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Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921

 Person

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Benchmark showing latitude, longitude and altitude of museum, 1911-1913

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: Mss .H682
Scope and Contents

Primarily correspondence between E. O. Hovey and museum administrators, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, U. S. Geological Survey, and New York City Board of Estimate and Apportionment, regarding design of a benchmark indicating latitude, longitude, and elevation of a point on museum grounds. Also contains sketches of proposed benchmark. Contains "Index to Letters" (1 p.).

Dates: 1911-1913

Joel Asaph Allen (1838-1921) / S Bottom "T. Spicer Simson"

 Item
Identifier: Art Survey No. 178
Scope and Contents

Round relief with head and shoulders facing left. Curator of Mammalogy and Ornithology 1885-1921. Inscription: On front "J.A. Allen". Frame: Wood frame.



Condition

Good (1).

Dates: 1920

Joel Asaph Allen papers

 Collection
Identifier: Archives Orn196
Scope and Contents

Correspondence created with the use of letter copying book.

Dates: 1885-1908

Joseph Asaph Allen correspondence, 1870-1919

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .A451-.A452
Dates: Majority of material found within ( 1899-1902)

George Newbold Lawrence correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .L39
Scope and Contents The George Newbold Lawrence Correspondence collection consists almost completely of handwritten, signed letters received by Lawrence from other ornithologists and naturalists from the United States and Europe discussing the classification of birds and the exchange of bird skins. Some of the folders contain drafts or copies of Lawrence's replies. While there is a small number of official letters from institutions, almost all of the letters are from individuals. In addition to 228 documents...
Dates: 1847-1894; Majority of material found within 1865-1894

Edgar A. Mearns correspondence, 1883-1915

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .M43
Scope and Contents

The collection consists entirely of photocopies of handwritten letters. The first letter, dated May 17, 1883, is from Albert S. Bickmore, founder and superintendent of the AMNH, concerning Mearns's proposed donation of a collection of birds. The second letter is from curator J.A. Allen, discussing details of the specimens. Other correspondents include James P. Chapin, Frank M. Chapman, L.P. Gratacap, C. Hart Merriam, Jenness Richardson and Anthony Woodward.

Dates: 1883-1915

Museum matters, 1911-1912

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: Mss .H682
Scope and Contents

Primarily correspondence between E. O. Hovey and museum administrators on various museum matters, including Hovey's acceptance of the position of Acting Director of the museum. Contains "Index to Letters" (1 p.).

Dates: 1911-1912

Nuttall Ornithological Club photographs of ornithologists and other scientists

 Collection
Identifier: PPC .N87
Scope and Contents

Portraits of scientits that were used in the following publications: Origins and Development of North American Avian Biogeography, p. 392; Contributions to the History of North American Ornithology, pp.387-428.

Dates: 1995?