Barton A. Bean Papers,
circa 1892-1897, 1903-1908

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7224
Creators:
Bean, Barton A. (Barton Appler), 1860-1947
Dates:
circa 1892-1897, 1903-1908
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers include correspondence, notes, and notebooks of Barton A. Bean concerning his work with the Fish Commission in 1892 and 1897; trips to New York, Florida, and the Bahamas, 1894, and circa 1903-1908; and daily activities in Washington, D.C., 1895-1897. There is also a personal journal, apparently kept by a member of Bean's family, 1906-1907.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Barton A. Bean (1860-1947) was born in Pennsylvania. His brother, Tarleton Hoffman Bean, the noted ichthyologist and fisheries expert, joined the staff of the United States National Museum in 1877 as Assistant Ichthyologist and later was placed in charge of the Museum's Division of Fishes. Apparently, the elder Bean obtained a position for Barton as a clerk in the Museum in 1881, and Barton eventually became Aid, 1886, and Assistant Curator, 1890, under Tarleton in the Division of Fishes. He retained the title, Assistant Curator, until his retirement in 1932.
In addition to his duties in the National Museum, Barton Bean also worked with the United States Fish Commission, later the Bureau of Fisheries. This was a common practice because of the close relationship between the Museum and the Commission, particularly during the period when Spencer F. Baird and George Brown Goode served both agencies. Bean also collaborated with Henry Weed Fowler in his work on the Philippine fishes, published as part of the Bulletin of the United States National Museum, Number 100, but published little else of note.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7224, Barton A. Bean Papers

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Bean, Barton A. (Barton Appler), 1860-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bean, Tarleton H. (Tarleton Hoffman), 1846-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States National Museum. Division of Fishes Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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