Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7420
Loring, John Alden
John Alden Loring Papers, 1889-1897
John Alden Loring (1871-1947) served as a field naturalist with the Bureau of Biological Survey, United States Department of Agriculture from 1892 to 1897. During that time he conducted extensive field surveys in all regions of the United States, as well as in Canada and Mexico.
These papers document Loring's association with the Bureau of Biological Survey and consist primarily of correspondence received by him while in the field. Most of the letters were written by Bureau Chief, Clinton Hart Merriam, and contain instructions for field work and identifications of collections made by Loring. Also included are a few letters concerning Loring's initial interest in natural history and his application for employment with the Bureau.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Loring, John Alden
- United States. Bureau of Biological Survey
- Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7420, John Alden Loring Papers