Orator Fuller Cook Papers,
1894-1895, 1897-1900, 1903-1905, 1933, 1948

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7255
Creators:
Cook, O. F. (Orator Fuller), 1867-1949
Dates:
1894-1895, 1897-1900, 1903-1905, 1933, 1948
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This collection contains a small amount of Cook's correspondence, concerning the identification of Myripoda. Correspondents include Otis Warren Barrett, Theodore D. A. Cockerell, Carl H. Eigenmann, Karl Kraepelin, and Karl August Mobius. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically. This collection also includes a small amount of correspondence and manuscripts concerning his work on botanical nomenclature.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Orator Fuller Cook (1867-1949) was born in Clyde, New York. He was educated at Syracuse University, receiving the Ph.B. degree in 1890. After graduation, Cook remained at Syracuse as an Instructor in the Biology Department. From 1891 to 1897, Cook made several trips to Liberia as an agent for the New York Colonization Society and at various times served as Professor of Natural Sciences at Liberia College. In 1895, Cook joined the staff of the United States National Museum (USNM), in an honorary capacity, as Custodian of the Section of Myripoda of the Department of Insects. In 1898, Cook was appointed to a salaried position, as Assistant Curator in the Division of Plants, USNM. He resigned the following year to join the United States Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Plant Industry, where he remained until his death. He continued his association with the USNM as Custodian of the Section of Myripoda and was made Honorary Assistant Curator of the Section of Cryptogamic Collections of the Division of Plants in 1899.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7255, Orator Fuller Cook Papers

Keywords
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Cook, O. F. (Orator Fuller), 1867-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barrett, O. W. (Otis Warren), b. 1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cockerell, Theodore D. A. (Theodore Dru Alison), 1866-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eigenmann, Carl H., 1863-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kraepelin, Karl, 1848-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Möbius, Karl August, 1825-1908 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Syracuse University Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New-York Colonization Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Liberia College Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Insects Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Division of Plants Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Bureau of Plant Industry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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