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OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED.

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Archival materials
Note:
Personal outgoing letterpress correspondence, 1924-1931. Indexed. 1 volume. Mostly concerns the American Fern Society and the American Fern Journal while Maxon was president of the Society. Though this correspondence seems to be with those same persons with whom Maxon carried on official incoming correspondence, see series 1, there appears to be no correlation between the contents of this volume and the incoming correspondence. It appears that Maxon kept aside personal papers which, except for this volume, did not make their way into these records. Besides correspondence regarding the American Fern Society and its Journal, contents include correspondence concerning specimen collections and other scientific societies.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 223, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 223, Series 3
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Box 28

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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED.
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North American Ferns, Polypodium

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Box 28 of 28
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Archival materials
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 223, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Records
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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED. / Box 28
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Box, Harold E.

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Box 28 of 28
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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED. / Box 28
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Ferns of Jamaica, Volume 1

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Box 28 of 28
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 223, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Records
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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED. / Box 28
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Notes on Cyatheaceae

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 223, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Records
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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED. / Box 28
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Photographs: Tropical station and laboratory; Cinchona, Jamaica

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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED. / Box 28
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Photographs: Kew

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 223, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Records
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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED. / Box 28
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Photograph: British Museum Herbarium

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Box 28 of 28
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Archival materials
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 223, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Records
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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED. / Box 28
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Photographs: Botanisk Have, Copenhagen

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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED. / Box 28
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Photograph: Naturhistoriska Riksmuseum, Stockholm

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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED. / Box 28
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Photographs: Botanischer Garten, Berlin

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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED. / Box 28
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Specimen notes

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Records / Series 3: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, AMERICAN FERN SOCIETY AND AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL (WILLIAM RALPH MAXON), 1924-1931. BOUND. INDEXED. / Box 28
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Fiddlehead forum

Author:
American Fern Society  Search this
Physical description:
v. ill. 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1974
Topic:
Ferns  Search this
Call number:
QK520 .F449
QK520.F449
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_110876

Coniogramme japonica (Thunb. ex Murray) Diels

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Monica M. Carlsen  Search this
LERC MO interns  Search this
Place:
Missouri Botanical Garden, Climatron. Source: American Fern Society, Spore Exchange (Unknown). MOBOT LCMS Accession # 1982-0632-2, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North America
Collection Date:
19 Jun 2019
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Pteridaceae
Published Name:
Coniogramme japonica (Thunb. ex Murray) Diels
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Flowering plants and ferns
GGI Gardens Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3825b1882-218b-4db3-b7ff-ca617ee05669
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16379486

Coniogramme japonica (Thunb. ex Murray) Diels

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Monica M. Carlsen  Search this
LERC MO interns  Search this
Place:
Missouri Botanical Garden, Climatron. Source: American Fern Society, Spore Exchange (Unknown). MOBOT LCMS Accession # 1982-0632-2, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North America
Collection Date:
19 Jun 2019
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Pteridaceae
Published Name:
Coniogramme japonica (Thunb. ex Murray) Diels
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Flowering plants and ferns
GGI Gardens Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/356159d67-1bd8-4744-85ff-5e671ae9f2f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15583226

Coniogramme japonica (Thunb. ex Murray) Diels

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Monica M. Carlsen  Search this
LERC MO interns  Search this
Place:
Missouri Botanical Garden, Climatron. Source: American Fern Society, Spore Exchange (Unknown). MOBOT LCMS Accession # 1982-0632-2, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North America
Collection Date:
19 Jun 2019
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Pteridaceae
Published Name:
Coniogramme japonica (Thunb. ex Murray) Diels
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Flowering plants and ferns
GGI Gardens Project
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31bfacfdc-039a-4292-bd63-156926fac579
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15583227

Dryopteris x uliginosa (A. Braun ex Döll) Kuntze ex Druce

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
H. Bigelow  Search this
Place:
Garden of H. C. Bigelow, South Windsor, American Fern Society, Connecticut, United States, North America
Collection Date:
16 Sep 1916
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Dryopteridaceae
Published Name:
Dryopteris x uliginosa (A. Braun ex Döll) Kuntze ex Druce
Barcode:
01552223
USNM Number:
866766
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
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Dryopteris x slossoniae Wherry ex Lellinger

