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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7273

King, Robert Merrill

Robert Merrill King Papers, 1962-1971

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: King, Robert Merrill
Title: Robert Merrill King Papers
Dates: 1962-1971
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7273
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist of incoming correspondence from botanists, directors of herbaria, colleagues, and friends concerning the identification and determination of botanical specimens; specimen collecting; purchasing specimens, especially from Southeast Asia and Mexico; nomenclature concerning African specimens; publications; scientific activities; and personal matters.

Historical Note

Robert Merrill King (1930-2007) was a Research Associate with the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History, from 1971 to 1972. King's botanical studies concerned Compositae.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of incoming correspondence from botanists, directors of herbaria, colleagues, and friends concerning the identification and determination of botanical specimens; specimen collecting; purchasing specimens, especially from Southeast Asia and Mexico; nomenclature concerning African specimens; publications; scientific activities; and personal matters.

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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7273, Robert Merrill King Papers

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Container List

Series 1

Incoming Correspondence, 1962-1971.

Box 1

Folder 1 Correspondence from Lloyd H. Shinners concerning the publication of his magazine SIDA; plants collected by him for the Southern Methodist University Herbarium; his writings; and personal matters (1965-1970)

Box 1 of 1

Folder 2 Correspondence to Robert Merrill King regarding botanical specimens from Mexico and Southeast Asia (1962-1964). Correspondents include:

Box 1 of 1
Berlyn, Graeme P.
Broder, R. E.
Bryan, E. H., Jr.
Bunting, George S.
Clark, R. B.
Clausen, R. F.
Constance, Lincoln
Correll, Donovan S.
Forman, L. L.
Hale, Mason E.
Hunt, P. F.
Irwin, Howard S.
Jacobs, M.
Kern, J. H.
Maguire, Bassett
Martinez (?), Maximino
Mason, Herbert L.
McClure, F. A.
Moore, Harold E., Jr.
Nicolson, Dan H.
Norlindh, Tycho
Ownbey, Gerald B.
Parker, Kattie
Poore, M. E. D.
Potztal, Eva
Read, Robert W.
Raven, Peter H.
Sherff, Earl Edward
Stern, William L.
Stone, Benjamin C.
Stoutamire, Warren P.
Van Steenis, C. F. G.
Walker, Egbert Hamilton
Wieringa, W.
Yuncker, Truman G.
Wild, H. (1971). In regard to nomenclature of African specimens.