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Record Unit 7220

National Museum of Natural History

Collected Notes, Lists, Catalogs, Illustrations, and Records on Fishes, circa 1835-1974 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History
Title: Collected Notes, Lists, Catalogs, Illustrations, and Records on Fishes
Dates: circa 1835-1974 and undated
Quantity: 0.68 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (1 12x17 box) (1 folder oversize materials)
Collection: Record Unit 7220
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection contains manuscript notes, lists, catalogs, illustrations, and ship records concerning fish specimens. The catalogs are the primary documentation for many of the specimens of the Division of Fishes. Although they vary in content, as a general rule they contain specimen-related data including catalogs 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, and personal matters. Some materials are located in the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Fishes.

Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of a small amount of notes, lists, and illustrations in the Archives, and a much larger quantity of field notes, catalogs, and records kept in the Division of Fishes, Cataloging Room.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7220, National Museum of Natural History, Collected Notes, Lists, Catalogs, Illustrations, and Records on Fishes

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Container List

Series 1

COLLECTED NOTES, LISTS, AND ILLUSTRATIONS, CIRCA 1835-1850, 1852, 1882-1883, CIRCA 1911 AND UNDATED.

Box 1

Folder 1 Agassiz, Louis. List of North American cyprinodents, 1852.

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Berthelot, Sabin. See Philip Barber Webb.

Folder 2 Clark, J. H. Notes on fishes collected by the United States-Mexican Boundary Survey, undated.

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Folder 3 Putnam, Frederic Ward. Catalogue of etheostomoids in the Smithsonian, 1859-1861.

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Folder 4 Stejneger, Leonhard. List of fishes collected in the Bering Sea, 1882-1883.

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Folder 5 Unidentified Notes, Lists and Drawings of Fishes (oversize removed to map case)

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Folder 6 Boulanger Manuscript Description

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Folder 7 Unidentified Notes on Fishes, particularly those in USNM

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Folder 8 Photographs and Drawing

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Folder 9 Noes on Lota

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Box 2

Folder 1 Webb, Philip Barker. Drawings for plates in Histoire Naturelle des Iles Canaries, with Sabin Berthelot, circa 1835-1850.

Box 2 of 2
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Folder 1 Unidentified Notes, Lists and Drawings of Fishes

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Series 2

FIELD NOTES, CATALOGS, AND RECORDS, 1835-1856, CIRCA 1877-1974, AND UNDATED.

These items are located in the Division of Fishes, Cataloging Room. The inventory was compiled in June 1975 and additional materials may have been added since that time.

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Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Seychelles, 1964.

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Agassiz, Alexander. Tag numbers for South Sea cruise, 1899.

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Aldabra. Data sheets, Indian Ocean, 1967.

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Alexander, A. B. Notes, 1892-1904.

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American Killifish Association, R. V. Goldstein. Accession 286412, 1967-1969.

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Amerson, A. B. See Smithsonian Institution Pacific Ocean Biological Survey.

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Axelrod, Herbert R. Accessions 246035, 258055, Brazil, 1962.

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Backus, Richard H. Accession 217709, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, data sheets, 1952.

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Baker, Thomas G. Accession 231485, New Caledonia, 1960-1961.

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Barrows, Albert L. See Albatross, 1908-1909.

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Bartsch, Alfred F. Accession 218532, Pacific Islands, 1958.

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Bartsch, Paul. See Tomas Barrera expedition.

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Beebe, William

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1. Vertebrate catalog, Haiti, 1927.
2. Shore fish catalog, 1929-1931.
3. Shore fish catalog, 1930-1935.
4. Vertebrate catalog, 1936.
5.Vertebrate catalog, Bermuda, 1937.

Berry, Frederick Henry

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1. India, 1966.
2. List and invoices of paratypes transferred to United States National Msueum and Florida State Museum from Southeast Fisheries Center, National Marine Fisheries Center, Miami, Florida, 1970-1971.

Blue Dolphin expedition.

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Accession 195685, North Atlantic, 1949-1951.
Field notes, Labrador, 1952

Bowman, Thomas E. See Smithsonian Institution-Bredin Expedition.

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Bredin, Bruce. See Smithsonian Institution-Bredin Expedition.

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Chain. Cruise 17, research notes, Atlantic Ocean, 1961-1962.

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Chamberlain, Frederick M. Accession 163614, Arizona, 1904.

