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Record Unit 7201

Lakes, Arthur, 1844-1917

Arthur Lakes Journals, 1877-1880

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Lakes, Arthur, 1844-1917
Title: Arthur Lakes Journals
Dates: 1877-1880
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7201
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The journals of Arthur Lakes record his observations while exploring for saurian fossils at Morrison, Colorado, 1877; Como Station, Wyoming, 1879; and various other locations. The journals also contain lectures and notes on the discovery of fossil vertebrates.

Historical Note

Arthur Lakes (1844-1917) was a Professor of Natural History at Jarvis College, Golden, Colorado, and served as a collector of fossil vertebrates for Othniel Charles Marsh of Yale University.

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Descriptive Entry

The journals of Arthur Lakes record his observations while exploring for saurian fossils at Morrison, Colorado, 1877; Como Station, Wyoming, 1879; and various other locations. The journals also contain lectures and notes on the discovery of fossil vertebrates.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7201, Arthur Lakes Journals

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Notes and Lectures on Reptilian Age

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Folder 2 Journal and Notes of Natural History - Geology, Saurians, etc. Includes photocopy of journal.

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Folder 3 Journal of Saurian Hunting in Wyoming, 1879. Includes photocopy of journal.

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