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Record Unit 7296

Sherman, John D., 1872-1960

John D. Sherman, Jr., Papers, 1886-1960

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Sherman, John D., 1872-1960
Title: John D. Sherman, Jr., Papers
Dates: 1886-1960
Quantity: 4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7296
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist primarily of correspondence between Sherman and entomologists and other naturalists including Alexander Agassiz, William Harris Ashmead, Samuel Henshaw, Leland Ossian Howard, John Lawrence LeConte, Clinton Hart Merriam, Alpheus Spring Packard, John Bernhard Smith, Robert Evans Snodgrass, Charles Henry Tyler Townsend, and James Zetek. Also included are diaries and notebooks which document his entomological studies, business records, and reprints.

Historical Note

John D. Sherman, Jr., (1872-1960) was an entomologist and entomological book dealer. He lived in Mount Vernon, New York, and was a long-time member of the New York Entomological Society. For a time he served as President of the Society. Sherman sent specimens and reprints to the United States National Museum from 1893 to 1950.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist primarily of correspondence between Sherman and entomologists and other naturalists including Alexander Agassiz, William Harris Ashmead, Samuel Henshaw, Leland Ossian Howard, John Lawrence LeConte, Clinton Hart Merriam, Alpheus Spring Packard, John Bernhard Smith, Robert Evans Snodgrass, Charles Henry Tyler Townsend, and James Zetek. Also included are diaries and notebooks which document his entomological studies, business records, and reprints.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7296, John D. Sherman, Jr., Papers

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Container List

Box 1

A

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G.W.J. Angell

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Samuel Auxer

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B

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Herbert Spencer Barber

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Ernest L. Bell

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Richard Eliot Blackwelder

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Frederick Blanchard 1891-1901

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Frederick Blanchard 1902-1904

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Frederick Blanchard 1911-1913

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Frederick Blanchard 1905-1907

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Frederick Blanchard 1908-1910

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Percy G. Bolster

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Frederick C. Bowditch

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Brooklyn Entomological Society

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C

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Thomas Lincoln Casey

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Frank H. Chittenden

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Mabel Colcord

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John Henry Comstock

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Cosmos Press, Inc.

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D

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William T. Davis

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Elliot R. Downing

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Box 2

Charles Dury

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Entomological Society of London 1923

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Entomological Society of Washington

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F

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Henry C. Fall 1887-1891

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Henry C. Fall 1892-1900

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Henry C. Fall 1901-1940

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Henry C. Fall, biographical material

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Gordon Floyd Ferris

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G

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H

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Edward D. Harris

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Samuel Henshaw 1900-1920

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Samuel Henshaw 1921-1936

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William Jacob Holland

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Ralph Hopping

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Walther Horn

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Leland Ossian Howard

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J

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Karl Jordan

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K

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Trevor Kincaid

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L

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Philip Laurent

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Box 3

Charles W. Leng 1890-1904

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Charles W. Leng 1905-1910

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Charles W. Leng 1911-1945

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Library of Congress

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Charles Liebeck

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Martin L. Linell

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M

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C. Hart Merriam

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University of Minnesota

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Andrew J. Mutchler

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N

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New York Academy of Sciences

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Rene Oberthur

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Christopher E. Olsen - Ethel Olsen

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P - Q

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R

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Charles Valentine Riley

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Chris H. Roberts 1888-1896

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Chris H. Roberts 1898-1903

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Chris H. Roberts 1904-1913

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S

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William E. Schevill

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Eugene Amandus Schwarz

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Box 4

E. A .Swartz - Typescript copies of Swartz letters with Sherman. H.C.Fan, L.O. Howard, Herbert S. Baker, H.G. Hubbard complied by John D. Sherman, Jr. for publication in Entomological News, 1929. Also continue airs correspondence lecture.

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John D. Sherman, Sr.

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John D. Sherman, Jr.