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
H. Bigelow  Search this
Charles H. Bissell  Search this
Place:
Moist, rocky woods, Southington, American Fern Society, Connecticut, United States, North America
Collection Date:
3 Sep 1916
Taxonomy:
Plantae Pteridophyte Polypodiales Dryopteridaceae
Published Name:
Dryopteris x slossoniae Wherry ex Lellinger
Barcode:
01552182
USNM Number:
866767
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3569a52a5-0b15-4fd7-b5d1-1d1b1854a3d0
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Records

Topic:
American Fern Journal
Extent:
15.12 cu. ft. (14 document boxes) (14 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Letterpress copybooks
Place:
Cuba
West Indies
Mexico
Central America
South America
Asia
Date:
1899-1947
Descriptive Entry:
These records, for the most part, document the history of the collection of the United States National Herbarium (USNH), United States National Museum, Division of Plants, while William Ralph Maxon was aid, assistant curator, associate curator, and curator of the USNH, Division of Plants (1899-1946). This material includes loose incoming and outgoing correspondence between Maxon and U.S. and foreign botanists; colleagues; directors of museums and herbaria; Smithsonian administrative staff officers; botanical collectors and friends. It covers identification, examination, and reports concerning botanical specimens; botanical gifts, loans, or exchanges with other herbaria and collectors; information concerning ferns; carbon copies of Frederick Vernon Coville correspondence regarding recommendations made by Maxon and Joseph Nelson Rose to have leading botanists receive honorary research positions with the USNH; activities of staff members; salaries and annual leave; explorations and collecting expeditions; Maxon's expedition to Cuba (1907) as well as other parts of the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America, and Asia; professional potentiality of colleagues and information concerning the affairs of other botanical institutions; manuscripts; requests for publications and reprints; editing and review of scientific articles; scientific society meetings; outgoing letterpress correspondence concerning the above; and material concerning the American Fern Society and its publication, the American Fern Journal (1924-1931).
Historical Note:
William Ralph Maxon, botanist, was born in Oneida, New York, on February 27, 1877, where he received an early interest in the natural sciences from his father, a newspaper editor, who would take him on long walks through the countryside on Sundays when he was a small boy. Maxon entered Syracuse University in 1894 and received a Ph.B. in 1898. While at Syracuse he developed an interest in ferns, and in the summer of 1898 Maxon left for Columbia University to do postgraduate study on ferns under Lucien Marcus Underwood.

In November 1899, Maxon received an appointment as an aid in the United States National Museum, Division of Plants. Working his way up the professional ladder, Maxon became assistant curator in 1905, associate curator in 1914, and the second curator of that Division (Frederick Vernon Coville held the title of honorary curator, without remuneration, 1894-1937) from February 1, 1937, until May 31, 1946. Retiring in 1946, Maxon became an associate in botany, a position he held until his death on February 25, 1948.

Maxon specialized in the taxonomic study of Pteridophyta, especially those of tropical America, and was considered to be one of the leading systematic pteridologists of his time. He built up the fern collection in the United States National Herbarium from one of relative insignificance to one of the finest in quantity and quality in the western hemisphere. Between 1903 and 1926 he undertook nine major expeditions to tropical America. A heart attack in 1931 put a stop to any further explorations. In 1928, and again in 1930, Maxon worked overseas in European herbaria, including those in London, Copenhagen, and Berlin. Among his scientific papers, one of his most important series of writings was his "Studies of Tropical American Ferns," which was published in Contributions from the United States National Herbarium.

Maxon belonged to numerous scientific societies and was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was an original member and president of the Biologists' Field Club of Washington, and he was president of the American Fern Society, 1898-1899, 1919-1933, and editor and editor-in-chief of its Journal from 1933 until his death. Maxon was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree from Syracuse University in 1922.
Topic:
Botanists  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
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Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 223, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 223
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