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William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated

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Creator:
Foshag, William F (William Frederick) 1894-1956
Subject:
Foshag, William F (William Frederick) 1894-1956
Gutiérrez, Celedonio 1908-
Gonzalez-Reyna, Jenaro 1905-
United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology
United States National Museum Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (Systematic and Applied)
United States National Museum Department of Geology
John A. Roebling Solar Research Fund
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Physical description:
8.56 cu. ft. (14 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (1 3x5 box) (2 5x8 boxes) (oversize material)
Type:
Maps
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Field notes
Place:
Parícutin (Volcano)
Date:
1923
1923-1965
1923-1965 and undated
Notes:
William F. Foshag (1894-1956) joined the United States National Museum's Division of Mineralogy and Petrology as an Assistant Curator in 1919. From 1929 to 1941, he served as Curator of the Division of Physical and Chemical Geology (Systematic and Applied), and from 1929 to 1948 was also Curator of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology. From 1948 to 1956, Foshag was Head Curator of the Department of Geology and Acting Curator of the Division of Mineralogy and Petrology.
Foshag's research was primarily devoted to the study of the geology and mineralogy of Mexico. Between 1926 and 1941, Foshag made several collecting trips to Mexico under the auspices of the Smithsonian's Roebling Fund. While serving as a representative of the United States Geological Survey in its cooperative work with the Mexican government, Foshag was able to study the eruption of the Paricutin Volcano in 1943. He made subsequent visits to Paricutin in 1944 and 1945 to observe the volcano. In 1946, he went to Japan to supervise the grading, classifying and appraising, for the United States government, of diamonds captured from the Japanese during World War II. In 1949, Foshag was commissioned by the Guatemalan government to survey ancient jade objects from Central America.
Summary:
This collection consists mostly of materials documenting Foshag's research on Paricutin Volcano. Included are field notes recorded by Foshag, as well as notes and observations made by Jenaro Gonzalez and Gutierrez Celedonio; photographs, color slides, and glass plate negatives documenting the birth and subsequent activity of the volcano, research notes mostly concerning the analysis of lava and other materials erupted from Paricutin; manuscripts, reports, reprints, and publications concerning Paricutin and volcanology, and maps of Mexico, particularly the Paricutin region. Also included in the collection is general correspondence of Foshag, 1923, 1942-1965, including letters concerning his study of Paricutin Volcano and his survey of Central American jade objects, and photographs taken on several of Foshag's mineral collecting trips to Mexico, 1926-1934.
A collection of 151 photographic prints and corresponding negatives from his study of Paricutin Volcano were transferred by Foshag to the National Archives in 1951 (NARS Accession Inventory No. 451-111).
Topic:
Geology
Mineralogy
Local number:
SIA RU007281
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Graton, Louis C, Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, April 19, 22, 1943

Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
39 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 9 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1943
Start Date:
19430419
End Date:
19430422
Abstract:
The black and white photographs depict Paricutín volcano, April 19 and 22, 1943, taken by Louis C. Graton. There are few captions. Subject matter includes examples of types of bombs from volcano, detail images of cone's slopes, and vistas of the volcano with surround damaged woods. Includes enlargements and duplicates.
Topic:
Volcanos
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Paricutin: Aerial photographs, May 26, 1945, Nos 1 - 65, Taken at approximately 15,000 feet

Alternate Title:
Aerial photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. 1-132, Taken at approximately 15,000 feet (1 of 2)
Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
65 aerial photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 10 Folder 6
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Aerial photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1945
Start Date:
19450526
End Date:
19450526
Abstract:
This is the first of two collections of aerial photographs documenting the terrain around Paricutín Volcano in Mexico. Images were taken in May 26, 1945 at approximately 15,000 feet. Includes numbers 1 - 65.
Topic:
Volcanos
Geology
Volcanological research
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Paricutin: Aerial photographs, May 26, 1945, Nos 66 - 132, Taken at approximately 15,000 feet

