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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7291

United States National Museum

Collected Catalogs, Correspondence, and Specimen Lists on Mineral Sciences, 1894-1910 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum
Title: Collected Catalogs, Correspondence, and Specimen Lists on Mineral Sciences
Dates: 1894-1910 and undated
Quantity: 0.75 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7291
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of accession catalogs maintained by the Department of Geology, 1900-1910, and by the Division of Mineralogy of the Department of Geology (prior to 1897, the Department of Minerals), 1894-1910; catalogs, specimen lists, and an alphabetic index of the Frederick A. Canfield Mineral Collection which was bequeathed to the United States National Museum in 1926; and outgoing correspondence concerning the Petrographic Reference Collection of the Department of Geology, 1896-1906.

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This collection consists of accession catalogs maintained by the Department of Geology, 1900-1910, and by the Division of Mineralogy of the Department of Geology (prior to 1897, the Department of Minerals), 1894-1910; catalogs, specimen lists, and an alphabetic index of the Frederick A. Canfield Mineral Collection which was bequeathed to the United States National Museum in 1926; and outgoing correspondence concerning the Petrographic Reference Collection of the Department of Geology, 1896-1906.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7291, United States National Museum, Collected Catalogs, Correspondence, and Specimen Lists on Mineral Sciences

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Department of Geology. Accession Catalogue, August 1900-June 1910.

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Folder 2 Department of Geology, Division of Minerals (prior to 1897, the Department of Minerals). Accession Catalogue, February 1894-June 1901.

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Folder 3 Department of Geology, Division of Mineralogy. Accession Catalogue, July 1901-July 1910.

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Folders 4-5 Catalogue of the Frederick A. Canfield Collection, undated, specimens nos. 1-7394.

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Folder 6 Alphabetic index to specimens in the Frederick A. Canfield collection, undated.

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Folder 7 Frederick A. Canfield Collection. Miscellaneous specimen lists, undated.

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Box 2

Folder 1 Department of Geology. Outgoing correspondence concerning the Petrographic Reference Collection, 1896-1906.

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