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Ruben A. Stirton: Correspondence (Box 1)

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Stirton "A" Correspondence, abstracts

Stirton "A" Correspondence, people 1

Stirton "A" Correspondence, people 2

Stirton "A" Correspondence, organizations

Stirton "B" Correspondence, organizations

Stirton "B" Correspondence, people 1

Stirton "B" Correspondence, people 2

Stirton "C" Correspondence, people 1

Stirton "C" Correspondence, people 2

Stirton "C" Corrrespondence, organizations 1

Stirton "C" Correspondence, organizations 2

Stirton "D" Correspondence, people

Stirton "D" Correspondence: Donald R. Dickey, Cal Tech

Stirton "E" Correspondence

Stirton "F" Correspondence

Stirton "G" Correspondence

Stirton "H" Correspondence

Stirton "H" Correspondence: E. Raymond Hall

Stirton "H" Correspondence: Curtis J. Hesse

Stirton "H" Correspondence: Claude W. Hibbard

Stirton "J" Correspondence

Stirton "K" Correspondence

Stirton "L" Correspondence

Stirton "M" Correspondence

Stirton "Mc" Correspondence

Stirton "N" Correspondence

Stirton "O" Correspondence

Stirton "P" Correspondence

Stirton "P" Correspondence: Earl L. Packard

Stirton "R" Correspondence

Stirton "S" Correspondence

Stirton "S" Correspondence, continued

Stirton "T" Correspondence

Stirton "U" Correspondence

Stirton "V" Correspondence

Stirton "W,Y,Z" Correspondence

Stirton Correspondence Regarding Colombia Expedition



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Ruben A. Stirton: Correspondence (Box 1), 1924-1945 | University of California Museum of Paleontology

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Title: Ruben A. Stirton: Correspondence (Box 1), 1924-1945Add to your cart.

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Box containing 37 folders of correspondence. Primarily letter exchanges with colleagues, but also requests for fossil identifications, reprint requests, some official UC correspondence, and more.

