Foster Hendrickson Benjamin Papers,
circa 1927-1933

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7128
Creators:
Benjamin, Foster Hendrickson
Dates:
circa 1927-1933
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document 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 consist of a small quantity of records dealing with the various fruit fly studies and a larger number of taxonomic papers prepared by Benjamin. Some are incomplete, some were finished and in press, and others were approved for publication.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Foster Hendrickson Benjamin (1895-1936), lepidopterist, was introduced to entomology by George P. Engelhardt and Jacob Doll. Following his graduation from Cornell in 1921, Benjamin worked for the Mississippi State Plant Board. In 1922, he became Curator of the William Barnes Museum at Decatur, Illinois, and in 1927 joined the United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology. There he assisted in the investigations of the Mexican (Texas, 1927) and Mediterranean (Florida, 1929) fruit flies. In 1931 Benjamin transferred to the taxonomic staff of the Bureau of Entomology located in the United States National Museum, where he remained until his death.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7128, Foster Hendrickson Benjamin Papers

Keywords
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Engelhardt, George P. (George Paul), 1871-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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