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Guide to the C. Hart Merriam Papers Volume 2: Correspondence; Papers Relating to Career With United States Biological Survey, 1798-1972 (bulk 1871-1942)
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folder 7

Allen, J. A., 1838-1921

folder 8

Angulo, Jaime de

folder 9

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851

reel 170, folder 10

Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934

folder 11

Bailey, H. C.

folder 12

Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

folder 13-14

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887

folder 15

Bangs, Outram, 1863-1932

folder 16

Bartsch, Paul, 1871-1960

folder 17

Bateson, William, 1861-1926

folder 18

Beale, Edward Fitzgerald, 1822-1893

folder 19

Beckwourth, James Pierson, 1798-1866

folder 20

Belding, Lyman, 1829-1917

folder 21

Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922

folder 22

Bendire, Charles, 1836-1897

folder 23

Bennett, Wendell Clark, 1905-1953

folder 24

Bidwell, John, 1819-1900

folder 25

Boas, Franz, 1858-1942

folder 26

Brainard, David Legge, 1856-1946

folder 27

Brewster, William, 1851-1919

folder 28

Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881

folder 29

Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899

folder 30

Britton, Nathaniel Lord, 1859-1934

folder 31

Brown, Clark

folder 32

Bunnell, Sterling, 1882-1957

reel 171, folder 33-35

Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926

folder 36

Burroughs, John, 1837-1921

folder 37

Carson, Kit, 1809-1868

folder 38

Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944

folder 39

Chamberlin, Thomas C. (Thomas Chrowder), 1843-1928

folder 40

Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945

folder 41

Cole, Fay-Cooper, 1881-

folder 42

Comeau, Napoleon Alexander, 1848-1923

folder 43

Conklin, Edwin Grant, 1863-1953

reel 172, folder 44-46

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897

folder 47

Coues, Elliot, 1842-1899

folder 48

Coville, Frederick V. (Frederick Vernon), 1867-1937

folder 49

Criddle, Norman, 1875-1933

folder 50

Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929

folder 51

Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952

folder 52

Cushing, Frank Hamilton, 1857-1900

folder 53

Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927

reel 173, folder 54-55

Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882

folder 56

Deane, Ruthven, 1851-1934

folder 57

Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957

folder 58

Dixon, Roland Burrage, 1875-1934

folder 59

Dorsey, George Amos, 1868-1931

folder 60

Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895

folder 61

Douglas, David, 1799-1834

folder 62

Drummond, Thomas

folder 63

Dutcher, Basil

folder 64

Eastwood, Alice, 1859-1953

folder 65

Edson, John Joy

folder 66

Eigenmann, Carl, 1863-1927

Ctn. 17, folder 1

Ellsworth, Lincoln, 1880-1951

folder 2

Evermann, Barton Warren, 1853-1932

folder 3

Fairchild, David, 1869-1954

folder 4

Farquhar, Francis Peloubet, 1887-

reel 173-174, folder 5-6

Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930

reel 174, folder 7

Fisher, Richard T. (Richard Thornton), 1876-1934

folder 8

Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923

folder 9

Forbes, Stephen Alfred, 1844-1930

folder 10

Ford, Henry, 1863-1947

folder 11

Francisco, J. Bond

folder 12

Fremont, John Charles, 1813-1890

folder 13

Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927

folder 14

Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-

folder 15

Galton, Francis Sir, 1822-1911

folder 16

Gannett, Henry, 1846-1914

folder 17

Gidley, James W., 1866-1931

folder 18

Gifford, Edward Winslow, 1887-

folder 19-20

Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918

folder 21

Gill, Theodore, 1837-1914

folder 22

Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940

reel 175, folder 23

Goddard, Pliny Earle, 1869-1928

folder 24

Godey, Alexis, ca. 1800-1889

folder 25

Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896

folder 26

Gordon, Col. James

folder 27

Goss, N. S. (Nathaniel S.)

