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Army Medical Museum records concerning skeletal material transferred to the Smithsonian Institution 1868-1897

Creator:
Army Medical Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Adams, William W  Search this
Ainsworth, R.H  Search this
Atkins, Francis H  Search this
Alden, C.H  Search this
Alden, George  Search this
Artes, Charles F  Search this
Ashbaugh, A  Search this
Axt, G.H.T.F  Search this
Bailey, E.J  Search this
Bailey, Sylvanus  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Baker, M  Search this
Barkwell, M.C  Search this
Bean, Tarleton H (Tarleton Hoffman) 1846-1916  Search this
Beauchamp, William Martin 1830-1925  Search this
Beckwith, Paul E  Search this
Bell, James  Search this
Bell, William 1830-1910  Search this
Bentley, Edwin  Search this
Berlandier, L  Search this
Berthold, E.L  Search this
Bickley, B.F  Search this
Bine, D.M  Search this
Bliss, L.W  Search this
Boas, Franz 1858-1942  Search this
Boban, E  Search this
Bock, Conrad  Search this
Bonsall Lieutenant  Search this
Bower, Isaac M  Search this
Bowers, Stephen  Search this
Boyd, E.S  Search this
Brester, G.M.W.B  Search this
Brewer, J.W  Search this
Brinderhoff, S.B  Search this
Brooke, John  Search this
Brooke, Lloyd  Search this
Brower, D.R  Search this
Brown, Paul R  Search this
Bryan, F.T  Search this
Bryan, O.N  Search this
Buchanan, W.F  Search this
Budd, T.A  Search this
Burton, H.G  Search this
Byrne, Charles B  Search this
Campbell, A.B  Search this
Campbell, C.H  Search this
Carl, W.E  Search this
Carpenter, W.L  Search this
Carvello, Carlos  Search this
Catlin, George 1796-1872  Search this
Catlin, Robert  Search this
Chandler, T.W  Search this
Cheney, J. Edward  Search this
Chirouse, E.C  Search this
Choate, Rufus  Search this
Clark, H  Search this
Clark, J.H  Search this
Clark, Sam  Search this
Clark, W.N  Search this
Cochran, John J  Search this
Coles, Thomas Mrs  Search this
Collins, William A  Search this
Comfort, A.E  Search this
Cook, J.J.M  Search this
Cooper, J. G (James Graham) 1830-1902  Search this
Cope, E.D  Search this
Corliss, A.W  Search this
Couch, D.N  Search this
Coues, Elliott  Search this
Couthouy, J.P  Search this
Corbusier, William Henry 1844-1930  Search this
Cowles, Edward  Search this
Crocker, Charles  Search this
Culbertson, T.A  Search this
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927  Search this
Dana, J.D  Search this
Daniel, Z. T  Search this
Davis, W.B  Search this
Day, W.E  Search this
De Corse, J.S  Search this
De Hass, Wills  Search this
DeWitt, Calvin  Search this
Dodge, Richard I  Search this
Douglass, H  Search this
Drayton, J  Search this
Drindard, William B  Search this
Duke, E.T  Search this
Dunbar, R.W  Search this
Durant, H.K  Search this
Earle, Frank S  Search this
Edwards, L.A  Search this
Elbrey, J  Search this
Evans, J  Search this
Evans, T.E  Search this
Everette, W.W  Search this
Fay, Joseph  Search this
Feilner, E  Search this
Ferguson, J.B  Search this
Flint, J.M  Search this
Forrer, Robert  Search this
Forisch, Otto  Search this
Forwood, W.H  Search this
Frick, A.P  Search this
Fryer, B.E  Search this
Gale, Robert  Search this
Gawler, A.H  Search this
Gecks, August  Search this
Gibbs, George  Search this
Gibson, William  Search this
Giddings, E  Search this
Gillis Lieutenant  Search this
Girard, J. Basil  Search this
Glover, T  Search this
Goddard, C.E  Search this
Goellner, Adolf  Search this
Gould, J. Loomis  Search this
Goward, G  Search this
Graves, Thomas  Search this
Gray, C.C  Search this
Griest, K.W  Search this
Hachenburg, G.P  Search this
Haile, J  Search this
Hall, Asaph  Search this
Hall, J.D  Search this
Hartigan, J.F  Search this
Harvey, P.F  Search this
Havard, V  Search this
Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887  Search this
Hayes, Isaac I  Search this
Healey, M.A  Search this
Henriques, J.A  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Henshaw, Henry W  Search this
Hittell, J.S  Search this
Hitz, R.G  Search this
Hodge, H.C  Search this
Hoff, A.H  Search this
Hopkins, George N  Search this
Horan, Thomas  Search this
Horton, S.M  Search this
Hoy, P.R  Search this
Hubbard, V.B  Search this
Huntington, D.L  Search this
Hutchinson, F.W  Search this
Irwin, B.J.D  Search this
Jackson, Donald  Search this
Janeway, J.H  Search this
Jones, J.E  Search this
Jones, William H  Search this
Jouy, P.L  Search this
Junghanns, L.H  Search this
Kales, J.W  Search this
Keasbey, G.M  Search this
Keay, John T  Search this
Keenan, T.J.R  Search this
Kent, E.M  Search this
Kerr, M.C  Search this
Kershner, E  Search this
Ketchum, F.E  Search this
Kidder, J.H  Search this
Kiefer, George  Search this
Kimball, James P  Search this
King, J.H.T  Search this
King, W.Howard  Search this
Kirk, R.M  Search this
Kitching, S  Search this
Knight, C.W  Search this
Kollman Dr  Search this
Kruidsen, Valdemar  Search this
Kumlien, L  Search this
LaFourette, John  Search this
Lamb, J.M  Search this
Langdon, F.W  Search this
Lever, Edward A  Search this
Logan, Thomas M  Search this
Lyon, Sydney S  Search this
Lyon, William B  Search this
MacTavish Governor  Search this
Madison, T.C  Search this
Marsh, E.J  Search this
Mastin, C.H  Search this
Matthews, Washington  Search this
Maus, L.M  Search this
McAdams, William  Search this
McClellan, Ely  Search this
McClellan, John  Search this
McConnell, M  Search this
McCormick, Charles  Search this
McCoy, Lewis  Search this
McElderry, Henry  Search this
McKay, C.L  Search this
McKee, J. Cooper  Search this
McKinney, R.C  Search this
McLean, John J  Search this
McMeen, J.M  Search this
McMillan, Thomas  Search this
McPhail, B.G  Search this
Meacham, F  Search this
Meiggs, Henry  Search this
Meiggs, Montgomery  Search this
Metz, Charld L  Search this
Middleton, J. D  Search this
Milhau, J.J  Search this
Miller, Thomas  Search this
Mills, Anson  Search this
Minor, Thomas T  Search this
Mintzer, W.A  Search this
Moore, Clarence B (Clarence Bloomfield) 1852-1936  Search this
Moran, George H  Search this
Moseley, E.B  Search this
Moser, J.F  Search this
Mott, W  Search this
Muller, Alfred  Search this
Muller, Rudolph  Search this
Munn, C.E  Search this
Mylius, A.B  Search this
Nash, G.W  Search this
Nash, Thomas H  Search this
Neale, H  Search this
Nelson, Edward William 1855-1934  Search this
Newberry, J.S  Search this
Newcomer, F.S  Search this
Nickerson, A.H  Search this
Nittre, L.R  Search this
Nordvi, A.G  Search this
Norris, Philetus W (Philetus Walter) 1821-1885  Search this
Notson, William N  Search this
Nunn, C.E  Search this
Opevis, Girard  Search this
Oliver, G.H  Search this
Page, T.J  Search this
Palmer, Edward 1831-1911  Search this
Parish, Edward  Search this
Patterson, D.C  Search this
Patton, A  Search this
Peet, S. D  Search this
Perley, Harry O  Search this
Phillips, D.A  Search this
Pocock, Eli D  Search this
Pope, J  Search this
Porter, Joseph Y  Search this
Powell, John Wesley Major  Search this
Powers, Richard  Search this
Powers, Stephen  Search this
Price, Marshall F  Search this
Prieto, Frederico  Search this
Raggety, C.H  Search this
Ray, P.H  Search this
Alaska Commercial Company  Search this
American Geographical Society  Search this
Aukland Museum  Search this
Georgetown University  Search this
Howard University  Search this
Collection Ledeboer  Search this
Subject:
Reagles, J Jr  Search this
Rankin, M  Search this
Reid, A  Search this
Reid, James H  Search this
Reynolds, R.M  Search this
Richardson, Samuel W  Search this
Richardson, W.F  Search this
Ring, R.M  Search this
Robinson, L.E  Search this
Rogers, B.F  Search this
Rogers, J.J  Search this
Rose, George F  Search this
Rothrock, J.T  Search this
Ruby, Charles  Search this
Russell, James Townsend  Search this
Scammon, C.M  Search this
Schafhirt, E.F  Search this
Schell, H.S  Search this
Schmidt, Christian  Search this
Shufeldt, Robert W (Robert Wilson) 1850-1934  Search this
Schumacher, Paul J. F  Search this
Schuber, H  Search this
Seeds, O.H  Search this
Severance, Mark S  Search this
Shannon, W.C  Search this
Shaw, James  Search this
Sherrit, J.N  Search this
Sherman, O.T  Search this
Shotwell, J.R  Search this
Siler, A.L  Search this
Skinner, J.O  Search this
Smith, D.S  Search this
Smith, Edwin  Search this
Smith, Rodney  Search this
Smoot, Samuel C  Search this
Snively, David S  Search this
Spencer, W.G  Search this
Squier, Edward George  Search this
Steman, A.B  Search this
Sternberg, C.H  Search this
Stesson, S  Search this
Storrow, Edward  Search this
Suckley, George 1830-1869  Search this
Suddarth, J.L  Search this
Swan, James Gilchrist  Search this
Swift, Eben  Search this
Symmons, F.M  Search this
Symons, S.W  Search this
Tappan, W.H  Search this
Taylor, D.B  Search this
Taylor, M.K  Search this
Taylor, S  Search this
Tesson, L.S  Search this
Thibault, J.K  Search this
Thing, L.H  Search this
Thomas, Cyrus  Search this
Thomas, H.L  Search this
Thombs, P.R  Search this
Thompson, S.K  Search this
Town, F.L  Search this
Turner, Lucien McShan  Search this
Van Duyn, William B  Search this
Varden, J  Search this
Vickery, R.S  Search this
Vidal, Sebastian  Search this
Wagner, C  Search this
Walker, S. T  Search this
Wallace, Catharine P  Search this
Walters, Fred G  Search this
Warren, G. K  Search this
Webb, J.G  Search this
Webb, T.C  Search this
Weed, James F  Search this
Whipple, Amiel Weeks Lieutenant, U. S. Army  Search this
White, R.H  Search this
Whitehead, W.E  Search this
Wilcox, T.E  Search this
William, Robert E  Search this
Wilson, A.D  Search this
Wolff, P  Search this
Wolverton, M.D  Search this
Wood, W.S  Search this
Woodward, W.E  Search this
Woodruff, Ezra  Search this
Wortman, J. L  Search this
Wright, T  Search this
Wurdemann, G  Search this
Yarrow, H. C (Harry Crécy) 1840-1929  Search this
Yates, Lorenzo Gordin  Search this
Yeomans, A.A  Search this
Young, Alfale  Search this
University of Basel  Search this
Transit of Venus Expedition 1874-1875  Search this
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Physical description:
4.33 linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1868-1897
Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
Skeletal material  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Microfilm must be used
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220395

