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Accession 97-088

Spofford, Walter Richardson

Walter Richardson Spofford Papers, circa 1958-1968

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Spofford, Walter Richardson
Title: Walter Richardson Spofford Papers
Dates: circa 1958-1968
Quantity: 2.36 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 5x8 box)
Collection: Accession 97-088
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers document Spofford's research on the biochemical taxonomy of raptorial birds and include correspondence, laboratory notebooks, and note cards containing data from the analysis of the electrophoresis of egg-white proteins in birds.

Historical Note

Walter R. Spofford (1908-1995) was a neuroanatomist and a member of the medical faculties at Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, and the State University of New York at Syracuse. He was also interested in raptorial birds and conducted early experiments in biochemical taxonomy, the forerunner of studies on DNA fingerprinting.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers document Spofford's research on the biochemical taxonomy of raptorial birds and include correspondence, laboratory notebooks, and note cards containing data from the analysis of the electrophoresis of egg-white proteins in birds.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-088, Walter Richardson Spofford Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Note Cards

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Note Cards

Box 2 of 3

Graph Cards

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Note Cards

Box 3 of 3

Letters on Asia and South America

Box 3 of 3

Albumen Samples, 1959

Box 3 of 3

Record Book

Box 3 of 3

Notes

Box 3 of 3

Correspondence, 1964

Box 3 of 3

Correspondence, 1958-1963

Box 3 of 3