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Record Unit 7420,  Loring, John Alden,  John Alden Loring Papers, 1889-1897

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Loring, John Alden
Title: John Alden Loring Papers
Dates: 1889-1897
Quantity: 0.1 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7420
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Historical Note

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.

Introduction

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

Descriptive Entry

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7420, Loring, John Alden, John Alden Loring Papers

Container List

Box 1

Bound Volume of Correspondence, chronologic

Box 1 of 1