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Record Unit 7100

Schaus, William

William Schaus Papers, 1917-1939

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Schaus, William
Title: William Schaus Papers
Dates: 1917-1939
Quantity: 6.5 cu. ft. (13 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7100
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist largely of Schaus' professional correspondence with his peers and with amateurs, mostly in his capacity as Honorary Curator. They also include fragmentary research notes, correspondence, catalogs, and news clippings relating to acquisition of the Paul Dognin Collection of Lepidoptera.

Historical Note

William Schaus (1858-1942) was, like many early entomologists, trained for a career he chose not to follow--in Schaus's case, that of an art dealer. Though he studied art and music in America and abroad in preparation for that career, Schaus came under the influence of Henry Edwards and so turned to entomology. For many years he pursued his interest privately, traveling extensively in Europe to broaden his knowledge of lepidoptera, the family to which he devoted his attention during most of his life. In 1919 Schaus joined the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture and, in 1921, began a long association with the Smithsonian Institution as an honorary curator of insects in the National Museum.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist largely of Schaus' professional correspondence with his peers and with amateurs, mostly in his capacity as Honorary Curator. They also include fragmentary research notes, correspondence, catalogs, and news clippings relating to acquisition of the Paul Dognin Collection of Lepidoptera.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7100, William Schaus Papers

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Container List

Series 1

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1886, 1920-1939.

Box 1

Agriculture

Box 1 of 13

d'Almeida, Romualdo Ferreira

Box 1 of 13

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Box 1 of 13

Andres, H.

Box 1 of 13

Apollinaire, Frere Marie

Box 1 of 13

Aquino, Dionisio

Box 1 of 13

Araujo, Pedro

Box 1 of 13

Arp, J.

Box 1 of 13

Atwater, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. R.

Box 1 of 13

Avinoff, Andry

Box 1 of 13

Bakeless, John

Box 1 of 13

Baldasseroni, Vicenco

Box 1 of 13

Ballou, Charles H.

Box 1 of 13

Bang-Haas, A.

Box 1 of 13

Barlow, W. H.

Box 1 of 13

Barnes, William

Box 1 of 13

Bates, Marston

Box 1 of 13

Beebe, William

Box 1 of 13

Beeson, C. F. C.

Box 1 of 13

Bell, Ernest

Box 1 of 13

Box 2

de Bellard, E. P.

Box 2 of 13

Betterton, E. L.

Box 2 of 13

Biological Abstracts

Box 2 of 13

Blackmore, E. H.

Box 2 of 13

Blundell, E. (G.)

Box 2 of 13

Bourquin, Fernando

Box 2 of 13

Bouvier, E. L.

Box 2 of 13

British Museum

Box 2 of 13

Britton, W. E.

Box 2 of 13

Brode, H. S.

Box 2 of 13

Brown, D. V. and E. Jones

Box 2 of 13

Brown, Martin

Box 2 of 13

Brundage, Edward

Box 2 of 13

Bruner, S. C.

Box 2 of 13

Bryant & Palmer

Box 2 of 13

Buffon, Alexandre

Box 2 of 13

Bullock, D. S.

Box 2 of 13

Burgess, Frederick

Box 2 of 13

Burke, Margaret D.

Box 2 of 13

Cadwalader, Charles M. P.

Box 2 of 13

Caffrey, D. J.

Box 2 of 13

Calderon, Don Salvadore

Box 2 of 13

Calkins, Vernon Fay

Box 2 of 13

Calvert, Philip P.

Box 2 of 13

Camelo, J.

Box 2 of 13

Campos R., Francisco

Box 2 of 13

Carpenter, A. J., Jr.

Box 2 of 13

Casiano, Felipe M.

Box 2 of 13

Cassino, Samuel E.

Box 2 of 13

Champagnat, Colegio de

Box 2 of 13

Clark, B. Preston

Box 2 of 13

Clarke, John Frederick Gates

Box 2 of 13

Clemens, Hermano

Box 2 of 13

Clement, H. Frere

Box 2 of 13

Box 3

Clements, J. Morgan

Box 3 of 13

Cockerell, Theodore D. A.

Box 3 of 13

Coker, R(obert) E(rwin)

Box 3 of 13

Colleges

Box 3 of 13

Comstock, John

Box 3 of 13

Cox, (Walton)

Box 3 of 13

Coxey, W. Judson

Box 3 of 13

Cresson, E. T., Jr.

