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Record Unit 7262,  Smith, Frank, 1857-1942,  Frank Smith Papers, 1893-1942 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smith, Frank, 1857-1942
Title: Frank Smith Papers
Dates: 1893-1942 and undated
Quantity: 0.4 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7262
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The papers of Frank Smith document his research on earthworms. They consist of correspondence with biologists and USNM administrators and staff, including Paul Bartsch, Nathan A. Cobb, Gordon Enoch Gates, Chancey Juday, James Arthur MacNab, John Percy Moore, Brayton Howard Ransom, Mary Jane Rathbun, Richard Rathbun, William deC. Ravenel, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, and Paul Smith Welch; field notes; class notes kept by Smith at Harvard University, 1893; reprints; a bibliography; and research notes.

Historical Note

Frank Smith (1857-1942) was a biology professor and authority on earthworms. He was educated at Hillsdale College (Michigan), Ph.B., 1885, and Harvard University, A.M., 1893. His first teaching job was at Hillsdale College where he served as Professor of Chemistry and Biology from 1886 to 1892. In 1893, Smith was appointed Instructor in Zoology at the University of Illinois. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1896, Associate Professor in 1900, and Professor in 1913. He retired in 1926 and was named Professor Emeritus. Smith also served as Curator of the University Museum of Natural History from 1900 to 1917. Smith's field experience included investigations at the University of Michigan Biological Station during the summers of 1911-1914 and 1919-1922, and a collecting trip to Colorado in 1916. For many years, Smith identified specimens and worked up collections of earthworms for the United States National Museum (USNM). In 1934, he donated his collection of earthworms to the USNM.

Introduction

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Descriptive Entry

The papers of Frank Smith document his research on earthworms. They consist of correspondence with biologists and USNM administrators and staff, including Paul Bartsch, Nathan A. Cobb, Gordon Enoch Gates, Chancey Juday, James Arthur MacNab, John Percy Moore, Brayton Howard Ransom, Mary Jane Rathbun, Richard Rathbun, William deC. Ravenel, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, and Paul Smith Welch; field notes; class notes kept by Smith at Harvard University, 1893; reprints; a bibliography; and research notes.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7262, Smith, Frank, 1857-1942, Frank Smith Papers

Container List

Series 1

GENERAL CORRESPONENCE, 1895-1942 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This series consists of incoming and occasional outgoing correspondence of Frank Smith. Correspondents include domestic and foreign biologists and United States National Museum (USNM) administrators and staff members. The correspondence concerns the identification of specimens, the publication of monographs, and the donation of Smith's collection of earthworms to the USNM.

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Folder 1 Ackert - Axe. Correspondents include James E. Ackert, 1914-1917, 1929; Joseph Everett Alicata, 1933.

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Folder 2 Baker - Barrows

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Folder 3 Bartsch, Paul, 1914-1920

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Folder 4 Bell - Bryant. Correspondents include Archibald Weir Bell, 1933, 1936; Marcus Benjamin, 1916-1919; William B. Benham, 1895-1897; Joseph Charles Bequaert, 1928; Mary J. Brown, 1927-1928.

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Folder 5 Casteel - Clark. Correspondents include Floyd Earle Chidester, 1929-1931; Percy E. Clapp, 1929-1930.

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Folder 6 Cobb, Nathan A., 1917-1919, 1927-1931

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Folder 7 Cognetti - Curtis

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Folder 8 Davenport - DuPuy. Correspondents include William Wallace Dowdy, 1931, 1940.

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Folder 9 Edmondson - Evans. Correspondents include Gustavus Augustus Eisen, 1895-1900, 1914; Max M. Ellis, 1913-1919.

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Folder 10 Feinberg - Fuller. Correspondents include Frederick Linder Fitzpatrick, 1930.

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Folder 11 Gahm - Garrison. Correspondents include Francis Earl Garlough, 1930-1931.

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Folder 12 Gates, Gordon Enoch, 1923-1934

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Folder 13 Gauss - Guberlet. Correspondents include H.C. Gauss, 1921-1922; Glenn Warren Goldsmith, 1923; Bess R. Green, 1914, 1925.

