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John Peabody Harrington papers: Takelma, 1933

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961
Physical description:
0.87 linear feet (3 boxes)
Culture:
Takelma Indians
Indians of North America Northwest Coast of North America
Type:
Field notes
Classification
Vocabulary
Maps
Place:
Siletz Indian Reservation (Or.)
Rogue River (Klamath County-Curry County, Or.)
Illinois River (Or.)
Oregon
Date:
1933
Topic:
Takelma language
Language and languages--Documentation
Linguistics
Ethnology
Zoology
Toponymy
Animals
Names, Geographical
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Notes:
After recording Shasta and Konomihu in northern California during the early fall of 1933, John P. Harrington crossed the state border into Oregon to work on Takelma. He worked first with Frances Johnson (referred to as Frances, Fr., Frz., F.J., Phr.), an elderly native of a village on Jump-off-Joe Creek, who had worked with Edward Sapirt at Siletz Reservation in the summer of 1906. He began interviewing her in October and then took her on a placename trip to former Takelma territory on November 2nd through the 4th
After his return to the Siletz area, Harrington worked with two other people. On November 5th he spoke with Aneti (Mrs. Spencer) Scott, a bedridden woman in her eighties. She gave him vocabulary in her native Applegate as well as words in Takelma which she had learned from her first husband, Evans Bill. Molly Orcutt (sometimes referred to as Orton, abbreviated as Molly, Moy., Mo.), mentioned as a speaker of the Table Rock Dialect, also gave him considerable linguistic data. On November 13th through the 19th Harrington again returned to the original tribal lands to record placenames from her. It appears that Harrington made a final check on the tribenames and placenames he had obtained with Aneti and Orcutt in Siletz before returning to California
Summary:
This subseries of the Alaska/Northwest Coast series contains Harrington's Takelma research. His linguistic, ethnographic, and biographical notes contain information from Frances Johnson, Molly Orcutt, and, to a lesser extent, Aneti Scott. Vocabulary consists primarily of animal names, with descriptions of animals and comments on their range and habits. There are many annotations regarding pronunciation, comparisons between forms in various dialects, and several references to myths. Much of the data from Johnson was elicited for comparison with vocabulary she had provided years earlier for Edward Sapir's (1922) study of Takelma. There are smaller sections covering tribe names, material culture, and miscellaneous vocabulary. Considerable biographical information on the residents of the Siletz area and elsewhere is included
There are also notes that reflect information recorded separately from Frances Johnson and Molly Orcutt on trips to the Rogue and Illinois Rivers area in Oregon. Harrington also obtained an appreciable amount of data from whites he interviewed. George and Evelyn Baker traveled with him and the Indian women from Siletz. White residents they met along the way include Mr. Crow, Mr. Holst, Mr. Emanuell, Miss Savage, Mr. Lyman, J. T. Tuffs, and Mr. Murphy. Harrington's preferred method of operation was to take several people on sidetrips with his linguistic informant to places with which these people were familiar. He noted car mileage from the starting point and recorded the specific location of each important place, its various names in Takelma and English, its history, and past or present significance to Indians and whites. Sketch maps were made of some areas with the assistance of a number of the informants. Much of the placename data were rechecked upon return to Siletz. Among the Takelma lands covered are places along the Rogue River, the south fork of the Umpqua River, Grants Pass, Table Rock, Jacksonville, Gold Hill, Ashland, Medford, Cow Creek, and Galice Creek. The outlying regions around the Klamath River and Coos Bay are also mentioned
Cite as:
Alaska/Northwest Coast: Takelma, John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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National Anthropological Archives
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Oral history interview with Richard Eliot Blackwelder 1978

Interviewee:
Blackwelder, Richard E
Interviewer:
Henson, Pamela M
Subject:
Blackwelder, Richard E
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
Society of Systematic Zoology (U.S.)
St. John Fisher College
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Division of Insects (NMNH) Department of Biology (NMNH)
Bureau of Entomology (USDA)
American Museum of Natural History
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Physical description:
2 audiotapes (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Classification
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1978
Topic:
Biology
Entomology
Zoology
Records of meetings, organizations, and professional societies
Local number:
SIA RU009517
Notes:
Richard Eliot Blackwelder (1909-2001), a zoologist, specialized in entomology and the principles of zoology. Educated at Stanford University (B.A. 1931, Ph.D. 1934), he began his career with the Smithsonian's Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship from 1935 to 1938. He worked briefly for the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) before accepting an assistant curatorship at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in 1938. From 1940 to 1954, Blackwelder was on the curatorial staff of the Division of Insects of the United States National Museum (USNM), specializing in the morphology, classification, and nomenclature of the Staphylinidae. Blackwelder was very active in the Society of Systematic Zoology (SSZ), notably as Editor of Systematic Zoology. In 1954, he began a study of the principles of zoology. From 1956 to 1958, he was an Associate Professor at St. John Fisher College, and from 1965 to 1977 was Professor of Zoology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Summary:
This interview of Blackwelder by Pamela M. Henson covers his education; field work; career with the USDA, AMNH, USNM, St. John Fisher College, and Southern Illinois University; his research interests; the SSZ; and his colleagues. The interview focuses on his years in the Division of Insects, USNM; the SSZ; and his friend and colleague, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, Head Curator of Biology in the USNM and a founder of the SSZ
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records, c. 1972-1992

