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Guide to the George A. Clark Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0229
    Creator: Clark, George A. (George Archibald), 1865-1918.
    Title: George A. Clark papers
    Dates: 1897-1917
    Physical Description: 1 Linear foot
    Summary: Correspondence, articles, clippings and other materials pertaining to Clark's controversial study of sealing in the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. These papers primarily concern the studies done between 1909-1913 and focus on Clark's dispute with Henry Wood Elliott's findings. Correspondents include A. H. Proctor, Mrs. Minnie Maddern Fiske, Barton W. Evermann, Henry W. Elliott, David Starr Jordan, Mary C. Dickerson, Charles K. Field, and Bird McGuire. Other subjects include administrative issues, Clark's attempts to have his reports and articles published, and analysis of problems resulting from the government's actions. Collection also includes "The Fur Seals of the Pribilof Islands: Report of the Special Investigation, 1912"; a translation by Marie de Koroleff of a portion of Bishop Veniaminov's account of the Russian method of conducting the fur-seal industry (1840); and a transcript of the Treasury Hearing with Henry W. Elliott, April 15, 1897.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Philip C. Clark, 1980.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    George A. Clark Papers (SC0229). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    George A. Clark, born in Eden Prairie, Minnesota in 1864, graduated from the University of Minnesota and served as Academic Secretary of Stanford University from 1891-1918. He was Secretary of the Bering Sea Fur Seal Commission (1896-1898) and was involved in the special investigation of seal herds for the Bureau of Fisheries in 1909 and 1912. He died 27 April 1918.

    Description of the Collection

    Correspondence, articles, clippings and other materials pertaining to Clark's controversial study of sealing in the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. These papers primarily concern the studies done between 1909-1913 and focus on Clark's dispute with Henry Wood Elliott's findings. Correspondents include A. H. Proctor, Mrs. Minnie Maddern Fiske, Barton W. Evermann, Henry W. Elliott, David Starr Jordan, Mary C. Dickerson, Charles K. Field, and Bird McGuire. Other subjects include administrative issues, Clark's attempts to have his reports and articles published, and analysis of problems resulting from the government's actions. Collection also includes "The Fur Seals of the Pribilof Islands: Report of the Special Investigation, 1912"; a translation by Marie de Koroleff of a portion of Bishop Veniaminov's account of the Russian method of conducting the fur-seal industry (1840); and a transcript of the Treasury Hearing with Henry W. Elliott, April 15, 1897.

    Access Terms

    Clark, George A. (George Archibald), 1865-1918.
    Dickerson, Mary Cynthia, 1866-
    Elliott, Henry Wood, 1846-1930.
    Evermann, Barton Warren, 1853-1932.
    Field, Charles K. (Charles Kellogg), 1873-
    Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932.
    Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931
    McGuire, Bird Segle, 1865-1930.
    Proctor, A. H.
    Pribilof Islands (Alaska)
    Sealing--Alaska.