Doris Holmes Blake - Correspondence with Doris Sidney Blake, November - December 1946
About the Project
By 1946, Doris Holmes Blake (1892-1978) had been studying beetles for over two decades. Her entomological journey began in 1920 at the Division of Truck Crop Insects of the United States Department of Agriculture. When the Great Depression hit, a change in government regulations forced her resignation. Nonetheless, she found a way to continue her research, arranging to do independent study at the United States National Museum. All the while, Blake corresponded daily with many individuals. Help us transcribe these letters between Blake and her daughter Doris Sidney Blake in the last two months of 1946. To see what their handwriting is like, you can look through the recently completed transcription of their October 1946 letters. Our thanks to the crowd of volunteers who have already contributed in this effort! Funding for the digitization of Blake's correspondence, & its inclusion into the Transcription Center, was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.