Creator:
Association of Systematics Collections
Physical description:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Classification
Manuscripts
Date:
1972
1972-1992
c 1972-1992
Topic:
Biology
Professional associations
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-037
Summary:
This accession consists of correspondence documenting Association of Systematics Collections (ASC) activities; publications; newsletters; records related to the ASC Council, workshops, and grant opportunities promoted by ASC; files concerning projects; records documenting relations between ASC and sister organizations; and membership records
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Administrative Records, 1993-2005

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Systematic Biology
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Classification
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Date:
1993
1993-2005
Topic:
Biology
Natural history museums
Research
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-211
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Dept. of Systematic Biology. The primary purpose of the department was outreach and the improvement of the image of research. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, surveys, strategic goals, organizational charts, budgets, funding information, brochures, and related materials. Some materials pre-date the establishment of the department and some materials are in electronic format
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Administrative Records 1993-2005 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Systematic Biology]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Program Records, 1993-2005

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Systematic Biology
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Classification
Manuscripts
Clippings
Compact discs
Floor plans
Date:
1993
1993-2005
Topic:
Biology
Natural history museums
Special events
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-212
Summary:
This accession consists of records documenting programs and events organized, hosted, and sponsored by the Dept. of Systematic Biology. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, agendas, schedules, floor plans, invitation lists, registration information, brochures, reports, clippings, and related materials. Some materials pre-date the establishment of the department and some materials are in electronic format
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Program Records 1993-2005 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Systematic Biology]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950)

Subject:
Fernald, M. L (Merritt Lyndon) 1873-1950
Harvard University Gray Herbarium
Harvard University
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Classification
Topic:
Botany
Plants
Natural history
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0579]
Summary:
Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950) worked at Gray Herbarium all his life, beginning as a student in 1891 and serving as director, 1937-1947; Professor of Natural History at Harvard, 1915-1947
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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950)

Subject:
Fernald, M. L (Merritt Lyndon) 1873-1950
Harvard University
Harvard University Gray Herbarium
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Classification
Topic:
Plants
Natural history
Botany
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0580]
Summary:
Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950) worked at Gray Herbarium all his life, beginning as a student in 1891 and serving as director, 1937-1947; Professor of Natural History at Harvard, 1915-1947
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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950)

Subject:
Fernald, M. L (Merritt Lyndon) 1873-1950
Harvard University Gray Herbarium
Harvard University
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Classification
Topic:
Plants
Natural history
Botany
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0581]
Summary:
Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950) worked at Gray Herbarium all his life, beginning as a student in 1891 and serving as director, 1937-1947; Professor of Natural History at Harvard, 1915-1947
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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748-1836)

Subject:
Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de 1748-1836
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Classification
Topic:
Botany
Plants
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0958]
Summary:
French botanist Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748-1836) is known for the development of a major plant classification system
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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1963-1968

Creator:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Subject:
Berry, Frederick Henry
Whitehead, Peter James Palmer
United States Bureau of Commercial Fisheries
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Classification
Date:
1963
1963-1968
Topic:
Ichthyology
Fishes
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-528
Summary:
This accession consists of correspondence of Frederick Henry Berry (1927-2001). He specialized in systematic ichthyology with the United States Bureau of Commercial Fisheries from 1956-1969. The majority of this correspondence is with Peter J. P. Whitehead
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950)

Subject:
Fernald, M. L (Merritt Lyndon) 1873-1950
Harvard University Gray Herbarium
Harvard University
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Classification
Topic:
Botany
Plants
Natural history
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0578]
Summary:
Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1873-1950) worked at Gray Herbarium all his life, beginning as a student in 1891 and serving as director, 1937-1947; Professor of Natural History at Harvard, 1915-1947
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Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway and the Modern Study of Birds

