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Manuscript Collection

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Distinguishes collections in the Library that are part of the Manuscript (Mss) data set.

Found in 142 Collections and/or Records:

Frederick Adams Woods papers.

Identifier: Mss .W66

Diaries, letters, photographs, manuscripts and notes.

Dates: 9999 - 9999

George Cuvier collection, circa 1800

Identifier: Mss .C88
Scope and Contents

Books, prints, engraving, correspondence, and memorabilia. Includes a letter addressed to unknown person (Monsieur) in French from "Monica" (possibly Cuvier's daughter, his wife as Ann-Marie) and co-signed by Georges Cuvier, undated.

Dates: 1800

George Frederick Kunz papers, 1879-1932.

Identifier: Mss .K861- .K862
Abstract Chiefly correspondence between Kunz and earth scientists, mineralogists, mineral dealers and collectors, museum and government officers, professors and students. Most of the letters deal with the acquisition, exhibition, exchange of or research on gemstones, pearls, ivory, new mineral specimens or meteorites; several hundred letters deal specifically with radioactive minerals, radium production and the effects of radiation on the color of gems. Also included are some related business...
Dates: 1879 - 1932

George K. Cherrie correspondence, 1902 Jan. 9, 1903 Apr. 11

Identifier: Mss .C454
Scope and content The collection consists of two handwritten signed letters from Hartert, the first discussing Cherrie's collecting plans for an upcoming expedition to Cayenne, French Guiana, and the second evaluating the results. In the first letter, Hartert requests six specimens of every species of bird from Cayenne; eight of hummingbirds and swifts. Payment is discussed. Hartert says that Oldfield Thomas of the Natural History Museum (London, England) wants mammals from Cayenne, and stresses his own...
Dates: 1902 - 1903

Georges Louis Leclerc Buffon portraits, circa 1780s

Identifier: Mss .B84
Scope and Contents

Nine assorted portraits of Buffon some copperplate engraving prints (one color, rest black and white), and one letter of correspondence (1787).

Dates: 1780 - 1789

William King Gregory papers, 1889-1948 (bulk 1906-1948)

Identifier: Mss .G7441
Scope and Contents The collection consists of administrative, scientific, academic and personal papers, and correspondence. Papers include Gregory's general correspondence with universities, colleges and scientists about his research topics and publications; correspondence with museums about purchasing replicas of fossils; and with students seeking employement. Other papers include lecture notes prepared for zoology classes emphasizing evolution, 1925-1926 and 1939; and manuscripts and notes for his...
Dates: 1889-1948; Majority of material found within 1906-1948