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Sydney Fay Blake Papers

Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1909-1960
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains some of Blake's professional and personal correspondence. He corresponded with many botanists and herbarists concerning the identification, naming, and exchange of specimens. The collection also contains administrative correspondence concerning Blake's position at USDA and substantial correspondence with family and friends. Additional materials include Blake's salutatory address at Stoughton (Mass.) High School; the 1912 Harvard University Commencement Program; newspaper clippings; an account of Blake's trip to London during World War I; and photographs of Blake, his wife Doris Holmes Blake, and family and colleagues.
Historical Note:
Sydney Fay Blake (1892-1959) was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts. He studied systematic botany at Harvard, receiving his B.A. in 1912, his M.A. in 1913, and his Ph.D. in Botany in 1917. He began work as a Botanist at the Bureau of Plant Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1917 and worked there until his death. He published a number of botanical works and was writing the second volume of his Flora of the World at the time of his death.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7430
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Folder 1 A

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
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Folder 2 B

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Folder 3 C

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
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Folder 4 D

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
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Folder 5 E

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Folder 6 F

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 7 G

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7430-refidd1e271

Folder 8 H

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7430-refidd1e280

Folder 9 J

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 10 L

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7430-refidd1e298

Folder 11 M

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7430-refidd1e308

Folder 12 P

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7430-refidd1e317

Folder 13 S

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7430-refidd1e326

Folder 14 W

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 15 Miscellaneous Correspondence, Clippings, and Genealogical Information

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7430-refidd1e344

Folder 16 Salutatory Address, 1909

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7430-refidd1e353

Folder 17 Harvard Graduation Program, 1912

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7430-refidd1e363

Folder 18 Newspaper Clippings

Collection Creator::
Blake, S. F. (Sidney Fay), 1892-1959  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7430, Sydney Fay Blake Papers
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Sydney Fay Blake Papers
Sydney Fay Blake Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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