Box 3 of 13

Curtis, W. Parkinson

Box 3 of 13

Cross, Frank Clay

Box 3 of 13

Dampf, Alfonso

Box 3 of 13

Davis, R. N.

Box 3 of 13

Davis, William T.

Box 3 of 13

Determinations, miscellaneous

Box 3 of 13

Dognin, Paul

Box 3 of 13

Donald, G. K.

Box 3 of 13

Draudt, Max (2 folders)

Box 3 of 13

Dulau and Co.

Box 3 of 13

Dyer, F. J.

Box 3 of 13

Ehrman, George A.

Box 3 of 13

Ellett, Hattie

Box 3 of 13

Engelhardt, George P.

Box 3 of 13

Eyer, J. R.

Box 3 of 13

Falkenstein, Richard B.

Box 3 of 13

Fairchild, David Graham

Box 3 of 13

Faz, Alfredo Paz

Box 3 of 13

Felippone, Florentino

Box 3 of 13

Felt, E. P.

Box 3 of 13

Felton, O. C.

Box 3 of 13

Feng-swen, Li

Box 3 of 13

Figueiredo, Ignes L.

Box 3 of 13

Filho, Jose Oiticia

Box 3 of 13

Fischer, Philipp

Box 3 of 13

Foot, Chandler

Box 3 of 13

Forbes, William T. M.

Box 3 of 13

Box 4

Forsythe, Mrs. Lesley E.

Box 4 of 13

Fox, Richard M.

Box 4 of 13

Fredell, C. A.

Box 4 of 13

Fulda, O.

Box 4 of 13

Fultz, Harry T.

Box 4 of 13

Gaede, Max

Box 4 of 13

Gallegos, Jose Maria

Box 4 of 13

Gater, B. A. R.

Box 4 of 13

Giacomelli, Eugenio

Box 4 of 13

Gibson, Arthur

Box 4 of 13

Giresh, M.

Box 4 of 13

Goldberg, David

Box 4 of 13

Gonzalez, Luis Felipe

Box 4 of 13

Goonewardene, D. G.

Box 4 of 13

Graham, David C.

Box 4 of 13

Grimshawe, Mrs. C. M.

Box 4 of 13

Grist, Charles J.

Box 4 of 13

Gunder, J. D.

Box 4 of 13

Haimbach, Frank

Box 4 of 13

Hambleton, Edson J.

Box 4 of 13

Hampton, George Frederick

Box 4 of 13

Hands, E. J.

Box 4 of 13

Haskin, J. R.

Box 4 of 13

Hayes, Samuel P., Jr.

Box 4 of 13

Henry, George M.

Box 4 of 13

Hering, Martin

Box 4 of 13

Herpig, Paul

Box 4 of 13

Herrera, A. L.

Box 4 of 13

Higgins, Mortimer L. J.

Box 4 of 13

Hoffman, Carlos C.

Box 4 of 13

Hoffman, Fritz

Box 4 of 13

Hoffmann, William A.

Box 4 of 13

Hoffman, William E.

Box 4 of 13

Box 5

Holland, William Jacob

Box 5 of 13

Hopp, Walter

Box 5 of 13

Horn, Walther

Box 5 of 13

Howard, C. W.

Box 5 of 13

Howard, Leland Ossian

Box 5 of 13

Incidentals

Box 5 of 13

Jacobson, Edward

Box 5 of 13

Jacot, Arthur

Box 5 of 13

Jamaica, (government of)

Box 5 of 13

Janse, A. J. T.

Box 5 of 13

Janson & Sons

Box 5 of 13

Jarvis, Edmund

Box 5 of 13

Jeffray., G. W.

Box 5 of 13

Johnson, Frank Harris

Box 5 of 13

Jones, Albert H.

Box 5 of 13

Jones, E. Dukinfield

Box 5 of 13

Jones, Frank Morton

Box 5 of 13

Jordan, Karl

Box 5 of 13

Jorgensen, Pedro (Pedro or Peter)

Box 5 of 13

Julio, H.

Box 5 of 13

Juriaanse, J. H.

Box 5 of 13

Kaye, W. J.

Box 5 of 13

Kellogg, C. R.

Box 5 of 13

Kernen, Alfred

Box 5 of 13

Box 6

Kiekhofer, William H.

Box 6 of 13

Klotz, Alexander B.

