Doris Blake: The Courtly Coleopterist

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Discussion of the life and career of Doris Holmes Blake. Includes information about her husband, Dr. Sidney Fay Blake and reminiscences of colleagues, including Doris Mabel Cochran, Frank Hurlbut Chittenden, Eugene Amandus Schwarz, Charles Popenoe. Summarizes several of her papers.


  • Blake, Doris Holmes
  • Cochran, Doris Mable
  • Chittenden, Frank Hurlbut
  • Popenoe, Charles
  • Schwarz, Eugene Amandus 1844-1928
  • Blake, Sidney Fay
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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From the Washington Star series "Grand Old Men and Women of the Smithsonian." Includes photographs of Blake with her lizard, Frank Hurlbut Chittenden, and Eugene Amandus Schwarz.

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


January 9, 1977


  • Women
  • Beetles
  • Entomology
  • History
  • Women--History

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