United States National Museum Bulletin 50 Collection,
circa 1894-1950

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7133
Creators:
United States National Museum
Dates:
circa 1894-1950
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 linear meter.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This collection contains notes, drafts, and unpublished manuscripts for the projected, but never published, Parts XII and XIII of United States National Museum Bulletin 50: The Birds of North and Middle America. Included are notes of both Ridgway and Friedmann.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The first volume of Robert Ridgway's (1850-1929) great work, The Birds of North and Middle America appeared in 1901 as Part I of United States National Museum Bulletin 50. Part VIII, the last volume to appear during Ridgway's lifetime was published in 1919. After Ridgway's death, his colleague in the Division of Birds, United States National Museum, Charles Wallace Richmond (1868 1932), gathered all of the notes that he had left behind and filed them for future use. Herbert Friedmann (1900 ?) was appointed Curator of the Division of Birds in 1929, and in 1933 he began working with Ridgway's notes in an effort to complete the project. Part IX of The Birds of North and Middle America was finally published in 1941, Part X in 1946, and Part XI in 1950, After about 1950 Friedmann stopped working on the project, and devoted his time to his own research.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7133, United States National Museum, United States National Museum Bulletin 50 Collection

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Friedmann, Herbert, 1900-1987. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum Bulletin 50. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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