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