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Agency history, 1885-1904

Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Subject:
True, Frederick William 1858-1914  Search this
Lucas, Frederic A (Frederic Augustus) 1852-1929  Search this
Baker, Frank Collins 1867-1942  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1885
1885-1904
Topic:
Anatomy, Comparative  Search this
Bones  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00070
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217919

Divisional Records, 1885-1909

Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Frank Collins 1867-1942  Search this
True, Frederick William 1858-1914  Search this
Lucas, Frederic A (Frederic Augustus) 1852-1929  Search this
Physical description:
.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1885
1885-1909
Topic:
Anatomy, Comparative  Search this
Bones  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00051
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Divisional Records 1885-1909 [United States National Museum Division of Comparative Anatomy]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Preparators' Reports, 1881-1919

Creator:
United States National Museum  Search this
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
Ravenel, W. de C (William de Chastignier) 1859-1933  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1881
1881-1919
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00295
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Preparators' Reports 1881-1919 [United States National Museum]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence, 1882-1974

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Vertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Subject:
Dunkle, David Hosbrook  Search this
Emry, Robert J  Search this
Gazin, C. Lewis (Charles Lewis) 1904-1996  Search this
Gidley, James Williams 1866-1931  Search this
Gilmore, Charles W (Charles Whitney) 1874-1945  Search this
Hotton, Nicholas  Search this
Lucas, Frederic A (Frederic Augustus) 1852-1929  Search this
Marsh, Othniel Charles 1831-1899  Search this
Ray, Clayton Edward  Search this
Vaughn, Peter Paul 1928-  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Physical description:
7.59 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1882
1882-1974
Topic:
Paleobiology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Vertebrates, Fossil  Search this
Vertebrate paleontology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00251
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Correspondence 1882-1974 [National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Vertebrate Paleontology]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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edanmdm:siris_arc_219655

Divisional Records

Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1885-1917 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
The records of the division include memoranda for the divisional reports, lists of specimens, records of divisional operations, material concerning the Ohio Valley and Central States Exhibition of 1888, and the daily calendar of Frederic A. Lucas for 1886-1895 and 1898-1899.
Historical Note:
From 1885 until about 1904, a Department of Comparative Anatomy existed within the United States National Museum. This department (after 1897 a division in the Department of Biology) was responsible for the preparation and care of the osteological specimens of the museum. From the early days of the museum collections, separate bone catalogs were kept, distinct from the other specimen catalogs. In addition, a series of vertebrate skulls and skeletons were exhibited in the main hall of the Smithsonian building, and much additional material was in storage.

When the collections were moved from the Smithsonian building to the Museum in 1883, a proposal was made that a department of comparative anatomy should be set up. Although Frederick William True and Frederic Augustus Lucas were listed as curator and assistant in such a department as early as 1883, formal organization of the department first came in 1885.

Frederic A. Lucas joined the Smithsonian Institution in 1882 as an osteological preparator and became assistant curator to True in 1887. True was the first full curator and served from 1885 to 1890, when Frank Baker became honorary curator. In 1893, Lucas became curator and remained in that capacity until he left the Smithsonian in 1904. Following Lucas' departure, the division remained without a curator until it was gradually incorporated into the other zoological divisions.
Topic:
Anatomy, Comparative  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 203
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Divisional Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0203

MEMORANDA FOR DIVISIONAL REPORTS, 1887-1902.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
Includes notes of osteological preparator and curator, Frederic Augustus Lucas.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 203, Series 1
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Divisional Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e209

Box 1

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 1: MEMORANDA FOR DIVISIONAL REPORTS, 1887-1902.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e226

Folder 1 Memoranda for divisional reports, 1887-1892.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 1: MEMORANDA FOR DIVISIONAL REPORTS, 1887-1902. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e234

Folder 2 Memoranda for divisional reports, 1892-1893.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 1: MEMORANDA FOR DIVISIONAL REPORTS, 1887-1902. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e246

Folder 3 Memoranda for divisional reports, 1893-1899.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 1: MEMORANDA FOR DIVISIONAL REPORTS, 1887-1902. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e258

Folder 4 Memoranda for divisional reports, 1899-1901.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 1: MEMORANDA FOR DIVISIONAL REPORTS, 1887-1902. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 Memoranda for divisional reports, 1901-1902.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 1: MEMORANDA FOR DIVISIONAL REPORTS, 1887-1902. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e283

LISTS OF SPECIMENS AND RECORDS OF DIVISIONAL OPERATIONS, 1885-1917.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 203, Series 2
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Divisional Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e297

Box 1

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 2: LISTS OF SPECIMENS AND RECORDS OF DIVISIONAL OPERATIONS, 1885-1917.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e308

Folder 6 Check-list of specimens in East-South Range (Osteology), 1909; Exhibition series of Division of Comparative Anatomy, n.d.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 2: LISTS OF SPECIMENS AND RECORDS OF DIVISIONAL OPERATIONS, 1885-1917. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e316

Folder 7 List of mammal specimens in the Division of Comparative Anatomy, n.d.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 2: LISTS OF SPECIMENS AND RECORDS OF DIVISIONAL OPERATIONS, 1885-1917. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e328

Folder 8 Record of specimens mounted, macerated, and cleaned. Includes records of work of W. L. Richmond. 1885-1891, 1893-1894.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 2: LISTS OF SPECIMENS AND RECORDS OF DIVISIONAL OPERATIONS, 1885-1917. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e340

Folder 9 Correspondence - Comparative Anatomy, 1894-1917

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 2: LISTS OF SPECIMENS AND RECORDS OF DIVISIONAL OPERATIONS, 1885-1917. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e352

MATERIAL CONCERNING OHIO VALLEY AND CENTRAL STATES EXHIBITION, 1888.

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 203, Series 3
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Divisional Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e366

Box 1

Collection Creator::
United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 203, United States National Museum. Division of Comparative Anatomy, Divisional Records
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Divisional Records
Divisional Records / Series 3: MATERIAL CONCERNING OHIO VALLEY AND CENTRAL STATES EXHIBITION, 1888.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0203-refidd1e377

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