Alternate Title:
Aerial photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. 1-132, Taken at approximately 15,000 feet (2 of 2)
Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
65 aerial photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 10 Folder 6
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Aerial photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1945
Start Date:
19450526
End Date:
19450526
Abstract:
This is the second of two folders of aerial photographs documenting the terrain around Paricutín Volcano in Mexico. Images were taken May 26, 1945 at approximately 15,000 feet. Includes numbers 66 - 132.
Topic:
Volcanos
Geology
Volcanological research
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Foshag, William F, Field notes, May 21-August 1943, Typed copy

Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 6 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1943
Start Date:
19430521
End Date:
19430831
Abstract:
The two sets of typed notes document William Foshag's fieldwork May 21 - August 1943, in Mexico at Paricutin Volcano. Entries are dated, and pages are numbered. Entries are detailed narratives describing aspects of the volcano, such as the flow of lava (smell, formation, and appearance); details and changes of the orilla, craters, and cone; area terrain; and effect on the village of Paricutin. Other subject matter includes weather; details about campsites and travel around the cone of the volcano for further observations; and ongoing eruptions. Both types notes describe Paricutin, though the second also discusses vegetation and wildlife of the area, and daily entries are often sub-headed with time of day and event or observation.
Topic:
Geology
Volcanos
Volcanological research
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Foshag, William F Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no F2-F14

Alternate Title:
Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no F2-F171, 1943-1944 (1 of 8)
Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
46 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 7 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1943-1944
Start Date:
19430323
End Date:
19440323
Abstract:
Black and white photographs document William Foshag's observations of Paricutin Volcano, 1943 - 1944. They include numbers F2 - F14. The majority of the photographs depict March 23 -26, 1943. On the back they include dates, and some have a terse description. Subject matter includes images of the eruptions, emanating clouds, slopes of the volcano, surrounding woodlands and terrain, an unidentified person, a large fumarole, and the Zapicho flow. There are multiple copies of some images.
Topic:
Geology
Volcanos
Volcanological research
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F51-F71, 1943

Alternate Title:
Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F2-F171, 1943-1944 (4 of 8)
Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
38 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 7 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1943
Start Date:
19430612
End Date:
19430619
Abstract:
The black and white photographs were taken by William Foshag of Paricutin Volcano, June 12 - 19, 1943. They include image numbers F51 - F71. On the reverse side is the date and sometimes description or indication of location of the photograph. Subject matter includes daytime and nighttime images of the volcano erupting; plumes of smoke; examples of emitted debris (bombs); local inhabitants observing a lava flow; volcano with structures in the foreground; and examples of woods damaged by volcano. Includes duplicates.
Topic:
Geology
Volcanos
Volcanological research
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F106B - F120, 1943

Alternate Title:
Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F2-F171, 1943-1944 (7 of 8)
Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
44 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 7 Folder 7
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1943
Start Date:
19430801
End Date:
19430805
Abstract:
The black and white photographs were taken by William Foshag of Paricutín Volcano, August 1- 5, 1943. Includes image numbers F106B - F120. On the reverse side, some include the image number, date, and sometimes a description or indication of vantage point. Subject matter includes daytime and nighttime eruptions and emanating clouds from the volcano; and detail images of lava formations. Includes duplicates.
Topic:
Geology
Volcanos
Volcanological research
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F172 - F210, 1944

Alternate Title:
Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F172-F319, 1944-1945 (1 of 6)
Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
68 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 8 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1944
Start Date:
19440302
End Date:
19440707
Abstract:
The black and white photographs were taken by William Foshag of Paricutín Volcano, March 2 - July 7, 1944. Includes image numbers F172 - F210. On the reverse side, some include the image number, date, and sometimes a description, indication of vantage point, or time of day. Subject matter includes structures damaged by lava flows; types of lava; skyline of village with volcano in the background; daytime and nighttime lava flows; and undamaged rural terrain. Includes duplicates.
Topic:
Geology
Volcanos
Volcanological research
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F211A - F228, 1944