Historiae naturalis de quadrupedibus libri cum aeneis figuris ; [Historiae naturalis de serpentibus libri II ; Historiae naturalis de insectis libri III ; Historiae naturalis de exanguibus aquaticis libri IV ; Historiae naturalis de piscibus et cetis libri V ; Historiae naturalis de avibus libri VI] Johannes Jonstonus, Medicinae Doctor, concinnavit

Title:
Historiae naturalis
Author:
Jonstonus, Joannes 1603-1675  Search this
Former owner:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887 DSI  Search this
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman) 1887-1984 DSI  Search this
De Man, Peter DSI  Search this
Pitfield, Alexander 1658-1728 DSI  Search this
Richmond, Charles Wallace 1868-1932 DSI  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978 DSI  Search this
Author:
Jonstonus, Joannes 1603-1675 Historiae naturalis de quadripedibus libri  Search this
Castelli, Pietro -approximately 1657 Hyaena odorifera  Search this
Jonstonus, Joannes 1603-1675 Historiae naturalis de avibus libri VI  Search this
Jonstonus, Joannes 1603-1675 Historiae naturalis de exanguibus aquaticis libri IV  Search this
Jonstonus, Joannes 1603-1675 Historiae naturalis de insectis libri III  Search this
Jonstonus, Joannes 1603-1675 Historiae naturalis de piscibus et cetis libri V  Search this
Jonstonus, Joannes 1603-1675 Historiae naturalis de serpentibus libri II  Search this
Ill:
Merian, Matthaeus 1621-1687  Search this
Donor:
Roper, Clyde F. E. 1937- ,- DSI  Search this
Physical description:
6 parts in 1 volume, 249 leaves of plates in various foliations illustrations (engravings) 38 cm (folio)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Pre-Linnean works
Early works
Date:
1657
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Birds  Search this
Insects  Search this
Snakes  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Call number:
QL41 .J66 1657
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_980803

Aspects of nature, in different lands and different climates : with scientific elucidations / by Alexander von Humboldt ; translated by Mrs. Sabine

Author:
Humboldt, Alexander von 1769-1859  Search this
Sabine, Elizabeth Juliana Leeves 1807-1879  Search this
Former owner:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887 DSI  Search this
Fleming, Augustus,, 1785-1865 DSI  Search this
Friesema, H. Paul 1936-2013 DSI  Search this
Drew Seminary (Carmel, N.Y.) DSI  Search this
Printer:
Wilson and Ogilvy  Search this
Binder:
Edmonds & Remnants DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes ; 19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
South America
Date:
1849
Topic:
Science  Search this
Physical geography  Search this
Plant morphology  Search this
Volcanoes  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
Q171 . H8613 1849
Q171.H87 1849aX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_210336

