Inventory of the Francis Marion Summers Correspondence

Sara Gunasekara and Linda Trach
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Summers, Francis Marion, 1906-
Title: Francis Marion Summers Correspondence
Date (inclusive): 1945-1951
Extent: 1.2 linear feet
Abstract: Francis Marion Summers (1906-1994) served as Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Davis from 1947-1973. His research centered on the Oriental Fruit Moth and insect pests of almond and stone fruits. His correspondence, which spans the years 1945-1951, contains letters with chemical companies, farmers, and researchers regarding agricultural pests and their control.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-482
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Francis Marion Summers was born in Fredericktown, Missouri on June 8, 1906. He graduated from high school in Calexico, California, and attended Junior College in El Centro. He received his A.B. in zoology from University of California, Berkeley and his M.A. in 1932 and Ph.D. in 1935 in biology from Columbia University. His Ph.D. dissertation was on cytology of ciliate protozoa.
He taught biology courses, including human anatomy, at Bard College, Columbia University; Cornell University Medical College; and CCNY between 1934 and 1943.
In 1943, he came to California to work for the California State Department of Agriculture as an entomologist. He joined the University of California in 1944 and was stationed at Dinuba, where he began his research on the Oriental Fruit Moth. In 1947, he was transferred to the Davis campus where he spent the remainder of his career studying insect pests of almond and stone fruits.
At the University of California, Davis, Frank taught undergraduate courses in insect morphology and acarology, the study of mites. Summers passed away on July 15, 1994 in Woodland, California.
Source:
Thorp, Robbin W., Bacon, Oscar G., Judson, Charles L. "Francis Marion Summers." In Memoriam. Academic Senate, "Francis Marion Summers." In Memoriam. Academic Senate,   Accessed August 25, 2008.

Scope and Content

The 1.2 linear feet of the Francis Marion Summers Correspondence spans the years 1945-1951. The correspondence contains letters with chemical companies, farmers, and researchers regarding agricultural pests and their control.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Outgoing, 2. Incoming, 3. Third Party, 4. Indices.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Summers, Francis Marion, 1906---Archives.
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
Agricultural pests--Control--Research
Entomology--Research

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Student employee Linda Trach processed this collection under the supervision of Collections Manager Sara Gunasekara.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Francis Marion Summers Correspondence, D-482, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis 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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Outgoing 1945-1951

Physical Description: 168 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:1

