Frederick Knab Papers,
1885-1891, 1903-1914
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Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7108
Creators:
Knab, Frederick, 1865-1918
Dates:
1885-1891, 1903-1914
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers consist principally of family correspondence, 1885-1891 and 1903-1914, in English and German; a small quantity of professional correspondence; and a journal of part of Knab's trip up the Amazon River in 1885-1886.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Frederick Knab (1865-1918), born in Bavaria, emigrated to the United States in 1873 with his parents. He subsequently returned to Munich to study art for a time. Entomology was also one of Knab's early interests. Coupled with his artistic skill, this interest earned him a commission from Leland Ossian Howard to study the mosquitoes of New England as part of a larger study then in progress on the mosquitoes of North and Central America. In 1906 Knab joined the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture, where he continued his studies of disease-bearing Diptera until his death.

Notes
Personal Papers

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Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7108, Frederick Knab Papers

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