Adolphe Braun photographs of art in European museums

Creator:
Braun, Adolphe, 1811-1877  Search this
Names:
British Museum  Search this
Musée du Louvre  Search this
Collector:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Van Beek, Gus W. (Gus Willard), 1922-  Search this
Extent:
68 Mounted prints (albumen)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1866-1877
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Roman, Greek, Assyrian, and Egyptian sculpture in European museums. Most of the images were made in the British Museum, but others were made at the Vatican, the Louvre, and in Florence.
Biographical/Historical note:
Adolphe Braun (1811-1877) was a French photographer and pioneer of photographic reproduction techniques at his studios in Paris and Dornach. Mostly created after 1866, his photographs of famous works of art helped advance the field of art history; this was his most successful photographic project.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-34, USNM ACC 57117
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs and drawings of paleolithic sites, previously filed in 79-34, have been relocated to National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 157.
Material found in Gus Van Beek's office can also be found in the National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 79-38.
Additional photographs donated by Lucy Hunter Baird as part of accession 57117 can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24 and Photo Lot 97.
Lucy Hunter Baird also donated artifacts to the anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History in accession 57117.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Sculpture, Greek  Search this
Sculpture, Roman  Search this
Sculpture, Egyptian  Search this
Sculpture, Assyro-Babylonian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 79-34, Adolphe Braun photographs of art in European museums, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-34
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-79-34

Mineral lands of the United States message from the President of the United States, in reply to a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 6th of February last, concerning the mineral lands of the United States : June 6, 1840 : referred to the Committee on Public Lands

Title:
Report of a geological exploration of part of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois, made under instructions from the secretary of the Treasury of the United States, in the autumn of the year 1839
Author:
Owen, David Dale 1807-1860  Search this
Former owner:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887 DSI  Search this
Author:
United States General Land Office  Search this
Physical description:
161 pages, [27] leaves of plates (23 folded) illustrations, maps 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Illinois
Iowa
Wisconsin
United States
Date:
1845
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Public lands  Search this
Call number:
QE73 .O93 1845
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1021474

Memoir of the geological survey of the state of Delaware including the application of the geological observations to agriculture by James C. Booth

Title:
Geological survey of the state of Delaware
Author:
Booth, James Curtis 1810-1888  Search this
Former owner:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xi, [2], 10-188 pages 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Delaware
Date:
1841
Topic:
Agriculture  Search this
Geology  Search this
Call number:
QE95 .B66 1841
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1022523

Cosmos a sketch of a physical description of the universe by Alexander von Humboldt ; translated from the German by E.C. Otté

Title:
Humboldt's Cosmos
Author:
Humboldt, Alexander von 1769-1859  Search this
Former owner:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887 DSI  Search this
Author:
Dallas, W. S (William Sweetland),) 1824-1890  Search this
Otté, E. C (Elise C.)  Search this
Paul, B. H (Benjamin Horatio)  Search this
Physical description:
5 volume, [1] leaf of plates portrait 19 cm
Type:
Books
History
Translations
Date:
1848
1858
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Cosmology  Search this
Physical geography  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Science  Search this
Call number:
Q158 .H913 1848
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1017639

Department of Anthropology collection of photographs of anthropologists

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Names:
H. B. Hall & Sons, engraver  Search this
Wilcox, John Angel James, 1835- (engraver)  Search this
Depicted:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878  Search this
Birtwell, Francis Joseph  Search this
Boban, E.  Search this
Bohmersheim, August Bohn von  Search this
Bolles, T. Dix (Timothy Dix), -1892  Search this
Casanowicz, Immanuel M.  Search this
Craddock, Charles Egbert, 1850-1922  Search this
Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900  Search this
Daniel, Z. T.  Search this
Dedrick, Thomas S.  Search this
Eames, Moses  Search this
Evans, Sir John  Search this
Fisk, Clinton Brown  Search this
Golovneen, D.  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896  Search this
Hawley, Edwin H.  Search this
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887  Search this
Hooton, Earnest Albert, 1887-1954  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Johnston, T. C.  Search this
Knowlton, Frank Hall, 1860-1926  Search this
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
LeConte, Joseph N. (Joseph Nisbet), 1870-1950  Search this
Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter), 1819-1903  Search this
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905  Search this
McCartee, Divie Bethune, 1820-1900  Search this
Millner, Isaac B.  Search this
Montgomery, Henry  Search this
Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925  Search this
Murfree, Mary Noailles, 1850-1922  Search this
Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Renshawe, John H.  Search this
Scott, Hugh Lenox, 1853-1934  Search this
Simpson, Charles Torrey, 1846-1932  Search this
Slocum, Joshua, 1844-1909  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962  Search this
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888  Search this
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Volk, Ernest  Search this
Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897  Search this
Ward, Herbert, 1863-1919  Search this
Winson, Justin  Search this
Photographer:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Dumble, A. E.  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Herman, Mme de (of Paris)  Search this
Holland (of Trenton, New Jersey)  Search this
Lainer, Charles  Search this
Macnabb Studio  Search this
Notman, J.  Search this
Parker, Charles  Search this
Parker, Joseph C.  Search this
Prince, George  Search this
Rice, Moses P.  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Teel, S. S.  Search this
Yasvoin, A. (of St. Petersburg, Russia)  Search this
Collector:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Extent:
4 Copy prints
4 Engravings
2 Prints (woodburytype)
42 Prints (albumen, silver gelatin, and platinum)
18 Prints (halftone)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Engravings
Prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1864-1921
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of studio portraits and expedition photographs of anthropologists, administrators, scholars, and others. It includes some photographs of an Native American demonstrating sign language, possibly made during W J McGee's Seriland expedition.