Almond Facts 1949 December 1

Box 1:2

American Midland Naturalist 1950 October 11

Box 1:3

Amos, E.W. 1949 June 16

Box 1:4

Anderson, W. 1949-1950

Box 1:5

Antiquarian Book Sellers 1949 May 13

Box 1:6

Armitage, H.M. 1945

Box 1:7

Arp, B. 1950 September 12

Box 1:8

Baker, E.W. 1948-1951

Box 1:9

Beine, Bryan P. 1949 December 12

Box 1:10

Benedict, Frank 1950 September 26

Box 1:11

Bennett, Fred 1951 February 1

Box 1:12

Berryman, P.C. 1949 June 29

Box 1:13

Bigger, J.E. 1948 July 12

Box 1:14

Bowman, Abe 1951 January 15

Box 1:15

Break, R.A. 1948-1951

Box 1:16

Burchell, Irvin M. 1949 June 20

Box 1:17

Cardell, Henry 1949 September 21

Box 1:18

Cramer, E.J. 1949 May 26

Box 1:19

Cranston, William 1948 November 3

Box 1:20

Chapin, R.S. 1950 January 11

Box 1:21

Charles, Fred 1949-1950

Box 1:22

Chen, T.T. 1951 March 6

Box 1:23

Paul Chevalier et Fils 1949 December 12

Box 1:24

Cole, Walter E. 1950 June 2

Box 1:25

Columbia University Press 1950 March 17

Box 1:26

Cooper, John P. 1949 June 30

Box 1:27

Craig, R. 1949 August 26

Box 1:28

Creighton, D.E. 1949 August 26

Box 1:29

Criswell, H.B. 1950

Box 1:30

Crum, E.R. 1950 June 5

Box 1:31

Division of Entomology, Department of Agriculture 1950 January 6

Box 1:32

Detar, James 1951 March 16

Box 1:33

Detar, V.W. et al 1951 April 10

Box 1:34

DeVere, E.C. 1951 May 31

Box 1:35

Dickson, R.C. 1950 March 27

Box 1:36

Dillingham, C.D. 1950 June 26

Box 1:37

E.P. Dutton Company 1949 May 5

Box 1:38

Edwards, Charles H. 1949 December 9

Box 1:39

Essig, E.O. 1948-1949

Box 1:40

Ferguson, Claude 1949 June 29

Box 1:41

Ferris, C.A. 1949-1951

Box 1:42

Ferris, G.F. 1950

Box 1:43

Fiske, John N. 1950 January 13

Box 1:44

Flanders, Stanley E. 1950-1951

Box 1:45

Food Machinery Corporation 1950 February 20

Box 1:46

Frank, Edwards 1951 March 27

Box 1:47

Furman, Deane P. 1948 December 3

Box 1:48

Gallagher, C.E. 1949 June 24

Box 1:49

Garman, Philip 1949-1950

Box 1:50

Gassil, Carol 1951 February 8

Box 1:51

Geigy Company Inc. 1950 April 19

Box 1:52

Goecke Und Evers 1950 October 2

Box 1:53

Graham, J.D. 1948 October 8

Box 1:54

Gray, Gene W., Jr. 1951 April 27

Box 1:55

Grell, Karl G. 1949-1950

Box 1:56

Green & Co. Ltd. 1949 January 5

Box 1:57

Stechert Hafner Co. Inc. 1948 October 14

Box 1:58

Hall, Mel 1949 June 14

Box 1:59

Hamsher, C.A. 1951

Box 1:60

Hansen, H.N. 1951 March 16

Box 1:61

Hardman, N.F. 1950 October 12

Box 1:62

Hardy, Charles H. 1951 June 22

Box 1:63

Helwig, H.W. 1949 September 6

Box 1:64

Henrich, Louis J. 1949 August 3

Box 1:65

Hensill, G.S. 1949-1950

Box 1:66

Hicks, Ellis A. 1950 April 26

Box 1:67

Hodson, Ed 1949 June 21

Box 1:68

Hoffman, Anita 1949 September 20

Box 1:69

Holmberg, Dave 1949-1951

Box 1:70

Hopkins, C.A. 1950 June 19

Box 1:71

Huffaker, Carl B. 1949 January 19

Box 1:72

Ingebretsen, Karl H. 1951 January 9

Box 1:73

International Exchange Office 1950 September 6

Box 1:74

Issenhour, L.L. 1949-1951

Box 1:75

Jameson, E.W. 1949

Box 1:76

John, C.A. 1949 October 11

Box 1:77

Johnson, Walter J. 1949 September 21

Box 1:78

Kagy, J.F. 1951 May 4

Box 1:79

Keifer, H.H. 1951

Box 1:80

Kirby, Harold 1949-1950

Box 1:81

Kirkpatrick, A.F. 1948-1949

Box 1:82

Klaich, Michael 1951 March 6

Box 1:83

Klamt, R.H. 1951 February 19

Box 1:84

Knowlton, G.F. 1949-1951

Box 1:85

Kritzler, Henry 1950 May 9

Box 1:86

