General correspondence files, 1909-1980, 1929-1960 (bulk).


General correspondence files, 1909-1980, 1929-1960 (bulk).

Correspondence of many of the department's past curators with colleagues, collectors, benefactors, and the public concerning collection management, acquisition of collections, expeditions and field trips, exchange of scientific information, identification of specimens, and publications. Former curators and other individuals associated with the department who are represented in the collection include Mont A. Cazier, William P. Comstock, John A.L. Cooke, C. Howard Curran, Frank E. Lutz, Charles D. Michener, John C. Pallister, Herbert Ruckes, Herbert F. Schwarz, and Patricia Vaurie. Their correspondents include Paul H. Arnaud, Jr., Joseph Bequart, F. Martin Brown, Philip J. Darlington, William T. Davis, Lawrence S. Dillon, Cyril dos Passos, William T.M. Forbes, E. Gorton Linsley, Paulo Nogueira-Neto, William Proctor, David Rockefeller, and Harry G. Weiss. Correspondence also deals with departmental and Museum affairs such as Museum executive and administrative offices, budgets, expenses, personnel, plans and reports, and fee schedules for identification of specimens. In addition, field notes for the Lang-Chapin Congo Expedition, 1909-1915.

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