George Paul Engelhardt Papers,
1910-1942

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FARU7102
Creators:
Engelhardt, George P. (George Paul), 1871-1942
Dates:
1910-1942
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers include correspondence, chiefly for the period 1920-1942, with Engelhardt's professional colleagues, collaborators, and interested amateurs; and color drawings done by Mary Benson and Mrs. William Beutenmueller for United States National Museum Bulletin 190,
The North American Clear-Wing Moths of the Family Aegeriidae
, by George P. Engelhardt, published posthumously in 1946.

Historical Note
Historical Note
George Paul Engelhardt (1871-1942) was born and educated in Germany. In 1889 he emigrated to the United States and became a citizen. After various other employments, Engelhardt began in 1903 his association with the Brooklyn Museum, a connection which lasted until his retirement in 1930. Engelhardt's special interest was in the Aegeriidae, and he was acknowledged to be one of the world's greatest students and authorities in that area of entomology. His interest and knowledge were more than taxonomic. Engelhardt was particularly interested in assisting the careers of younger men in the field, and many entomologists who attained substantial standing owed their beginnings to his encouragement.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7102, George Paul Engelhardt Papers

Keywords
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Engelhardt, George P. (George Paul), 1871-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benson, Mary F., illustrator Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beutenmueller, Mrs. William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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