Guide to the Frank Weymouth Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
September 2011
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


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Call Number: SC0018
Title: Frank Weymouth papers
Dates: 1900-1965
Physical Description: 17.5 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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[identification of item], Frank Weymouth Papers (SC0018). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

MEMORIAL RESOLUTION FRANK WALTER WEYMOUTH 1884-1963

Dr. Frank W. Weymouth was born June 17, 1884, in Seattle, Washington. His death in Oakland March 19, 1963, brought to an end a career of fifty three years of teaching and research. He was conducting research at the University of California School of Optometry until shortly before his death.
Dr. Weymouth's interests as an undergraduate at Stanford were almost equally divided between English Literature and Biological Sciences. He Obtained his A.B. in Zoology at Stanford in 1909 and the following year began graduate work in Physiology. He became an Assistant in 1908, received his Ph.D. in physiology in 1911 [1923] and was appointed Instructor in Physiology the following September. After spending 1912-1913 as an Assistant at Johns Hopkins, he resumed his teaching and research at Stanford. He rose through the various ranks to professorship in 1931 and becdame head of the Department of Physiology in 1938.
Dr. Weymouth's research on the campus was in the field of Physiology of the Eye, but his enduring interest in Zoology was expressed in his Summer teaching and research at the Hopkins Marine Station and in applied work during many Summer Quarters conducting fishery research for the state, federal, and British Columbia governments. His studies of the commercial crab of California began in 1911, and his later work with this species culminated in his drafting the fishery regulations for the State Legislature that are still in effect.
An abiding interest in people and their welfare was not limited to his contacts with students; he was a champion of civil rights, an active worker with minority groups. Emeritus status and retirement were not synonymous in Frank Weymouth's view: shortly after he attained emeritus rank at Stanford, he began a new teaching and research career at the Los Angeles College of Optometry. He was a member of the faculty of that school until the rule of age again resulted in his becoming Professor Emeritus of the Log Angeles College of Optometry in 1960.
He is remembered by his few remaining colleagues, his many students and friends at Stanford and elsewhere as a particularly happy bridge between the biological-humanistic traditions of Dr. Jordan and the solid role of physiology in modern medical education. Surely nothing but devotion to his school and to people could account for fifteen years of service as Chairman of the Committee on Admissions to the School of Medicine.
Dr. Weymouth is survived by a large family with origins in two marriages. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife, the former Mary Balsbaugh Dierup, his two daughters, Mrs. Alice Kunets and Mrs. Anne Dierup, both of Berkeley, to his son, Dr. John Weymouth of the faculty of the University of Nebraska, his stepson, Torben Dierup of Berkeley, his stepdaughter, Mrs. Mary Chernoff of Berkeley, and ten grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.
Respectfully submitted to the Academic Council,
J. M. Crismon, Chairman
R. Grant
V. Twitty

Collection Contents

 

Papers

 

Correspondence and Notes

Box 1, Folder 1

Vision of the aging

Box 1, Folder 2

Visual accuity

Box 1, Folder 3

Notes on the physiology of the eye

Box 1, Folder 4

Cornea

Box 1, Folder 5

Spectroscope

Box 1, Folder 6

Visual data mixed

Box 1, Folder 7

Relative growth of the eye

Box 1, Folder 8

Paper on myopia

Box 1, Folder 9

Williams and Wilkin Publishers

Box 1, Folder 10

Corresp. on Textbook of Physiology

Box 1, Folder 11

Fulton Howell Television Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 12

Research Notes

Box 1, Folder 13

Misc . Eye Notes some lectures

Box 1, Folder 14

Saunders Corresp. On Eye

Box 1, Folder 15

Syllabus on the Eye

Box 1, Folder 16

Misc . Eye Not es some lecturec

Box 1, Folder 17

Eye minimum visible

Box 1, Folder 18

Eye (Unsorted notes)

Box 1, Folder 19

Eye (Mixed notes)

Box 1, Folder 20

Eye muscle balance demonst .

