Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7127
Weld, Lewis Hart, 1875-
Lewis Hart Weld Papers, 1915-1964
Lewis Hart Weld (1875-1964) studied entomology at the University of Rochester (A.B. 1900), Michigan (M.A. 1902), and Cornell, from which he went in 1904 to teach at Evanston Academy. While at Evanston, Weld began his lifelong study of cynipid gall wasps. During those years he also began a wide-ranging series of field trips. In 1919 and again in 1923-1924 Weld worked for the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture. In 1924 he resigned his official position, preferring to use his own independent means to pursue his interests at will, though he did remain a collaborator of the Department of Agriculture for more than 40 years.
These papers consist of a small quantity of personal correspondence, a somewhat larger amount of professional correspondence, and research notes. These papers document only a small part of Weld's career.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Weld, Lewis Hart, 1875-
- University of Rochester
- University of Michigan
- Cornell University
- Evanston Academy
- United States. Bureau of Entomology
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7127, Lewis Hart Weld Papers