight

Box 2 of 17

Volume 17

Arboriculture and meteorology

Box 2 of 17

Volume 18

General remedies and experiments to be made

Box 2 of 17

Mycology

Box 2 of 17

Botanical

Box 2 of 17

Wheat-chess letters

Box 2 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 2 of 17

Silk culture

Box 2 of 17

Potato insects

Box 2 of 17

AAAS

Box 2 of 17

Box 3

Volume 19

Articles by C. V. Riley, 1873-1878

Box 3 of 17

Volume 20

Apple tree borers

Box 3 of 17

Cicada

Box 3 of 17

Bag worm

Box 3 of 17

Cutworms

Box 3 of 17

Phylloxera

Box 3 of 17

Tobacco moth

Box 3 of 17

White grub

Box 3 of 17

Potato pests

Box 3 of 17

Coloptenus spretus, 1874

Box 3 of 17

Items used in making up the 7th Report (Mo. Ent.)

Box 3 of 17

Volume 21

1878

Box 3 of 17

Agriculture

Box 3 of 17

Apiculture

Box 3 of 17

Arboriculture and meteorology

Box 3 of 17

Evolution

Box 3 of 17

Floriculture

Box 3 of 17

General remedies

Box 3 of 17

General entomology

Box 3 of 17

Galls

Box 3 of 17

Grape culture

Box 3 of 17

Horticulture

Box 3 of 17

Literary

Box 3 of 17

Mycology

Box 3 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 3 of 17

Volume 22

1880-1881

Box 3 of 17

Ornithology

Box 3 of 17

Biology

Box 3 of 17

Educational

Box 3 of 17

Embryology

Box 3 of 17

Cabbage worm

Box 3 of 17

Hessian fly

Box 3 of 17

General entomology

Box 3 of 17

Economic entomology

Box 3 of 17

Cotton worm

Box 3 of 17

Hymenoptera (Economic)

Box 3 of 17

Neuroptera (Economic)

Box 3 of 17

Orthoptera (Economic)

Box 3 of 17

Volume 23

C. V. Riley articles and news clippings

Box 3 of 17

Volume 24

Philosophical, ca. 1881

Box 3 of 17

Cotton worms

Box 3 of 17

AAAS, 1882

Box 3 of 17

Volume 25

AAAS, 1882

Box 3 of 17

Agricultural Congress, 1882

Box 3 of 17

AAAS, 1881

Box 3 of 17

Box 4

Volume 26

Phylloxera, 1879

Box 4 of 17

Lepidoptera (Economic)

Box 4 of 17

Hemiptera (Economic)