Lane, M.B. 1949 March 10

Box 1:87

LeChevalier, Paul 1950 March 14

Box 1:88

Liston, Emory E. 1949 March 23

Box 1:89

Long, Jack 1949-1950

Box 1:90

Lyons, Torrey 1948 April 12

Box 1:91

MacMillian Publishing Co. 1949 May 5

Box 1:92

Madsen, Harold 1951

Box 1:93

Matthews, Bentley B. 1950-1951

Box 1:94

Maysonove, Rene E. 1950 May 2

Box 1:95

McClure, John 1949 June 28

Box 1:96

McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc. 1949 May 4

Box 1:97

McGregor, E.A. 1948

Box 1:98

McLaughlin Gormley King Co. 1950 August 15

Box 1:99

Meschendorf, Henry 1950-1951

Box 1:100

Meserve, F.G. 1949 October 11

Box 1:101

Meyer, Robert J. 1950 August 3

Box 1:102

Miller, Milton D. 1950

Box 1:103

Miller, Ross 1948-1949

Box 1:104

Moore, Ed. 1951 June 25

Box 1:105

Moore, Joseph B. 1950 August 28

Box 1:106

Moyer, S.R. 1951 May 8

Box 1:107

Murray, Leo E. 1949 May 9

Box 1:108

Nail, Jack R. 1949

Box 1:109

Nathurhistorisk Museum 1951 January 18

Box 1:110

Nesbitt, H.H.J. 1948-1949

Box 1:111

Newman, George B. 1950 August 16

Box 2:1

O'Conner, A.C. 1949 June 16

Box 2:2

Oliphant, J.D. 1948 June 1

Box 2:3

Parker, Roy 1950 August 3

Box 2:4

Parker, W.B. 1949-1950

Box 2:5

Peairs, L.M. 1948-1949

Box 2:6

Pedrique, A. Ron 1949 December 12

Box 2:7

Persing, C.O. 1951 February 13

Box 2:8

Phelps, Martin G. 1949 June 21

Box 2:9

Pilhashy, B.M. 1949 June 6

Box 2:10

Plumb, C.W. 1948 December 15

Box 2:11

Polston, C.J. 1949-1950

Box 2:12

Presley, C.C. 1948 September 3

Box 2:13

Pritchard, A.E. 1949-1950

Box 2:14

Rizzi, A.D. 1948 August 10

Box 2:15

Ross, Herbert 1949 May 5

Box 2:16

Sanborn, Ross R. 1949-1950

Box 2:17

Schmidt, F.H. 1948 September 9

Box 2:18

Schoemaker, E.K. 1949 June 24

Box 2:19

Sciaroni, R.H. 1950 June 12

Box 2:20

Scott David B. 1949

Box 2:21

Session, A.C. 1950 July 5

Box 2:22

Sherman, John D. 1949

Box 2:23

Sipe, Paul R. 1950 August 3

Box 2:24

Smith, A.M. 1950 July 14

Box 2:25

Smith, Gordon L. 1951 February 14

Box 2:26

Smith, Leslie 1945-1946

Box 2:27

Smith, Steve H. 1950

Box 2:28

Soupal, George 1949 May 25

Box 2:29

Stahl, W.F., Jr. 1949 November 21

Box 2:30

Stalker, W. Glenn 1950 April 6

Box 2:31

Stamas, Mrs. Thomas 1949 November 25

Box 2:32

Stanford University Press 1951 March 28

Box 2:33

Stanger, Ward 1950 August 21

Box 2:34

Stauffer Chemical Company 1950 August 23

Box 2:35

Stechert-Hafner, Inc. 1948-1950

Box 2:36

Steinen, Otto P. 1950

Box 2:37

Stewart, Doane 1950-1951

Box 2:38

Strandtmann, R.W. 1949 September 6

Box 2:39

Stuckey, Ben N. 1949 June 21

Box 2:40

Thomas, H.O., Jr. 1951 May 11

Box 2:41

Thompson, H.K. 1949 November 21

Box 2:42

Thurman, Ernestine 1949 November 10

Box 2:43

Togashi, Satoru 1950 May 11

Box 2:44

Tragardh, Ivar 1951 March 27

Box 2:45

Turner, J.A. 1950 September 8

Box 2:46

Vannucci, Fred E. 1950 August 11

Box 2:47

Volz, A.G. 1948-1951

Box 2:48

Wampler, E.L. 1951

Box 2:49

Washburn, Henry 1948 August 3

Box 2:50

Waterland, J.S. 1951 June 21

Box 2:51

Westervelt, Frances L. 1950 June 28

Box 2:52

Whittaker, Robert H. 1950 August 10

Box 2:53

Willmann, Carl 1949 March 11

Box 2:54

Womersley, H. 1951 May 4

Box 2:55

Wood, A. 1950 June 2

Box 2:56

Wood, Ray 1949 January 12

Box 2:57

Zukel, John W. 1950

 

Series 2. Incoming 1945-1951

Physical Description: 68 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 2:58

