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Record Unit 7305

Aldrich, John Merton, 1866-1944

John Merton Aldrich Papers, 1916-1934

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Aldrich, John Merton, 1866-1944
Title: John Merton Aldrich Papers
Dates: 1916-1934
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7305
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of correspondence between Aldrich and other dipterists and includes considerable correspondence with Leland Ossian Howard and Charles Henry Tyler Townsend.

Historical Note

John Merton Aldrich (1866-1934) was born in Minnesota. After graduating from South Dakota State University, Aldrich worked briefly for the South Dakota State Agricultural Experiment Station, and then became the first Professor of Zoology at the University of Idaho in 1891. While at Idaho, he worked on many phases of economic entomology and also began work on his catalog of American Diptera, which was published in 1905. In 1913, Aldrich was appointed Entomological Assistant in the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture, and was assigned to the Cereal and Forage Crop Insects Section in Indiana. In 1919, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked in the United States National Museum as Custodian of Diptera and Associate Curator of Insects, positions he held until his death.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists of correspondence between Aldrich and other dipterists and includes considerable correspondence with Leland Ossian Howard and Charles Henry Tyler Townsend.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7305, John Merton Aldrich Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence and Memorandum, 1916-1933

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence and Memorandum, 1922-1923

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence - Collin, J. E., 1928-1933

Box 1 of 2

Stein Material - Enderlein Correspondence, 1932-1933

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence - Hall, David G., 1928-1933

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence - Huckett, H. G., 1930-1933

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence - Townsend, C. H. T., 1925-1933

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Correspondence, 1919-1931

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence, 1919-1928

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence - J. S. Hine, 1923-1929

Box 2 of 2

Correspondence, 1923-1928

Box 2 of 2