Victor King Chestnut (1867-1938)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0217]

Creator: Harris & Ewing

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1929

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-0217

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Summary

Botanist Victor King Chestnut (1867-1938) worked at U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he initiated research on poisonous plants in 1894; he became known for his groundbreaking work on the plants used by Native Americans, documenting their use through interviews and photographs.

Subject

  • Chesnut, V. K (Victor King) 1867-1938
  • United States Department of Agriculture

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-0217

Repository Loc.

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

Date

1929

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Topic

  • Mycology
  • Plants
  • Botany

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0217]