This accession consists of materials documenting the curatorial activities of Joseph Nelson Rose, a curator in the Division of Plants, 1896-1911 and 1917-1928. Rose specialized in the study of cacti. Some materials document Rose's leave of absence from the United States National Museum for field work in South America. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, notes, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-172, United States National Museum. Division of Plants, Curatorial Records
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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