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

Record Unit 7457

Dow, Richard

Richard Dow Papers, 1930-1939

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Dow, Richard
Title: Richard Dow Papers
Dates: 1930-1939
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7457
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist mostly of correspondence received and written by Richard Dow during graduate school and his tenure at the Boston Society of Natural History. The letters concern his research on the prey of wasps.

Historical Note

Richard P. Dow (1907- ), an entomologist, received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1935. From 1932 to 1941, he served as Curator of Insects at the Boston Society of Natural History. In 1947, he joined the staff of the Entomological Research Center, Florida Division of Health, where he remained until his retirement in 1972. Dow's research specialty was the taxonomy of Hymenoptera.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist mostly of correspondence received and written by Richard Dow during graduate school and his tenure at the Boston Society of Natural History. The letters concern his research on the prey of wasps.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7457, Richard Dow Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Correspondence, A-I

Box 1 of 1

Folder 2 Correspondence, J-R

Box 1 of 1

Folder 3 Correspondence, S-Z

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