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Curators' Annual Reports

Extent:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1881-1964
Descriptive Entry:
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.

Reports were stored by the Office of Correspondence and Reports (later known as the Office of Correspondence and Documents), and then by the Office of the Registrar.

Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
Identifier:
Record Unit 158
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Curators' Annual Reports
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0158
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Frederick Vernon Coville Papers

Extent:
3 cu. ft. (6 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1888-1936 and undated
Introduction:
These papers of Frederick Vernon Coville were part of a group of Smithsonian Department of Botany records which were originally deposited in 1971 at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation. In December 1977, the records were returned to the Smithsonian for maintenance in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of a small amount of correspondence, 1888-1921; material concerning the Medicinal Plants Survey, 1897-1898; notes concerning the revision of Coville's work on Death Valley plants, 1933-1936; and a small group of manuscript notes on currants and gooseberries, undated. Events and items of special interest which are documented in the correspondence include the explorations of Per Axel Rydberg in the Black Hills; the artistic work of Frederick A. Walpole; the acquisition of the Greene Herbarium; the botany exhibits at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893; and the Mearns collection from the Mexican Boundary Survey, 1893.

The Smithsonian Archives contains other Coville correspondence scattered throughout a number of collections. Most of this material can be found in the records of the Division of Plants, particularly Record Units 220, 221, 222, and 224. Other collections include Record Unit 201, Assistant Secretary in Charge of the United States National Museum, 1875-1902, and the records of the Office of the Secretary, Record Units 31, 34, 45, and 46. The main body of Coville's official correspondence is located in Record Group 54, Records of the Bureau of Plant Industry, at the National Archives.
Historical Note:
Frederick Vernon Coville (1867-1937), botanist and blueberry breeder, was born in New York and educated at Cornell University (B. A., 1887). His important field work included the Geological Survey of Arkansas, 1888; the Death Valley Expedition, 1891; and the Harriman Alaska Expedition, 1899. Most of his career was spent at the United States Department of Agriculture, where he served as Assistant Botanist, 1888-1893, and Botanist, 1893-1937. He was also Honorary Curator of the United States National Herbarium, 1893-1937, and was instrumental in the establishment of the National Arboretum in 1927. More extensive biographical material can be found in Science, Volume 85, 280-281.
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7272, Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7272
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Frederick Vernon Coville Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7272

Field notes, Death Valley Expedition, 1891

Alternate Title:
Death Valley Journal, 1891  Search this
Collection name:
Frederick Coville, field books, 1890-1924
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
United States
Death Valley
California
Inyo
Kern
Tulare
Coso Range
Date Range:
1891
Start Date:
18910510
End Date:
18910730
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-253
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.
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Frederick Coville, field books, 1890-1924
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Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937
See more records associated with this expedition:
Death Valley Expedition (1891)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI1281
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Field notes, Death Valley, 1890-1891

Alternate Title:
Death Valley Expedition, itinerary, 1890-1891  Search this
Collection name:
Frederick Coville, field books, 1890-1924
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Place:
United States
Death Valley
California
Mojave Desert
San Bernardino
Visalia
San Bernardino Mountains
Panamint Range
Inyo
Kern
Coso Range
Date Range:
1890-1891
Start Date:
18901224
End Date:
18910901
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-253
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.
See more records from this collection:
Frederick Coville, field books, 1890-1924
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Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937
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Death Valley Expedition (1891)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI1282

Field notes, specimen no. 247-568, Death Valley, 1891

Alternate Title:
Death Valley Expedition, catalog, 1891  Search this
Collection name:
Frederick Coville, field books, 1890-1924
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
United States
Death Valley
California
Saratoga Spring
San Bernardino
Panamint Range
Date Range:
1891
Start Date:
18910202
End Date:
18910408
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-253
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.
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Frederick Coville, field books, 1890-1924
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Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937
Funston, Frederick, 1865-1917
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Death Valley Expedition (1891)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI1284

