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Folder 2 Correspondence with Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas of the British Museum (Natural History), 1908-1924, 1927-1928.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
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Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers

Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Extent:
2.85 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (2 tall document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1908-1940
Descriptive Entry:
Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr.'s papers include personal material concerning awards and his investigation of Christian Science; material on mammalogical research including extensive correspondence with Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas of the British Museum; and material on Miller's research with primates, especially the Piltdown Man and primate behavioral patterns.
Historical Note:
Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., (1869-1956) was born in Peterboro, New York, and grew up on a large estate in central New York. In this relatively isolated setting and through the influence of his great uncle, an ornithologist, Miller developed an early interest in natural history. Following his graduation from Harvard in 1894, Miller joined the Biological Survey in the Department of Agriculture and worked under Clinton Hart Merriam. In 1898 he joined the United States National Museum as Assistant Curator of Mammals and in 1909 became Curator of that Division. He continued in that position until 1940 when he retired and remained as an Associate in biology at the Smithsonian Institution until his death.

Miller's major contributions to mammalogy were his series of checklists of North American mammals, 1901, 1912, and 1924; The Families and Genera of Bats, 1907; and the Catalogue of the Mammals of Western Europe in the Collection of the British Museum, 1912. He also was an early critic of the claimed discovery of the Piltdown Man in England. He published several papers on the controversy and corresponded with many of the principal investigators. Another of his fields of interest was primate behavioral patterns and their possible influence on the beginnings of human social development.
Topic:
Christian Science  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Piltdown forgery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7173
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Prodrome of a monograph of the pinnipedes, by Theodore Gill

Title:
Monograph of the pinnipedes
Monographs and reprints on zoological topics DSI
Author:
Gill, Theodore 1837-1914  Search this
Former owner:
Maynard, C. J (Charles Johnson) 1845-1929 DSI  Search this
Miller, Gerrit S (Gerrit Smith) 1869-1956 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
13 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1866
Topic:
Pinnipedia  Search this
Call number:
QL719.I8 A45 1870
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING GENERAL MAMMALOGY, 1908-1924, 1927-1930, 1933.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7173, Series 2
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Box 2

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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CORRESPONDENCE, PHOTOGRAPHS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING AWARDS, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CHRISTIAN SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS, 1914, 1918, 1922-1929, 1934.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7173, Series 1
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Box 2

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Box 3

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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CORRESPONDENCE, NOTES, PHOTOGRAPHS, MANUSCRIPTS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING PRIMATES, 1914-1919, 1929-1940.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7173, Series 3
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Box 4

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Box 5

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Folder 9 Letterpress book containing copies of manuscripts by Gerrit Smith Miller Jr. including:

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Folder 1 Letterpress book containing copies of manuscripts by Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr. including:

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Folder 2 Photographs of Miller and of the Division of Mammals.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Folder 3 Bibliography of Miller, 1918-1929.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
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Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Folder 7 Undated manuscript of "The status of Noctilio leporinus leporinus and Noctilio leporinus mastivus."

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Folder 1 Correspondence and notes on primates, circa 1914-1919, 1929-1935.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Folder 4 Typescript with corrections of "The Foot of the Mountain Gorilla," circa 1932.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Folder 6 Notes and typescript of "Three Macaques and Seven Names," circa 1933.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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