SIA RU103301, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), Collected Field Notebooks, Journals, Catalogs, Notes, and Lists on Mollusks, National Museum of Natural History, 1893-1981 and undated

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This collection consists primarily of field notebooks, journals, logs, and catalogs concerning mollusk specimens. Many of the volumes contain primary documentation for specimens in the Division of Mollusks. Although they vary in content, as a general rule the field notebooks contain specimen-related information including names of specimens, date collected, locality or station data, catalog or field numbers, and remarks about the specimens. Several of the volumes contain journal entries of the collector describing field activities, affairs of the day, personal financial accounts, and other personal matters. A few of the volumes include photographs. The collection also contains miscellaneous notes, lists, bibliographic references, and related materials on mollusks. NOTE: These papers are located in the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Crustacea.


National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


  • Description in control file.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Division of Crustacea, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC


  • 1893
  • 1893-1981
  • 1893-1981 and undated

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  • Photographs
  • Collection descriptions
  • Field notes

Local number

SIA RU103301

Physical description

1.7 linear meters

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