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[Folder 1: Stirton "A" Correspondence, abstracts, 1926-1945],
[Folder 2: Stirton "A" Correspondence, people 1, 1926-1945],
[Folder 3: Stirton "A" Correspondence, people 2, 1926-1945],
[Folder 4: Stirton "A" Correspondence, organizations, 1926-1945],
[Folder 5: Stirton "B" Correspondence, organizations, 1926-1945],
[Folder 6: Stirton "B" Correspondence, people 1, 1926-1945],
[Folder 7: Stirton "B" Correspondence, people 2, 1926-1945],
[Folder 8: Stirton "C" Correspondence, people 1, 1926-1945],
[Folder 9: Stirton "C" Correspondence, people 2, 1926-1945],
[Folder 10: Stirton "C" Corrrespondence, organizations 1, 1926-1945],
[Folder 11: Stirton "C" Correspondence, organizations 2, 1926-1945],
[Folder 12: Stirton "D" Correspondence, people, 1926-1945],
[Folder 13: Stirton "D" Correspondence: Donald R. Dickey, Cal Tech, 1925-1930],
[Folder 14: Stirton "E" Correspondence, 1930-1944],
[Folder 15: Stirton "F" Correspondence, 1928-1943],
[Folder 16: Stirton "G" Correspondence, 1926-1944],
[Folder 17: Stirton "H" Correspondence, 1927-1945],
[Folder 18: Stirton "H" Correspondence: E. Raymond Hall, 1926-1945],
[Folder 19: Stirton "H" Correspondence: Curtis J. Hesse, 1926-1945],
[Folder 20: Stirton "H" Correspondence: Claude W. Hibbard, 1925-1946],
[Folder 21: Stirton "J" Correspondence, 1929-1944],
[Folder 22: Stirton "K" Correspondence, 1927-1945],
[Folder 23: Stirton "L" Correspondence, 1926-1942],
[Folder 24: Stirton "M" Correspondence, 1927-1945],
[Folder 25: Stirton "Mc" Correspondence, 1926-1943],
[Folder 26: Stirton "N" Correspondence, 1929-1944],
[Folder 27: Stirton "O" Correspondence, 1929-1944],
[Folder 28: Stirton "P" Correspondence, 1927-1943],
[Folder 29: Stirton "P" Correspondence: Earl L. Packard, 1934-1941],
[Folder 30: Stirton "R" Correspondence, 1926-1944],
[Folder 31: Stirton "S" Correspondence, 1924-1945],
[Folder 32: Stirton "S" Correspondence, continued, 1924-1945],
[Folder 33: Stirton "T" Correspondence, 1926-1944],
[Folder 34: Stirton "U" Correspondence, 1930-1944],
[Folder 35: Stirton "V" Correspondence, 1928-1944],
[Folder 36: Stirton "W,Y,Z" Correspondence, 1926-1944],
[Folder 37: Stirton Correspondence Regarding Colombia Expedition, 1944],
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Folder 1: Stirton "A" Correspondence, abstracts, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Typed abstract for "A New Beaver from the Pliocene of Arizona with Notes of the Species Dipoides," Journal of Mammalogy 17(3):279-281, 1936; Typed abstract for "A New Ruminant from the Hemphill Middle Pliocene of Texas," Journal of Paleontology 10(7):644-647, 1936; Six-page typed document authored by Stirton and Paul O. McGrew on "A Preliminary Notice on the Miocene and Pliocene Mammalian Faunas near Valentine Nebraska," [no date]; Document detailing "Preliminary Estimate on Paleontological Expedition to Western Honduras, January 1 to June 1 in 1935 or 1936," [no date]; Four-page typed abstract on "Geology of the Mokelumne area, California," [no date]; Pencil drawing of mammal jaw in lateral view with crown view of three teeth, [no label or date]; Pencil drawing (with some measurements) of bone of Texoceros guymonensis, Guymon, Texas County, Oklahoma, [no date]; Typed abstract (plus copy) of "Notes on Some Tertiary and Pleistocene Antilocaprids and their Apparent Relationship to Antilocapra Americana Ord.," [no date]; Typed abstract (plus copy) of "The Irvington Pleistocene Fauna From California," [no date].
Folder 2: Stirton "A" Correspondence, people 1, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Note from Karen Wetmore, re the removal of correspondence from Annie Alexander for study, Dec 14, 1990, [correspondence was not returned, whereabouts unknown]; Letter from L.A. Adams, University of Illinois, to Stirton in Horton, Kansas, professional and personal news, May 16, 1945; Letter to H.E. Anthony, American Museum of Natural History, New York, thanks for your papers on South American mammals, Apr 20, 1944; Letter from "Bill," Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Stillwater, Oklahoma, would you collect some scarabs, "especially the smaller dung-eating forms," for me while in Central America, Jun 5, 1925 [1926?]; Letter to Simeon Angel Alfaro, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de El Salvador, personal and war-related news, Nov 23, 1942; Letter from S.A. Alfaro [in Spanish], Oct 8, 1942; Letter from Geno Amundson, U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, Valentine, Nebraska, re Stirton's plan to visit the region in late June, May 16, 1941; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from G. Amundson, thanks for the large box of specimens which we now have on display, Aug 16, 1939; Letter to G. Amundson, Stirton doubts that he will do paleontological work in Nebraska again, Nov 13, 1939; Letter from G. Amundson, thanks for identifying the small specimens I sent you, feel free to keep the bear-dog remains, May 17, 1937; Letter to G. Amundson, I sent back your small specimens, may we keep the bear-dog from the "little Beaver B" locality as it may represent a new species, Joe Gregory and I hope to get out a report on three or four new species in our collections from the Niobrara Game Refuge, May 13, 1937; Letter to G. Amundson, I won't be able to get back to Nebraska this summer, I suggest you contact Grayson Meade at the University of Nebraska about finishing the job, Mar 19, 1937; Letter from G. Amundson, Meade brought a cast of Syndyoceras cooki for the museum and he was impressed at the volume of material you collected and prepared in a single summer, Apr 2, 1937; Letter from Catherine and G. Amundson, museum and personal news, I am sending you your camping equipment as you requested, Mar 24, 1937; Letter to G. Amundson, sorry I could not stay longer, may be able to return next summer, have the boxes of fossils been shipped?, Sep 28, 1936; Letter to G. Amundson, the boxes of fossils have arrived and we've unpacked all of the packages, Oct 16, 1936; Letter from G. Amundson, work at the Lighthill quarry has been discontinued, Washington is closing down the CCC camp, other museum news, Oct 2, 1936; Letter from G. Amundson, the museum will have to double in size if the Bureau is really interested in having us collect the mammalian material on the refuge, Nov 4, 1936; Letter to G. Amundson, hope you can find the memo book with specimen numbers, descriptions, and localities as it is the only field record I have for those specimens, haven't had time to identify any of the questionable species that we've unpacked, Oct 30, 1936; Letter from G. Amundson, sorry for getting the fossil shipment to you so late, we continue to prepare material recovered after you left, Oct 21, 1936; Note from G. Amundson, "I hope the skeleton is all there, if not let me know and perhaps we can find the rest of the bones," Jan 19, 1935; Letter to G. Amundson, "all of the collection which we obtained in 1933 is now prepared," if you still have the antelope skeleton would you please send it to me, Sep 18, 1934; Letter from G. Amundson, personal news, Jul 25, 1933; Letter to Phil Andrews, Socony Vacuum Oil Company, Bogota, Colombia, I "am now able to give you a better age determination on the fossil mammalian assemblages which we collected in the Magdalena Basin of Colombia," "we are ready to go ahead with the preparation and should soon have the specimens available for study," Jul 16, 1945; Letter from Richard Araujo, Paso Robles, California, I was advised to contact you about some bones I found southwest of Paso Robles [letter of Apr 26 got no reply so Araujo is writing again], May 16, 1937; Letter to R. Araujo, re your letter of May 16 please send me a toe bone for identification, May 21, 1937; Letter from R. Araujo, I was advised to contact you about some bones I found southwest of Paso Robles, Apr 26, 1937; Letter from F.K. Arthur, Jr., Editorial Department, The Sun Company, San Bernardino, California, you were sent bones believed to be from a camel by F.A. Robinson, U.S. Forest Service -- a description of your findings (time at which the camel lived, nature of the country at that time) "would form the basis of an interesting article," May 20, 1937; Letter to Daniel I. Axelrod, Officers Training School, Miami Beach, Florida, re the effects of the war on museum staff and students, Oct 22, 1942; Letter from D.I. Axelrod, comments re officers training school, Oct 4, 1942; Postcard from Charles A. Anderson, Secretary, Cordilleran Section, Geological Society of America, the paper you submitted on Knight's Ferry fossil vertebrates has been scheduled for an oral presentation, Jun 3, 1939; Postcard from C.A. Anderson, the paper you submitted on the age of Tertiary mammal remains in the San Francisco Bay area has been scheduled for an oral presentation, Mar 13, 1936; Letter from Ross T. McIntire, Rear Admiral, Surgeon General, U.S. Navy, received your request to serve as a parasitologist in the U.S. Naval Reserve but the quota has been filled, Mar 11, 1943; Envelope [contents missing] addressed to Stirton from Annie Alexander, Suisun City, California, Apr 6, 1944.
Folder 3: Stirton "A" Correspondence, people 2, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Letter from H.R. Aldrich, Secretary, Geological Society of America, New York, re your letter of Jun 22 we share your enthusiasm for the discovery of the new fossil vertebrate, "I see no reason why we should not facilitate and urge publication of the statement you have prepared," contact the Journal of Paleontology or Science, Jun 29, 1942; Letter to H.R. Aldrich, seeking an okay from the Geological Society of America to publish a report on the Pleistocene vertebrate fossils recovered in El Salvador, Jun 22, 1942; Letter from H.R. Aldrich, the Council of the Geological Society of America has approved a grant of $1000 in support of Project Grant 400-41, Study of the regional geology of El Salvador, Central America, Oct 23, 1941; Letter from Charles A. Anderson, Secretary, Cordilleran Section, Geological Society of America, you are appointed "a member of the Arrangements Committee to serve for the coming meeting of the G.S.A. this Summer at Berkeley," Jan 30, 1939; Document "Ailuraena Stirton and Christian [Wayne G. Christian, West Texas Teachers College, Canyon, Texas] Referred to Chasmaporthetes Hay," the proposed name Ailuraena was preoccupied so Ailuraena johnstoni is being referred to Chasmaporthetes Hay 1921, [no date]; Letter from The Museum of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, College Station, Texas [a second page of this letter appears to be missing so the name of the sender is not clear], local news, interested in what Stirton had to say about El Salvador's Pleistocene fauna, Jun 16, 1942.
Folder 4: Stirton "A" Correspondence, organizations, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Letter from [illegible], Secretary, The Aetna Building and Loan Association, Topeka, Kansas, "enclosed find Fullpaid certificates Nos.01093-4, in your name," Jun 11, 1926; Letter with notes from several students at Acalanes Union High School, Lafayette, California, re Stirton's slide lecture at the school, Dec 15, 1943; Letter from Sam Woodley, Executive Assistant, American Association for the Advancement of Science, your dues for 1936 were paid in advance, Oct 12, 1935; Letter from S. Woodley, two payments have been received for your dues for 1935, Jan 19, 1935; Letter from S. Woodley, glad to receive your application for membership and remittance for the first annual dues, Sep 3, 1931; Letter to the American Journal of Science, New Haven, Connecticut, please send me volume 36, number 213, Sep 21, 1938; Letter from Dorothy Lull, American Journal of Science, New Haven, Connecticut, your manuscript is enclosed -- please make the necessary corrections and return with the abstract for the beginning of the paper, Jan 21, 1936; Letter from D. Lull, your paper "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas" has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Science, Feb 12, 1936; Letter to the American Journal of Science, please excuse my delay in sending my check for reprints, Sep 26, 1932; Letter from George Gaylord Simpson, Secretary-Treasurer, American Museum of Natural History, New York, as yet I have received no reply from you re the invitation to become a charter member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology [annual dues for 1941: $1.00], Mar 20, 1941; Letter from Rachel, American Museum of Natural History, New York, enclosed is a list of the errata [attached] in your paper "A Review of the Tertiary Beavers," Jan 8, 1936; Letter from C.J. O'Connor, Membership Secretary, American Museum of Natural History, New York, we regret that we are canceling your membership in the American Museum because of non-payment of dues, Jun 12, 1940; Letter from Harold E. Vokes, Secretary, Paleontological Society, American Museum of Natural History, New York, you were elected a Fellow of the Paleontological Society at the annual meeting held in Minneapolis, Dec 28-30, 1939, Jan 9, 1940; Letter from Wayne M. Fauna, Executive Secretary, American Museum of Natural History, New York, we received your check for a year's subscription to Natural History, Jan 29, 1935; Letter from Rolfe Norton Lord, Secretary to Dr. Simpson, American Museum of Natural History, New York, Dr. Simpson will be in South America for at least one year but I will forward a copy of your letter to him, Sep 25, 1930; The following five letters are clipped together: Letter from Barnum Brown, Curator of Fossil Reptiles, American Museum of Natural History, New York, we were unable to find any specimens of Blastomeryx belonging to Dr. Hodge, Nov 21, 1930; Letter from B. Brown, I am sending you "the list of required measurements of rhinoceros skulls as you requested," Nov. 26, 1930; Letter from C.P. Meadowcroft, Secretary to Professor William K. Gregory, American Museum of Natural History, New York, your letter to Dr. Gregory re measurements of rhinoceros skulls has been referred to the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, Nov 25, 1930; Letter from B. Brown, re exchange of specimens, Sep 2, 1929; Letter from the Local Committee on Arrangements, American Society of Mammalogists, news re the upcoming annual meeting in Louisana in 1940, Feb 1, 1939; Letter from L.R. Smith, Manager, American Trust Company, we request that you call for your statements and cancelled vouchers every 30 days, Apr 11, 1930; Letter from Sam Jackson, Feature Editor, The Associated Press, San Francisco, California, here is the story [two-page attachment] on the discovery of and excavations at Mt. Diablo [the Black Hawk Ranch Quarry], Jun 28, 1938.
Folder 5: Stirton "B" Correspondence, organizations, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Postcard from A. Tindell Hopwood, British Museum (Natural History), London, thanks for the separate "Artiodactyla from the Fossil Beds of Fish Lake Valley, Nevada," Jul 25, 1929; Postcard from A.T. Hopwood, thanks for the separates "Review of Tertiary Beavers" and "Pliocene Faunas near Valentine," Oct 7, 1935; Letter from C. Tate Regan, Director, British Museum (Natural History), London, thanks for the publications "New Evidence on the Ancestry of Antilocapra americana" by C.J. Hesse, and three other extracts, Mar 2, 1936; Letter from C.A. Wiese, George Banta Publishing Company, Menasha, Wisconsin, we will send you the requested 150 reprints of "Fossil Vertebrates from El Salvador" by you and William K. Gealey that appeared in the June issue of Journal of Paleontology, Jun 14, 1943; Reprint order to the George Banta Publishing Company for 150 copies of "Fossil Vertebrates from El Salvador" [a second order of the same quantity as the first?], Jul 21, 1943; Letter to the George Banta Publishing Company, a request for 100 reprints of "Fossil Vertebrates from El Salvador" by myself and W.K. Gealey, Jun 10, 1943; Letter from Charles P. Berkey, Secretary, Geological Society of America, New York City, my privilege to inform you that you were elected a fellow of the Geological Society of America at its annual meeting, Jan 11, 1939; Letter from C.P. Berkey, please examine the attached sheets [no attachment] containing your "professional record and publications … and indicate modifications or additions," for the Society's record, Oct 25, 1938; Letter from W.B. Bell, Acting Chief, United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Survey, Washington, DC, received "your report of operations conducted during the past year under your Federal scientific collecting permit," I am enclosing a new permit, [clipped to the letter are two permits: one for "collecting specimens of migratory birds and their nests and eggs for scientific purposes" and one that authorizes the killing and collecting of California birds and mammals for scientific purposes], Jan 13, 1930; Letter to Biological Abstracts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, provides abstract in response to Biological Abstract's Aug 20 letter; Oct 29, 1929; Letter from Biological Abstracts, assist us in publishing abstracts of the biological literature of the world by sending us an abstract of your paper "Artiodactyla from the Fossil Beds of Fish Lake Valley, Nevada," Aug 20, 1929; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from [Stirton's secretary?] to the Bureau of Biological Survey, U.S. Department of Washington [sic], Washington, DC, Stirton is in the field but he will undoubtedly give this material his attention upon his return, Jun 5, 1935; Letter from J.N. Darling, Chief, United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Survey, Washington, DC, "as a holder of a Federal permit to take migratory birds for scientific purposes, you are now required … to submit a report … of operations conducted thereunder," please use the enclosed form [attached] to make your report," Jun 1, 1935; Letter from J.N. Darling, the Department will no longer issue permits for the collection of migratory birds for scientific purposes and will recall those from permittees whose qualifications are doubtful, Aug 14, 1934; Letter from J.N. Darling, we enclose a copy of the Act of Congress imposing a stamp tax [attached] on those who take migratory waterfowl -- please sign and return the attached receipt of acknowledgement [Stirton wrote at the bottom of the letter "Discontinue permit"], Jul 10, 1934; Letter from Mary B. Colb, Librarian, The Boston Society of Natural History, Boston, Massachusetts, thanks for the two separates on antelocaprids and Tertiary mammalian faunas, Mar 27, 1939; Letter to the attention of G.A. Kristy, Brilliant Searchlight Manufacturing Company, Chicago, Illinois, please send me four double lens lamps and the following accessories, Sep 22, 1941; Letter to the Brilliant Searchlight Manufacturing Company, we would like to purchase four bull's eye carbide hunting lamps for our expedition to Central America, Sep 17, 1941; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to Phil F. Brogan, The Bend Bulletin, Bend, Oregon, I have been interested in the Mascall and later faunas in that area for some time, the specimen you sent is a lower jaw of a small mustelid, Oct 15, 1937; Letter from P.F. Brogan, sending you a small lower jaw I found at the V3427 locality for identification, plan to send Chaney some leaf impressions from the Hampton butte area (probably Bridge Creek), Oct 12, 1937; Letter from P.F. Brogan, thanks for identifying the skull of Eporeodon found at the Logan butte locality -- please return the specimen, Dec 12, 1934; Letter from Charles Brooks, Acting Superintendent, United States Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, Rosebud, South Dakota, you may "do some geological research work on this reservation … provided you obtain permission from the Indian owners of the lands on which you wish to carry on your work," Jun 28, 1934.
Folder 6: Stirton "B" Correspondence, people 1, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Postcard from Thomas Barbour, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, thanking Camp and Stirton for publications received, [no date]; Postcard from J.L. Baker, Richmond, California, I think I have a large mysterious vertebra -- call me if you are interested, Apr 15, 1936; Letter to C.C. Bacon, Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Muscotah, Kansas, "it is imperative that [my father's] farm be sold, for I shall not be able to meet the interest and taxes on another payment," Jul 11, 1930; Letter to L.G. Baker, Purchasing Department, UC Berkeley, re the loss of traps on our expedition to El Salvador, "I can only say that some of the traps were stolen by natives and others were carried away by animals," Dec 3, 1942; Letter to Charles Lawrence Baker, Department of Geology, Texas A & M College, College Station, Texas, I would be glad to do preliminary identifications of the Pleistocene collections obtained by W. Armstrong Price but no more -- with the Francis and Price collections as an inducement, the authorities should add a vertebrate paleontologist to your staff, Oct 1, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to C.L. Baker, we would like to study the Francis type specimens -- I, the horses, and VanderHoof, the Aleurodons. Hesse would be willing to go there and study the collections, Sep 16, 1937; Letter from C.L. Baker, re the Francis collections -- studying them and the loan of types, Sep 9, 1937; Letter from C.L. Baker, have requested that you be loaned the Francis types, W. Armstrong Price's Pleistocene collections from the coastal plains and lagoons of south Texas are of utmost importance and need to be studied -- perhaps by you?, Sep 27, 1937; Letter to C.L. Baker, am anxious to study the Francis types, particularly those in the Navasota fauna -- could I borrow them and make casts?, Jul 2, 1937; Letter from C.L. Baker, Dr. Francis has three or four good specimens of fossil gar pikes, probably Lepidotus -- "thought some of your force might like to study them," Jan 6, 1936; Letter from C.L. Baker [two copies, one handwritten and one typed], Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, a discussion of fossil localities near Navasota, Cold Springs in San Jacinto County, and Burton in Washington County, Mar 4, 1935; Letter from C.L. Baker, the director of the new museum at the University of Texas is William McGill, a newspaper man, and I'm sure he has a lot to learn about the museum business, Sep 20, 1935; Letter from C.L. Baker, am sending you a Pennsylvanian bone from the lower Marble Falls limestone found in a creek valley south of Cypress Mills, Blanco County, Texas, Feb 7, 1935; Letter from C.L. Baker, news of your collecting fossils along the Canadian River has led to the introduction of a bill in the state legislature that would require fossil collectors to obtain a license from the state, Feb 12, 1929; Letter from William L. Ball, Alanreed, Texas, thanks for the publications, found some new specimens, pleased to hear that you plan to continue working in this section of the country, Aug 22, 1930; Letter to W.L. Ball, comments on some of the fossils collected in Texas during the summer, Dr. Matthew is ill, Jul 19, 1930; Letter from W.F. Barbat, Standard Oil Company of California, Taft, California, observations re the Chanac Formation, may be older Pliocene sediments than the Jacalitos, Dec 212, 1939; The following postcard and letter are stapled together: Postcard from W.F. Barbat, thanks for your paper on Bay Region mammals and the two reprints, Oct 30, 1939; Letter to W.F. Barbat, question re the relationships between the Mint Canyon Neroly, the Chanac, and Orinda-Siesta, Dec 12, 1939; Letter to T. Barbour, re papers by White on the Miocene and Pliocene faunas of Florida, Mar 3, 1943; Letter to Erwin H. Barbour, Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, thanks for the bound copy of University of Nebraska publications, "all of my activities this summer will be confined to the region just back of Berkeley," May 13, 1937; Letter from E.H. Barbour, Henry Fairfield Osborn visited and was pleased with our Syndyoceras and your cast of Synthetoceras, Aug 19, 1933; Letter from Dorothea M.A. Bate, British Museum (Natural History), London, thanks for the reprints and could you possibly send one of "A Correlation of some Miocene and Pliocene Mammalian Assemblages in North America and Asia," Dec 21, 1935; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from George F. Beck, Central Washington College of Education, Ellensburg, Washington, hope to come to Berkeley in August in September and will bring equid material, Mar 14, 1939; Letter to G.F. Beck, happy to have you come here in August and September, Apr 14, 1939; Letter from G.F. Beck, can't come down with fossil vertebrates over the holidays but hope to do so in August next