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Record Unit 7255

Cook, O. F. (Orator Fuller), 1867-1949

Orator Fuller Cook Papers, 1894-1895, 1897-1900, 1903-1905, 1933, 1948

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Cook, O. F. (Orator Fuller), 1867-1949
Title: Orator Fuller Cook Papers
Dates: 1894-1895, 1897-1900, 1903-1905, 1933, 1948
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7255
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection contains a small amount of Cook's correspondence, concerning the identification of Myripoda. Correspondents include Otis Warren Barrett, Theodore D. A. Cockerell, Carl H. Eigenmann, Karl Kraepelin, and Karl August Mobius. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically. This collection also includes a small amount of correspondence and manuscripts concerning his work on botanical nomenclature.

Historical Note

Orator Fuller Cook (1867-1949) was born in Clyde, New York. He was educated at Syracuse University, receiving the Ph.B. degree in 1890. After graduation, Cook remained at Syracuse as an Instructor in the Biology Department. From 1891 to 1897, Cook made several trips to Liberia as an agent for the New York Colonization Society and at various times served as Professor of Natural Sciences at Liberia College. In 1895, Cook joined the staff of the United States National Museum (USNM), in an honorary capacity, as Custodian of the Section of Myripoda of the Department of Insects. In 1898, Cook was appointed to a salaried position, as Assistant Curator in the Division of Plants, USNM. He resigned the following year to join the United States Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Plant Industry, where he remained until his death. He continued his association with the USNM as Custodian of the Section of Myripoda and was made Honorary Assistant Curator of the Section of Cryptogamic Collections of the Division of Plants in 1899.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection contains a small amount of Cook's correspondence, concerning the identification of Myripoda. Correspondents include Otis Warren Barrett, Theodore D. A. Cockerell, Carl H. Eigenmann, Karl Kraepelin, and Karl August Mobius. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically. This collection also includes a small amount of correspondence and manuscripts concerning his work on botanical nomenclature.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7255, Orator Fuller Cook Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence, 1894-1895, 1897-1900, 1903, 1905, 1933, 1948

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Botanical Nomenclature - Correspondence and Manuscripts, 1903-1904 (Accession 20-026)

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