United States Fisheries Commission Archives
Description of the Material
These archives include original station notebooks and distribution sheets. The distribution sheets contain information on how the specimen lots were divided up between the USNM and YPM.
Language of Materials
10 Linear Feet
U.S. Fish Commission archives generated during A.E. Verrill's involvement with the Commission from 1871-1887.
The United States Fisheries Commission (USFC) was a government program which began in 1871 to investigate potential fisheries and marine faunal areas. Addison Verrill was involved as head scientist from 1871 to 1887 and much of his research is based on this material. Much of the Division of Invertebrate Zoology is made up of these collections and a majority are lots that were split between the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (USNM) and the Yale Peobody Museum (YPM). Much of thes archives were generated by assistants to Verrill.
- United States Fisheries Commission Archives
- Edited Full Draft
- Daniel Jonathan Drew
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.