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Correspondence, general Series 1 1900-1918

Box 1, Folder 202.1.1

Correspondence – A 1900-1915

Scope and contents

Letters written from Palo Alto, Pasadena, Monrovia, and Santa Monica, California; Tucson; and Cleveland. Subject cover Botany, Entomology, Butterflies, Insects, and lectures.
  • Abrams, LeRoy, 1908-1917, 2 letters
  • Abbot, George E., 1906-1917, 3 letters
  • Absolon, D.K.
  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1900-1916, 4 letters
  • Aldrich, Jim, 1909-1918, 4 letters
  • Allen, W.S.
  • Aldroyd, Ida S., 1914, 3 letters
  • Anson, Mrs. C.H. Yetta D, 1910, 3 letters
  • Archaelogical Institute of America
  • Arthur H. Clark Company
Box 1, Folder 202.1.2

Correspondence – B-Ba 1905-1917

Scope and contents

Written from, Los Angeles, California; Decatur, Illinois; and Brooklyn, New York
  • Bailey, Zita S
  • Barnes, Dr. William, 1905, 1917, 6 letters. Includes a letter from a Dr. J. McDunnough written on Barnes letterhead.
  • Bartsch, Rudolf C. B.
  • Bather, William T., 1909, 2 letters
  • Bausch and Lomb Optical Company, 1910, 1913, 5 letters
Box 1, Folder 202.1.3

Correspondence – Banks, Nathan 1906-1916

Physical Description: 7.0 letters
Box 1, Folder 202.1.4

Correspondencce- Beardsley, Robert L 1913-1917

Physical Description: 13.0 letters
Box 1, Folder 202.1.5

Correspondence – Belding – Boyer 1903- 1915

Scope and contents

Written from, Stockton, Redlands, and Tahoe, California; Palmer Lee, Arizona; Sound Beach, Connecticut; Tyngsboro, Massachusetts; Quebec, Canada; and Reading, Pennsylvania.
  • Belding, Lyman
  • Bennett, Cory, Turnbull & Thompson, attorneys, 1914, 3 letters
  • Berry, S.S., 1913, 3 letters
  • Biederman, C.R.
  • Bigelow, Edward F.
  • Blanchard, Frederick, 1910, 2 letters
  • Bollerman, W.
  • Boulton, A
  • Boyer, Howard M
Box 1, Folder 202.1.6

Correspondence – Brehme, H.H. 1903-1907

Box 1, Folder 202.1.7

Correspondence – Bradley-Butter 1902-1906

Scope and contents

  • Bradley, J. Chester, undated
  • Brown, J Elmer, 1902-1903, 4 letters
  • Buchholtz, Otto
  • Butter, Hortense, 1906, 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 202.1.8

Correspondence – Calvert-Cook 1903-1918

Scope and contents

Some letters written from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Albany, New York, and Schnectedy New York; Hartford, Connecticut; Pernambuco, Brazil; Los Angeles, California; Denver, Colorado; and Evanston, IL.
  • Camp, Charles R.
  • Carpenter, Sidney
  • Castro, Eduardo
  • Chace, E.P., 1916-1918, 6 letters
  • Chase, Percival
  • Colorado Speed House
  • Collins H.O.
  • Comstock, John
  • Comstock, William T.
  • Cook, Harry, 1903, 2 letters
  • Cook, Starry
Box 1, Folder 202.1.9

Correspondence – California – Cottle 1902-1917

Physical Description:

Scope and contents

  • California Academy of Science, S.F. 1902-1916, 14 letters
  • Coolidge, Karl (Carl) R., 1903-1908, 8 letters
  • Cooper Ornithoogical Club
  • Corey, Diana,1917, 2 letters
  • Crawford, D.L.
  • Cottle, James B. or E?, 1917, 4 letters
Box 1, Folder 202.1.10

Correspondence –D 1905- 1917

Scope and Contents note

Written from Alberta, Canada; Berlin, Germany; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, Mt. Lowe, Oakland, and Pasadena California; Louisiana, Montana; Mobile, Alabama; and Washington D.C.
  • Dad, F.H. Wally, 1906-1909, 4 letters
  • Dames, Felix
  • Davis, Alonzo, 1917, 2 letters
  • Davis, G.M.
  • Dawson’s Bookshop
  • Dayman, E
  • Dewitt & Snelling
  • Dodge, G.M.
  • Dorland, J.W.
  • Dow, Robert P., 1914, 2 letters
  • Dukes, W.C.
  • Duran, Victor, 1916-1917, 4 letters
  • Dyar, Harrison G., 1905-1917, 4 or 8 letters
Box 1, Folder 202.1.11

