Henry Crecy Yarrow Papers,
circa 1880-1890

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7166
Creators:
Yarrow, H. C. (Henry Crecy), 1840-1929
Dates:
circa 1880-1890
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
The papers of Henry Crecy Yarrow include material collected by Yarrow relating to the history of the Department of Reptiles and a manuscript on Florida reptiles, prepared by G. Brown Goode.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Henry Crecy Yarrow (1840-1929) served as the first Curator of Herpetology at the United States National Museum from 1878 to 1889. He had accompanied the United States Geographical and Geological Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (the Wheeler Surveys) as a naturalist. An army surgeon, he was on duty at the Army Medical Library when Spencer Baird convinced him to take on the position of Honorary Curator on a part-time basis. He continued in this post until 1889 when he resigned.
Prior to his coming to the Museum, Yarrow wrote two herpetological reports concerning the Wheeler expeditions. While Curator, he prepared a "Check list of North American Reptilia and Batrachia, with Catalogs of Specimens in the U.S. National Museum," 1883.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7166, Henry Crecy Yarrow Papers

Keywords
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Yarrow, H. C. (Henry Crecy), 1840-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wheeler, George M. (George Montague), 1842-1905 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Army Medical Library (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Department of Reptiles Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Surgeons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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