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Louis A. Sherman

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Henry Skinner

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Annie Trumbull Slosson

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John B. Smith

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Smithsonian Institution

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Robert Evans Snodgrass

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Herman T. SpiethMorris E. Stevenson

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T

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J.R. de la Torre Bueno

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Henry Tripp

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Henry Ulke

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V

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W

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J.S. Wade

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J. M. Wallis

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Lee B. Walton

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W. R. Ware

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Harry B. Weiss

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H. F. Wickham

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Z

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James Zetek

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Correspondence with Illegible Signatures

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Diary Fragments 1883-1886

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"Natural History Journal" 1884 (John D. Sherman)

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Sketch Book 1884

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Journal with Entomological Notes 1887

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Box 5

Journal March 13 - Dec. 25, 1988

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Coleopterological Captures in Peekskill NY 1888

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Journal and Notes of 1st trip to Washington, DC. Dec. 26, 1988 - Jan. - 5, 1889 includes notes given to him by E.A. Schwarz and specimens named by Schwarz

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Journal and Notes parts of 1888 and 1889 Washington, DC & Peekskill NY

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Entomological Notes parts of 1888 - 1890

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John D. Sherman's Exchange List 1891

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Journal Fragment 1893

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Journal of Trip to New England Summer 1893

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Journal 1896

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Journal 1897

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Journal 1898

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Journal 1899

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Journal 1890

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Journal 1900

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Journal 1902

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Box 6

Notes Taken at Museum of Comparative History Sept. 1904

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Journal 1906

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Notes on Collecting Water Beetles in Rochester, Minnesota July 1911

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1911 & 1914 Trips - specimen lists and journal entries

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Notes Taken at Museum of Comparative Zoology 1913

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Narrative and Specimen List on Collecting Beetles in Western New York 1916

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Notes on Books Wanted, European Trip 1930 (and later)

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Journal undated

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Journal Jan. 1 - Sept. 11

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Journal Fragments, undated

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Notes

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Personal Notes

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Notes "White Mountain Dytiscidae"

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Habits of Dytiscidae

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Specimen Lists, undated

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Notebook Containing Copies of Entomological Papers and Specimen Lists

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Specimen List: Mr. Engelhardts Florida Coleoptera

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Pronunciation of Some Insect Names, undated

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Text Apparently of a Talk Prepared by Sherman, undated

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The 'First Series' of the Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society Manuscript by John D. Sherman

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Text Apparently of a Talk Prepared by Sherman, undated

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Entomological Society of Washington Journal pages with mentions of John D. Sherman and E.A. Schwarz 1886-1888

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Letter to the Editor by Sherman in The Hoosier Naturalist, 1886

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Box 7

"Coleoptera Found in Fungi in Peekskill NY" by John D. Sherman in The Naturalists Companion c 1886

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"Beetle Hunting" by John D. Sherman 1886

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"On the Family Cicindelidoe" John D. Sherman The Hoosier Naturalists Feb. 1887

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Essay "On Killing Time" by J.D. Sherman 1891

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Acknowledgments given to John D. Sherman for Donations of Beetles 1902-1923

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Notice of a Talk given by Sherman before the Cambridge Entomological Club, 1919 and notes for the talk

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Notice of Election to Membership in the Academy of Sciences 1922

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Correspondence Concerning Sherman's Donation to the U.S.N.M. of his Collection 1926-1927

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"Book Sellers' Reprint" by J.D. Sherman Entomological News 1932

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Correspondence from A.L. Melander to Sherman Feb. 10, 1936 and notes concerning Sherman's talk before the Entomological Society

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Typescript of Talk of 3-3-1936 before meeting of N.Y. Ent. Soc. J.S. Sherman

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"Comments and stories about Entomological Books" text of Sherman's talk of March 3, 1936 before NY Entomological Society

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Notification of Election as Fellow in Entomological Society of America, 1940

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Resolution of Thanks, 1938

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"Charles W. Leng" by John D. Sherman - reprint from the Journal of the N.Y. Ent. Soc. 1941

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Sherman's Notification of Election as Fellow of AAAS 1942

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"Henry Clinton Fall" Journal of the NY Ent. Soc. March, 1940

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"In Memoriam: Frederick Blanchard" Ent. News Jan. 1913

