Charles H. Townsend records, [ca. 1885]-1936.


Charles H. Townsend records, [ca. 1885]-1936.

Collection contains correspondence, notes, and manuscripts of the first Director of the New York Aquarium appointed by the New York Zoological Society, Charles Haskins Townsend (1859-1944). Records represent his tenure of office, 1902-1937, and some records predate his administration and concern activities not connected with the Aquarium. Many documents reflect Townsend's work with the United States Fish Commission and the Bureau of Fisheries, especially investigations aboard the Fish Commission vessel ALBATROSS.

5 linear ft.

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Townsend, Charles Haskins, 1859-1944 (person)

New York zoological society (corporateBody)

Anniversary was held on November 8, 1949. From the description of Staff officer speeches at the fiftieth anniversary of opening day of the New York Zoological Park, 1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155520414 The New York Zoological Society, incorporated in 1895, is a private non-profit institution dedicated to public education, zoological research, and the preservation of wildlife. In 1998, the name of the organization was changed to the Wildlife Conservation Society. ...

United States. Bureau of Fisheries (corporateBody)

United States Fish Commission (corporateBody)

Watson, Arthur Chase, 1897- (person)

New York Aquarium. Office of the Director. (corporateBody)

New York Aquarium, the first permanent public aquarium in U.S., opened in 1896 at Castle Clinton in Battery Park, Manhattan. Originally owned and operated by City of New York, control and operation was legally transferred to the Zoological Society in 1902. It suspended operation in 1941 and reopened in Coney Island in 1957. From the description of Charles H. Townsend records, [ca. 1885]-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155463694 ...

Albatross (Ship) (corporateBody)