Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Dyar, Harrison G. (Harrison Gray), 1866-1929
Harrison G. Dyar Papers, 1908-1911, 1914-1924, 1926-1927 and undated
This accession consists of correspondence files which include documents sent to Harrison Gray Dyar and Wellesca Pollock Allen Dyar by B. Preston Clark, G. T. Clark, James Chamberlain Crawford, Leland Ossian Howard, Frederick Knab, E. B. O'Leary, George Freeman Pollock, and Francis X. Williams, 1911, 1914-1917, 1919-1922, 1924, and undated, concerning entomology, book purchases, and financing of the Skyland resort. All letters contain fragments of drafts of short stories by Harrison Gray Dyar on the reverse, undated. The short story files contain complete drafts of short stories by Harrison Gray Dyar, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated, with miscellaneous personal, business, and scientific correspondence and documents on the reverse of many drafts, 1908-1909, 1914-1927, and undated. Much of the business correspondence relates to Dyar's investments and real estate dealings.
Box 1 contains correspondence from George Freeman Pollock to Harrison Gray Dyar and Wellesca Pollock Dyar about the financial management of Skyland resort, 1914-1924; correspondence from Leland Ossian Howard and E. B. O'Leary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Harrison Gray Dyar, 1915-1916, including his letter of appointment to the Bureau of Entomology, 1915; correspondence from Frederick Knab of the U.S. National Museum to Harrison Gray Dyar, 1914-1916; miscellaneous correspondence to Harrison Gray Dyar concerning entomology and scholarly publications from B. Preston Clark, G. T. Clark, James Chamberlain Crawford, Francis X. Williams, and others, 1911, 1915-1917; and Harrison Gray Dyar drafts of short stories, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated.
Boxes 2-4 contain Harrison Gray Dyar drafts of short stories, 1914-1923, 1927, and undated, with miscellaneous business, personal, and scientific correspondence and documents on the reverse, 1908-1909, 1914-1927, and undated. Correspondence related to "REALITY" magazine, undated, and the American Literary Bureau, 1915-1917, are included in Box 3. Arranged by short story. Folder titles were copied from original folder titles.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Clark, B. Preston
- Clark, G. T.
- Crawford, James Chamberlain
- Dyar, Wellesca Pollock Allen
- Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950
- Knab, Frederick, 1865-1918
- O'Leary, E. B.
- Pollock, George Freeman, 1869-1949
- Williams, Francis Xavier, 1882-1967
- Dyar, Harrison G. (Harrison Gray), 1866-1929
- Skyland Resort (Virginia)
- United States. Department of Agriculture
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-006, Harrison G. Dyar Papers