Ellsworth Paine Killip Papers,
1914-1950
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Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7375
Creators:
Killip, Ellsworth Paine, 1890-
Dates:
1914-1950
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.67 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 3x5 box) (7 5x8 boxes)
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
This collection consists primarily of correspondence, lists, and notes relating to Ellsworth Paine Killip's research on South American plants. Most of the records concern the identification of specimens. Also included are a journal and photographs from a 1914 camping trip in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Ellsworth Paine Killip (1890-1968), a botanist, was raised in upstate New York and received the A.B. degree from the University of Rochester in 1911. He joined the staff of the United States National Museum (USNM) in 1919 as an Aide in the Division of Plants. He was promoted to Assistant Curator in 1927, Associate Curator in 1928, and Curator in 1946. In 1947, Killip was appointed Head Curator of the newly established Department of Botany, USNM, a position he retained until his retirement in 1950. He was a Research Associate in the Department of Botany, USNM, from 1950 to 1965. Killip specialized in the taxonomy of South American plants.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7375, Ellsworth Paine Killip Papers

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Repository Contact
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