Addison Emery Verrill illustrations of mollusks, [1878?-1926?]
- 1878 - 1926
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1 Linear Feet (3 boxes) : including 85 photographs
Language of Materials
condition reviewed 20110519 good
Ownership and Custodial History
Verrill left some of his papers and plates of illustrations to the American Museum of Natural History. They were found by William K. Emerson of the AMNH Dept. of Invertebrates, who sent the bulk of them to the National Museum of Natural History (U.S.).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
AMNH Dept. of Invertebrates. Method of acquisition--Transfer;.
Previous number: MSS.V47
Scope and content
The collection consists of folders and envelopes containing drawings of mollusks, many in color, with handwritten notes and descriptions. There are also some black and white photographs. The drawings are on paper of different sizes, ranging from 1 1/2 or 2 inches to regular 8 1/2 by 11 inch letter-size sheets. The larger sheets contain several illustrations per page. Many of the drawings are identified or annotated in pencil. Almost all of the material is undated. One small envelope, postmarked 1898, was sent to Katharine J. Bush, Verrill's collaborator on the U.S. Fisheries work. Another envelope, with a 1930 postmark, was sent by A.L. Treadwell to R.W. Miner, curator in the AMNH Dept. of Invertebrates. A torn envelope labeled Bermuda contains photographs. Subjects written on folders of drawings include Purpura lapillus, Loligo pealii, Ensis directus, Littorina, and Nudibranchs.
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- The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.