Box 4 of 17

Volume 27

General entomology, ca. 1881

Box 4 of 17

Meetings and officers

Box 4 of 17

General zoology

Box 4 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 4 of 17

Volume 28

Mycology, ca. 1880

Box 4 of 17

Botany

Box 4 of 17

Horticulture

Box 4 of 17

Grape culture

Box 4 of 17

Arboriculture and meteorology

Box 4 of 17

Volume 29

General zoology

Box 4 of 17

Agriculture

Box 4 of 17

AAAS, 1879

Box 4 of 17

AAAS, 1880

Box 4 of 17

Volume 30

U. S. Entomological Commission, 1880, 1881

Box 4 of 17

Mycology

Box 4 of 17

AAAS, 1880

Box 4 of 17

Department of Agriculture

Box 4 of 17

Volume 31

ca. 1881

Box 4 of 17

Galls

Box 4 of 17

Forestry

Box 4 of 17

American Entomologist

Box 4 of 17

Spretics, 1881

Box 4 of 17

Agriculture

Box 4 of 17

Department of Agriculture

Box 4 of 17

Crustacea

Box 4 of 17

Annelids, Arachnids

Box 4 of 17

Ornithology

Box 4 of 17

Instinct and Reason

Box 4 of 17

Evolution

Box 4 of 17

Anthropology

Box 4 of 17

Volume 32

ca. 1880

Box 4 of 17

Aphididae

Box 4 of 17

Agriculture

Box 4 of 17

Bees vs. fruit

Box 4 of 17

Cabbage worms

Box 4 of 17

Cicada

Box 4 of 17

Coccidae

Box 4 of 17

Codling moth

Box 4 of 17

Doryphora, 1879

Box 4 of 17

Box 5

Volume 33

ca. 1882

Box 5 of 17

AAAS, 1881

Box 5 of 17

Forestry Congress

Box 5 of 17

Silk

Box 5 of 17

Volume 34

Dr. Loring

Box 5 of 17

Ornithology

Box 5 of 17

Chinch Bug

Box 5 of 17

Remedies

Box 5 of 17

Orthoptera

Box 5 of 17

Volume 35

1882

Box 5 of 17

Silk

Box 5 of 17

General entomology

Box 5 of 17

Forestry

Box 5 of 17

AAAS

Box 5 of 17

Volume 36

1882

Box 5 of 17

Diptera

Box 5 of 17

Coleoptera

Box 5 of 17

General zoology

Box 5 of 17

Phylloxera

Box 5 of 17

Hymenoptera

Box 5 of 17

Botanical

Box 5 of 17

Volume 37

1882

Box 5 of 17

Biographical

Box 5 of 17

Grape culture

Box 5 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 5 of 17

Lepidoptera

Box 5 of 17

Leucania

Box 5 of 17

Volume 38

1882

Box 5 of 17

Cotton

Box 5 of 17

Agriculture

Box 5 of 17

Hemiptera (Economic entomology)

Box 5 of 17

Horticulture

Box 5 of 17

Literary

Box 5 of 17

Silk

Box 5 of 17

Forestry

Box 5 of 17

Volume 39

1882

Box 5 of 17

National Academy

Box 5 of 17

Cicada septendecum

Box 5 of 17

Coccidae

Box 5 of 17

Bees vs. fruit

Box 5 of 17

Comstock, J. H.

Box 5 of 17

Aphididae

Box 5 of 17

LeDuc, W. G.

Box 5 of 17

Darwiniana

Box 5 of 17

Earth worms

Box 5 of 17

Dodge, C. R.

Box 5 of 17

Riley, C. V., Personal

Box 5 of 17

Volume 40

Thomas, Cyrus

Box 5 of 17

Poetry by C. V. Riley to others

Box 5 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 5 of 17

Volume 41

1882-1883

Box 5 of 17

Loring

Box 5 of 17

Department of Agriculture

Box 5 of 17

Sorghum

Box 5 of 17

Dr. Collier

Box 5 of 17

Box 6

Volume 42

1880-1883

Box 6 of 17

Economic entomology

Box 6 of 17

Remedies

Box 6 of 17

Canker worms

Box 6 of 17

Cabbage insects

Box 6 of 17

Pyrethrum

Box 6 of 17

Insects and plants

Box 6 of 17

Birds vs. Insects

Box 6 of 17

Silk

Box 6 of 17

Botany

Box 6 of 17

Department of Agriculture

Box 6 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 6 of 17

Personal

Box 6 of 17

Volume 44

1879-1881

Box 6 of 17

Insects vs. flowers

Box 6 of 17

General entomology

Box 6 of 17

General remedies

Box 6 of 17

Silk culture

Box 6 of 17

Volume 45

1879-1881

Box 6 of 17

Economic Entomology

Box 6 of 17

Coleoptera

Box 6 of 17

Diptera

Box 6 of 17

Hemiptera

Box 6 of 17

Volume 46

1882-1883

Box 6 of 17

Silk

Box 6 of 17

Irrigation

Box 6 of 17

Agricultural legislation

Box 6 of 17

General entomology

Box 6 of 17

Agriculture

Box 6 of 17

Acaridae

Box 6 of 17

Volume 47

1881-1883

Box 6 of 17

Mycology

Box 6 of 17

Myriopoda

Box 6 of 17

Physical

Box 6 of 17

Flowers and insects

Box 6 of 17

Phylloxera

Box 6 of 17

Personal

Box 6 of 17

Bees vs. fruit

Box 6 of 17

Crandell

Box 6 of 17

Literary

Box 6 of 17

Coccidae

Box 6 of 17

Codling moth

Box 6 of 17

General zoology

Box 6 of 17

Ornithology

Box 6 of 17

Leucania

Box 6 of 17

Entomological commission

Box 6 of 17

Spretus

Box 6 of 17

Neuroptera

Box 6 of 17

Aphididae

Box 6 of 17

Embryology

Box 6 of 17

Evolution

Box 6 of 17

Volume 48

Mulberry

Box 6 of 17

Russian mulberry

Box 6 of 17

Multicaulis and Morus Alba

Box 6 of 17

Electricity

Box 6 of 17

Silkworm CVR

Box 6 of 17

Yammamai and Tusser moth of the Deccan

Box 6 of 17

Guide to silk culture

Box 6 of 17

Volume 49

1882-1883

Box 6 of 17

Scientists at Minneapolis

Box 6 of 17

Crustacea, entozoa, etc.

