Specimen Records, 1885-1907

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Summary

Consists of records documenting management of the United States National Museum specimen collections under Assistant Secretaries G. Brown Goode, 1881-1896, including the years 1881-1887 when he served as Assistant Director of the Museum without the title of Assistant Secretary; Charles D. Walcott, Acting Assistant Secretary, 1897-1898; and Richard Rathbun, 1897-1918. Materials include correspondence from the National Museum to persons who sent in specimens for examination and receipts from the National Museum for specimens loaned or given to individuals and institutions.

Subject

  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918

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Notes

  • To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
  • For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Organization

Numeric

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1885
  • 1885-1907

Topic

  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration
  • Museums--Collection management

Form/Genre

Microfilms

Local number

SIA RS00293

Physical description

54 microfilm reels processed holdings

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