Reference Request

* required
Please succinctly provide us with any information pertinent to your inquiry. If you are writing to us about a research request, provide as much detail as possible about the collections in which you are interested (including collection numbers, box numbers, and folder titles).
(if known)

The Smithsonian Institution Archives is using Constant Contact, a third-party contact management software vendor, to manage contacts and send eNewsletters. Please be advised that Constant Contact's Privacy Statement and Terms and Conditions apply to your use of these services. The Smithsonian Institution Archives has access to your name and email address which is subject to our privacy statement.

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 16-104

Griffiths, David, 1867-1935

David Griffiths Papers, 1904-1930

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Griffiths, David, 1867-1935
Title: David Griffiths Papers
Dates: 1904-1930
Quantity: 0.69 cu. ft. (1 document box) (0.19 non-standard size boxes)
Collection: Accession 16-104
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 primarily of photographs of cactus specimens. Some images are accompanied by color illustrations by L. C. C. Krieger. Materials also include correspondence, manuscripts, and glass plate negatives.

Descriptive Entry

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 primarily of photographs of cactus specimens. Some images are accompanied by color illustrations by L. C. C. Krieger. Materials also include correspondence, manuscripts, and glass plate negatives.

Top of Page

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-104, David Griffiths Papers

Top of Page

Container List

Box 1

Rhodantha

Box 1 of 2

Riparia

Box 1 of 2

Mackensenii

Box 1 of 2

Wootonii

Box 1 of 2

Aciculata

Box 1 of 2

Argentina

Box 1 of 2

Aristola

Box 1 of 2

Vinatero

Box 1 of 2

Aurantiaca

Box 1 of 2

Reflexa

Box 1 of 2

Recurvospina

Box 1 of 2

Rubescens (includes Krieger illustrations)

Box 1 of 2

Rugosa

Box 1 of 2

Scheeri

Box 1 of 2

Schumanii

Box 1 of 2

Schweriniana

Box 1 of 2

Retrorsa

Box 1 of 2

Greggii

Box 1 of 2

Robusta (Krieger illustrations)

Box 1 of 2

Foliosa

Box 1 of 2

Megacantha

Box 1 of 2

Spinosissima

Box 1 of 2

Spinulifera

Box 1 of 2

Semispinosa

Box 1 of 2

Emoryi

Box 1 of 2

Miquelii (Krieger illustration)

Box 1 of 2

Elongata (Krieger illustrations)

Box 1 of 2

Engelmannii (includes Krieger illustrations)

Box 1 of 2

Eocarpa

Box 1 of 2

Pollardii (includes Krieger illustrations)

Box 1 of 2

Microdasys (includes Krieger illustration)

Box 1 of 2

Austrina (includes Krieger illustration)

Box 1 of 2

Stenochila

Box 1 of 2

Stricta

Box 1 of 2

Sulphurea

Box 1 of 2

Superbospina

Box 1 of 2

Treleasei kernii

Box 1 of 2

Toumeyi (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Tardospina

Box 1 of 2

Variegata

Box 1 of 2

Winteriana

Box 1 of 2

Erinacea

Box 1 of 2

Prickly pear investigations - Address, 1913

Box 1 of 2

Prickly pear insects, 1905

Box 1 of 2

Prickly pear: Cast and yield - Memorandum for Mr. Turner, 1913

Box 1 of 2

Memorandum for Mr. Taylor on cactus candy, 1910

Box 1 of 2

Other economic aspects of cacti

Box 1 of 2

Mail and freight shipments of cactus cuttings, 1912

Box 1 of 2

Chemistry of the cactaceae, 1904

Box 1 of 2

Cactus investigations in California, 1912

Box 1 of 2

Cactus investigation, 1912

Box 1 of 2

A basis for increasing hardiness of spineless prickly pears, 1915

Box 1 of 2

Cactus investigations, 1911-1912 (Annual report for the year ending June 30, 1912)

Box 1 of 2

Range and cactus investigations, 1912

Box 1 of 2

Yields of prickly pear at Brownsville, Texas, 1912

Box 1 of 2

Gymnocarpa, 1929

Box 1 of 2

Report on Opuntia specimens and their condition, 1909

Box 1 of 2

Correspondence and manuscripts, 1916

Box 1 of 2

Opuntia lists, 1904-1915

Box 1 of 2

Yield and Rapidity of Growth of Prickly Pear, 1905 (Accession 18-060)

Box 1 of 2

The Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire into Certain Matters Relating to the Prickly-Pear Problem Presents Its Report Together with Appendices and Minutes of Evidence, 1923 (Accession 18-060)

Box 1 of 2

Memorandum concerning specimens from Chico, California, 1930 (Accession 19-144)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

6411 Opuntia megacarpa, 1910 (glass plate negative)

Box 2 of 2

10120 Opuntia megacarpa, 1916 (glass plate negative)

Box 2 of 2

6392 Opuntia megacarpa, 1910 (glass plate negative)

Box 2 of 2

6395 Opuntia occidentalis, 1908 (glass plate negative)

Box 2 of 2

10129 Opuntia megacarpa, 1916 (glass plate negative)

Box 2 of 2

9174 Opuntia vexans (glass plate negative)

Box 2 of 2

10555 Opuntia caesia (glass plate negative)

Box 2 of 2