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E. Yale Dawson Papers

Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Extent:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Field notes
Date:
1934-1966
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains papers documenting the professional and personal life of E. Yale Dawson, with most of the collection consisting of correspondence with colleagues. There are, in addition, a few segments of field notes and manuscript and typescript copies and drafts of some of his later publications. The collection generally does not include research and field notes, or publications.
Historical Note:
Elmer Yale Dawson (1918-1966) came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1965 to accept the newly established position of curator of Cryptogamic Botany in the National Museum of Natural History. Dawson received his A.B. degree in 1940 from the University of California at Berkeley. Two years later he received his Ph.D. from the same institution. The research for his doctoral dissertation he conducted as a member of Captain Allan Hancock's expedition with the Velero III to the Gulf of California. The dissertation was published in 1944 as The Marine Algae of the Gulf of California (A. Hancock Pac. Exped. 3:189-464). After a term of service in the U. S. Army, Dawson was a research associate at the Allan Hancock Foundation, University of Southern California, from 1945 to 1955. In 1956 he was appointed professor of biology at University of Southern California, a position which he held, with some interruptions, until 1964. From 1958 to 1962 he served as research director of the Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research, in 1964 he was director of the San Diego Natural History Museum, and from 1964 until his death he served as secretary of the Americas for the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands. Dr. Dawson's research specialities included benthic marine algae, especially Rhodophyta of the tropical and subtropical Pacific; and Cactaceae. He published 165 books and papers, 96 of which were related to marine algae, the others mostly to cacti and succulents. Dawson's books include: How to Know the Seaweeds (1956), How to Know the Cacti (1963), The Cacti of California (1966), Seashore Plants of Southern California (1966), Seashore Plants of Northern California (1966), and Marine Botany: An Introduction (1966). On June 22, 1966 Dawson was drowned while diving for seaweeds in the Red Sea.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7097
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7097
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E. Yale Dawson Papers, 1934-1966

Creator:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Subject:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Charles Darwin Foundation  Search this
San Diego Natural History Museum  Search this
University of Southern California  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
University of California (1868-1952)  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Allan Hancock Foundation  Search this
Beaudette Foundation for Biological Research  Search this
Physical description:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Date:
1934
1934-1966
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007097
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217255

Euphorbia viminea Hook. f.

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
E. Yale Dawson  Search this
Place:
Bindloe I. [Isla Marchena], Colón, Ecuador, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
26 Jan 1964
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Euphorbia viminea Hook. f.
Chamaesyce viminea (Hook. f.) D.G. Burch
Barcode:
01320650
USNM Number:
2833632
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Flowering plants and ferns
Crowdsourcing Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12144563
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Euphorbia viminea Hook. f.

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
E. Yale Dawson  Search this
Place:
Bindloe I., Colón, Ecuador, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
26 Jan 1964
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Euphorbia viminea Hook. f.
Chamaesyce viminea (Hook. f.) D.G. Burch
Barcode:
01320651
USNM Number:
2833612
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Flowering plants and ferns
Crowdsourcing Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12144564
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Euphorbia amplexicaulis Hook. f.

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
E. Yale Dawson  Search this
Place:
Abingdon I., Colón, Ecuador, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
25 Jan 1964
Crowdsourcing:
Available for transcription
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Euphorbia amplexicaulis Hook. f.
Chamaesyce amplexicaulis (Hook. f.) D.G. Burch
Barcode:
01321257
USNM Number:
3039897
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Flowering plants and ferns
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Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12881367
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Euphorbia amplexicaulis Hook. f.

Biogeographical Region:
83 - Western South America  Search this
Collector:
E. Yale Dawson  Search this
Place:
Bindloe I., Colón, Ecuador, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
26 Jan 1964
Crowdsourcing:
Available for transcription
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Euphorbia amplexicaulis Hook. f.
Chamaesyce amplexicaulis (Hook. f.) D.G. Burch
Barcode:
01321258
USNM Number:
2833611
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Flowering plants and ferns
Crowdsourcing Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12881368
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Euphorbia sp.

