John Merton Aldrich Papers,
1916-1934
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Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7305
Creators:
Aldrich, John Merton, 1866-1944
Dates:
1916-1934
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This collection consists of correspondence between Aldrich and other dipterists and includes considerable correspondence with Leland Ossian Howard and Charles Henry Tyler Townsend.

Historical Note
Historical Note
John Merton Aldrich (1866-1934) was born in Minnesota. After graduating from South Dakota State University, Aldrich worked briefly for the South Dakota State Agricultural Experiment Station, and then became the first Professor of Zoology at the University of Idaho in 1891. While at Idaho, he worked on many phases of economic entomology and also began work on his catalog of American Diptera, which was published in 1905. In 1913, Aldrich was appointed Entomological Assistant in the Bureau of Entomology, United States Department of Agriculture, and was assigned to the Cereal and Forage Crop Insects Section in Indiana. In 1919, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked in the United States National Museum as Custodian of Diptera and Associate Curator of Insects, positions he held until his death.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7305, John Merton Aldrich Papers

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Aldrich, John Merton, 1866-1934 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Townsend, Charles Henry Tyler Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States National Museum. Division of Insects Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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