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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers

Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
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2.85 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (2 tall document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1908-1940
Descriptive Entry:
Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr.'s papers include personal material concerning awards and his investigation of Christian Science; material on mammalogical research including extensive correspondence with Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas of the British Museum; and material on Miller's research with primates, especially the Piltdown Man and primate behavioral patterns.
Historical Note:
Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., (1869-1956) was born in Peterboro, New York, and grew up on a large estate in central New York. In this relatively isolated setting and through the influence of his great uncle, an ornithologist, Miller developed an early interest in natural history. Following his graduation from Harvard in 1894, Miller joined the Biological Survey in the Department of Agriculture and worked under Clinton Hart Merriam. In 1898 he joined the United States National Museum as Assistant Curator of Mammals and in 1909 became Curator of that Division. He continued in that position until 1940 when he retired and remained as an Associate in biology at the Smithsonian Institution until his death.

Miller's major contributions to mammalogy were his series of checklists of North American mammals, 1901, 1912, and 1924; The Families and Genera of Bats, 1907; and the Catalogue of the Mammals of Western Europe in the Collection of the British Museum, 1912. He also was an early critic of the claimed discovery of the Piltdown Man in England. He published several papers on the controversy and corresponded with many of the principal investigators. Another of his fields of interest was primate behavioral patterns and their possible influence on the beginnings of human social development.
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Christian Science  Search this
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Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7173
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CORRESPONDENCE, PHOTOGRAPHS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING AWARDS, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CHRISTIAN SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS, 1914, 1918, 1922-1929, 1934.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7173, Series 1
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, PHOTOGRAPHS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING AWARDS, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CHRISTIAN SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS, 1914, 1918, 1922-1929, 1934.
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Folder 1 Certificates of election to The Academy of Natural Sciences (1914), as a Collaborator in the Direction of Biological Studies by the Secretary of Public Affairs of Mexico (1918) and to the American Philosophical Society (1927). Also includes a ...

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, PHOTOGRAPHS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING AWARDS, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CHRISTIAN SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS, 1914, 1918, 1922-1929, 1934. / Box 1
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Folder 2 Photographs of Miller and of the Division of Mammals.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, PHOTOGRAPHS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING AWARDS, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CHRISTIAN SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS, 1914, 1918, 1922-1929, 1934. / Box 1
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Folder 3 Bibliography of Miller, 1918-1929.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
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Collection Citation:
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Folders 4-6 Correspondence concerning investigations by Miller of testimonies of healing through Christian Science printed in The Christian Science Journal and Christian Science Sentinal, 1924-1928.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, PHOTOGRAPHS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING AWARDS, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CHRISTIAN SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS, 1914, 1918, 1922-1929, 1934. / Box 1
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Box 2

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Folder 1 Correspondence concerning testimonies of healing and what Miller considered misrepresentations of various persons printed in The Christian Science Journal and Christian Science Sentinal, 1922-1928.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers / Series 1: CORRESPONDENCE, PHOTOGRAPHS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING AWARDS, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CHRISTIAN SCIENCE INVESTIGATIONS, 1914, 1918, 1922-1929, 1934. / Box 2
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CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING GENERAL MAMMALOGY, 1908-1924, 1927-1930, 1933.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7173, Series 2
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Box 2

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
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Folder 2 Correspondence with Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas of the British Museum (Natural History), 1908-1924, 1927-1928.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
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Folder 3 Correspondence and material concerning Michael Rogers Oldfield Thomas including news accounts of his suicide, letters from his doctor, Wilfred H. Osgood and Reginald F. A. Oldfield and a photograph, 1929-1930.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
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Folder 4 Correspondence with S. F. Harmer, Keeper of Zoology at the British Museum (Natural History) concerning the publication of the Catalogue of the Mammals of Western Europe, 1909-1910.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
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Folder 5 Plate 2 for "Mammals eaten by Indians, Owls and Spaniards in the coast region of the Dominican Republic," 1929.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Folder 6 Typescript, with corrections, of "Note on the Native Rat of the Marquesas Islands" 15 December 1933.

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers / Series 2: CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING GENERAL MAMMALOGY, 1908-1924, 1927-1930, 1933. / Box 2
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Folder 7 Undated manuscript of "The status of Noctilio leporinus leporinus and Noctilio leporinus mastivus."

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers / Series 2: CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING GENERAL MAMMALOGY, 1908-1924, 1927-1930, 1933. / Box 2
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Folder 8 Letterpress book containing copies of manuscripts by Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr. including:

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers / Series 2: CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING GENERAL MAMMALOGY, 1908-1924, 1927-1930, 1933. / Box 2
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Folder 9 Letterpress book containing copies of manuscripts by Gerrit Smith Miller Jr. including:

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers / Series 2: CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING GENERAL MAMMALOGY, 1908-1924, 1927-1930, 1933. / Box 2
Archival Repository:
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Box 3

Collection Creator::
Miller, Gerrit S. (Gerrit Smith), 1869-1956  Search this
Type:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7173, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
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Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers
Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr., Papers / Series 2: CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING GENERAL MAMMALOGY, 1908-1924, 1927-1930, 1933.
Archival Repository:
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