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These papers consist primarily of material documenting Orcutt's collecting activity in Jamaica, 1927-1929. Included is correspondence with USNM staff and others regarding
specimens collected, notes on Jamaican flora and fauna, and maps of Jamaica drawn by Orcutt.
Charles Russell Orcutt (1864-1929) was a collector of natural history specimens and publisher of scientific journals. Orcutt's primary biological interests were malacology
and botany, and he participated on collecting excursions to Baja California, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. From 1927 until his death in 1929, Orcutt collected
for the United States National Museum (USNM) in Jamaica and Haiti.
This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Charles Russell Orcutt. Most of the correspondence concerns Orcutt's collecting activity for the
United States National Museum in Jamaica, 1927-1929. Correspondents include Paul Bartsch, William deC. Ravenel, and Alexander Wetmore.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7088, Charles Russell Orcutt Papers