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Correspondence

Author:
Thompson, F. Christian
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1978
Topic:
Entomology
Insects
Natural History
Citation:
Antenna, 2(3): 69
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Entomology
Data source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Correspondence, 1993-2000

Creator:
Lemelson Center
Subject:
Molella, Arthur P. 1944-
Klose, Claudine
Physical description:
1.25 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Date:
1993
1993-2000
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA Acc. 03-115
Summary:
This accession includes correspondence documenting administrative decision-making, development and execution of Lemelson Center activities, events, exhibitions, and programs. Materials primarily include the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Arthur P. Molella, Director, 1995- ; and, Claudine Klose, Program Manager, 1995-
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Correspondence 1993-2000 [Lemelson Center]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1992-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1992
1992-2000
Topic:
Art dealers
Art museum curators
Art museums
Graphic arts
Museums--Collection management
Museums
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-099
Summary:
These records consist of materials that document the incoming and outgoing correspondence from the Curatorial Office's Division of Graphic Arts. The files contain original incoming correspondence, copies of outgoing responses, as well as internal communications. Correspondents include dealers, the general public, and contacts within the Museum and with other museums. Topics include exhibitions, individual works of art, and acquisitions declined. Materials include correspondence and memoranda
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Correspondence 1977-2011 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, US Capitol 1837-1853

Creator:
Meigs, Montgomery C. 1816-1892
Vanderlyn, John 1775-1852
Jarvis, Leonard 1781-1854
Chapman, John
Physical description:
3 Letters : written in ink
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
U. S. Capitol
Date:
1837
1837-1853
19th century
Local number:
FSA A2009.06
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Notes:
General Montgomery Cunningham Meigs was Quartermaster General of the United States Army during and after the American Civil War. He was responsible for the purchase and distribution of supplies to the Union troops. Meigs was also an engineer and architect, and before and after the war, he supervised numerous projects throughout Washington, D.C. as part of the Army Corps of Engineers. He supervised the construction of wings and the dome of the Capitol building and the expansion of the General Post Office building. Meigs designed the Old Pension Office Building. His most amazing contribution to the city, however, was the Washington Aqueduct. Interestingly, it was Meigs who suggested to Abraham Lincoln that Arlington would be a good place for a cemetery. Meigs is buried there
Leonard Jarvis was an American politician who served in Congress from 1829 to 1837. He was chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs for some time. This contract is signed by him
John Vanderlyn was an American neoclassicist painter who painted portraits of politicians in the early 19th century. He was commissioned by Congress in 1842 to paint the landing of Columbus. This painting was later reproduced on a stamp. This painting was commissioned for the renovation of the rotunda in the Capitol Building
John Chapman was an American congressman who represented Pennsylvania. He worked as a judge before being elected to the House of Representatives
Summary:
This folder houses a series of letters referencing the building and renovation of the United States Capitol Building, most of which are from architects who worked on the project. One of the contracts orders iron beams for use in extending the Capitol building in 1857, during the second remodeling
Cite as:
Thomas B. Brumbaugh collection of 19th and 20th century American artists' correspondence 1831-1979. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Susan A. Hobbs, 2009
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Thomas B. Brumbaugh collection of 19th and 20th century American artists' correspondence. 1831-1979
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Correspondence, 1968-1975

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Physical description:
1.2 linear meters
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1968
1968-1975
Topic:
Art museums
Local number:
SIA RU000597
Summary:
These records consist of copies of outgoing administrative and curatorial correspondence and internal memoranda dating from July 1968, when the Museum was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution
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Correspondence 1881-1981 [Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1989-1999

Creator:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Office
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1989
1989-1999
Topic:
Art dealers
Art museums
Museums--Collection management
Museum exhibits
Museums, associations, institutions, etc
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-101
Summary:
These records consist of materials that document the Office's interactions with art scholars, dealers, the general public, artists, other museums, and Smithsonian offices. Materials include general correspondence and memoranda
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Correspondence 1977-2011 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1893-1899

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Hodgkins Fund
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1893
1893-1899
Topic:
Public health
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-156
Summary:
These records consist of correspondence related to 1893-1899 submissions for the Hodgkins Prize, a competition aimed at explicating the connections between atmospheric air and human welfare
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Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1882-1887

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
0.8 linear meter
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1882
1882-1887
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000029
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Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1882-1890

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
2.5 linear meters
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1882
1882-1890
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000030
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Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, Harrington - Moser 1848-1924

