John Alden Loring Papers,
1889-1897

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FARU7420
Dates:
1889-1897
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers document Loring's association with the Bureau of Biological Survey and consist primarily of correspondence received by him while in the field. Most of the letters were written by Bureau Chief, Clinton Hart Merriam, and contain instructions for field work and identifications of collections made by Loring. Also included are a few letters concerning Loring's initial interest in natural history and his application for employment with the Bureau.

Historical Note
Historical Note
John Alden Loring (1871-1947) served as a field naturalist with the Bureau of Biological Survey, United States Department of Agriculture from 1892 to 1897. During that time he conducted extensive field surveys in all regions of the United States, as well as in Canada and Mexico.

Administration
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7420, John Alden Loring Papers

Keywords
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Loring, John Alden Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Bureau of Biological Survey Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942 Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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