Conrad Vernon Morton Papers,
1913-1973 and undated
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Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7303
Creators:
Morton, C. V. (Conrad Vernon), 1905-1972
Dates:
1913-1973 and undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.5 cu. ft. (7 document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers document Morton's professional career and include correspondence regarding curatorial duties at the USNM, research on ferns, and editorial work for the American Fern Journal; records concerning field trips to Cuba, the West Indies, Honduras, and Europe; photographs of and biographical information on Morton; and manuscripts and research notes, especially documenting his work on the flora of Cuba.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Conrad Vernon Morton (1905-1972), a botanist and authority on ferns, came to the Smithsonian in 1928 as an aide in the Division of Plants, United States National Museum (USNM). He was promoted to Assistant Curator in 1938 and Associate Curator in 1946. In 1948 he was appointed Curator of the newly established Division of Ferns, Department of Botany. Morton was made Senior Botanist in 1970, a position he retained until his death. He also served in several editorial positions for the American Fern Journal.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7303, Conrad Vernon Morton Papers

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