folder 28

Gray, Asa, 1810-1888

folder 29

Greeley, William B. (William Buckhout), 1879-1955

folder 30-31

Greely, A. W. (Adolphus Washington), 1844-1935

folder 32-36

Lady Franklin Bay Expedition

folder 37

Green, Edward Lee

folder 38

Grosvener, Gilbert Hovey, 1875-1966

folder 39

Gunnison, J. W. (John Williams), 1812-1853

folder 40

Hall, Harvey Monroe, 1874-1932

folder 41

Harger, Oscar

folder 42-43

Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909

folder 44

Harrington, John Peabody

folder 45

Hay, Oliver Perry, 1846-1930

folder 46

Henshaw, Henry Wetherbee, 1850-1930

folder 47

Hittell, John S. (John Shertzer), 1825-1901

reel 176, folder 48

Hittell, Theodore Henry, 1830-1917

folder 49

Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956

folder 50

Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933

folder 51

Hollister, Ned, 1876-1924

folder 52

Hooton, Earnest Albert, 1887-1954

folder 53

Hornaday, William Temple, 1854-1937

folder 54

Hough, Walter, 1859-1935

folder 55

Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950

folder 56

Hrdlicka, Ales, 1869-1943

folder 57

Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859

folder 58

Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895

folder 59

Ives, Joseph C. (Joseph Christmas), d. 1868

folder 60

James, George Wharton, 1858-1923

folder 61

Jones, William, 1871-1909

folder 62-64

Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931

reel 177, folder 65

Judd, Neil Merton, 1887-

folder 66

Keith, William, 1838-1911

folder 67

Kelly, Isabel Truesdell, 1906-

folder 68

Kennan, George, 1845-1924

folder 69

Kennicott, Robert, 1835-1866

folder 70

Kern, Edward Meyer, 1823-1863

folder 71

Kern, Richard H., 1821-1853

folder 72

Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1885-1963

folder 73

Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960

folder 74

La Flesche, Francis, d. 1932

folder 75

Lassen, Peter, 1800-1859

folder 76

Latta, Frank Forrest, 1892-

folder 77

Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934

folder 78

LeConte, John, 1818-1891

folder 79

Lilljeborg, N.

folder 80

Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957

folder 81

Lucas, Frederic A. (Frederic Augustus), 1852-1929

folder 82

Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928

folder 83-84

Lydekker, Richard, 1849-1915

folder 85

McDonald, Angus

folder 86

Mallery, Garrick, 1831-1894

folder 87

Marsh, John, 1799-1856

folder 88

Mason, Otis Tufton, 1838-1908

folder 89

Matthew, William Diller, 1871-1930

folder 90

Matthews, Washington, 1843-1905

reel 178, folder 91

Mendeleyev, Dmitry Ivanovich, 1834-1907

folder 92

Merriam, John C. (John Campbell), 1869-1945

folder 93

Metcalf, Edward D.

folder 94

Michelson, Albert Abraham, 1852-1931

folder 95

Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938

folder 96

Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913

folder 97

Mooney, James, 1861-1921

folder 98

Morice, A. G. (Adrien Gabriel), 1859-1938

Ctn. 18, folder 1

Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925

folder 2

Muir, John, 1838-1914

folder 3

Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934

folder 4

Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859

folder 5

Nuttall, Zelia, 1858-1933

folder 6

Ogden, Peter Skene, 1790-1854

folder 7-8

Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935

folder 9

Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946

folder 10-11

Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902

folder 12

Powers, Stephen

folder 13

Putnam, Edward Alexander, 1871-1957

folder 14

Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915

folder 15

Richmond, Charles Wallace, 1868-1932

folder 16

Ring, Mildred

folder 17

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

folder 18

Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926

folder 19

Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939

folder 20

Schultz, James Willard, 1859-1947

reel 179, folder 21

Scott, Hugh Lenox, 1853-1934

folder 22

Selys-Longchamps, M. de

folder 23

Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946

folder 24

Sheldon, Charles, 1867-1928

folder 25

Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925

folder 26

Smith, Jedediah Strong, 1799-1831

folder 27

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962

folder 28

Stewart, George W. (George William), 1857-1931

folder 29

Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975

folder 30

Sutter, John Augustus, 1803-1880

folder 31

Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958

folder 32

Swarth, Harry Schelwaldt, 1878-1935

folder 33

Thomas, Cyrus, 1825-1910

folder 34

Wade, Jos. M.