Box 6 of 17

Orthoptera

Box 6 of 17

Diptera

Box 6 of 17

Educational

Box 6 of 17

Philosophical

Box 6 of 17

Hymenoptera

Box 6 of 17

Biographical

Box 6 of 17

Hemiptera

Box 6 of 17

Box 7

Volume 50

AAAS, 1883

Box 7 of 17

Volume 51

1883

Box 7 of 17

Fungi and disease

Box 7 of 17

Agriculture

Box 7 of 17

Bees and flowers

Box 7 of 17

Birds and insects

Box 7 of 17

Coccidae

Box 7 of 17

English sparrow

Box 7 of 17

Fertilization

Box 7 of 17

Flowers and insects

Box 7 of 17

Loring

Box 7 of 17

Natural history

Box 7 of 17

Obituary

Box 7 of 17

Parasites on livestock

Box 7 of 17

Phylloxera

Box 7 of 17

Remedies

Box 7 of 17

Volume 52

1882-1883

Box 7 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 7 of 17

Agriculture

Box 7 of 17

Arboriculture and meteorology

Box 7 of 17

Botanical

Box 7 of 17

Coleoptera (Economic)

Box 7 of 17

Diptera (Economic)

Box 7 of 17

Lepidoptera (Economic)

Box 7 of 17

Volume 53

1882

Box 7 of 17

Lepidoptera

Box 7 of 17

Hemiptera

Box 7 of 17

Hymenoptera

Box 7 of 17

Neuroptera

Box 7 of 17

Floriculture

Box 7 of 17

Forestry

Box 7 of 17

Horticulture

Box 7 of 17

Volume 54

1883

Box 7 of 17

Horticulture

Box 7 of 17

Lepidoptera

Box 7 of 17

Parasites on livestock

Box 7 of 17

Remedies

Box 7 of 17

Diptera

Box 7 of 17

Epizootics

Box 7 of 17

Floriculture

Box 7 of 17

Forestry

Box 7 of 17

Hemiptera

Box 7 of 17

Horticulture

Box 7 of 17

Hymenoptera

Box 7 of 17

Lepidoptera

Box 7 of 17

Mammalia

Box 7 of 17

Volume 55

1883-1884

Box 7 of 17

Arachnida

Box 7 of 17

Apiculture

Box 7 of 17

Arboriculture and meteorology

Box 7 of 17

Botanical

Box 7 of 17

Coleoptera

Box 7 of 17

Mollusca

Box 7 of 17

Neuroptera

Box 7 of 17

Orthoptera

Box 7 of 17

Parasites on livestock

Box 7 of 17

Pomological

Box 7 of 17

Volume 56

Remedies

Box 7 of 17

Sorghum

Box 7 of 17

Tea culture

Box 7 of 17

Trichina

Box 7 of 17

Vermes

Box 7 of 17

English sparrow

Box 7 of 17

Cabbage worms

Box 7 of 17

Birds and insects

Box 7 of 17

Canker worms

Box 7 of 17

Chinch bugs

Box 7 of 17

Coleoptera

Box 7 of 17

Colorado potato beetle

Box 7 of 17

Congressional

Box 7 of 17

Cotton worms

Box 7 of 17

Box 8

Volume 57

1884

Box 8 of 17

Volume 58

Forestry

Box 8 of 17

Fungi and disease

Box 8 of 17

Heteroptera

Box 8 of 17

Homoptera

Box 8 of 17

Horticulture

Box 8 of 17

Hymenoptera

Box 8 of 17

Lepidoptera

Box 8 of 17

Volume 59

1884

Box 8 of 17

Myriopoda

Box 8 of 17

Neuroptera

Box 8 of 17

Orthoptera

Box 8 of 17

Parasites on livestock

Box 8 of 17

Sorghum

Box 8 of 17

Vermes

Box 8 of 17

Worms

Box 8 of 17

Acarinae

Box 8 of 17

Agriculture

Box 8 of 17

Arboriculture and meteorology

Box 8 of 17

Bees and flowers

Box 8 of 17

Birds and insects

Box 8 of 17

Birds and fruit

Box 8 of 17

Coccidae

Box 8 of 17

Coleoptera

Box 8 of 17

Volume 60

1884-1885

Box 8 of 17

Volume 61

Articles by C. V. Riley, 1883-1889

Box 8 of 17

Volume 62

Loring

Box 8 of 17

Crustacea

Box 8 of 17

Diptera

Box 8 of 17

English sparrow

Box 8 of 17

Epizootics

Box 8 of 17

Fertilization

Box 8 of 17

Flowers and Insects

Box 8 of 17

Forestry

Box 8 of 17

Fungi and disease

Box 8 of 17

Hemiptera

Box 8 of 17

Horticulture

Box 8 of 17

Hymenoptera

Box 8 of 17

Lepidoptera

Box 8 of 17

Neuroptera

Box 8 of 17

Orthoptera

Box 8 of 17

Parasites on livestock

Box 8 of 17

Pomological

Box 8 of 17

Volume 63

Missing - misnumbered 61 (?) 1884

Box 8 of 17

Remedies

Box 8 of 17

Sericulture

Box 8 of 17

Sorghum

Box 8 of 17

Vermes

Box 8 of 17

Worms

Box 8 of 17

Volume 64

1882-1885

Box 8 of 17

Loring

Box 8 of 17

Agriculture Department

Box 8 of 17

Colinau

Box 8 of 17

Box 9

Volume 65

Cicada, ca. 1885

Box 9 of 17

Volume 66

1884-1887

