U.S. National Herbarium Moved to SI

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The United States National Herbarium is recalled from the United States Department of Agriculture. The Herbarium had been established as a joint project of the Smithsonian and the United States Department of Agriculture, its holdings consisting of botanical specimens collected by exploring expeditions, by authors of botanical works, travelers, and special collectors.


  • United States Dept. of Agriculture
  • United States National Herbarium


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 707-708, 841
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1870, p. 36

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


July 28, 1894


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Interagency Transfers
  • Plants
  • National Collections
  • Botany

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