folder 35

Walker, Joseph Reddeford, 1798-1876

folder 36

Wheaton, John, 1841-1887

folder 37

Wissler, Clark, 1870-1947

folder 38

Wood, William

folder 39

Zitkala-Sa, 1876-1938

Microfilm: Reels 48-53, 180-204

Originals: Cartons 18-21, Boxes 46-51, Volume 33

SUBSERIES 4.5: MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECT FILES

Scope and Content Note

Contains publications, clippings, index cards, notes, scrapbooks, manuscript fragments, and reports. Arranged alphabetically by subject. Topics include birds, fauna and flora, and California history. Vol. 33 is a handwritten report by George Bird Grinnell on birds and mammals on General Curtis' Reconnaissance to the Black Hills. It contains general descriptions of the animals' physical characterisitcs and habitats.
reel 180, Ctn. 18, folder 40

Agriculture

folder 41

Air travel and air mail service

reel 48, Box 46

Alaska: Index cards

reel 180, Ctn. 18, folder 42

Alphabet

folder 43

Anthropology

reel 181, folder 44-45

Anthropology: Prehistoric man

folder 46-48

Archaeology

reel 48, Box 46

Arctic region: Index cards

reel 182, Ctn. 18, folder 49

Arts and artists

folder 50

Astronomy

reel 48, Box 46

Bibliography: Index cards

reel 182, Ctn. 18, folder 51-53

Birds

reel 183, folder 54

Bailey, Vernon: Field notes

folder 55

California

folder 56

California: References to birds in California

folder 57

Canada

folder 58

Cooper, J. G.: Writings (1875-1880)

folder 59

Grinnell, Joseph: Writings (1900-1932), including:

Scope and Content Note

Type Localities of Birds Described from California
folder 60

Henshaw, H.W.: Report

folder 61

Lagunitas lists

folder 62

Manuscript fragments on research methods

reel 184, folder 63

Restricted ranges

folder 64

Scrapbook (1877-1881)

reel 48, Box 46

Index cards

reel 184, Ctn. 18, folder 65

Bird species

Ctn. 19, folder 1

Condor

folder 2

Cormorant

folder 3

Eagle

folder 4

Flycatcher (Contopus Borealis Baird)

folder 5

Goose

folder 6

Grosbeak

folder 7

Grouse

folder 8

Gull

folder 9

Hawk

folder 10

Hummingbird

folder 11

Jay

folder 12

Magpie

folder 13

Ouzel

folder 14

Owl

folder 15

Pelican

folder 16

Pigeon

folder 17

Quail

folder 18

Raven

folder 19

Road runner

folder 20

Sandhill crane, including notes from Lewis and Clark Expedition

folder 21

Sparrow, including reprint:

Scope and Content Note

Three New Song Sparrows from California by

Grinnell, Joseph
folder 22

Thrasher

folder 23

Thrush

folder 24

Towhee

reel 185, folder 25

Woodpecker

folder 26-29

California history (1798-1929)

folder 30

Agriculture

reel 186, folder 31

Cities and towns

folder 32

County boundaries

folder 33

Earthquakes

folder 34

Education

folder 35

Exploration

folder 36

Historical associations

folder 37

Landmarks

folder 38

Mines and mining

folder 39

Natural history

folder 40

Natural resources

reel 187, folder 41

Natural resources: Water resources

folder 42

Natural resources: Wool producing

folder 43

Recreation

folder 44

Recreation: Scenery, clippings

folder 45

Recreation: World's Fair

volume Vol. 32, folder 3

State seal

Ctn. 19, folder 46

Clippings: Hutchings' California Magazine (1858-1860)

folder 47

Clippings: Out West (1902-1912)

folder 48

Clippings: Overland Monthly: Contents pages (1870-88)

reel 49, Box 47

California and Lower California: Index cards

reel 50, Box 48

California counties: Index cards

Box 48

California counties: Index cards (arranged by author)

 

California maps: Index cards

 