Box 9 of 17

Volume 67

1885

Box 9 of 17

Miscellaneous, not entomology

Box 9 of 17

Miscellaneous entomology

Box 9 of 17

Mollusca

Box 9 of 17

Neuroptera

Box 9 of 17

Obituary

Box 9 of 17

Ornithology

Box 9 of 17

Orthoptera

Box 9 of 17

Parasites

Box 9 of 17

Phylloxera

Box 9 of 17

Pyrethrum

Box 9 of 17

Remedies

Box 9 of 17

Volume 68

1885

Box 9 of 17

Acarinae

Box 9 of 17

Arachnida

Box 9 of 17

Meteor

Box 9 of 17

Bees and flowers

Box 9 of 17

Birds and insects

Box 9 of 17

Coccidae

Box 9 of 17

Coleoptera

Box 9 of 17

Loring

Box 9 of 17

Diptera

Box 9 of 17

English sparrow

Box 9 of 17

Fertilization

Box 9 of 17

Flowers and insects

Box 9 of 17

Forestry

Box 9 of 17

Fungi and Disease

Box 9 of 17

German clippings

Box 9 of 17

Hemiptera

Box 9 of 17

Hymenoptera

Box 9 of 17

Lepidoptera

Box 9 of 17

Volume 69

1884-1886

Box 9 of 17

Volume 70

1887

Box 9 of 17

Volume 71

Articles copied from C. V. Riley

Box 9 of 17

1888-1891

Box 9 of 17

Box 10

Volume 72

1887-1888

Box 10 of 17

Volume 73

1887-1889

Box 10 of 17

Volume 74

Paris Exposition, 1889

Box 10 of 17

Volume 75

Special, 1889

Box 10 of 17

Volume 76

Insect Life, 1888-1890

Box 10 of 17

Volume 78

1889-1892

Box 10 of 17

Box 11

Volume 79

1885-1890

Box 11 of 17

Volume 80

1890

Box 11 of 17

Volume 81

1890

Box 11 of 17

Volume 82

Department of Agriculture, 1890-1891

Box 11 of 17

Volume 83

Special, 1890-1891

Box 11 of 17

Box 11

Volume 84

1890-1891

Box 11 of 17

Volume 85

1891

Box 11 of 17

Box 12

Volume 86

1891-1892

Box 12 of 17

Volume 87

1890-1892

Box 12 of 17

Volume 88

"Science" 1883-1893

Box 12 of 17

Volume a

Apiculture, 1891-1893

Box 12 of 17

Volume 89

Special, 1888-1892

Box 12 of 17

Volume 90

1890-1893

Box 12 of 17

Box 13

Volume 91

Articles by C. V. Riley, 1892-1895

Box 13 of 17

Volume 92

"Science," 1893

Box 13 of 17

Volume 94

1891-1895

Box 13 of 17

Volume 95

1894-1895

Box 13 of 17

Volume a

Evolution

Box 13 of 17

Psychology

Box 13 of 17

Aeronautics

Box 13 of 17

Ethnology

Box 13 of 17

1894-1895

Box 13 of 17

Volume b

Paris Exposition from Galignani's Messenger

Box 13 of 17

Volume c

Special, 1894

Box 13 of 17

Box 14

Volume d

United States, Department of Agriculture (USDA) # 1, Locusts, 1885

Box 14 of 17

Volume e

USDA # 2, 1885-1890

Box 14 of 17

Volume f

USDA # 3, 1890

Box 14 of 17

Volume g

USDA, Rusk, 1890-1892

Box 14 of 17

Volume h

USDA, Morton, 1893-1894

Box 14 of 17

Volume i

USDA, Insect life, 1890-1891

Box 14 of 17

Volume j

1889-1891

Box 14 of 17

Box 15

Volume 43

1876-1878 Locust Injury Report

Box 15 of 17

Series 2

MEMORANDUM ENTOMOLOGICUM, 1866-1879 (4 volumes).

Notebooks used by Riley, mostly during his tenure as state entomologist of Missouri, to accumulate information about injurious insects; include notes from literature, brief descriptions, drawings, clippings, notes on observations, and rearing data in many cases. The insect under study was given a number and a few pages in the notebook (numbers 42-414 are included here), and then data were added by Riley as he made observations. The notebooks were indexed individually, and a catalog, which is not included here, was made for all volumes.

Box 15

Volume 1 Missing

Box 15 of 17

Volume 2 Numbers 42-135 with index and glossary of terms. Includes many drawings, notes, clippings.

Box 15 of 17

Volume 3 Numbers 136-229. Index, drawings, notes, clippings.

Box 15 of 17

Volume 4 Numbers 230-326. Index, a few drawings, notes, clippings.

Box 15 of 17

Volume 5 Numbers 327-414. Index, a few drawings, notes, occasional correspondence.

Box 15 of 17

Series 3

OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1886-1895 (4 volumes).

Box 15