Box 1, Folder 21

Eye problems sample

Box 1, Folder 22

Sparrows cornea

Box 1, Folder 23

Adaptation and vitamin E deficiency

Box 1, Folder 24

Eye suggestions, Calvin

Box 1, Folder 25

American Academy of Optometry

Box 1, Folder 26

Chick pupil

Box 1, Folder 27

Binocular vision, moving target

Box 1, Folder 28

History of Vision Lab at Stanford

Box 1, Folder 29

Crozier

Box 1, Folder 30

Eye Notes

Box 1, Folder 31

Eye, Calvin rod free

Box 1, Folder 32

Eye, coated lenses

Box 1, Folder 33

Eye experiments

Box 1, Folder 34

Lecture notes and misc. notes

Box 1, Folder 35

Sampling problems in opthamology

Box 1, Folder 36

Talk found in folder w/1928 material

Box 1, Folder 37

Talk on eye

Box 1, Folder 38

Eye misc . correspondence

Box 1, Folder 39

Knudsen correspondence

Box 1, Folder 40

Student correspondence - Craig Taylor

Box 1, Folder 41

Student - Drach

Box 1, Folder 42

Monroe Hirsch, correspondence

Box 1, Folder 43

Monroe Hirsch, corresp. Eye

Box 1, Folder 44

Borden stereoscope

Box 1, Folder 45

Misc. correspondence

Box 1, Folder 46

Biometrics meeting

Box 1, Folder 47

Biometric outline

Box 1, Folder 48

Biometrics corresp.

Box 1, Folder 49

Rashevsky's book

Box 1, Folder 50

The evolution of a lesson in biometry

Box 1, Folder 51

Biometry, rainfall at Mountain View

Box 1, Folder 52

Students, medical school

Box 1, Folder 53

Admissions

Box 1, Folder 54

Corresp. Shuster

Box 1, Folder 55

Shelokov, corresp.

Box 1, Folder 56

Education, corresp.

Box 1, Folder 57

Stanford Memorials

Box 1, Folder 58

Articles on optometry

Box 1, Folder 59

Diploma, MA/Stanford

Box 1, Folder 60

Corresp. Smithsonian

Box 1, Folder 61

Employment and Beraueu of fisheries

Box 1, Folder 62

Statistics, Medical School

Box 1, Folder 63

Statistics

Box 1, Folder 64

Lectures and Statistics

Box 1, Folder 65

Moments

Box 1, Folder 66

Statistics and Corresp.

Box 1, Folder 67

Pugettia Producta

Box 1, Folder 68

News clippings

Box 1, Folder 69

Family pictures

Box 1, Folder 70

Family clippings

Box 1, Folder 71

Family documents

Box 1, Folder 72

Lay sermon

Box 1, Folder 73

Prof . of German, Charley Reining

 

Articles and Dissertations

Box 2

Stanford dissertations and articles by Weymouth

Scope and Content Note

Not copies of Weymouth's own thesis and dissertation
 

Notebooks of Weymouth

Box 3

Notebooks of Weymouth (10)

 

Syllabus' of classes taught by Weymouth

Box 4

Syllabus' of classes taught by Weymouth

 

Correspondence, Documents and Notes

Box 5, Folder 1

Diplomas

Box 5, Folder 2

Corresp., OPJ (Jenkins)

Box 5, Folder 3

Stanford notebook

Box 5, Folder 4

Tape - memorial service for Weymouth

Box 5, Folder 5

Family documents

Box 5, Folder 6

Alumni documents

Box 5, Folder 7

Jour. of the Calif. Optometry Assoc.

Box 5, Folder 8

Bio. on Weymouth

Box 5, Folder 9

Amer. J. of Optometry

Box 5, Folder 10

Corresp. To Mrs. T. Deirup

Box 5, Folder 11

Frank Weymouth Memorial

Box 5, Folder 12

Bulletin of Lectures

Box 5, Folder 13

Newspaper clipping

Box 5, Folder 14

Dates of family

Box 5, Folder 15

Personal, biography

Box 5, Folder 16

American Historical Co. Corresp.

Box 5, Folder 17

Medical class pictures

Box 5, Folder 18

Memorials and newsclippings

Box 5, Folder 19

Bibliography of F. W. Weymouth

Box 5, Folder 20

Personal data

Box 5, Folder 21

Employment record at Stanford

Box 5, Folder 22

Misc. speeches

 

Correspondence and Notebooks

Box 6, Folder 1

A poem

Box 6, Folder 2

Corres. Kirby Page

Box 6, Folder 3

Accident saved by dates

Box 6, Folder 4

Biography

Box 6, Folder 5

Correspondence, personal unsorted

Box 6, Folder 6

Corresp. 1922

Box 6, Folder 7

Corresp. Misc.

Box 6, Folder 8

Memorial letters about Frank W. Weymouth

Box 6, Folder 9

Consultant case, vignette

Box 6, Folder 10

Corresp.

Box 6, Folder 11

News clippings

Box 6, Folder 12

Unitarian, corresp.

Box 6, Folder 13

Employment, corresp.

Box 6, Folder 14

Letter files, FWW

Box 6, Folder 15

Mixed corresp.

