Walter Richardson Spofford Papers,
circa 1958-1968

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 97-088
Creators:
Spofford, Walter Richardson
Dates:
circa 1958-1968
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.36 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 5x8 box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers document Spofford's research on the biochemical taxonomy of raptorial birds and include correspondence, laboratory notebooks, and note cards containing data from the analysis of the electrophoresis of egg-white proteins in birds.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Walter R. Spofford (1908-1995) was a neuroanatomist and a member of the medical faculties at Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, and the State University of New York at Syracuse. He was also interested in raptorial birds and conducted early experiments in biochemical taxonomy, the forerunner of studies on DNA fingerprinting.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-088, Walter Richardson Spofford Papers

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