year, Dec 4, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to G.F. Beck, hope you can visit during the holidays and would be happy to go over your specimens at that time, you are in a good position to get more information on the late Tertiary vertebrates of eastern Oregon, Nov 16, 1937; Letter from G.F. Beck, hope to go over the material I have collected from various localities and horizons in central Washington with you, perhaps in August and September, Nov 11, 1937; Letter from G.F. Beck, thanks for the papers, do you have any papers on horses and camels, particularly Calippus, Nannippus, and Megatylopus?, observations on camels of the Ringold Formation (Othello and Lind Coulee horizons) and the Wahluke Formation, Feb 5, 1937; The following three letters are stapled together: Letter to G.F. Beck, information on Nannippus, Calippus, and Megatylopus, Feb 17, 1937; Letter to G.F. Beck, sending you the Garretson Grade specimens for comparison, thanks for the separates, you should check on the validity of your Plesippus wardensis name, the museum library would like a complete set of your Geological Bulletins, Jan 20, 1937; Letter from G.F. Beck, your camel remains from the Garretson grade are in the Ellensburg Formation, we have encountered many camel bones above the Columbia basalts in the Ellensburg, Ringold, and Wahluke Formations, would like to compare your Garretson camel phalange with our camel phalanges, Jan 6, 1937; Letter from J.D. Black, Museum of Birds and Mammals, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, I am sending you the requested skeleton, work has not yet started on the new museum, Apr 10, 1934; Letter from Hilda Kuo, Secretary, Department of Anatomy, Peiping Union Medical College, Peiping, China, Davidson Black thanks you for the reprint on the Equidae from the Pliocene of Texas, Jan 29, 1931; Letter from Elsbeth Madvig, Secretary to Eliot Blackwelder, Department of Geology, Stanford University, California, I have enclosed a letter from Professor Blackwelder re the bone turned over to Mr. Goeris for you, [no date]; Letter from E. Blackwelder, I will be happy to endorse you for a Guggenheim Fellowship, Oct 4, 1940; Letter to E. Blackwelder, I have included your name as a reference in my application for a Guggenheim Fellowship, Sep 21, 1940; Postcard from E. Blackwelder, thanks for the copy of your papers on "Cenozoic mammal remains from the San Francisco Bay region," "Significance of Tertiary mammalian faunas in Holarctic correlation with especial reference to the Pliocene in California," and "Methods and procedures in the Valentine question," Nov 1, 1939; Letter from E. Blackwelder, my knowledge of the Pleistocene of the Bay region is scanty but I will try to visit the Irvington locality, Dec 20, 1938; Letter to E. Blackwelder, I should like your reaction to a possible dating of the beds at the Irvington locality, would like to work out a correlation between the Paso Robles, Santa Clara, Merced and other local formations of similar age with vertebrates, Dec 13, 1938; The following three letters are stapled together: Letter from E. Blackwelder, thanks for your helpful letter about Pleistocene elephants, Nov 23, 1938; Letter to E. Blackwelder, on the Columbian and hairy mammoths, the overemphasis on correlation using Pleistocene mammals, Nov 21, 1938; Letter from E. Blackwelder, I have become interested in some mammoth finds in northeastern Utah and am sending you measurements of two of the teeth -- can you identify the species?, Nov 19, 1938; Letter to Ygnacio S. Bonillas, Richmond Petroleum Company, Bogota, Colombia, I can "give you a better age determination on the fossil mammalian assemblages which we collected in the Magdalena basin of Colombia," here is a list of the mammals identified in the Lower Oligocene and a list of those from the late Miocene assemblage near Villavieja, Jul 16, 1945; Letter from L.R. Bower, Dentist, Chadron, Nebraska [to Stirton in Martin, South Dakota], you are welcome to keep the lizard skull but I would like to have it back at some point, [no date]; Letter to Mrs. Clarence (Lola) Bowman [Stirton's sister], North Topeka, Kansas, thanks for the application blanks for birth certificates but we "find that it is not necessary to have a birth certificate for the issuance of a passport," our expedition begins Thursday and we head for New Orleans, Nov 4, 1941; Letter to L. Bowman, could you get me an application blank for a birth certificate for Nate as he is going on the expedition to Central America, Oct 7, 1941; Letter from William Kelso Gealey, Los Angeles, California, "here is the major portion of the opus," May 16, [no year]; List of 16 researchers involved with biosystematics at Berkeley and Davis, [no date]; Two copies [three pages each] of Stirton's bibliography/publications, not counting published abstracts presented in scientific meetings, dating from 1929 to 1943, includes papers in press, in preparation, and planned, [no date]; Sheet with pencil drawings of "Cusp arrangement for beavers, hystricimorphs [sic], and cricetines etc.," [no date]; Letter from W.H. Burt, apparently a solicitation for a donation to the K.U. Endowment Association, Dyche Museum Fund, Jun 26, 1944.
Folder 7: Stirton "B" Correspondence, people 2, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Postcard from Bill, Chairman, Editorial Board, Journal of Mammalogy, College Station, Texas, your communication "Ailuraena Stirton and Christian referred to Chasmoporthetes Hay" has been received and accepted for publication," Jan 10, 1941; Sheet with list of Botanical Collecting Equipment, said equipment being divided up into four boxes, [no date]; Letter to Norman Braden, Paducah Junior College, Paducah, Kentucky, I plan to ship you some miscellaneous Pliocene fossil mammal remains and hopefully some marine specimens, Feb 25, 1935; Letter from N. Braden, can I arrange for a loan of paleontological material, including marine specimens, for exhibiting at our college?, Dec 17, 1934; Letter from J.W. Britton, Division of Veterinary Science, College of Agriculture, UC Davis, California, I'm sorry but we do not have any of the requested specimens here, Feb 10, 1944; Letter from Wiley G. Brooks, President, Nebraska State Teachers College, Chadron, Nebraska, thank you for the box of fossil specimens, Sep 25, 1941; Letter from M.D. Bryant, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley, to Claude W. Hibbard, Museum of Vertebrate Paleontology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, Stirton and I have been working on the fossil sciurids that you sent us, I am returning the galley you sent us, Dec 30, 1940; Letter from Flora S. Boynton, Office Secretary, Kansas University Endowment Association, Lawrence, Kansas, thank you for your contribution -- it "will be added to the contributions sent in by Mr. W.H. Burt for the creation of a trust to be known as the "Dyche Museum Fund," Aug 21, 1942; Letter from Fred M. Bullard, Chairman and Associate Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, Cope's types are being shipped to you, we would be pleased to have a skull of Smilodon, Feb 24, 1936; Letter from C.D. Bunker, Assistant Curator, Museum of Birds and Mammals, Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, holiday greetings, Dec 23, 1935; Letter to C.S.[sic] Bunker, I would like to borrow what skulls you have of Blarina b. brevicauda, Oct 21, 1929; Letter to C.D. Bunker, did a month of collecting in Texas, my dermestid colony is doing nice work on the skeletons you gave me, Jun 23, 1929; Letter to C.D. Bunker, the skeletal material you gave me is wonderful, here are some more specimens that I'd like, I shall get some California species for you, Mar 29, 1929; Letter from C.D. Bunker, acknowledge receipt of the small mammal skins and skulls, shipped you a box of skeletons, Mar 18, 1929; Letter to C.D. Bunker, sent you a box of skins and skulls of Dipidomys and Peromyscus before I left Canadian [Texas], Mar 11, 1929; The following two letters are clipped together: Letter from C.D. Bunker, I am sending you several bird skeletons for the student, Oct 2, 1928; Letter to C.D. Bunker, we received your shipment of bird material [Bunker invoice of shipped specimens attached], Oct 10, 1928; Letter to C.D. Bunker, we have a student making a comparative study of the osteology of the roadrunner so I would appreciate it if you could send us what skeletal material you have pertaining to the Cuculidae family, Sep 27, 1928; Letter from C.D. Bunker, collecting and museum news, thanks for sending me the fine skins, Aug 16, 1928; Letter from C.D. Bunker, sending you some salamander material and sample boxes, Feb 2, 1928; Letter from C.D. Bunker, museum news, Dec 19, 1927; Letter from C.D. Bunker, museum news, talk of [W.D.] Matthew's interest in Stirton as a possible curator of his collections, Oct 15, 1927; Letter from C.D. Bunker, collecting and museum news, Sep 8, 1927; Letter from C.D. Bunker to Donald R. Dickey, Pasadena, California, re Stirton's education and character and further graduate work, Mar 14, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey to C.D. Bunker, we have finished checking in Stirton's Kansas material except for seven missing skulls and a few skeletons, Dec 3, 1926; Letter to C.D. Bunker from D.R. Dickey, re El Salvador collecting, mammal skeletons received in exchange for those "left behind in error," "the material collected by the Stirtons this fall, in Kansas, ... is certainly splendid stuff," Nov 18, 1926; Letter from "Your Wife, Henry" [on C.D. Bunker's letterhead], am sending you more of your correspondence, museum/university news, Sep 21, 1926; Letter from Burt [on C.D. Bunker's letterhead], will send your mail at once, museum/university news, Sep 15, 1926; Letter from "Your Loving Wife, Henry" [on C.D. Bunker's letterhead], re Stirton's field work, some collecting tips, museum news, Sep 13, 1926; Letter from C.D. Bunker, collecting and museum news, Aug 5, 1926; Letter from C.D. Bunker, you better have your traps shipped here and have Dickey send some large mouse traps -- you can pick them up as you come west, Jul 19, 1926; Letter from C.D. Bunker, collecting news, sorry you won't be able to join us on our first trip in the truck, Jul 12, 1926; Letter from C.D. Bunker, museum and personal news [Stirton may be in Central America at this time]; May 28, 1926; Letter from E.F.C., Secretary, to C.D. Bunker, at the request of Stirton I am sending you a box of five bird specimens that he collected in El Salvador, May 25, 1926; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from H.P. Burleigh, Junior Geologist, United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey, Amarillo, Texas, I am interested in the publications "Equidae from the Pliocene of Texas" and "A New Genus of Artiodactyla from the Clarendon, Lower Pliocene of Texas," Oct 26, 1934; Letter to H.P. Burleigh, glad to send you some of my separates, Oct 30, 1934; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to John J. Burke, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, thanks for the measurements and other information on Teleodus uintensis Peterson -- "our diorama is well on its way toward completion," "I feel that true cusp homologies in rodents still are not conclusively proven," Sep 23, 1938; Letter from J.J. Burke, though our Teleodus material is badly crushed and distorted, we estimate that that animal stood about 4.5 feet at the shoulder and 4 feet at the hips, Sep 7, 1938; Letter from J.J. Burke, I have received the nine specimens of Cylindrodon fontis, Aug 21, 1934; Letter from Charles E. Burt, Professor, Department of Biology, Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas, glad to send you four or five papers of mine, Jan 20, 1932; Letter from W.H. Burt, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, teaching, museum and personal news, haven't been able to get going on the El Salvador collection, Jan 17, 1944; Letter from W.H. Burt, teaching and museum news, Aug 31, 1943; Letter from W.H. Burt, time once again to send in your check for the Dyche Museum Fund, May 31, 1943; Letter to W.H. Burt, "I am told that we made a very nice collection in El Salvador," am cataloging some of the collections that came in before I left for Central America, Oct 29, 1942; Letter from W.H. Burt, re sending in your contribution to the Dyche Museum Fund which will actually by used to supplement the salary of our friend C.D. Bunker who is having a hard time on his barely subsistence-level income, Jul 27, 1942; Letter from W.H. Burt, re a choice of two approaches to raising funds to supplement the income of our friend C.D. Bunker [see Burt letter of Jun 17], [no date]; Letter to W.H. Burt, re helping C.D. Bunker, observations on our collecting success in El Salvador, Jun 17, 1942; Letter from W.H. Burt, "hope you had a successful trip" [to El Salvador], proposition to help C.D. Bunker enclosed, Jun 11, 1942; Letter from W.H. Burt, "I omitted the most important species of all in the list I sent you" [Peromyscus stirtoni], Sep 30, 1941; Letter to W.H. Burt, "we shall leave for New Orleans on our way to El Salvador" after the first of November, Milton Hildebrand will go along as our mammalogist and should be of considerable help in writing the report, Sep 4, 1941; Letter from W.H. Burt, "herewith is a list of the Salvador collections" with locality information, scientific and common names, etc., [no date]; Note from W.H. Burt, "Dope on Salvador maus[?] was sent first class," [no date]; Letter to W.H. Burt, all I can do is wait and see what happens with the Guggenheim, "it seems as though I shall get all the assistance that I want from MVZ and our own museum," I'd like the citation for that book that has a discussion of chromatin, Dec 10, 1940; Letter from W.H. Burt, "I shall get at the Salvador material and have ready for you a rough draft of the species and their ranges in Salvador so you can take it with you if you get your Fellowship to return to the country," we may be able to help you financially by furnishing field equipment or purchasing specimens from you, Oct 5, 1940; Letter to W.H. Burt, "I am … applying for a Guggenheim to return to El Salvador not only for some additional collecting and photos but to look for fossils. This may carry me into Honduras and Guatemala," Sep 14, 1940; Letter from W.H. Burt, "I am so happy about your progress toward that damned degree," I shall attend the mammal meetings in Denver in June, Dec 21, 1939; Letter to W.H. Burt, feel guilty about the Salvador collection because I have been unable to find time to carry on that work, I've given up hope of going to the mammal meetings in Louisiana, Mar 13, 1939; Letter from W.H. Burt, your notes have arrived, I have all the specimens here now [El Salvador mammals?] but have done practically nothing on the collection, Mar 6, 1939; Letter from W.H. Burt, I have the El Salvador mammals here with me though a lot are still in Washington -- hope to have someone there ship them to me, send me your notes, I will "finish the taxonomic part," there are over 100 forms at present, Aug 25, 1938; Letter from W.H. Burt, "thanks for your title for the forthcoming meeting of the Society at Berkeley," send me a short abstract of your paper, Jun 17, 1938; Letter to W.H. Burt, I am enclosing two papers for the Mammalogy Meetings here in Berkeley ("The skull of Osteoborus validus from the Early Pliocene of Texas" and "The significance of Tertiary Mammalian Faunas in Holarctic correlation"), Jun 8, 1938; Letter from W.H. Burt, "I will be in Berkeley Sunday and Monday next," Apr 13, 1938; Letter from W.H. Burt, museum news, "I hear the Dickey collections are as near to being unsettled as they ever were," Apr 8, 1935; Letter from W.H. Burt [sent from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California], intrigues surrounding the unresolved fate of Dickey's collections and library involving Cal Tech and the Santa Barbara Museum, Sep 7, 1934; Letter from W.H. Burt [sent from California Institute of Technology], the bats arrived okay, glad to hear that you are coming to the meetings, Mar 20, 1933; Letter from W.H. Burt [sent from California Institute of Technology], brought some specimens up to Berkeley and looked at some while there, finished my cat paper, am gradually getting the collection [Cal Tech's?] in shape, sounds like the mammalogist meeting will be interesting, May 20, 1930; Letter from W.H. Burt [sent from Agenda, Kansas], travel plans to Berkeley, Jul 26, 1927; Letter from W.H. Burt [sent from the University of Kansas], "luck to you and George [Louderback?] on your next trip and may you bring back all the mammals in Salvador," Monday noon [no date]; Letter from W.H. Burt [this and older letters sent from the University of Kansas], "I expect you are back at Pasadena by now" [from El Salvador?], will be taking the train and bus to Berkeley, "hope we can take some of the same classes together," "my plan now is to do osteological work on birds" but I don't know if that will suit Grinnell, Jul 19, 1927; Letter from W.H. Burt, I have most of my Master's thesis done, don't know when I will have my orals, hear that you didn't get [the teaching fellowship] at Berkeley but Bunk [C.D. Bunker] "says that he hopes you will decide to take your Master's here" [University of Kansas], museum news and classmate updates, May 12, 1927; Letter from W.H. Burt [to Stirton in El Salvador], school and museum news, Mar 16, 1927; Letter from W.H. Burt, will stay here next year and try to get my Master's, Monday evening [no date]; Letter from Perry Byerly, Department of Geological Sciences, UC Berkeley, I have written a letter of introduction for you to Señor Mejia and I hope that he will be of aid to you, Oct 20, 1941; Postcard from S.S. Berry, Redlands, California, thanks for sending the separates and for returning the tooth (that you identified as belonging to a seal), Feb 12, 1936; Postcard from E.S. Bastin, Chicago, Illinois, thanks for sending the three separates, Jan 7, 1935.
Folder 8: Stirton "C" Correspondence, people 1, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Letter to Charles L. Camp, Department of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, "our course in Paleontology I is in serious need of revision," "it is my considered opinion that the course in Paleontology I as offered by Dr. Ralph W. Chaney has not been satisfactory," Jul 13, 1945; Letter to C.L. Camp, "as a continuation of my investigations in Central America I should like to raise funds to search for vertebrate fossils in northwestern Colombia," thoughts on the migration of mammals between North and South America, Oct 26, 1943; Letter to C.L. Camp [in Kayenta, Arizona], am expecting our shipment from Central America any day now, news about Joe Gregory, VanderHoof, others, Jun 11, 1942; Letter from C.L. Camp [to Stirton in San Salvador, El Salvador], I'm glad that you're "getting the stuff out of the country" [El Salvador], wartime news, "I am writing to [Alden?] Miller telling him you are accepting the curatorship at Los Angeles on your own terms," Apr 6, 1942; Letter from C.L. Camp, "Dr. R.A. Stirton … is engaged in conducting a scientific expedition into Salvador and adjacent areas in Central America … the University will greatly appreciate any help that may be given to Dr. Stirton," Oct 15, 1941; Letter from C.L. Camp, talk of "a letter of guarantee" and "a guarantee of payment for all University property" may relate to the loss of Stirton's equipment, VanderHoof leaving to take a commission in the Air Corps for ground service so you may have to take over all his teaching, May 5, 1942; Letter from C.L. Camp [to Stirton in Imlay, Nevada], congratulations on your interesting discovery [a Pleistocene quarry], Sam [Welles], Joe Marshall, Frank Peabody and I are going to Arizona in three weeks, the bibliography is finished except for the typing, May 3, 1939; Letter to C.L. Camp [in Jemez Springs, New Mexico], re problems with Richey and publicizing the Black Hawk Ranch Quarry, Jul 18, 1938; Letter from C.L. Camp [from Jemez Springs, New Mexico], re Richey and his continuing or stopping work at the Black Hawk Ranch Quarry, working two localities here in the canyon -- Lower Abo (Lower Permian), Art White "is an exceptionally good field man" and "will handle the WPA program in the field with entire satisfaction I'm sure," Jul 14, 1938; Letter to C.L. Camp [in Winslow, Arizona], Al Oakley says you promised to get him a job, events out at the Black Hawk Ranch Quarry, Huff making progress on La Brea diorama, Jun 8, 1938; Letter to C.L. Camp [in Jemez Springs, New Mexico], received your New Mexico specimens, "Huff has finished the Pleistocene mammals," Phoenix quits working at the Black Hawk Ranch Quarry, Jul 7, 1938; Letter from C.L. Camp [from Meteor Crater, Arizona], news re the Moenkopi quarry, now have 15 skulls and skull impressions of Capitosaurus, tracks of Chirotherium [sic] are abundant, Jun 16, 1938; Letter from C.L. Camp, re Don Crabtree of Idaho, his 800+ pounds of mammal fossil bones collected in Idaho, and whether he can be put to work at the museum or in the field, Mar 1, 1938; Letter from C.L. Camp [to Stirton at Hinckley, California], re Stirton's field situation, Huff is working on the dicynodont skull, Feb 14, 1938; Letter from C.L. Camp [to Stirton at Barstow, California], re Stirton's Ricardo block, Fair news, Placerias skull casts, Feb 25, 1938; Letter from C.L. Camp, provides location of a cave northwest of Barstow that may contain human or animal bones and advises Stirton to "get up there if you can," [no date]; Letter from C.L. Camp, re paleontology news and concerns, crowding in the Hearst Mining Building, Apr 1, 1936; Letter from C.L. Camp [from Jacob's Head, South Africa], shipping you boxes of fossil material, new locality in the Tapinocephalus zone with therocephalians, have a Pareiasaurus and more, Jan 21, 1936; Letter from C.L. Camp [from near Tenerife, written on United Netherlands Navigation Company letterhead], re Camp's visits to European museums and fossil exchanges that have been arranged, Nov 14, 1935; Letter from C.L. Camp [from Abiquiu, New Mexico], re a "new quarry here discovered by Anderson … There are hundreds of complete bones of very small reptiles," Jun 22, 1934; Document entitled "Vertebrate Paleontology News for Northern California" [written in pencil is "sent to Colbert"], summary of what the UC paleontologists have been doing, [no date but is clearly early 1940s]; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to Eugene Cantot, San Francisco, California, "if you can make arrangements to go with me Sunday to the Montezuma Hills, we shall be able to look into the fossil finds which you have made," Apr 30, 1937; Letter from E. Cantot, I could take you to the locality in the Montezuma Hills if you care to arrange a weekend trip, Apr 28, 1937; Letter to E. Cantot, I have just heard about your fossils from the Montezuma Hills and we are quite interested in fossils from that area, Apr 26, 1937; The following eight letters/postcards are stapled together: Letter to Kenneth E. Castor, Department of Geology and Geography, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, T.F. Thompson sent me fossil vertebrate remains for identification -- may I borrow the ones he sent to you so that I can give Thompson a complete report, Nov 20, 1942; Letter from K.E. Caster, if you are referring to two bones sent to me by Stewart M. Jones from the Cenozoic deposits of the Canal Zone I shall be delighted to send them to you, Nov 24, 1942; Letter to K.E. Caster, the bones sent to you by Jones evidently are the ones in which T.F. Thompson is interested, "I was asked to furnish them a systematic report on the material," Nov 27, 1942; Postcard from K.E. Caster, am sending you the Panamanian bones today, Dec 1, 1942; Letter to K.E. Caster, the bones you sent me arrived safely, Dec 8, 1942; Letter to K.E. Caster, I have not as yet been able to determine the genus or species of the fragmentary turtle femora that you sent me, Feb 22, 1943; Letter from K.E. Caster, keep the turtle femora -- the Panamanian bones should stay together, Mar 15, 1943; Letter to C.L. Camp, the UC "expedition to El Salvador, conducted under the auspices of the Museum of Paleontology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, will sail from New Orleans November 12, 1941," includes complete itinerary and list of personnel, Oct 13, 1941; Letter from E.B. Chamberlain, The Charleston Museum, Charleston, South Carolina, "the jaw of Holmesina came in yesterday and your letter this morning," Mar 23, 1937; The following three letters are stapled together: Letter to E.B. Chamberlain, sorry for the delay in returning the jaw of Holmesina to you, Mar 17, 1937; Letter from E.B. Chamberlain, thanks for your letter in which you identify the Edisto Beach fossil [Holmesina], Mar 