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Collecting by Government Exploring Parties

Catalog Data

Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887  Search this
Page, Captain  Search this
Ringgold, Cadwalader 1802-1867  Search this
Trowbridge, William Pettit 1828-1892  Search this
Warren, Gouverneur Kemble 1830-1882  Search this
Pacific Railroad Surveys  Search this
United States and Mexican Boundary Survey  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition  Search this
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1855, p. 42
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1856, p. 48-54
During 1855 and 1856 specimens continue to be added to the museum's collection, primarily from: the surveys of the U.S.-Mexico boundary and the Pacific railroad route; the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain Ringgold; the expedition to the Parana and its tributaries under Captain Page; the California coastal exploration headed by Lieutenant Trowbridge; exploration of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers, under Lieut. G. K. Warren, accompanied by Dr. F. V. Hayden as geologist and naturalist (1856); and various other U.S. Army expeditions.
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Collectors and collecting  Search this
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Interagency Relations  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div