Alternate Title:
Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F172-F319, 1944-1945 (2 of 6)
Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
21 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 8 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1944
Start Date:
19440620
End Date:
19440622
Abstract:
The black and white photographs were taken by William Foshag of Paricutín Volcano, June 20 - 22, 1944. Includes image numbers F211A - F228. On the reverse side, some include the image number, date, and sometimes a description, indication of vantage point, or time of day. Some images are of locations and different days. Subject matter includes views of town and individual structures damaged by lava flows and ash, as well as individuals inspecting damage to structures (with lava flows seen in). Includes duplicates.
Topic:
Geology
Volcanos
Volcanological research
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F271 - F285F, 1944 - 1945

Alternate Title:
Foshag, William F. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, no. F172-F319, 1944-1945 (5 of 6)
Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
41 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 8 Folder 5
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1944-1945
Start Date:
19441129
End Date:
19450527
Abstract:
The black and white photographs were taken by William Foshag of Paricutín Volcano, November 29, 1944 - May 27, 1945. Includes image numbers F271 - F285F. Subject matter includes the volcano emanating smoke; the cone; view of San Juan from trail; vistas of woods; San Juan flow; lava flow in town of San Juan; ripple marks in ash; the crater; Aguan flow; ash fall over Guanijuato; and a collecting tube in fumerole. Includes duplicates.
Topic:
Geology
Volcanos
Volcanological research
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Andresen, Gerardo, Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, undated

Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
2 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 8 Folder 7
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1943-1952
Start Date:
1943
End Date:
1952
Abstract:
Black and white photographs depict San Juan, Mexico being consumed by the lava flows of Paricutín Volcano, during its period of eruption, 1943-1952. Photographs were taken by Gerardo Anderson, and are undated. One image shows a street with damaged building with the volcano smoking in the background, the other image shows the volcano emitting smoke, with people about an open space in the town. A large cross is in the foreground.
Topic:
Volcanos
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Castro, Honorato Gonzale, Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, 1944

Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
13 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 8 Folder 9
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1944
Start Date:
19440330
End Date:
19441231
Abstract:
Black and white photographs were taken by Honorato Gonzale Castro of Paricutín Volcano, March - December, 1944. On the reverse side of the photographs, captions include the date, description, and photographer. Subject matter includes smoke emanating from the volcano; lava consumed buildings of San Juan; individuals working on the volcano slopes (including names); and woods on the slopes surrounding the volcano.
Topic:
Volcanos
Geology
Volcanological research
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Fisher, Otto O. Consists mostly of aerial photographs of Paricutin Volcano, December 1944, Also includes a photograph of William F. Foshag in the field at Paricutin, November 27, 1944

Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
23 photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 8 Folder 10
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1944
Start Date:
19441127
End Date:
19441202
Abstract:
Five color and 18 black and white photographs were taken by Otto O. Fisher, and depict Paricutín Volcano, November 27 - December 2, 1944. Captions include individuals' names, dates, photographer, and descriptions. Subject matter includes portraits of colleagues; aerial images of the volcano; the plane used for the aerial photographs; detail images of lava; the Parangaricutiro flow; Zapicho flow. Includes enlargements and duplicates.
Topic:
Volcanos
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Fries, Carl, Jr. Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, 1943-1945

Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
77 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 8 Folder 11
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1943-1945
Start Date:
19430623
End Date:
19450729
Abstract:
Black and white photographs of Paricutín Volcano were taken by Carl Fries, Jr., June 23, 1943 - July 29, 1945. Captions vary, but sometimes include date, photographer, description, individuals' names, and location. Subject matter includes a house in town of Paricutin covered by ash; detail images of the cone and bombs emitted from volcano; plumes of smoke; nighttime and daytime eruptions; town of San Juan with examples of structural damage; damage to San Juan cathedral; woods surrounding volcano ablaze from lava flows; colleagues and local staff at work. Includes enlargements and duplicates.
Topic:
Volcanos
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Garcia, Rafael, Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, 1943-1944

Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
9 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 8 Folder 12
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1943-1944
Start Date:
1943
End Date:
1944
Abstract:
Black and white photographs document Paricutín Volcano during 1943-1944 by Rafael Garcia. Image captions include photographer, image number, and some have descriptions. Subject matter includes damage to San Juan cathedral; nighttime and daytime eruptions; structures in San Juan covered in lava flows; and plumes of smoke from volcano.
Topic:
Volcanos
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Gonzalez, Jenaro, Photographs of Paricutin Volcano, 1944

Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
106 black-and-white photographs
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 9 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1944
Start Date:
19440104
End Date:
19440622
Abstract:
Black and white photographs document Paricutin Volcano during January 4 - June 22, 1944, taken by Jenaro Gonzalez. Captions include date, location, descriptions, and photographer. Subject matter includes candid images of colleagues and local inhabitants; Zapicho flow; San Juan cathedral; encroaching lava flows and smoking structures; Hornito; nighttime and daytime emanating smoke and eruptions of the volcano; examples of types of lava; damage to surrounding woods; and detail images of crater and cone. Includes several panoramas and enlargements.
Topic:
Volcanos
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Ordonez, Ezequiel, Photograph album and miscellaneous photographs of Paricutin Volcano, 1943-1945

Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 9 Folder 3
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Mexico
Paricutín
Date Range:
1943-1946
Start Date:
19430224
End Date:
19460320
Abstract:
The photograph album documents the first three years of Paricutin Volcano and its activity, February 24, 1943 - March 20, 1945, taken by Ezequiel Ordonez. Photographs are numbered and have extensive descriptions. Some photographs are missing from their original positions. Subject matter includes distance and close-up images of the volcano and its ongoing eruptions, the crater, and cone; examples of types of cloud emissions; lava flows; examples of bombs; Zapicho flow; nearby communities and their damage; Hornitos; San Juan; structures, including the San Juan cathedral, consumed by flows; aircraft used; and surrounding vegetation and subsequent damage.
Topic:
Volcanos
Volcanological research
Geology
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
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Maps of Mexico (1 of 4)

Alternate Title:
Misc. Maps of Mexico (1 of 4)
Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
14 maps
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 15 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Maps
Place:
Mexico
Madre, Sierra
Paricutín
Michoacán
Nayarit
Colima
Uruapan
Date Range:
1911-1945
Start Date:
1911
End Date:
1945
Abstract:
14 maps (including topographical) document Foshag's work across Mexico. Several maps include markings of trails, regions studies, and notations. Maps come from a variety of sources and are in English and Spanish. Regions covered include Sierra Madres (with marked trail), Paricutin (with notations), Michoacan (with shaded regions), and Nayarit, Colima, and Uruapan (with trails marked). Includes hand-colored map of Michoacan with geological regions marked.
Topic:
Geology
Mineralogy
Volcanos
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
Access Information:
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William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
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Foshag, William F (William Frederick), 1894-1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project

Photographs of Mexican field trips, 1926-1927, 1929, 1931, 1934

Collection name:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 5 Folder 22
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Mexico
Tepoztlán
California
Madre, Sierra
Durango
Cusihuiráchic
Shafter
Chihuahua
Date Range:
1926-1934
Start Date:
1926
End Date:
1934
Abstract:
The photograph album details William Foshag's Mexican field trips, 1926-1927, 1929, 1931, and 1934. Pages are numbered and some photographs have captions; captions usually consist of location and year, sometimes a terse description. Subject matter includes portraits and candid images of colleagues, individuals and families; loading supplies; vehicles used during trips; churches, markets, and other local structures; scenes of daily life of local inhabitants; men on horseback; sites where mineral specimens were collected; detail shots of minerals (naica) in situ; terrain (mountains, buttes, vistas, valleys); scenes around ranches; and mines. Locations include the vicinity of (Mexico) Tepoztlán, Sierra Madres, Durango, Cusihuiráchic, Chihuahua; (Texas) Shafter; and California.
Topic:
Mineralogy
Geology
Accession #:
SIA RU007281
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
See more records from this collection:
William F. Foshag Collection, 1923-1965 and undated
See more records associated with this person:
Preble, Edward Alexander, 1871-1957
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project

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