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Record Unit 7375

Killip, Ellsworth Paine, 1890-

Ellsworth Paine Killip Papers, 1914-1950

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Killip, Ellsworth Paine, 1890-
Title: Ellsworth Paine Killip Papers
Dates: 1914-1950
Quantity: 4.67 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 3x5 box) (7 5x8 boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7375
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists primarily of correspondence, lists, and notes relating to Ellsworth Paine Killip's research on South American plants. Most of the records concern the identification of specimens. Also included are a journal and photographs from a 1914 camping trip in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

Historical Note

Ellsworth Paine Killip (1890-1968), a botanist, was raised in upstate New York and received the A.B. degree from the University of Rochester in 1911. He joined the staff of the United States National Museum (USNM) in 1919 as an Aide in the Division of Plants. He was promoted to Assistant Curator in 1927, Associate Curator in 1928, and Curator in 1946. In 1947, Killip was appointed Head Curator of the newly established Department of Botany, USNM, a position he retained until his retirement in 1950. He was a Research Associate in the Department of Botany, USNM, from 1950 to 1965. Killip specialized in the taxonomy of South American plants.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists primarily of correspondence, lists, and notes relating to Ellsworth Paine Killip's research on South American plants. Most of the records concern the identification of specimens. Also included are a journal and photographs from a 1914 camping trip in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7375, Ellsworth Paine Killip Papers

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Container List

Box 1

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Fred A. Barkley, 1947-1952 [Barkley lists; Killip-Plummer 9 (?) list]

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H. H., Bartlett, 1947-1949

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Cardenas, M. 1933-1949 (Includes Claude-Joseph, notes on his collections)

Box 1 of 2

Claude-Joseph, 1922-1934

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Claude-Joseph, notes on his collections

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Herbario Nacional Colombiano, 1932-1950

Box 1 of 2
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Krukoff, 1935-1946 (Includes Krukoff's labels and notes)

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"Account of a canoe trip through the Adirondacks. My first travelogue," 8/1914 (Killip)

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Killip notes on negatives

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Killip prints (2 folders)

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Killip prints, 3/7/1949

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Killip prints (2 folders)

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Killip notebook (prints)

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Killip lanternslides, 8/21/1918

Box 2 of 2

Negatives indices for vol. 43 and 44

Box 2 of 2

Negative log for European trip

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