Correspondence – E 1903 –1917

Scope and Contents note

Some letters written from Hayward, Los Angeles, and Mountain View, California and Chicago, Illinois.
  • Eastman, George A
  • Edwards, Charles L., 1913, 2 letters
  • Ehrhorn, Edward M.
  • Elder, Charles A.
  • Elwin, Gertrude, 1917, 2 letters
  • Emerson, W. Otto
  • Emmel, V.E.
  • Englehardt, George P.
Box 1, Folder 202.1.12

Correspondence – Entomological News 1902–1916

Box 1, Folder 202.1.13

Correspondence – Entomological societies 1900- 1918

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters from the following institutions:
  • American Entomological Society; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. See also J.M. Aldrich correspondence
  • Entomological Society of Ontario; Ontario, Canada
  • New York Entomological Society, New York
  • Pacific Coast Entomological Society, San Francisco, California
  • Pasadena Entomological Society, Pasadena, California
  • Santa Clara Valley Entomological Club
Box 2, Folder 202.1.14

Correspondence, F 1903-1917

Scope and contents

Correspondents and origin of letters include:
  • Fisher, W.K, Lake Tahoe
  • Fox, Charles L., 1916-1917, 7 letters from San Francisco, California.
  • Frankling Book Shop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Franklin High School, Los Angeles, California
  • Frost, C.A., 1913-1916, 3 letters from Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Fulda, O., Stapleton, New York
  • Furlong, E.L., Berkeley, California
Box 2, Folder 202.1.15

Correspondence, G 1903-1917

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • Gates, R. R., 1916, 2 letters from Berkeley, California
  • Gathercoal, Edmund N.from Chicago, Illinois
  • Gerhard, William J., 1909, 2 letters
  • Gilbert, J.Z., Los Angeles, California
  • Girls Collegiate School, Los Angeles, California
  • Gnash, Mrs. W. W., 1913, 2 letters
  • Golppinger, Leo, 1909, 2 letters
  • Graves, J.D., Oakland, California
  • Greene, Edward L., Washington D.C.
  • Greer, Theodore R., 1917, 2 letters
  • Grundel, J.G.,Alma, California
Box 2, Folder 202.1.16

Correspondence, H 1903-1918

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • Hadley, E. E., 1916-1918, 5 letters
  • Hall, H. M., Berkeley, California
  • Hamilton, Bertha S., Point Reyes, Califronia
  • Hannibal, Harold, Palo Alto (Stanford University), California
  • Healy, John L., 1903, 2 letters, Chicago, Illinois
  • Heath, E. F., 1906, 2 letters from Manitoba, Canada
  • Hebard, Morgan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Henry, Leroy, Los Angeles, California
  • Herms, W. B., Berkeley, California
  • Herr, C. W., 1909, 2 letters from Priest River, Idaho
  • Hill, Charles, 2 letters from San Francisco
  • Hilton, William A., Claremont (Pomona College), California
  • Hine, James L. , Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State University)
  • House, Herbert E., Pasadena, California
  • Hummel, Karl, Los Angeles, California
Box 2, Folder 202.1.17

Correspondence, J 1905-1918

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • John, J. Newbegin Bookseller and Importer
  • Jones, T.A., Los Angeles, California
  • Jordan, David Starr, Palo Alto (Stanford University), California
  • Junk, W., Berlin, Germany
Box 2, Folder 202.1.18

Correspondence, K 1903-1918

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • Keller, George, Newark, New Jersey
  • Keith, Edward D., 1909-1910, 6 letters
  • Kerr, Lawrence, 1918, 3 letters
  • Knight, William H., 1917, 2 letters
  • Kwiat, Alexander, 1903, 3 letters
Box 2, Folder 202.1.19

Correspondence, L 1900-1917

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • Lacey, Howard, Kerrville, Texas
  • Lansing, Edwin Y. Jr., Salem, Oregon
  • Laurent, Philip, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lawrence, Elizabeth A., Los Angeles, California
  • Leussler, Richard A., 1916, 2 letters
  • Lindsey, A.W., Iowa City, Iowa
  • Lister, Alfred E., Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Little, Luther, 1916, 2 letters from Sierra Madre, California
  • Lonnsberg, Ella L., 1913, 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 202.1.20

