Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Fishes
This accession consists of correspondence with the United States Navy concerning the naming of submarines after fishes. Much of the correspondence provides descriptions of the fish to that particular submarine's commander. Information comes from various curators within the Division of Fishes as well as Alexander Wetmore at the time when he was Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-530, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Fishes, Correspondence