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Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Extent:
1.25 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Date:
1852-1861 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This collection documents the natural history work of the North Pacific Exploring Expedition and consists of correspondence and notes, manuscripts, and drawings by William Stimpson on the crustacea collections made on the expedition. Also included is Stimpson's journal of the expedition.
Historical Note:
The North Pacific Exploring Expedition, 1853-1856, was organized by the United States Navy Department to conduct a naval and commercial survey of those parts of Bering Straits, the North Pacific Ocean and the China Seas frequented by American whaling ships and by trading vessels in their routes between the United States and China. Captain Cadwalader Ringgold was placed in command of the expedition, which departed from Norfolk, Virginia, in June 1853. After Ringgold was recalled to the United States in 1854, Captain John Rogers assumed command for the remainder of the expedition. The expedition explored along the coasts of China and Japan, Madeira Island, the California coast, and Tahiti before returning via the Cape of Good Hope in 1856. Extensive natural history collections were made on the expedition, mostly by William Stimpson, Chief Zoologist. Other naturalists serving on the expedition included Alfred H. Ames, Assistant Naturalist, and Charles Wright, Botanist.
Topic:
Museums -- Acquisitions  Search this
Invertebrate zoology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scientific illustrations
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7253
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Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated.

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of correspondence concerning the natural history collections made by the North Pacific Exploring Expedition. The correspondence is directed mostly to Lieutenant John Rodgers, with smaller amounts to Captain Cadwalader Ringgold. Correspondents include Joseph Henry, Spencer F. Baird, William Stimpson, Asa Gray, and Charles Wright. Also included are specimen lists. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7253, Series 1
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated.
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Folder 1 Ames, Alfred H., 1853 and undated

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folder 2 Baird, Spencer F., 1852, 1858. Included is a letter from Baird to Captain Cadwalader Ringgold (Nov. 12, 1852) concerning preparation for the expedition.

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folder 3 Gray, Asa, 1858-1861

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folder 4 Henry, Joseph, 1860

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folder 5 Rodgers, Lt. John (Accession 06-220)

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folder 6 Royal Gardens, Kew, England, 1860

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folder 7 Stevens, H. R., 1853

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folders 8-17 Stimpson, William, 1852-1860 and undated

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folder 18 United States Navy Department, 1857

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folder 19 United States Patent Office, 1855-1856

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folder 20 Van Wyck, William, 1853

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folders 21-27 Wright, Charles, 1853-1858 and undated

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folder 28 Unidentified correspondence, 1857, 1860 and undated

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Folder 29 Specimen lists

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 1: Correspondence, 1852-1861 and undated. / Box 1
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Notes, Manuscripts, and Drawings on Crustacea by William Stimpson.

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of notes, manuscripts, and drawings by William Stimpson on crustacea collected on the North Pacific Exploring Expedition. The drawings are mostly original pencil sketches, with smaller amounts of color drawings included.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7253, Series 2
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 2: Notes, Manuscripts, and Drawings on Crustacea by William Stimpson.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folders 30-31 Notes of William Stimpson on crustacea collections made on the North Pacific Exploring Expedition

Collection Creator::
United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856)  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7253, United States North Pacific Exploring Expedition (1853-1856), Records
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Records / Series 2: Notes, Manuscripts, and Drawings on Crustacea by William Stimpson. / Box 1
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