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Curators' Annual Reports

Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
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
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0158
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Richard Rathbun Papers

Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Scientific illustrations
Artifacts
Place:
Brazil
Date:
1873-1877 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of field notes of Richard Rathbun (1852-1918), a geologist and paleontologist. Most of these notes occurred during his time as a geologist with the Geological Commission of Brazil. Materials also include scientific illustrations and a few pressed plants.
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Research  Search this
Fieldwork  Search this
Scientific surveys  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Scientific illustrations
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-211, Richard Rathbun Papers
Identifier:
Accession 16-211
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Richard Rathbun Papers

Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Extent:
7.9 cu. ft. (15 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 3x5 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Lantern slides
Date:
1870-1918 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of Richard Rathbun document his early investigations in geology and paleontology; his college career at Cornell University, 1871-1872; his work as geologist on the Geological Commission of Brazil, 1875-1878; and his scientific and administrative careers with the United States Fish Commission and United States National Museum. Of special interest is correspondence and other materials concerning Samuel P. Langley's aerodrome experiments of 1903. The papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence; notebooks; manuscripts and research material; notes and sketches; photographs and lantern slides; and a manuscript on architecture by Rathbun's son, Seward Hume Rathbun.
Historical Note:
Richard Rathbun (1852-1918) was born in Buffalo, New York. He received his early education in the public schools of Buffalo and after graduation worked in his father's stone quarry business. Rathbun developed an early interest in the geology and paleontology of western New York, and by 1870 had deposited large collections of fossils in the Buffalo Society of Natural History. In 1871, Rathbun entered Cornell University on the advice of the distinguished Brazilian explorer, Charles F. Hartt. He left Cornell in 1873 to study the fossil collections at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. In 1874, he was appointed assistant in zoology in the Boston Society of Natural History. While serving in this position, Rathbun also worked as a volunteer assistant with the United States Fish Commission (USFC). In 1875, he became a geologist with the Geological Commission of Brazil, under the direction of Hartt. He remained in Brazil until 1878, when he returned to the United States to accept the position of scientific assistant with the USFC. Rathbun remained on the staff of the USFC until 1896. His association with the Smithsonian Institution and United States National Museum began in 1881, when he was made honorary curator of the Department of Marine Invertebrates, a position he held until 1914. In 1897, Rathbun accepted the position of assistant secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, in charge of Office and Exchanges. In 1898, Rathbun's duties were expanded to include certain aspects of museum administration, and in 1901 his title was changed to Assistant secretary, in charge of the National Museum, a position he held until his death in 1918.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Museum techniques  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7078, Richard Rathbun Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7078
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 15 James, O. C., 1876. The correspondence concerns the work of the Geological Commission of Brazil, 1876.

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7078, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1918, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7078-refidd1e1114

NOTES AND SKETCHES, 1870-1878, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of notes and sketches by Richard Rathbun concerning invertebrate zoology, geology, and paleontology. Included are extensive notes and sketches made by Rathbun while he served as geologist on the Geological Commission of Brazil, 1875-1878.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7078, Richard Rathbun Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7078, Series 8
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1918, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Richard Rathbun. The correspondence is both professional and personal and concerns the administration of the United States Fish Commission and United States National Museum (USNM); paleontological and zoological research; Rathbun's activity in scientific societies and social organizations; business concerns; and personal matters. Correspondents include Fish Commission, Smithsonian, and USNM staff members; professional colleagues; family members; and friends. Subjects of special interest include Samuel P. Langley's aerodrome experiments, 1903; Charles D. Walcott's paleontological field work in the Canadian Rockies, 1912; Rathbun's work on the Geological Commission of Brazil, 1875-1878; and the early history of the American Association of Museums (see under Hermon Carey Bumpus, William Jacob Holland, and William John McGee).
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7078, Richard Rathbun Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7078, Series 1
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Richard Rathbun Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7078-refidd1e271

PHOTOGRAPHS AND LANTERN SLIDES, CIRCA 1875-1895, AND UNDATED.

