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Finding Aid for the George de Clyver Curtis Papers, 1904-1965
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George de Clyver Curtis Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1904-1965
    Collection number: 1247
    Creator: Curtis, George de Clyver, 1872-1966
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: George de Clyver Curtis (1872-1966) was a homesteader in Lakeside (later called Ramona), California and a beekeeper. He wrote plays, poems, and books, including Bees' ways (1948) and Cats' tales and dogs' days (1955). The collection consists of Curtis' personal papers, diaries, photographs, correspondence, and a 1925 water color painting.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Herbert S. Whitman, 1979.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George de Clyver Curtis Papers (Collection 1247). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Curtis was born in 1872 in Providence, Rhode Island and was brought up in New York City; graduated from Harvard, 1893; worked at the Astor Library; became a rancher in Arizona in his twenties, and then a homesteader in Lakeside (later called Ramona), California; became a beekeeper; wrote plays, poems, and books, including Bees' ways (1948) and Cats' tales and dogs' days (1955); he died in 1966.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of the personal papers of George de Clyver Curtis, mostly 60 volumes of diaries kept from 1904-64. Also includes photographs, correspondence (including a letter from Theodore Roosevelt), and a 1925 water color painting.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Curtis, George de Clyver, 1872-1966--Archives.
    Authors, American--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Beekeepers--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Diaries.