Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7088
Orcutt, Charles Russell, 1864-1929
Charles Russell Orcutt Papers, 1926-1929
Charles Russell Orcutt (1864-1929) was a collector of natural history specimens and publisher of scientific journals. Orcutt's primary biological interests were malacology and botany, and he participated on collecting excursions to Baja California, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. From 1927 until his death in 1929, Orcutt collected for the United States National Museum (USNM) in Jamaica and Haiti.
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These papers consist primarily of material documenting Orcutt's collecting activity in Jamaica, 1927-1929. Included is correspondence with USNM staff and others regarding specimens collected, notes on Jamaican flora and fauna, and maps of Jamaica drawn by Orcutt.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7088, Charles Russell Orcutt Papers