This accession consists of miscellaneous materials relating to the administration of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence, reports, logs, manuals
and rulings pertaining to the United States National Museum (USNM), articles about the Smithsonian, exhibitions in the Smithsonian Building and for the National Gallery of
Art, and other records maintained by Rathbun.
This accession consists of field notes of Richard Rathbun (1852-1918), a geologist and paleontologist. Most of these notes occurred during his time as a geologist with
the Geological Commission of Brazil. Materials also include scientific illustrations and a few pressed plants.