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Accession 11-085

Chapin, Edward Albert, 1894-

Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Chapin, Edward Albert, 1894-
Title: Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks
Dates: 1937-1947
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Accession 11-085
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of field notebooks from his travels in Cuba, Jamaica, Colombia, and Chile. The typewritten notebooks include journal entries, correspondence, photographs, news clippings, maps and checklists.

Historical Note

Edward Albert Chapin (1894-1969), a leading authority on beetles, received a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1916, a master's degree from Massachusetts State University in 1917 and a Ph.D. in Zoology from George Washington University in 1926. From 1917 to 1920 he worked for the Bureau of Biological Survey. He then worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (from 1920 to 1926 in the Bureau of Animal Industry and from 1926 to 1934 in the Bureau of Entomology). In 1934 he joined the United States National Museum, Division of Insects, and remained there as curator until his retirement in 1954. After moving from Washington, DC, to West Medway, Massachusetts, he became an associate of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

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Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of field notebooks from his travels in Cuba, Jamaica, Colombia, and Chile. The typewritten notebooks include journal entries, correspondence, photographs, news clippings, maps and checklists.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-085, Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks

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Container List

Box 1

Field Notebook, Cuba and Jamaica Trip (1937) and Jamaica Trip (1941). Includes photos of Margery Ann Davidson as a child taken in 1947 and a checklist of the ants in Jamaica.

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Field Notebook, Colombia (1941-1942)

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Field Notebook, Chile (1945)

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