Specimen Records, 1867-1972

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Consists of divisional copies of invoices for the distribution of specimens. These invoices include descriptions of specimens, catalog number, collector, locality and terms under which sent. A number of the invoices are for specimens being returned after being examined and/or identified by divisional personnel.


United States National Museum


Series Level Description


  • 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.



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1867
  • 1867-1951
  • 1867-1972


  • Vertebrates
  • Animals
  • Mammalogy
  • Museums
  • Mammals
  • Vertebrate zoology
  • Museums--Collection management



Local number

SIA RS00038

Physical description

  • 3.41 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 22.36 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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