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Record Unit 7445,  United States National Museum,  Collected Notes, Photographs, and Graphic Illustrations on Turtles, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, 1853-1953

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum
Title: Collected Notes, Photographs, and Graphic Illustrations on Turtles, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
Dates: 1853-1953
Quantity: 0.4 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7445
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records appear to have come originally from the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians. For an administrative history of this Division, see record unit 161.

This material, which probably began to be assembled in the 1930s, comprises an information file on turtles, containing a high proportion of visual material: chiefly photographs (often only negatives) and graphic illustrations, many in watercolor. Several of these are by illustrator Antonio Zeno Shindler, and one is by Spencer F. Baird. Working notes and correspondence pertaining to turtles make up the balance of the collection. Leonhard Stejneger appears initially to have collected the material, and Doris Mable Cochran continued the task.

Descriptive Entry

This collection, which probably began to be assembled in the 1930s, comprises an information file on turtles, containing a high proportion of visual material: chiefly photographs (often only negatives) and graphic illustrations, many in watercolor. Several of these are by illustrator Antonio Zeno Shindler, and one is by Spencer F. Baird. Working notes and correspondence pertaining to turtles make up the balance of the collection. Leonhard Stejneger appears initially to have collected the material, and Doris Mable Cochran continued the task.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7445, United States National Museum, Collected Notes, Photographs, and Graphic Illustrations on Turtles, Division of Reptiles and Amphibians

Container List

Box 1

T90089, Notes on Reptiles

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Terrapene carobia ?, photo by Doris Mable Cochran, 1938

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene, Cochran photo

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene triunguis, June 6, 1935

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene ornate

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene Carolina

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene Mexicana

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene triunguis, June 30, 1931

Box 1 of 1

Chrysemys bellii, May 16, 1931

Box 1 of 1

Gopherus berlandieri

Box 1 of 1

Chrysemys bellii, May 31, 1931

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene goldmani

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene ornata, August 23, 1893

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene triunguis, Texas

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene major

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene ornata, July 8, 1935

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene ornate, July 8, 1935

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene major

Box 1 of 1

Gopherus agassizi juu., January 1905

Box 1 of 1

Gopherus skulls

Box 1 of 1

Clemmys muhlenbergii

Box 1 of 1

Clemmys muhlenbergii

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene Carolina

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene yucatanica

Box 1 of 1

Clemmys muhlenbergii

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene Nelsoni

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene Mexicana

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene goldmani

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys annulata

Box 1 of 1

Emys kinostenoides

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys punctularia

Box 1 of 1

Geoemyda pulchorrina

Box 1 of 1

Geoemyda pulchorrina

Box 1 of 1

Geoemyda areolata

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene major ?

Box 1 of 1

T. triunguis

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene bauri

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene major

Box 1 of 1

Emys kinostenordes

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene var. major

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene goldmani

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene nelsoni and goldmani

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene major

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene ornata, August 23, 1893

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene major

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene bauri

Box 1 of 1

Chrysemys bellii

Box 1 of 1

Chrysemys bellii

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene ornate

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene major

Box 1 of 1

Clemmys muhlenburgeii 98106-7

Box 1 of 1

Gopherus, April 30, 1933

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene triunguis, 86443

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene triunguis, 84459

Box 1 of 1

Clemmys insculpta, May 19, 1929

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene major, 84882, 1931

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys areolata LS

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys LS

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys manni LS

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys LS

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys P. pulcherrima LS

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys melanosterna LS

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys funerea LS

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys punctularia LS

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys rubida

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima incise LS

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys annulata LS

Box 1 of 1

Clemmys marmocata

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene

Box 1 of 1

Clemmys muhlenburgeii

Box 1 of 1

Clemmys

Box 1 of 1

Clemmys insculpta

Box 1 of 1

Clemmys guttata

Box 1 of 1

Clemmys reeocsii

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys funereus

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys annulata

Box 1 of 1

Rhinoclemmys areolata

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene triunguis

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene Carolina [Kodachrome slide]

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene Carolina

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene Carolina

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene triunguis

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene major

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene 84590

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene bauri

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene major, USNM no. 45777

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene Carolina [part albino]

Box 1 of 1

Gordon-Legler

Box 1 of 1

Terrapene 45777

Box 1 of 1

Geoemyda spengleri

Box 1 of 1