Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
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.).
Round relief with head and shoulders facing left. Curator of Mammalogy and Ornithology 1885-1921. Inscription: On front "J.A. Allen". Frame: Wood frame.
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.
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.).
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.