Specimen Records, 1856-1952

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Consists of accession books, records of plants identified, requisition books pertaining to the purchase of specimens, mounting books, loan books, memoranda of packing, records of specimens on hand, and records of examination and report documenting the care and maintenance of Division of Plants specimens. Materials dated after 1947 were created by the Department of Botany.


National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany


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Addl. KW Subjects

(SIA RS00200) Holt House (Washington, D.C.)



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1856
  • 1856-1952


  • Museums
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Museums--Collection management



Local number

SIA RS00281

Physical description

  • 6.12 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 2.49 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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