Guide to the Willie Chambers Papers, (bulk 1891-1964)

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Guide to the Willie Chambers Papers, (bulk 1891-1964)

Collection number: BANC MSS 67/131 c

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University of California, Berkeley

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Processed by:
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Date Completed:
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© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Willie Chambers Papers,
Date (bulk): (bulk 1891-1964)
Collection Number: BANC MSS 67/131 c
Creator: Chambers, Willie, 1878-1966
Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes, 1 carton, 1 portfolio Linear feet: 2
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence, miscellaneous papers and photographs, relating to his interest in ornithology. Included are some records of the Cooper Ornithological Club, 1961-1964.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Willie Chambers Papers, BANC MSS 67/131 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The papers of W. Lee Chambers were a gift of Mrs. Harvey T. Anderson on February 20, 1967.

Scope and Content

The Papers of W. Lee Chambers relate mainly to his active interest in ornithology, most specifically to the collection of skins and eggs. They also contain records of the Cooper Ornithological Club of which he was business manager for many years. Glass plate negatives, primarily of Santa Monica at the turn of the century, and miscellaneous printed materials have been turned over to picture and book catalogers for separate cataloging.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Outgoing letters, 1901-1950, arranged chronologically

 

Incoming letters, A-G, including A-Z miscellany for single letters. A partial list of correspondents is appended at end of report.

Box 2

Incoming letters, H-Z

 

Stone, Lois C: In Memoriam: W. Lee Chambers (Reprint from The Auk)

carton Carton

Cooper Ornithological Club:

See also portfolio

 

Membership lists

 

Business manager's reports, 1901-1926

 

Misc. financial records, including inventories and expenditures for the Avifauna, the Condor, and Grayson plates.

 

Ledger of accounts, 1926-1930

 

Misc. reports, etc.

 

Address file and seals

 

Notes and clippings re California Condor

 

Bird lists

 

Maps of Santa Monica, Long Beach, and Pasadena

 

Misc., including collector's permits; photographs and glass plate negatives, mainly of birds' nests and eggs

portfolio Portfolio

Statistical charts of Cooper Ornithological Club for Condor, Avifauna, etc.

Partial List of Correspondents

 

A-Z Miscellany

 

American Ornithologists' Union

 

Letter, Oct. 28, 1902, by William Dutcher

 

Bailey, Laura (Beatty) Law (Mrs. Harold Harris Bailey)

 

Letter, Oct. 24, 1962

 

British Museum (Nat. Hist.)

 

Letter, Sept. 3, 1902, by W. R. Ogilvie-Grant

 

California Academy of Sciences

 

Letter, June 14, 1905, by Leverett Mills Loomis

 

Fisher, Walter Kenrick, 1878-

 

Letter, Jan 25, 1903

 

Miller, Alden Holmes, 1906-1965

 

Letter, Jan. 28, 1964

 

Miller, Loye Holmes, 1874-

 

Letter, Apr. 13, 1964

 

Storer, Tracy Irwin, 1889-

 

Letter, Aug. 20, 1920

 

U.S. National Zoological Park

 

Letter, Feb. 5, 1903, by Frank Baker

 

Zoological Society of Philadelphia

 

Letter, Apr. 17, 1905, by A. E. Brown

 

Baker, Frank, 1841-1918

see U.S. National Zoological Park

 

Barlow, Chester, 1873?-1902

 

17 letters, 1901-1902.

Additional Note

Some as editor of Condor and as treasurer, Cooper Club.
 

Bent, Arthur Cleveland, 1866-

 

21 letters, 1916-1946.

 

Brown, Arthur Erwin, 1850-1910

see Zoological Society of Philadelphia

 

Childs, John Lewis

 

17 letters, 1901-1919.

 

Daggett, Frank S.

 

4 letters, 1901-1902.

Additional Note

Some as president, Cooper Club, Southern Division.
 

Dawson, Frances E. (Mrs. W. Leon Dawson)

 

3 letters, 1939-1944.

 

Dawson, William Leon, 1873-1928

 

97 letters, 1907-1924.

Additional Note

Mainly re publication of Birds of California. Ms., "Quillayute Bird-Names" and misc. re Birds of California and the International Museum of Oology at end of folder.
 

Dickey, Donald Ryder, 1887-1932

 

2 letters, 1920.

 

Dunn, Harry H., 1879-1932

 

11 letters, 1901-1902.

 

Dutcher, William, 1846-1920

see American Ornithologists Union

 

Emerson, W. Otto

 

6 letters, 1902-1906.

 

Fuertes, Luis Agassiz, 1874-1927

 

2 letters, 1905.

 

Grinnell, Joseph, 1877-1939

 

17 letters, 1901-1920.

 

Hillyer, Curtis, 1872-

 

2 letters, 1925.

See also South Moulton Company.

 

Howard, O. W.

 

45 letters, 1901-1902.

 

Lattin, Frank H.

 

3 letters, 1901-1902.

 

Law, John Eugene, d. 1931

 

14 letters, 1902-1920.

 

Loomis, Leverett Mills, 1857-1928

see California Academy of Sciences

 

Morcom, G. Frean

 

16 letters, 1901-1902.

 

Ogilvie-Grant, William Robert, 1863-1924

see British Museum (Nat. Hist.)

 

Ravenel, William de Chastignier, 1859-

see Smithsonian Institution

 

Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918

see Smithsonian Institution

 

Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929

 

2 letters, 1902-1903.

 

Robertson, Howard

 

16 letters, 1901-1902.

Additional Note

Some as secretary, Cooper Club, Southern Division.
 

Smithsonian Institution

 

3 letters, 1902, by W. de C. Ravenel and R. Rathbun.

 

South Moulton Company

 

3 letters, 1925-1926.

Additional Note

One signed by Curtis Hillyer, q. v. Re publication of Birds of California.
 

Stone, Witmer, 1866-1939

 

2 letters, 1902-1905.

Additional Note

Re condor holdings in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
 

Swarth, Harry Schelwald, 1878-1935

 

10 letters, 1901-1920.

 

Taylor, Henry Reed

 

21 letters, 1901-1905.

 

Thayer, John Eliot, 1862-1933

 

20 letters, 1902.