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Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection

Extent:
0.75 cu. ft. (1 document box) (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Manuscripts
Place:
Alaska
Date:
1865-1867
Descriptive Entry:
This collection includes correspondence, mostly to Spencer F. Baird, from members of the Scientific Corps of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, including Kennicott, Dall, Bannister, and Elliott; copies of reports submitted to divisional chiefs from expedition staff members; newspaper clippings concerning the expedition; copies of notes on natural history taken by Robert Kennicott; and a journal containing meteorological data recorded by Henry M. Bannister from March to August, 1866.
Historical Note:
The Western Union Telegraph Expedition, 1865-1867, also known as the Russian-American Telegraph Expedition, was undertaken to study the possibility of setting up a communications system with Europe by way of Alaska, the Bering Straits, and Asia. The expedition was organized in three divisions, working in Canada, Russian-America (Alaska), and Asia. Robert Kennicott, the veteran Alaskan explorer, was placed in charge of the Russian-American division. Under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution and the Chicago Academy of Sciences, a Scientific Corps was established, with Kennicott in command, to accompany the Russian-American division and make collections in natural history. Naturalists William H. Dall, Henry M. Bannister, and Henry W. Elliott served as members of the Scientific Corps. On the death of Kennicott on May 13, 1866, Dall became chief of the Scientific Corps until the expedition was terminated in July 1867 due to the successful laying of the Atlantic Cable.
Restrictions:
It appears that some of the material in this collection was removed from the official correspondence files of the Smithsonian.
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7213, Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 7213
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Western Union Telegraph Expedition Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7213
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Isaac Ginsburg Papers

Extent:
4.11 cu. ft. (7 document boxes) (1 half document box) (1 5x8 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1911-1919, 1924-1958
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of Isaac Ginsburg chiefly document his career with the Bureau of Fisheries from 1922 to 1956. There is extensive correspondence concerning the fishes of the Gulf coast, ichthyological nomenclature, and Ginsburg's war work, as well as Bureau of Fisheries affairs. The collection also contains materials concerning Bureau investigations that were probably sent to Ginsburg in connection with his research. This material includes notes and logs of William W. Welsh and Samuel Frederick Hildebrand on their investigations in New England and the Gulf of Mexico and photographs, probably of Hildebrand's work in Central America and the southern United States.

Correspondents include Elbert H. Ahlstrom, Allan Hancock Foundation, American Museum of Natural History, American Society of Ichthyologists And Herpetologists, William W. Anderson, Edgar L. Arnold, Jr., Richard H. Backus, Edward W. Bailey, Reeve M. Bailey, Thomas Barbour, John Lafferty Baugham, Barton A. Bean, Henry M. Bearse, Elinor Helene Behre, Henry Bryant Bigelow, Bingham Oceanographic Laboratory, James Erwin Bohlke, Alva Esmond Brandt, Charles Marcus Breder, Jr., William Bridges, Vernon E. Brock, E. Milby Burton, Louella E. Cable, David Keller Caldwell, Leonard Carmichael, Chicago Natural History Museum, Eugene Clark, Robert Ervin Coker, Edwin Grant Conklin, Edwin H. Dahlgren, Myvanwy M. Dick, Forrest V. Durand, Howard H. Eckles, Theodore Engelbach, William E. Fahy, Wilbur Irving Follett, Henry Weed Fowler, Isaac Ginsburg, William A. Gosline, James Nelson Gowanloch, Clifford C. Gregg, Gordon Gunter, William J. Hargis, Jr., Robert R. Harry, Edward Sturtevant Hathaway, Earl S. Herald, Albert W. Herre, Elmer Higgins, Henry H. Hildebrand, Samuel Frederick Hildebrand, Carl Leavitt Hubbs, Clark Hubbs, Theodor Just, Robert H. Kanazawa, A. Remington Kellogg, Joseph E. King, Milton Jerome Lindner, Irene McCulloch, Donald L. McKernan, John C. Marr, Ernst Mayr, Giles W. Mead, Daniel Merriman, Robert C. Miller, Robert Rush Miller, James E. Morrow, Museum of Comparative Zoology, George Sprague Myers, Robert A. Nesbit, Morris Graham Netting, New York Zoological Society, James B. Nichols, John Treadwell Nichols, J. R. Norman, Yngve H. Olsen, Albert Eide Parr, Raymond Pearl, John C. Pearson, Max Poll, Edward C. Raney, George K. Reid, Jr., Luis Rene Rivas, Luis Howell Rivero, C. Richard Robins, William F. Royce, Leslie W. Scattergood, Karl Patterson Schmidt, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, William C. Schroeder, Leonard Peter Schultz, Hurst Hugh Shoemaker, F. G. Walton Smith, Society of Systematic Zoology, Stewart Springer, Victor G. Springer, H. Steinitz, Frank Stick, Royal Dallas Suttkus, John Tee-Van, Texas Academy of Science, Paul E. Thompson, Lionel A. Walford, Alfred C. Weed, William W. Welsh, John W. Winn, Loren P. Woods, Joe Young, Woodhull B. Young.
Historical Note:
Isaac Ginsburg (1886-1975) was born in Lithuania and came to the United States as a boy. He studied ichthyology at Cornell University and after graduating, spent a short time as an aid in the Division of Fishes, United States National Museum, in 1917. In 1922, he received an appointment with the Bureau of Fisheries and worked there until his retirement in 1956.