9, 1937; Letter to E.B. Chamberlain, E. Raymond Hall turned over to me the fossil jaw found by H.M. Rutledge on the front beach of Edisto Beach, Charleston, South Carolina, and I have identified it as Holmesina septentuonalis Leidy, Feb 17, 1937; Letter from Will Chamberlain, Clarendon, Texas, "received our publication today and certainly thank you for the good work," made some wonderful discoveries with Mr. Frick this past winter, Jun 11, 1939; Letter from W. Chamberlain, personal news, Mar 14, 1939; Letter from W. Chamberlain, personal news, "the Smilodon skull you gave me is the finest specimen in our museum," Nov 1, 1938; Letter from W. Chamberlain, interested in ordering some reprints of our paper appearing in the Journal of Paleontology, Oct 22, 1938; Letter from W. Chamberlain, thanks for sending a copy of the Pliohippus paper [12-page typed copy attached], going out to the fossil field again soon, Jun 17, 1938; Letter to W. Chamberlain, "at last I have finished a paper on the Pliohippus skull which you sent here," I enclose a carbon copy for your criticisms, Jun 1, 1938; Letter from W. Chamberlain, personal news, thanks for the literature, Nov 20, 1935; Letter from W. Chamberlain to E. Raymond Hall [note from Hall clipped to letter asking "Do you choose to attend to this?," Feb 10, 1937], am sending you for identification the right half of a lower jaw of a fossil mammal found by H.M. Rutledge on the front beach of Edisto Beach, Charleston, South Carolina, Feb 3, 1937; Letter from W. Chamberlain, re the Pliohippus skull and other specimens found here, the ranchers have given me control over 700 sections in four counties and we allow no vandalism, Dec 2, 1937; Letter to W. Chamberlain [a handwritten draft?], I will have your clay sample analyzed, your clay may be of interest to oil companies, enclose excerpt [present] on the use of this clay in oil fields, Nov 6, [no year]; Letter to W. Chamberlain, received the beautiful Pliohippus fossulatus skull and hope to write a paper on it, Nov 22, 1937; Letter from W. Chamberlain, haven't heard whether you received the horse skull, Nov 14, 1937; Letter to W. Chamberlain, I've sent you the Smilodon skull, Sep 30, 1937; Letter from W. Chamberlain, thanks for the Smilodon skull, it will make a wonderful exhibit for our museum here, I'll send the Pliohippus skull to you, Oct 3, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from W. Chamberlain, I enclose photos of the Pliohippus skull I found, write it up and name me as junior author then please return it -- it will be displayed in our "Donley County Museum" at "Clarendon College," Jul 8, 1937; Letter from W. Chamberlain, your Pliohippus skull is worthy of a paper, let us keep it and I'll send you a Smilodon skull in exchange, Jul 13, 1937; Letter from W. Chamberlain [clipped to the letter is a receipt for the skull shipment], the Pliohippus skull is on its way to you, provides specifics about the locality where it was found, Oct 9, 1937; Letter to W. Chamberlain, problems with putting together complete Smilodon skulls, I've sent a Smilodon skull to you, Sep 7, 1937; Letter from W. Chamberlain, thanks for sending the reprint on "The Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas" and for using my name under the Clarendon Fauna, personal news, Sep 26, 1936; Letter to W. Chamberlain, when Dr. Carlson finishes analyzing your sample I will send you his report, Nov 27, 1936; Letter from W. Chamberlain, I am sending you a clay sample and would like to know something about it because the oil companies use tons of it, Nov 1, 1936; Letter from W. Chamberlain, thanks for sending a copy of "Equidae of the Pliocene of Texas," Jan 18, 1931; Letter from W. Chamberlain [to Stirton in Alanreed, Texas], I've written to Mr. Collett and "I know he will be able to direct you to something worthwhile," May 25, 1931; Letter from W. Chamberlain, thanks for the information you sent and also for the teeth, Oct 4, 1931; Letter from W. Chamberlain [clipped to the letter is a newspaper clipping on fossil finds by Charles W. Gilmore and Norman H. Boss, both of the Smithsonian Institution], please return the little carnivore teeth I sent you to Jerome D. Stocking, Oct 2, 1931; Letter from W. Chamberlain, thanks for sending the literature, I have information on a couple of new fossil beds in other counties of the panhandle, would be happy to send you an 80 to 100 pound block filled with bones if you like, Jul 26, 1930; Letter from W. Chamberlain, thanks for the tools and shellac you left for me, found a fossil of a seed pod that I gave to Mr. Studer, Jul 24, 1930; Letter from W. Chamberlain, the block I planned to send you was cemented in so I have to wait for rain before I can get it out, sending a fragment of a horse jaw that I found while trenching around the aforementioned block, Oct 4, 1930; Letter from W. Chamberlain, the block I planned to send you "was destroyed while I was away by careless men who did not know or care what they were doing," will send another block when we find a good one, Oct 31, 1930; Letter to W. Chamberlain, "I intend to continue the work in Donley County until a proper correlation has been made of its faunas," some of the interesting material found there in the Clarendon, Dr. Matthew is sick, Jul 19, 1930; Letter from Charles Christman, Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, sending you a box of supplies for your field work, May 19, 1930; Postcard from Wayne G. Christian, The West Texas Teachers College, Canyon, Texas, "I'm sending the slides that you let me use in Denver," Jul 5, 1940; The following ten letters are clipped together: Letter from W.G. Christian, I plan to attend the Denver meetings, does the California Institute of Technology have a good department of paleontology?, Jun 20, 1940; Letter from W.G. Christian, the types of Ailuraena johnstoni, Osteoborus hilli, and the camel specimen have arrived, May 5, 1940; Letter from W.G. Christian, I have nothing further to add to the correction of the Ailuraena johnstoni paper, had to give up my work at Cal Tech -- and lose my fellowship -- because of illness, Dec 28, 1940; Letter to W.G. Christian, have heard from T.S. Palmer that the name Ailuraena is preoccupied so have written a note for publication in the Journal of Mammalogy, information re allocation of and payment for separates, Dec 19, 1940; Letter from W.G. Christian, received our manuscript and can see no need for further changes -- so will send it on to Mr. Howell after it is retyped, Apr 22, 1940; Letter to W.G. Christian, "I am sending today our manuscript for your consideration," if okay send it to Mr. Arthur Howell, Bureau of Biological Survey, Department of Interior, Washington, DC, Apr 16, 1940; Letter from W.G. Christian, "I am enclosing the description of the [Cita Canyon] type locality [attached] which you asked for," put the WPA in the acknowledgements, Apr 4, 1940; Letter to W.G. Christian, the line drawings are almost done, writing a description should not take long, "I suggest that it should be named for C. Stuart Johnston," could you furnish a description of the type locality?, I will send you the manuscript when it is completed, Mar 28, 1940; Letter from W.G. Christian, I will send you a cast of "the other specimen figured in Mr. Johnston's paper," I found the lower jaw of a large cat-like carnivore -- can I send it to you for identification?, Jan 19, 1940; Letter from W.G. Christian, I am sending you "the only good jaw that we have" of Osteoborus hilli along with a cast that you may keep, Jan 4, 1940; Letter from Wilbur B. Clemenger, San Bernardino, California, personal news, give a cast of that rhino tooth to Donald Hoffmeister, a zoology student of Professor Hall's, and he will bring it down to me, Mar 6, 1940; Letter from Thomas Clements, Department of Geology, University of Southern California, thank you for the reprints of your papers, May 2, 1936; Letter to A.S. Coggeshall, Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, California, singing the praises of William Gordon Huff and Ray Strong and urging Coggeshall to consider hiring them for a project in Santa Barbara, Mar 22, 1939; Letter from Edwin H. Colbert, Chairman, Department of Amphibians and Reptiles, American Museum of Natural History, New York City,  sorry for the mix-up on the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Bulletin, Mar 24, 1944; Letter to E.H. Colbert, enjoyed the last bulletin but found "that we missed the boat again in getting our news items in," would you make some measurements of Protolabis longiceps teeth for me?, Mar 14, 1944; Letter to E.H. Colbert, sending you three short items for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Bulletin, Oct 13, 1943; Letter from E.H. Colbert, thanks for the separates and for putting me on your mailing list, Mar 7, 1935; Letter from E.H. Colbert [on Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, letterhead], we request your opinion re the worth of "publishing a catalogue describing all of the types of fossil vertebrates now present in the Academy collections," Dec 31, 1937; Letter from E.H. Colbert, send me any news of interest for the next Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Bulletin, Aug 26, 1943; Letter from E.H. Colbert, opinions re Hipparion and its origins, Asian and North American age correlations, exchange of separates, Feb 20, 1935; Letter from E.H. Colbert, a difference of opinion re the Asiatic Hipparion and Chleuastochoerus, would like to be put on your mailing list, Jan 30, 1935; Letter from E.H. Colbert, thanks for the Hemphill negatives -- we'll make prints and return them, Apr 3, 1935; Letter from E.H. Colbert, one of our artists is making a series of oil paintings of typical Tertiary formations for our hall of Tertiary mammals but we need photos of the Barstow and Goodnight or Hemphill beds -- can you help us?, Mar 2, 1935; Letter from E.H. Colbert, am returning your negatives to you, Apr 22, 1935; Letter from E.H. Colbert, thanks for your letter and all the information therein, "your observations on Moropus merriami are just what I need," I appreciate your offer to loan me chalicothere material, Jan 5, 1934; Letter from Nell L. Bowen, Secretary to Dr. Cooke, United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, Washington, DC, your letter re your paper on Tertiary mammalian faunas in Holarctic correlation will be brought to Cooke's attention when he returns from the field, Nov 21, 1938; Letter from Emma Cother, found your picks but are afraid to send them to Valentine because you may not be there, Jul 25, [no year]; Letter to Helen M. Colescott, Vallejo, California, found the bones you sent in when I returned from the field -- would you like them returned?, Aug 24, 1934; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from G.E. Condra, State Geologist, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, glad you had a good summer with Mr. Amundson and others at Valentine, re the terms "Valentine" and "Niobrara River," we hope to come to some conclusions re the "names that should be applied to the various natural subdivisions" in conferences held with the Surveys of Kansas, Wyoming, and South Dakota, Feb 1, 1937; Letter to G.E. Condra, "I  shall keep you in touch with any of our field activities in your state," Feb 5, 1937; Letter to G.E. Condra, defends his usage of, and explains the history behind, the use of "Valentine" and "Niobrara River" faunal names, Oct 26, 1936; Letter from G.E. Condra, thanks for the copy of "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas," Oct 21, 1936; Letter from G.E. Condra, thanks for sending me copies of seven publications, Mar 9, 1935; Letter to Paul O. McGrew, Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, from G.E. Condra, outlines many problems with Stirton and McGrew's usage of names such as "Valentine zone," age determinations, and other facts in "the paper which you forwarded," Mar 18, 1935; Note from C. Wythe Cooke, Editor, Journal of Paleontology, The Paleontological Society, "your manuscript on 'A rhinoceros tooth from the Clarno Eocene of Oregon' is acceptable for publication," Jul 26, 1943; Letter to C.W. Cooke, I enclose an updated short notice "Fossil vertebrates from El Salvador" for the next issue of the Journal of Paleontology, Sep 22, 1942; Letter from C.W. Cooke, the manuscript by you and Gealey on "Fossil vertebrates in El Salvador" is appropriate for the Journal but I don't know if we have space for it just yet, Jul 21, 1942; Letter to C.W. Cooke, I enclose a short notice on the discovery of fossil vertebrates in El Salvador -- would this be appropriate to include in the Paleontological Notes which appear occasionally in the Journal?," Jul 17, 1942; Letter from C.W. Cooke, I received "Comments on the origin and generic status of Equus" which is acceptable for publication in the Journal of Paleontology, Oct 15, 1941; Letter to C.W. Cooke, I am sending a manuscript that I'd like to have published in the Journal of Paleontology, Oct 7, 1941; Letter from C.W. Cooke, I must hold your paper on Pliohippus fossulatus until the May issue but your paper on holarctic correlation will appear as planned in the January issue, Jan 10, 1939; Letter to C.W. Cooke, I have made the necessary alterations in the galley proofs and returned them to Dr. Moore as directed, Dec 30, 1938; The following three letters are stapled together: Letter from C.W. Cooke, your manuscript on Tertiary mammalian faunas in Holarctic correlation is due back from the printers and I shall attempt to make the final alterations in the galleys, Dec 2, 1938; Letter to C.W. Cooke, it would be best to return my Pliohippus paper because I need to make some changes involving synonymous names, Dec 2, 1938; Letter to C.W. Cooke, recent remarks should be addressed in my paper "Significance of Tertiary Mammalian Faunas in Holarctic Correlation with Especial Reference to the Pliocene of California" so I enclose some pages that can replace the corresponding ones in my original, Nov 14, 1938.
Folder 9: Stirton "C" Correspondence, people 2, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Announcement from Will Chamberlain, Clarendon, Texas, birth of Evelyn Louise to Norma and WIll Chamberlain, Apr 21, 1939; Letter from Edwin H. Colbert, Chairman, Department of Amphibians and Reptiles, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, please send me any news items for inclusion in the next Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Bulletin, Apr 25, 1944; Letter from E.H. Colbert, here are the measurements of the type of Protolabis longiceps teeth that you requested and thanks for the news items, May 10, 1944; Letter from E.H. Colbert, have asked to get the type of Protolabis longiceps  from Frick so hope to get your measurements soon, I hear that Raymond Hall is leaving you to take a position as head of the Department of Zoology at the University of Kansas, Mar 31, 1944; Postcard from Harold J. Cook[?], Cook Museum of Natural History, Agate, Nebraska, please change address records so that all future correspondence and exchanges previously sent in care of the paleontology department of the Colorado Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colorado, will now be sent to Harold J. Cook, Cook Museum of Natural History, Agate, Nebraska, Oct 15, 1930[?]; Postcard from H.J. Cook, I've requested that copies of two papers be sent to you, Jan 20, 1931; Postcard from H.J. Cook, thanks for sending a copy of "The Nevada Miocene and Pliocene Mammalian Faunas as Faunal Units," Jan 7, 1941; Postcard from H.J. Cook, received the fine Pliocene paper, personal news, Sep 29, 1936; Letter to H.J. Cook, Consulting Geologist, Agate, Nebraska, wartime life at the museum, "I have been assisting with the University war training courses in Industrial Safety Engineering," Feb 16, 1943; Letter from H.J. Cook, thanks for the three papers you sent me, personal news, Feb 10, 1943; Letter from H.J. Cook, re the dictatorial tendencies of Condra at the Nebraska Geological Survey, Mar 8, 1936; Letter from H.J. Cook, thanks for the separate, Oct 18, 1939; The following three letters are stapled together: Letter to H.J. Cook, "you have probably seen the recent attempt on the part of the Nebraska Geological Survey to brand our work in Nebraska as unethical and incompetent," I am preparing a reply to these criticisms, Oct 19, 1938; Letter from H.J. Cook, I enclose a copy of my letter to Paul McGrew [attached] because it answers questions that both he and you had re the naming of the Valentine beds, Nov 22, 1938; Letter from H.J. Cook to Paul O. McGrew, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, I reply to your inquiry re our intent as to what beds were intended to be included in our name "The Valentine Beds," Cherry County, Nebraska, Nov 22, 1938; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from Eleanor Barbour Cook, read the attached if you like but my goal is simply to throw "the fear of God into Schultze," [no date]; Letter to C. Bertrand Schultze, Assistant Director of Merrill Hall, "you have had six or seven years of harming me and mine and I shall try to undermine every possible future slander of us," [no date]; Letter from H.J. Cook, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Gering, Nebraska, glad that you found the beaver tooth, Jan 21, 1936; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from H.J. Cook, looking through the beaver material to see of that American Museum specimen got mixed with mine, have not heard from Hesse re an identification of the fish I sent him a year ago, Dec 17, 1935; Letter to H.J. Cook from C.J. Hesse, thanks for the copies of two of your papers, the fish you sent me a year ago is a primitive teleost of the genus Pachyrizodus, Dec 30, 1935; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from H.J. Cook, I enclose a copy of a letter [loose attachment] to B.F. Howell, Secretary of the Paleontological Society, re recommending that Paul [McGrew?] be accepted for membership in the Society, Figgins resigned as Director of the Denver museum, Nov 25, 1935; Letter to H.J. Cook, happy to recommend Paul for membership in the Society, "I was especially interested to have your paragraph in regard to the situation at Denver. I should not mind to be considered for that position myself," Dec 5, 1935; Letter from H.J. Cook to B.F. Howell, Secretary, The Paleontological Society, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, "I want to nominate at this time, for membership in The Paleontological Society, Mr. Paul O. McGrew," Nov 25, 1935; Letter from H.J. Cook, I will let you know when I finally get your field supplies sent off to Navasota, Apr 26, 1935; Letter from H.J. Cook, let me know when and where you want your outfit (three or four boxes) shipped and I'll tend to it, diatribe about Figgins at the museum in Denver and his attempts to discredit Cook, Feb 17, 1935; Letter [plus carbon copy] from H.J. Cook, am sending your camp equipment by rail to Navasota, Texas, for your field work there, May 5, 1935; Letter from H.J. Cook, Fort Robinson, Nebraska, Paul [McGrew?] should be there by the time you get this, news re paleontologists in the area this past summer, Frick may be kicked out of Oklahoma, Aug 14, 1935; Letter to H.J. Cook, we are home again, did not find your Artiodactyla paper among my separates, Aug 7, 1934; Letter from H.J. Cook, Agate Springs Ranch and Museum of Natural History, Agate, Nebraska, I'm glad that the preliminary paper on the Valentine region is ready for the press -- we must prevent others from taking credit for the work of people like you and me by publishing promptly, artists from the American Museum were here painting sketches for a series of murals, Sep 4, 1934; Letter from H.J. Cook, Cook Museum of Natural History, Agate, Nebraska, received and found your paper on Synthetoceras interesting, thanks also for Miller's paper on the Carpinteria fossil birds, Apr 1, 1932; Letter to H.J. Cook, thanks for your publication on new Pliocene rhinoceroses from Colorado and Nebraska, would like a complete set of your publications from the Proceedings of the Colorado Museum if available, Jan 28, 1931; Letter from H.J. Cook, I have written the Colorado Museum asking them to send you the papers you requested in your Jan 28 letter, Feb 6, 1931; Letter to H.J. Cook, I am sending the only other publication I've published, two papers on the Texas material ready for the press, Dec 11, 1929; Letter from H.J. Cook, your paper on the Artiodactyla of Fish Lake valley, Nevada, is the only publication of yours that I have received -- I am most anxious to get any others that are available, Dec 2, 1929; Letter to H.J. Cook from G.E. Condra, replying to your letter of Dec 26 re my issues with your paper, such as use of the name "Yoder Formation," placement of the Miocene-Pliocene contact, and more, Mar 6, 1936; Letter to G.E. Condra from H.J. Cook, polite response to Condra's Mar 6 letter, Mar 8, 1936; The following 18 letters are clipped together: Letter from Harold J. Coolidge, Jr., Chairman, Pan American Committee, International Wild Life Protection, sorry to hear that your El Salvador project did not go through but you may be able to go as part of Goodspeed's (UC Berkeley Department of Botany) trip this summer, I would be happy to send a letter of endorsement to Nelson Rockefeller [for a possible grant from the Rockefeller Committee], May 21, 1941; Letter to H.J. Coolidge, Jr., I have been in touch with Dr. Goodspeed and please send the enclosed outline on to Nelson Rockefeller with your letter of endorsement, May 29, 1941; Letter [two copies, stapled] from H.J. Coolidge, Jr., I have written to Nelson Rockefeller and sent him the outline of your project, May 31, 1941; Letter from Walter T. Prendergast, Assistant Director, Cultural Relations Division, Council of National Defense, Washington, DC, to W.H. Osgood, Curator of Zoology Emeritus, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, received your endorsement of "the project of Dr. R.A. Stirton of the University of California for zoological and paleontological studies in El Salvador" but we have no correspondence from Dr. Stirton on the project, Jul 2, 1941; Letter to W.T. Prendergast, I have a copy of your letter to Mr. Osgood -- correspondence relating to my project may be found in your files under correspondence with Harold J. Coolidge, Jr., I enclose a copy of my intended project along with copies of letters and replies from the Department of Agriculture and others in El Salvador, also hope to make motion pictures of wild life in El Salvador, I shall be most grateful for your consideration of my project, Aug 4, 1941; Letter from W.T. Prendergast, received your Aug 4 letter and enclosures but could not find any previous correspondence relating to this project in the files of Harold J. Coolidge, Jr., Aug 8 1941; Letter to W.T. Prendergast, "enclosed is an answer to my last letter to Señor Mario Lewy van Séveren," Aug 12, 1941; Letter to W.T. Prendergast, "enclosed please find a copy of Mr. Coolidge's letter to me and an outline of subjects to be photographed," desirable to secure motion pictures of the animal life now before it is exterminated, Aug 14, 1941; Letter from Kenneth Macgowan, Director of Production, Motion Picture Section, Council of National Defense, Washington, DC, Mr. Prendergast has referred me to your correspondence and I hope we can supply you with the necessary film for your undertaking, "we might be able to handle this project in conjunction with and through … some Salvadorean [sic] institution of learning," Aug 19, 1941; Letter from W.T. Prendergast, thanks for your letter with further reference to your desire to take motion pictures in El Salvador, Aug 20, 1941; Letter [plus a copy] to K. Macgowan, reasons for providing for our own photographer, a Mr. Norman B. Herkenham, who has experience with motion picture photography, Aug 25, 1941; Letter to John Davis, New York City, can we use your 16mm motion picture camera and associated equipment for our trip?, would you drop over and talk to Macgowan about our intentions, Aug 28, 1941; Letter to K. Macgowan, hope to have a photographic supply list for you next week, our herpetologist, John Davis, is in New York and may call on your office to give you a clearer picture of our project and camera equipment, Aug 29, 1941; Letter to K. Macgowan, here is a list of our "necessary films and itemized estimates of Mr. Herkenham's expenses," Sep 8, 1941; Letter to K. Macgowan, "I have been successful in raising enough money for our photographer's expenses" so you can scratch those from the list, Sep 10, 1941; Letter to J. Davis, thanks for the information on the 16mm camera, "I am sorry that Macgowan was not so favorably inclined toward this trip" but if he can provide the films I'm sure we can arrange the rest, Sep 10, 1941; Postcard from