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Chan, William L. Accession 254328, Hong Kong, 1963-1964.

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Chapman, Wilbert M. Accession 180183, New Hebrides and New Caledonia, 1943-1944.

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Child, C. Allan. See Eniwetok Atoll Diving Expedition.

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Cisco. Cruise records, Great Lakes, 1953-1956.

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Cloud, Preston F., Jr. Accession 183733, Marianas, 1949.

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Collette, Bruce Baden. Australia, 1969.

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Columbus Iselin. Cruise 81-13, Bahamas, 1981.

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Crawford. Collection data, 1956-1957.

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Cutress, Charles Ernest. See Smithsonian Institution-Bedin Expedition.

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Dawson, Charles Eric

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1. Caribbean and Mexico, 1966.
2. Mexico, 1967.
3. Mexico and Panama, 1968.
4. Mexico and Costa Rica, 1969.
5. See Eniwetok Atoll Diving Expedition, 1969.
6. Mexico, Central America, and Colombia, 1970.
7. Panama and Colombia, 1971.
8. Mexico and Panama, 1971.
9. Pacific Panama, 1972.

Deignan, Herbert Girton. Siam, 1935-1937.

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Dendy, John S. Accession 270138, Brazil, 1966.

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Diego Garcia. Data sheets, 1967.

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Edwards, Vinal N. Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1888.

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Eniwetok Atoll Diving Expedition. Participants included C. Allan Child, Charles Eric Dawson, Richard F. Grant, Erle Galen Kauffman, Porter M. Kier, Thomas F. Phelan, John Pojeta, Jr., and Thomas R. Wailer. Accession 285990, 1969.

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Erdman, Donald S.

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1. Saudi Arabia, 1948.
2. Puerto Rico, 1959-1964.

Fehlman, Herman Adair

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1. See International Indian Ocean Expedition, 1964-1965.
2. Ecuador, 1966.
3. Aldabra, 1967

Gibbs, Robert H., Jr.

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1. 1948-1954.
2. With Caswell, Suttkus, and Cole. Maps of southeastern United States, 1949-1954.
3. Caryn, cruise 103, 1956.
4. 1958-1963.

Gilbert, Charles Henry. See Albatross, 1893-1895.

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Goldstein, R. V. See American Killifish Association.

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Gosline, William A. Accession 266216, Australia, 1966.

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Grant, Richard E. See Eniwetok Atoll Diving Expedition.

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Greensberg, Albert. Costa Rica, 1963.

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Hancock, G. Allan, Accession 128938, Galapagos expedition, with Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, 1934.

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Hartford, G. Huntington. See Smithsonian Institution-Hartford Expedition.

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Hay, William Perry. Accession 46198, list of fishes collected in 1899-1900, chiefly in West Virginia.

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Heemstra, P. C. Ceylon, 1969.

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Henderson, John Brooks, Jr. See Tomas Barrera expedition.

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Hildebrand, Samuel Frederick.

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1. Panama, 1911-1912.
2. Mississippi, 1933, 1936.
3. Panama, 1935-1937.
4. Tag numbers, Panama, 1911-1912
5. Field notes, tag numbers, names and addresses, Panama, 1935, 1937.

Howard, John K. Accession 216823; notes; report concerning supervised projects, Oceanography 581; Research Thesis, Marine Biology 691, 1952-1953; summary of expedition to New Zealand and Australia, 1952-1953.

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International Indian Ocean Expedition, Herman Adair Fehlmann, 1964-1965.

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1. Anton Bruun, cruise 3, field notes, data sheets, correspondence, 1963-1965.
2. Anton Bruun, cruise 6, correspondence, 1964.
3. Anton Bruun, cruise 8, station list, field notes, 1964.
4. Herman Adair Fehlmann, 1964-1965.

Iowa, University of. Photocopies of lists of fish collections, undated.

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Iwamoto, Tomis. Ceylon, 1970.

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Johnson, Eldridge R. Fenimore. Smithsonian Institution Expedition. Caribbean, circa 1933.

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Jones, Meredith Learn. Accession 265837, Bahamas, 1966.

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Kanazawa, Robert H. See William R. Taylor, 1959.

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Kauffman, Erle Galen. See Eniwetok Atoll Diving Expedition.

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Kier, Porter M. See Eniwetok Atoll Diving Expedition.

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Knake, Boris O. See United States Fisheries Mission to Chile.

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Knapp, Leslie W.

