Correspondence, manuscripts and reprints of writings, and some subject files relating to Merriam's career at the University
of California as well as his work in palaeontology and conservation.
Born in Iowa, Oct, 20, 1869, John Campbell Merriam, palaeontologist, educator and administrator, grew up in the Midwest, where
he attended Lenox College. After obtaining his doctorate from Munich, Merriam came to the University of California as an instructor
of palaeontology and historical geology in 1894, becoming a full professor in 1912, and Dean of the Faculties in 1920.
Number of containers: 9 cartons, 1 box
(Linear feet: 11.75)
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