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"J. R. De La Torre-Bueno" by John D. Sherman reprint from the Bulletin of the Brooklyn Ent Soc. 1948

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"Andrew J. Mutchler, 1869-1952" Journal of the NYES March 1953

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"Some Entomological and other Bibliographies" Journal of the NYES Dec. 1924

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"Booksellers' Reprints" Ent. News Jan. 1932

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Pages from Entomological News, some with mentions of John D. Sherman

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Pages from Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society including notes on Leng's Catalogue

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"Proceedings of the NY Entomological Society" some with mentions of John D. Sherman and published photograph of some members from Journal of the New York Ent. Soc. Undated

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Reprint: "Letters of E.A. Schwarz" Journal of the NY Entomological Society Sept. 1929

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Drawings by J.D. Sherman, Jr.

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Information on Sherman's memberships

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Sherman Coat of Arms and unidentified coat of arms

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Correspondence with Publishers

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Sales of the Leng Catalogue of Coleoptera, 1918 1944

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Sales of the Leng Catalogue 1948-1957

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Price lists of Sherman's bookstore and of Sherman's Coleoptera

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Price list "Catalogue des Collections Zoologigues du Baron Edmond De Selys Longchamps"

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Payment Records 4th Supplement to Leng Catalogue 1933-1939

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Publicity and Advertising placed by John D. Sherman

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Sherman's list of the Entomological Publications of the USDA, undated

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Notes and Notices on Entomological Books and other scientific books

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A.R. Grate - partial bibliography

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Bulletins of the NY Academy of Sciences

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List of Active Members of the New York and Brooklyn Entomological Societies 1905

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New York Academy of Sciences letter, 1956

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Entomological Exchange Bulletin No. 1 May 1935

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Reprint "The Completion of a Great Work" Ent. News, May 1916

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Reprint "The Dates & Editions of Curtis' British Entomology" June 1947 (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections)

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Reprints concerning published editions of the Bible

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Catalogue of the Library of R. McLachlan and correspondence between Sherman & Thomas McLachlan 1938

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Reprint "Thirteen Entomological Pamphlets" Dec. 1952

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Reprint "The History of the Niagra River"

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Reprint Journal of the NY Entomological Society March 1953 author and subject indexes to vs 51-60

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Reprint "The Entomological Writing of William Harris Ashmead" 1908 by J.C. Crawford Proceeding of the Ent. Soc. of Washington Sept.-Dec. 1908

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Reprint "The Officers of our Society for Fifty Years (1884-1934)" Proceedings of the Ent. Society of Washington June 1936 By J.S. Wade

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Reprint "Honorary Member Elected" Journal of the N.Y. Society March 1950

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Psyche A Journal of Entomology Sept. 1937 "William Morton Wheeler"

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Reprint "Popular and Practical Entomology" The Canadian Entomologist Oct. 1916

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Psyche Advertiser publication of the Cambridge Entomological Club- various pages, 1875, 1878-1879

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"The Arrangement of Books in the Libraries of Scientific Societies" by Samuel H. Scudder c. 1887

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"Report of Committee on National Museum" Annals of Entomological Society of America 1928

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Reprint "The N.Y. Entomological Club and Papilio" June 1948 Journal of the New York Ent. Society

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Reprint "Entomologische Mitteilungen" February 1912

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Reprint "Titian Ramsey Peale" from Entomological News January 1913

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Monthly Programs, New York Academy of Sciences 1957-1959 Dinner menu Dec. 29,1928

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Reprint Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington Dec. 1928 Memorial to E.A. Schwarz

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Reprint The Review of Applied Entomology October 1953

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Box 9

Church programs, 1865, 1947

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"Genera Insectorum" Early price list" of bookseller M.P. Wytsman of Belgium, undated

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Price List of Publications of the Commonwealth Institute of Entomology London 1957

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Clippings on Entomologists

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Insect drawings, unidentified and undated

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"Further Adventures of Meshie" by Henry C. Raven Journal of the American Museum of Natural History Nov.-Dec. 1933