Box 6, Folder 16

Letters mostly biographic

Box 6, Folder 17

Unsorted letters

Box 6, Folder 18

English, 1906-1907

Box 6, Folder 19

Notebook

Box 6, Folder 20

Verse

Box 6, Folder 21

Worse

Box 6, Folder 22

Book review

 

Correspondence

Box 7, Folder 1

Palo Alto tree, history

Box 7, Folder 2

Margaret Miller

Box 7, Folder 3

Alice Weymouth

Box 7, Folder 4

Mrs. F. W. Weymouth Corresp.

Box 7, Folder 5

Proof of birth paper

Box 7, Folder 6

The Tahoma

Box 7, Folder 7

Pageant Pictures

Box 7, Folder 8

Mostly prose

Box 7, Folder 9

Prose

 

Correspondence, clams

Box 8, Folder 1

Annual report 1929

Box 8, Folder 2

Tirela young

Box 8, Folder 3

Kirkak

Box 8, Folder 4

Oil pollution, S.F. Bay

Box 8, Folder 5

Runner upon Piamo clam

Box 8, Folder 6

Correspondence

Box 8, Folder 7

Growth symposium

Box 8, Folder 8

Parts and cycles of growth

Box 8, Folder 9

Kleifer

Box 8, Folder 10

Growth

Box 8, Folder 11

Clam growth

Box 8, Folder 12

Discussion of compensatory growth

Box 8, Folder 13

Clam razor growth

Box 8, Folder 14

Body size metabolism etc

Box 8, Folder 15

Animals, metabolism

Box 8, Folder 16

Discarded from growth paper

Box 8, Folder 17

Oscar W. Richards

Box 8, Folder 18

Clam, correspondence

Box 8, Folder 19

Clam growth correspondence

Box 8, Folder 20

Tivela general talk, clam

Box 8, Folder 21

Drawings clam

Box 8, Folder 22

Coefficient of variability

Box 8, Folder 23

Copy of articles for publication

Box 8, Folder 24

Spawning season

Box 8, Folder 25

Clam

 

Correspondence on clams

Box 9, Folder 1

Clam

Box 9, Folder 2

Tirela adult ring and total size

Box 9, Folder 3

Razor clam

Box 9, Folder 4

Systematic razor clam

Box 9, Folder 5

Curve fitting

Box 9, Folder 6

_ Adult (Mexico)

Box 9, Folder 7

1919 variations _

Box 9, Folder 8

Length/weight

Box 9, Folder 9

Ring I, 1919

Box 9, Folder 10

Length ring I, 1918

Box 9, Folder 11

Siliqua

Box 9, Folder 12

Variability D. etc.

Box 9, Folder 13

Rubour growth

Box 9, Folder 14

Form summary - relative growth

Box 9, Folder 15

Growth

Box 9, Folder 16

Growth and Metabolism

Box 9, Folder 17

Growth talk Berkeley, Pacific Grove, 1929

Box 9, Folder 18

Handbook of biological data

Box 9, Folder 19

Journal club data records

Box 9, Folder 20

Journal club growth

Box 9, Folder 21

Respiratory movements and regulation

Box 9, Folder 22

Group II eye movements

Box 9, Folder 23

Huxley separates

Box 9, Folder 24

Growth and Metabolism

Box 9, Folder 25

Corres. Physiology

Box 9, Folder 26

Physiology B _

Box 9, Folder 27

Mixed observation (own)

 

Correspondence and Notes, Physiology

Box 10, Folder 1

Cutaneous receptors tempt.

Box 10, Folder 2

Temperature

Box 10, Folder 3

Unsorted notes and suggestions

Box 10, Folder 4

Physiology 155

Box 10, Folder 5

Harvard apparatus

Box 10, Folder 6

Admission

Box 10, Folder 7

Nerve conductors

Box 10, Folder 8

Physiology introduction

Box 10, Folder 9

Physiology 153

Box 10, Folder 10

Outline of lectures

Box 10, Folder 11

Physiology 205

Box 10, Folder 12

Weymouth criticisms

Box 10, Folder 13

Physiology class

Box 10, Folder 14

Example of exam questions

Box 10, Folder 15

Physiology 1918

Box 10, Folder 16

Hamilton correspondence

Box 10, Folder 17

Correspondence, Physiology Stanford

Box 10, Folder 18

Verse duplicates

Box 10, Folder 19

Poetry saved

Box 10, Folder 20

Notebook

Box 10, Folder 21

Phi Betta Kappa 1912

Box 10, Folder 22

Historical correspondence on chapter "Eye"

 

Correspondence, and Misc.

