Circular on Collecting North American Shells

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Date: January 1, 1860

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Summary

In preparation for a contemplated series of reports on the Shells of North America, Secretary Joseph Henry issues a circular requesting cooperation in obtaining specimens. Instructions are given regarding how to ship the specimens, as well as what to collect and the best methods of preservation.

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Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1862, Article IX.

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

Date

January 1, 1860

Topic

  • Serial publications
  • Citizen science
  • Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Shells
  • Volunteers

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