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Letter to F. W. Hodge

Creator:
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Addressee:
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Exchange Bureau  Search this
Collection Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
March 30, 1901
Scope and Contents:
Informing him of an increase in the Library of Congressʹs appropriation for exchanges and instructing him to estimate the amount that should be requested for the Exchange Bureau in 1903.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1647(31)
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 1647, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 1647 Miscellaneous materials by Hewitt and others
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms1647-ref29

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1881-1904

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum  Search this
Subject:
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
True, Frederick William 1858-1914  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
0.6 cu. ft. (30 microfilm reels)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1881
1881-1904
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000116
Restrictions & Rights:
(1) Apparently all series are not indexed for all years; indexes in individual series should be consulted; (2) record unit available on microfilm only
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Correspondence and Memoranda 1850-1948 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216719

Department of Anthropology collection of photographs of anthropologists

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Names:
H. B. Hall & Sons, engraver  Search this
Wilcox, John Angel James, 1835- (engraver)  Search this
Depicted:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Berendt, C. Hermann (Carl Hermann), 1817-1878  Search this
Birtwell, Francis Joseph  Search this
Boban, E.  Search this
Bohmersheim, August Bohn von  Search this
Bolles, T. Dix (Timothy Dix), -1892  Search this
Casanowicz, Immanuel M.  Search this
Craddock, Charles Egbert, 1850-1922  Search this
Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900  Search this
Daniel, Z. T.  Search this
Dedrick, Thomas S.  Search this
Eames, Moses  Search this
Evans, Sir John  Search this
Fisk, Clinton Brown  Search this
Golovneen, D.  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896  Search this
Hawley, Edwin H.  Search this
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887  Search this
Hooton, Earnest Albert, 1887-1954  Search this
Hrdlička, Aleš, 1869-1943  Search this
Johnston, T. C.  Search this
Knowlton, Frank Hall, 1860-1926  Search this
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
LeConte, Joseph N. (Joseph Nisbet), 1870-1950  Search this
Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter), 1819-1903  Search this
Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905  Search this
McCartee, Divie Bethune, 1820-1900  Search this
Millner, Isaac B.  Search this
Montgomery, Henry  Search this
Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925  Search this
Murfree, Mary Noailles, 1850-1922  Search this
Palmer, Edward, 1829-1911  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Renshawe, John H.  Search this
Scott, Hugh Lenox, 1853-1934  Search this
Simpson, Charles Torrey, 1846-1932  Search this
Slocum, Joshua, 1844-1909  Search this
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962  Search this
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888  Search this
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Volk, Ernest  Search this
Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897  Search this
Ward, Herbert, 1863-1919  Search this
Winson, Justin  Search this
Photographer:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Dumble, A. E.  Search this
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940  Search this
Herman, Mme de (of Paris)  Search this
Holland (of Trenton, New Jersey)  Search this
Lainer, Charles  Search this
Macnabb Studio  Search this
Notman, J.  Search this
Parker, Charles  Search this
Parker, Joseph C.  Search this
Prince, George  Search this
Rice, Moses P.  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Teel, S. S.  Search this
Yasvoin, A. (of St. Petersburg, Russia)  Search this
Collector:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Extent:
4 Copy prints
4 Engravings
2 Prints (woodburytype)
42 Prints (albumen, silver gelatin, and platinum)
18 Prints (halftone)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Engravings
Prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1864-1921
Scope and Contents note:
The collection consists of studio portraits and expedition photographs of anthropologists, administrators, scholars, and others. It includes some photographs of an Native American demonstrating sign language, possibly made during W J McGee's Seriland expedition.

Photographers represented in the collection are Charles Milton Bell, A. E. Dumbie; De Lancey W. Gill, Mme de Hermann, of Paris; Holland, of Trenton, New Jersey; Charles Lainer, J. Notman; Parker, George Prince, Macnabb, of New York; Moses P. Rice; Napolean Sarony; S. S. Teel; and A. Yasvoin, of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 70
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photograph collections of anthropologists held in the National Anthropological Archives are Photo Lot 4822, Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 39, and Photo Lot 77-80.
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Department of Anthropology photograph collection of anthropologists, circa 1864-1921
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 70, Department of Anthropology collection of photographs of anthropologists, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.70
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-70

Stephen Balzer Correspondence

Creator:
Balzer, Stephen M.  Search this
Names:
Balzer, Stephen M.  Search this
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906  Search this
Manly, Charles Matthews, 1876-1927  Search this
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Extent:
0.56 Cubic feet ((1 16x20x3 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Financial records
Date:
1898-1962
bulk 1899-1932
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of correspondence between Stephen Balzer and S.P. Langley, Richard Rathbun, Charles M. Manley, and others pertaining to the 52-HP Radial Engine he designed. In addition Balzer designed and built the first automobile to run in New York City, which was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution. Balzer's engine-building ability came to the attention of Langley in 1898, who decided that a gasoline engine would be more practical for his proposed man-carrying airplane than a steam power plant. There are five items that have no date, including a voucher for payments to Balzer by the Smithsonian Institution, a summary of the engine's progress by Balzer, and the cover of a mail package from V.W. Balzer to Philip S. Hopkins (NAM).
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No Donor information, XXXX-0129, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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 Permissions Requests
Topic:
Langley-Manly-Balzer Aero Engine of 1903 5-Cyl. Radial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Financial records
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0129
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0129

Richard Rathbun letters

Creator:
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Names:
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936  Search this
Extent:
13 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1906-1910
Scope and Contents:
Artists files created by Rathbun while he was Assistant Secretary for the Smithsonian Institution including a letter from Thomas Wilmer Dewing about his painting "Summer," exhibited at the National Gallery; correspondence with the sculptor Lorado Taft; and correspondence between Elizabeth Johnson, wife of the painter Eastman Johnson, and the Smithsonian regarding the disposition of paintings from her husband's estate.
Biographical / Historical:
Art administrator; Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
Transfered from the vertical file of the Library of the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, 1981.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.rathrich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rathrich

Richard Rathbun letters, 1906-1910

Creator:
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Taft, Lorado  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8354
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210526
AAA_collcode_rathrich
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210526

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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Richard Rathbun Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-211

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-211, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-211-refidd1e211

No. 1, Plataforma and Bahia Railroad, February 1-March 7, 1876

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-211, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-211-refidd1e219

No. 2, Bahia Railroad and Itaparica, March 7-April 5, 1876

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-211, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-211-refidd1e231

No. 3, Itaparica, Bahia, April 5-19, 1876

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-211, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-211-refidd1e243

No. 4, Bahia, April 19-June 30, 1876 (also includes notes February-August 1876)

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-211, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-211-refidd1e255

No. 5, Dom Pedro II Railroad and Sao Paulo, December 1876-January 1877

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-211, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-211-refidd1e268

No. 6, Sao Paulo, January 1877

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-211, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-211-refidd1e280

List of Microscopic Slide, 1873, 1876

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-211, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-211-refidd1e292

Brazil Notes, undated

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-211, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-211-refidd1e304

Brazil Notes, Hartt Expedition, 1875-1877

Collection Creator::
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-211, Richard Rathbun Papers
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Richard Rathbun Papers
Richard Rathbun Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-211-refidd1e316

Folder 39 Rathbun, Richard (1852-1918). Obituaries, 1918.

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Container:
Box 13 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7320, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Biographical File
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Biographical File
Biographical File / Box 13
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7320-refidd1e8228

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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Richard Rathbun Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7078

Folder 6 Herrick, Francis H., 1889-1900.

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-refidd1e1005

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