Roland Wilbur Brown Papers,
1930-1958, with related materials, 1876-1878

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7395
Creators:
Brown, Roland W. (Roland Wilbur), 1893-1961
Dates:
1930-1958, with related materials, 1876-1878
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers consist mostly of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting Brown's career with the USGS, his work at the USNM, and his paleobotanical research. The correspondence concerns the acquisition, loan, and identification of fossil plant specimens; the publication and review of scientific papers; and professional activities. Also included are notes and lists from his research; photographs of Brown, the paleobotanist David White, and collecting localities; and three incoming letters of the paleontologist William Morris Fontaine from Edward Drinker Cope, Samuel H. Scudder, and Charles Leo Lesquereux dated between 1876 and 1878.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Roland Wilbur Brown (1893-1961), a paleobotanist, received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1926. He was appointed Geologist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1928, where he remained until his retirement in 1958. Brown also served as a Research Associate in the Department of Geology, United States National Museum (USNM) from 1951 until his death. He specialized in the study of Mesozoic and Cenozoic plants.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7395, Roland Wilbur Brown Papers

Keywords
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Brown, Roland W. (Roland Wilbur), 1893-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fontaine, William Morris, 1835-1913 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scudder, Samuel Hubbard, 1837-1911 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White, David, 1862-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum. Department of Geology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geological Survey (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johns Hopkins University Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paleobotany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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