Box 11, Folder 1

Colonial Play

Box 11, Folder 2

El Profeta own copy

Box 11, Folder 3

Alice Weymouth "Palo Alto Tree"

Box 11, Folder 4

Addis

Box 11, Folder 5

Talk 1948

Box 11, Folder 6

Academic freedom

Box 11, Folder 7

Political mis.

Box 11, Folder 8

Medical

Box 11, Folder 9

Political talks

Box 11, Folder 10

Citizens committee

Box 11, Folder 11

Pauling Dinner

Box 11, Folder 12

Investigative committee

Box 11, Folder 13

Alice J. Weymouth

Box 11, Folder 14

Letters FWW to Mary

Box 11, Folder 15

Family letter 1927

Box 11, Folder 16

Notes on "Thot"

Box 11, Folder 17

Notes on philosophy

Box 11, Folder 18

Phsiology class notes

Box 11, Folder 19

Physiology

Box 11, Folder 20

Blom Lecture notes

 

Datebooks, Corresp., Textbooks

Box 12

Elements of Physiology by Weymouth

Box 12

Primary Lessons in Human Physiology by Weymouth

Box 12

Advanced Lessons in human Physiology by Weymouth

Box 12

Physiology and Hygiene by Weymouth

Box 12

Notebook on Biometry

Box 12

Notebook on Physiology 153

Box 12

Publications by the Institute of Marine Science

 

Books and articles

Box 13

Autographed articles

Box 13

Autograph book

Box 13

Articles by Stanford profs.

 

Lecture notes

Box 13

2 file Drawers

 

Correspondence and notes on fish and shrimp

Box 15, Folder 1

Shrimp corresp.

Box 15, Folder 2

Shrimp paper

Box 15, Folder 3

Shrimp

Box 15, Folder 4

Shrimp corresp. Unsorted

Box 15, Folder 5

Correspondence

Box 15, Folder 6

Fisheries unsorted corresp.

Box 15, Folder 7

New Orleans corresp.

Box 15, Folder 8

Shrimp notes

Box 15, Folder 9

Shrimp report

Box 15, Folder 10

Fisheries unsorted corresp.

Box 15, Folder 11

Fisheries unsorted corresp.

Box 15, Folder 12

Fisheries unsorted corresp.

Box 15, Folder 13

More fisheries corresp. Un-sorted

Box 15, Folder 14

Cockle growth paper

Box 15, Folder 15

Crab corresp.

 

Correspondence and notes on Crabs

Box 16, Folder 1

Physiology, Pacific Grove

Box 16, Folder 2

Fisheres reading lists

Box 16, Folder 3

Talk on Alaska

Box 16, Folder 4

Donald MacKay

Box 16, Folder 5

Corresp. Crab metabolism

Box 16, Folder 6

Crab paper

Box 16, Folder 7

Crabs

Box 16, Folder 8

Crab metabolism

Box 16, Folder 9

Crab poem

Box 16, Folder 10

Pugettia producta

Box 16, Folder 11

Pugettia producta, summer 39

Box 16, Folder 12

Imaginal molt

Box 16, Folder 13

Molting records not complete

Box 16, Folder 14

Size at maturity

Box 16, Folder 15

Pugettia producta summer 38

Box 16, Folder 16

Mackay

Box 16, Folder 17

Key to Monterey Brachyura

Box 16, Folder 18

Key to Monterey Brachyura

Box 16, Folder 19

Key to Monterey Brachyura

Box 16, Folder 20

Clam

Box 16, Folder 21

Corresp. Fisheries

Box 16, Folder 22

Corresp. Willis Rich

Box 16, Folder 23

Mussell poisoning

Box 16, Folder 24

Zoo field trips

Box 16, Folder 25

Notebook on containing species studies

Box 16, Folder 26

Slugs corresp.