Photographers represented in the collection are Charles Milton Bell, A. E. Dumbie; De Lancey W. Gill, Mme de Hermann, of Paris; Holland, of Trenton, New Jersey; Charles Lainer, J. Notman; Parker, George Prince, Macnabb, of New York; Moses P. Rice; Napolean Sarony; S. S. Teel; and A. Yasvoin, of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 70
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photograph collections of anthropologists held in the National Anthropological Archives are Photo Lot 4822, Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 39, and Photo Lot 77-80.
See others in:
Department of Anthropology photograph collection of anthropologists, circa 1864-1921
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 70, Department of Anthropology collection of photographs of anthropologists, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.70
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-70

Copy of Letter from Robert Ridgway to Spencer Fullerton Baird, dated January 31, 1876

Creator:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Physical description:
11 x 8.5;
Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Mississippi River Valley
Mount Carmel (Ill.)
Date:
1876
January 31, 1876
Topic:
Forests  Search this
Trees  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B83_F02_004]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. 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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404387

MS 1219-b Letter to Professor Baird, Secretary Smithsonian Institution, from E. A. Barber, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1882

Collector:
Hoffman, Walter James, 1846-1899  Search this
Creator:
Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Addressee:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
May 5, 1882
Scope and Contents:
Encloses a "circular" which he has prepared, consisting of a series of 94 questions, for the purpose of facilitating the collection of material for a study of native North American music. Letters of comment by O. T. Mason and Professor Baird, indicating they feel the circular too elaborate for use by the Smithsonian Institution. Also letter of transmission, 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1219-b
Topic:
Music  Search this
Circulars, anthropological  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1219-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1219B
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 4267 Archaeology of Sangamon County, Illinois

Creator:
Wickersham, James, 1857-1939  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes sketches and portion of letter to Secretary Baird, Smithsonian Institution.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4267
Topic:
Sangamon County (Ill.) -- Archeology  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4267, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4267
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 7173 George J. Gibbs Letterbook

Creator:
Gibbs, George J. (George Judson), approximately 1833-  Search this
Correspondent:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Evans, John  Search this
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Hutchings  Search this
Inglis, W.R.  Search this
Lefroy, J.H.  Search this
Musgrave, Anthony, Sir  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Depicted:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Evans, John  Search this
Hutchings, Joseph F.  Search this
Inglis, W.R.  Search this
Lefroy, J.H.  Search this
Musgrave, Anthony, Sir  Search this
Extent:
1 Book
300 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Pages
Letters
Date:
1874-1878
Scope and Contents:
Copies of correspondence between George J. Gibbs and others on a variety of topics, especially anthropological, ornithological, and geneological. Included is corresponsence with Spencer Baird and Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institution; John Evans; Joseph Hutchings; W.R. Inglis, "late" president of the Turks and Caicos Islands; J.H. Lefroy, "fomer" governor of Bermuda; Sir Anthony Musgrage, governor of Jamaica; and Joseph Hutchings. Also included are photographs of Baird, Evans, Hutchings, Inglis, Lefroy, and Musgrave; a copy of James Smithson's will; sketches of artifacts; geneological information regarding the original colonists of the Bermudas, and excerpts from other sources.
Arrangement:
chronological
Biographical / Historical:
Virtually no biographical information is available. From the text, a birthdate for George J. Gibbs of ca. 1833 has been deduced. In the manuscript, Gibbs states that his father was the Honorable George Gibbs "of these islands" and that his uncle was William H. Gibbs who died ca. 1876. G.J. Gibbs lived on Grand Turk Island of the British West Indies, at that time a Jamaican dependency, was married, and had children (number unknown). According to the text, he became an invalid due to an illness ca. 1875.
Local Note:
Date of birth determined by extrapolation from text: on page 286, 1878, Gibbs says that for 42 years he knew no illness, but "three years ago" [1875] he became ill from exposure on a hunting trip and has ever since been an invalid. [1875 - 42 years = 1833, hypothetical birth date.]
Other Title:
"A correspondence relative to Ancient Stone Implements etc., etc. between George J. Gibbs of Grand Turk and Caicos Islands, W.I. and John Evans Esquire F.R.S. & F.S.A., Honorary Secretary of the Geological and Numismatic Societies of London etc., etc. (the author of a work established in London in the year 1872 entitled ʻAncient Stone Implements, etc. of Great Britainʼ) also with Joseph Henry Esquire Secretary and Diretor of the Smithsonian Intitute and of the National Museum of the United States of America at Washington, D.C. and with other partners on various subjects."
Provenance:
B.G.E. St.Aubyn, Windsor House, Cayman Islands, British West Indies gift July, 1973 74-1
Topic:
Archaeology -- Stone tools -- West Indies  Search this
Anthropology -- Indians -- Americas -- West Indies  Search this
Natural history -- Ornithology -- West Indies  Search this
Social history -- geneology -- Bermuda -- West Indies -- England  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Citation:
Manuscript 7173, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7173
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers

Creator::
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Extent:
39.3 cu. ft. (74 document boxes) (3 half document boxes) (5 3x5 boxes) (oversize material)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Sketches
Drawings
Date:
1833-1889
Introduction:
The Spencer F. Baird Papers are the combination of several different deposits. One group was originally labeled "Private" by the Smithsonian Institution Archives at the time they were received. Another group came to the Smithsonian from Lucy Hunter Baird (Baird's daughter), or from her estate after her death.
Descriptive Entry:
The Spencer F. Baird Collection documents Baird's personal and professional life. Included are records from his career as administrator at the Smithsonian Institution (SI), the United States National Museum (USNM), the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries (USCFF), and to a lesser extent, Dickinson College. Some of the collection postdates Baird's life, including condolences to family members, the lobbying efforts to compensate Baird's widow and daughter for Baird's unpaid service at the USCFF, and correspondence between Baird's biographers and acquaintances. Also, there are documents which predate Baird's life, including mementos from Baird's wife's family.

Spencer F. Baird was a prolific letter writer. This collection includes a correspondence register which lists incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1850-1853; and Baird's private correspondence, incoming and outgoing, 1845-1888. Correspondents include family members, naturalists, personal acquaintances, politicians, field collectors, publishers, newspaper reporters, medical physicians, merchants, business associates, government officials, staff members, and scientific organizations.

Other materials relating to Baird's life include diaries and journals, newspaper and journal articles, photographs, drawings, personal miscellany, medical miscellany, and fiscal matters. Papers relating to Baird's family include correspondence, photographs, genealogical information, drawings, and mementos.

Papers relating to Baird's scientific interests, especially in the synonymy of North American fauna and flora, include specimen lists; a draft of the synopsis of North American birds; monograph drafts; extracts from scientific publications; bibliographical references; portions of Baird's translations of the Iconographic Encyclopedia; an unbound German version of the Bilder-Atlas; and lithographs.

Papers relating to Baird's career as a professor at Dickinson College include drafts of annual reports and lecture notes.

Materials concerning the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) include correspondence, member lists, meeting announcements, fiscal records, and circulars sent out to AAAS members in 1852.

Papers relating to SI and the USNM contain Baird's drafts of SI annual reports, including drafts of annual reports for the USCFF; diaries, mostly documenting library and visitor activities; lists and distribution records of SI publications and specimens; correspondence, mostly concerning specimens; memoranda; and circulars sent to SI correspondents, 1875.

Materials relating to explorations in which Baird distributed equipment and information to field collectors and collaborators include correspondence, reports, account books, lists, and receipts for equipment purchased.

Papers relating to the USCFF include documentation relating to the Chenowith Case of 1885; the lobbying efforts to compensate the Baird family for Baird's unpaid service as USCFF Commissioner; reports and expense receipts; newspaper articles; correspondence; and memoranda.

Papers relating to Baird's daughter, Lucy Hunter Baird, include typescripts of entries extracted from her father's journals and correspondence, including notations, and correspondence with family members and acquaintances.

Papers relating to the biographers (George Brown Goode, William H. Dall, and Lucy Hunter Baird) include correspondence with Baird acquaintances; and a photograph of the Baird family home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1914.

Oversize materials include certificates of membership to scientific organizations, diplomas, Baird drawings, a German lithograph portrait with Baird's handwriting, 1855, and a photograph of Baird, circa 1880.
Historical Note:
Spencer Fullerton Baird, a zoologist and administrator, was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on February 3, 1823. After his father's death in 1833, Baird's family moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where other family members resided. Baird attended Nottingham Academy in Port Deposit, Maryland, during 1834, and Carlisle public school from 1835 to 1836. Baird then attended Dickinson College where he received an A.B. degree in 1840. During the fall of 1841, Baird was a medical apprentice under Dr. Middleton Goldsmith in New York City, but by January 1842, he decided not to pursue further studies in the medical field. He continued his education at Dickinson College and received an M.A. in 1843.

