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Desk diaries: [microform]

 Collection
Identifier: Archives Microfilm #163

Dates

  • 1924-1958

Creator

Biographical sketch

Naturalist and curator at the American Museum of Natural History; founder of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

Extent

15 Volumes (15 v. : ill. ;, 27 cm.)

Language of Materials

English

Location of Originals Note

Indicator 1 Holder of originals: original journals.--AMNH Dept. of Ichthyology.

Related Archival Materials

Custodian--Fire Island National Seashore: Country--USA. Provenance--William Floyd estate..

General Note

Holograph.

General Note

Journals (14 v.) kept by J.T. Nichols of his work at the American Museum of Natural History. The entries are dated Mar. 12, 1924 to Oct. 31, 1958 (Nichols died on Nov. 10, 1958); vol. for Jan. 11, 1949-Nov. 15, 1954 missing. The first 3 vols. and p. 1-32 of the 4th vol. are especially devoted to descriptions of some 250 Chinese freshwater fish specimens in the Museum's collections. Each vol. consists of 152 p. (except v. [14] in which only p. 1-144 are filled), and most vols. include an index.

General Note

The collection also includes one notebook entitled "Guest book, Department of Ichthyology, American Museum of Natural History, 1922." with entries dated April 20, 1922 to Dec. 31, 1952.

Cumulative Index/Finding Aids Note

[1.] Mar. 12, 1924-June 19, 1924 -- [2.] June 20, 1924-Dec. 20, 1924 -- [3.] Dec. 22, 1924-Dec. 10, 1925 -- [4.] Dec. 11, 1925-May 1, 1930 --[5.] May 2, 1930-Dec. 14, 1931 -- [6.] Dec. 15, 1931-Jan. 17, 1934 -- [7.] Jan. 18, 1934-Aug. 14, 1935 -- [8.] Aug. 15, 1935-Mar. 4, 1937 -- [9.] Mar. 5, 1937-Jan. 19, 1939 -- [10.] Jan. 20, 1939-Oct. 23, 1940 -- [11.] Oct. 24, 1940-Mar. 23, 1943 -- [12.] Mar. 24, 1943-Sept. 14, 1945 -- [13.] Sept. 17, 1945-Jan. 10, 1949 -- [14.] Nov. 16, 1954-Oct. 31, 1958 -- [15.] Guest book.

Reproduction Note

Type of reproduction--Microfilm.; Place of reproduction--[New York, N.Y. :; Agency responsible for reproduction--The Museum: Date of reproduction--1988]. Physical description of reproduction--2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Sponsor
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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