H.J. Coolidge, Jr., Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, thanks for the copy of "A New Genus of Artiodactyla from the Clarendon Lower Pliocene of Texas," Apr 18, 1941; Letter from C. Foster Cooper, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, thanks for the papers by you and the late W.D. Matthew, Mar 4, 1931; Letter to Emma Cottier, Batesland, South Dakota, thanks for the moccasins for little Jack, "the ten days that we spent in eastern Kansas were terrible" with temperatures over 100 nearly every day, Sep 13, 1934; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to Ian McTaggart Cowan, Assistant Biologist, Provincial Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, "the specimen which you sent in is an eroded nodule of limestone," Feb 3, 1937; Letter from I.M. Cowan, "I am sending you a rock that will amuse you greatly," it "was brought into the museum by a man who still insists  that it is the fossil cranium of one of our departed ancestors," Jan 28, 1937; Letter from I.M. Cowan, "I am most interested to hear" the pelvic bone I sent you is from a Pleistocene bison, please return the specimen at our expense, Mar 10, 1936; The following two letters are clipped together: Letter from Henry J. Cox, Glen Rose, Texas, to Stirton in Canadian, Texas, you should investigate Somervell County "as it is … rich in fossil remains of prehistoric animals," Feb 7, 1929; Letter to H.J. Cox, the localities of which you spoke may prove to be of interest in the future, we are tied up here but if you could send me a few of the specimens you have found I would be delighted to examine them, Feb 11, 1929; Letter from Charles W. Creaser, The College of the City of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, "I received the [?] this morning and they were in fine shape," report on people's locations and activities, Apr 25, 1928; Letter from C.W. Creaser, University of Michigan Biological Station, Ann Arbor, Michigan, "the exchange was very fine," "things are so charged at the University of Michigan … we could certainly place you" if you were interested, Jul 10, 1927; Letter from C.W. Creaser, The College of the City of Detroit, to Stirton c/o the Hotel Astoria, San Salvador, El Salvador, received your letter and "I am quite certain that I can get you an assistantship at the University of Michigan," Apr 8, 1927; Letter from C.W. Creaser, preparation news and people news, Feb 14, 1927; Letter from C.W. Creaser, "received your note and will send a letter on to Dr. Grinnell. You should land that pl[?] with ease," Nov 16, 1926; Letter from C.W. Creaser, hope this reaches you before you sail, "the specimens you sent in are just what we can use most," Nov 8, 1926; Telegram from C.W. Creaser, c/o Donald R. Dickey, Pasadena, California, "Appointment starts June twentieth ... come Detroit your earliest … desire inform me address changes," May 12, 1926; Letter from C.W. Creaser, "we certainly will have a fine summer" [of field work together], May 13, 1926; Letter from C.W. Creaser, more plans for the upcoming summer of field work, Jun 2, 1926; Letter from Joe Cress, Miami, Texas, questions re Stirton's request for prairie chickens, Jun 28; 1929; Letter from J. Cress, Canadian, Texas, glad "that MVZ [Museum of Vertebrate Zoology] considered the collection valuable," I sent what specimens I had on hand to Hall," I'll collect more when I'm settled in Oklahoma, Apr 5, 1929; Letter to J. Cress, "Send Bunker all the skeletal material you can identify, and when you can not identify such specimens make up a few skins of same. I am now using recent skeletons in classifying some small Pleistocene mammals and find them most valuable," Mar 29, 1929; The following two letters are clipped together: Letter from J. Cress, sent those skeletons to Bunker and sent your stuff at the same time, Mar 7, 1929; Letter to J. Cress, "the skulls which belong to the skins which we collected should be sent on as soon as possible for it will be necessary to present them with the skins to Dr. Grinnell," after talking to Matthew it sounds as if "you have no need to worry about your job," you may be put in charge of the party if Van [VanderHoof] is called back in August, other instructions re localities 28, 20 and Optima, Mar 11, 1929; Letter from Rodman K. Cross, Union Oil Company of California, I have been doing some mapping between Orestimba and Crow Creeks in Stanislaus County, California, and would like to know the age of and formation to which the Ingram Creek beds belong, Oct 27, 1936; Letter from R.K. Cross, "I am returning your manuscript and maps which are very instructive," thanks for letting me borrow them, Nov 20, 1936; Letter to R.K. Cross, comments on the Ingram Creek beds and recommends a visit to Berkeley for more discussion on the fossil vertebrates and where the specimens were collected, Oct 30, 1936; Letter to R.K. Cross, "I am enclosing descriptions of the localities which were not included in my manuscript," Nov 17, 1936; The following postcard and letter are clipped together: Postcard from R.L. Cubine, Nocona, Texas, to Stirton in Canadian, Texas, I can get you the address of a man "who has some of the largest bones I have ever seen," Feb 6, 1929; Letter to R.L. Cubine, from Stirton in Canadian, Texas, I am interested in the find your friend has made, if you can send a tooth from the locality I can identify it for you and when sending a specimen give the exact locality, Feb 9, 1929; Letter from Charles W. Merriam, Instructor, Department of Geology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, got the mammal material and will send you some New York Devonian material in return, departmental news, Oct 30, 1935; Postcard from Charlie [Camp?], Pierce, California, re a possible mastodon tooth found by a man in Willits, Aug 11, 194[1?]; The following documents are clipped together: Brochure on insuring camera equipment through The Travelers; Index and Price List for Ciné-Kodak cameras, cases, film, etc. [two copies]; Booklet on Ciné-Kodak 8mm and 16mm home movie equipment [27 pages]; Report made to Charles L. Camp, Director of the Museum, by Curtis J. Hesse, "Report of the Progress in Cataloguing the Vertebrate Collections, Jan. 1, 1931-March 15, 1931," Mar 16, 1931; Abstract for the paper "A Member of the Hyaenidae from the Upper Pliocene of Texas" by Stirton and Wayne G. Christian, [publication date 1940]; Letter "to whom it may concern" from Charles L. Camp, Director, Museum of Paleontology and Professor of Paleontology, a letter of recommendation for Stirton re his taking a wartime position in parasitology -- "the fields relating to biological medical research especially in taxonomy and morphology and the identification of parasites," Apr 9, 1943.
Folder 10: Stirton "C" Corrrespondence, organizations 1, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Photograph of C.G. Christman preparing a specimen, [no date]; Postcard from Alfredo Castellanos, Rosario, Argentina, change of address card, Apr 16, [year unclear]; Postcard from A. Castellanos, thanks for sending a copy of "A Review of the Tertiary Beavers," Apr 18, 1936; Postcard from A. Castellanos, requesting an exchange of publications, Apr 25, 1938; Postcard from H.F. Cleland, Williamstown, Massachusetts, thanks for your reprint on Soricidae, Aug 11, 1930; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to P.G. Cain, Coalinga, California, Bruce L. Clark informs me that you would like to have the mastodon skull currently housed in the high school come to UCMP for permanent preservation, I am interested in getting the specimen, May 6, 1938; Letter from P.G. Cain, I enjoy collecting fossils like the mastodon skull and am considering selling my specimens to finance trips to find more, "I hope we can reach an agreement so that you may possess this fine fossil," May 17, 1938; Letter from G.B. Poore, Jr., Superintendent, Calaveras Cement Company, San Andreas, California, "I am sending you three bones from the cave deposits in our quarries," Oct 7, 1941; Letter from Barton Warren Evermann, Director of the Museum and of the Steinhart Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, thanks for sending the whale bone -- it will join others from the same locality sent to us by Mr. Patmont of Santa Rosa, Aug 9, 1929; Letter from George Calhoun, Secretary, Editorial Committee, University of California Press, Berkeley, your manuscript entitled "A New Genus of the Family Soricidae from the Barstow Miocene of California" was authorized for publication, Mar 13, 1930; Letter from Dorothy Bennett, Vertebrate Zoology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, enclosed is our check to cover the cost of cleaning 308 skulls, Jan 16, 1930; Letter from Frances L. Winslow, Vertebrate Zoology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, please let me know when we can expect the cleaned skulls to be returned, Dec 4, 1929; Letter from Donald L. Campbell, Mason-McDuffie Company, Inc., Berkeley, California, "we are holding the policy which you left with us for reissuance," Oct 20, 1931; Letter from M.W. McIntyre, Assistant Cashier, Canadian State Bank, Canadian, Texas, at your request we have turned over the balance of your account to V.L. VanderHoof and he will have checking account privileges, Mar 4, 1929; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from Alexander Cappon, Editor, University Review, University of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, sending you a copy of the University Review, we do not pay for contributions but would be happy to see any work you care to send us, May 9, 1939; Letter to A. Cappon, I am interested in receiving a copy of your magazine, certain of my articles might be suitable for it, Apr 14, 1939; Letter from Joseph A. Carlson, General Agent, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, additional insurance is required to pay the annual premium on the policy, Oct 7, 1942; Letter from J.A. Carlson, unintelligible description of a transaction involving insurance and loan repayment, Jan 23, 1941; Letter to Alfreda Carlson, Assistant Administrator to W.C. Pomeroy, N.Y.A., re student and preparator Victor G. Leviskis and his transfer to an engineering project on campus, Jan 15, 1937; Letter from A. Carlson, please send "a fairly detailed report on the work accomplished by the N.Y.A. students assigned to you during the past fiscal year," also state which students you'd like to have reassigned to you in September, Jun 29, 1937; Letter to A. Carlson, report of hours worked by three N.Y.A. students, Oct 29, 1936; Letter to A. Carlson, report of hours worked by two N.Y.A. students, Dec 2, 1936; Letter to A. Carlson, report of hours worked by three N.Y.A. students, Sep 28, 1936; Letter [unsigned] from the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, found your request re the maker of the Marsh prospecting pick upon my return, Apr 26, 1928.
Folder 11: Stirton "C" Correspondence, organizations 2, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
The following invoice and two letters are clipped together: Invoice [Stirton's copy] listing three musk deer skulls loaned by the Chicago Natural History Museum, Chicago, Illinois, Jan 13, 1944; Letter from [Paul] McGrew, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, thanks for the Aelurodon measurements, Nov 22, 1943; Letter from P. McGrew, requesting "measurements of any and all jaws of Aelurodon in your collections" in an attempt to find out the ranges of variation, Nov 2, 1943; Letter from Rollin T. Chamberlin, Editor, Journal of Geology, University of Chicago, we think your paper "A New Genus of Ruminants from the Hemphill Middle Pliocene of Texas" is more appropriate for the Journal of Paleontology, Apr 17, 1936; Letter from John T. Doyle, Secretary, United States Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC, your application was disapproved because you failed to state whether any of your relatives are now in Government service, Jan 25, 1932; The following note and permit were clipped together: Note from G.E. Stevens, Office of the Comptroller, to W.D. Matthew, Department of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, enclosed find the permit for Stirton that grants him permission to use his own automobile through Oct 16, 1930, Dec 4, 1929; Permit signed and approved by the Assistant Comptroller, Matthew, and Stirton, allows Stirton to use his own car "for paleontological investigations and field work," Nov 19, 1929; Letter to County Clerk, Doniphan County, Troy, Kansas, "please send birth certificate blank and information on the procedure to secure a birth certificate," Sep 22, 1941; The following letter, brochure, and envelope are clipped together: Letter from Charles A. Pryor, President, Cosmopolitan Feature Film Company, Amarillo, Texas, I am completing a film called "Before the Dawn of Man" made in the panhandle of Texas showing researchers from the West Texas State College et al. working in the fossil beds, Feb 4, 1941; Brochure entitled "Bullock's Presents 'Sands of Time,' January 11 to February 1, Produced by Louis Robert Bedford," Bullock's, Los Angeles, California, description of diorama-like scenes displayed at the store that depict ten periods in Earth's history and featuring prehistoric animals, some of them animated and with sound effects, 1941; Envelope in which the Pryor letter and brochure were mailed, Feb 4, 1941; Letter from John Cuddy, Managing Director, Californians, Inc. San Francisco, California, "in order to discuss the possibility of displaying some of the extinct mammalian assemblages at the World's Fair, we would suggest that you get in touch with Leland W. Cutler, President, San Francisco Bay Exposition Company," Oct 24, 1935; Postcard from "Charlie" [Camp?], have visited the fair [1939 New York World's Fair] and the museum [AMNH], Jun 15, 1940; Postcard with fossil bone locality written on it, re bones collected by V.[?]R. Crandall [in 1909?] northeast of Villa Nova, Bahia, Brazil, [no date]; Postcard with photo labeled "Fossil Beds, Barstow, Calif.," handwritten observations re the beds in the photo [many words illegible], signed "A.[?]M.A.[?]," [no date]; Telegram from H.R. Aldrich, Columbia University, New York City, "council approved grant 1000 formal contracts follow," Oct 23, 1941.
Folder 12: Stirton "D" Correspondence, people, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Letter from John Davis, 2nd Lieutenant, Fort Jackson, South Carolina [envelope clipped to letter], please help yourself to my collecting equipment, when the war is over I want to ensconce myself at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in Berkeley "for considerable time," Feb 8, 1944; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to J.G. Draper, Pinole, California, at the request of Charles Camp I am sending you some papers on the fossil mammals of the San Francisco Bay area, Mar 22, 1944; Letter from J.G. Draper, thank you for sending the papers, hope you can visit our ranch someday, Apr 13, 1944; Letter from Dan, re Nanippus tehonensis and stratigraphic relationships in Nevada, the vertebrate localities that Sharp found in the Humboldt Formation, Apr 15, 1940; Letter from Dan, re stratigraphic relationships between the Coal Valley, Truckee, and Esmeralda Formations in Nevada, Apr 26, 1940; Letter from Lyman H. Daugherty, San Jose, California, the fossil horse jaw was found in the Silva Gravel Pit at Irvington, between Centerville and Mission San Jose, Feb 14, 1936; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from J. Davis, New York City [includes envelope], I saw McGowan and he will not advance us any money for a cameraman's expenses or equipment, but there's a chance he may provide film, I've secured a model K Eastman Ciné-Kodak with a stock lens plus a 78mm f. 4.5 lens, Sep 6, 1941; Letter from J. Davis, New York City [envelope clipped to letter], you should have received the Abercrombie catalog I sent you -- this man is tops in making camping equipment and he would give us a discount for an expedition, Aug 25, 1941; Letter from J. Davis, New York City [envelope clipped to letter], hope to be back in Berkeley in a few days, will have more about the camera for you soon, Sep 2, 1941; Letter from J. Davis [on Sargent, Wobber & Co., Inc. Insurance, New York City letterhead], fill out the enclosed accident form and send it to my brother here at this insurance company, Jun 8, [1942]; Letter from William R. Davis, Sargent, Wobber & Co., Inc. Insurance, New York City, thank you for filling out and sending in the accident form, Jun 15, 1942; Letter to J. Davis, good to be back from Central America, details of the traffic accident in which Stirton and Bill hit a woman who stepped out from behind a bus, specimens are being shipped to San Francisco, Jun 12, 1942; Letter from J. Davis, drove from Berkeley to New York City collecting along the way, how are plans for the El Salvador trip going?, Jun 12, [1941]; Letter from J. Davis, my shotgun should be allowed to pass through customs duty free, Jun 16, 1942; Letter from J. Davis, please write me a letter of recommendation to accompany my application for a "direct commission in the Sanitary Corps," passed the board for officers school, Apr 11, [1943]; The following three letters are stapled together: Letter to J. Davis, Precedio [sic] of Monterey, Monterey, California, I suggest that you "register it [your truck] with the Civilian Defense there in Lafayette and in that way you would have a better chance of keeping your truck" -- let me know what I should do, Nov 27, 1942; Letter to J. Davis, Monterey, California, "I will do everything in my power to see that it [your truck] is properly taken care of," news from my niece's husband who fought at Guadalcanal, Nov 20, 1942; Letter "To whom it may concern," Stirton's letter of recommendation for Davis [see Davis's Apr 11 letter], Apr 16, 1943; Letter from J. Davis, thanks for the letter of recommendation -- I go before the board of Sanitary Officers in a couple of days, Apr 20, [1943]; Letter from J. Davis, Camp Barkley [near Abilene], Texas, got my commission and I'm here waiting for my assignment, Aug 12, 1943; Letter from J. Davis, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, am training "for overseas service with a malaria control unit as an entomologist," could be shipping out any time, Oct 28, [1943]; Letter from J. Davis, Monterey, California, instructions for dealing with my truck, I am assigned to the 9th Service Command Laboratory here on this post, Nov 15, 1942; Letter from J. Davis, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, may not return to California until three or four years after the war because I may be involved with rehabilitation work in war-torn areas, the other two entomologists here were sent elsewhere and am hoping I will be sent overseas soon, Jan 16, [1943]; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from William B. Davis, Corresponding Secretary, American Society of Mammalogists, College Station, Texas, what is Walter Paxton's new address?, saw Curtis Hesse the other day and found that he is collecting fossils in this area, I hear Joe Gregory is now at the American Museum of Natural History -- did he get his Ph.D.?, Dec 6, 1938; Letter to W.B. Davis, Department of Wild Game, Texas A&M College, College Station, Texas, I presume Walter Paxton "is through with science," Joe Gregory got his Ph.D. and is at the American Museum of Natural History for a year of experience and also has a lectureship at Columbia, Jan 19, 1939; Letter from W.B. Davis, your paper "A Phylogeny of North American Equidae with Observations on Tooth Structure as Correlated with Environment" has been accepted for the program of the Denver meeting, please provide an abstract, Jun 5, 1940; Letter from W.B. Davis, enclosed is an advance copy of the program for the annual meeting in Denver -- please check it and note the time when you are scheduled to appear, Jun 7, 1940; Telegram from W.B. Davis, Denver, Colorado, "Overlooked hyaenidal [sic] paper. Telegraph data for program. Have room," Jun 17, 1940; Letter to W.B. Davis, College Station, Texas, enclosed is a short notice for publication in the Journal, details of Jack's bicycle accident, Jan 7, 1941; Letter from W.B. Davis, the editorial committee would like to publish your paper "Development of Characters in Horse Teeth and the Dental Nomenclature" but it needs to be reworked to eliminate the footnotes, hope to see you at the annual meeting, Feb 25, 1941; Letter to W.B. Davis, the wash drawing of Rheomys thomasi that I sent you with a short manuscript should be printed at actual size -- let e know if this is not possible, Jan 27, 1944; Letter from W.B. Davis, we wish to publish your Rheomys paper but because of increased printing costs we can only allow one plate, Feb 7, 1944; Letter to W.B. Davis, I can't pay for the reproduction of the photographs for the Rheomys paper so I may try to get the paper printed elsewhere, Feb 28, 1944; Letter from W.B. Davis, we agree to reproduce the photographs with your paper but please limit future plates to no more than two, Mar 13, 1944; Letter from Watson Davis, Director, Science Service, The Institution for the Popularization of Science, Washington, DC, we can't help in financing your scientific expedition but I suggest that you contact the Geological Society of America, Oct 27, 1934; Letter to Watson Davis [four-page document clipped together], Stirton's argument for Science Service financing his trip to western Honduras to look at the Pliocene exposures there, Oct 19, 1934; Letter to M.H. Davis, Forest Supervisor, Potter Creek Caves, Shasta, California, the specimens you sent in for identification are the "broken canine of a bear" and a "heavily rodent-gnawed bone fragment," perhaps from a bear, I am returning these to you today, May 6, 1938; Letter from Marie D. Deal, Social Service Director, State of California Emergency Relief Administration, Oakland, California, please go over the attached application for employment [for Winifred McGrew] and if the facts are correct sign and return it to us, Jan 15, 1935; The following two letters are clipped together: Letter from Arthur M. Deen, Austin, Texas, re interesting the "members of the Department" in questions involving the Tertiary mammalian faunas of Texas, Aug 15, 1930; Letter to A.M. Deen, sending you my separates in which you will find a short account of our activities in Texas last year, "there is ample opportunity to obtain a good collection" of Lower Pliocene mammals in Donley County, "for some time D. Matthew has been desirous of having the University of Texas enter the paleontological problems of their own state," Aug 22, 1930; Letter from Clarence DeLancey, Attorney at Law, Oakland, California, "it will be necessary that Mr. Stirton and the baby as well as yourself be present at this [adoption] hearing," Apr 20, 1934; Letter to Edward Devon, Santa Cruz, California, please send me a few pieces of bone from the locality on Bear Creek near Santa Cruz, Mar 2, 1944; Postcard from Lee R. Dice, Curator of Mammals, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, thanks for the two reprints [one is on Tertiary beavers], Sep 24, 1935; Letter to W.O. Dietrich, Geological and Paleontological Museum of the University, Berlin, Germany, I'm glad that you received the abstracts I sent, I mailed others a while ago so if you do not receive them let me know, Jan 20, 1937; Letter from G.M. Dimock, Claims Adjuster, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co., Berkeley, California, we received the bill you submitted re damage done to your car when involved in an accident, Nov 18, 1940; Letter from E.P. Dorr, Pasadena, California [letter stapled to envelope], "I will let you work my cave property free of lease money," Jan 10, 1938; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from E.P. Dorr, Long Beach, California, "I am writing to see if you are interested to work that back fault [of my cave] for any bones you may find," May 5, 1938; Letter to E.P. Dorr, the bones we found in your cave turned out to be recent so we do not wish to carry on any additional work there, May 9, 1938; Letter from J. Kenneth Doutt, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, thanks for the loan of your manuscript -- I am returning it to you today, this summer we will be collecting in the Uinta Basin near Vernal, Utah, May 6, 1933; Letter from J.K. Doutt, thanks for sending your manuscript -- I shall copy it and return it to you, Dec 28, 1932; Letter from J.K. Doutt, might I borrow Dr. Mathews' [sic] lecture notes on paleontology so that I can copy them?, Nov 3, 1932; Letter from Overton Nowell, Jr., Mercer, Oregon [express shipment tag attached], I sent you a box containing mink, bobcat, and coyote skeletons, Jul 13, 1930; Letter from J.B. Doze, State Fish and Game Warden, State of Kansas Fish and Game Department, Pratt, Kansas, unless they are causing damage we can not let you take any beaver specimens from Bowers' land, Aug 31, 1926; Note from H.R. Drake, Oakland, California, "the enclosed [bones?] were found Feb 10 on the Fish Ranch Road by C.W.A. workers," Feb 10, 1933; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to Robert J. Drake, Palo Alto, California, I am sending you two of the papers you asked for, Mar 29, 1937; Letter from R.J. Drake, may I get reprints of three of your papers from the American Journal of Science, Mar 26, 1937; Letter from Lea Drebing, Secretary to the Editor, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Bruce Clark, Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, Stirton's paper "Significance of Tertiary Mammalian Faunas in Holarctic Correlation with Especial Reference to the Pliocene in California" has been forwarded to the Journal of Paleontology, Sep 20, 1938; Letter from L. Drebing [form for ordering reprints attached], your paper [see previous letter] has been received, Sep 13, 1938; Letter from Carl O. Dunbar, Invertebrate Paleontology, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, received your check to cover your 1931 dues, Mar 24, 1932; Letter from Arthur B. Drescher, Department of Geology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, if you have any copies of "Cenozoic Mammal Remains from the San Francisco Bay Region" left I would like one, Feb 1, 1940.