Author:
Lewis, Daniel
Subject:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929
United States National Museum
United States National Museum Dept. of Birds
American Ornithologists' Union
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Zoology
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Vertebrate Zoology
Edition:
First
Physical description:
Number of pages : 373; Page numbers : 1-346
Type:
Classification
Place:
North America
United States
Date:
2012
Topic:
Ornithologists
Museum curators
Ornithology
Ornithology--History
Scientific illustration
Biology
Animals
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Publisher:
New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press
Category:
Smithsonian History Bibliography
Summary:
Biography of Robert Ridgway (1850-1929), ornithologist and curator of birds at the Smithsonian Institution's United States National Museum. Ridgway was a talented scientific illustrator and known for his work on color standardization in natural history. The work traces the development of systematic ornithology in the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century, and Ridgway's role in professionalizing and standardizing ornithological research. It also addresses the creation of the American Ornithologists Union and Ridgway's influence on its journal, The Auk
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Oral history interviews with Curtis W. Sabrosky 1988

Interviewee:
Sabrosky, Curtis W (Curtis Williams) 1910-
Creator:
Henson, Pamela M
Subject:
Sabrosky, Curtis W (Curtis Williams) 1910-
Bradley, J. Chester (James Chester) b. 1884
Brown, Roland W (Roland Wilbur) 1893-1961
Muesebeck, Carl F. W (Carl Frederick William) b. 1894
Clarke, J. F. Gates (John Frederick Gates) 1905-1990
Systematic Entomology Laboratory (U.S.)
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
Department of Entomology (NMNH)
Bureau of Entomology (USDA) United States Department of Agriculture
United States Bureau of Entomology
United States Department of Agriculture Systematic Entomology Laboratory (USDA)
Physical description:
5 audiotapes (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Classification
Audiotapes
Oral history
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
Topic:
Entomology
Biology
Records of meetings, organizations, and professional societies
Museum curators
Local number:
SIA RU009583
Notes:
Curtis W. Sabrosky (1910-1997), an entomologist specializing in Diptera, received the A.B. in biology from Kalamazoo College in 1931, the M.S. in zoology from Kansas State College in 1933, and the Sc.D. from Kalamazoo College in 1966. He taught at Michigan State College from 1936 to 1944 and served in the Public Health Service during World War II. In 1946, he joined the staff of the United States Department of Agriculture, first with the Bureau of Entomology and later with its Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) as a Research Entomologist, serving as Research Director from 1967 to 1973. From 1980 to 1988, he was a Cooperating Scientist at SEL, as well as a Research Associate of the Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). A specialist on issues of taxonomic nomenclature, from 1963 to 1985 he served as a member of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN)
Summary:
These interviews of Sabrosky by Pamela M. Henson cover his education; career at the USDA; work with the National Entomological Collection maintained by the NMNH; interests in issues of taxonomic nomenclature, especially his work with the ICZN; and reminiscences of colleagues, notably J. Chester Bradley, Roland Wilbur Brown, John Frederick Gates Clarke, and Carl Frederick William Muesebeck
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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W. Ronald Heyer Papers, 1949-2011

Creator:
Heyer, W. Ronald
Subject:
Heyer, W. Ronald
Peters, James Arthur 1922-1972
IUCN/SSC Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Reptiles and Amphibians
World Congress of Herpetology
Physical description:
4.69 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Classification
Picture postcards
Electronic records
Compact discs
Illustrations
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color transparencies
Date:
1949
1949-2011
Topic:
Amphibians
Biogeography
Biology
Evolution (Biology)
Herpetology
Research
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-534
Summary:
This accession consists of papers documenting the career of W. Ronald Heyer, curator in the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles at the National Museum of Natural History. Heyer's research focuses on the systematics, evolution, and biogeography of Neotropical amphibians. There is also a small amount of materials created by James Arthur Peters, also a curator in this division. In addition, there are records relating to Heyer's work with the World Congress of Herpetology and the IUCN/SSC Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and postcards; meeting notes; divisional materials; data; illustrations; manuscript materials; and photographs, slides, and negatives. Some materials are in electronic format
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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The Macrolepidoptera of the world : a systematic account of all the known Macrolepidoptera / edited with the assistance of well-known specialists by Adalbert Seitz ; translated into English by K. Jordan

