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Forms, Circulars, Announcements, 1846-1933

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Chief Clerk  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Documents Clerk  Search this
International Catalogue of Scientific Literature  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Correspondence and Documents  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
4.76 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 half document box) (7 12x17 boxes) (7 bound volumes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1846
1846-1933
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000065
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Forms, Circulars, and Announcements 1846-1933 [Smithsonian Institution Chief Clerk]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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edanmdm:siris_arc_216672

Fiscal Records, Federal, 1847-1942

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
International Catalogue of Scientific Literature  Search this
Smithsonian Institution International Exchange Service  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
United States National Herbarium  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Disbursement Clerk  Search this
United States Department of the Treasury  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
58 cu. ft. (30 record storage boxes) (24 document boxes) (6 non-standard oversize boxes)
Type:
Serials (publications)
Collection descriptions
Books
Manuscripts
Journals (accounts)
Date:
1847
1847-1942
Topic:
Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000093
Restrictions & Rights:
Provenance not known for all records
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Fiscal Records, Federal 1847-1942 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216700

Records, 1882-1907

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Disbursement Clerk  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Adams, W. I  Search this
Karr, William W  Search this
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Smithsonian Institution International Exchange Service  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
United States Department of the Treasury  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
5.66 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Letterpress copybooks
Date:
1882
1882-1907
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000165
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216754

Bailey, V. O., California, North Dakota, Oregon, July 1909 - November 1909

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
California
North Dakota
Oregon
Bottineau
Leeds
Date Range:
1909
Start Date:
19090709
End Date:
19091107
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Botany  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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Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI4192
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Bailey, V. O., North Dakota, June 1912 - July 1912

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
North Dakota
Date Range:
1912
Start Date:
19120603
End Date:
19120702
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Botany  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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Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI4194
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Field notes, February - August 1913 : bird observations made on trips in Washington, D. C., Maryland, and Virginia

Alternate Title:
Field Notes, February - August 1913  Search this
Collection name:
Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 135 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
District of Columbia
Virginia
Maryland
Woodridge
Georgetown
Bladensburg
Four Mile Run
West Virginia
United States
Date Range:
1913
Start Date:
19130228
End Date:
19130816
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Birds--Counting  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007006
Access Information:
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Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
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Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI230
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Alaska, 1911 : with Arthur Cleveland Bent to gather data on the economic status and geographic distribution of birds and mammals; Included is correspondence, an expense book, maps, reports on the investigations, and photographs

Alternate Title:
Alaska, 1911  Search this
Collection name:
Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 137 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Correspondence
Black-and-white photographs
Maps
Place:
Alaska
Aleutian Islands
Alexander Archipelago
Gulf Of Alaska
Shelikof Strait
Alaska Peninsula
United States
Date Range:
1911
Start Date:
19110501
End Date:
19111130
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Fur farming  Search this
Bird trapping  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007006
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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Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated
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Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
Bent, Arthur Cleveland
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI274
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Lepidoptera, 1918

Collection name:
Carl Heinrich field notebooks, 1916-1919, 1927, 1929
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
California
Texas
Arizona
Oregon
United States
Date Range:
1918
Start Date:
1918
End Date:
1918
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Botany  Search this
Plant Inspection  Search this
Insect-Plant Relationships  Search this
Parasitic insects  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007125
Access Information:
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Carl Heinrich field notebooks, 1916-1919, 1927, 1929
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Heinrich, Carl, 1880-1955
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI29
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United States Geological Survey Disbursing Office

Subject:
Rizer, H. C  Search this
McChesney, Jonathan D  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1895
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-050170]
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 Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397079

Fiscal Records, Federal, 1847-1942

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution International Exchange Service  Search this
International Catalogue of Scientific Literature  Search this
United States National Herbarium  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
58 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Ledgers (account books)
Manuscripts
Date:
1847
1847-1942
Topic:
Museum finance  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01490
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Fiscal Records, Federal 1847-1942 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287162

Forms, Circulars, and Announcements, 1846-1933

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Chief Clerk  Search this
Subject:
International Catalogue of Scientific Literature  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Correspondence and Documents  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Physical description:
4.76 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1846
1846-1933
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01521
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Forms, Circulars, and Announcements 1846-1933 [Smithsonian Institution Chief Clerk]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287269

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1882-1932

Creator:
United States National Museum Administrative Assistant  Search this
Subject:
Ravenel, W. de C (William de Chastignier) 1859-1933  Search this
Cox, William Van Zandt 1852-1923  Search this
Physical description:
32.26 cu. ft. processed holdings
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1882
1882-1932
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00310
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Correspondence and Memoranda 1882-1932 [United States National Museum Administrative Assistant]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219686

Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] volume II, Explorations, Episodes and Adventures, Expositions and Congresses

Title:
Random records, vol. 2
Creator:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Author:
Peale, A. C (Albert Charles) 1849-1914  Search this
Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887  Search this
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.) History  Search this
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume illustrations, clippings, letters. 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Yellowstone National Park
Date:
1872
1872-1932
Call number:
CT275.H75 A1 v. 2
CT275.H75 A1
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1063432
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Correspondence Disbursing Clerk

Collection Creator:
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Volume 31
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
January 1899 - December 1902 Pages 1-508.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permission Requests.
Collection Citation:
Samuel P. Langley Collection, NASM.XXXX.0494, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Samuel P. Langley Collection
Samuel P. Langley Collection / Series 1: Waste Books / 1.31: S. P. Langley, Aerodromics
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0494-ref144

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1903-1904
Scope and Contents:
Select itemized correspondence:

1903: Holmes, W. H.; Feb. 27, Apr. 22.

1903: McGuire, J. D.; Apr. 24.

1903: Holmes, W. H.; June 10.

