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Smithsonian Explorers, The Megatherium Club

Smithsonian Explorers, The Megatherium Club
Stimpson, William
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
c. 1862-63
Original located in small print file, have copy negative and black and white print in RU95, Box 14, Folder 39
Many scientists lived in the Smithsonian Institution Building in its early years. These four young naturalists lived in the building and often collected for the Smithsonian while on exploring expeditions in the mid-nineteenth century. Clockwise from upper left: Robert Kennicott, Henry Ulke, Henry Bryant and William Stimpson. They dubbed themselves the "Megatherium Club" after an extinct giant sloth that had been recently uncovered.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27-C, Folder: Kennicott
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Collectors and collecting, Expeditions, Explorers, Natural history, Scientific expeditions, Clubs, Scientists, Societies
Kennicott, Robert, Stimpson, William 1832-1872, Ulke, Henry, Bryant, Henry, Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.), Megatherium Club
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Card photograph, Group
Local Number:
43604-I and SIA2008-0347
Physical Description:
Color: Sepia; Size: 2w x 3h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Card photograph
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Smithsonian Explorers, The Megatherium Club

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