Ginsburg's chief scientific interest was the marine fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Though at one time he intended to prepare a large work on the shore fishes of the Gulf, necessary revisionary work on those groups took up most of his time. In addition, he worked on the problem of species and their subdivisions. Other duties at the Bureau of Fisheries included handling of the correspondence concerning marine fishes and war work in connection with the coordination of fisheries in 1943-1944.
Topic:
Ichthyology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7187, Isaac Ginsburg Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7187
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Isaac Ginsburg Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Sceloporus occidentalis

Preparation:
Ethanol
Stage:
Juvenile
Type Citation:
Anonymous. 2003. Opinion 2024. Sceloporus occidentalis Baird & Girard, 1852 (Reptilia, Sauria): rediscovered syntypes replace by a neotype. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 60 (1): 76.
Baird, S. F. & Girard, C. 1852. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia. 6: 175.
Type Status:
Syntype
Place:
Upper Willamette Valley, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Reptilia, Squamata, Sauria, Phrynosomatinae
Published Name:
Sceloporus occidentalis
Accession Number:
000000
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
500125
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Vertebrate Zoology
Amphibians & Reptiles
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d5f042d3-55a1-4b91-9e3b-4747181094ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6237168

Sceloporus occidentalis

Preparation:
Ethanol
Type Citation:
Anonymous. 2003. Opinion 2024. Sceloporus occidentalis Baird & Girard, 1852 (Reptilia, Sauria): rediscovered syntypes replace by a neotype. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 60 (1): 76.
Baird, S. F. & Girard, C. 1852. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia. 6: 175.
Type Status:
Syntype
Place:
Upper Willamette Valley, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Reptilia, Squamata, Sauria, Phrynosomatinae
Published Name:
Sceloporus occidentalis
Accession Number:
000000
Other Numbers:
Field Number : No Field Number
USNM Number:
2866
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Vertebrate Zoology
Amphibians & Reptiles
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3eb93bf74-f47f-449a-bc4a-7ea427ea202a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6001068

Dionda plumbea

Collector:
Heinrich B. Mollhausen  Search this
River Basin:
Brazos River Basin  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Dry Osteological Specimen
Place:
Llano Esticado [sic], Texas., Hockley County, Texas, United States, North America
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Ostariophysi, Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae
Published Name:
Dionda plumbea
Campostoma anomalum
Accession Number:
000000
Other Numbers:
Mammals Catalog Number : 2650
USNM Number:
36
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3edc4bf00-fafc-426f-8d0e-cd6768f34a06
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5000025