1903: Boas, Franz; July 6.

1903: Holmes, W. H.; July 11, Oct. 19.

1904: Hodge, F. W.; Feb. 2, 15.

1904: McGee, W J; Mar. 10.

1904: McCowan, S. M.; May 27.
Collection Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

Access to the Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers
MS 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers / Series 1: Alice Cunningham Fletcher papers / 1.1: Incoming correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4558-ref43
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Correspondence and Memoranda

Creator::
United States National Museum. Administrative Assistant  Search this
Extent:
14.26 cu. ft. (3 document boxes) (22 tall document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Letterpress copybooks
Date:
1885-1914
Descriptive Entry:
Records consist of outgoing letterpress book correspondence concerning general fiscal matters, estimates of appropriations, appropriation and expenditure statements; certified vouchers for the disbursement clerk; and personnel matters including leaves of absence, appointments, promotions, terminations, and salaries; also included are fiscal records pertaining to USNM exhibits at international expositions. Originally these records had been kept in three separate series, (1) general museum business; (2) personnel; and (3) copied letters addressed to the Secretary transmitting vouchers for payment. These series were combined at an unknown date and volumes pertaining to exposition financial matters were added. Most of the correspondence was signed by Cox, and William De C. Ravenel. Other correspondents include Secretaries Samuel P. Langley, and Charles D. Walcott; executive curator, Frederick William True; and acting chief clerks, J. E. Rockwell, and J. L. Willige. Volumes are individually indexed. A Volume list follows.
Historical Note:
The chief clerk's appointment was an administrative one. Under his charge was the general supervision of the expenditure of United States National Museum appropriations; preparing proposals for supplies, issuing orders for the purchasing of supplies; settlement of accounts; awarding contracts; supervision over nonscientific or specimen related correspondence; general supervision of employees, their assignments to duty, granting leaves of absence; and conducting boards of inquiry and investigation of complaints. The chief clerk also acted as special agent and at times was appointed representative of the Museum and the Smithsonian at international expositions.

William V. Cox, designated chief clerk of the Museum in 1885, was the first and last chief clerk of the Museum. When Cox left the Museum in 1902 the title of the position was changed to administrative assistant. Duties of the administrative assistant were somewhat modified but the differences between these duties and those of the chief clerk were never enumerated in the Museum reports.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Appropriations and expenditures  Search this
Budget  Search this
Budget process  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Letterpress copybooks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 167, United States National Museum. Administrative Assistant, Correspondence and Memoranda
Identifier:
Record Unit 167
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Correspondence and Memoranda
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0167

Forms, Circulars, Announcements

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Chief Clerk  Search this
Extent:
2.3 linear meters.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1846-1933
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists of forms and circulars of the Secretary, 1846-1888; forms and circulars of the National Museum, Exchanges, Ethnology, Correspondence Clerk, Disbursing Clerk, International Catalogue of Scientific Literature, Library, and National Zoological Park; forms ordered, 1860-1933; lists of Smithsonian employees, 1846-1910, with salaries; and invitations to Smithsonian events, circa 1915-1925.
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, Smithsonian Institution, Chief Clerk, Forms, Circulars, Announcements
Identifier:
Record Unit 65
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Forms, Circulars, Announcements
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0065
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Volume 3 Blanks and Circulars, Correspondence, Disbursing Clerk, Documents, Catalogue of Scientific Literature, Library, Miscellaneous, Zoological Park

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Chief Clerk  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, Smithsonian Institution, Chief Clerk, Forms, Circulars, Announcements
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Forms, Circulars, Announcements
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0065-refd1e131

Records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Disbursement Clerk  Search this
Extent:
1.6 linear meters.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1882-1907
Descriptive Entry:
These records include copies of disbursement vouchers, statements, abstracts of disbursements, monthly disbursement statements, cash vouchers, and summary balance and debit statements; also correspondence regarding the history of the disbursement clerk position. Disbursement of funds included both the private and federal side of the Smithsonian, in particular, the operations of the USNM, National Zoological Park, and International Exchange Service. Form vouchers are also signed by Secretaries Spencer F. Baird and Samuel P. Langley. Most volumes are individually indexed. A volume list follows.
Historical Note:
Records of the disbursement clerk consist entirely of outgoing letterpress financial statements, most of which were signed by William W. Karr. Karr was appointed to the position of "factotum" in 1879. His assignment included time-keeping, keeping accounts of expenditures and making out bills for payment for the contractors during the construction of the Arts and Industries Building. As a result of his efficiency, Karr was appointed to the USNM force as a clerk, November 1880, although he was also called bookkeeper, assistant, and cashier. In 1884 he became the accountant for the Smithsonian. Karr became disbursement clerk in 1888, and from 1888 to 1905 he held the joint position of accountant and disbursement clerk with his salary coming from both Smithsonian private funds and museum federal funds. In 1905 Karr was discharged from his duties on charges of embezzlement.

Prior to 1873, all accounts for the National Museum were paid by the Smithsonian and audited by the Executive Committee. From 1873 until 1888, bills for the USNM were approved by the Secretary and disbursed by the disbursing agent at the Department of Interior. In a similar fashion beginning in 1874, the Secretary of the Treasury disbursed Smithsonian funds and made payment on checks signed by the Secretary. In 1888 funds for the Museum and International Exchange Service as well as those from the Treasury Department were turned over to the disbursement clerk for the Smithsonian. Funds appropriated for North American Ethnology were transferred to the Smithsonian disbursement clerk in 1892.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration.  Search this
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 165, Smithsonian Institution, Disbursement Clerk, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 165
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0165

Box 1

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Disbursement Clerk  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 165, Smithsonian Institution, Disbursement Clerk, Records
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0165-refd1e123

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