California newspapers: Index cards

 

The Bancroft Library's manuscripts collection: Index cards

 

Index cards by DeWitt, Frederic M.

reel 187, Ctn. 19, folder 49

Cuba and Jamaica (1902-1920)

reel 188, folder 50

District of Columbia (1857-1928)

reel 51, Box 49

Exploration and travel: Index cards (1789-1916)

 

Fauna and flora

reel 188, Ctn. 19, folder 51

Adaptation: Notes

folder 52

Color: Articles on color theory and human perception

volume Vol. 33

Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938:

Report on zoology and paleontology in the Black Hills region (1874)

reel 188-189, Ctn. 19, folder 53-54

Protective coloration

reel 189, folder 55

Protective coloration - Articles by

Roosevelt, Theodore, including:

Scope and Content Note

"Revealing and Concealing Coloration in Birds and Mammals"
folder 56

Protective coloration - Articles by

Thayer, Abbott Handerson, including:

Scope and Content Note

"Concealing Coloration, an Answer to Theodore Roosevelt"
folder 57-58

Protective coloration - Birds

reel 190, folder 59

Teat Notes: Compilation of catalogue notes

folder 60

Notes, Miscellaneous

reel 52, Box 50

Birds, mammals, reptiles, and plants of Lagunitas: Index cards

Box 50

Index (on cards) to Pacific Railroad Report with subjects: birds, fish, locality, mammals, personal, plants, and reptiles.

reel 190, Ctn. 19, folder 61-64

Fauna

reel 191, folder 65

Wildlife conservation

folder 66

Wildlife conservation: Leaflets of U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey

reel 52, Box 50

Index (on cards) to New York Notes

reel 191

Fauna - Species

Ctn. 19, folder 67

Chipmunk (Eutamias)

folder 68

Fish and fishing

folder 69

Insect

Ctn. 20, folder 1

Insect: "Geographie des Arachnides et des Insect" (ca. 1815) by

Latreille, Par P.A.

folder 2

Kangaroo rat: Bailey, Vernon - Notes

folder 3

Kangaroo rat: Dipodomys

folder 4

Kangaroo rat: Perodipus (ca. 1904)

folder 5

Lion

folder 6

Lion: Africa

reel 192, folder 7-8

Mammal

folder 9

Mammal: Article on mammal teeth by

Mahn, Robert

folder 10

Panda (Ailuropoda)

folder 11

Pocket gopher (Thomomys)

folder 12

Reptiles

folder 13

Reptiles: California

reel 193, folder 14

Rodents

folder 15

Squirrel (Spermophilus)

folder 16

Voles

folder 17

Prints and clippings, Miscellaneous

folder 18-19

Flora - General

folder 20

Flower: State flowers

folder 21

Flower: Wild flowers

folder 22

Tree: Fruits and flowers

reel 194, folder 23-24

Tree: Growth

folder 25

Tree: Leaves

folder 26

Tree: Rare and famous trees

 

Flora - Localities

folder 27

Alaska

folder 28-30

California, including:

Scope and Content Note

Trees of Southern California by

Parish, S.B.
reel 195, folder 31

Deserts

folder 32

Flora - Species

folder 33

Birch

folder 34

Cedar

folder 35

Chaparral and brush

folder 36

Chestnut

folder 37

Coconut

folder 38

Cypress

folder 39

Douglas fir and douglas spruce

folder 40

Elm

reel 196, folder 41

Eucalyptus

folder 42

Fir

folder 43

Hemlock

folder 44

Juniper

folder 45

Madrone

folder 46

Manzanita

folder 47

Manzanita: Prints

folder 48

Maple

folder 49-50

Oak

reel 197, folder 51

Palm

folder 52

Papaw

folder 53

Pepper

folder 54-56

Pine

reel 198, folder 57-61

Redwood

reel 199, Ctn. 21, folder 1

Spruce

folder 2

Sycamore

folder 3

Tulip

folder 4

Walnut

folder 5

Willow

folder 6

Flora - Foreign species

folder 7

Bamboo

folder 8

Forests and forestry

reel 200, folder 9-10

Forest conservation

folder 11

Forest fire

folder 12

Forest management

reel 201, folder 13

Forest products and logging

folder 14

Forest rangers and foresters

folder 15

Forest roads and trails

folder 16

Foreign forests

folder 17

Petrified forests

 

