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Birds and Mollusks Exhibits, Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Birds  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mollusks  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 12.5 x 14;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1890
Circa 1890s (copied 1903)
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B50_F02_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402787
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Birds and Mollusks Exhibits, Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Birds  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mollusks  Search this
Physical description:
Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 11 x 14;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1890
Circa 1890s (copied 1903)
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B50_F02_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402788
Online Media:

Birds and Mollusks Exhibits, Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Birds  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mollusks  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 11 x 14;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1890
Circa 1890s (copied 1903)
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B50_F02_003]
Restrictions & Rights:
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402789
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William Healey Dall Papers

Creator::
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Extent:
32.36 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (51 document boxes) (1 half document box) (4 5x8 boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scientific illustrations
Photographs
Maps
Diaries
Field notes
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection contains papers documenting the scientific and personal life of Dall, especially the Western Union Telegraph Expedition to Alaska (1865-1868). Included are daily diaries, 1865-1927; Western Union Telegraph Expedition material containing diaries, scrapbooks, field notes, financial accounts, specimen collection notebooks and incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding Alaskan towns, topography, mineral resources, biology and zoology of Alaska, customs of the Russian-Americans and Alaskan Indian natives, along with sketches of the latter, their housing, clothing and utensils; description of the intrigue among the members of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition; Robert Kennicott's field notes; Dall correspondence regarding Kennicott's leadership of the expedition; Dall and others regarding Kennicott's death; diaries, correspondence, financial accounts, specimen collection notebooks and field notes regarding Dall's explorations to Alaska (1871-1876, 1879-1880) under the United States Coast Survey, and his explorations to the Pacific coast and Florida under the United States Geological Survey; reports to Secretary of State, Thomas Francis Bayard, regarding the Alaska-Canada Boundary Question, 1885, 1888; reports for the United States Coast Survey, United States Geological Survey, Division of Cenozoic Paleontology, and United States National Museum, Division of Mollusks, regarding their progress under Dall's leadership; incoming and outgoing correspondence between Dall and his colleagues, administrators of scientific and educational organizations, editors, publishers, family members, friends, private collectors of mollusca, and scientific and social societies regarding membership and membership meetings, identification of fossil collections, publications and manuscripts, personal and family problems, student theses, appointment to the United States Geological Survey, honorary degrees, politics, economics, social conditions in Washington, D.C., and Dall's personal views regarding his own professional competency and social status; awards; photographs of Dall, his friends, and members of his expeditions; publications on mollusca, catalogues of mollusk lists, mollusk plates on Dall's Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida, and his unpublished work on Hawaiian Island mollusca; Dall's manuscript biography of Spencer Fullerton Baird; Dall's publications and newspaper articles; poetry written by his father; and material on the genealogy of Dall and his family.
Historical Note:
Dean of Alaskan explorations and one of the last of the disappearing class of "systematic naturalists," which included Agassiz, Baird, and Audubon, William H. Dall (1845-1927) was born in Boston to Charles Henry Appleton Dall, a Unitarian minister, and Caroline Wells (Healey), a feminist and publicist. Educated in the public school system, Dall did not go on to attend Harvard after graduating from the Boston Latin School. Instead, he pursued his interests in zoology and medicine by studying under the guidance of Agassiz, Augustus A. Gould, and Jeffries Wyman. Dall's special interest in mollusca came about quite accidentally as a result of his reading Gould's Report on the Invertebrata of Massachusetts. Dall soon left for Chicago to earn his livelihood, and there he met Robert Kennicott and William Stimpson, both members of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, where Dall attended evenings to continue his scientific studies.

When Kennicott was given command of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition to Alaska in 1865, whose mission was to find a means of establishing a communications system with Europe by way of Alaska, the Bering Straits, and Asia, Dall, aged twenty, was invited along as a member of the group's scientific party. Upon Kennicott's death in 1866, Dall was placed in charge of the Scientific Corps. When the expedition was abruptly terminated by the successful laying of the Atlantic cable, Dall volunteered to stay on an extra year in order to complete the scientific project. In 1871, Dall was appointed to the United States Coast Survey (USCS), under whose auspices he continued his studies on Alaska and the northern Pacific Coast. Dall left the USCS in 1884 to accept the rank of paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a position which he held until 1925.

Having forwarded fossil specimens he had collected as a youth to the Smithsonian Institution, and with the collections of the Alaskan expedition being sent there also, Dall, upon his arrival in Washington, D.C., in 1868, voluntarily began to assemble and describe the collections of mollusca and other organisms stored by the United States National Museum (USNM) while working on his publication regarding Alaska. In 1880, Dall was officially appointed honorary curator at the USNM, Division of Mollusks, a position he held until his death and without remuneration, as he could not be paid for both his work with the USGS and the USNM.

Dall was a prolific writer. Between his earliest writings on the Alaskan expedition in 1865 as a correspondent for the Alta California until his death in 1927, Dall published more than five-hundred scientific short papers. Among his larger works, Dall's Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida, 6 volumes (1890-1903), is still considered the most important American publication on cenozoic molluscan paleontology. Dall's other writings include Alaska and its Resources (1870) and his biography, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1915). Among his honorary degrees and awards, Dall was awarded the Gold Medal by the Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia (1899), for his work on paleontology; the Honorary Doctor of Science degree, University of Pennsylvania (1904); and the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, George Washington University (1915).
Topic:
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scientific illustrations
Photographs
Maps
Diaries
Field notes
Scientific illustrations
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7073, William Healey Dall Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7073
See more items in:
William Healey Dall Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7073

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1865-1927. INCOMING AND OCCASIONAL OUTGOING. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY THEREUNDER.

