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Diagram with Measurements of the Fénykövi Elephant

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Fénykövi, Josef J  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 8.5w x 11h; Type of Image: Drawing; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Drawing
Date:
1955
Topic:
Physical measurements  Search this
Fénykövi Elephant  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0605
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12308

Exhibit of Giraffes from Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Cyanotype; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Place:
Africa
Date:
c. 1915
Topic:
Giraffe  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Animals  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0606 and 28160
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12281

Rhinoceros Diorama

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Hall of Mammals  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10 w x 6 h; Type of Image: exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exhibit
Photographic print
Place:
Africa
Date:
post 1959
Topic:
Dioramas  Search this
Animals  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Rhinoceroses  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0484
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12264

East African Lions Diorama Post 1959

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Turner, George B  Search this
Hall of Mammals  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10 w x 6h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exhibit
Photographic print
Place:
Africa
Date:
post 1959
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Animals  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Lions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0485
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12265

East African Lions in Glass Case, Side View

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Cyanotype; Size: 10 w x 8 h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exhibit
Photographic print
Place:
Africa
Date:
pre 1959
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Lions  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Exhibit cases  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0482
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12255

Ostrich Family, National Museum of Natural History

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Department of Ornithology (USNM)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Birds  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Glass Negative
Type:
Exhibit
Glass plate negative
Place:
Africa
Date:
c.1910
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Birds  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Ostriches  Search this
Standard number:
MNH-28163
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12216

Exhibit of East African Buffalo

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Cyanotype; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
Africa
Date:
circa 1915
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Buffalo  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Animals  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0483 or 28232
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12280

Exhibit of Giraffe from Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Cyanotype; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
Africa
Date:
circa 1915
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Giraffe  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Animals  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Zebras  Search this
Okapi  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0481 or 28161
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12282

East African Lion Exhibit, National Museum of Natural History

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Turner, George B  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
Africa
Date:
1915
Topic:
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Lions  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Specimens  Search this
Standard number:
24881or NHB-24881
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9152

Hall of Mammals, Square-lipped Rhinoceros, USNM

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
Africa
Date:
c. 1920
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Animals  Search this
Rhinoceroses  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Hall of Mammals  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Standard number:
28234 or NHB-28234
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9891

Postcard of Roosevelt Lion Group

Author:
Curt Teich & Co  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Place:
Africa
Date:
1934
Topic:
Lions  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Animals  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Cats  Search this
Atlas Lions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0488 (front) and SIA2013-07231 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12263
Additional Online Media:

Blank Postcard of Roosevelt Lion Group

Author:
Curt Teich & Co  Search this
Subject:
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Place:
Africa
Date:
1934
Topic:
Lions  Search this
Panthera  Search this
Predatory animals  Search this
Cats  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Taxidermy  Search this
Dioramas  Search this
Postcard  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Atlas Lions  Search this
Animals  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-06657 (front) and SIA2013-06658 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13834
Additional Online Media:

Theodore Roosevelt manuscript letter from Africa to Douglas Robinson

Correspondent:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Robinson, Douglas 1855-1918  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
American Museum of Natural History  Search this
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)  Search this
Physical description:
1 sheet ([4] pages) ; 18 x 14 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
Africa
Date:
1909
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001867 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089704

Adventures in the far interior of South Africa : including a journey to Lake Ngam and rambles in Honduras / by J. Leyland

Title:
Leyland's adventures in South Africa
Author:
Leyland, J  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 282 p. [18] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Africa
Honduras
Date:
1866
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT1732 .L49 1866
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_781923

Instrucções sobre o modo de preparar, e conservar accidentalmente os differentes exemplares zoologicos : que houverem de ser conduzidos das possessões portuguezas ultramarinas até á sua definitiva preparação : feitas por ordem da Academia R. das Sciencias / por Francisco de Assis de Carvalho ..

Author:
Carvalho, Francisco de Assis de  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 83, [1] p. ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Portugal
Date:
1836
Topic:
Natural history--Technique  Search this
Natural history--Colonies  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QH60 .C33 1836
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_457852

Carl Akeley : Africa's collector, Africa's savior / by Penelope Bodry-Sanders

Author:
Bodry-Sanders, Penelope 1944-  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Akeley, Carl Ethan 1864-1926  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 298 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Africa
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Wild animal collectors  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
Call number:
QL31.A5B63 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412159