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1. Malaya, Buenaventura, Colombia, 1968-1969.
2. Buenaventura, Colombia, 1969.
3. Indeverra, Colombia, 1970.
4. Ethiopia, 1971.

Koenig, C. K.

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1. Ceylon, 1969-1970.
2. Ceylon, 1969-1970.

Kuntz, Robert E. Accession 242448, Taiwan, 1962.

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Lachner, Ernest A.

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1. Accession 183793, Eastern United States, 1947.
2. Accession 194449, with William T. Leapley, Southeastern United States, 1952.
3. Accession 194449, with William T. Leapley and Frank J. Schwartz, Southeastern United States, 1952.
4. Accession 203516, with Frank J. Schwartz, Southeastern United States, 1954.
5. Accession 221587, with Frank J. Schwartz and R. Taylor, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky, 1958.
6. Field notes, 1977.

Leapley, William T. See Ernest A. Lachner, 1952.

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Lobell, Milton J.

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1. See United States Fisheries Mission to Peru.
2. See United States Fisheries Mission to Chile.

Lourie, A. Field notes, Israel, 1970.

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McDonald, Marshall. List of material collected, undated.

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1. Notes on fishes of Southwest United States.
2. Tracings and notes on fishes, Arizona, Texas, and Wisconsin, 1884-1898.

Meehean, O. Lloyd. Accession 248196, West Pakistan, 1964-1965.

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Mediterranean Marine Sorting Center - Salambo, Fish Section, Tunis. Accession 278580, circa 1966-1967.

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Miller, George C. Photographs and notes on Liberian fishes, 1952-1954.

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Miller, Bruce W. Vietnam, 1968.

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Miller, Ralph G. Accession 172405, Mexico, 1946.

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Miller, Robert Rush

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1. Accession 172210, Guatemala, 1946.
2. Guatemala, 1947.
3. Accession 178294, Arnhem Land, 1948.
4. Australian maps, charts, list of expected fishes, collecting outfit, and copies of correspondence.

Morrisson, Joseph P. E. Accession 168826, Panama, 1944.

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Pacific Ocean Biological Survey, A. B. Amerson, Jr., 1964.

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Pacific Ocean Biological Survey, data sheets, photocopied field notes, correspondence, 1963-1965.

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Patrzek, Donald. Accession 260704, Venezuela, 1966.

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Pertuit, C. J. See Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, 1940.

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Phelan, Thomas F. See Eniwetok Atoll Diving Expedition.

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Pike, Nicholas. Mauritius, 1877.

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Poey y Aloy, Felipe. "Fishes from Cuba in USNM Collection of Prof. F. Poey."

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Pojeta, John, Jr. See Eniwetok Atoll Diving Expedition.

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Presidential Cruise. Accession 148787, Galapagos, 1938.

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Radcliffe, Lewis. See Fish Hawk, 1914.

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Randall, John Ernest. Onotoa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, 1951.

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Rehder, Harald A. See Smithsonian Institution-Bredin Expedition.

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Reid, Earl D. See Leonard P. Schultz, 1937-1938.

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Roberts, Tyson Royal. Ceylon, 1970.

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Roebling, Donald. See Smithsonian Institution-Roebling Expedition.

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Rosenblatt, Richard Henrich. Accession 266104, Mexico and Peru, 1965.

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Rudloe, Jack. Madagascar, 1964.

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Sargasso Sea Eel Expedition. Field notes, station data, 1979.

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1. Galapagos, 1933-1935.
2. See G. Allan Hancock Galapagos Expedition, 1934.
3. Accession 157371, with C. J. Pertuit, Alaska, 1940.
4. See Smithsonian Institution-Bredin Expedition.
5. Antarctica, 1962-1963.

Schultz, Harald.

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1. Accession 246035, Brazil, 1962.
2. Accession 258055, Brazil, 1964.
1. With Earl D. Reid, Virginia, 1937.
2. Accession 148879, with E. D. Reid, Virginia, 1938.
3. Accession 149761, with E. D. Reid, Virginia, 1938.
4. Accession 149853, with E. D. Reid, Virginia, 1938.
5. Accession 151472, Phoenix Island, 1939.
6. Log for Navy Surveying Expedition, USS Bushnell, Phoenix Island, 1939.
7. Accession 161595, Venezuela, 1942.
8. Itinerary for Bikini Atoll program, 1946-1947.
9. Notebook and field data, Bikini Atoll, 1946-1947.
10. Accession 172586, Marshall Islands, 1946
Accessions 172586 and 176603, Marshall & Mariana Islands, 1946-1947.