Ceratichthys micropogon Cope

Collector:
Dr. Ernest A. Lachner  Search this
Chisman  Search this
Westlake  Search this
Prep Count:
2
4
Preparation:
Illustration
Photograph
Type Citation:
Gilbert, C. R. 2000. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 57 (4): 216.
Type Status:
Neotype
Place:
Pennsylvania, Huntingdon County, Stone Creek, tributary of Juniata River, about 3 miles southwest of McAlevy's Fort, Susquehanna Drainage, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States, North America
Collection Date:
3 Jun 1948
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Ostariophysi, Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae
Published Name:
Ceratichthys micropogon Cope
Nocomis
Accession Number:
183793
USNM Number:
166416
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Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37b4a16e7-4e71-4d2b-a859-f73ce2499e71
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_5050612
Online Media:

Balaenoptera borealis borealis Lesson, 1828

Bay/Sound:
Mecklenburger Bay  Search this
Collector:
Collector Unknown  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Baltic Sea, Mecklenburger Bay  Search this
Length - Total:
900 cm
Sex:
Female
Stage:
Juvenile
Type Citation:
Lesson, R. P. 1828. Complements Des Oeuvres De Buffon, 1 (Cetaces). 342.
Type Status:
Type
Place:
Gromitz, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, Europe, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
21 Feb 1819
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Mammalia, Eutheria, Cetacea, Mysticeti, Balaenopteridae
Published Name:
Balaenoptera borealis borealis Lesson, 1828
Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828
Other Numbers:
Whale Field Number 1 : No Number
Other Number : ZMB MAM 77323
USNM Number:
STR10154
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Vertebrate Zoology
Mammals
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3200dcf32-a67e-406a-8852-404543f40b52
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7077255

Werner's nomenclature of colours adapted to zoology, botany, chemistry, mineralogy, anatomy, and the arts by P. Syme

Title:
Werner's nomenclature of colors
Author:
Syme, Patrick 1774-1845  Search this
Author:
Adaptation of (work): Werner, Abraham Gottlob 1749-1817 Von den äusserlichen Kennzeichen der Fossilien  Search this
Physical description:
51 pages color samples 24 cm
Type:
Terminology
Dictionaries
Date:
2018
Topic:
Color guides  Search this
Color  Search this
ART--Color Theory  Search this
ART--Techniques--Color  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114959

Alpheus angulatus

Collector:
Dr. Mary K. Wicksten  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
In mud among rocks and rubble  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico  Search this
Depth (m):
5 - 5
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Sex:
male
Type Citation:
McClure, M. R. Alpheus angulatus, a new species of snapping shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico, with a redescription of Alpheus heterochaelis Say, 1818 (Decapoda: Caridea: Alpheidae. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 108 (1): 84-97.
McClure, M. R. 2002. Revised nomenclature of Alpheus angulatus McClure, 1995 (Decapoda: Caridea: Alpheidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 115 (2): 368-370.
Type Status:
Holotype
Place:
S, Near Brazos-Santiago Pass, Texas, United States, North Atlantic Ocean
Collection Date:
4 Jul 1992
Published Name:
Alpheus angulatus McClure, 1995
Alpheus angulosus McClure, 2002
USNM Number:
266804
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37bb65825-d0a6-4964-9714-b51355fd0c0a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_210693

Argulus nobilis

Collector:
New York Aquarium  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collection Date:
20 Aug 1922
Published Name:
Argulus nobilis Thiel, 1904
USNM Number:
60451
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3324bdde8-2ca9-4122-a4ac-605ccd0add04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_264210
Online Media:

