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Accession 15-171

Griffiths, David, 1867-1935

David Griffiths Papers, circa 1905-1916

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Griffiths, David, 1867-1935
Title: David Griffiths Papers
Dates: circa 1905-1916
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 15-171
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

David Griffiths (1867-1935), a botanist, received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1900. He joined the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 1901 as an Assistant Agrostologist, and was promoted to Agriculturist in 1907 and Horticulturist in 1918. He remained with the USDA for his entire career. Griffiths was an authority on cacti, especially the genus Opuntia. His collection of cacti was donated to the United States National Museum in 1935. This accession consists of Griffiths' notes on cactus specimens.

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David Griffiths (1867-1935), a botanist, received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1900. He joined the Bureau of Plant Industry, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 1901 as an Assistant Agrostologist, and was promoted to Agriculturist in 1907 and Horticulturist in 1918. He remained with the USDA for his entire career. Griffiths was an authority on cacti, especially the genus Opuntia. His collection of cacti was donated to the United States National Museum in 1935.

This accession consists of Griffiths' notes on cactus specimens.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-171, David Griffiths Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Notes on cactus specimens, c. 1905-1916 (8 folders)

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List of David Griffiths numbers with data in two field books and two green ledgers

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