Correspondence, M 1902-1918

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • Mcelhose, Henry M., St. Louis, Montana
  • McGlashan, XimenaTruckee, Californa
  • Malcolm, Geo E.Yosemite, California
  • Mann, William M., 1910, 3 letters
  • Maryland School and Kindergarten
  • May, Raoul, Los Angeles, California
  • Mininger, H.H., Lordsburg, California
  • Moeser, F.E., Buffalo, New York
  • Morris, Earl L., San Jose, California
  • Moulton, Dudley, San Francisco, California
  • Moxley, George L., 1916-1917, 8 letters
  • Murmann, Eugene O., 1917, 2 letters
  • Muttkowski, Richard A., 1909-1910, 7 letters from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Also includes correspondence from Thomas Miller from Brooklyn, New York to William T. Bather, also from Brooklyn.
Box 2, Folder 202.1.21

Correspondence, N 1906-1917

Scope and contents

Correspondents includes:
  • National Guard, Los Angeles, California
  • New England Entomological Comapany
  • Newcomb, H.H., Venice, California
  • Newcomer, E.J., Palo Alto, California
  • Needham, James G., Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Nicolay, Alan S., 1917, 3 letters from Brooklyn, New York
Box 2, Folder 202.1.22

Correspondence, O 1900-1918

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • Olshausen, B.A.
  • Order of the Star In The East, 1914-1917, 2 letters
  • Osburn, Pinque
  • Osburn, Raymond
  • Osterhoudt, E.G., 1917, 2 letters from Fullerton, California
  • Ottolengul, R., 1916, 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 202.1.23

Correspondence, P 1903-1917

Scope and contents

Correspodents include:
  • Page, A.H.
  • Parker, C.C.
  • Payne, Theodore, 2 letters
  • Peckham, George W.
  • Peddie and Fleming
  • Petersen. Esben
  • Piazza, Enrico
  • Poling, O.C., 2 letters
  • Pottenger Sanatorium, 1909, 2 letters from Monrovia, California
  • Pratt, Martha
  • Price, Myra A.
  • Prokes, Frank
Box 2, Folder 202.1.24

Correspondence, Pomona Journal of Entomology 1909-1910

Scope and Contents note

Includes 5 letters from a C.F. Baker.
Box 2, Folder 202.1.26

Correspondence, Quayle, H.J. 1907

Box 3, Folder 202.1.27

Correspondence, Raub-Rivers 1903-1917

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • Raub, M. W., 1903, 2 letters from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Rawaley, Francis, Boulder, Colorado
  • Rhodes, S. N., 1909-1910, 3 letters
  • Richter, Margaret R., 1917, 2 letters from Los Angeles, California
  • Ricksecker, Lucius Edgar, 1907, 1913, 3 letters from San Francisco, San Diego
  • Rivers, J.J., Santa Monica, California
  • Rivers Natural History Club, Los Angeles, California
Box 3, Folder 202.1.28

Correspondence, Ruthling, Paul D. 1916-1918

Physical Description: 17.0 letters
Box 3, Folder 202.1.29

Correspondence, S 1903-1918

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • San Diego Society of Natural History, 1910-1917, 4 letters from San Diego, California
  • Schlicter, Charles, 1903, 3 letters from Chicago, Illinois
  • Schaeffer, Charles, 1903, 1906, 1916, 6 letters from Brooklyn, New York
  • Schmidt, Adele, 1917-1918, 3 letters
  • Scientific Materials Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Scott, JesslynLos Angeles, California
  • Sh(l?)ingerland, Effie E., 1909-1910, 5 lettersIthaca, New York
  • Shull, Charles A., 1905-1906, 5 lettersNew Carlisle, Illinois
  • Skinner, Henry, 1913, 2 letters
  • Slingerland, Effie E., 1909-1910, 5 letters
  • Smith, Belle I., 1916, 2 letters
  • Snyder, Arthur J., Belvidere, Illinois
  • Southwest Musem, 1916-1917, 5 letters. Three of these letters were from Hector Alliot, first curator of the Southwest Museum.
  • Spalding, Tom, Provo, Utah
  • Stout, Minnie, 1913-1914, 9 letters from Los Angeles, California
  • Swett,
  • Symmington, Lindsey D. , 1909, 3 letters from Cornwall, England
Box 2, Folder 202.1.25

Correspondence, Solicitations 1910-1919

Scope and contents

Correspondents includes:
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
  • French Information Bureau
  • Naturalists Directory
  • Open Court Publishing Company
  • Russell Sage Foundation
Box 3, Folder 202.1.30

