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Covers the early history of the Library; including Charles Coffin Jewett's vision and his eventual resignation; transfer of the main collection to the Library of Congress in 1866; development of the USNM branch and other branches; and staff in charge of the collections after Jewett's departure, such as Jane A. Turner, Theodore Gill, Newton P. Scudder, and others.


  • Jewett, Charles C (Charles Coffin) 1816-1868
  • Turner, Jane Wadden
  • Gill, Theodore Nicholas
  • Scudder, Newton P
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
  • Library of Congress


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Science Vol. vol. 104, no. 2693 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


August 9, 1946



Physical description

pp. 143-144

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