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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry J. Quayle papers
    Date (inclusive): 1903-1951, undated
    Date (bulk): 1908-1913
    Collection Number: 066
    Creator: Quayle, Henry Josef, 1876-
    Extent: 1.5 linear feet (3 document boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection is comprised of correspondence, manuscripts, and other material pertaining to Henry J. Quayle, former professor of Entomology at the University of California Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside, California. Correspondence consists of typed and handwritten letters between Henry J. Quayle and individuals within the academic community as well as agricultural and horticultural agencies worldwide. This correspondence documents the importance of Quayle's work as a leading agricultural entomologist and the impact his research had on the agricultural industry. Hand-annotated manuscripts for chapters in his book Citrus and Other Subtropical Fruit Insects along with documents containing biographical information on Quayle are also included.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. Henry J.Quayle papers, Collection 066. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    The Henry J. Quayle papers were acquired in 1982.

    Processing History

    Processed by Melissa Huntington, 2010.

    Biography

    Henry J. Quayle was born on the Isla of Man, England on April 29, 1876. As a child he moved with his family to the United States and settled in Champaign, Illinois. Quayle's early education was through the Illinois public school system and he graduated from the University of Illinois in 1903, with a degree in Entomology. After graduation, Quayle spent a year at the University of California as an assistant in the Entomology Department. The next two years were spent collaborating with the Federal Horticultural Board study on the Mediterranean fruit fly.
    Henry J. Quayle spent a year at Iowa State University teaching Zoology before returning to the University of California as an Assistant Professor of Entomology. Within that time, Quayle earned his Master of Science degree from the University of California. From 1912-1915, Quayle served as Professor and Chairman of the University of California Division of Entomology at the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside, California. In 1923, Quayle introduced the use of cyanide fumigation methods for agricultural pest control in Australia and Spain. Quayle spent much of 1929-1930 working with the United States Department of Agriculture furthering his studies of the Mediterranean fruit fly.
    Henry J. Quayle was viewed as a pioneer in the field of Entomology, working with multiple agricultural and horticultural agencies within the state and federal government as well as academia. Quayle's expertise in this area contributed to the development of pesticides and the use of insects to combat the detrimental effects of other insects on agriculture. Quayle capped his career by publishing the book Insects of Citrus and Other Subtropical Fruits in 1938 that quickly became an essential text used by citrus growers worldwide. Henry J. Quayle died in Riverside, California on October 24, 1951 after a long and distinguished career in Entomology and agricultural research.

    Chronology

    1876: Henry J. Quayle was born on the Isla of Man, England on April 29, 1876.
    1880: Quayle and his family came to the United States and settled in Champaign, Illinois.
    1903: Quayle graduated from the University of Illinois.
    1905-1906: Quayle taught Zoology at Iowa State University.
    1911: Quayle received a Master of Science degree from the University of California.
    1912-1915: Quayle was professor of Entomology and chairman of the Division of Entomology at the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside, California.
    1923: Quayle introduced cyanide fumigation methods in Australia and Spain.
    1929-1930: Quayle spent a year working with the United States Department of Agriculture to study the Mediterranean fruit fly.
    1938: Quayle published the book Insects of Citrus and Other Subtropical Fruits.
    1943: Quayle retired from the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside, California.
    1951: Henry J. Quayle died in Riverside, California on October 24, 1951.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection is comprised of correspondence, manuscripts, and other material pertaining to Henry J. Quayle, former professor of Entomology at the University of California Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside, California. Correspondence consists of typed and handwritten letters between Henry J. Quayle and individuals within the academic community as well as agricultural and horticultural agencies worldwide. This correspondence documents the importance of Quayle's work as a leading agricultural entomologist and the impact his research had on the agricultural industry. Hand-annotated manuscripts for chapters in his book Citrus and Other Subtropical Fruit Insects along with documents containing biographical information on Quayle are also included.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series. The series arrangement is as follows:
    • Series 1. Professional papers, 1903-1951, undated.
    • Series 2. Correspondence, 1907-1929.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Citrus.
    Entomology.
    Horticulture.
    University of California Riverside. Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Correspondence.
    Manuscripts.