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of photographs and lantern slides collected by Richard Rathbun. Included are photographs of Brazil taken while Rathbun served as geologist on the Geological Commission of Brazil, 1875-1878; landscapes of British Columbia; an album of photographs documenting seal rookeries on the Pribilof Islands, 1895; and lantern slides of corals and Brazilian scenes.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7078, Richard Rathbun Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7078, Series 9
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folders 5-6 Derby, Orville A., 1873-1904. Includes correspondence concerning Derby's and Rathbun's work on the Geological Commission of Brazil, 1875-1878.

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7078, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1918, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7078-refidd1e740

Folders 3-4 Hartt, Charles F., 1872-1878, and undated. The correspondence concerns the work of the Geological Commission of Brazil, 1872-1878.

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7078, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1871-1918, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7078-refidd1e980

Notebook no. 1, February - March 1876

Collection name:
Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Brazil
Bahia
Date Range:
1876
Start Date:
18760201
End Date:
18760307
Topic:
Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Limnology  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Geology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 16-211
Access Information:
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Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
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Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI8322

Notebook no. 2, March - April 1876

Collection name:
Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Brazil
Bahia
Date Range:
1876
Start Date:
18760307
End Date:
18760405
Topic:
Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Limnology  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Geology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 16-211
Access Information:
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Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
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Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI8323

Notebook no. 3, April 1876

Collection name:
Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 3
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Brazil
Bahia
Date Range:
1876
Start Date:
18760405
End Date:
18760419
Topic:
Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Limnology  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Geology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 16-211
Access Information:
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Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
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Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI8324

Notebook no. 4, April - June 1876

Collection name:
Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Brazil
Bahia
Date Range:
1876
Start Date:
18760419
End Date:
18760630
Topic:
Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Limnology  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Geology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 16-211
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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Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
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Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI8325

Notebook no. 5, December 1876 - January 1877

Alternate Title:
No. 5, D. Pedro II, R.R. and Sao Paulo, Dec. 1876  Search this
Collection name:
Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 5
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Brazil
Date Range:
1876
Start Date:
18761210
End Date:
18770116
Topic:
Invertebrates  Search this
Limnology  Search this
Geology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 16-211
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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Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
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Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI8346

Notebook no. 6, January 1877

Alternate Title:
No. 6, Sao Paulo, Jan. 1877  Search this
Collection name:
Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 6
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Brazil
Date Range:
1877
Start Date:
18770101
End Date:
18770130
Topic:
Invertebrates  Search this
Limnology  Search this
Geology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 16-211
Access Information:
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Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
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Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI8347

Notes

Collection name:
Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 7
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Brazil
Bahia
Espírito Santo
Date Range:
1877-1877
Start Date:
1876
End Date:
1877
Topic:
Invertebrates  Search this
Limnology  Search this
Geology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 16-211
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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Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
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Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Data Source:
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI8348

Richard Rathbun papers, 1870-1918 and undated

Extent:
9 field books
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Brazil
Date Range:
1874-1878
Topic:
Cnidaria  Search this
Bryozoa  Search this
Animalia  Search this
Coral  Search this
Sea fans  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Star fish  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007078
Access Information:
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Richard Rathbun papers, 1870-1918 and undated
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_coll_NCDC499

Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877

Extent:
7 field books
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
Brazil
Bahia
Date Range:
1876-1877
Topic:
Animalia  Search this
Invertebrates  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 16-211
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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Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
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Richard Rathbun Papers, 1876-1877
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edanmdm:fbr_coll_NCDC639

Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918

Forename:
Richard  Search this
Surname:
Rathbun  Search this
Occupation:
Geologists
Paleontologists
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1852
Death Date:
1918
See more records related to affiliations:
United States Fish Commission
United States National Museum
Smithsonian Institution
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Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP720

Geographical surveying, its uses, methods and results, by Frank De Yeaux Carpenter ... Reprinted from Van Nostrand's magazine

Author:
Carpenter, Frank De Yeaux  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. 16 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Brazil
Date:
1878
Topic:
Surveying--Public lands  Search this
Call number:
TA625.C29X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_299370

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