Joseph Harvey Riley Papers,
1903, 1906, 1930s and undated

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7118
Creators:
Riley, Joseph Harvey, 1873-1941
Dates:
1903, 1906, 1930s and undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers consist of unpublished studies of birds in some of the collections mentioned above, and notes and lists compiled during Riley's research on the avifauna of the West Indies.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Joseph Harvey Riley (1873-1941) first came to the Smithsonian Institution in 1896 on a temporary appointment as Aid to assist Charles Emil Bendire in arranging the collection of eggs of North American birds in the Division of Birds. In 1898 he was appointed Aid as a regular member of the staff. In 1928 he became Assistant Curator, and in 1932, Associate Curator of the Division of Birds, a title which he held until his death.
Riley's early research interests centered around the birds of the West Indies, but later he turned his attention to describing the avifauna of Asia, publishing many papers based on collections made for the United States National Museum by William Louis Abbott in Southeast Asia, Henry Cushier Raven in the Celebes, Joseph Francis Rock in China, F. R. Wulsin in Mongolia, and David Crockett Graham in China and Tibet.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7118, Joseph Harvey Riley Papers

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Riley, Joseph Harvey, 1873-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bendire, Charles, 1836-1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abbott, William Louis, 1860-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graham, David Crockett Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wulsin, Frederick R. (Frederick Roelker), 1891-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Birds Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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