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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7217

National Museum of Natural History

Collected Notes, Lists, Drawings, and Catalogs on Mammals, circa 1825-1972

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History
Title: Collected Notes, Lists, Drawings, and Catalogs on Mammals
Dates: circa 1825-1972
Quantity: 1.15 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 3x5 box)
Collection: Record Unit 7217
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection contains field catalogs and notebooks, manuscript notes, lists, and drawings primarily concerning mammal specimens. Also included are lists, autographs, and related materials regarding mammalogists and naturalists who collected mammal specimens for the United States National Museum. The field catalogs and notebooks are the primary documentation for many of the specimens in the Division of Mammals. Although they vary in content, as a general rule they contain specimen-related data including lists of specimens collected, dates, localities, tag numbers, measurements, and remarks on the specimens. Less frequently, they contain journal entries of the collector describing field activities, affairs of the day, anthropological observations, personal financial accounts, and other personal matters.

Some of the manuscript notes contain information on other fauna and flora observed and collected. Charles S. Anderson manuscript notes also contain data on birds of Minnesota, and W. J. Spina manuscript notes deal with the birds, amphibians, reptiles, and plants of Pennsylvania.

Descriptive Entry

This collection contains field catalogs and notebooks, manuscript notes, lists, and drawings primarily concerning mammal specimens. Also included are lists, autographs, and related materials regarding mammalogists and naturalists who collected mammal specimens for the United States National Museum. The field catalogs and notebooks are the primary documentation for many of the specimens in the Division of Mammals. Although they vary in content, as a general rule they contain specimen-related data including lists of specimens collected, dates, localities, tag numbers, measurements, and remarks on the specimens. Less frequently, they contain journal entries of the collector describing field activities, affairs of the day, anthropological observations, personal financial accounts, and other personal matters.

Some of the manuscript notes contain information on other fauna and flora observed and collected. Charles S. Anderson manuscript notes also contain data on birds of Minnesota, and W. J. Spina manuscript notes deal with the birds, amphibians, reptiles, and plants of Pennsylvania.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7217, National Museum of Natural History, Collected Notes, Lists, Drawings, and Catalogs on Mammals

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Container List

Box 1

Drawings

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Porcupine notes by M. H. Webster, 1925

Box 1 of 2

List of fossil mammals

Box 1 of 2

Notes on the bats of New York by W. Cooper, 1841

Box 1 of 2

Monograph of the genus Scallops by Rev. J. Bachman, 1862

Box 1 of 2

List of North American Mammals from Mr. Audubon in 1850

Box 1 of 2

List of mammals observed at Camp Supply Indian Territory during the year 1877 by J. E. Wilcox

Box 1 of 2

List of mammals of Europe and Northern Asia. From Grebels Saugthure?

Box 1 of 2

Mammals - unidentified lists

Box 1 of 2

Mammals - Canada, 1848-1859

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Catalogue of birds and mammals of Minnesota by Charles S. Anderson

Box 1 of 2

List of mammals and birds of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, by W. J. Spina, 1871

Box 1 of 2

Catalogs of mammal skulls cleaned, circa 1890-1901. 8 volumes

Box 1 of 2

Record of specimens collected/donated, arranged alphabetically by collector/donor, circa 1890-1940

Box 1 of 2

Index Generum Mammalium, T.S. Palmer, January 1, 1894

Box 1 of 2

Directions for preserving mammals for museum study

Box 1 of 2

Names - collectors of mammals

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Index cards of collectors

Box 2 of 2