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Record Unit 7108,  Knab, Frederick,1865-1918,  Frederick Knab Papers, 1885-1891, 1903-1914

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Knab, Frederick,1865-1918
Title: Frederick Knab Papers
Dates: 1885-1891, 1903-1914
Quantity: 0.1 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7108
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist principally of family correspondence, 1885-1891 and 1903-1914, in English and German; a small quantity of professional correspondence; and a journal of part of Knab's trip up the Amazon River in 1885-1886.

Historical Note

Frederick Knab (1865-1918), born in Bavaria, emigrated to the United States in 1873 with his parents. He subsequently returned to Munich to study art for a time. Entomology was also one of Knab's early interests. Coupled with his artistic skill, this interest earned him a commission from Leland Ossian Howard to study the mosquitoes of New England as part of a larger study then in progress on the mosquitoes of North and Central America. In 1906 Knab joined the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture, where he continued his studies of disease-bearing Diptera until his death.

Introduction

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

Descriptive Entry

These papers consist principally of family correspondence, 1885-1891 and 1903-1914, in English and German; a small quantity of professional correspondence; and a journal of part of Knab's trip up the Amazon River in 1885-1886.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7108, Knab, Frederick,1865-1918, Frederick Knab Papers

Container List

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Folder 1 Family Correspondence, 1885-1886

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Folder 2 Family Correspondence, 1888-1891

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Folder 3 Family Correspondence, 1903-1905

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Folder 4 Family Correspondence, 1909-1910

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Folder 5 Family Correspondence, 1911-1914 and undated

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Folder 6 General Correspondence, A-W

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Folder 7 Journal of a Trip to Brazil, 1885

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Folder 8 Notes, Manuscripts, Photographs

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Folders 9-10 Field notes kept by Knab during field work in the United States and South America. Mostly concerns insect collection.

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