Guide to the Bateson Family Papers

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Guide to the Bateson Family Papers

Collection number: MS 113

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
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UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
January 2008
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© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bateson Family papers
Dates: ca. 1835-1942
Bulk Dates: (Bulk 1900-1930)
Collection number: MS 113
Creator: Family, Bateson
Collection Size: 4 document boxes, 1 oversize portfolio
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection includes family correspondence, notebooks, address books, sketchbooks, school papers from Anna Aiken Bateson, William H. Bateson, Caroline Beatrice Bateson, and John, Martin and Gregory Bateson.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights have been transferred from the heirs to the Bateson Idea Group (BIG) in 2011. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Bateson Family papers. MS 113. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary Catherine Bateson, David Lipset, 1987

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection includes family correspondence, notebooks, address books, sketchbooks, school papers from Anna Aiken Bateson (b.1829 - d.1918), William Bateson (b.1861 - d.1926), Caroline Beatrice Durham Bateson (b.1870? - d.1942), and John Bateson (b.1898 - d. 1918), Martin Bateson (b.1899 - d.1922) and Gregory Bateson (b.1904 - d.1980).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bateson family--Archives
Bateson, William, 1861-1926
Bateson, Gregory, 1904-1980

Related Finding Aids

Other Institutions

  • MS Coll 2, Bateson Family Papers, 1829-1940, American Philosophical Society, 105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386

Collection Contents

Box:Folder 1:1

Anna Aiken Bateson ca. 1835-1880

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains a scrapbook of Anna Aiken Bateson with geneological history, clippings about the Aiken family and friends, cards and notes.
Box:Folder 1:1

Scrapbook ca. 1835-1880

Box:Folder 1:2, 4:5-6

William Bateson 1886-1926

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes correspondence to William Bateson and photographs. A majority of the correspondence relates to his son Martin's suicide and his estate.
Box:Folder 1:2

Correspondence undated ca. 1913-1926

Box:Folder 4:5

Portrait photograph, Wm. Bateson ca. 1900-1926

Box:Folder 4:5

Negative of Wm. Bateson ca. 1900-1926

Box:Folder 4:6

Snapshots from the Russian Steppes taken during the 1886-1887 trip (12, B/W, 3x5) ca. 1886-1887

Box:Folder 1:3-4, 4:7

Caroline Beatrice Durham Bateson ca. 1905-1942

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondence to Caroline Beatrice Durham Bateson, her address book/scrapbook and photographs from a trip to South America.
Box:Folder 1:3

Correspondence undated ca. 1905-1940

Box:Folder 1:4

Address Book 1923 ca. 1923-1942

Box:Folder 4:7

Photographs (13, B/W, 5x7) taken or collected during South American trip to Manaos, Brazil ca. 1930-1939

Box:Folder 2:1-6

John Bateson ca. 1905-1918

Physical Description: 6 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains early school sketchbooks, notebooks and one Army book of John Bateson.
Box:Folder 2:1-2

Sketchbooks Undated ca. 1905-1906

Box:Folder 2:3

"Caxton" Penny Exercise Book August 1907

Box:Folder 2:4

"Notes on plants collected round Charter House for the Poole Prize, Summer Quarter, 1916" 1916

Box:Folder 2:5

"Answers to Chemistry Papers" 1917-1918

Box:Folder 2:6

"Officers' Record of Services, Army Book" ca. 1917-1918

Box:Folder 2:7-9, 3:1-8, 4:8-10, 5:1

Martin Bateson ca. 1905-1922

Physical Description: 15 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains sketchbooks, school notebooks and papers, photograph album, passports, notebooks and pocket diaries, photographs and small emphemera of Martin Bateson.
Box:Folder 2:7-8

Sketchbooks (2) ca. 1905-1910

Box:Folder 2:9

"The Blue Bell Exercise Book" ca. 1905-1910

Box:Folder 3:1

Album - Photographic competition, St. Faith's, Brownie Division July 1913

Box:Folder 3:2

"Rugby School Book, Summer Term" 1917

Box:Folder 3:3

"Ideal" Royal Flying Corps - loose leaf notebook ca. 1918-1920

Box:Folder 3:4

Passports 1920-1921

Box:Folder 3:5

Correspondence (2) 1921

Box:Folder 3:6

Notebooks, Pocket Diaries ca. 1919-1922

Box:Folder 3:7

Barclays Bank Ltd. account book 1919-1922

Box:Folder 3:8, 4:10

Misc. ephemera - empty rec'd envelopes, stationary, empty notebooks undated

Portfolio Portfolio 1

University of Cambridge, St. John's College BA Certificate, Royal Air Force Appoinment 1918 1921

Box:Folder 4:8-9

Snapshots taken during trip(s) to Ireland ca. 1915-1922

Box:Folder 4:1-4

Gregory Bateson 1912-1936

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains school papers, notebooks, and incoming correspondence of Gregory Bateson.
Box:Folder 4:1

Charterhouse School papers 1912

Box:Folder 4:2

"Natural History Notes, April 15, 1916 - August 15, 1918" 1916-1918

Box:Folder 4:3

Correspondence undated ca. 1922-1936

Box:Folder 4:4

Notes on New Guinea ca. 1922-1925