Forests and forestry - Locality

folder 18

Alaska

folder 19-20

California

reel 202, folder 21

Florida

folder 22

Hawaii

folder 23

Midwest

folder 24

U.S., East and Canada

folder 25

West (U.S.)

reel 53, Box 51

Forts and fur posts: Index cards

Box 51

Fur and trapping: Index cards

reel 202, Ctn. 21, folder 26

Game and game laws

reel 53, Box 51

Game: Index cards on hunting

reel 202, Ctn. 21, folder 27-28

Hetch Hetchy Valley, (1907-1914)

Scope and Content Note

Including Sierra Club Bulletin and Out West
folder 29

Hetch Hetchy Valley: Congressional hearings (Jan. 1909)

reel 53, Box 51

Historical societies: Index cards on publications

reel 203, Ctn. 21, folder 30

Mormon insurrection (1861-1862)

folder 31

Music: "Song of the Okapi" (1902)

folder 32

Natural forces

reel 53, Box 51

Nevada: Index cards

reel 203, Ctn. 21, folder 33

Philippines, the: Zoology, botany, and history

folder 34

Poison

folder 35

Politics and political economy

folder 36

Religion

reel 204, folder 37

Religion: Christianity vs. evolution

folder 38

Science

folder 39

Scientific research findings

folder 40

Scientific work of the government

folder 41

Serpent

folder 42

Transportation (1897-1934)

folder 43

Notes, Miscellaneous

folder 44

Miscellany

folder 45

Postcards

folder 46

Arizona

folder 47

Arizona: Grand Canyon

folder 48

New Mexico

folder 49

Sunflower seeds

 

SERIES 5: PERSONAL AND FINANCIAL PAPERS; FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS, 1856-1972

Microfilm: Reels 53, 205-210

Originals: Cartons 22-23, Box 51, Volumes 32-33, Oversize Folder 1

SUBSERIES 5.1: PERSONAL PAPERS, 1857-1964

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous personal papers of and relating to C. Hart Merriam. Includes biographical sketches and clippings about Merriam and many autobiographical notes. Also included are his school papers and report cards, journals and sketchbooks from his youth, and papers from his medical practice (1879-1883). Later papers include Merriam's address lists, lists of books and magazines in his personal library, and miscellaneous clippings, cartoons, etc. collected by him.
reel 205, Ctn. 22, folder 1-4

Autobiographical notes (1857-1940)

folder 5-7

Biographical sketches

folder 8-9

Clippings (1873-1963, n.d.)

volume Vol. 32, folder 4

Clipping (March 27, 1910)

Ctn. 22, folder 10-12

Obituaries (1942)

reel 206, folder 13

"Clinton Hart Merriam, 1855-1942" by

Osgood, Wilfred H. (1943)

folder 14

Special issue of Plateau devoted to Merriam (1964)

folder 15

Sketchbook (1868)

folder 16

Report cards and leaves of absence for Alexander Institute (1870-1871)

folder 17

Student papers, reports (ca. 1868-1873)

folder 18

"A Naturalist's Directory": List of names and addresses compiled by Merriam (1870-1872)

folder 19

Notebook (1873)

folder 20

Lecture notes taken by Merriam (1875)

folder 21

Zoological specimens notebook [187-?]

folder 21

Zoological specimens notebook (1874)

folder 22

Zoological specimens sketchbook (1875)

folder 23

List of osteological specimens (1872-1876)

folder 24

Journal from trip to Big Moose Lake (1879)

folder 25

Scrapbook (1879-1882)

reel 207, Ctn. 23, folder 1

Physician's diary/Account book (1879-1882)

folder 2

Medical practice papers and accounts (1876-1881)

folder 3

Letters re job as ship's doctor on S.S. Proteus (1883)

folder 4

Acknowledgments for material donated to the Smithsonian Institution (1884-1898)

folder 5

Announcements of lectures by

Merriam

volume Vol. 32, folder 5

Announcements of lectures by

Merriam (oversize)

