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Accession 12-530,  National Museum of Natural History, Division of Fishes,  Correspondence, 1943-1987

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of Natural History, Division of Fishes
Title: Correspondence
Dates: 1943-1987
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 12-530
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Descriptive Entry

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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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-530, National Museum of Natural History, Division of Fishes, Correspondence

Container List

Box 1

Miscellaneous: General

Box 1 of 1

A: Achigan-Atule

Box 1 of 1

B: Babbitt-Bussey

Box 1 of 1

C: Caballo-Cynodon

Box 1 of 1

D: Dace-Dragonet

Box 1 of 1

E: Entemedor-Escolar

Box 1 of 1

Festina Lente, USS Snook 592

Box 1 of 1

F: Flasher-Flounder

Box 1 of 1

G: Gabilan-Gurnard

Box 1 of 1

H: Hackleback-Hirundo

Box 1 of 1

I: Irex

Box 1 of 1

J: Jack

Box 1 of 1

L: Lamia-Lucifer

Box 1 of 1

M: Makaira-Menhaden

Box 1 of 1

N: Narcine-Narke

Box 1 of 1

O: Odax

Box 1 of 1

P: Palometa-Prionace

Box 1 of 1

Q: Queenfish-Quillback

Box 1 of 1

R: Raton-Runner

Box 1 of 1

S: Sabalo-Swordfish

Box 1 of 1

Scamp

Box 1 of 1

T: Tautog-Tyee

Box 1 of 1

U: Unicorn

Box 1 of 1

V: Volador

Box 1 of 1

W: Wahoo

Box 1 of 1