Correspondence, 1897-1943

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Consists of records documenting departmental business of the Department of Biology under Head Curators Frederick William True, 1897-1911; and Leonhard Stejneger, 1911-1943. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence. Correspondents include museum officials, divisional staff members, naturalists, and collectors and concerns the identification, exchange, and distribution of specimens; museum administration; collecting work; museum publications; and general requests for information. Copies of annual reports of the Department are also included within some of the correspondence.


  • Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
  • True, Frederick William 1858-1914


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  • 1897
  • 1897-1943





Local number

SIA RS00036

Physical description

6.36 cu. ft. processed holdings

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