Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7192
Turner, Lucien M. (Lucien McShan)
Lucien M. Turner Papers, circa 1882-1884
Lucien M. Turner (1848-1909), a member of the Army Signal Corps, collected natural history and ethnological specimens for the United States National Museum. From 1874 to 1877, he was a meteorological observer for the Signal Service at St. Michael, Alaska. He also trained voluntary observers for the Service in the Aleutians from 1878 to 1881. In 1882, Turner was sent to Fort Chimo, Labrador, as an observer and remained there until he returned to Washington in 1884. At each of his duty stations, Turner made extensive collections and sent them to the Smithsonian.
These papers include notes and manuscripts by Turner and by others concerning the collections he made, and photographs of the natives of Labrador.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Turner, Lucien M. (Lucien McShan)
- Farlow, W. G. (William Gilson), 1844-1919
- Marx, George
- Fernald, Charles Henry, 1838-
- Edwards, William Henry, 1822-1909
- Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
- Smith, Sidney I. (Sidney Irving), 1843-1926
- United States. Army. Signal Corps
- United States National Museum
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7192, Lucien M. Turner Papers