Folder 13: Stirton "D" Correspondence: Donald R. Dickey, Cal Tech, 1925-1930Add to your cart.
Letter to Dickey, "the skins and skulls arrived," "you will have to check those skulls which we cleaned at that end," Feb 4, 1930; Check [with five slips recording deposits at The Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Muscotah, Kansas, attached] "received of Donald R. Dickey by E.M. Coss, Secretary, five hundred and no/100 dollars for credit to the account of Ruben A. Stirton," Dec 6, 1926; Letter from D.R. Dickey [with loan receipt attached], "we are sending you by express one small box containing 27 skins and skulls of Blarina from Minnesota," Feb 1, 1930; The following two letters are attached: Letter to Dickey, returning the bird skeletons you loaned us as well as two cleaned skeletons that "represent the type of work we are doing here," Jun 29, 1929; Letter from Frances L. Winslow, Dickey is away but re the student you have cleaning skulls and skeletons, send a sample of his work and what he charges, Jun 7, 1929; Letter from Dorothy Bennett, "the second lot of skulls came in safely … how about the skeletons -- are they still in the process of cleaning?," Mar 7, 1930; Letter from D.R. Dickey, you and Lillian have a nice trip to Mexico City, Nov 22, 1928; The following three letters are stapled together: Letter to Dickey, thanks for the loan of the five specimens, Nov 5, 1928; Letter from F.L. Winslow [with loan receipt attached], we are sending you a box containing the five skeletons requested, Oct 29, 1928; Letter from L.R. Dice, Curator of Mammals, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, I was informed of your application for a teaching assistantship at the University of Michigan, are you interested in a non-teaching assistantship -- to coincide with your graduate work here -- at the Museum of Zoology?, Apr 9, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey, we will send you five skeletons for the use of your student, Oct 3, 1928; Letter to Dickey, we have a student studying roadrunners from Rancho La Brea and McKittrick and would appreciate your sending any material you may have of the family Cuculidae, Sep 27, 1928; Letter from F.L. Winslow, we are sending the requested University of Michigan Peromyscus skins, Apr 16, 1928; Letter from D.R. Dickey, I found four Peromyscus skins from Michigan -- shall I send them back?, Mar 26, 1928; Letter from D.R. Dickey, glad "that you like the descriptions," "the bats and carnivores are proving very interesting," Mar 15, 1928; Letter from D. Bennett, I am sending you two of the four missing numbers of the Journal of Mammalogy that you requested, Mar 1, 1928; Letter from D.R. Dickey, shall I send you your two hammocks?, Mar 1, 1928; Letter from D.R. Dickey, re your missing numbers of the Journal of Mammalogy, Feb 16, 1928; Letter from D.R. Dickey, I got through most of the rodents [collected in El Salvador?] in Washington and I've described 11 new forms, Feb 2, 1928; Letter from F.L. Winslow, remember that there's a new law in California that makes it necessary to apply for a marriage license three days in advance, Dec 12, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey, thanks for sending the tags, I have been making a preliminary diagnosis of Peromyscus from El Salvador and I find eight forms, six of them probably new, Nov 15, 1927; Letter from D. Bennett, we want more labels (tags), Nov 5, 1927; Letter from D. Bennett, we found ten bats (Chilonycteris) this morning without labels so please fill out the enclosed labels, Oct 25, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey, the shipment containing the water opossums came in and is in fumigation, did you receive the books and shipment of bat skeletons that we sent?, Oct 20, 1927; Letter to D. Bennett, write to Dr. Kofoid requesting that Mr. Dickey be supplied with the two missing numbers of the University of California Publications of Zoology, Oct 11, 1927; Letter from D. Bennett, we wonder if you can lay your hands on two missing numbers of the University of California Publications of Zoology, Oct 6, 1927; Letter from F.L. Winslow [with loan receipt attached], a box containing the requested skeletal material is being shipped today, we think that the last shipment from El Salvador arrived this morning, Sep 24, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey, please look over the enclosed draft of my "report on the catnip oil," I received your request for skeletons, we will send you your books, Sep 7, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey [with loan receipt attached], we are sending you a box of "pickled Salvador specimens" that includes Chilonycteris, Mormoops, and Pteronotus, Aug 24, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey, personal news, "each shipment has so much stuff that is new or of peculiar interest that my thrill … was as great when the first Salvador stuff began coming in two years ago," Jun 13, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey, I received letters [of recommendation?] from Wetmore, Bunker, and Lane, you will have to use your own judgement but it looks to me as though the best bet was Kansas for this next year, unless something develops at Michigan, Mar 29, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey to Department of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Stirton was with your department during the summer session last year, he is in Central America and I am writing on his behalf, he is anxious to study for his Masters degree, I would like to know if there is a teaching fellowship or instructorship open to him at Michigan this coming fall, Mar 29, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey, Cosmos Club, Washington, DC, to Stirton in El Salvador, while in Central America collect some turtles of the genus Kinosternon and if possible some hard-shelled river turtles, Feb 19, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey, the first two shipments have come in, I was stunned to find that you did not get the teaching fellowship at Berkeley despite the many letters of recommendation, "they bumped up against a rule which prevents them from giving any one a fellowship whose average grade is below 'B,'" I suggest getting your Masters at Kansas or Michigan, get your 'A' or 'B' grade average, and then come to Berkeley for your Ph.D. and to work with Grinnell, Mar 6, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey, Cosmos Club, Washington, DC, to Stirton in El Salvador, I hear that the first shipment (of bats) has arrived in Pasadena and that a second is on the way, Feb 15, 1927; Letter from Emily F. Cass, Secretary [to Dickey], to Stirton in El Salvador, "the shipment of one trunk two boxes, and one tin of reptiles arrived safely," Feb 7, 1927; Letter from E.F. Cass to Stirton in El Salvador, Mr. Burt of Kansas University says that Stirton's permit was for Kansas only, Jan 4, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey to Stirton in El Salvador, received a cable re your safe arrival, Dr. Nelson is letting us use a rare catnip oil for trapping cats, I checked the Kansas material yesterday, Dec 3, 1926; Letter from E.F. Cass to Stirton in El Salvador, re money in your bank account, Dec 9, 1926; Letter from D.R. Dickey, I understand that you arrived safely, Dec 14,1926; Letter from E.F. Cass, enclosing Christmas checks for you and George D. Stirton from Mr. Dickey, sending two trunks containing a newer plant press, Dec 23, 1926; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from D.R. Dickey, sending both your and Van's passports by Registered Special Delivery, Oct 28, 1926; Letter from Adrian J. vanRossem [on Dickey's letterhead] to Department of State, Division of Passport Control, San Francisco, California, "please have the enclosed passport extended … as I am returning to Salvador in the near future," Oct 28, 1926; Cable from D.R. Dickey care of C.D. Bunker, Museum of Birds and Mammals, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, will stop at the passport office in San Francisco to extend your passport, Oct 23, 1926; Letter from D.R. Dickey, I want to "ask what you would think of starting back on the second expedition by the S.S. Ecuador, sailing from San Pedro November 15th," general expedition schedule, Oct 13, 1926; Letter from F.L. Winslow, received your request for more serial and note paper so we have sent you some, Dickey is "delighted that you are not 'over stepping the law' in collecting the beaver skins," Sep 3, 1926; Letter from D.R. Dickey to Stirton at the Museum of Birds and Mammals, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, thanks for the shipment of mammal material that you put up during your time in Michigan, Sep 7, 1926; Letter from D.R. Dickey to Stirton in Lawrence, Kansas, get the ball rolling re getting George his passport and have him get his vaccinations, Sep 9, 1926; Letter from D.R. Dickey to Stirton at the University of Michigan Biological Station, Cheboygan, Michigan, I want to write to George [Stirton's brother] before I put him on the payroll, other news, Aug 14, 1926; Letter from E.F. Cass to Stirton care of C.D. Bunker, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, Mr. Dickey "is crazy about the stuff you sent from the Biological Station," Aug 31, 1926; Letter from D.R. Dickey to Stirton at Cheboygan, Michigan, glad things are going well at the station, am sending you a check to cover expenses, other news, Jul 27, 1926; Letter from E.F. Cass to Stirton at Cheboygan, Michigan, your field notes [from El Salvador?] arrived safely having been forwarded from Washington, DC, we have shipped several rat and mouse traps to you, Jun 22, 1926; Letter from E.F. Cass to Stirton in Lawrence, Kansas, I am shipping you two hammocks, May 26, 1926; Letter from D.R. Dickey, observations on some of the material collected by Stirton in El Salvador, "the wealth of life and change between stations even a few miles apart makes our original plan to 'cover' Salvador with a dozen stations and a single field year seem ridiculous now. If Van wants to do it we will all three have to plan to return next year," Mar 11, 1926; Letter from D.R. Dickey [writing to Stirton in El Salvador], all three of your shipments have come in safely, Joe Grinnell was complimentary re your specimens, I was informed that it's illegal to ship you the ammunition you asked for, Dec 3, 1925.
Folder 14: Stirton "E" Correspondence, 1930-1944Add to your cart.
Letter from Richard M. Eakin, Chairman, to George L. Stebbins, 308 Hilgard Hall, sorry to report that we won't be able to put together a seminar on differentiation this term, May 4, 1944; Letter from R.M. Eakin, apologies for damaging one of the loaned specimens, May 6, [no year]; Letter to R.M. Eakin, thanks for letting me know about the vertebrate locality on Bear Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains, could be whale bones or maybe sea cow, Mar 2, 1944; Letter from R.M. Eakin, Mr. Funch told us of a vertebrate locality on the property of Mr. Devon on Bear Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Feb 25, 1944; Letter from David E. Funch, California Highway Patrol, Santa Cruz, California, re the bones on Bear Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mr. Devon "would be pleased to be of assistance to you if you contact him," Feb 23, 1944; Postcard from M.K. Elias, Nebraska Geological Survey, Lincoln, Nebraska, forgive me for not knowing that you are a fellow of the Geological Society of America, Dec 19, 1942; Letter to M.K. Elias, professional and personal news, Jan 19, 1943; Letter from M.K. Elias, Nebraska Geological Survey news and other professional news, Dec 8, 19423; Letter to M.K. Elias, thanks for sending your "Tertiary Prairie Grasses and Other Herbs from the High Plains," Dec 3, 1942; Letter from Albert D. Fragley, Chairman Program Committee, Engineering Department, Pacific Telephone & Telegraph, Oakland, California [on East Bay Engineers Club, Oakland, California, letterhead], on behalf of the club, thank you for your talk on your expedition to El Salvador delivered Oct 9, Oct 20, 1942; Letter from Rosalie Edge (C.N. Edge), Chairman, Emergency Conservation Committee, New York, please help us defeat Senate Bill 1476 that would permit slaughter of deer within the Seminole Indian Reservation in Florida. An index card with typed message by Ms. Edge, urging Stirton to protest against S.1476 is attached, as is a document with a statement from John Collier, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, re the bill, Jan 29, 1942; Letter from E.J. Eller, The Country House, Burlingame, California, re writing a story for a prominent mining journal based on Stirton's estimates of the age of the gold beds in the Mother Lode Area, Aug 13, 1942; The following five letters are stapled together: Letter to the Hotel Astoria, San Salvador, El Salvador, please send me your room and meal rates, Sep 22, 1941; Letter from Vidal Monge, Hotel Astoria, reply in Spanish to Stirton's Sep 22 letter, Sep 25, 1941; Letter to V. Monge, plan to arrive in San Salvador Nov 16, there will be five in our party, prefer two rooms -- one with three beds and one with two, please send information on your special rates for scientific expeditions, Sep 30, 1941; Letter to the Hotel Nuevo Mundo, San Salvador, El Salvador, please send me your room and meal rates, Sep 22, 1941; Letter from the Hotel Nuevo Mundo, El Salvador, room rates range from $3 to $5 [per day?], Sep 25, 1941; Letter from Douglas Elliot, Tahoe City, California, it would be best if you declare my guns (two pistols) and ammunition for me, advising the port authorities  in Guatemala and El Salvador, Nov 4, 1941; Letter to the El Salvador consulate, San Francisco, California, "enclosed please find a copy of my intended plan of work should I be granted a fellowship to return to El Salvador for scientific research," Sep 20, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from J. Edmund Eaton, Consulting Geologist, Los Angeles, California, re using Hipparion to estimate the beginning of the Pliocene and of a disagreement with Stirton over the age of the Mint Canyon Hipparion, Apr 25, 1940; Letter from J.E. Eaton, more on the disagreement over the age of the Mint Canyon Hipparion, May 1, 1940; Letter to Herbert Evans, Institute of Experimental Zoology, UC Berkeley, re a paper I am writing on hypsodonty in late Tertiary mammals, I am interested to know if the endocrine glands have any effect on the deposition of tooth dentine, Jan 11, 1940; Letter from H.M. Evans, reply to Stirton's letter of Jan 11 providing two citations re glandular effects on teeth, Jan 13, 1940; Letter to M.K. Elias, congratulations on getting the job at the Nebraska Geological Survey, Jan 19, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from Thomas J. Etherington, Richmond Petroleum Company of Colombia, Ibague, Colombia, interested in your determination of the material from the upper Magdalena Valley, working on a Cretaceous invertebrate fauna here, Oct 5, 1939; Letter to T.J. Etherington, reply to Etherington's Oct 5 letter, might come down if I could show that there were possibilities of getting some fossil mammals, Camp is interested in finding Permian or Triassic reptiles there, Jan 4, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from J.E. Eaton, requests separates of Stirton's papers, May 3, 1939; Letter from Stirton's secretary, in Stirton's absence I am sending you some available separates, May 22, 1939; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to M.K. Elias, re the history and misuse of the name "Valentine" for stratigraphic units, Jan 31, 1939; Letter from M.K. Elias, re fossil grasses and seeds in the high plains and the use of the term "Valentine," Jan 25,1939; Letter from M.K. Elias, re a soon-to-be-published paper by Stirton and the use of the term "Valentine," Jan 13, 1939; Letter from M.K. Elias, work at the Nebraska Geological Survey and observations re the Ogallala, Dec 23, 1939; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from Albert Potter, Chadron, Nebraska, asks Stirton for a recommendation for a job in preparation and collections arranging at the new museum at Chadron State Teachers College, Sep 10, 1938; Letter to Robert J. Elliot, Chadron State Teachers College, Chadron, Nebraska, Stirton's letter of recommendation for Albert Potter, Sep 12, 1938; Letter from Louise M. Eastin, Lafayette, California, to Bruce Clark, found what may be fossil bones in the highway cut through Lafayette, Jun 29, 1938; Letter from M.K. Elias, State Geological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, thanks Stirton for the separates and the return of the Hay Springs fossil material, regrets that the vertebrate paleontologists will be meeting separately from the rest of the Paleontological Society, Nov 27, 1936; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from M.K. Elias, suggests that Stirton consider that area southwest of Hay Springs for future field work, Sep 23, 1936; Letter to M.K. Elias, returning your specimen to you today, Oct 5, 1936; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from M.K. Elias, am sending you a box of vertebrate material from near Hay Springs for identification, Sep 15, 1936; Letter to M.K. Elias, the box of specimens arrived today and I will see that they get prepared, the past summer's movements in Nebraska, Sep 18, 1936; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from M.K. Elias, hope to see you in Martin [South Dakota?], Jul 9, 1936; Letter to M.K. Elias, would like to work near Hay Springs but Ted Galusha has prior rights, bones you sent are referable to Pronomotherium, an oreodont, Sep 28, 1936; Letter from M.K. Elias, to Stirton care of Richard Swan Lull, Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, "enclosed is the chapter on the conception of the Ogallala formation as used in references of your Pliocene faunas [three-page document entitled "The Ogallala Formation" by Maxim K. Elias is attached], Dec 18, 1935; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from M.K. Elias to C.H. Harrington, President, Board of Trustees, Colorado Museum of Natural History, a letter of recommendation for Stirton re the directorship at the Colorado Museum of Natural History, Dec 10, 1935; Letter from M.K. Elias, enclosed is a copy of my letter of recommendation to C.H. Harrington that I wrote at your request, Dec 10, 1935; Letter to M.K. Elias, please send my qualifications for the directorship position at the Colorado Museum of Natural History to the president of the board of trustees, Dec 5, 1935; Letter from M.K. Elias, reasoning behind the term "Wray fauna," sending you a number of separates, Feb 9, 1935; Letter to M.K. Elias, thanks for the offer to send separates, please clarify use of Beecher Island vs. Wray fauna, Feb 2, 1935; Letter from M.K. Elias, thanks for the separates, I will send you a set of mine, Jan 12, 1935; The following four letters are stapled together: Letter to M.K. Elias, enclosing a preliminary report on the faunas near Valentine, Nebraska, by McGrew and myself to be published in the American Journal of Science, Sep 18, 1934; Letter from M.K. Elias, thanks for sending the manuscript, conversation with Colbert re the faunas from the vicinity of Niobrara, Sep 21, 1934; Letter to M.K. Elias, explanation as to why Elias is not mentioned in the manuscript's acknowledgements, sending Lull a letter re including a credit for you, Sep 26, 1934; Letter to R.S. Lull, editor, American Journal of Science [Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut], request to include a line crediting Maxim K. Elias in the preliminary report, Sep 26, 1934; Letter to T.J. Etherington, request locality information for the Columbia [sic] mastodon material you gave us so we can accession the donation, Aug 24, 1934; Letter from M.K. Elias, hope to meet up with you and do some field work in the Valentine vicinity this summer, I enclose a chart [not attached] of late Tertiary stratigraphy of the high plains based on my seed studies, May 26, 1934; Letter from M.K. Elias, expect to give some notes on the Valentine faunas in my forthcoming paper, some clarifications re the Valentine requested, Mar 7, 1934; Letter from M.K. Elias, re geologic sections made at Valentine, writing a chapter on the Valentine now, views on the stratigraphy of the Valentine obtained from Curtis Hesse, Mar 2, 1934; The following two letters are clipped together: Letter from J.T. Calderon, Minister of Agriculture, San Salvador, El Salvador, in which he provides an English translation of a letter by A. Bustamante, stating that all equipment that Stirton will be bringing into the country for his scientific expedition will be exempt and free from all payment, Oct 1, 1940; Letter from "S.P.," I enclose the translated response from the Minister of Agriculture re your inquiry about bringing equipment into El Salvador, also happy to provide information on the mammals of this country, [no date]; Three-page stapled document detailing the "Expenses of Expedition to El Salvador" (for five people), [no date]; Three-page stapled document "An Outline of the Proposed Project; El Salvador Mammals -- Recent and Fossil," outline sent to the Guggenheim Foundation. A follow-up to the Donald R. Dickey expeditions to El Salvador, W.H. Burt, University of Michigan, responsible for systematics and Stirton to make observations on ecology, in addition to living mammals, Stirton hopes to search for Pliocene forms in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Hoduras, departure planned for Dec 1, 1941, [no date]; Two loose pages detailing the "Expenses for Expedition to El Salvador" (for three people), [no date]; Two-page stapled document with "Expenses for Expedition to El Salvador" (for two people) and "Equipment for Expedition to El Salvador," [no date]; Document with "Expenses for Expedition to El Salvador" (for six people), [no date]; Document with two paragraphs describing Stirton's intentions in El Salvador re fossil mammals, [no date]; Document (two copies) authored by Stirton and William K. Gealey, Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, "Fossil Vertebrates from El Salvador," describing Pleistocene mammals found in eastern El Salvador, [no date]; Bulletin of the East Bay Mineral Society Inc., re an upcoming (Oct 1, 1942) talk by Stirton on his "biological and geological survey of the Republic of El Salvador," [no date]; Document entitled "The Vertebrate Life of El Salvador," provides a short history of the El Salvador collecting expeditions and the purpose for the next, [no date]; Two invoices from the Electric Blue Print & Photo Co., Oakland, California, for large photographic prints, Mar 21, 1930.
Folder 15: Stirton "F" Correspondence, 1928-1943Add to your cart.
