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Record Unit 7139

Ashmead, William H. (William Harris), 1855-1908

William Harris Ashmead Papers, circa 1895-1906

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Ashmead, William H. (William Harris), 1855-1908
Title: William Harris Ashmead Papers
Dates: circa 1895-1906
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Record Unit 7139
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist of notes made by Ashmead, mostly as he undertook the generic classification of other families beyond the Proctotrypidae; some notes on the cynipoidea; miscellaneous notes and drawings; and an article and report.

Historical Note

William Harris Ashmead (1855-1908) was born and educated in Philadelphia. In 1879 Ashmead began to make contributions to scholarly journals. In 1887 he received an appointment as a special field agent for the Department of Agriculture, for which he worked in various capacities until 1890, when he took leave to study in Berlin. In 1895 Ashmead joined the United States National Museum, where he remained until his death. Ashmead was noted by his colleagues especially for his fierce appetite for work, which allowed him to accomplish a great deal. He was interested in systematics, economic problems, and biological aspects of the insects he studied. Ashmead is perhaps best known for his monograph on the Chalcidoidea, which earned him a doctorate from the Western University of Pennsylvania, and for another, larger study on the Proctotrypidae, though these works, impressive as they are, reflect by no means the whole breadth or extent of his studies.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of notes made by Ashmead, mostly as he undertook the generic classification of other families beyond the Proctotrypidae; some notes on the cynipoidea; miscellaneous notes and drawings; and an article and report.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7139, William Harris Ashmead Papers

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Container List

Series 1

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

Box 1

South American Cynipoidea, with descriptions of new Species.

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Ashmead's Report on the Division of Coleoptera, 1906

Box 1 of 1

Series 2

RESEARCH NOTES

Box 1

Family XXXV. Meiscogasterides

Box 1 of 1

Family LIX. Cynipidae

Box 1 of 1

Family LXV. Meiscogasterides

Box 1 of 1

Family LXVII. Cleonymidae. Subfamily X Chalcedectinae Isuoform

Box 1 of 1

Subfamily II. Pteromalinae. Tribe II. Pteromalini

Box 1 of 1

Subfamily IV. Spalaeyiina

Box 1 of 1

Subfamily VI. Lelapinae Lelops Haliday

Box 1 of 1

Subfamily VII. Meiscogasterinae

Box 1 of 1

Notes, Subfamily XI. Cleonyminae

Box 1 of 1

Pelicinella Westwood

Box 1 of 1

Subfamily Pireninae

Box 1 of 1

Subfamily Tridyminae

Box 1 of 1

Tribe II. Dimachini

Box 1 of 1

Tribe Diparides

Box 1 of 1

Tribe Sphegigastrides

Box 1 of 1

A Synopsis of the Family Eurytomidae

Box 1 of 1

A Synopsis of the Bramble Galls

Box 1 of 1

II. A Synopsis of Rose Galls

Box 1 of 1

A Synopsis of Oak Galls. Division I - Galls on the Roots

Box 1 of 1

A Synopsis of Oak Galls. Division II - Galls on or in Twigs and Branches

Box 1 of 1

A Synopsis of Oak Galls. Division III - Galls on the Leaves

Box 1 of 1

A Synopsis of Oak Galls. Division IV - Galls on Blossoms

Box 1 of 1

A Synopsis of Oak Galls. Division V - Galls on or in Acorns

Box 1 of 1

A Synopsis of the Miscellaneous Galls on Compositae Solanaceae, etc.

Box 1 of 1

Notes, Lioptera Perty

Box 1 of 1

Japanese Cynipidae

Box 1 of 1

Tetrashopala Moetschoulsky

Box 1 of 1

Mnoonewa Moetschoulsky

Box 1 of 1

Meuscidea Meotschoulsky

Box 1 of 1

Meeronalus Walker

Box 1 of 1

Isoplata Forster

Box 1 of 1

Tripedias Forster

Box 1 of 1

Paphagus Walker

Box 1 of 1

Semiotellus Westwood

Box 1 of 1

Metasterus Walker

Box 1 of 1

Epicopterus Westwood

Box 1 of 1

Syntasis Walker

Box 1 of 1

Gasterancistrus Westwood

Box 1 of 1

Tridymus Ratzeburg

Box 1 of 1

Isocratus Forster

Box 1 of 1

Mectacolus Forster

Box 1 of 1

Dinotus Forster

Box 1 of 1

Rhopalicus Forster

Box 1 of 1

Stenomalus Thomson

Box 1 of 1

Cecidostiba Thomson

Box 1 of 1

Caenacis Forster

Box 1 of 1

Aetroxysix Westwood

Box 1 of 1

Holcaeus Thomson

Box 1 of 1

Stinoplus Thomson

Box 1 of 1

Habnocytus Thomson

Box 1 of 1

Platyterma Walker

Box 1 of 1

Uriella Ashmead g.n.

Box 1 of 1

Miscellaneous Notes

Box 1 of 1