Curatorial Correspondence, 1894-1944

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Consists of outgoing correspondence concerning examination and identification of specimens, collecting expeditions, listings of determinations made on plants, and manuscripts. Research staff of the Division of Plants represented in these materials include Joseph Nelson Rose, Assistant Curator and Curator, 1897-1911, 1917-1928; Ellsworth Paine Killip, Aid, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, and Curator, 1919-1947; Paul Carpenter Standley, Assistant Curator, 1909-1922; and Jason Richard Swallen, while he was employed by the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture, 1936-1946, and by the Department of Botany, 1946-1965.


  • Killip, Ellsworth Paine 1890-
  • Standley, Paul Carpenter 1884-1963
  • Rose, J. N (Joseph Nelson) 1862-1928
  • Swallen, Jason R (Jason Richard) 1903-1991
  • United States Bureau of Plant Industry


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


  • 1894
  • 1894-1944


  • Plants
  • Botany



Local number

SIA RS00196

Physical description

5.75 cu. ft. processed holdings

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