Note from Nathalie Forsythe, a class on the identification of rocks and minerals is being given at Oakland Technical High School, [no date]; Holiday card [with envelope] from Fred [illegible], Houston, Texas, Dec 15, 1942; Letter to Eustace L. Furlong, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, glad you are interested in studying fossil antilocaprids and you are welcome to study the specimens here, Feb 4, 1943; Letter to E.L. Furlong, thoughts on the antilocaprids and particularly Capromeryx, Jan 13, 1943; Letter from E.L. Furlong, would like to talk to you further on the matter of Capromeryx, Jan 21, 1943; Letter from E.L. Furlong, thanks for the prompt return of the collection of rodents loaned to you, no doubt you are glad to be back from Central America, Jun 27, 1942; Letter from L.E. Frederick, Longview, Washington, I am sending you some coprolites I collected in the hope that you can shed some light upon their origin, Jul 9, 1942; Letter from C. Frick, Roslyn, Long Island, New York, thanks for the copy of your paper on the tooth characters of North American Equidae, Feb 27, 1941; Letter to E.L. Furlong, we cannot find the horn core of Sphenophalos that you borrowed in 1927 -- perhaps it's with the Thousand Creek material, we also can't find several specimens of Tremarctotherium from Potter Creek Cave that Dr. Stock borrowed in 1932, thanks for the loan of the Palaeocastor skull, Oct 16, 1941; Letter from E.L. Furlong, I am sure that I returned the Sphenophalos specimen long ago, I believe Dr. Stock has the Tremarctotherium material with him at the Los Angeles Museum, Oct 20, 1941; Letter from Dorothy Foley, Secretary to Palmer Hoyt, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, happy to have your fine letter re Phil Brogan, Mr. Hoyt is doing what he can to secure an honorary degree for Mr. Brogan, Aug 28, 1941; Note from E.L. Furlong, I am sending you the type specimen on loan to me from the American Museum of Natural History, Jan 17, 1938; Letter to E.L. Furlong, thanks for sending me the type of Capromeryx furcifer, I have prepared a short paper re the relationships between Capromeryx sphenophalos and Proantilocapra, Jan 28, 1938; Letter to Peter Fransdaw, Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, your name was left with the atlas of a bovine that was brought to my office -- shall I return the atlas?, Apr 13, 1938; Letter from Samuel T. Farquhar, Secretary, Editorial Committee, University of California Press, Berkeley, California, your manuscript "Age of the Tertiary Mammalian Remains in the San Francisco Bay Region" was approved for publication, Oct 25, 1937; Letter from E.L. Furlong, thanks for the three papers of yours that you sent me, Feb 1, 1937; Letter to O.L. Fuhrmann, San Francisco, California, we are interested to hear of your Pleistocene mammal tooth discovery but these are common in this area, Dec 3, 1936; Letter [with newspaper clipping re construction for the Texas Centennial fair attached] from Mark Francis, Dean, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, College Station, Texas, I hesitate to send you the Miocene fossils that were found near Navasota because they are very fragile, Jan 23, 1936; Letter from O.L. Fuhrmann, I have a fossil tooth of a Pleistocene mammoth and wondered if you'd be interested in the specimen, Nov 28, 1936; Letter from M. Francis, I have sent your museum the requested fossil fishes but need them back in time for the Centennial, I have sent the Syndoceras skull to Mr. Frick, Feb 24, 1936; Letter from M. Francis, Dr. Riley wants to sell the deer head because he needs the cash, Nov 29, 1935; Letter from M. Francis, thanks for sending me your bulletin "about deer skulls with three horns," Dr. Riley hopes to sell the skull to the new museum at Austin, Aug 26, 1935; Letter from K.L. Rugbee[?], Credit Manager, W.P. Fuller & Co., Oakland, California, the "shipment consigned to you" was sent out care of the First National Bank at Valentine, Nebraska, May 14, 1934; Letter from Fred A. Fletcher, Hoh, Washington, you are welcome to keep the cetacean skull found in Fossil Creek that flows through my ranch, information re the skull locality and the geology, Apr 20, 1934; Letter from F.A. Fletcher, enclosed find a skull of some fossil mammal that I found along Fossil Creek on my ranch -- can you identify it?, Mar 26, 1934; Letter from H.W. Wilson, Vice-President, The First National Bank, Horton, Kansas, we have your check "sent in payment of the note of John Stirton," Jan 19, 1931; Note to E.L. Furlong, I am unable to find the mustelid jaw in which you were interested -- I shall search further, Dec 31, 1930; Letter from Jeannette E. Friedell to Stirton in Canadian, Texas, I am mailing you a poor specimen of a fossil shell -- I can get you better specimens if you think it's worthwhile, Mar 10, 1929; Letter [with envelope attached] from H. A. Fonville, Geologist, Wichita Falls, Texas, to W.D. Matthew, Department of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, information on large fossil bones found along the Rio Conchos River near Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico, Nov 12, 1928.
Folder 16: Stirton "G" Correspondence, 1926-1944Add to your cart.
Letter to William K. Gealey, Los Angeles, California, "I read with much interest your report on the geology of El Salvador and made suggestions here and there," May 30, 1944; Letter from Edwin C. Galbreath, USS Louisville, care of Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, California, news from a colleague in the Navy, Mar 8, 1944; Letter to E.C. Galbreath, museum news, papers I'm working on, Mar 22, 1944; Letter from 2nd Lieutentant Joe Gregory, Arlington, Virginia, I am now assigned to Washington, DC, and found a place walking distance from the Pentagon, Mar 23, 1944; Letter to J. Gregory, continuing work on the Flint Hill fauna, can go no farther on camel phylogeny for now, sent an estimate of expenses for a South America trip to the Guggenheim Foundation but no word as yet, Mar 31, 1944; Note from Hilda W. Grinnell, Berkeley, California, can you identify the critter in the enclosed photo -- soldiers in the Solomon Group call it a "coconut kitty," Jul 1, 1944; Memorandum from E.W. Gifford, Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, hope you can attend a luncheon at the Faculty Club for Satterthwaite and Lloyd of the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Apr 26, 1944; Letter from E.C. Galbreath, received reprints from a friend, thanks for identifying my pelvic fragment as Pleistocene horse, personal news, May 1, 1944; Letter to W.K. Gealey, thoughts on the formation of laminated horizons in the Hormiguero deposit [El Salvador], Jun 14, 1944; Letter from E.C. Galbreath [in its envelope], thank you for a pleasant weekend, Dec 7, 1943; The following six letters are folded within a single envelope: (1) Letter from W.K. Gealey, thoughts on the best way of producing a report on the El Salvador material, send me some of the tuffaceous stuff from El Sisimico for examination under the microscope, tell me what you remember about how the volcanics of Mt. Cacaquatique relate to the surrounding deposits, Aug 24, [1943]; (2) Letter from W.K. Gealey, long discussion on questions of the geology in the Cacaquatique area of El Salvador/Honduras, an oil company might be interested in that area around Carolina, Sep 8, [1943]; (3) Letter from W.K. Gealey, let's tread carefully in our dealings with the oil company, Sep 13, [1943]; (4) Letter from W.K. Gealey, let's use a small oil company if Standard Oil doesn't work out or better yet let's go after the oil ourselves, Sep 18, [1943]; (5) Letter from W.K. Gealey, I am bitter over this deal with Standard Oil ("quite slick on the business end") but I would "appreciate being cut in on 50% of that magnificent 1/2% royalty," Oct 18, 1943; (6) Letter to W.K. Gealey, discussions ongoing with the Standard Oil Company re starting "operations on the prospect" and if an agreement can be made then you and I can work out our shares in the royalty, VanderHoof is starting to work for the Standard Oil Company in Los Angeles, Oct 22, 1943; Postcard from Henry Allen Moe, Secretary General, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York City, we received your application for a fellowship, Oct 14, 1940; Postcard from William K. Gregory, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, thanks for sending me a copy of your paper on the fossil vertebrates of Knights Ferry, California, Dec 12, 1942; Postcard addressed to H.R. Aldrich, Secretary, The Geological Society of America, New York City, a form [not filled out] to provide basic personal information [name, address, etc.] to the society, [no date]; Postcard from M.F. Howells, Administrative Assistant, The Geological Society of America, New York City, we "acknowledge receipt of financial statement covering expenditure of Project Grant 400-41," Jun 16, 1942; Postcard from W.K. Gregory, thanks for sending me a copy of your paper on the Equidae from the Pliocene of Texas, Jan 20, 1931; Postcard from W.K. Gregory, thanks for sending me a copy of your paper on Methods and procedure in the Valentine Question, Nov 7, 1939; Postcard from W.K. Gregory, thanks for sending me copies of your papers on Cenozoic mammal remains from the San Francisco Bay Region and A Cranium of Pliohippus fossulatus from the Clarendon lower Pliocene fauna of Texas, Nov 7, 1939; Postcard from U.S. Grant, Department of Geology, University of California at Los Angeles, thanks for sending me a copy of your paper on Cenozoic Mammal Remains from the San Francisco Bay Region, Aug 14, 1939; Postcard [unposted] from H.A Moe, thanks for sending "your confidential statement concerning an applicant [C. Stuart Johnston] for a Fellowship of this Foundation," Oct 31, 1938; Postcard from H.G. Schenck, et al., The Geological Society of America, "officers of the Cordilleran Section have decided to cancel the annual spring meeting … in Berkeley … owing to the pressure of war activities," Mar 1, 1943; Postcard from H.R. Aldrich, the 1942 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America to be held in Ottawa has been cancelled, "… from a desire to cooperate with the Federal Government in reducing civilian travel and to encourage full concentration on war effort," Oct 15, 1942; Postcard from T.L. Rodgers and F.A. Pitelka, "Committee appointed to conduct poll" for the Grinnell Naturalists Society, polling members re the question of admitting women as members, Nov 10, 1942; Postcard from Program Committee, Grinnell Naturalists Society, Berkeley, California, notice of monthly meeting, Aug 30, 1942; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter from W.K. Gealey, those bones from the Imperial Valley don't sound like much, Standard Oil may send me to South America as a paleontologist, May 24, [1944]; (2) Letter to W.K. Gealey, I did not get in touch with the Salvadoran government re the oil but instead had Dr. Uren write to the Texas Company, hope to hear whether I got the Guggenheim Fellowship this month, I plan to go to Columbia to look for "evidence on the southward extension of Tertiary mammalian faunas," how is your report on the geology of El Salvador coming?, Feb 29, 1944; Letter from The Geological Society of America, the council announces the death of Edward B. Mathews, Treasurer for GSA for many years, Feb 9, 1944; Letter from E.C. Galbreath, "will be over Saturday without fail," Dec 2, 1943; The following four letters are clipped together: (1) Letter from W.K. Gealey, I suggest we approach the El Salvadoran government first and if they're not interested in the oil then we can approach the Texas Company, Jan 19, [1944]; (2) Letter from Marcus A. Hanna, Gulf Oil Corporation, Houston, Texas, I am forwarding your letter to our "chief geologist in charge of Gulf's work in that part of the country," Nov 15, 1943; (3) Letter from Charles W. Hamilton, Gulf Oil Corporation, New York City, I received your letter and "we have come to regard El Salvador as entirely underlain by volcanics," "there are very few places … in this region where geological conditions are favorable for commercial oil accumulation," Dec 2, 1943; (4) Letter to M.A. Hanna, I led a scientific expedition into El Salvador from Dec 1941 to Jun 1942 and we discovered tar seeping out along an anticlinal structure, would your company be interested?, Nov 11, 1943; Letter [with invoice attached] from J.E. Graf, Associate Director, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, Washington, DC, I am shipping you a package containing three specimens of Parahodomys spelaens, Feb 19, 1943; Letter [with envelope clipped to it] from W.K. Gealey, Standard Oil's treatment of us seems fair enough but work here [looking at forams] is getting very routine, VanderHoof went up to Standard Oil's San Francisco office so he could take care of his mother who had a stroke, Oct 29, 1943; Letter from James Gilluly, United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, Washington, DC [mailed from Spokane, Washington], "sorry to have not received your letter about the New York job until today," Sep 24, 1943; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter to W.K. Gealey, Standard Oil Company, Los Angeles, California, observations on the fossil beds near Carolina and the geology of the area, Sep 6, 1943; (2) Letter to W.K. Gealey, Los Angeles, California, hope you get your foreign duty, I've done some work on the ground sloth bones, when your report on the geology is ready send it to me "and I shall try to get the whole report ready as soon as possible," Jun 15, 1943; Letter to W.K. Gealey, Standard Oil Company, Los Angeles, California, general news, May 24, 1943; Letter to Charles W. Gilmore, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, United States National Museum, Washington, DC, "the specimens of Parahodomys spelaens arrived safely and are now in Mr. Hoffmeister's hands," Feb 26, 1943; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to U.S. Grant, I believe that the Regents of the University will talk to Mrs. Dickey about the "complete transfer of the Dickey collection to UCLA," they may also suggest that it be housed in the new museum that will be included in your new Life Science Building, be careful how you word the transfer agreement, Oct 30, 1942; (2) Letter from U.S. Grant, I sent your abstract to Max Krueger who is the program chairman for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Oct 26, 1938; Letter to Private Joseph T. Gregory, Army Air Forces, Bolling Field, DC, some museum news, Nov 5, 1942; Note from E.T.G. [Joe Gregory's mother?], Berkeley, California, here is Joseph Gregory's most recent mailing address, [no date]; The following three letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from Morton Green, thoughts re Palaeolagus burkei, Air Corps news, Oct 7, 1942; (2) Letter from M. Green, Air Corps Detachment, Fort Ord, California, while on maneuvers I found a bone which I am sending to you for identification, Sep 22, 1942; (3) Letter to Private M. Green, it may be advisable to recognize Palaeolagus burkei as a new genus, Oct 3, 1942; Letter from J.T. Gregory, comparison of the job/camp in Washington vs. that in Denver, Oct 30, 1942; Letter to J.T. Gregory, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, observations re the Minnechaduza fauna, Oct 3, 1942; Letter from Hilda W. Grinnell, Corresponding Secretary, Cooper Ornithological Club, Berkeley, California, I am mailing out notices re your talk for the Northern Division of the Cooper Club this Thursday, Sep 20, 1942; Letter to U.S. Grant, Van Rossem and I met with Mrs. Dickey and "I believe that she is now ready to make the final transfer of the specimens to UCLA," Aug 8, 1942; Letter from Orr Goodson, Acting Director, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, we would like to borrow the type specimen of Allocyon loganensis, Jul 2, 1942; Note from C.W. Gilmore, sending you a loan of three specimens of Parahodomys spelaens, Feb 17, 1943; Letter [plus a copy] to J. Gilluly, Department of Geology, University of California at Los Angeles, I plan to come down next week for a look at the Dickey Mammal Collection, Jul 20, 1942; Letter to T.R. Goodwin, Superintendent, Death Valley National Monument, United States Department of the Interior, thanks for the information on "dealing with materials found in 'Mescal Cave' in the Mohave Desert east of Baker, California," Jun 30, 1942; Letter from H.W. Goodwin, Goodwin & Schwinn, Lawyers, Wellington, Kansas, C.B. Bunker will be retiring on half pay but many of us would like to improve his situation -- can you help?, Mar 11, 1942; Letter from William O. Hotchkiss (Chairman), W.W. Rubey, and Chester R. Longwell, The Geological Society of America, New York City, "Resolutions of the Committee on War Effort," adopted at the 54th annual meeting of the society, Boston, Massachusetts, Dec 31, 1941; The following documents are stapled together: (1) Letter from F.L. Geer, Horton, Kansas[?], enclosed is the signed document so that [illegible] can leave the country, Oct 13, 1941; (2) Information Circular [four pages with envelope attached] from H.R. Aldrich, Secretary, The Geological Society of America, "Applications for Grants from the Penrose Fund," May 10, 1941; (3) Letter from Nathan Geer, Effingham, Kansas, we accept your offer to join you in Texas, Nov 18, 1931; The following documents are stapled together: (1) Grant application to The Geological Society of America, New York City, "Application for a Grant from Funds Made Available Through the Penrose Bequest," for a study of the regional geology of El Salvador with special emphasis on paleontology and the relationships of late Cenozoic Panamanian faunas, Sep 8, 1941; (2) Letter to H.R. Aldrich from Charles A. Anderson, Associate Professor of Geology, letter of recommendation for Stirton, Gealey, and the El Salvador project, Sep 8, 1941; (3) Letter to C.E. Weaver, Department of Geology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, plans for El Salvador and an appeal for Weaver's support of the project, Sep 8, 1941; (4) Letter from C.E. Weaver [in Eureka, California], I will do everything I can to aid you in securing the Geological Society of America help [grant], Sep 15, 1941; (5) Letter from Norman L. Bowen, Chairman Projects Committee, The Geological Society of America, New York City, your grant application was received but please enlarge upon the relation between your work and that of Howel Williams, Sep 15, 1941; (6) Letter to N.L. Bowen, Department of Geology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Howel Williams is aiding us in an advisory capacity and our work on "vulcanology will be limited," Sep 17, 1941; Letter to J. Gilluly, enclosed "find a copy of my proposed project for scientific exploration in El Salvador," I have applied for funding from the Nelson Rockefeller committee -- please endorse my project by writing a letter to Washington, Aug 6, 1941; Note from Tom Groody, hope to "take a crack at" the whale skull in a couple weeks, Dec 4, 1940; Letter to C. Lewis Gazin, United States National Museum, Washington, DC, please make any changes you think necessary in the proof of my hyaena paper for the Journal of Mammalogy, Nov 1, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to Major E.A. Goldman, United States National Museum, Washington, DC, "I have applied for a Guggenheim fellowship to return to El Salvador" and I would appreciate your writing a letter of support on my behalf, Oct 23, 1940; (2) Letter from E.A. Goldman, Senior Biologist, Division of Wildlife Research, Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Department of the Interior, Washington, DC, a copy of my letter of support is enclosed [not attached], Oct 30, 1940; Letter to J.T. Gregory, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, Texas, "your paper 'Pliocene Equidae of the Texas Gulf Coastal Plain' sounds interesting" and some thoughts on horses, Dec 20, 1940; Letter from C.L. Gazin, the page proofs have already gone to the printers so we can't make any changes to your hyaena paper [see Stirton's Nov 1, 1940 letter above], Nov 5, 1940; Letter to C.L. Gazin, "thanks for your prompt action on the Aeluraena paper," Nov 12, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from J.T. Gregory, would you send me some measurements of Merychippus teeth, Sep 9, 1940; (2) Letter to J.T. Gregory, some comments re Mylagaulodon vs. Mylagaulus, the Merychippus teeth measurements, Sep 14, 1940; Letter to W.K. Gregory, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, thoughts on rodent cusp homologies, Aug 13, 1940; Letter to J.T. Gregory, museum and personal news, Jul 26, 1940; The following three letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from J.T. Gregory, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, Frick was right re his orientation of the skull of Hayoceros, highlights from the vertebrate paleontologists meeting in New York, can you have someone make the enclosed corrections to my manuscript, Jan 16, 1939; (2) Letter from J.T. Gregory, finishing up a paper on Mylagaulus and have started studying the true cats, some thoughts on rodent teeth homologies, I would like to go over my manuscript soon if Mrs. Wolley has finished it, could you make some lantern slides for me to use at the Paleo society meeting, Nov 8, 1938; (3) Letter to J.T. Gregory, thanks for the "Steneofiber" information, "I am concerned with your comments on Pediohippus," if you get a chance look at the original of Frick's Hayoceros -- I think he has the specimen wrongly oriented, Dec 13, 1938; Letter to Vincent P. Gianella, Department of Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, I am preparing a paper on the Tertiary faunas of Nevada and "I now know definitely that several ages may be represented in those different basins of deposition," Jul 6, 1939; Letter to V.A. Grodsky, Publications Distribution, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC, "we would be very happy to receive the checked listed publications" [no attachment], Jun 14, 1939; Letter from C.L. Gazin [sent from Price, Utah], I can't get you the material [horse teeth] you asked for until September but you may be able to get better specimens from Dr. Stock who has made collections in the region mentioned, Jun 25, 1939; Letter to C.L. Gazin, I can wait until you return to Washington in September for those horse teeth, Jul 6, 1939; Letter from V.P. Gianella, "there has been considerable confusion" re the determining the ages of and correlating different deposits in Nevada and "an accurate dating would be very helpful in our work," May 3, 1939; Letter from C.L. Gazin, you are probably dealing with specimens collected by George Sternberg on his own in 1929, Mar 15, 1939; Letter to C.L. Gazin, do you have locality information for the following specimens with these field numbers -- I believe we received these skeletons from the National Museum in an exchange, Mar 6, 1939; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from J.T. Gregory, AMNH news, personal news, summer field plans, Apr 12, 1939; (2) Letter to J.T. Gregory, I assume that your preliminary description of two new camel species has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Mammalogy, thanks for the Hayoceros information, hope you can get out here because there are parts of your manuscript that I want to go over with you, spent six weeks in Nevada "primarily concerned with the locations of old localities which Miss Alexander had found years ago," Jun 1, 1939; Letter to Joseph Grinnell, Berkeley, California, I am applying for a National Research Fellowship -- would you write me a letter of recommendation?, Jan 16, 1939; Letter from H.W. Goodwin, I received your letter re Mr. Bunker and his situation, if you know of other former students of Bunker's who would like to write letters on his behalf please have them write to me, Dec 6, 1938; The following three letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from J.T. Gregory, observations on "Steneofiber" eseri, Aelurodon hyaenoides, and a Capromeryx mexicans type horn core seen at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, I have a lectureship at Columbia for the spring semester, Dec 5, 1938; (2) Letter from J.T. Gregory, I am settling in at AMNH, should I get out a preliminary description of of Pliauchenia before the rest of the Big Spring Canyon paper appears?, accomplishments at various museums I visited on my way east to New York, Oct 5, 1938; (3) Letter to J.T. Gregory, Maxson and Mint Canyon, most people agree that the unconformity between the Modelo and Mint Canyon does not represent an extensive hiatus ion time, I think it advisable to get out your information on the camels, your manuscript has been finished and your lantern slides are being made now, Nov 16, 1938; Letter to H.W. Goodwin, letter of support for C.D. Bunker at the University of Kansas, Nov 29, 1938; Letter to H.W. Goodwin from E. Raymond Hall, Acting Director, I am concerned that C.D. Bunker "receive more nearly adequate recognition for his services" [change of title to Curator "accompanied by some increase in salary"], Nov 22, 1938; Letter from H.W. Goodwin, if you believe as I do that C.D. Bunker is deserving of the title Curator then please write me a letter of support -- I plan to personally present this matter to the Board of Regents, Nov 17, 1938; Letter to Jack Graham, Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska, instructions