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Record Unit 7265

Moore, J. Percy (John Percy), 1869-

J. Percy (John Percy) Moore Papers, 1888-1965 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Moore, J. Percy (John Percy), 1869-
Title: J. Percy (John Percy) Moore Papers
Dates: 1888-1965 and undated
Quantity: 3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7265
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

The papers of John Percy Moore document his research on leeches. They include correspondence concerning the identification of specimens, his field research on Indian land leeches, and his work on the biological control of leeches. Also included are research notes, photographs, field notes, drawings, specimen lists, and manuscripts from his study of leeches.

Historical Note

John Percy Moore (1869-1965) was a university professor and world recognized authority on leeches. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1892, and Ph.D., 1896. His teaching career began in 1890, when he was appointed Assistant Instructor of Zoology at the University of Pennsylvania. He was promoted to Instructor in 1892, Assistant Professor in 1907, and Professor in 1912. In 1939 he became Emeritus Professor. Moore was also an Assistant Curator and Corresponding Secretary for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia from 1902 to 1939 and a member of the Board of Trustees from 1938 to 1957. In 1957 he was made an Honorary Life Trustee of the Academy.

Moore's primary zoological interest was the study of leeches and their biological control. He conducted field research in India during 1930-1931 to study the life history of Indian land leeches. His association with the United States National Museum (USNM) began in the early 1900s when he started identifying specimens in the Museum's leech collection. In recognition of his work he was appointed Honorary Collaborator in the Division of Marine Invertebrates, USNM, in 1930. On his death in 1965, Moore's collection of leeches was donated to the USNM.

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Descriptive Entry

The papers of John Percy Moore document his research on leeches. They include correspondence concerning the identification of specimens, his field research on Indian land leeches, and his work on the biological control of leeches. Also included are research notes, photographs, field notes, drawings, specimen lists, and manuscripts from his study of leeches.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7265, J. Percy (John Percy) Moore Papers

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Container List

Series 1

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1906-1965 AND UNDATED.

This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of John Percy Moore. The correspondence documents Moore's research on leeches and concerns the identification of specimens, leech control in lakes and ponds, medicinal uses of leeches, and the publication of scientific monographs. Correspondents include domestic and foreign zoologists and USNM administrators and staff. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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Folder 1 A, general

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Folder 2 Adams, Charles Christopher, 1915-1922

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Folder 3 Annandale, Nelson, 1921-1924

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Folder 4 B, general

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Folder 5 Bartsch, Paul, 1914-1920

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Folder 6 Bere, Ruby, 1926-1928

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Folder 7 Bishop, Sherman Chauncey, 1921-1926

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Folder 8 Brumpt, Emile, 1925, 1946

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Folder 9 Bureau of Biological Survey, 1919-1932

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Folder 10 C, general

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Folder 11 Corkum, Kenneth C., 1960-1961

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Folder 12 Creaser, Edwin Phillip, 1931-1933

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Folder 13 D, general

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Folder 14 E, general

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Folder 15 Edwards, J. F., 1924-1925

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Folder 16 Eggleton, Frank E., 1929

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Folder 17 F, general

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Folder 18 G, general

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Folder 19 Gates, Gordon Enoch, 1932-1934

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Folder 20 Gee, Nathaniel Gist, 1924-1930

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Folder 21 Gravely, F. H., 1925-1927, 1936

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Folder 22 H, general

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Folder 23 Hall, Maurice C., 1930-1933

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Folder 24 Harding, W. A., 1921-1927

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Folder 25 Hart, John Lawson, 1925-1926

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Folder 26 Hastings, Anna B., 1939

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Folder 27 Hingston, R. W. G., 1925-1928

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Folder 28 Howard, Arthur Daly, 1915-1919

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Folder 29 Hubricht, Leslie, 1940, 1959-1961

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Folder 30 Hutchinson, George Evelyn, 1933-1936

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Folder 31 I, general

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Folder 32 J, general

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Folder 33 Johansen, Frits, 1920-1926

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Folder 34 Juday, Chancey, 1921-1922, 1929

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Folder 35 K, general

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Folder 36 Kenk, Roman, 1941-1946

