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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7442

Palmer, Edward, 1831-1911

Edward Palmer Papers, circa 1861-1914

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Palmer, Edward, 1831-1911
Title: Edward Palmer Papers
Dates: circa 1861-1914
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7442
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers include incoming correspondence, 1887-1901, mostly concerning Palmer's botanical collecting; notes from his collecting trips to the American west and Florida, circa 1861-1890; and a catalog of Palmer's papers, 1914.

Historical Note

Edward Palmer (1831-1913), a naturalist, had his greatest influence as a plant collector in the western United States and Mexico. He collected extensively for the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States National Museum between 1869 and 1910.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers include incoming correspondence, 1887-1901, mostly concerning Palmer's botanical collecting; notes from his collecting trips to the American west and Florida, circa 1861-1890; and a catalog of Palmer's papers, 1914.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7442, Edward Palmer Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Notes, 1861-1862, 1865-1867, 1869-1870, 1884-1885

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Folder 2 Correspondence, 1887, 1890-1891, 1894, 1899-1901

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Folder 3 Notes, 1874, 1884, 1889-1890

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Folder 4 Catalog of Papers of Edward Palmer, 1914

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