Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7284
Perry, Stuart H., 1874-1957
Stuart H. Perry Papers, 1930-1954, with related materials to 1963
Stuart H. Perry (1874-1957) was a newspaper publisher and authority on meteorites. He made extensive collections of meteorites and donated many specimens to the United States National Museum (USNM). In 1940, Perry became an Honorary Associate in Mineralogy, USNM, a title he held until his death.
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These papers document Perry's work on meteorites and consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence with geologists, meteorite collectors and owners, and museums mostly concerning efforts by Perry to purchase meteorite specimens. Of special interest is a large amount of correspondence with Harvey Harlow Nininger. Also included is a small amount of correspondence regarding fiscal matters; photographs of meteorites; and newspaper clippings.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7284, Stuart H. Perry Papers