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"Pages from the Past of Rural New Jersey" by Robert J. Sim New Jersey Agricultural Society 1949

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Bibliography of G.C. Crampton typescript

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Z.P. Metcalf, "How many Insects are there in the World" Entomological News Oct. 1940

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"The Entomological writings of Dr. Alpheus Spring Packard" by Samuel Henshaw U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Division of Entomology Bulletin No. 16 1887

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"Herbert Osborn: Scientist, Teacher Leader of Men" by David G. Hall, Jan. 1955 Science

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"Alexander Agassiz" by S.W.D. House of Dawson Jan. 1955

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"Ticks: A Monograph of the Ixodoidea" publication announcement

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Peale, Titan R. "Method of Preserving Lepidoptera"

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Reprint "Tribute to the Memory of John Lawrence LeConte" Psyche Nov.-Dec. 1883 by C.U. Riley "Obituary of John L. LeConte" by F.G. Schaupp Bulletin of the Brooklyn Ent. Soc. Dec. 1883

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Reprint "A Fifty-Year Sketch History of Medical Entomology" by L.O. Howard Smithsonian Annual Report 1921

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Reprint "The Inside History of North American Myiology" by Charles H.T. Townsend Journal of the NY Entomological Society March 1925

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Reprint "Philip Reese Uhler" Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 1914

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Review of Thomas Barbour's book Naturalist at Large and comments of Sherman

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Photograph reprinted from The Entomological News The Fourth International Congress of Entomology Ithaca, NY 1928 (3 copies)

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Program of the Fourth International Congress of Entomology 1928 Ithaca, N.Y.

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Reprint "Jacob Christian Schaffer" by Harry B. Weiss NY Ent. Soc. Dec. 1952

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"A Voice from Wilderness!" 1887 parts of a published letter from E.A. Schwarz unidentified map - Schwarz's house?

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Announcement "Drawings of the Southwest" by Howard Notman, undated

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Reprint "Smith's Glossary" Bulletin of the Brooklyn Ent. Soc. April 1937

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Reprint "The Life and Works of Edward Payson Van Duzee" by E.O. Essig and R.L. Usinger The Pan-Pacific Entomologist Oct. 1940

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"Darthmouth College Museum: Report of the Curator for 1939" "Entomology at Darthmouth College"

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"Public Entomologist" 1953 article on Dr. C.H. Curran by John O'Reilly

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Text of a talk by Evelyn S. Claassen, 1943 "Background and Development of the Library of Entomology, Cornell University"

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"The Kansas City Collection" Ent. News Nov. 1906

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Reprints by or concerning W.S. Blatchley "Coleoptera or Beetles" 1910 "Blatchley's Beetles of Indiana" 1911 Book Notice 1917

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Book Notice on Bradley's Genera of Beetles 1931

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"The Magical Land of Lahaway" by R.P. Dow

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"K.P. Schmidt - Herpetologist, Ecologist, Zoogeographer" including obituary Science v. 127

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"Herman Strecker, Ph.D" Journal of the New York Entomological Society Dec. 1901 (2 copies)

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"Directory of the Scientific Alliance of N.Y." 1891

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Reprint "Memberships of the New York Entomological Society" June 1953

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"Dr. E.A. Schwarz" by L.O. Howard, Herbert S. Barber and August Busck in Proceedings of the Ent. Soc. of Washington Dec. 1928

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"Andrew J. Mutchler, 1869-1952" reprint from the Journal of the N.Y. Ent. Soc. 1953

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"The Officers of our Society for Fifty Years" J.S. Wade Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 1936 biographical sketches of entomologists

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Reprint "On the dates of publication and contents of the Parts of Fraser (L.), zoologica Typica," 1845-1849 by Francis J. Griffin Proceedings of the Zoo Soc. of Andon March 1932

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Reprint "Popular and Practical Entomology" The Canadian Entomologist Oct. 1916

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"On the Dates of Jacob Hubner's 'Sammlung europaischer Schmetterlinge' and some of his other works" Prof. C.H. Fernald May 1905

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