Information File, 1878-1947

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Consists of correspondence, apparently compiled by Randolph Iltyd Geare, Chief of the Division, 1882-1917, into topical categories as an information file. Most of the correspondence consists of public inquiries directed to Assistant Secretary Richard Rathbun. The provenance of these materials is uncertain; materials dated after 1917 were interfiled by an unknown administrator.


  • Geare, Randolph Iltyd 1854-
  • Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1878
  • 1878-1947


  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration



Local number

SIA RS00290

Physical description

1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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