Collection Creator::
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of correspondence received from and occasionally written to publishers, administrators of scientific organizations, colleagues, lawyers, scientific societies, and private collectors of mollusca concerning receipts for gifts of publications, requests for monographs and journal articles, organizational dues, scientific and social society meetings, appointments to scientific societies, provisions needed for expeditions, monthly reports for the United States National Museum, Division of Mollusks, and the United States Geological Survey, United States Coast Survey material, Alaskan politics and the treatment of Alaskan natives by agents of fur companies, translation of Russian names and vocabulary, nomenclature and requests for identification of mollusk collections, purchase of mollusk collections, lists of collections shipped out and mollusk collections needed by the United States National Museum, Western Union Telegraph Expedition reports, surveys, field notes, maps, politics, and family and personal matters.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7073, William Healey Dall Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7073, Series 4
See more items in:
William Healey Dall Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7073-refidd1e1101

Birds and Mollusks Exhibits, Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Birds  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mollusks  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 5.5 x 7;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1890
Circa 1890s (copied 1903)
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B41_F07_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401572
Online Media:

Birds and Mollusks Exhibits, Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Birds  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mollusks  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1890
Circa 1890s (copied 1982)
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B41_F07_003]
Restrictions & Rights:
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
No Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401574
Online Media:

Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian, Zoology Exhibit

Creator:
Olmsted, Arthur J  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mollusks  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1927
February 11, 1927
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B41_F09_003]
Restrictions & Rights:
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401592
Online Media:

Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian, Zoology Exhibit

Creator:
Olmsted, Arthur J  Search this
Subject:
Bartsch, Paul 1871-1960  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mollusks  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1927
February 11, 1927
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B41_F09_032]
Restrictions & Rights:
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401621
Online Media:

Birds and Mollusks Exhibits, Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States National Museum Department of Biology  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Birds  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mollusks  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1890
Circa 1890s (copied 1903)
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B41_F07_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
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
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_401573

Records, 1853-1962

Creator:
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Subject:
Benedict, James E (James Everard) 1854-1940  Search this
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977  Search this
Chace, Fenner Albert  Search this
Rathbun, Mary Jane 1860-1943  Search this
Shoemaker, Clarence R  Search this
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918  Search this
Stimpson, William 1832-1872  Search this
Verrill, A. E (Addison Emery) 1839-1926  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Chicago Academy of Sciences  Search this
Yale University  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mollusks  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Echinoderms  Search this
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Physical description:
33.22 cu. ft. (56 document boxes) (9 tall document boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1853
1853-1962
Topic:
Natural history museums  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000233
See more items in:
Correspondence 1861-1962 [United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates]
Monthly and Annual Reports 1881-1965 [United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates]
Specimen Records 1853-1965 [United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates]
Division History Records 1906-1932 [United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates]
Curatorial Correspondence 1919-1958 [United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216798

William Healey Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927

Creator:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927  Search this
Subject:
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927  Search this
Agassiz, Alexander 1835-1910  Search this
Bayard, Thomas F (Thomas Francis) 1828-1898  Search this
Boas, Franz 1858-1942  Search this
Garrison, Wendell Phillips 1840-1907  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896  Search this
Gould, Augustus A (Augustus Addison) 1805-1866  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Hilgard, J. E (Julius Erasmus) 1825-1891  Search this
Jeffreys, John Gwyn 1809-1885  Search this
Verrill, A. E (Addison Emery) 1839-1926  Search this
Villard, Oswald Garrison 1872-1949  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Kennicott, Robert 1835-1866  Search this
Scudder, Samuel Hubbard 1837-1911  Search this
Stimpson, William 1832-1872  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Mollusks  Search this
United States Coast Survey  Search this
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)  Search this
Physical description:
32.36 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (51 document boxes) (1 half document box) (4 5x8 boxes) (3 oversize folders)
Type:
Scientific illustrations
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Maps
Diaries
Field notes
Scrapbooks
Date:
1839
1839-1927
1839-1858, 1862-1927
Topic:
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007073
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217231

Paul Bartsch

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bartsch, Paul  Search this
Washington Biologists Field Club  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 5w x 7h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Maryland
Date:
c. 1930s
Topic:
Plummers Island  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Malacologists  Search this
Carcinology  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-3631 or 97-3386
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13629

Dr. Paul Bartsch

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Bartsch, Paul  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white ; Size: 2.5w x 2.75h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
May 1937
Topic:
Malacologists  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Carcinology  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0253
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13630

Dr. Paul Bartsch

Author:
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
Subject:
Bartsch, Paul  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks  Search this
United States National Museum Dept. of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Marine Invertebrates  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white ; Size: 2.5w x 2.5h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
May 1937
Topic:
Malacologists  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Carcinology  Search this
Mollusks  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0254 or 32906-4
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13631

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