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János Xántus Papers

Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Place:
Fort Riley (Kan.)
Fort Tejon (Calif.)
Date:
1857-1864
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of correspondence from John Xantus to Spencer F. Baird, mostly concerning Xantus' collecting activities, 1857-1864. Also included are several letters (and copies of letters) from various individuals concerning Xantus, especially letters of recommendation for the position of U. S. Consul at Manzanillo, Mexico.

After entering the U. S. Army in 1855, Xantus began using the name Louis de Vesey. The letters in this collection for the years 1857-1858 are signed three different ways: DE VESEY, L. X. DE VESEY, and L. XANTUS DE VESEY. By 1859, he had readopted his given name and letters are signed J. XANTUS.
Historical Note:
A native of Hungary, John Xantus (1825-1894) came to the United States in 1850. In 1855, he entered the United States Army and served as a hospital steward at Fort Riley, Kansas Territory, 1855-1857, and Fort Tejon, California, 1857-1859. In January 1859, Xantus was appointed tidal observer for the United States Coast Survey stationed at Cape San Lucas, Lower California, where he remained until August 1861. After a short visit to Hungary, Xantus was appointed United States Consul at Manzanillo, Mexico, on November 25, 1862. In 1864, he returned to Hungary, where he spent the remainder of his life.

In 1857, Xantus began corresponding with Spencer F. Baird, and in subsequent years he made extensive collections for the Smithsonian Institution, especially in the field of ornithology.
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7212
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János Xántus Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7212

Box 1

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7212-refidd1e227

Folder 1 Numbered Correspondence, 1-24, April 4, 1857-April 15, 1858

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
János Xántus Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7212-refidd1e235

Folder 2 Numbered Correspondence, 25-49, May 14, 1858-February 4, 1859 and undated (with drawings)

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
János Xántus Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 3 Numbered Correspondence, 50-74, February 11, 1859-February 14, 1860

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 Numbered Correspondence, 75-99, February 20, 1860-December 15, 1860

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
János Xántus Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 Correspondence, December 28, 1860-December 26, 1862

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
János Xántus Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7212-refidd1e284

Folder 6 Numbered Correspondence, 1-24, January 10, 1863-December 16, 1863

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
János Xántus Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 7 Correspondence, December 1863-1864 and assorted dates in order of binding

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
János Xántus Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 8 Correspondence and Drawings from end of bound volume, unarranged

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
János Xántus Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7212-refidd1e320

Folder 9 Correspondence, 1864

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
János Xántus Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7212-refidd1e332

Folder 10 Selected Photographic Prints of Xantus Correspondence and Drawings

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
János Xántus Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7212-refidd1e344

Folder 11 Photograph of Xantus, undated (Accession 06-173)

Collection Creator::
Xántus, János, 1825-1894  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7212, János Xántus Papers
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János Xántus Papers
János Xántus Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7212-refidd1e357

John Xantus Field Books, 1857-1864

Creator:
Xántus, János 1825-1894  Search this
Subject:
Xántus, János 1825-1894  Search this
Physical description:
1.08 cu. ft. (1.08 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1857
1857-1864
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-483
See more items in:
Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363622

Charles Wallace Richmond Field Notes, 1911

Creator:
Richmond, Charles Wallace 1868-1932  Search this
Subject:
Richmond, Charles Wallace 1868-1932  Search this
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
Belding, L  Search this
Shoemaker, George  Search this
Suckley, George 1830-1869  Search this
Pollard, R. J  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay 1799-1885  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Brown, Edward J  Search this
Xántus, János 1825-1894  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
0.43 cu. ft. (0.43 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1911
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-485
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Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363624

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1983 and undated

Creator:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Uniform title:
Birds of the Republic of Panama  Search this
Birds of the Republic of Panama  Search this
Subject:
Xántus, János 1825-1894  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Elliot, Daniel Giraud 1835-1915  Search this
Harris, Harry  Search this
American Committee for International Wild Life Protection  Search this
Inter-American Committee of Experts on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation  Search this
National Association of Audubon Societies  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
American Ornithologists' Union  Search this
American Philosophical Society  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Explorers Club  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Washington Biologists' Field Club  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) Daniel Giraud Elliot Fund  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
United States Bureau of Biological Survey  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum  Search this
International Ornithological Congress  Search this
Eighth American Scientific Congress (1940: Washington, D. C.)  Search this
Physical description:
116.34 cu. ft. (206 document boxes) (10 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (2 16x20 boxes) (29 3x5 boxes) (13 5x8 boxes) (oversize materials)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1848
1848-1983
1848-1983 and undated
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007006
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Expedition History 1932-1934 [Walter Rathbone Bacon Travelling Scholarship Expedition (1932-1934: Siberia)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217206

Xántus János levelei Éjszakamerikából : tizenkét eredeti rajzok után készült köés egynehány fametszettel / közli Prépost István

Title:
Levelei Éjszakamerikából
Author:
Xántus, János 1825-1894  Search this
Editor:
István, Prépost  Search this
Lithographer:
Rohn, Alajos  Search this
Author:
Marcy, Randolph B (Randolph Barnes) 1812-1887 Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852  Search this
Subject:
Xántus, János 1825-1894 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
175, [1] pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1858
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
E166 .X34X 1858
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089014

Registry of a miscellaneous collection of natural history made in western Mexico

Collection name:
John Xantus Field Books from the Division of Birds
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds
Sublocation:
Box 33
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Mexico
Date Range:
1863-1864
Start Date:
1863
End Date:
1864
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-483
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.
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John Xantus Field Books from the Division of Birds
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Xántus, János, 1825-1894
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI5631

Measurements of specimens of a collection made by J. Xantus at Cape Saint Lucas and vicinity, lower California, vol 1

Collection name:
John Xantus Field Books from the Division of Birds
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds
Sublocation:
Box 33
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
United States
California
Date Range:
1859
Start Date:
18590420
End Date:
18590625
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-483
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.
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John Xantus Field Books from the Division of Birds
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Xántus, János, 1825-1894
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI5634

Measurements of specimens of a collection made by J. Xantus at Cape Saint Lucas and vicinity, lower California, vol 2

Collection name:
John Xantus Field Books from the Division of Birds
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds
Sublocation:
Box 33
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Sketches
Place:
United States
California
Date Range:
1859
Start Date:
18590615
End Date:
18590900
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-483
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.
See more records from this collection:
John Xantus Field Books from the Division of Birds
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Xántus, János, 1825-1894
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI5637

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