Field notes, specimen no. 1-2167, Death Valley Expedition, 1890-1891

Alternate Title:
Death Valley Expedition catalogue, 1-2167, 1890  Search this
Collection name:
Frederick Coville, field books, 1890-1924
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
United States
Death Valley
California
Date Range:
1890-1891
Start Date:
18901223
End Date:
18910623
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-253
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.
See more records from this collection:
Frederick Coville, field books, 1890-1924
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Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937
Funston, Frederick, 1865-1917
See more records associated with this expedition:
Death Valley Expedition (1891)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI1341

Death Valley Expedition, December 11, 1890 - August 24, 1891

Collection name:
Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 13 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
United States
California
Lone Pine Creek
Lone Pine
Date Range:
1890-1891
Start Date:
18901211
End Date:
18910824
Topic:
Mammalogists  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007364
Access Information:
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.
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Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated
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Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934
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Death Valley Expedition (1891)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI1770

Dutcher, Basil Hicks, Arizona - Wyoming, June 1891 - August 1902

Alternate Title:
Mammal Catalogue, B. H. Dutcher, 1891 - 1902  Search this
Collection name:
Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
United States
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Kansas
Maine
Missouri
Montana
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Oklahoma
Texas
Wyoming
Date Range:
1891-1902
Start Date:
18910600
End Date:
19020800
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-443
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.
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Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals
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Dutcher, Basil Hicks
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Death Valley Expedition (1891)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI4812

Frederick Coville, field books, 1890-1924

Extent:
12 field books
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
United States
Florida
Oregon
California
Death Valley
North Carolina
Virginia
Maine
Idaho
Utah
Wyoming
Alaska
District of Columbia
Arizona
Nebraska
Date Range:
1890-1924
Topic:
Ericaceae  Search this
Rosaceae  Search this
Pinaceae  Search this
Salicaceae  Search this
Cupressaceae  Search this
Asteraceae  Search this
Fagaceae  Search this
Plantae  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Berries  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-253
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Department of Botany at 202-633-0920 to make an appointment.
See more records associated with this collector:
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937
See more records associated with this expedition:
Death Valley Expedition (1891)
See more records from this field book collection:
Frederick Coville, field books, 1890-1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_coll_NCDC78

Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated

Extent:
92 field books
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
United States
Mexico
Arizona
California
Montana
Date Range:
1877-1933
Topic:
Mammalia  Search this
Aves  Search this
Rodentia  Search this
Leporidae  Search this
Geomyidae  Search this
Pinaceae  Search this
Fagaceae  Search this
Cactaceae  Search this
Passeriformes  Search this
Anseriformes  Search this
Ciconiiformes  Search this
Animalia  Search this
Plantae  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Rodents  Search this
Rabbits and hares  Search this
Plants  Search this
Pines  Search this
Oaks  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Birds  Search this
Songbirds  Search this
Waterfowls  Search this
Gulls  Search this
Albatross  Search this
Pelicans  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007364
Access Information:
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.
See more records associated with this collector:
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934
Goldman, Edward Alphonso, 1873-1946
See more records associated with this person:
Sheldon, Charles, 1867-1928
See more records associated with this expedition:
Death Valley Expedition (1891)
Corwin Expedition, 1881
See more records from this field book collection:
Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_coll_NCDC89

Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937

Forename:
Frederick  Search this
Middle Initial:
Vernon  Search this
Surname:
Coville  Search this
Occupation:
Botanists
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1867
Death Date:
1937
See more records related to affiliations:
United States Dept. of Agriculture
See more records associated with this person:
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP173

Death Valley Expedition (1891)

Record type:
Expedition name
Place:
United States
California
Arizona
Nevada
Utah
Mojave Desert
Sierra Nevada
Tejon Hills
San Luis Obispo
Monterey
Date Range:
1891 - 1891
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
See more records related to participants:
Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
Funston, Frederick, 1865-1917
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934
See more records related to this expedition:
Death Valley Expedition (1891)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_exp_fbr_EACE0015

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