Schwartz, Frank J.

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1. See Ernest A. Lachner, 1952.
2. See Ernest A. Lachner, 1954.
3. North Carolina, 1957.
4. See Ernest A. Lachner, 1958.
5. South Africa, 1969.
6. Ceylon, 1969.

Smith, C. Lavett. See James C. Tyler.

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Smith, Hugh McCormick

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1. Woods Hole Fisheries Laboratory Collecting Records, dates apparently refer to dates of collection, 1906, 1922-1923, 1927, 1936-1937.
2. Accession 149877, Massachusetts, 1938.

Smith-Vaniz, W. F. Ceylon, 1969.

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Smithsonian Institution-Bredin Expedition.

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1. Accession 208263, Free Lance station list.
2. Accession 213821, participants included Thomas E. Bowman, Charles Ernest Cutress, Harald A. Rehder, and Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, 1957.

Smithsonian Institution-Hartford Expedition. Bahamas, 1938.

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Smithsonian Institution-Roebling Expedition. Accession 142696, West Indies, 1937.

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South Atlantic Benchmark Program. Station data, 1977.

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Southeast Pacific Biological Oceanographic Project. Anton Bruun, cruise 14, field notes, reports,1966.

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Springer, Victor G. Maps of collecting localities including Dominica, 1964; Taiwan, 1968; and Indonesia, 1973-1974.

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Stearns, Silas. Notes on specimens collected by Stearns, undated.

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Stimpson, William. North Pacific Exploring Expedition, 1853-1856.

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Suttkus, J. E. and Royal Dallas. Florida, 1948.

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Taylor, R. See Ernest A. Lachner, 1958.

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Taylor, William Ralph

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1. Accession 212998, fish collections notes, 1953-19561.
2. Accession 227888, with Robert H. Kanazawa, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, 1959.
3. Accession 200734-8, Maryland, 1961.
4. Accession 267022, Tennessee and Virginia, 1962 and Kansas, 1965.
5. Field collection notes, Louisiana, 1954-1956.

Taylor, W. R. and Nolan, R. S., Kansas, 1965.

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Te Vega Cruises.

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1. Te Vega Cruise 1, 1963.
2. Te Vega Cruise 2, 1963.
3. Te Vega Cruise 3, 1964.
4. Te Vega Cruise 4, 1964.
5. Te Vega Cruise 5, 1964.
6. Te Vega Cruise 6, 1965.
7. Te Vega Cruise 7, 1965.
8. Te Vega Cruise 10, 1966.
9. Te Vega Cruise 16, 1967.
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Torrell, Thomas J. Accession 240702, West Africa, 1963.

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Townsend Cromwell. Cruise reports, Hawaii, 1967-1968.

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Tropical Atlantic Biological Laboratory. Accession 286562, 1967-1968.

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Tyler, James C. With C. Lavett Smith, Australia, 1969.

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Undaunted. See International Indian Ocean Expedition.

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United States Antarctic Research Program.

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1. Eltanin, cruise 31, data sheets, 1967.
2. Eltanin, cruise 31, field notes, 1967-1968.

United States Fish Commission; Bureau of Fisheries, and Fish and Wildife Service: A. Ship records - alphabetical by ship

Albatross

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1. List of hauls, 1884.
2. Fish lists, 1884, 1887-1888, 1890-1891, 1894-1895.
3. Tin-tag records, 1884, 1887, 1899-1900, 1908-1910, 1912-1913. Some on film in the Archives. See record unit 7184.
4. Fishes taken, 1885. See United States Bureau of Fisheries. Division of Inquiry original tag record, volume 3, 1885-1941. On film in the Archives, record unit 7184.
5. Sheets matching tag numbers with stations or localities, 1893-1895. Also includes "Lists of fishes in tank box, from C. H. Gilbert, Bering Sea, 1896."
6. Tin-tag list, Alaska, 1903. See United States Bureau of Fisheries. Division of Inquiry original tag record, volume 3, 1885-1941. On film in Archives, record unit 7184.
7. Tin-tag records of Northwestern Pacific cruise, 1906. See United States Bureau of Fisheries. Division of Inquiry original tag record, volume 3, 1885-1941. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184.
8. Fish lists from Northwestern Pacific cruise, 1906.
9. Philippine cruise, 1907-1910. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184. Includes Volume 1 Linen tag numbers 1 to 12604; Volume 2 Linen tag numbers 12605 to 24376; Volume 4 Linen tag numbers translated into dredge numbers.
10. Map of stations on Philippines cruise, 1907-1910.
11. Laboratory Journal kept by Albert L. Barrows, 1908-1909.
12. Lab Journal #3, 1909.
13. Log (?), 1919. See United States Bureau of Fisheries. Division of Inquiry original tag record, volume 3, 1885-1941. On film in Archives, record unit 7184.

