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Record Unit 7303,  Morton, Conrad Vernon, 1905-1972,  Conrad Vernon Morton Papers, 1913-1973 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Morton, Conrad Vernon, 1905-1972
Title: Conrad Vernon Morton Papers
Dates: 1913-1973 and undated
Quantity: 0.9 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7303
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers document Morton's professional career and include correspondence regarding curatorial duties at the USNM, research on ferns, and editorial work for the American Fern Journal; records concerning field trips to Cuba, the West Indies, Honduras, and Europe; photographs of and biographical information on Morton; and manuscripts and research notes, especially documenting his work on the flora of Cuba.

Historical Note

Conrad Vernon Morton (1905-1972), a botanist and authority on ferns, came to the Smithsonian in 1928 as an aide in the Division of Plants, United States National Museum (USNM). He was promoted to Assistant Curator in 1938 and Associate Curator in 1946. In 1948 he was appointed Curator of the newly established Division of Ferns, Department of Botany. Morton was made Senior Botanist in 1970, a position he retained until his death. He also served in several editorial positions for the American Fern Journal.

Descriptive Entry

These papers document Morton's professional career and include correspondence regarding curatorial duties at the USNM, research on ferns, and editorial work for the American Fern Journal; records concerning field trips to Cuba, the West Indies, Honduras, and Europe; photographs of and biographical information on Morton; and manuscripts and research notes, especially documenting his work on the flora of Cuba.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7303, Morton, Conrad Vernon, 1905-1972, Conrad Vernon Morton Papers

Container List

Box 1

A, 1935-1972

Box 1 of 7

Alain, Bro., 1956-1960

Box 1 of 7

Allen, Betty (Mrs. B. E. G. Allen), 1953-1969

Box 1 of 7

Arsene, Bro. G., 1917-1938

Box 1 of 7

B, 1952-1971

Box 1 of 7

C, 1948-1972

Box 1 of 7

Copeland, E. B., 1953-1955

Box 1 of 7

Correll, Donovan S., 1961-1968

Box 1 of 7

D, 1959-1971

Box 1 of 7

E, 1951-1972

Box 1 of 7

Emmart, Emily W., 1937-1938

Box 1 of 7

F, 1968-1971

Box 1 of 7

Fuches, Hans Peter, 1956-1971

Box 1 of 7

G, 1968-1972

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

H, 1943-1972

Box 2 of 7

Hauke, Richard L., 1957-1971

Box 2 of 7

Holtum, R. E., 1946-1971

Box 2 of 7

Howell, John Thomas, 1933-1969

Box 2 of 7

Hutchison, Paul C., 1955-1966

Box 2 of 7

I, 1957-1968

Box 2 of 7

J, 1959-1968

Box 2 of 7

Jepson, W. L., 1928-1946

Box 2 of 7

Johnston, Ivan M., 1936-1949

Box 2 of 7

K, 1949-1969

Box 2 of 7

Killip, E. P., 1929-1963

Box 2 of 7

Knobloch, Irving W., 1956-1970

Box 2 of 7

Kramer, Karl U., 1952-1970

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

L, 1949-1971

Box 3 of 7

Lellinger, David B., 1965-1971

Box 3 of 7

Leon, Brother, 1944-1949

Box 3 of 7

Llano, George A., 1948-1957

Box 3 of 7

Lopez, Manuel, 1956-1961

Box 3 of 7

Lundell, C. L., 1935-1968

Box 3 of 7

M, 1943-1968

Box 3 of 7

McA-McF (includes Mac), 1951

Box 3 of 7

McVaugh, Rogers, 1946-1971

Box 3 of 7

MacBride, J. Francis, 1929-1959

Box 3 of 7

Maguire, Bassett, 1936-1970

Box 3 of 7

Makrinus, Emilio, 1938-1958

Box 3 of 7

Manton, Irene, 1948-1960

Box 3 of 7

Martinez, Maximino, 1949-1962

Box 3 of 7

Maxon, William R., 1936-1963

Box 3 of 7

Moldenke, Harold N., 1940-1970

Box 3 of 7

Moore, Harold E., Jr., 1953-1968

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

Ne-Nz, 1953-1954

Box 4 of 7

Neidorf, Charles, 1946-1959

Box 4 of 7

Os-Oz, 1943

Box 4 of 7

P, 1957-1968

Box 4 of 7

Pennell, Francis W., 1932-1949

Box 4 of 7

Pichi-Sermolli, R., 1948-1970

Box 4 of 7

R, 1930-1972

Box 4 of 7

Raymond, Marcel, 1953-1969

Box 4 of 7

Rickett, H. W., 1952-1969

Box 4 of 7

Rollins, Reed C., 1953-1969

Box 4 of 7

S, 1939-1970

Box 4 of 7

Schultes, Richard E., 1940-1957

Box 4 of 7

Smith, A. C., 1953-1968

Box 4 of 7

Smith, Lyman B., 1940-1966

Box 4 of 7

Stafleu, F. A., 1954-1971

Box 4 of 7

Standley, Paul C., 1934-1953

Box 4 of 7

Steere, William C., 1952-1962

Box 4 of 7

Steyermark, Julian A., 1941-1971

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

T, 1941-1971

Box 5 of 7

Tardieu-Blot, Mme., 1952-1971

Box 5 of 7

Tryon, Rolla M., 1945-1971

Box 5 of 7

V, 1959-1968

Box 5 of 7

W, 1913-1971

Box 5 of 7

Wagner, Warren H., 1946-1971

Box 5 of 7

Weatherby, C. A., 1930-1949

Box 5 of 7

Wheery, Edgar T., 1946-1971

Box 5 of 7

Wiggins, Ira L., 1947-1970

Box 5 of 7

Williams, Louis O., 1946-1971

Box 5 of 7

Box 6

C. V. Morton's Trips, 1941-1964

Box 6 of 7

Photographs of C. V. Morton, Department of Botany Staff, and Morton's Office, 1950-1972

Box 6 of 7

Mortoniana, 1971-1973. Includes biographical information on Morton, obituaries, and condolence letters

Box 6 of 7

Roxburgh - Biographical notes, circa 1970

Box 6 of 7

Roxburgh - Notes on herbarium specimens, undated

Box 6 of 7

Report on Superfluous Names, 1968

Box 6 of 7

Elaphoglossum of Jamaica and partly Cuba, undated

Box 6 of 7

List of Fern Hybrids, undated

Box 6 of 7

Box 7

Research Notes and Manuscripts on Ferns and Flowering Plants

Box 7 of 7