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Curatorial Correspondence, 1884-1963

Catalog Data

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Grasses  Search this
Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear) 1865-1935  Search this
Chase, Agnes 1869-1963  Search this
United States Division of Agrostology  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Physical description:
11.12 cu. ft. processed holdings
Series Level Description
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Alphabetic and chronologic
Consists of records documenting the scientific careers and activities of Division of Grasses curators. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence with United States and foreign botanists; directors and curators of herbaria; agronomists; collectors of botanical specimens; seed laboratories; floral companies; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Smithsonian Institution staff members; agricultural schools and agricultural experiment stations; colleagues; friends; publishers; and scientific societies concerning identification, examination, and reports on plants and grasses; exchange and transfer of specimens; gifts and loans of specimen collections; information regarding plants and grasses; explorations and botanical collecting expeditions; taxonomy; nomenclature; personnel matters; publications; departmental administrative matters; and professional activities.
Curators represented in these records include A.S. Hitchcock, and Agnes Chase while they worked for the Agrostology Section of the Bureau of Plant Industry, USDA, and the Division of Grasses. Records predating 1912 were created and maintained by the USDA.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Botany  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00219
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Curatorial Correspondence 1884-1963 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Grasses]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives