Specimen Records, 1856-1952

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Summary

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.

Creator

United States National Museum Division of Plants

Subject

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

Category

Series Level Description

Notes

  • 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.
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Addl. KW Subjects

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

Organization

Chronologic

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1856
  • 1856-1952

Topic

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

Form/Genre

Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00281

Physical description

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