SIA RU106103, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Birds, Catalog of Generic and Specific Names, circa 1897-

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Richmond, Charles Wallace 1868-1932


  • Charles Wallace Richmond began this monumental project in the 1890s, and continued working on it until his death. He planned a card catalog of all described species and genera of birds, with names as originally spelled, complete references and dates of publication, type locality, name of collector, present location of type, and any other pertinent data. The catalog is still added to as new species are identified. NOTE: These papers are located in the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds.
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  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1897
  • circa 1897-

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Mixed archival materials
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA RU106103

Physical description

8.4 linear meters

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