Jordan was a fellow ichthyologist and president of Stanford University. His essay on George Brown Goode discusses family history, education and career at the Smithsonian as Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, interest in history, bibliography, museology, and science, and his publications.


  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • United States National Museum
  • Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, the History of its First Half Century (Book)

Contact information

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




  • Natural History
  • SI, Early History
  • Ichthyology
  • Museums
  • Management
  • History
  • Bibliography
  • Biography
  • Museum techniques
  • Natural history

Physical description

pp. 501-518

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