Macrolepidoptera of the world : a systematic description of the hitherto known MacrolepidopteraMacrolepidoptera of the world : a systematic description of the known Macrolepidoptera
Author:
Seitz, Adalbert 1860-1938
Former owner:
Bayer, Frederick M. DSI
Society of Writers to H.M. Signet (Great Britain) DSI
Physical description:
16 v. : col. ill. (chromolithographs) ; 33 cm
Type:
Classification
Identification
Date:
1906
1933
1906-1933
Topic:
Butterflies
Lepidoptera
Call number:
QL545 .S46213 1906
Notes:
Subtitle varies: Systematic description of the known Macrolepidoptera
Publisher varies. Vol. 1 published: F. Lehmann; v. 2-16: A. Kernen
Originally issued in fascicles
Translation of: Die Gross-schmetterlinge der Erde
Contents:
Division 1. The Macrolepidoptera of the Palaearctic fauna. 1. Diurnals -- 2. The Palaearctic bombyces & sphinges -- 3. The noctuid moths -- 4. The Palaearctic Geometrae -- Division 2. Fauna exotica. 5. The American Rhopalocera -- 6. The American bombyces & sphinges -- 7. [American] Noctuiformes -- 8. The American Geometridae -- 9. The Indo-Australian Rhopalocera -- 10. The Indo-Australian bombyces & sphinges -- 11. [Indo-Australian] noctuiform Phalaenæ -- 12. The Indoaustralian Geometridae -- 13. The African Rhopalocera -- 14. The African bombyces and sphinges -- 15. [African] noctuid Heterocera -- 16. The African Geometrae
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Smithsonian Libraries
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Marine shells of South Africa / by G.B. Sowerby

Author:
Sowerby, G. B (George Brettingham) 1812-1884
Physical description:
15 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Identification
Classification
Place:
South Africa
Date:
1894
1894]
Topic:
Mollusks
Shells
Call number:
Q427.S6 S68 1892
Notes:
"Reprinted from the Journal of Conchology"
"Read before the Conchological Society, November 3rd, 1893"--P. 5
"J.C., vii., April 1894"--at foot of p. 6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Check list of the Decapod and Tetradecapod Crustacea of the West Coast of North America / by W. N. Lockington

Crustacea, Lockington
Author:
Lockington, William N
Physical description:
p. 63-64 ; 23 cm
Type:
Classification
Place:
North America
Date:
1876
1876]
Topic:
Decapoda (Crustacea)
Crustacea
Call number:
QL435 .L42 1874
Notes:
Detached from: Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, [vol. 7], 1876
Prefaced by minutes of "Regular Meeting, July 17, 1876."
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization / by the Baron Cuvier ; the Crustacea, Arachnides and Insecta, by P.A. Latreille ; translated from the French, with notes and additions, by H. M'Murtrie ; in four volumes, with plates

Author:
Cuvier, Georges baron 1769-1832
McMurtrie, Henry 1793-1865
Latreille, P. A (Pierre André) 1762-1833
Ill:
Laurillard, Charles Léopold 1783-1853
Former owner:
Mason, Otis Tufton 1838-1908 DSI
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896 DSI
Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe 1793-1864 DSI
McElfresh, Henry DSI
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887 DSI
Physical description:
4 v., [20] leaves of plates : ill. (engravings) ; 23 cm
Type:
Classification
Pictorial works
Date:
1831
Topic:
Zoology
Animals
Call number:
QL45 .C946 1831
Notes:
Translation of part of Le règne animal
"Philadelphia: Printed by James Kay, Jun. & Co. printers to the American Philosophical Society"--Verso of t.p
Plates signed: Laurillard del., Tucker sct
Errata: v. 4, p. [546]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Latreille's Natürliche Familien des Thierreichs / aus dem Französischen, mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen, von Arnold Adolph Berthold

Author:
Latreille, P. A (Pierre André) 1762-1833
Berthold, A. A (Arnold Adolf) 1803-1861
Former owner:
Richmond, Charles Wallace 1868-1932 DSI
Dwight, Jonathan 1858-1929 DSI
Tucker, Marcia Brady DSI
Physical description:
x, 606 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Classification
Date:
1827
Topic:
Zoology
Animals
Call number:
QL45 .L3615 1827
Notes:
Translation of: Familles naturelles du règne animal, exposées succinctement et dans un ordre analytique, avec l'indication de leurs genres / par M. Latreille. Paris, 1825
Includes translator's table of corrections, p. [603]-604
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Révision de la famille des psélaphiens / par Ch. Aubé

Author:
Aubé, Charles 1802-1869
Société entomologique de France
Physical description:
p. [73]-160 : ill ; 21 cm
Type:
Classification
Date:
1845
1844
Topic:
Pselaphidae
Call number:
QL596.P8 A88
Notes:
Extracted from: Annales de la Société entomologique de France, ser. 2, t. 2 (1844)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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