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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7195

Dimmock, George 1852-1930

George Dimmock Papers, circa 1878-1915

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Creator: Dimmock, George 1852-1930
Title: George Dimmock Papers
Dates: circa 1878-1915
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7195
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

George Dimmock (1852-1930) specialized in anatomical studies of beetles. He also edited the entomological journal Psyche from 1877 to 1890.

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Descriptive Entry

In 1878 Dimmock began keeping a series of notebooks on his larval studies and his collections. Later he began calling the series Entomological Notes. The notebooks contained observations, notes on collecting localities, and illustrations, many in color. The notebooks are arranged numerically by specimen number. An index to the notebooks is also included. In addition, there is a manuscript, apparently a translation of Algunas Coccinellidae de Cuba which appeared in Estacion Central Agron. Annual of 1906 in Cuba.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7195, George Dimmock Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Entomological Notes, Numbers 1-1925 (10 folders)

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Box 2

Entomological Notes, Numbers 1926-2655 (4 folders)

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Entomological Notes - Index

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Cuban Coccinellidae Manuscript

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