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Record Unit 7276,  Smith, Lyman B,  Lyman Bradford Smith Papers, 1959-circa 1970

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smith, Lyman B
Title: Lyman Bradford Smith Papers
Dates: 1959-circa 1970
Quantity: 0.1 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7276
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers contain correspondence with botanists and directors of herbaria concerning the identification of specimens, collecting and exchanging botanical collections, especially those of South and Central America, and requests for publications and notes and a manuscript on a key to Tillandsia.

Historical Note

Lyman Bradford Smith (1904-1997), botanist, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard University where he received an A.B. in 1925, an A.M. in 1929, and a Ph.D. in biology in 1930. From 1928 to 1929, Smith held a Sheldon traveling fellowship to Brazil. From 1931 to 1947, Smith was an Assistant Curator, Junior Curator, and Curator at the Gray Herbarium.

In 1947, Smith was appointed Associate Curator in the Division of Phanerogams, United States National Museum, and was made Curator of the Division in 1957. Smith retired from the Division in 1966 and held the position of Senior Botanist with the Department of Botany. Smith died in 1997.

Smith concentrated his studies on the taxonomy of flowering plants, especially those from Latin America, and the family Bromeliaceae.

Introduction

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

Descriptive Entry

These papers contain correspondence with botanists and directors of herbaria concerning the identification of specimens, collecting and exchanging botanical collections, especially those of South and Central America, and requests for publications and notes and a manuscript on a key to Tillandsia.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7276, Smith, Lyman B, Lyman Bradford Smith Papers

Container List

Series 1

General Correspondence, Notes, and Manuscript, 1959-circa 1970.

Box 1

Egler, Walter Alberto (in Spanish)

Box 1 of 1

Kobuski, Clarence E.

Box 1 of 1

Kuhlmann, Moyses

Box 1 of 1

Mason, Herbert L.

Box 1 of 1

Rambo, Revmo Balduino

Box 1 of 1

Woodson, Robert Everard, Jr. (1959-1963)

Box 1 of 1

Tillandsia Key

Box 1 of 1