Correspondence and Letter Registers, 1887-1965

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Consists of records documenting the correspondence of the Director and other officials as well as general correspondence during the tenures of William Temple Hornaday, Superintendent, 1889-1890; Frank Baker, Acting Manager, 1890-1893, and Superintendent, 1893-1916; Ned Hollister, Superintendent, 1916-1924; Alexander Wetmore, Superintendent, 1924-1925; William M. Mann, Superintendent, 1925-1926, and Director, 1926-1956; and Theodore H. Reed, Acting Director, 1956-1958, and Director, 1958-1983. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, annual reports, a sample of correspondence index cards, and letter registers for the main incoming correspondence file, 1887-1900.


  • Reed, Theodore H
  • Hornaday, William T (William Temple) 1854-1937
  • Baker, Frank 1841-1918
  • Hollister, N (Ned) 1876-1924
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978
  • Mann, William M. 1886-1960


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


  • 1887
  • 1887-1965





Local number

SIA RS00940

Physical description

124.45 cu. ft. processed holdings

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