Correspondence, Southern California Academy of Sciences 1914-1917

Box 3, Folder 202.1.31

Correspondence, T 1904-1917

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • Talbot, George, Surrey, England
  • Taylor, George W., 1905-1909, 5 letters from Wellington, British Columbia, Canada
  • Thomas, Bert, Los Angeles, California
  • TorreBueno, J.R. De La, 2 letters from New York, New York
  • Tourchot, A.L., Quebec, Canada
Box 3, Folder 202.1.32

Correspondence, U to V 1905-1917

Scope and contents

Correspondents includes:
  • Union Savings Bank, Pasadena, California
  • Van Duzee, Edward P. , Buffalo, New York
  • Van Dyke, Edwin C., 1905-1906, 4 letters from San Francisco, California
  • Veale, Regina, Pasadena, California
  • Von Harleman, G.P., Los Angeles, California
Box 3, Folder 202.1.33

Correspondence, W 1902-1918

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • Walkter, E.M., Urbana, Illinois
  • Ward, Henry B., Lake Simcoe, Ont., Canada
  • Ward, F.A., Rochester, New York
  • Warden, Mary, East Newport, California
  • Watson, Mabel, Pasadena, California
  • Webb, Walter F., Rochester, New York
  • Weigel, Oswald, Leipzig, Germany
  • Whitson, Benjamin F., Pasadena, California
  • Willard, C.D., Pasadena, California
  • Williams, Brown and Earle, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Williams, Francis X., 1907-1916, 10 letters
  • Williams, J.B. , Toronto, Canada
  • Williamson, E. B., 1902-1907, 17 letters
  • Woodworth, C.W., 1902, 1907, 1910, 3 letters from Berkeley, California
  • Wright, G. Alexander, Pasadena, California
  • Wright, Julia D.E., 1907-1910, 6 letters from Palo Alto, California
  • Wright, W.S., 1907, 7 letters from Palo Alto, California
Box 3, Folder 202.1.34

Correspondence-Williams, Francis X. 1907

Scope and Contents note

Letter sent from Forest Hills, Massachusetts.
Box 3, Folder 202.1.35

Correspondence - Williamson, E. B. 1902-1907

Scope and Contents note

Letter sent from Bluffton, Indiana
Box 3, Folder 202.1.36

Correspondence, Y 1902-1913

Scope and contents

Correspondents include:
  • Young Men’s Christian Association, Stanford University
  • Young Women’s Christian Association, Los Angeles, California
Box 3, folders 202.1.37 – 202.1.40, Box 4, folders 202.1.41- 202.1.48

Correspondence, family Subseries 1 1893-1906

Language of Material: English

Scope and contents

This folder includes Grinnell's correspondence with his parents, mostly with his mother, and other family members. Other family members Grinnell corresponded with includes his siblings Joseph and Hilda; Grandma Pratt; Aunt Grace; Uncle Charles Pratt; and his cousins. In folder 202.1.44, there is also correspondence between Grinnell and his friends.
 

High school and university papers Series 2 1902-1918

Box 4, Folder 202.1.50

Invitations 1901, undated

Box 4, Folder 202.1.51

Envelopes 1909-1918

Box 4, Folder 202.1.52

Lorquin Natural History club correspondence and ephemera 1914-1918

General note

Other Lorquin members Grinnell corresponded with include E. P. Chace, E. E. Hadley, Luther Little, Raoul M. May, and Paul D. Ruthling.

Scope and Contents note

Includes Lorquinia newsletter, 1916 and Lorquin Club Directory of Members, 1940.

Administrative history

In June of 1913, a small notice inserted by F. Grinnell, Jr. in a Los Angeles daily newspaper, stated that a meeting of boys interested in natural history was to be held in the home of Harold Strawn in Los Angeles and that "all boys interested in natural history were welcome to attend."
Grinnell along with Harold Strawn and Paul Ruthling attended the meeting.
A constitution committee was appointed in August of that same year consisting of Ralph Church, Rutherford D. Moore, and Paul Ruthling. The Club's constitution was adopted by a group of "ten boys" who elected officers and proceeded to be known ast the Lorquin Natural History Club. The Club was limited to twenty active members.
Regular meetings were held the first Friday of every month. In 1914, after the opening of the Southwest Museum, Hector Alliot offered the Club a space for their meetings.
The Club published the journal Lorquinia from 1916-1919.
In the latter part of the 20th Century, the club was renamed to the Lorquin Entomological Society.
Box 4, Folder 202.1.53

