Property Records, 1882-1930

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Summary

Consists of correspondence concerning requisitions, orders, solicitations of business, and administrative memoranda concerning operation of the Department of Property and Supplies. Also included are early phone bills of the Smithsonian and annual reports of the Property Clerk which contain inventories of supplies on hand. Persons responsible for property included Carl W. Schuermann, 1882-1886; J. Elfreth Watkins, Engineer of Property, 1888-1891; James S. Goldsmith, 1891-1898; William A. Knowles, 1898-1903; and Henry N. Spottswood, 1903-1904. Knowles was again appointed Property Clerk in 1904.

Subject

  • Schuermann, Carl W
  • Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth) 1852-1903
  • Goldsmith, James S
  • Knowles, William A
  • Spottswood, Henry N

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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.

Organization

Organized into subseries: Incoming correspondence--telephone bills-annual reports-orders for purchases-invoices-ledger-property receipts-small bills

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1882
  • 1882-1930

Topic

  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration

Form/Genre

Manuscripts

Local number

SIA RS00323

Physical description

6 cu. ft. processed holdings

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