Creator:
McEvoy, Ambrose 1878-1927
Healy, G. P. A (George Peter Alexander) 1813-1894
Johnson, Eastman 1824-1906
Maynard, George W (George Willoughby) 1843-1923
McEvoy, Ambrose 1878-1927
Moser, James Henry 1854-1913
Subject:
Washington, George Corbin 1789-1854
Mercer, Edward
Physical description:
9 Letters : written in ink, ball point, graphite
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1848
1848-1924
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Art, American
Local number:
FSA A2009.06
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
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Healy was an American academic painter during the 19th century who painted mostly portraits, including a rather well-known one of Abraham Lincoln seated, which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. He studied in Paris, and worked in Paris, Rome, and Boston. Healy was prolific, painting as many as 50 portraits in a single year, including a series of American presidents, and group pictures depicting congressmen and other famous political figures. The picture depicts Senator Daniel Webster's (MA) reply in Senate to Senator Robert Hayne (SC) in 1830. They debated the issue of states' rights and nullification, and Webster defended a strong national government, famously declaring, "The motto should not be 'Liberty first, and Union afterwards,' but 'Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!'"
Hon. George C. Washington was born in Virginia in 1789 and died in Georgetown, D.C. in 1854. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, served in the Maryland legislature, and served several terms representing Montgomery County in Congress
Eastman Johnson was an American painter who co-founded the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Johnson painted many influential Americans of his day, and his style was influenced by the Dutch masters, earning him the title of "The American Rembrandt."He was born in Maine in 1824, but moved to Washington, D.C., where he completed many of his portraits. Johnson lived among Native American tribes and opened a studio in New York
George Willoughby Maynard was an American painter who started his career by completing murals in Boston's Trinity Church. He later did many murals in the Library of Congress
Ambrose McEvoy painted figures, landscapes, and portraits in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was a founder-member of the National Portrait Society in England, and painted a number of portraits of soldiers and sailors, which are now in the Imperial War Museum
Edward StanleyMercer was an English artist who studied at the Slade School of Art, along with time in Holland, Spain, and Italy. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, and was a member of both the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters
In the letter, Ambrose McEvoy mentions that he has "written to Harold Speed," who was an English painter of oil and watercolor landscapes and portraits. Speed (1872-1957) studied art at the Royal Academy Schools and was elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Speed exhibited at the Royal Academy
James Henry Moser was born in Ontario, Canada, who worked as an illustrator and landscape painter in oil and watercolor. In Washington, D.C., he was awarded the first Corcoran Prize by the Washington Watercolor Club. He was an art critic for the Washington Times, Post, and Herald, and did freelance illustrations for Harper's, among other publications. Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, the First Lady, purchased one of Moser's pieces, "A Sunny Morning at Salisbury Beach," to hang in the White House living room. He died in 1913 after having suffered a stroke earlier that year
Summary:
This folder is an amalgamation of letters written and recieved by prominent figures in 19th and 20th century American art. Included in the folder are letters from George P. Healy, Eastman Johnson, George W. Maynard, Ambrose McEvoy, and James Henry Moser
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Thomas B. Brumbaugh collection of 19th and 20th century American artists' correspondence 1831-1979. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Susan A. Hobbs, 2009
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Thomas B. Brumbaugh collection of 19th and 20th century American artists' correspondence. 1831-1979
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Correspondence, 1991-2000

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1991
1991-2000
Topic:
Art dealers
Art museum curators
Art museums
Art, American
Local number:
SIA Acc. 07-026
Summary:
This accession consists of the general correspondence files of the Curatorial Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The materials document the interaction between curators and art scholars, artists, galleries, the general public, other museums, and Smithsonian offices. Materials include general correspondence and memoranda
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Correspondence 1977-2011 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1903-1925

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
Library of Congress
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Smithsonian Institution Administration
United States Interstate Commerce Commission
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (3 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1903
1903-1925
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA Acc. 05-162
Summary:
These records consist of correspondence and related materials dealing with the function and administration of the Office of the Secretary during the tenures of Samuel P. Langley and Charles Doolittle Walcott.. Correspondents include Alexander Graham Bell, the Bureau of American Ethnology, the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Library of Congress, and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Materials include correspondence, tables, reports, and proposals. See Record Unit 45 for related materials
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Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1894-1903

Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Plants
Subject:
Pollard, Charles Louis 1872-1945
United States National Herbarium
United States Dept. of Agriculture
Physical description:
0.7 linear meter
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1894
1894-1903
Topic:
Botany
Local number:
SIA RU000222
Summary:
These records are the official files of Charles Louis Pollard (1872-1945) as Assistant Curator of the Division of Botany, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1894-1895, and the Division of Plants, United States National Museum (USNM), 1895-1903. Pollard also edited Plant World from 1899 to 1907
These records document the activities of both divisions, as well as Pollard's scientific and administrative activities from 1894 to 1903. The records of both divisions have been maintained together and contain incoming and outgoing correspondence with botanists, entomologists, horticulturists, USDA and USNM administrative staff; foresters and colleagues; seed laboratories; and natural history and scientific societies. The correspondence chiefly concerns the examination, identification, collection, and exchange of botanical specimens, especially violets, mosses, grasses, ferns, fern-like plants, food plants, herbs, shrubs, and trees
The correspondence also includes accession lists, annual reports, requests and approvals for field work, nomenclatorial work, and routine correspondence in reference to the publication of Plant World and other publications concerning botanical specimens. Also included are some of Pollard's manuscripts: "New American Specied of Chamaecrista"; "A new Violet from New Jersey"; "The Genus Oxytria of Rafinesque"; and "The Two Violets."
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Correspondence 1870-1955 [United States National Museum Division of Plants]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1865-1879

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
0.3 linear meter
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1865
1865-1879
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000032
Summary:
These secretarial records apparently were separated from the main series before the latter were bound
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Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1873-1878

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Smithsonian Institution Documents Clerk
Smithsonian Institution Chief Clerk
United States National Museum
Physical description:
2.7 linear meters
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1873
1873-1878
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000027
Summary:
Mostly ephemeral; contains records of the Chief Clerk
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Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1864-1869

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
0.5 linear meter
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1864
1864-1869
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000037
Notes:
The date of compilation of these abstracts is unknown, although presumably it was done in part before the 1865 fire
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Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
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Correspondence, 1887-1907

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Hodgkins Fund
Smithsonian Institution Advisory Committee on Printing and Publication
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
5.7 linear meters
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1887
1887-1907
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000034
Notes:
Shortly after Samuel P. Langley became Secretary, a new system of organizing outgoing correspondence was devised. Some of the records have not survived to the present; hence, there are gaps in series numbers
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Correspondence 1863-1971 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1904-1911

Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Plants
Subject:
Rose, J. N (Joseph Nelson) 1862-1928
Painter, Joseph Hannum
Physical description:
0.1 linear meter
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1904
1904-1911
Topic:
Botany
Local number:
SIA RU000225
Summary:
Joseph Hannum Painter was an Aid in the Division of Plants, United States National Museum, 1904-1908. These records contain Painter's incoming and outgoing correspondence with botanists and Smithsonian staff concerning the shipment of specimen collections; identification of specimens; mounting of collections; and Painter's work on the yellow pond lily, Nymphaea. Also included are copies of outgoing payments made by Joseph Nelson Rose for specimen collections, equipment, staff salaries, and labor, circa 1908-1911
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Correspondence 1870-1955 [United States National Museum Division of Plants]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1913-1936

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art Superintendent of Construction
Subject:
Bundy, John
Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art Building
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1913
1913-1936
Topic:
Building--Estimates
Building--Fittings
Museum buildings
Local number:
SIA Acc. 02-027
Summary:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by John Bundy, Superintendent, 1921-1939, documenting the construction and design of the Freer Gallery of Art building as well as materials needed for the building and costs incurred. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, telegrams, account statements, agreements, and sketches
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Correspondence 1913-1936 [Freer Gallery of Art Superintendent of Construction]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1901-1954

Creator:
United States National Museum Dept. of Zoology
Subject:
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
True, Frederick William 1858-1914
Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
Killip, Ellsworth Paine 1890-
United States National Museum Dept. of Zoology
United States National Museum Dept. of Biology
Physical description:
0.4 linear meter
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1901
1901-1954
Topic:
Zoology
Local number:
SIA RU000143
Notes:
The Department of Biology was formed during the reorganization of the United States National Museum in 1897. At that time, the various departments in the biological sciences became divisions and the department was set up as the organizational unit controlling those divisions. The first Head Curator was Frederick William True who served from 1897 to 1911. In 1911, Leonhard Stejneger became Head Curator and held that position until his death in 1943. Waldo LaSalle Schmitt was the last Head Curator of the Department and served until its separation in 1947 into the Departments of Zoology and Botany. Schmitt continued as Head Curator of Zoology and Ellsworth Paine Killip was appointed Head Curator of Botany
Summary:
The correspondence in this record unit contains only a portion of the correspondence of the two Departments. Other material relating to the Department of Biology can be found in the Frederick William True Papers, record unit 7181, and the Leonhard Stejneger Papers, record unit 7074
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Correspondence 1901-1964 [United States National Museum Dept. of Zoology]
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