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J.M. Aldrich correspondence, 1925 March 31-1925 December 30.

Identifier: Mss .A43


  • 1925 - 1925

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Biographical sketch

J.M. Aldrich, entomologist, was custodian of Diptera and associate curator of insects at the National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), 1919-1934.

Biographical sketch

Charles Willison Johnson, malacologist and entomologist, was principal curator at the Boston Society of Natural History, 1903-1932.

Biographical sketch

Frank Eugene Lutz, entomologist, was curator and chairman, Dept. of Entomology, American Museum of Natural History, 1921-1943.


11 Items (11 items ; 28 cm.)

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Harry B. Weiss. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--1938..

Scope and content

The collection consists of 11 typewritten letters (some carbon copies) concerning an article by C.H.T. Townsend, The inside history of North American myiology (photocopy included with collection), which appeared in the Journal of the New York Entomological Society vol. 33, no. 1 (Mar. 1925) and which Aldrich considered defamatory. Letters are from Aldrich or Charles W. Johnson, writing on Aldrich's behalf, with replies from members of the publication committee of the Society (3 from Harry B. Weiss, editor of the Journal; 1 from Frank E. Lutz). One of Johnson's letters contains two sheets with signatures of 23 U.S. entomologists.

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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.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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