Accession Memorandum for Echinoderm

ID: SIA2010-0990

Creator: Clark, Austin Hobart b. 1880

Form/Genre: Paper

Date: March 1946

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 914, Folder: 172713 Navy Dept

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The United States National Museum's Accession Memorandum No. 172713 is for "echinoderm" specimen received from the United States Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) #2, through R. H. (Rollin Harold) Baker. Handwritten in, as the received object, is "1 starfish." The memo is signed by Austin Clark, Curator at the United States National Museum, Department of Biology, Division of Echinoderms, March 27, 1946.


  • Baker, Rollin H (Rollin Harold) 1916-2007
  • United States National Museum
  • United States. Dept. of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Naval Medical Research Unit, No. 2
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Echinoderms
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology


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  • NAMRU collected many specimens during and after World War II, especially medically important species.
  • See also SIA2010-0991 and SIA2010-0988 for more Accession Memoranda for Accession No. 172713.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 305, Box 914, Folder: 172713 Navy Dept

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March 1946

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