Miscellaneous 19th Century Scientific Materials, Including Some Correspondence and Lists of Invertebrates, 1830-1868 and undated

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Summary

This accession consists of miscellaneous lists, letters, a few photographs, a small watercolor painting, and notes on an unknown court martial. These materials came to the Archives via the National Anthropological Archives from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries where it had been retained as a miscellaneous manuscript. It includes shell lists from Edmund Ravenel, M.D., 1830 and 1860; a letter addressed to "Curator, Cabinet of Natural History" from James Lewis, 1854, concerning his shell collections; "Observations on the Scorpions" by Arthur Schoot, 1865; drawings of copper utensils; a watercolor of Fort Anderson, location unknown; a line drawing of "Minnesota Mine," undated; court martial notes of unknown Capt. Meyer, undated; and "Miscellaneous notes on Invertebrates."

Subject

  • Lewis, James Otto 1799-1858
  • Ravenel, Edmund Dr 1797-1870
  • Schoot, Arthur

Organization

Unarranged

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1830
  • 1830-1868
  • 1830-1868 and undated

Topic

  • Conchologists
  • Shells

Form/Genre

  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Drawings
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 91-106

Physical description

0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)