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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-111

Gates, G. E. (Gordon Enoch), 1897-1987

Gordon Enoch Gates Papers, circa 1931-1979

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Gates, G. E. (Gordon Enoch), 1897-1987
Title: Gordon Enoch Gates Papers
Dates: circa 1931-1979
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 96-111
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Gordon Enoch Gates (1897-1987), an authority on the taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and zoogeography of earthworms, served as Head of the Biology Department at Judson College in Burma, 1921-1941; Professor of Biology at Rangoon College, 1941-1946; Fellow, Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1946-1947; Professor of Biology, Colby College, 1948-1950; and Guggenheim Fellow, 1951- 1952. Gates donated his collection of worms to the National Museum of Natural History. These papers consist mostly of incoming correspondence with invertebrate zoologists, museums, colleges and universities, and collectors concerning his research on earthworms. The majority of letters were written after Gates' retirement in 1952 when he was conducting independent research.

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Gordon Enoch Gates (1897-1987), an authority on the taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and zoogeography of earthworms, served as Head of the Biology Department at Judson College in Burma, 1921-1941; Professor of Biology at Rangoon College, 1941-1946; Fellow, Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1946-1947; Professor of Biology, Colby College, 1948-1950; and Guggenheim Fellow, 1951- 1952. Gates donated his collection of worms to the National Museum of Natural History. These papers consist mostly of incoming correspondence with invertebrate zoologists, museums, colleges and universities, and collectors concerning his research on earthworms. The majority of letters were written after Gates' retirement in 1952 when he was conducting independent research.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-111, Gordon Enoch Gates Papers

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Container List

Box 1

A-B, 1946-1970

Box 1 of 2

Billeci, Salvatore, 1967-1978

Box 1 of 2

British Museum, 1956-1973

Box 1 of 2

Agriculture (United States Department of Agriculture), 1960-1975

Box 1 of 2

Linder, Harry J., 1976-1979

Box 1 of 2

C, 1952-1975

Box 1 of 2

D-G, 1950-1979

Box 1 of 2

Cain, A. J., 1950-1956

Box 1 of 2

F-J, 1948-1976

Box 1 of 2

M, 1951-1977

Box 1 of 2

Harman, Walter J., 1951-1976

Box 1 of 2

S, 1954-1979

Box 1 of 2

Nematoda, 1954-1977

Box 1 of 2

P-R, 1945-1978

Box 1 of 2

S, 1946-1978

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

S-Z, 1952-1977

Box 2 of 2

Miscellaneous, 1961-1977

Box 2 of 2

Macedonia, 1957-1971

Box 2 of 2

FMC Corporation and Insecticide Correspondence, 1955-1972

Box 2 of 2

United States National Museum, 1965-1971

Box 2 of 2

Unanswered Letters, 1958-1979

Box 2 of 2

Miscellaneous, 1961-1973

Box 2 of 2