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Portrait of Robert Edwards Carter Stearns (1827-1909)

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Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Stearns, Robert E. C (Robert Edwards Carter) 1827-1909  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 7 x 5;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1909
Before 1909 (copied 1997)
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27E_127]
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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
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers

Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Extent:
0.75 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Scrapbooks
Date:
1879-1909
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist chiefly of incoming correspondence from the USNM, the Smithsonian Institution, and shell collectors; correspondence between scientists other than Stearns concerning publications, publication revision, and shell collections; scrapbooks containing correspondence, memoranda, labels, and cards collected while Stearns was an Assistant Curator; specimen labels donated to the USNM; handwritten and printed drafts for articles, including a preliminary report on the fossils at San Diego, and the original drawings and draft for Anodontas of the West Coast; and autobiographical materials.
Historical Note:
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns (1827-1909) was a public figure of some prominence whose careers included mining, publishing, and the natural sciences. A lover of nature since childhood, Stearns concentrated on conchology, mostly mollusks of the West Coast. Stearns was a researcher for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1882-1884; an Assistant Curator, Department of Mollusks, United States National Museum (USNM); and a Paleontologist for the United States Geological Survey, 1884-1892.
Topic:
Invertebrates  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Mining engineering  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7077
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Correspondence, 1884-1909.

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7077, Series 1
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 1: Correspondence, 1884-1909.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 A - Be

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 1: Correspondence, 1884-1909. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 William Greene Binney, 1884-1886

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 1: Correspondence, 1884-1909. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 3 Br - E

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 1: Correspondence, 1884-1909. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 G

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 1: Correspondence, 1884-1909. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 H

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 1: Correspondence, 1884-1909. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 6 I - O

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 1: Correspondence, 1884-1909. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 7 P - R

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 1: Correspondence, 1884-1909. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 8 S - W

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 1: Correspondence, 1884-1909. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Scrapbooks, 1879-circa 1892.

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7077, Series 2
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1879-circa 1892.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 9 Scrapbook, 1879-1884

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1879-circa 1892. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 10 Scrapbook, 1884

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1879-circa 1892. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 11 Scrapbook: Memos of specimens donated by R. E. C. Stearns to the U. S. National Museum

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 2: Scrapbooks, 1879-circa 1892. / Box 1
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Handwritten and Printed Drafts for Articles.

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7077, Series 3
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
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Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 3: Handwritten and Printed Drafts for Articles.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 12 Preliminary Report on the San Diego, California Fossil Beds, etc. by R. E. C. Stearns with Appendix, diagrams, and map

Collection Creator::
Stearns, Robert E. C. (Robert Edwards Carter), 1827-1909  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7077, Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
See more items in:
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers
Robert Edwards Carter Stearns Papers / Series 3: Handwritten and Printed Drafts for Articles. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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