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United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Benedict, James E (James Everard) 1854-1940  Search this
Chace, Fenner Albert  Search this
Illg, Paul L  Search this
Bayer, Frederick M  Search this
Bowman, Thomas E  Search this
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
Cutress, Charles E. Jr  Search this
Shoemaker, Clarence R  Search this
Wilson, Mildred S  Search this
Physical description:
46.56 cu. ft. processed holdings
Series Level Description
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Consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the members of the staff of the Division of Marine Invertebrates with naturalists, collectors, colleagues, scientists, and museum officials, concerning identification, exchange, and distribution of specimens; collecting work; museum publications; and museum administration. Curators represented in these materials include Richard Rathbun, Curator, 1880-1914; Mary Jane Rathbun, Copyist, Aid, Assistant Curator, and Associate in Zoology, 1886-1943; James E. Benedict, Assistant Curator, 1890-1909; Waldo L. Schmitt, Aid, Assistant Curator, and Curator, 1910, 1915-1947; Clarence R. Shoemaker, Aid, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, and Associate in Zoology, 1911-1958; Mildred S. Wilson, Assistant Curator, 1944-1946; Fenner Albert Chace, Curator and Senior Zoologist, 1946-1965; Paul L. Illg, Associate Curator, 1947- 1952; Frederick M. Bayer, Assistant and Associate Curator, 1947- 1961; Thomas E. Bowman, Associate Curator, 1954-1965; and Charles E. Cutress, Jr., Associate Curator, 1961-1965.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00132
See more items in:
Correspondence 1861-1962 [United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives