Curators Install Collections in USNM

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Many curators and other staff are active in building up and cataloging collections and installing them in the United States National Museum Building including: George Brown Goode, Dr. J. M. Flint, (U.S. Navy surgeon), Prof. J. Howard Gore, Charles Rau, Edward Foreman, Robert Ridgway, Henry C. Yarrow, Frederick W. True, Tarleton H. Bean, Charles V. Riley, William H. Dall, Richard Rathbun, C. A. White, Lester F. Ward, George W. Hawes, Frederick W. Taylor, George P. Merrill, and William S. Yeates. In the report for 1881, the following departments are listed: arts and industries, conchology, ornithology, archaeology, ichthyology, herpetology, paleontology, geology, materia medica, marine invertebrates, ethnography, mammals, and mineralogy.


  • Flint, James M (James Milton) 1838-1919
  • Foreman, Edward
  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • Gore, James Howard 1856-1939
  • Rau, Charles 1826-1887
  • Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929
  • Yarrow, H. C (Harry Crécy) 1840-1929
  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1881. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883, p. 99-110.

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