Biogeographical Region:
79 - Mexico Northwest  Search this
Collector:
E. Yale Dawson  Search this
Place:
Gulf of Baja California Region; Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, North America
Collection Date:
23 Jan 1940
Crowdsourcing:
Available for transcription
Common name:
sandmat
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Euphorbia sp.
Chamaesyce sp.
Barcode:
01861201
USNM Number:
1945269
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Flowering plants and ferns
Crowdsourcing Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13230533
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Euphorbia tomentulosa S. Watson

Biogeographical Region:
79 - Mexico Northwest  Search this
Collector:
E. Yale Dawson  Search this
Place:
Bahia San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, North America
Collection Date:
8 Feb 1940
Crowdsourcing:
Available for transcription
Taxonomy:
Plantae Plantae Dicotyledonae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Euphorbia tomentulosa S. Watson
Chamaesyce tomentulosa (S. Watson) Millsp.
Barcode:
01861340
USNM Number:
1945282
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Flowering plants and ferns
Crowdsourcing Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13230676
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E. Yale Dawson Papers, 1934-1966

Extent:
1 map
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Baja California
Mexico
Date Range:
circa 1934-1966
Topic:
Plantae  Search this
Plants  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007097
Access Information:
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Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966
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E. Yale Dawson Papers, 1934-1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_coll_NCDC563

E. Yale Dawson (1918-1966)

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-287, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Departmental Records
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Departmental Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa09-287-refidd1e407

Folder 27 E. Yale Dawson, 1952.

Collection Creator::
Conger, Paul S. (Paul Sydney), 1897-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7292, Paul S. Conger Papers
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Paul S. Conger Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7292-refidd1e1414

Correspondence - D, 1963-1964 (includes E. Yale Dawson)

Collection Creator::
Barnard, J. Laurens (Jerry Laurens), 1928-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-151, J. Laurens Barnard Papers
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J. Laurens Barnard Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa84-151-refidd1e407

Map of Lower California with traced route and notes on locations of specimens. Date of expedition unknown.

Collection Creator::
Dawson, Elmer Yale, 1918-1966  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7097, E. Yale Dawson Papers
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E. Yale Dawson Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7097-refidd1e6633

Marine botany; an introduction [by] E. Yale Dawson

Author:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 371 p. illus., ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966]
Topic:
Marine plants  Search this
Aquatic plants  Search this
Call number:
QK103 .D27
QK103 .D32
QK103.D27
QK103.D32
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_9038

Seashore plants of northern California, by E. Yale Dawson

Author:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Physical description:
103 p. illus. (part col.) 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1966
Topic:
Marine plants  Search this
Coastal plants  Search this
Call number:
QK149 .D27
QK149.D27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_42416

Seashore plants of southern California, by E. Yale Dawson

Author:
Dawson, Elmer Yale 1918-1966  Search this
Physical description:
101 p. illus. (part col.) 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1966
Topic:
Marine plants  Search this
Coastal plants  Search this
Call number:
QK149 .D27s
QK149.D27s
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_78725

Folder 7 Division of Algae and Marine Botany, "Marine Biology at the Smithsonian," E. Yale Dawson, 1966

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 29
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 272, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0272-refidd1e1180

Ouratea acuta Tiegh.

Biogeographical Region:
84 - Brazil  Search this
Collector:
E. Yale Dawson  Search this
Place:
Region of the Chapada dos Veadeiros at W. Long, Goiás, Brazil, South America - Neotropics
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Theales Ochnaceae
Published Name:
Ouratea acuta Tiegh.
Other Numbers:
Duplicate distribution : US;
Barcode:
01877883
USNM Number:
2280632
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Flowering plants and ferns
Reflora Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13006287
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Pilosocereus robinii (Lem.) Byles & G.D. Rowley

Microhabitat Description:
Along airstrip  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
81 - Caribbean  Search this
Collector:
E. Yale Dawson  Search this
Collection Date:
9 Mar 1966
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Cactaceae
Published Name:
Pilosocereus robinii (Lem.) Byles & G.D. Rowley
Barcode:
00177345
USNM Number:
2458916
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Flowering plants and ferns
West Indies Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2481427

Utricularia purpurea Walter

Biogeographical Region:
81 - Caribbean  Search this
Collector:
E. Yale Dawson  Search this
Place:
2 miles north of Cargil Creek in small pond., Bahamas, West Indies - Neotropics
Collection Date:
7 Mar 1966
Common name:
eastern purple bladderwort
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Lentibulariaceae
Published Name:
Utricularia purpurea Walter
Barcode:
01069027
USNM Number:
2458872
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Flowering plants and ferns
West Indies Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10486997

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