Box 16, Folder 27

Mixed

Box 16, Folder 28

Phd. Candidate reading list

Box 16, Folder 29

"The inheritance of acquired Characteristics"

Box 16, Folder 30

Man as a unique organism

Box 16, Folder 31

Diagram of tuber species

Box 16, Folder 32

History of cell theory

Box 16, Folder 33

Notes on Greek Science

Box 16, Folder 34

Graphs for reports

Box 16, Folder 35

Physiology 253

 

Correspondence, clams, eye and notes on the eye

Box 17, Folder 1

Corresp. Re clams

Box 17, Folder 2

Eye

Box 17, Folder 3

Capacities of retina

Box 17, Folder 4

Exercie in man

Box 17, Folder 5

Anisooxypia

Box 17, Folder 6

Various notes on the eye

Box 17, Folder 7

Eye problem notes

Box 17, Folder 8

Eye notes and lecture

Box 17, Folder 9

Convergence

Box 17, Folder 10

Vision

Box 17, Folder 11

Flimmerskotom (FWW)

Box 17, Folder 12

Binocular vision

Box 17, Folder 13

Notes on refraction

Box 17, Folder 14

MS and notes

Box 17, Folder 15

Scientific material "Vision of Aging Parent"

Box 17, Folder 16

Notes on squint

Box 17, Folder 17

Zajackowska

Box 17, Folder 18

Notes on separate eye

Box 17, Folder 19

Class experiments, eye

Box 17, Folder 20

Myopia

Box 17, Folder 21

Lens in congenital cataract

Box 17, Folder 22

Talks

Box 17, Folder 23

Correspondence

Box 17, Folder 24

Lenses

Box 18, Folder 1

Correspondence, In

Box 18, Folder 2

Correspondence, In

Box 18, Folder 3

Correspondence, In

Box 18, Folder 4

Correspondence, Out

Box 18, Folder 5

Photographs of equipment

Box 18, Folder 6

Vision (Eye) studies

Box 18, Folder 7

Vision (Eye) studies

Box 18, Folder 8

Physiology I, 1907-1909

Box 18, Folder 9

Physiology V

Box 18, Folder 10

Physiology VI, lecture notes

Box 19, Folder 1

Vision (Eye) studies

Box 19, Folder 2

Vision (Eye) studies

Box 19, Folder 3

Vision (Eye) studies

Box 19, Folder 4

Physiology 105

Box 19, Folder 5

Physiology 105

Box 19, Folder 6

Biometry 176

Box 19, Folder 7

Thesis on Bullfrog

Box 19, Folder 8

Weymouth lecture notes

Box 19, Folder 9

Correspondence, papers and drawings on the Crab

Box 20, Folder 1

Correspondence and papers on Clams and Mussels

Box 20, Folder 2

Correspondence and papers on Clams and Mussels

Box 20, Folder 3

Miscellaneous papers

Box 20, Folder 4

Miscellaneous papers

Box 21, Folder 1

Grade Reports, 1893-1905

Box 21, Folder 2

Commencement programs (Aberdeen and Tacoma schools)

Box 21, Folder 3

Misc. school papers

Box 21, Folder 4

Grammar school compositions

Box 21, Folder 5

Grammar school notebook

Box 21, Folder 6

Copybooks (grammar school)

Box 21, Folder 7

Pressed flowers in composition book (Tacoma)

Box 21, Folder 8

Botany notebook, high school

Box 21, Folder 9

Botany notebook, high school

Box 21, Folder 10

Loose items from botany notebook (in folder 9)

Box 21, Folder 11

Physical geography notebook, Tacoma High School

Box 21, Folder 12

Physical geography notebook, Tacoma High School

Box 22, Folder 1

Poetry notebook, ca. 1904

Box 22, Folder 2

The Tahoma, student publication, 1904-1905

Box 22, Folder 3

Zoology notebook, Tacoma High School

Box 22, Folder 4

LSJU, Recommendation for Exemption from Entrance Examinations for Frank W. Weymouth, June 1905

Box 22, Folder 5

Apparatus notes

Box 22, Folder 6

Comparative anatomy notebook (Prof. Snyder), with drawings

Box 22, Folder 7

Notebook on crabs, with photographs

Box 22, Folder 8

Notebook on crustacea, with photograph and drawings

Box 22, Folder 9

Embryology drawings

Box 23, Folder 1

English notes, 1906

Box 23, Folder 2

English 6, course materials and notes, 1906

Box 23, Folder 3

Histology 9, ca. 1910

Box 23, Folder 4

Drawings of the human brain

Box 23, Folder 5

Invertebrates, drawings and notes, 1907

Box 23, Folder 6

Invertebrate embryology (Prof. Heath), 1909

Box 23, Folder 7

Neurology, 1909, course materials, tests, drawings

Box 23, Folder 8

Physiology 2 and 3, 1906 - 1907, notes and charts

Box 23, Folder 9

Zoology I (Prof. Price), notes and drawings

Box 23, Folder 10

Diary, 1901

Box 23, Folder 11

Diary, 1906 Feb. - May (with account of earthquake)

Box 23, Folder 12

Miscellaneous non-school item: several booklets on health by Dr. Edward B. Warman; postcard to Weymouth