Biographical File, 1860-1973 and undated

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Consists of collected biographical information on and photographs of prominent naturalists and scientists, including a significant amount of material on American naturalist John Muir. The materials document the lives and careers of scientists from a wide range of fields including mammalogy, ornithology, ichthyology, herpetology, botany, entomology, paleontology, and geology. Also included are files on conservationists, taxidermists, historical figures, explorers, frontiersmen, and hunters. Materials include biographical sketches, memoirs, obituaries, articles, bibliographies, news clippings, press releases, correspondence, and black-and-white and color photographs.


Muir, John 1838-1914


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1860
  • 1860-1973
  • 1860-1973 and undated


  • Explorers
  • Hunting and gathering societies
  • Geology
  • Herpetology
  • Entomology
  • Frontiersmen
  • Conservationists
  • Birds
  • Ichthyology
  • Herpetologists
  • Plants
  • Entomologists
  • Mammals
  • Vertebrate zoology
  • Paleontology
  • Vertebrates
  • Animals
  • Geologists
  • Paleontologists
  • Taxidermists
  • Botany
  • Mammalogists
  • Mammalogy
  • Ichthyologists
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologists
  • Botanists
  • Hunters


  • Manuscripts
  • Clippings
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00059

Physical description

8.79 cu. ft. processed holdings

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