Albatross III. Cruise data, Cape Hatteras area, 1950.

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Fish Hawk

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1. Typewritten copy of dredging record, 1883-1922. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184.
2. Copy of log of Florida investigations, 1912-1913.
3. Record of Florida stations, 1912-1913. See United States Bureau of Fisheries. Division of Inquiry original tag record, volume 3, 1885-1941. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184.
4. Notes and journal on work in Chesapeake Bay, by Lewis Radcliffe, 1914.

Gannet. Logbooks, 1924-1925. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184.

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Grampus

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1. List of collections received, collecting instructions, 1888-1891.
2. List of stations, 1913.
3. Log, 1914.
4. 3 volumes of field notes of William W. Welsh, 1915-1917.

Pelican.

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1. List of stations where anchovies were collected, undated. See United States Bureau of Fisheries. Division of Inquiry original tag record, volume 3, 1885-1941.
2. List of hydrographic and trawl stations, 1938-1940.

United States Fish Commission; Bureau of Fisheries, and Fish and Wildife Service: B. Non-ship records - chronological

Non-ship records

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1. Gloucester Donation, lists of collections made by the fishing vessels of Gloucester and other New England seaports for the United States Fish Commission, 1878-1880. Includes cards in alphabetical order by species, giving data.
2. Tag record, #1-9021, 1888-1892. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184.
3. Record of field tags and fish collections sent out, 1891-1902. See United States Bureau of Fisheries. Division of Inquiry original tag record, volume 3, 1885-1941.
4. Tag record, #1-5900, 1894-1911; volume is labeled 1894-1910. Also contains notes on fishes collected in Montana and Wyoming, 1891. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184.
5. Division of Inquiry Accession Catalog, 1897-1911.
6. Catalogue of tagged specimens of Puerto Rican fishes and vertebrates, 1898-1899. See United States Bureau of Fisheries. Division of Inquiry original tag record, volume 3, 1885-1941. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184.
7. Tag numbers of Hawaiian fishes, 1900. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184.
8. Catalog of Hawaiian fishes, undated. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184.
9. Catalog of specimens of Philippine Islands fishes exhibited by the Philippine Commission at the St. Louis, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184.
10. List of tag numbers, circa 1910-1937. See United States Bureau of Fisheries. Division of Inquiry original tag record, volume 3, 1885-1941. On film in Archives, see record unit 7184.
11. List of fishes of Chesapeake Bay, transmitted to United States National Museum, Accession 110854, circa 1931.
12. Transmittal of collection to USNM, Accession 269574, 1966.
13. List of fishes collected in California, undated.
14. Division of Inquiry original tag record, volume 3, 1885-1941.

United States Fisheries Mission to Chile. Accession 167496, participants included Boris O. Knake, Milton J. Lobell, and James R. Westman, 1944-1945.

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United States Fisheries Mission to Peru. Report of collection made by Milton J. Lobell, 1941.

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United States National Museum, Division of Fishes. Tags and cataloging procedures, 1920, 1951, 1958.

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University of California at Los Angeles. Data on sharks in the UCLA collection.

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Visayan Sea trawl, map, undated.

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Waller, Thomas R. See Eniwetok Atoll Diving Expedition.

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Walther Herwig (research vessel).

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1. Field notes, includes field book of Robert H. Gibbs, 1966-1971.
2. Walther Herwig (research vessel). Accession 294756, 1971.
3. Added: Walther Herwig (research vessel). Field data, Argentina, South Africa, Portugal, 1971.

Walters, Vladimir. Accessions 183108 and 184069, Arctic, 1948-1949.

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Welsh, William W. See Grampus, 1915-1917.

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Westman, James R. See United States Fisheries Mission to Chile.

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White, Thomas D. Accession 184650, Mexico, 1949.

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