Box 6 of 13

Koehler, P. E.

Box 6 of 13

Lamberton, Ch(arles?)

Box 6 of 13

Lange, Harry

Box 6 of 13

Lankester, C. H.

Box 6 of 13

Lathy, Percy L.

Box 6 of 13

Le Cerf, (A?)

Box 6 of 13

Lemmer, Frederick

Box 6 of 13

Le Moult, E.

Box 6 of 13

Lindsey, Arthur Ward

Box 6 of 13

Llanos, Vicente

Box 6 of 13

Locke, Edwin A.

Box 6 of 13

Lutz, Frank E.

Box 6 of 13

MacBean, George G. (2 folders)

Box 6 of 13

McAlpine, William

Box 6 of 13

McDade, Myra L.

Box 6 of 13

McDunnough, J.

Box 6 of 13

McGregor, R. C.

Box 6 of 13

Machwood, G. G.

Box 6 of 13

MacIntyre, Clarke

Box 6 of 13

Mann

Box 6 of 13

Martin, L. King

Box 6 of 13

Martorelli, Luis F.

Box 6 of 13

Mason, J. T.

Box 6 of 13

May, E.

Box 6 of 13

Matheu, Ricardo V.

Box 6 of 13

Matteson, J. Harold

Box 6 of 13

Mendez, Alejandro

Box 6 of 13

Mengel, Levi W.

Box 6 of 13

Meyrick, Edward

Box 6 of 13

Mileant, (Chesse) Leon de (2 folders)

Box 6 of 13

Box 7

Mills, Ralph G.

Box 7 of 13

Morrison, Harold

Box 7 of 13

Morton, W.

Box 7 of 13

National Geographic Society

Box 7 of 13

National Museum, United States

Box 7 of 13

Neotropical lepidoptera

Box 7 of 13

Newcomb, Hal

Box 7 of 13

Niepelt, Wilhelm

Box 7 of 13

Niepere

Box 7 of 13

Nordiska

Box 7 of 13

Obterthur, Charles

Box 7 of 13

O'Neil, J. S. J.

Box 7 of 13

Oriental Heterocera

Box 7 of 13

Ormiston, W.

Box 7 of 13

Otero, Angel R.

Box 7 of 13

Parker, J. R.

Box 7 of 13

Parlin, John C.

Box 7 of 13

Philpott, Alfred

Box 7 of 13

Pickel, Benito

Box 7 of 13

Pierce, Dwight

Box 7 of 13

Pinkus, A. S.

Box 7 of 13

Pitard, J.

Box 7 of 13

Pittier, H.

Box 7 of 13

Plaumann, Fritz

Box 7 of 13

Pleas, C. E.

Box 7 of 13

Pohl, Bruno

Box 7 of 13

Porter, A. F.

Box 7 of 13

Porter, Carlos E.

Box 7 of 13

Porto Rico

Box 7 of 13

Box 8

Poulton, Edward B.

Box 8 of 13

Prout, Louis B. (2 folders)

Box 8 of 13

Quaritch, Bernard

Box 8 of 13

Querci, Orazio

Box 8 of 13

Rau, Philip

Box 8 of 13

Regis, Brother

Box 8 of 13

Remington, Charles L.

Box 8 of 13

Richards, A. Glenn

Box 8 of 13

Riley, N. S.

Box 8 of 13

Ramsden, Charles T.

Box 8 of 13

Rivas, S., Juan de D

Box 8 of 13

Robert, Frere

Box 8 of 13

Robinson, Wirt

Box 8 of 13

Rochas, Dias

Box 8 of 13

Romero, T. M.

Box 8 of 13

Rosenberg, W. F. H.

Box 8 of 13

Rounds, Dean L.

Box 8 of 13

Russo, Giuseppe

Box 8 of 13

Rydberg, Gosta

Box 8 of 13

Salt, George

Box 8 of 13

Sauer, H. F. G.

Box 8 of 13

Schade, F.

Box 8 of 13

Schreiter, C. Rodolfo (2 folders)

Box 8 of 13

Schultz, D. H.

Box 8 of 13

Schwarz, Herbert Ferlando

Box 8 of 13

Sherman, John D., Jr.

Box 8 of 13

Siggers, Paul V.

Box 8 of 13

Skeie, Daniel

Box 8 of 13

Skinner, Henry

Box 8 of 13

Smith, Hugh M.