Russell E. Train Africana collection

Creator:
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries)  Search this
Names:
Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (1887-1889)  Search this
Akeley, Carl Ethan, 1864-1926  Search this
Baines, Thomas, 1820-1875  Search this
Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893  Search this
Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890  Search this
Du Chaillu, Paul B. (Paul Belloni), 1835-1903  Search this
Dugmore, A. Radclyffe (Arthur Radclyffe), 1870-1955  Search this
Glave, E. J. (Edward James)  Search this
Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939  Search this
Livingstone, David, 1813-1873.  Search this
Nelson, Robert Henry, 1853-1892  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Selous, Frederick Courteney, 1851-1917  Search this
Stanley, Henry M. (Henry Morton), 1841-1904.  Search this
Train, Russell E., 1920-2012  Search this
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972  Search this
Extent:
6,500 items (estimated)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Africa -- Maps
Africa -- description and travel
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Africa -- In art
Date:
1663-2004
Summary:
Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa.
Scope and Contents note:
Manuscript and printed textual material, photographic prints and negatives, slides, audio tapes, film, original and reproduction artwork, maps, scrapbooks, and historical and natural artifacts related to the history of African exploration and natural history, dating primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Includes correspondence, drafts of publications, diaries, account books, ephemera, posters, newsclippings, biographies, memoirs, portraits, and the former personal property of selected explorers, big game hunters, missionaries, pioneers, and naturalists in Africa. The Train Collection is particularly strong in archival materials on the following topics: the search for the source of the Nile and the progress of other exploring expeditions in Africa; the collecting of specimens of African animals, plants, and ethnological materials for zoos and museums (including a significant body of correspondence and photographs from the Smithsonian African Expedition in 1909-1910, led by President Theodore Roosevelt); and the growth of the African wildlife conservation movement. Besides Roosevelt, the major persons represented in the Collection include the journalist and explorer Henry Morton Stanley and members of his Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (Thomas Heazle Parke, Robert H. Nelson, James S. Jameson, John Rose Troup, William Bonny, William G. Stairs, Edmund Barttelot, and Arthur J. M. Jephson); the medical missionary Dr. David Livingstone and his father-in-law Robert Moffat; taxidermist Carl Akeley; zoologist Edmund Heller; hunter Frederick Courtenay Selous; artist and adventure writer A. Radclyffe Dugmore; explorers Samuel White Baker, Thomas Baines, Richard Francis Burton and E.J. Glave; anthropologist Paul Belloni du Chaillu; and royal traveler Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor). Consult the finding aid for more specific information on materials relating to these persons and other people and organizations represented in the Collection.
Arrangement note:
Organized into ten series, primarily based on format or creator: I. Artifacts, 1663-1999; II. Works of Art, 1663-1999; III. Books, 1900-1986; IV. Edmund Heller personal papers, 1875-1939; V. Manuscripts, 1663-1992; VI. Maps, 1878; VII. Newspapers, 1888-1987; VIII. Robert Henry Nelson personal papers, 1795-1912; VIII. Photographs, 1874-1963; IX. Posters and broadsides, 1814-1955; X. Russell E. Train personal papers, 1956-2004.
Separated Materials note:
In addition to these archival and non-book materials, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries acquired more than 1500 printed books as part of the Russell E. Train Collection; these books are listed individually in the SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System) online catalog.
Provenance:
Originally assembled by the Honorable Russell E. Train, a former judge, top administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and a past president of the World Wildlife Fund, this collection was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries in 2004.
Rights:
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
Topic:
Zoological specimens -- Collection and preservation -- Africa  Search this
Wildlife conservation -- Africa  Search this
Natural history -- Technique  Search this
Natural history -- Africa  Search this
Hunting -- Africa  Search this
Explorers -- Africa  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-CL.XXXX-0014
See more items in:
Russell E. Train Africana collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-cl-xxxx-0014
Additional Online Media:

Russell E. Train Africana library : [catalog], 1992 December 15

Author:
Train, Russell E. 1920-2012  Search this
Subject:
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (154 leaves) ; 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Catalogs
Place:
Africa
Date:
1992
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Explorers  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Natural history--Technique  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001784 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976867

Russell E. Train Africana Collection : [catalog], 2002

Author:
Train, Russell E. 1920-2012  Search this
Subject:
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. ([8], 328 p.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Catalogs
Place:
Africa
Date:
2002
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Explorers  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Natural history--Technique  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001786 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976933

Russell E. Train Africana Collection : [catalog], 2006

Author:
Train, Russell E. 1920-2012  Search this
Subject:
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (351 p.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Catalogs
Place:
Africa
Date:
2006
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Explorers  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Natural history--Technique  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001789 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976948

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