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Record Unit 7448

United States National Museum

Collected Records and Papers on Entomology, circa 1866-1950

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: United States National Museum
Title: Collected Records and Papers on Entomology
Dates: circa 1866-1950
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7448
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of miscellaneous records and papers created by entomologists Herbert Spencer Barber, Henry Guernsey Hubbard, Charles Valentine Riley, and Eugene Amandus Schwarz. For biographical information on Barber, Hubbard, Riley, and Schwarz, see record units 7103, 7107, 7076, and 7104. These papers represent work done for the United States Department of Agriculture at the United States National Museum. Included in this record unit are correspondence and memoranda; notes; photographs of maps and insect illustrations; record books of information on specimen purchases, loans, and exchanges; and typed and hand-written drafts of entomological manuscripts. A large part of the collection concerns Barber and Schwarz's studies of luminous insects, i.e., Lampyridae and Phengodidae. Also included are two of Hubbard's field notebooks and photographs taken during his trip to the western United States and British Columbia.

Descriptive Entry

This collection consists of miscellaneous records and papers created by entomologists Herbert Spencer Barber, Henry Guernsey Hubbard, Charles Valentine Riley, and Eugene Amandus Schwarz. For biographical information on Barber, Hubbard, Riley, and Schwarz, see Record Units 7103, 7107, 7076, and 7104. These papers represent work done for the United States Department of Agriculture at the United States National Museum. Included in this record unit are correspondence and memoranda; notes; photographs of maps and insect illustrations; record books of information on specimen purchases, loans, and exchanges; and typed and hand-written drafts of entomological manuscripts. A large part of the collection concerns Barber and Schwarz's studies of luminous insects, i.e., Lampyridae and Phengodidae. Also included are two of Hubbard's field notebooks and photographs taken during his trip to the western United States and British Columbia.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7448, Collected Records and Papers on Entomology

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Container List

Box 1

Hubbard photos, 1891

Box 1 of 2

Hubbard photos of trip through Northwest, including Colorado, Oregon, Washington, May/June 1892; February 1894 letter

Box 1 of 2

Hubbard photos of trip through Northwest, including Victoria, Vancouver to North Bend, British Columbia, June 3-6, 1892

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Hubbard photos of trip through Northwest, including Selkirk Mountains, June 8-9, 1892

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Hubbard photos of trip through Northwest, including British Columbia, descent from Selkirk Mountains to ascent to Rocky Mountains, Kicking Horse Pass, June 9, 1892

Box 1 of 2

Letter to Schwarz, 1890s

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Photo of drawing of "star worm" by Yata Haneda

Box 1 of 2

Riley correspondence, 1890

Box 1 of 2

Scientific background of Schwarz (memos, drafts, typed copy), 1916

Box 1 of 2

H. S. Barber, U.S. National Museum (field notebook), October 1923

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Notebooks of insects (exchanges/donations, use for teaching and study, anatomical drawings and explanations, visitors to Bureau of Entomology)

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Phengodidae and Lampyridae, H. S. Barber

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Barber correspondence, memoranda, clippings (some Schwarz correspondence)

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Hubbard correspondence, 1894-1896; shipment of specimens, field notes, checks and financial notes of expenditures

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Hubbard, United States Department of Agroculture Bureau of Entomology Biological Records 300-881, 1895; 50-299, 5550-5721, 1870-1895

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Calendar of insect observations, 1915-1921

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Phengodes longicornis, H. S. B. (notes and outline)

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Notes on Olivier's 1908: "Sur l'Organisation des Lampyrides;" draft, notes on Lampyridae and Phengodidae

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Draft, notes on Phengodes

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Draft, notes on Stenophengus

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"A Revision of the Coleopterous Family Phengodidae," by Schwarz and Barber (rough draft introduction, bibliography)

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Drafts, notes on Phengodes; Zarhipis lecture

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Descriptions of various Phengodidae

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Descriptions of various Stenophengus

Box 1 of 2

"Classification"

Box 1 of 2

Chronological, annotated bibliography

Box 1 of 2

Luminosity, phylogeny, biology, distribution, variability

Box 1 of 2

Excerpts, clippings, articles, drafts, illustrations

Box 1 of 2

Various descriptions of Mastinocerus, Odentophengus, Phrixothrix, Ptorthodius, et al

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Zarhipis drafts, notes

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Box 2

Publications, notes, drafts, chronology of scholarly work about luminous insects (2 folders)

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"This is apparently material for Barber's genotype [?] list for the Lampyridae"

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Correspondence, c. 1929; paper about modification of burlese trap funnel, 1930

Box 2 of 2

Photuris ms.

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Miscellaneous publications, excerpts, c. 1833-1934

Box 2 of 2

Vesta generic sheet, descriptions, map

Box 2 of 2

Unidentified illustration of insect

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Drafts, correspondence concerning Frederick McKnab and Hypera

Box 2 of 2

Epicauta drafts, notes; publication, 1921

Box 2 of 2

Coccinellidae descriptions, notes; publication, 1927

Box 2 of 2

Chevrolat, Silberm vol. 2, p. 2, colored plate - Platynoptera, no description, 1834

Box 2 of 2

Barber letter to L. O. Howard, July 17, 1917

Box 2 of 2

Elateridae, c. 1922

Box 2 of 2

Lycidae, c. 1924

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Buprestidae, 1914, 1926

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Longicornis (?), c. 1917

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Histeridag (Hetaerius, H. S. B.)

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Micromalthus and related families

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Nanosella, 1924, 1929

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"New Ptilidae related to the smallest known Beetle," by H. S. Barber

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Barber's Phengodidae notes which had been lent to University of California, Dept. of Entomology and Parasitology, Berkeley, California (Linsdale)

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Pencil sketches, c. 1911

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Byturinae ms. H. S. Barber

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Miscellaneous publications, notes, correspondence, and photos, c. 1894-1939

Box 2 of 2

"A Winter investigation of the Wild Cotton of Arizona," by E. A. Schwarz and H. S. Barber, c. 1913

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"A Winter investigation of the Wild Cotton of Arizona," (research notes, maps, miscellaneous publications) (2 folders)

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Perisphaera (?)

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Ptinus tectus vs. P. ocellus, 1942

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Lycidae (older file elsewhere), 1939

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Lamellicornis (?), includes letter of Jap. beetle introduction, c. 1917-1959

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Goliath Beetle, Carrot Beetle, Peach Tree Borer, c. 1921-1926

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