Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7258
Chamberlain, Frederick M., 1867-1921
Frederick M. Chamberlain Papers, 1899-1909
Frederick M. Chamberlain (1867-1921) served as a Scientific Assistant and Naturalist for the United States Fish Commission and its successor, the United States Bureau of Fisheries. Much of his work was aboard the steamer Albatross during its various investigations of west coast fisheries.
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This collection consists of bound letterpress books of outgoing correspondence, 1899-1909, and diaries kept by Chamberlain, 1900-1905. Most of the correspondence is official, with smaller amounts of personal material included. The letterpress books also contain correspondence, reports and notes on Chamberlain's work for the Fish Commission and Bureau of Fisheries, particularly his investigations of Alaskan salmon fisheries. The diaries document several official field trips including cruises to Alaska, 1901, 1903-1905; field work in Hawaii, 1902, and Arizona, 1904; and Chamberlain's participation on the third Agassiz Albatross Expedition to the eastern tropical Pacific, 1904-1905.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Chamberlain, Frederick M., 1867-1921
- United States Fish Commission
- United States. Bureau of Fisheries
- Agassiz- Albatross Expedition to the Eastern Tropical Pacific (1904-1905)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7258, Frederick M. Chamberlain Papers