Pagurus clypeatus

Collector:
R. L. Zusi  Search this
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Sex:
male
Type Citation:
McLaughlin, P. A. & Holthuis, L. B. 2002. Pagurus clypeatus Fabricius, 1787 (currently Coenobita clypeatus; Crustacea, Decapoda): proposed replacement of syntypes by a neotype. Bull. Zool. Nomen. 59 (1): 17-21.
Type Status:
Neotype
Place:
Batali River, North of Grande Savane, North of Salisbury, Dominica
Collection Date:
2 Feb 1964
Published Name:
Pagurus clypeatus Fabricius, 1787
Coenobita clypeatus (Fabricius, 1787)
Other Numbers:
removed to : 1007224
USNM Number:
126773
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Invertebrate Zoology
Arthropoda
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35cfddc79-bfd1-452a-a541-4c13141e8156
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_91042
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Annella reticulata

Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
DRY
Place:
Locality Unknown
Published Name:
Annella reticulata Gray, 1857
Other Numbers:
Original Number : 1848.05.12.22
USNM Number:
1013302
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Invertebrate Zoology
Cnidaria
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3775c555a-958e-4b74-b8ea-0cc1603d18f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_799566

Liguus fasciatus framptoni

Collector:
A. L. Jones  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Southern Everglades; Isolated group of hammocks., Florida, United States
Published Name:
Liguus fasciatus framptoni
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : LB-WG15-001-35
USNM Number:
784447
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Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Land Snail Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ac87d8fb-9b18-4e74-9910-9772ba7814c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_10578640

Liguus fasciatus framptoni

Collector:
A. L. Jones  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Southern Everglades; Isolated group of hammocks., Florida, United States
Published Name:
Liguus fasciatus framptoni
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : LB-WG15-001-36
USNM Number:
784446
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Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Land Snail Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c40f9cd0-70dc-42a4-921e-73a6d5f6c59f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_10578641

Liguus fasciatus margaretae

Collector:
A. L. Jones  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Southern Everglades; small hammock, Florida, United States
Published Name:
Liguus fasciatus margaretae
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : LB-WG15-001-37
USNM Number:
784437
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Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Land Snail Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30333e4eb-7ed1-485f-a43c-697ebe6ea2cf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_10578642

Liguus fasciatus margaretae

Collector:
A. L. Jones  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Southern Everglades; small hammock, Florida, United States
Published Name:
Liguus fasciatus margaretae
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : LB-WG15-001-38
USNM Number:
784436
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Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Land Snail Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3301cfedf-aa18-4174-b272-85cbfffaf240
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_10578643

Liguus fasciatus beardi

Collector:
A. L. Jones  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Southern Everglades; small hammock, Florida, United States
Published Name:
Liguus fasciatus beardi
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : LB-WG15-001-39
USNM Number:
784438
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Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Land Snail Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b0d64160-3172-4e5e-989f-c26b002b07ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_10578644

Liguus fasciatus beardi

Collector:
A. L. Jones  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Southern Everglades; small hammock, Florida, United States
Published Name:
Liguus fasciatus beardi
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : LB-WG15-001-40
USNM Number:
784439
See more items in:
Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Land Snail Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30fd65e2c-583b-41b2-99e9-3a33b77e529b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_10578645

Liguus fasciatus humesi

Collector:
A. L. Jones  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Southern Everglades; Isolated group of hammocks., Florida, United States
Published Name:
Liguus fasciatus humesi
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : LB-WG15-001-41
USNM Number:
784440
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Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Land Snail Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/375413c02-5f0e-4bf6-a3f7-684be5205ee7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_10578646

Liguus fasciatus humesi

Collector:
A. L. Jones  Search this
Preparation:
Dry
Place:
Southern Everglades; Isolated group of hammocks., Florida, United States
Published Name:
Liguus fasciatus humesi
Other Numbers:
Sort Order : LB-WG15-001-42
USNM Number:
784441
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Invertebrate Zoology
Mollusca
Land Snail Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/353ee1d54-2f40-45a5-8563-aaf6048ecdaa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_10578647

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