Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7102
Engelhardt, George P. (George Paul), 1871-1942
George Paul Engelhardt Papers, 1910-1942
George Paul Engelhardt (1871-1942) was born and educated in Germany. In 1889 he emigrated to the United States and became a citizen. After various other employments, Engelhardt began in 1903 his association with the Brooklyn Museum, a connection which lasted until his retirement in 1930. Engelhardt's special interest was in the Aegeriidae, and he was acknowledged to be one of the world's greatest students and authorities in that area of entomology. His interest and knowledge were more than taxonomic. Engelhardt was particularly interested in assisting the careers of younger men in the field, and many entomologists who attained substantial standing owed their beginnings to his encouragement.
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These papers include correspondence, chiefly for the period 1920-1942, with Engelhardt's professional colleagues, collaborators, and interested amateurs; and color drawings done by Mary Benson and Mrs. William Beutenmueller for United States National Museum Bulletin 190, The North American Clear-Wing Moths of the Family Aegeriidae, by George P. Engelhardt, published posthumously in 1946.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Engelhardt, George P. (George Paul), 1871-1942
- Benson, Mary F., illustrator
- Beutenmueller, Mrs. William
- United States National Museum
- Brooklyn Museum
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7102, George Paul Engelhardt Papers