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Folder 14 Hague - Hyman. Correspondents include Theodore Roy Hansberry, 1930-1931; Robey Wentworth Harned, 1924-1925; Arthur Day Howard, 1915-1922; Leland Ossian Howard, 1917-1926; Johan Huus, 1937-1938; Joseph Louis Hyatt, 1922-1930; Libbie Henrietta Hyman, 1915, 1926.

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Folder 15 Illinois - Irwin

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Folder 16 Jacot - Jones. Correspondents include Arthur Paul Jacot, 1918, 1923-1929; Frits Johansen, 1918; Charles E. Johnson, 1929-1930; Thomas Henry Jones, 1921.

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Folder 17 Juday, Chancey, 1919-1920

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Folder 18 Kinley - Krudred. Correspondents include Charles Atwood Kofoid, 1912-1921, 1927; Walter Charles Kraatz, 1919-1920.

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Folder 19 Larson - Lyon. Correspondents include Marcus Ward Lyon, Jr., 1928.

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Folder 1 McAtee - McMinn. Correspondents include Frank Alexander McDermott 1914, 1929-1931.

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Folder 2 MacNab, James Arthur, 1924-1939

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Folder 3 McNair - Merriam. Correspondents include Samuel Ottmar Mast, 1915-1916.

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Folder 4 Michaelsen, Wilhelm, 1896-1935

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Folder 5 Mickel - Moore, H.F. Correspondents include Roy Waldo Miner, 1920-1921.

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Folder 6 Moore, John Percy, 1897-1933 and undated

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Folder 7 Morgan - Muttkowski. Correspondents include Robert Cushman Murphy, 1913-1914; Richard A. Muttkowski, 1914-1915.

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Folder 8 Needham - Oughton. Correspondents include F. Oakland, 1926-1928.

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Folder 9 Parker - Prince. Correspondents include Arthur Sperry Pearse, 1913, 1918, 1931; Henry Farnham Perkins, 1916; Charles Vancouver Piper, 1902, 1921-1925; Emile Piquet, 1906, 1911, 1917-1922.

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Folder 10 Quaintance, Altus Lacy, 1922

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Folder 11 Ransom, Brayton Howard, 1909, 1918, 1924-1925

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Folder 12 Rathbun, Mary Jane, 1912-1914

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Folder 13 Rathbun, Richard, 1913-1917

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Folder 14 Ravenel, William deC., 1913-1926

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Folder 15 Rawson - Ruthven

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Folder 16 Sanborn - Sayles. Correspondents include Leonard Peter Sayles, 1924.

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Folder 17 Schmitt, Waldo LaSalle, 1916-1934

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Folder 18 Schultze - Storer. Correspondents include Benjamin Schwartz, 1929-1931; Victor Ernest Shelford, 1912-1913 and undated; Clarence R. Shoemaker, 1925-1927; Arthur A. Shurcliff, 1931-1932.

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Folder 19 Taylor - Turner. Correspondents include Aaron Louis Treadwell, 1909, 1914, 1919; Clarence Donnell Turner, 1932-1933.

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Folder 20 Ulke - Van Hyning

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Folder 21 Walker - Weckel. Correspondents include William Randolph Walton, 1932-1935; Henry Baldwin Ward, 1906-1908, 1917 and undated.

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Folder 22 Welch, Paul Smith, 1914-1934, 1942

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Folder 23 Wetmore - Wyatt. Correspondents include Alexander Wetmore, 1925-1930; Edgar Theodore Wherry, 1924.

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Folder 24 Young - Zeleny

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Series 2

FIELD NOTES, CLASS NOTES, BIBLIOGRAPHY, REPRINTS, AND RESEARCH NOTES, 1893-1922 AND UNDATED.

This series consists of field notes kept by Frank Smith during research conducted at the University of Michigan Biological Station, 1914, 1919-1922 and at Tolland, Colorado, 1916; class notes kept by Smith at Harvard University, circa 1893; a copy of Smith's bibliography; reprints; and miscellaneous research notes.

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Folder 1 Field notes kept by Frank Smith during research conducted at the University of Michigan Biological Station, 1914, 1919-1922

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Folder 2 Field notes kept by Frank Smith during investigations at Tolland, Colorado, 1916

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Folder 3 Class notes kept by Frank Smith at Harvard University, circa 1893

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Folder 4 Bibliography of Frank Smith, undated

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Folder 5 Reprints of Frank Smith, 1895-1921

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Folders 6-8 Miscellaneous research notes

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