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Department of Vertebrate Paleontology correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: DR 084
Scope and Contents

Correspondence relative to the formation and organization of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology. Correspondence between Morris K. Jesup, Henry Fairfield Osborn, C.O. Marsh, J.L. Wortman, J.B. Hatcher, O.A. Peterson, W.H. Utterback. Many letters from Volume II have been removed. Two volumes containing approximately 100 letters.

Dates: 1891-1906

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology field correspondence

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Identifier: VPA 14
Scope and Contents The Department of Vertebrate Paleontology began sending staff into the field as early as the first year of its founding in 1891. Since then, the department has organized and supported decades of seminal field work as it continues to do today.From the field correspondence were written by field workers relaying events during excavations and expeditions. The collection includes department field communications from 1891 to 1969. While Henry Fairfield Osborn was in the department, the...
Dates: 1891-1969

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology general correspondence

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Identifier: VPA 1
Scope and Contents Department of Vertebrate Paleontology correspondence from 1887-1966, alphabetized by subject or author. Hundreds of scientists worldwide are represented by correspondence and include Alexander Agassiz, Glover M. Allen, Florentino Ameghino, Erwin H. Barbour, Franz Boas, Stephen F. Borhegyi, Robert Broom, Barnum Brown, Hermon C. Bumpus, Edwin H. Colbert, Thomas Alva Edison, Childs Frick, Walter Granger, William T. Gregory, Claude W. Hibbard, D.A. Hooijer, William T. Hornaday, Remington...
Dates: 1887-1966

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology illustrations by Henry Fairfield Osborn and Charles Mook

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 69
Scope and Contents

Two oversized illustrations by Henry Fairfield Osborn and Charles Mook. 2 plates, 930 and 931, Camarasaurus paper. Placed here by Bob Evander 1/7/2005 to be archived as illustrations by Evander in the future.

Dates: 1921

Department of Vertebrate Paleontology loans and exchanges

 Collection
Identifier: VPA 12
Scope and Contents Between the years 1896-1930, Henry Fairfield Osborn actively sought from universities, museums, and institutes from around the world paleontological specimens to exchange, borrow, and purchase. The collection of correspondences provides a map of acquisitive collecting that followed the last half of the 19th century’s expansion in paleontological activity, with the trend continuing into the 20th century as more areas around the world developed systematic fossil collections. There are 5 boxes...
Dates: 1896-1940