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United States Fisheries Commission Archives

Call Number: IZAR.000985

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.


  • 1871-1907


Language of Materials

In English.


10 Linear Feet

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U.S. Fish Commission archives generated during A.E. Verrill's involvement with the Commission from 1871-1887.

Biographical Sketch

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.

Part of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Repository

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