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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

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Orcutt, Charles Russell, 1864-1929
Title: Charles Russell Orcutt Papers
Dates: 1926-1929
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7088
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Historical Note

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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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

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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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7088, Charles Russell Orcutt Papers

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Container List

Series 1

General Correspondence, 1926-1929. Arranged Alphabetically.

This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Charles Russell Orcutt. Most of the correspondence concerns Orcutt's collecting activity for the United States National Museum in Jamaica, 1927-1929. Correspondents include Paul Bartsch, William deC. Ravenel, and Alexander Wetmore.

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Folder 1 General correspondence, 1926-1929

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Series 2

Jamaica Notes and Maps, 1927-1929.

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Folder 2 Notes on Jamaican flora and fauna, 1927-1929

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Folder 3 Maps of Jamaica drawn by Charles Russell Orcutt, 1927-1929

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