Standford correspondence and other material 1902-1918

Scope and Contents note

Includes report cards and deficiency notices, statement of entrance standing, correspondence, form letters, announcements.
Box 5, Folder 202.5.1

Notes on specimens undated

Box 5, Folder 202.5.2

Pasadena High School Physics notebook 1902

Box 5, Folder 202.5.3 - 202.5.6

Entymology notes circa 1902

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes regarding the Natural History Club, German class and paper on the honey bee.
Box 5, Folder 202.5.7

English and "histology" exam questions 1904

Box 5, Folder 202.5.8

History course syllabus and notes 1905

Box 5, Folder 202.5.9

Throop Institute Yearbook 1908

Box 5, Folder 202.5.10

Miscellaneous coursework notes 1917-1918

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes and reports related to coursework in Education, Logic, Geography, and Meterology.
Box 5, Folder 202.5.11

School notes and other material 1901-1918

Scope and Contents note

Folder includes library cards for Pasadena Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library information, three copies Pasadena High School 13th commencement program, June 18, 1902; Pasadena High School 12th commencement program, June 21, 1901; Grade report – 9th grade; Application as forest student; lecture announcements; pamphlet for Pomona Summer School and Marine Biology Lab, 1910; pamphlet for Nature Study with Opal Stanley Whiteley, 1918; Stanford University class schedule and calendar, September 1, 1902; other pamphlets and notations.
Box 6, Folder 202.6.6

Philosophy notes, syllabus, and exams 1917-1918

Box 6, Folder 202.6.7

Economics notes, syllabus, and exams 1917-1918

Box 6, Folder 202.6.9 - 202.6.12

Psychology notes and expriements 1918

Box 7, Folder 202.7.1 - 202.7.2

Stanford University registers 1902-1906

Box 7, Folder 202.7.3

Cornell University register 1908-1909

 

Student notebooks and quizzes Series 3 1914-1918

Scope and contents

These folders consist of nature study notebooks handmade by Grinnell's students from West Vernon School. There is also a folder of quizzes filled out by his students from the Western Avenue School.
Box 5, Folder 202.5.12 - 202.5.14, Box 6, Folder 202.6.1 - 202.6.4

Nature study notebooks by students at West Vernon School 1913-1914

Box 4, Folder 202.1.49

Correspondence, teachers and students of West Vernon School and Lorquin Club 1914-1918

Language of Material: English
Box 6, Folder 202.6.5

Student quizzes from Western Avenue School, grade 3 undated

 

Subject files Series 4 1872-1917

Scope and contents

This series consists of material created or collected by Grinnel. Much of the collected manuscripts and clippings in this collection refer to Christianity or to entomology.
Box 7, Folder 202.7.4

Published articles by Grinnel 1914-1915

 

Ephemera, memorabilia, and publications by other authors 1872-1917

Physical Description: 4.0

Scope and Contents note

These folders include booklets, brochures, news bulletins, newspaper clippings, obituaries, and pamphlets related to religion, science, and travel. Folder 202.7.9 includes material about the Southwest Museum, 1907-1917.
Box 7, Folder 202.7.5

Clippings 1897-1917

Scope and contents

Themes include science community, scientific events, insects, Christianity, the Clondyke region and gold panning, verse, advice column “Pepper Talks”, Boy Scouts, sermons by Rev. Malcolm James Mcleod of the Pasadena Presbyterian Church, deaths of various people.
Box 7, Folder 202.7.6

“Scientific Faith” by John Burroughs, extract undated

Box 7, Folder 202.7.7

Bulletins 1910

Scope and Contents note

Includes 23rd annual exhibition, Department of Microscopy, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences and nine bulletins from the New York Academy of Science, 1910.
Box 7, Folder 202.7.8

Brochures and pamphlets 1907-1917

Scope and Contents note

Includes material related to church services, gas lamps, an oratory skill workshop, Pasadena Presbyterian Church bulletin, Memorial Church oratorio service, and General Grant National Park rules and regulations.
Box 7, Folder 202.7.9

Newsletters and announcements 1907-1917

Scope and Contents note

Assorted newsletters, announcements, ephemera, mostly regarding entomology, nature study, and the Southwest Museum, 1907-1917.
Box 7, Folder 202.7.10

Travel ephemera 1909-1918

Scope and Contents note

Nine transportation schedules and tickets; calling cards; and pamphlet for Single Tax Lecture by Judson Grenell
Box 7, Folder 202.7.11

Receipts, Union bank book, address book with memoranda 1901-1914

Box 7, Folder 202.7.12

Religious ephemera 1872-1892, undated