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Folder 37 Kribs, Herbert G., 1924-1926

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Folder 38 L, general

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Folder 39 Lowe, John N., 1924-1927

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Folder 40 M, general

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Folder 41 Manter, Harold W., 1926-1928

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Folder 42 Meyer, Marvin Clinton, 1940, 1952-1960

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Folder 43 Monro, C. C. A., 1924-1939

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Folder 44 Mozley, Alan, 1925

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Folder 45 N, general

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Folder 46 Nevin, Floyd Reese, 1934-1936

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Folder 47 O, general

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Folder 48 Oka, Asajiro, 1923-1925

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Folder 49 Oughton, John P., 1934-1935, 1947

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Folder 50 P, general

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Folder 51 Pearse, Arthur Sperry, 1917, 1931-1937

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Folder 52 Pickford, Grace Evelyn, 1945-1947

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Folder 53 Prashad, Baini, 1924-1929

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Folder 54 R, general

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Folder 55 Randolph, A. Montealegre, 1922-1925

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Folder 56 Rathbun, Mary Jane, 1909-1914

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Folder 57 Rathbun, Richard, 1906-1912

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Folder 58 Ravenel, William deC., 1908-1927

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Folder 59 Rawson, Donald S., 1927-1937, 1947-1950

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Folder 60 S, general

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Folders 61-63 Schmitt, Waldo LaSalle, 1921-1946

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Folder 64 Seymour-Sewell, R. B., 1925-1929

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Folder 65 Shipley, Arthur E., 1922-1927

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Folder 66 Shoemaker, Clarence R., 1925-1935

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Folder 67 T, general

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Folder 68 V, general

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Folder 69 Viosca, Paul Percy, Jr., 1922-1923

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Folder 70 W, general

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Folder 71 Ward, Henry Baldwin, 1919-1920

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Folder 72 Welch, William A., 1921-1925

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Folder 73 Wetmore, Alexander, 1925-1927

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Folder 74 Y-Z, general

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Folder 75 Young, Robert Thompson, 1931-1932

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RESEARCH NOTES, FIELD NOTES, DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND RELATED MATERIALS ON LEECHES, 1888-1961 AND UNDATED.

This series documents John Percy Moore's research on leeches, and consists of notes on the identification of specimens; field notes kept by Moore on a trip to India, 1931; pencil sketches, water color drawings, and line drawings of leeches; photographs of leeches; copies of manuscripts; and specimen lists. The material is arranged alphabetically by zoological class or order, locality of specimens, or subject.

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Folder 1 Aeolosoma hemprichi. Drawing, undated.

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Folder 2 African leeches. Research notes, undated.

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Folder 3 Alaskan leeches. Research notes, 1960-1961 and undated.

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Folder 4 Blanchardibdella decomoculata. Research notes and drawings, undated.

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Folder 5 Branchellion. Research notes and drawings, 1892.

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Folder 6 Branchiobdella. Drawings, undated.

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Folder 7 Brazilian leeches. Research notes, 1941 and undated.

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Folder 8 British-Australian-New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition, 1929-1931. Research notes, drawings, photographs, and manuscript on leeches collected.

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Folder 9 Canadian leeches. Research notes, 1947-1948.

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Folder 10 Chinese leeches. Research notes and manuscripts, 1924-1930 and undated.

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Folder 11 Clepsine bioculata. Research notes and drawings, 1894.

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Folder 12 Clepsine chelydrae. Research notes and drawings, 1888-1895 and undated.

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Folder 13 Clepsine lunata. Research notes and drawings, 1891 and undated.

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Folder 14 Clepsine mollensis. Drawings, undated.

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Folder 15 Clepsine nepheloida. Research notes and drawings, 1890, 1894.

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Folder 16 Clepsine parasita. Drawings, undated.

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Folder 17 Clepsine phalera. Research notes and drawings, 1891.

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Folder 18 Clepsine sexoculata. Research notes and drawings, undated.

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Folder 19 Clepsine worcester no. 1. Research notes and drawings, 1892-1893.

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Folder 20 Clepsine worcester no. 2. Research notes and drawings, 1891-1892.

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Folder 21 Diestecostoma octannulata. Research notes and drawings, undated.

