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Other Fascinating Euphorb Genera Set 8

Join us in transcribing the Euphorbiaceae, or Spurge family, an extensive flowering family. In this group, we find plants from the genera Chamaesyce and Pedilanthus.

Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @sylviaorli @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.

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Burpee Seed Contest, 1924 - Box 330, Folder 4

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1924, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me?

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Burpee Seed Contest, 1924 - Box 330, Folder 3

Are you a garden lover? Who isn't? Since its founding in 1878, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has run an extensive mail order seed company with international customers. In 1924, Burpee & Co. announced a prize contest where anyone could write in explaining What Burpee's Seeds Have Done for Me?

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Thomas Henry Tibbles papers - Letters Received: A-C, 1879-1907

Help us transcribe "Letters Received: A-C, 1879-1907" (Box 1, Folder 15) from the Thomas Henry Tibbles papers! Correspondents include William Allen, J. Bourke, William Jennings Bryan and Buffalo Chip. Thomas Henry Tibbles (1840-1928) was as a journalist and lecturer on Indian rights from the 1870s until his death in 1928. His papers include articles, essays, correspondence, lectures and photographs. Of particular note are the documents related to his work on the Standing Bear (Ponca) vs. George Crook Habeas Corpus trial in 1879.

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Certified Proofs of Pennsylvania (Box 26)

In Glassport and other boroughs in Pennsylvania, a proofing process allowed national banks to issue currency certified by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing through proofs. The practice continued from the 19th and into the 20th centuries, allowing the BEP to ensure accuracy in intaglio printing plates before they were printed. Learn how to transcribe this project here. Have questions? Use the Feedback button or e-mail transcribe@si.edu. Together, we'll create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.

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Certified Proofs of Pennsylvania (Box 24)

In Athens and other boroughs in Pennsylvania, a proofing process allowed national banks to issue currency certified by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing through proofs. The practice continued from the 19th and into the 20th centuries, allowing the BEP to ensure accuracy in intaglio printing plates before they were printed. Learn how to transcribe this project here. Have questions? Use the Feedback button or e-mail transcribe@si.edu. Together, we'll create records for each proof sheet and expand the rich data in our collections.

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Volume 1 of Charles Francis Hall's Notes on Arctic Explorers Circa 1860

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an arctic explorer? Wonder no more and join explorer Charles Francis Hall on his 1860 journey to the north, exploring western Greenland.

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H. G. Dyar - Bluebook 451-473, 1894

When you've had a long day at work, what do you do to unwind? For entomologist Harrison G. Dyar it was digging tunnels--multi-level catacombs beneath his house in Washington D.C.'s Dupont Circle. Before Dyar made a name for himself as an eccentric tunnel constructor, he had spent decades classifying moths and mosquitoes for the Smithsonian. This field book documents Dyar's 1894 work observing and collecting insects. He would go on to discover thousands of new insect species (in addition to all that digging!). You can help other digital volunteers transcribe Dyar's notes and make them newly accessible for present-day scientists. We are transcribing Dyar's field notes as part of #DigIntoDyar. To cap our event, Smithsonian Libraries will host a behind-the-scenes Google Hangout with Marc Epstein; he'll discuss Dyar's work, life, and legacy on May 17 at 2:30 pm ET (UTC-5). Join us online to learn more.

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H. G. Dyar - Bluebook 436-450, 1893-1894

What do the mosquito Dixa dyari, the moth Euleucophaeus dyari, and nearly 70 other insect species have in common? Their name is a tribute to the same scientist--Smithsonian entomologist Harrison G. Dyar. Dyar devoted his life to taxonomy, and classified 3,000 new species of butterflies and moths, and hundreds of mosquitoes, in his career. This field book documents his research from 1893-94 in New York and Montana. We are transcribing Dyar's field notes as part of #DigIntoDyar. To cap our event, Smithsonian Libraries will host a behind-the-scenes Google Hangout with Marc Epstein; he'll discuss Dyar's work, life, and legacy on May 17 at 2:30 pm ET (UTC-5). Join us online to learn more. Dig into Dyar's research and help transcribe this fascinating field book!

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500 Total Pages 18 Contributing Members

Other Fascinating Euphorb Genera Set 7

Join us in transcribing the Euphorbiaceae, or Spurge family, an extensive flowering family. In this group, we find plants from the genera Chamaesyce, Pedilanthus, and Ricinocarpus etc.

Please contact Sylvia Orli, Department of Botany, or tweet us at @sylviaorli @TranscribeSI for any questions or comments about the transcriptions.

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