Amos, E.W. 1949 June 14

Box 2:59

Arp, B. 1950 September 4

Box 2:60

Benedict, Frank 1950 September 25

Box 2:61

Bennett, Fred 1951 January 28

Box 2:62

Bowman, Abe 1951 January 3

Box 2:63

Burcehll Nursery 1949 June 16

Box 2:64

Cardell, Henry 1949 September 15

Box 2:65

Chapin, R.S. 1950 January 7

Box 2:66

Chen, T.T. 1951 February 28

Box 2:67

Cole, Walter E. 1950 May 29

Box 2:68

Cooper, John P. 1949 June 20

Box 2:69

Cramer, E.J. 1949 May 19

Box 2:70

Cranston, William 1948 October 30

Box 2:71

Criswell, H.B. 1950 January 19

Box 2:72

Crosby, P.B. 1949 June 24

Box 2:73

DeVere, E.C. 1951 May 24

Box 2:74

Dillingham, C.D. undated

Box 2:75

Edwards, Charles H. 1949 December 6

Box 2:76

Ferguson, Claude 1949

Box 2:77

Ferris, C.A. 1951 February 7

Box 2:78

Food Machinery Corporation 1950 February 28

Box 2:79

Gallagher, C.E. 1949 June 17

Box 2:80

Gray, Gene W., Jr. 1951 April 23

Box 2:81

Hall, Mel 1949 June 8

Box 2:82

Helwig, H.W. 1949 August 31

Box 2:83

Henrich, Louis J. 1949 July 22

Box 2:84

Hodson, E. 1949 June 17

Box 2:85

Holloway, James K. 1946 April 1

Box 2:86

Jameson, E.W. 1949 June 21

Box 2:87

John C.A. 1949 October 1

Box 2:88

Klaich, Michael 1951 March 1

Box 2:89

Knowlton, G.F. 1949 December 14

Box 2:90

Lane, M.B. 1949 March 7

Box 2:91

Liston, Emory E. 1949 March 18

Box 2:92

Maysonove, Rene E. 1950 April 29

Box 2:93

Meschendorf, Henry 1951 January 16

Box 2:94

Meserve, F.G. 1949 October 6

Box 2:95

Meyer, Robert J. 1950 July 27

Box 2:96

Moore, Ed. 1951 June 21

Box 2:97

Murray, Leo E. undated

Box 2:98

Oliphant, J.D. 1948 May 24

Box 2:99

Panther, Reginald H. 1947 August 3

Box 2:100

Parker, Roy 1950 July 27

Box 2:101

Pedrique, A. Ron 1949 December 3

Box 2:102

Phelps, Martin G. 1949 June 20

Box 2:103

Pilhashy, B.M. 1949 June 1

Box 2:104

Plumb, C.W. 1948 December 13

Box 2:105

Polston, C.J. 1950 May 2

Box 3:1

Presley, C.C. 1948 September 01

Box 3:2

Pritchard, Earl A. 1948 August 1

Box 3:3

Rizzi, A.D. 1948 July 30

Box 3:4

Schmidt, F.H. 1948 September 5

Box 3:5

Schoemaker, E.K. 1949 June 17

Box 3:6

Sessions, A.C. 1950 June 28

Box 3:7

Sipe, Paul R. 1950 July 29

Box 3:8

Smith, A.M. 1950 July 11

Box 3:9

Smith, Leslie 1945-1946

Box 3:10

Smith, Steve H. 1950 February 11

Box 3:11

Soupal, George 1949 May 23

Box 3:12

Stahl, W.F. Jr. 1949 November 16

Box 3:13

Stamas, Mrs. Thomas 1949 November 19

Box 3:14

Thompson, H.K. 1949 November 16

Box 3:15

Togashi, Satoru 1950 May 6

Box 3:16

Volz, A.G. 1948-1951

Box 3:17

Waterland, J.S. 1951 June 19

Box 3:18

Westervelt, Frances L. 1950 June 23

Box 3:19

Wood, A. 1950 May 29

Box 3:20

Zukel, John W. 1950 January 20

 

Series 3. Third Party 1949-1951

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

Letters that are to or between individuals other than Summers. Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 3:21

Break, Richard A. to Stanley F. Bailey 1951 January 8

Box 3:22

Condit, Ira J. to W.P. Tufts 1949 June 14

Box 3:23

Creighton, D.E. to Wayne Weeks 1949 August 18

Box 3:24

Hardy, Charles H. to Stanley F. Bailey 1951 June 21

Box 3:25

Hensill, G.S. to Stanley F. Bailey 1949 November 28

Box 3:26

Neil, Jack R. to Stanley F. Bailey 1949 January 31

Box 3:27

Sanborn, Ross R. to Stanley F. Bailey 1950 May 1

Box 3:28

Sciaroni, R.H. to W.H. Lange 1950 June 7

Box 3:29

Stafford, E.M. to John L. Quail 1949-1950

 

Series 4. Indices 1948-1951

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains 2 alphabetical indices of Summer's correspondence.
Box 3:30

Index of correspondence 1948-1950

Box 3:31

Index of correspondence 1950-1951