As a child in Carlisle, Baird developed an interest in natural history nurtured by long treks through the countryside in the company of his oldest brother, William, an accomplished amateur ornithologist. By 1840, Baird began a period of intensive studies and specimen collecting of natural history in the New England and mid-Atlantic states.

Baird was given an honorary professorship at Dickinson College in 1845. A year later, he received a permanent position at Dickinson in which he served as librarian and curator of the college's natural history collections, as well as professor of natural history.

In 1850, Baird left Dickinson College to become an Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (SI). He served in this capacity from 1850 to 1878. In May 1878, Baird was elected the Smithsonian's second Secretary. Baird served as Secretary until his death on August 17, 1887.

During his long career at the SI, Baird oversaw the development of the United States National Museum (USNM), the holdings of which increased from some 6,000 specimens in 1850 to over two and one half million at the time of his death. In addition, Baird oversaw a vast network of natural history collectors, administered the USNM, served as mentor and friend to a generation of young naturalists such as Robert Ridgway, William H. Dall, Robert Kennicott, and William Stimpson, and continued to produce scientific work of real distinction.

From 1871 to 1887, Baird served as the first Commissioner of the Commission of Fish and Fisheries, an unpaid position he held concurrently with his Smithsonian post. As Fish Commissioner, Baird pioneered in the development of economic ichthyology in North America; established the Marine Biological Station at Woods Hole, Massachusetts; organized the expeditions of the Fish Commission's research ship, Albatross; and coordinated the state fish hatcheries.

Baird's main scientific work was in ornithology, herpetology, and ichthyology, and several of his publications remained definitive works for decades. His meticulous description and technique influenced the American ornithological community to such degrees that he was credited with founding the so-called Bairdian school of ornithology. Baird also edited and translated the Bilder-Atlas zum Converzation Lexicon from German to English. The American version, Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature and Art, was published in 1852.
Chronology:
February 23, 1823 -- Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, third child and third son of Samuel Baird, II, and Lydia MacFunn Biddle; named after Spencer Fullerton, a distant relative who died a few months prior to Spencer F. Baird's birth.

1833 -- Samuel Baird, II (born 1786), died of cholera, Reading, Pennsylvania.

1834 -- Baird family moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), to live near mother's relatives. Spencer F. Baird attended Nottingham Academy near Port Deposit, Maryland, for six months.

1835-1836 -- Attended Carlisle day school.

1836 -- Entered Dickinson College in Carlisle.

1838 -- Began keeping meteorological record of the Carlisle vicinity; and began collecting birds with oldest brother, William McFunn Baird, who was also an amateur ornithologist.

1839 -- Began keeping journal of activities, and specimen collections.

1839 -- Visited the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia; and conducted surveying trip with an uncle along the Schuykill River, near Philadelphia.

June 4, 1840 -- First letter to John James Audubon regarding a new species of fly catchers.

June 9, 1840 -- Received A.B. degree from Dickinson College.

January 1841 -- Attended the Periodical Library Association meeting. Field trip, hiked 83 miles.

March-August, 1841 -- Hiked 565 miles.

Fall 1841 -- Medical apprentice under Dr. Middleton Goldsmith, New York City.

January 1842 -- Ill with flu, returned to Carlisle; decided not to pursue a career in medical sciences.

March 1842 -- Field trip, hiked 105 miles.

1842 -- Walked to Baltimore, then traveled by train to Washington; examined specimens collected by the Wilkes Expedition stored at the United States Patent Office.

1842 -- Declined to join John James Audubon's expedition to the Yellowstone River Valley (Montana) due to poor health and family anxieties.

July 13, 1843 -- Received M.A. degree from Dickinson College.

1844 -- "Birds of Cumberland County," co-authored with William M. Baird, published.

1845 -- "Trees and Shrubs of Cumberland County," co-authored with William M. Baird, published.

Fall 1845 -- Elected honorary professor of natural history without pay at Dickinson College, and curator of the college's natural history cabinet.

1846 -- First visit to Boston.

August 8, 1846 -- Married Mary Helen Churchill (born 1821).

Fall 1846 -- Elected full professor of natural history with pay at Dickinson College.

1847 -- Recommended for Curator of the Smithsonian Institution's natural history collections.

February 8, 1848 -- Birth of daughter, Lucy Hunter Baird.

1848-1851 -- Translated the Bilder-Atlas zum Conversation Lexicon from German to English; renamed the Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature and Art, published 1852.

1849 -- Field trip to western Virginia. Became seriously ill with dysentery; later recovered.

July 5, 1850 -- Appointed Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (SI).

October 5, 1850 -- Started as Assistant Secretary of the SI.

November 3, 1850 -- Transported two freight cars of personal natural history collection to SI.

1850-1854 -- Permanent Secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS).

1851 -- Attended AAAS meeting at Cincinnati, Ohio. Field trip with J. K. Kirtland.

1853 -- "A Catalogue of North American Serpents," published.