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Folder 22 Dina bucera Moore. Research notes and drawings, 1944-1947 and undated.

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Folder 23 Discovery Antarctic Expedition, 1927. Research notes, drawings, and photographs of leeches collected, 1938.

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Folder 24 Florida leeches. Research notes, 1952-1957

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Folder 25 Haemadipsa. Research notes, 1930-1931 and undated.

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Folder 26 Hawaiian leeches. Research notes, drawings, and photographs, 1938-1942 and undated

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Folder 27 Helobdella elongata. Research notes and drawings, 1903 and undated.

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Folder 28 Himdinaria javanica. Research notes and photographs, 1943-1945 and undated.

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Folder 29 Indian leeches. Field notes of John Percy Moore compiled during trip to India, 1931.

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Folder 30 Indian leeches. Research notes and drawings of W.A. Harding, 1910-1914.

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Folder 31 Indian leeches. Manuscripts, undated.

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Folder 32 Indian leeches. Drawings, undated.

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Folder 33 Indian leeches. Miscellaneous notes and specimen lists, 1923-1925 and undated.

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Folder 34 Japanese leeches. Drawings, undated.

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Folder 35 Lake Erie leeches. Water color drawings, 1899.

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Folder 36 Land leeches. Research notes and drawings, 1890-1895 and undated.

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Folder 37 Leech control in lakes and ponds, undated

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Folder 38 Macrobdella. Research notes and drawings, 1890 and undated.

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Folder 39 Macrobdella decora Say. Research notes and drawings, 1900, 1949-1950 and undated.

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Folder 40 Macrobdella ditetra. Research notes and drawings, undated.

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Folder 41 Macrobdella sestertia. Research notes, drawings, and photographs, undated.

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Folder 42 Marsuprobdella. Research notes, undated.

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Folder 43 Mexican leeches. Research notes and photographs, 1919, 1924 and undated.

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Folders 44-46 Miscellaneous drawings of leeches

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Folder 47 Miscellaneous notes on leeches

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Folders 1-2 Miscellaneous notes on leeches

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Folder 3 Miscellaneous photographs of leeches

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Folder 4 Museum of Comparative Zoology leech collections. Research notes and photographs, undated.

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Folder 5 Natal Museum leech collection. Research notes and photographs, undated.

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Folder 6 North American Hirudinea. Research notes, undated.

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Folder 7 Notostomum. Research notes, 1947-1948 and undated.

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Folder 8 Oculobdella lucida. Research notes and drawings, 1950-1951 and undated.

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Folder 9 Oligobdella biannulata. Research notes and drawings, undated.

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Folder 10 Pacific Piscicolidae. Manuscript, drawings, and photographs, 1947 and undated.

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Folder 11 Philippine leeches. Research notes, drawings, and photographs, 1926-1928.

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Folder 12 Philobdella. Research notes, drawings, and photographs, 1918-1923, 1957 and undated.

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Folder 13 Piscicola. Research notes and photographs, undated.

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Folder 14 Piscicola rectangulata. Research notes and drawings, undated.

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Folder 15 Placobdella mgosa Verrill. Drawings, 1891 and undated.

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Folder 16 Placobdella multilineata. Research notes and drawings, 1932-1952 and undated.

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Folder 17 Placobdella papillifera. Research notes, undated.

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Folder 18 Puerto Rico leeches. Research notes, 1935 and undated.

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Folder 19 Saskatchewan leeches. Research notes, 1950.

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Folder 20 Sense organs of leeches. Research notes and drawings, undated.

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Folder 21 Sex organs of leeches. Research notes, undated.

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Folder 22 South African leeches. Research notes, undated.

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Folder 23 Theromyzon rude. Research notes, drawings, and photographs, 1949 and undated.

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Folder 24 Tulane University leech collections. Research notes and photographs, 1931-1961 and undated.

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Folder 25 United States National Museum leech collections. Research notes and drawings, 1937-1960 and undated.

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Folder 26 Verrill, Addison Emery leech collections. Research notes and manuscript, undated.

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Folder 27 Yucatan leeches. Manuscript, undated.

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Acetate negatives removed from boxes 1-3.

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