Box 8 of 13

Sordahl, L. O.

Box 8 of 13

Spitz, Robert

Box 8 of 13

Standard Fruit Co.

Box 8 of 13

Stanton, W. L.

Box 8 of 13

Box 9

Steinbach, Jose

Box 9 of 13

Steiner

Box 9 of 13

Stichel, H.

Box 9 of 13

Strand, Embrick

Box 9 of 13

Struck, Burfford

Box 9 of 13

Swezey, Otto

Box 9 of 13

Swift, F. R.

Box 9 of 13

Swinhoe, Ernest

Box 9 of 13

Talbot, George

Box 9 of 13

Tams, W. H. T.

Box 9 of 13

Tassart, Olive F.

Box 9 of 13

Tate, G. H. H.

Box 9 of 13

Taylor and Francis

Box 9 of 13

Tietz, Harrison M.

Box 9 of 13

Tillyard, R. J.

Box 9 of 13

Torres, Miguel

Box 9 of 13

Trauger, Frank E.

Box 9 of 13

Travassos, Lauro

Box 9 of 13

Uichanco, L. B.

Box 9 of 13

United Fruit Co.

Box 9 of 13

Vignon, Paul

Box 9 of 13

Wakeland, Claude

Box 9 of 13

Warner, Charles Dudley

Box 9 of 13

Watson, Frank E.

Box 9 of 13

Weiss, Harry B.

Box 9 of 13

West, R. J.

Box 9 of 13

Wheldon and Wesley

Box 9 of 13

Wileman, A. E.

Box 9 of 13

Wille, Johannes

Box 9 of 13

Williams, F. X.

Box 9 of 13

Moseley-Williams, Marguerite

Box 9 of 13

Williams, Roswell C.

Box 9 of 13

Wilson, J. Herbert

Box 9 of 13

Wolcott, George M.

Box 9 of 13

Woodworth, H. E.

Box 9 of 13

Wu, C. Francis

Box 9 of 13

Yankovsky, George M.

Box 9 of 13

Youngachim and Co.

Box 9 of 13

Zerny, (U.)

Box 9 of 13

Zetek, James

Box 9 of 13

Zikan, J. F.

Box 9 of 13

Van Zwaluwenburg, R. H.

Box 9 of 13

Fragments, unidentified

Box 9 of 13

South American Geometridae studied at the British Museum

Box 9 of 13

Series 2

CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS RELATING TO THE PAUL DOGNIN MOTH COLLECTION, 1917-1928.

Box 10

Paul Dognin, "Catalogue des Geometridae de l'Amerique Centrale et du Sud."

Box 10 of 13

Paul Dognin - 1882 desk calendar, with notes on entomological subjects; notebook of bibliographic references on entomological topics, 1914-1920. (2 folders)

Box 10 of 13

Schaus's catalogue of the Dognin Collection

Box 10 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Adams - Ayers

Box 10 of 13

Box 11

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Babst - Butler

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Callahan - Cutting

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Davis - Du Pont

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Eastman - Ewing

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Fairbanks - Guggenheim

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Halsey - Hyde

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Jacobs - Jordan

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Kahn - Kohler

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Ladd - Loring

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Mackey - Murray

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Newberry - Osborn

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Pack - Putnam

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Raymond - Ryan

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Schepp - Swift

Box 11 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Taylor - Turley

Box 11 of 13

Box 12

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Underwood - Verity

Box 12 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Wacker - Wrigley

Box 12 of 13

Dognin Fund Solicitation, Yates

Box 12 of 13

Olmstead - Schaus Correspondence

Box 12 of 13

Draft of appeal for funds; list of contributors; newspaper clippings

Box 12 of 13

Early lists and news clippings from which names for appeal were taken

Box 12 of 13

Index to Schaus's Dognin Collection Fund correspondence, A-C

Box 12 of 13

Index to Schaus's Dognin Collection Fund correspondence, D-G

Box 12 of 13

Index to Schaus's Dognin Collection Fund correspondence, H-L

Box 12 of 13

Box 13

Index to Schaus's Dognin Collection Fund correspondence, M-Q

Box 13 of 13

Index to Schaus's Dognin Collection Fund correspondence, R-S

Box 13 of 13

Index to Schaus's Dognin Collection Fund correspondence, T-Z

Box 13 of 13

Correspondence, 1925-1929, and biography, 1942 (Accession 98-072)

Box 13 of 13