Curatorial Correspondence, 1920-1961

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Records include correspondence with botanists; colleagues; friends; herbarium curators; directors of arboreta; private collectors of plants; and publishers concerning specimen identification; recommendation of books to be used in the identification of plants; requests for reprints; purchase and acquisition of collections; reference to colleagues and herbaria; history of private collections; personal accounts of daily activities of friends and colleagues; and personal memoranda. Curators represented in these materials include E. C. (Emery Clarence) Leonard, Aid, Assistant and Associate Curator of the Division of Plants, 1918-1947, and Associate Curator of Phanerogams, 1947- 1962. Materials predating 1947 were created by the Division of Plants.


  • Leonard, E. C (Emery Clarence) 1892-1968
  • United States National Museum Division of Plants


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


  • 1920
  • 1920-1961


  • Phanerogams
  • Plants
  • Botany



Local number

SIA RS00223

Physical description

1 cu. ft. processed holdings

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