USNM Curators Annual Reports - Department of Birds: Annual Report 1895 - 1896
About the Project
Since its earliest days, the curators of the United States National Museum were asked by other people to examine and hopefully identify specimens in their personal collections. Some of these requests could get very complicated, and one in particular weighed on Birds Curator Robert Ridgway in the spring of 1896. He even added a memorandum to his Curator's Annual Report about it. Join other volunteers on this transcription project and learn more about his ideas to improve how the Museum handled such requests.