Specimen Records, 1851-1950

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Consists of assembled materials mostly relating to the collection of specimens under the care of the Division of Mollusks. Included are catalogues of individual collections; report books which contain information on specimens sent into the Division for identification; invoices, requisitions, and various other specimen related records. Also included are log books which provide a running account of divisional work and activities, 1883-1950.


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1851
  • 1851-1950


  • Marine invertebrates
  • Animals
  • Invertebrate zoology
  • Mollusks
  • Museums
  • Museums--Collection management



Local number

SIA RS00139

Physical description

2.16 cu. ft. processed holdings

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