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Dorothy Bliss papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .B55
Scope and Contents In the case of this collection, Scope and Content are virtually synonymous. Both words encompass Dr. Bliss's single-minded, detailed study of crustaceans in general and the land crab gecarcinus lateralis in particular. There is nothing in these papers that refers to her teaching positions or the other outside interests cited in the biographical sketch. It must be assumed that she was always careful to compartmentalize her various activities. The scope of the material starts in...
Dates: 1950-1979

Joseph Asaph Allen correspondence, 1870-1919

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .A451-.A452
Dates: Majority of material found within ( 1899-1902)

Edgar A. Mearns correspondence, 1883-1915

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .M43
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1883-1915

Alfred Russel Wallace correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Mss .W3551
Scope and Contents The collection consists almost entirely of handwritten, signed letters from Wallace to Cockerell, along with a few postcards. There are also one letter from Wallace's wife, Annie, and four letters (one typewritten) and a postcard from Wallace's son, William, following Wallace's death; and one newspaper clipping. The bulk of the letters are an ongoing one-sided conversation between the two naturalists on their scientific work and theories, beginning with a discussion of Wallace's book,...
Dates: 1890-1914

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Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921 2
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Invertebrates 2
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Mammalogy 2
American Museum of Natural History. Department of Ornithology 2
Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945 2