Ctn. 23, folder 6

"A Tribute of Affection and Appreciation to C. Hart Merriam from his Friends and Well Wishers, May 1910" (1910)

folder 7-9

Membership cards, certificates, etc. A-Z (see also Subseries 4.3: Organizations)

reel 208, volume Vol. 32, folder 6

Certificates and awards

Ctn. 23, folder 10

Notes on clerical help

folder 11

Catalog of books on mammals in Merriam's library

reel 53, Box 51

File of books in library at Lagunitas

reel 208, Ctn. 23, folder 12

Catalog of mammal papers in Merriam's library

folder 13

Lists of property sent to the Smithsonian Institution (1941)

folder 14

Lists of Merriam's journals

Ctn. 23, folder 15

Lists of professional journals belonging to Merriam

reel 53, Box 51

Index cards

reel 209, Ctn. 23, folder 16

Address book

folder 17

Mailing and address lists

reel 53, Box 51, folder 18

Index cards

reel 209, Ctn. 23, folder 18

Christmas card and gift lists

folder 19

Lists of visitors at Lagunitas (1915-1935)

folder 20

Poems by Merriam (1876-1895)

folder 21

Poems collected by Merriam

folder 22

Cartoons collected by Merriam

folder 23-24

Bookseller's catalogs collected by Merriam

reel 210, folder 25

Miscellaneous clippings collected by Merriam

folder 26

Miscellaneous quotes collected by Merriam

folder 27

Miscellaneous papers

folder 28

Unidentified papers

Microfilm: Reels 210-211

Originals: Carton 24

SUBSERIES 5.2: FINANCIAL PAPERS, 1886-1950

Scope and Content Note

Includes an account book spanning the years 1887-1941, papers from real estate ventures engaged in by Merriam, and miscellaneous receipts, bills, estate papers, etc. Also included are papers from the estate of Frederick Hoadley, a family friend who made Merriam one of the executors of his estate. Hoadley's will was contested. Clippings and other documents about the court proceedings of the case are included in the subseries.
reel 210, Ctn. 24, folder 1

Account book (1887-1941)

folder 2

Receipts and accounts for renovations to Washington, D.C. house (1898-1901)

folder 3-4

Real estate ventures: minutes, accounts, etc. (1887-1918)

folder 5

Real estate ventures: tax receipts (1886-1909)

reel 211, folder 6-9

Financial papers (1886-1941, n.d.)

folder 10

Wills (1877, 1937)

folder 11

Estate papers (1942-1950)

 

Hoadley estate

folder 12

Biographical information used in litigation (1870-1896)

folder 13

Clippings re litigation (1895-1896)

folder 14

Brief on behalf of proponents and appellees (1896)

folder 15

Inventories and assessments (1895, 1908)

folder 16-19

Accounts and expenses (1895-1913)

folder 20

Insurance policies (1909-1910)

Microfilm: Reels 212-215

Originals: Carton 24, Boxes 42, 52

SUBSERIES 5.3: FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE AND PAPERS, 1856-1972

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, personal and financial papers of family members including Merriam's parents Clinton Levi and Elizabeth, brother Charles Collins, sister Florence Bailey and daughters Dorothy Abbot and Zenaida Talbot. Zenaida's correspondence includes letters of condolence on the death of C. Hart. For correspondence between C. Hart and family members, see Series 1. Of interest is a typescript copy of the journal of Gustavus F. Merriam for 1856-1857, recounting his experiences as a midshipman for the U.S. Naval Academy and travels to the West.
reel 212, Ctn. 24, folder 21

Genealogical information

folder 22

Clippings, Miscellaneous (1916-1927)

 

Abbot, Dorothy

folder 23

Incoming and outgoing letters (1943-1945)

folder 24

Papers

 

Bailey, Florence Merriam, b. 1863

folder 25

Incoming letters (1887-1943, n.d.)