Outgoing Correspondence, 1886-1895. Partially personal and partially official Department of Agriculture correspondence. Addressees include: Cleveland Abbe, William Harris Ashmeade, Lawrence Bruner, Daniel William Coquillett, Ezra Townsend Cresson, Charles Henry Fernald, Stephen Alfred Forbes, Hermann August Hagen, Karl Lindeman, Franz Low, Eleanor Anne Ormerod, Charles Robert Osten-Sacken, Alpheus Spring Packard, William Hampton Patton, Samuel H. Scudder, John Bernhard Smith, Philip Reese Uhler, John Obadiah Westwood.

Box 15 of 17

Outgoing Correspondence, 1887. Written by Riley in summer of 1887 while vacationing in Massachusetts and journeying to the convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; mostly relating to departmental business, but also to professional concerns. Addressees include: George Francis Atkinson, Daniel William Coquillett, Leland Ossian Howard, George Duryea Hulst, Eugene Amandus Schwarz, and John Bernhard Smith. Notable topics include politics of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and extensive correspondence about Hulst's opinions on Yucca moth fertilization.

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Outgoing Correspondence, 1889 (2 volumes), by Riley and occasionally by others, from Paris during his work with the French Exposition. Riley was acting for the secretary of Agriculture as assistant commissioner of the United States at the exposition, and most of the correspondence pertains to details of this work; includes detailed information on the United States exhibit at Paris. Volume two contains mostly letters from Riley or his assistant in Paris to Howard regarding Bureau of Entomology business; letters to the secretary of Agriculture describe Riley's problems at the exposition.

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Series 4

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO SILK CULTURE, 1882-1883.

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Incoming Correspondence of the Department of Agriculture

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Series 5

NOTES, DRAWINGS, AND PAPERS.

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Miscellaneous Papers on Psyllidae

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Notes on Psyllidae

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Notes and Correspondence on Psyllidae

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"Descriptions of North American Psyllidae in Collections of the United States National Museum"

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The Psyllidae of the United States

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Drawings of Pysillidae, authorship in question

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Plates. Riley and/or Schwarz (2 folders)

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Notes on Pachypsella and Blastophysa

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The Psyllidae in Fitch's Collection

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Drawings: Psyllidae

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Drawings

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List of Psyllidae

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Series 6

ADD ACQUISITION, ACCESSION 89-014.

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Miscellaneous sketches, drawings, and photographs, 1915 and undated (2 folders)

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Miscellaneous notes and correspondence on Phengodes and Zarhipis, 1875, 1887, and undated

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Series 7

ADD ACQUISITION, ACCESSION T89064.

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Folders 1-2 Miscellaneous memoranda and correspondence, 1876, 1881-1895, and undated

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