National Systematics Laboratory Records
This accession consists of general correspondence, mostly of Laboratory Director Daniel M. Cohen, and correspondence, review sheets, and related materials concerning manuscripts submitted for publication in the Laboratory's journal, Fishery Bulletin.
Ramón de la Sagra Album of Drawings of Fishes of Cuba
This accession consists of an album of original drawings of Cuban fishes by Ramon de la Sagra, 1798-1871, and a few photographs of the drawings (black and white).
This accession consists of records that document the tenure of Ernest A. Lachner (1915-1996), Associate Curator and Curator, 1949-1981 in the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Fishes. Materials include correspondence, certificates, reports and a small amount of papers relating to Lachner's service with World War II U. S. Army Air …
This accession consists of a group of maps found in the Division of Fishes, and a watercolor painting of Unalaska by Henry Wood Elliott, 1874, marked as a gift to Mary Helen Churchill Baird (Mrs. Spencer F. Baird).
This collection consists mostly of records created during scientific voyages of the Bureau of Fisheries vessel Albatross. Included are dredging records, meteorological observations, hydrographic sounding records, and water temperature and specific gravity readings. Also included are reports of Albatross naturalist, James E. Benedict, 1883-1885; records concerning collections transferred by the Bureau …
John Murdoch Journals
This collection consists of two journals containing data on natural history and ethnological collections made by the Point Barrow Polar Expedition, 1881-1883.
Collected Notes, Lists, Catalogs, Illustrations, and Records on Fishes
This record unit consists of a small amount of notes, lists, and illustrations in the Archives, and a much larger quantity of field notes, catalogs, and records kept in the Division of Fishes, Cataloging Room.
This accession consists of alphabetic correspondence, 1979-1988; visitors records, 1937-1981; chronological correspondence, 1971-1975; research and nomenclature correspondence, arranged by family grouping, c. 1950's-1980's; and correspondence with Smithsonian Institution Secretaries, c. 1940's-1960's.
This accession consists of records documenting the professional activities and research of William Ralph Taylor, Curator, 1956-1979, and Curator Emeritus, 1979-1990. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as research reports and daily diaries. Some materials pre-date Taylor's career in the Division of Fishes.
James Templeman Brown Papers
The papers consist of a manuscript concerning the various boats, harpoons, cutting tools, and other instruments used by the United States whaling fleets, circa 1883.