Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7108
Knab, Frederick, 1865-1918
Frederick Knab Papers, 1885-1891, 1903-1914
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.
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Knab, Frederick, 1865-1918
- Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950
- United States. Bureau of Entomology
- United States. Department of Agriculture
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7108, Frederick Knab Papers