folder 26

Clippings (1895-1933)

 

Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

folder 27

Incoming letters (1911-1921, n.d.)

folder 28-29

Incoming letters from Arthur Brisbane (1923-1928)

 

Merriam, Augustus C. (Augustus Chapman), 1843-1895

folder 30-31

Writings (1882-1890)

folder 32

Obituaries (1895)

 

Merriam, Caroline Hart, d. 1893

folder 33

Incoming letters from Clinton Levi Merriam (1867-1878)

folder 34

Incoming letters (n.d.)

folder 35

Notebook (1864-1870)

folder 36

Medical record of her final illness (1893)

folder 37

Obituaries (1893)

reel 213

Merriam, Charles Collins

folder 38-41

Letters to his parents (1862-1866)

 

Merriam, Clinton Levi, 1824-1900

folder 42-43

Incoming letters (1860-1892, n.d.)

folder 44

Outgoing letters (1879-1896)

folder 45

Biographical information and obituaries (1900)

folder 46

Drafts of legislation to regulate the expenditure of money appropriated for scientific expeditions [1872?]

folder 47

Account book (1865-1866)

Box 42, folder 1

Scrapbook (re Merriam and the Bering Sea and Death Valley expeditions) (1891-1893)

reel 214, Box 42, folder 2

Clippings (1873, n.d.)

folder 3

Speeches and writings (1871-1886)

folder 4

Miscellaneous papers (1886-1895, n.d.)

 

Merriam, Edith

folder 5

Estate papers (1915-1916)

 

Merriam, Ela N.

folder 6

Outgoing letters (1866-1868)

folder 7

Obituaries (1893)

 

Merriam, Elizabeth

folder 8

Incoming letters (1886-1930, n.d.)

folder 9

Outgoing letters (1896, n.d.)

folder 10

Transcripts of condolence letters re her death (1937-1938)

folder 11

Papers (1907-1937)

 

Merriam, Florence, d. 1931

folder 12

Papers (1928-1931)

 

Merriam, Gustavus F.

folder 13-16

Journal [transcript] (1856-1858)

reel 215, 17

A Midshipman of '56 (1926) Article from The Trident, derived from his journal

folder 18

Biographical information and papers re his burial (1887-1915, n.d.)

 

Merriam, James Sheldon, d. 1908

folder 19

Incoming and outgoing letters (1855-1879)

 

Merriam, Julia Bush, d. 1928

folder 20

Estate papers (1928)

 

Talbot, Zenaida Merriam

Box 52, folder 1

Outgoing letters (1942-1954)

 

Incoming letters

folder 2

Abbot, Dorothy, 1942-1960

folder 3

Bailey, Florence Merriam, b. 1863 (1942)

folder 4

Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942 (1942)

folder 5

Biological Society of Washington (1942)

folder 6

Brother Cornelius (1942)

folder 7

California Academy of Sciences (1942)

folder 8

Dabney, Charles William, 1855-1945 (1942)

folder 9

Fryxell, Fritiof, 1900- (1955)

folder 10

Grosvenor, Gilbert Havey, 1875-1966 (1942)

folder 11

Library of Congress (1942)

folder 12

Linnaean Society of New York (1942)

folder 13

Miller, Alden H. (Alden Holmes), 1906- (1942)

folder 14

Mirov, N. T. (Nicholas Tiho), 1893- (1942)

folder 15

National Geographic Society (U.S.) (1942)

folder 16

Ortenburger, Leigh N. (1959-1968)

folder 17

Osgood, Wilfrid Hudson, 1875-1947 (1942-1944)

folder 18

Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946 (1942)

folder 19

Ritter, Mary Bennett, 1860-1949 (1942)

folder 20

Save the Redwoods League (1942)

folder 21

Science (1942)

folder 22

Washington Biologists' Field Club, Inc. (1942)

folder 23

Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1942

folder 24

Yale University (1942)

folder 25

A-Z, Miscellaneous (1929-1959)

folder 26

Indian rugs: correspondence and papers (1941-1972)

folder 27

Datebook [1938]

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