Finding Aid for the George de Clyver Curtis Papers, 1904-1965

Processed by Anne Caiger; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the George de Clyver Curtis Papers, 1904-1965

Collection number: 1247

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Anne Caiger, October 1979
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964590 

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.


Container List

 

Papers. v.p., 1904-1965

Creator/Collector: Curtis, George de Clyver, 1872-1966
Physical Description: (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Comprises mostly personal diaries, 1904-64. Curtis was a Harvard graduate of 1893. After living in New York for many years, he settled on a small ranch in Lakeside, California, and became an apiarist.
  • 1. American diaries