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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 00-026

Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum

Correspondence and Memoranda, circa 1884

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Title: Correspondence and Memoranda
Dates: circa 1884
Quantity: 0.69 cu. ft. (1 16x20 box)
Collection: Accession 00-026
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of a correspondence register, apparently used as in index to photographs of correspondents. Although provenance is unclear, the index appears to be a register of cartes de visite of prominent scientists solicited and received by Spencer F. Baird and G. Brown Goode, who was Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, 1881-1896, including the years 1881-1887 when he served as Assistant Director of the Museum without the title of Assistant Secretary. The cartes de visite reside in RU 95 as part of the "Small Print File," which is now physically housed within the undersized photograph subseries of RU 95 Series 1, Persons.

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This accession consists of a correspondence register, apparently used as in index to photographs of correspondents. Although provenance is unclear, the index appears to be a register of cartes de visite of prominent scientists solicited and received by Spencer F. Baird and G. Brown Goode, who was Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, 1881-1896, including the years 1881-1887 when he served as Assistant Director of the Museum without the title of Assistant Secretary. For the cartes de visite see Record Unit 95

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-026, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Correspondence and Memoranda

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Scientists' Directory

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