Office of the Registrar of the Museum Abolished, 1919

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William deC. Ravenel notifies L. Stejneger, the Head Curator of Biology at the United States National Museum, that the position of the Office of Registrar to the Museum is abolished effective August 1, 1919. W. A. Knowles is appointed Property and Shipping Clerk with the responsibility of the receiving and shipping of all materials sent to the institution. Documentation formerly filed in the Registrar's Office relating to accessions is filed in the Office of Correspondence and Documents.


  • Ravenel, William deC
  • Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
  • Knowles, William A
  • United States National Museum
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Office of Correspondence and Documents


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 213, Box 10, Folder 8

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August 1, 1919


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