1854 -- "A Catalogue of North American Mammals," published.

1856 -- Received Doctor of Physical Science degree, Dickinson College.

1857 -- "A Catalogue of North American Birds," and "Mammals of North America," volume 8, Pacific Railroad Report published.

1858 -- "Birds of North America," volume 9, Pacific Railroad Report published.

1859 -- "Reptiles and Amphibians of North America," volume 10, Pacific Railroad Report published.

Summer 1861 -- Field trip to New Jersey, New York, New England. Attended conference in Montreal, Canada.

Summer 1862 -- Field trip to New York and New England; first visit to Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

1864 -- "Review of North American Birds, 1864-1866," published.

January 24, 1865 -- Smithsonian Institution building fire.

1870-1878 -- Scientific editor for the Harper's Weekly.

1871-1887 -- Commissioner of the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries (USCFF); served without pay.

Summer 1871 -- Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Summer 1872 -- Eastport, Maine.

Summer 1873 -- Peake's Island, Maine.

Summer 1874 -- Noank, Connecticut.

1874 -- "A History of North American Birds," co-authored with Robert Ridgway and Thomas M. Brewer, published.

Summer 1875 -- Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

1875-1876 -- Member of the Board of Directors for the International Exposition of Philadelphia (United States Centennial). Coordinated SI, USCFF, and USNM exhibits.

March 1877 -- Visited Florida.

Summer 1877 -- Glouchester, Massachusetts. Delegate at the Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada), Fisheries Conference.

May 18, 1878 -- Death of Joseph Henry, SI's first Secretary.

May 19, 1878 -- Elected SI's second Secretary.

Summer 1878 -- Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Summer 1879 -- Provincetown, Massachusetts.

1879-1881 -- USNM building under construction; opened 1881.

Summers 1881-1887 -- Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

1884 -- USCFF's temporary buildings at Woods Hole burned; permanent structures built.

1885 -- James Chenowith, an examiner for the United States Department of the Treasury, accused the USCFF of misappropriation of funds for staff living quarters; USCFF acquitted.

1886 -- Doctorate of Law from Harvard University.

August 19, 1887 -- Died at Woods Hole, aged 64.

1888 -- Congress compensated Baird's widow and daughter for Baird's unpaid service as USCFF Commissioner, and for the USCFF's use of Baird's home for offices, $50,000.00.

1890 -- Death of Mary Helen Churchill Baird, aged 69.

1913 -- Death of Lucy Hunter Baird, aged 65.

1915 -- "Spencer Fullerton Baird," by William H. Dall, published.
Oversize:
This collection contains oversize material.
Restrictions:
(1) Some items cannot be reproduced because of legibility and bindings; (2) record unit partially microfilmed.
Topic:
Ichthyology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Sketches
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7002
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 11 Notebook: Meteorological data, Carlisle, Pa., May-June 1838

Collection Creator::
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Some items cannot be reproduced because of legibility and bindings; (2) record unit partially microfilmed.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers
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Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers / Series 9: PHOTOGRAPHS, PORTRAITS, AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, 1836-1887. / Box 58
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 12 Notebook: Personal expenses, 1839

Collection Creator::
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Some items cannot be reproduced because of legibility and bindings; (2) record unit partially microfilmed.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers
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Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers / Series 9: PHOTOGRAPHS, PORTRAITS, AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, 1836-1887. / Box 58
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 13 Notebook: Field and scientific notes and specimen lists, 1839-1841

Collection Creator::
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Some items cannot be reproduced because of legibility and bindings; (2) record unit partially microfilmed.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers
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Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers / Series 9: PHOTOGRAPHS, PORTRAITS, AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, 1836-1887. / Box 58
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 14 Notebook: Expense book, Carlisle, 1846-1848

Collection Creator::
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Some items cannot be reproduced because of legibility and bindings; (2) record unit partially microfilmed.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers
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Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers / Series 9: PHOTOGRAPHS, PORTRAITS, AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, 1836-1887. / Box 58
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 2 Incoming Correspondence Index

Collection Creator::
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Some items cannot be reproduced because of legibility and bindings; (2) record unit partially microfilmed.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers
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Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE REGISTER, 1850-1853. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 15 Notebook: Mathematical extracts, undated. Copied by Spencer F. Baird.

Collection Creator::
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Some items cannot be reproduced because of legibility and bindings; (2) record unit partially microfilmed.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers
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Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers / Series 9: PHOTOGRAPHS, PORTRAITS, AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, 1836-1887. / Box 58
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 16 Photographs and Portraits, 1847-1882, and undated. Includes:

Collection Creator::
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 78
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
(1) Some items cannot be reproduced because of legibility and bindings; (2) record unit partially microfilmed.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers
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Spencer Fullerton Baird Papers / Series 9: PHOTOGRAPHS, PORTRAITS, AND PERSONAL MISCELLANY, 1836-1887. / Box 58
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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