and advice re applying for a teaching fellowship in the Department of Geology at Berkeley, Jan 14, 1938; Letter from J. Graham, I hope to find an assistantship at a school where I can get advanced training both in paleontology and geology, can you refer me to the proper person in the geology department to whom I should apply for information regarding this subject, Jan 8, 1938; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to Walter Granger, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, thanks for the revised locations for the Eocene horses which you were kind enough to send me, Nov 30, 1937; (2) Letter from W. Granger [with attachment], "I have written in Horizon names on the enclosed list of Eocene horses," Nov 5, 1937; Letter from C.L. Gazin, we would be pleased to have you illustrate the Calippus genotype, Nov 26, 1937; Letter to C.L. Gazin, may I have permission to use an illustration of your Calippus genotype in my paper on the phylogeny of the horses?, Nov 16, 1937; Letter to C.L. Gazin, I enclose a recent paper by Grayson Meade on the Tertiary Geology of Nebraska and I think you should write an abstract for "this deserving paper" for the Journal of Mammalogy among others, Oct 12, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to W. Granger, "in writing up a short paper on 'The Phylogeny of the Horses,' I have been somewhat at a loss to allocate the species of Eohippus and Orohippus with the formations or faunas listed by Simpson (1933)," would you be kind enough "to jot in the proper names opposite the species" on the enclosed list [attached]?, Sep 7, 1937; (2) Letter from Edwin H. Colbert, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, Dr. Granger is away for a month -- "I think he should be the one to designate the correct names for the horses that you have listed," Sep 13, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from W. Granger, we are producing a price list of casts for sale or exchange with other institutions and would like to add casts of a UCMP Desmostylus tooth to our list, Jul 16, 1934; (2) Letter to W. Granger, more information on the Desmostylus tooth, you "have our permission to dispose of the casts as you choose," Jul 25, 1934; Letter from Herman Gunter, Geologist, Florida Geological Survey, Tallahassee, Florida, I would like to get together the specimens you have listed but "we have been terribly handicapped from the point of assistance" so it is impossible at this time, Aug 4, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to Allan Graham, Valentine, Nebraska, sorry to hear that you lost your job at the game preserve, there are no preparator openings here (we have 15 WPA preparators), Jul 7, 1937; (2) Letter from A. Graham, I lost my job at the game preserve, any chance of employment with you?, May 25, 1937; Letter to H. Gunter, I would like to compare my fossil vertebrates from the Navasota fauna of southern Texas to your closely related Florida faunas [list attached], could I arrange for a loan of your types?, Jul 2, 1937; Letter from Raymond M. Gilmore, Fundação Rockefeller, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, sorry I can't help you with the missing book [book loan slip attached], I've been collecting live animals in the highland of Brazil near the Paraguayan border, Jun 27, 1937; Letter to E.A. Goldman, Bureau of Biological Survey, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, I would like to recommend W.B. Davis for the position involving "systematic work in mammalogy" if their is still a possibility of an opening, Jun 11, 1937; Letter from J.W. Gilmore, Professor of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of California Davis, I have no idea where your missing book may be, Apr 10, 1937; Letter from Helen Galassie, Accounting Department, George Banta Publishing Company, payment for the Journal of Paleontology reprints is past due [cancelled check attached], Feb 24, 1937; Letter to R. Gilmore, you may have taken out a book from the library in 1933 on the miscellaneous papers of Claude Fauchet -- do you know where it might be?, Apr 5, 1937; Letter to J.W. Gilmore, Davis, California, your son took out a book from the library four years ago and the library wants it back -- I thought you might be able to help me locate it, Apr 5, 1937; Letter to C.W. Gilmore, I would like to take up the matter of exchange, we have casts of many mammal types and Rancho La Brea material, Feb 4, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from C.W. Gilmore to Charles L. Camp, University of California Berkeley, we can offer duplicate specimens of Plesippus shoshonensis in an exchange, Jan 28, 1937; (2) Letter from C.W. Gilmore to C.L. Camp, I would like copies of Hay's paper on Desmostylus, the Mesohippus specimens have not yet been prepared so we can't use them in an exchange, Dec 28, 1932 [sic]; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from C.L. Gazin, thanks for the casts that you sent, Oct 9, 1936; (2) Letter to C.L. Gazin, I am returning the Miohippus material that Miss Smith borrowed about two years ago, Oct 15, 1936; Letter from J.P. Gill, Assistant, Department of Geology, Stanford University, California, we have no further information on the tooth of Pliohippus, May 4, 1936; Letter from Leon Austin, Gammel's, Inc. (Publishers and Booksellers), Austin, Texas, we have most of the topographic sheets for different counties of Texas and some University of Texas Bulletins -- just send us a list of what you want, Apr 27, 1935; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from Ted Galusha, Hay Springs, Nebraska, I was surprised to hear that there was an advanced form of Merychippus in the material I sent you [for an exchange], if you don't want to make the exchange "I shall continue my practice of selling that type of material to private collectors," Feb 21, 1935; (2) Letter from T. Galusha, your exchange offer is satisfactory, "I will send a number of specimens with the shipment for determination," Jan 31, 1935; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from C.L. Gazin, I have been collecting in the Hagerman Lake beds of Idaho, Aug 2, 1934; (2) Letter to C.L. Gazin, "my party of five men were in northern Nebraska and South Dakota" and "we found a nice fauna from the Upper Rosebud," Aug 7, 1934; Letter to C.L. Gazin, some questions re Gidley and the San Pedro Valley fauna (Nanippus phlaegon and Equus specifically), Feb 2, 1935; Letter from C.L. Gazin, information on the San Pedro valley material and a list of the Hagerman mammalian fauna cited in print so far, Feb 12, 1935; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from W. Granger, we are now making the casts of Pliocyon gidleyi and Pliocyon medius type skulls that we promised you in exchange for the Synthetoceras skull cast, Aug 23, 1934; (2) Letter to W. Granger, I have sent your AMNH beaver types to Washington with C.L. Gazin -- they can be picked up by the next reliable person going to New York, I am holding on to the Eucastor material for now, Aug 31, 1934; Letter from T. Galusha, I hope you will find it convenient to come up here for a few days because I have a lot of new material for you to see, Jun 9, 1934; Letter from T. Galusha, I have been collecting camel, horse, and rhinoceros, I would be happy to collect Sheep Creek fauna for you, I have many quarries and outcrops to show you, Apr 18, 1934; Letter from T. Galusha, collecting update, Jul 21, 1934; Letter from W. Granger, we may be able to get a cast of Dinocyon gidleyi made in exchange for one of Pliohippus interpolatus, Jul 15, 1931; Letter from W. Granger, [handwritten note difficult to read], Mar 14, 1931; Letter from C.W. Gilmore, let me know if you plan to continue work in the Pliocene of Hemphill County, Texas -- if not, the National Museum would like "to secure a representative collection from this phase of the Pliocene," Feb 6, 1931; Note to W.K. Gregory, thanks for the publications you sent me, Feb 24, 1931; Note to C.W. Gilmore, we do plan to continue collecting in Texas but "we have duplicate material of most of the species and should be glad to exchange for some of your late Pliocene fauna from Idaho," Feb 12, 1931; Letter from Harold Gaines, Paso Robles, California, found a skull and piece of vertebra that I am willing to send you for identification, Dec 22, 1930; Letter [and nine photographs, prints measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches, each dated Mar 30, 1930] from L.S. Gnares[?], San Luis Obispo, California, I enclose a packet of snapshots of "the fossilized remain of some gigantic creature, but so gigantic as to outmeasure anything of which I have ever read," Jul 10, 1930; Letter [plus, enclosed in a folded sheet of paper, two rubbings of animals from the vase] from J.E. Graham, San Francisco, California, can you refer me to an authority on ancient pottery so I can learn more about a family vase, Jun 3, 1930; Letter from J.E. Graham, I work downtown and it is difficult to get over there until late afternoon -- can you recommend anyone on this side of the Bay who can help me with my vase?, Aug 25, 1930; The following five letters are stapled together: (1) Note to Joseph Grinnell, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California Berkeley, if you have duplicates of back numbers of your many publications on California animals our museum would like a complete set, Jul 1, 1929; (2) Letter from J. Grinnell, I have put your name on our permanent mailing list, our stock of duplicates is reduced but if you can be more specific about the type of papers you want we can pick them out for you, Jul 5, 1929; (3) Letter from J. Grinnell, thanks for the gift of the four prairie hens, et al., May 23, 1929; (4) Letter from J. Grinnell, thanks for the gift of 49 mammals and 19 birds that you collected in Hemphill County, Texas, Mar 21, 1929; (5) Letter to J. Grinnell, we would like to present you with this collection of bird and mammal specimens that our field party collected in Hemphill County, Texas, Mar 18, 1929; The following letter and notes are clipped together: (1) Letter from J. Grinnell to W.D. Matthew, For your information I heard about two possible fossil localities -- one near Flanagan in Lassen County and one on the Susan River west of Susanville, Jun 11, 1929; (2) Card with note of Grinnells' two possible fossil localities [see above], [no date]; (3) Note by Stirton of a fossil locality near Stockton, Jul 10, 1930; (4) Note by Stirton of fossil pinniped at Carmel, California, Jul 1, 1929; (5) Note by Stirton of mammal fossils found in a boulder on the Middle Fork of the Feather River, Aug 1, 1929; Letter from J. Grinnell [to Stirton in Canadian, Texas], we are sending you collecting supplies in case you have time to collect recent birds and mammals, Feb 4, 1929; Letter from J. Grinnell to W.D. Matthew, we acknowledge the gift of 61 specimens collected in Nevada by Stirton, Jul 12, 1928; Letter to J. Grinnell, I turn over the collection of recent mammals obtained in Nevada compliments of the Department of Paleontology, Jun 25, 1928; Letter from E.W. Gifford, Curator, Museum of Anthropology, University of California, San Francisco, I am sending you a specimen found by a San Francisco resident that was left at our museum, May 31, 1928; Letter from J. Grinnell, your application for a teaching fellowship has been received, Nov 15, 1926.
Folder 17: Stirton "H" Correspondence, 1927-1945Add to your cart.
Postcard from A. Brazier Howell, Department of Anatomy, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Maryland, "Thank you for your cooperation. It is my wish to avoid anything like arbitrariness …," Nov 6, 1935; Postcard from A. Tindell Hopwood, British Museum (Natural History), London, England, thanks for the copy of "Osteology and Affinities of Borophagus," Jun 24, 1930; Postcard from Hamlin, Placerville, California, "To Professor Stirton who made the famous discovery on the North bank of the Red River -- the horned forked nose deer," Mar 19, 1941; Postcard from B.F. Howell, Secretary, The Paleontological Society, Princeton, New Jersey, preliminary ballot for officers for 1934, Mar 30, 1933; Postcard from A.H. Howell, Chairman, Editorial Board, Journal of Mammalogy, Washington, DC, I sent you a batch of slips for the indexing, Sep 29, 1939; Postcard from E. Hindle, Department of Zoology, The University, Glasgow, Scotland, change of address card, Nov 2, 1935; Postcard from A.H. Howell, your communication "A member of the Hyaenidae from the Upper Pliocene of Texas" has been received and accepted for publication," May 2, 1940; Postcard from Milton Hildebrand, Fort Benning, Georgia, "at last I am at OCS," Jun 3, 1943; Postcard from M. Hildebrand, at OCS, I take a plane for Berkeley in August, Jun 27, 1943; Postcard from M. Hildebrand, heading to Michigan for six weeks of maneuvers, Feb 9, 1944; Postcard from Paul C. Henshaw, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, I plan to be in Berkeley next week to make some faunal comparisons, Mar 12, 1940; Postcard from L.G. Hertlein, San Francisco, California, thanks for your paper "Significance of Tertiary Mammalian Faunas in Holarctic Correlation with especial reference to the Pliocene in California," Mar 6, 1939;  Letter from Hen, St. Thomas, Nevada, the summer's collecting is going well, you wanted bat skeletons -- I'll bring you a couple, Sunday, [no date]; Letter from Ham(?), Central High School, Kansas City, Missouri, personal news, Friday the 17th, [no year]; The following three letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from J.A. Hill, President, West Texas State Teachers College, Canyon, Texas, "I have selected Mr. William F. Read, now completing his doctorate at Chicago University in vertebrate paleontology, for the position made vacant by the death of Mr. C. Stuart Johnson," Apr 10, 1940; (2) Letter to J.A. Hill, I'm glad you've found a man to carry on the work initiated by C. Stuart Johnson, if I may be of some help in getting Johnson's manuscript on the Cita Canyon fauna published, please let me know, Apr 24, 1940; (3) Letter from J.A. Hill, I gave Dr. Stovall my approval to bring Johnson's Cita Canyon manuscript to publication, Apr 29, 1940; Letter from Donald F. Hoffmeister, Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, to Stirton in Norton, Kansas, thanks for sending us the spotted skunk specimen, Jul 10, 1945; Letter (two copies) to the United States Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC, letter of recommendation for "Donald F. Hoffmeister who is applying for the Assistant Curatorship (mammals) through the Civil Service Examination," May 5, 1941; Letter to the Holmes Projector Company, Chicago, Illinois, I would like complete information on the Holmes 16mm to 35mm projectors, Oct 22, 1937; Letter from N. Hovey, Purchasing Agent, Office of the Comptroller, University of California, Berkeley, California, "If you are still using your car [Chevrolet Coach] on University business, would you kindly forward us a notice of payment of premium, so that our records will show that your policy is in full force and effect?," Apr 13, 1936; Letter from Edgar B. Howard, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, thank you for returning the type specimens that you borrowed last spring, Oct 19, 1936; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to Arthur H. Howell, United States Biological Survey, Washington, DC, "I shall be glad to assist in the preparation of an index for the Journal of Mammalogy," Nov 16, 1937; (2) Letter from A.H. Howell, realizing the need for a complete index to the Journal of Mammalogy, we are preparing to publish an index to volumes 1-20, to do this, we require the cooperation of volunteer assistants who are willing to index one volume of the Journal, would you be willing to help?, Nov 12, 1937; The following three items are clipped together: (1) Announcement of the Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, April 27-29, 1927; (2) Invitation (card) to become a member of the American Society of Mammalogists, 192_; (3) Card with which members can make a bequest to the society, [no date]; Letter to A.H. Howell, "I am enclosing herewith preliminary descriptions of two new camels as a short article in the Journal of Mammalogy," Mar 29; 1939; Letter from B.F. Howell, Department of Geology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, I am sending you a copy of your abstract, Jan 14, 1936; Letter from B.F. Howell, Secretary, The Paleontological Society, I acknowledge receipt of your seconding of Mr. Cook's nomination of Mr. McGrew, Dec 11, 1935; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) E.B. Howard, if it is convenient please return the type specimens we sent you on February 17, 1936, Sep 29, 1936; (2) Letter to E.B. Howard, thanks for the loan, your specimens will be returned by express tomorrow, Oct 5, 1936; Letter to E.B. Howard, thanks for sending me the fossil material, I think Curtis J. Hesse might be just the man for your job opening at the Academy, [no date, but clearly in response to Howard's Jan 30, 1936, letter]; Postcard from Hildegarde Howard, Curator of Avian Paleontology, Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science and Art, Los Angeles, California, the box of grouse bones from the Pleistocene caves was sent to you last week, Feb 21, 1944; Letter from H. Howard, thanks for the shipment of Fossil Lake bones, Oct 13, 1942; Letter from E.B. Howard, our policy is not to send out types but let me talk to the Director, we are reestablishing a Department of Paleontology at the Academy and I shall soon be looking for someone to head it, Jan 30, 1936; Letter from B.F. Howell, Mrs. Howells at GSA will send you your abstract, Dec 6, 1935; Letter from B.F. Howell, enclosed is a draft of a revised Constitution and By-Laws of the Paleontological Society for your review, Sep 3, 1935; Letter from A.B. Howell, your paper has been received, Oct 21, 1935; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to A.B. Howell, we are halfway through indexing volume 12 of the Journal of Mammalogy but we need more cards, Sep 21, 1939; (2) Letter from A.B. Howell, I am writing to inquire about your progress with the indexing and whether you need more cards, Jun 13, 1939; Letter to E.F. Howell, Secretary, Geological Society of America, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, I would like to second Harold J. Cook's nomination of Paul O. McGrew for membership in the Paleontological Society, Dec 5, 1935; Letter to A.B. Howell, some of my Journals of Mammalogy were destroyed by dampness while I was in Central America -- can you send me replacement copies?, Feb 21, 1928; Letter from A.B. Howell, I would like a copy of your paper on the phylogeny of North American Equidae, Apr 29, [no year]; Letter to Palmer Hoyt, The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, I endorse the awarding of an honorary degree to Phil F. Brogan, Aug 26, 1941; Letter from P. Hoyt, I thought it would be fitting to grant an honorary degree to Phil F. Brogan, if you believe he merits this please please send me a letter to that effect, Jun 13, 1941; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to C.E. Hudspeth, Washington School, Oakland, California, a list of citations to literature on the fossil horse, Oct 23, 1939; (2) Letter from C.E. Hudspeth, thanks for the citations to literature on the fossil horse, Mov 1, 1939; Letter to Lawrence M. Huey, San Diego Museum of Natural History, San Diego, California, I would like to borrow a fragmentary lower jaw of a Pleistocene dog in your collection, Aug 21, 1929; Letter to L.M. Huey, I am returning the fragmentary lower jaw that you loaned me, "I believe it represents a new genus but I shouldn't care to make this the type," Sep 17, 1929; Letter from L.M. Huey, I am sending you the jaw of the Pleistocene dog found in Lane County, Kansas, Aug 23, 1929; Letter from Art Huey, Shell Oil Company, Bakersfield, California, in the Temblor range I have found a bone-bearing horizon traceable for over a mile, I have found large animal bones and shark teeth, Jul 12, 1928; Letter to H.B. Hungerford, Department of Entomology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, personal news, May 17, 1943; Letter from H.B. Hungerford, received your letter and manuscript this morning, Dean P.F. Walker shot himself in his office last Sunday night, Oct 19, 1927; Letter from H.B. Hungerford, please read over the enclosed short paper that I wish to publish, Oct 11, 1927; Letter from H.B. Hungerford, thanks for sending me the Central American insects, museum news, Oct 3, 1927; Letter from H.B. Hungerford, sorry you won't be at the Biological Station in Michigan with us this summer, museum news, May 31, 1927; Letter from H.B. Hungerford, sorry you didn't get the teaching fellowship at Berkeley, if you would be interested in returning to the Biological Station let me know ASAP, Apr 11, 1927; Letter from H.B. Hungerford, thanks for sending the water bugs, "Glad you had a profitable trip to Colombia and hope that wherever you go you will think of me and get some more water bugs," May 15, 1945; Letter (in Spanish) from [illegible], has seal reading "Presidencia de la Republica de El Salvador," San Salvador, El Salvador, something like "may your important work in El Salvador have the best success," Aug 22, 1942; Letter from Paul Hughs, Interior, South Dakota, to Bruce Clark, University of California, Berkeley, California, I have found many bones and teeth here in the Badlands of South Dakota which may interest you, Jul 3, 1931; Letter from G.L. Husted, Campbell, California, to Dr. Kroeger, University of California, Berkeley, California, on a recent trip to Alaska I found what appears to be a bison horn and a mammoth tooth -- I'd like to bring them by for classification, Jul 20, 1931; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from Rachel A. Husband, Staff Assistant, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, thanks for your note indicating that you were sending the Cylindrodon specimens on to Mr. Burke, I came upon a couple trays of fragmentary fossils that may belong to your museum -- please check and get back to me, Jul 30, 1934; (2) Letter to R.A. Husband, yes the fossils you found are from our John Day collection, "A great number of our John Day fossils are missing and perhaps some of the ones which you have found are among the missing," Aug 6, 1934; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from R.A. Husband, some long-lost fossils of yours that Mr. Elftman had studied and left in a storeroom were rediscovered and we're packing them up for you now, at least some of them are from Fossil Lake, Mar 10, 1933; (2) Letter to R.A. Husband, we are anxious to get the Fossil Lake material back in our collections, arrangements re beaver material, Mar 15, 1933; Letter to W.C. Hatfield, Texas Petroleum Company, Bogota, Colombia, I am able "to give you a better age determination on the fossil mammalian assemblages which we collected in the Magdalena basin of Colombia," includes lists of identified mammals, Jul 14, 1945; Letter from W.W. Holstrom, Assistant Secretary of the Regents, The Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, California, "you have been appointed Principal Museum Curator, Honorary Curator of Mammals of the Donald R. Dickey Collection, Los Angeles and Lecturer in Paleontology for the period July 1, 1944 to June 30, 1945 with salary at the rate of $3,000 per annum," May 26, 1944; Letter to C.W. Hibbard, Museum of Paleontology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, I've finally gotten around to going over the beavers and dog jaws that you sent me, you are fortunate in getting Hall at your museum -- too bad "he couldn't see his way clear to stay here," Jun 26, 1944; Letter from D.F. Hoffmeister, thanks for sending the fossil cricetines, thanks for your comments on my manuscript, museum news, Jul 21, 1944; Letter from J.E. Hill, I've sent you the papers you requested but our library was reluctant to give away any copies of Bird Life in Colombia, Apr 12, 1944; Letter from W.W. Holstrom, "you have been appointed Principal Museum Curator, Lecturer in Paleontology, and Honorary Curator of the Dickey Collection of Mammals for the period July 1, 1945 to June 30, 1946 with salary at the rate of $3,000 per annum," Jun 21, 1945; Letter from H.J. Hawley, Standard Oil Company of California, San Francisco, California, at present our company is not interested in geological investigation of oil seepages in El Salvador, Nov 9, 1943; Letter to M. Hildebrand, Fort Benning, Georgia, news about the El Salvador gang, museum news, Jul 13, 1943; Letter from Thomas C. Horne, Jr., Chief, Administrative Division, War Department, Washington, DC, your application for a commission in the Army of the United States, for assignment to the Sanitary Corps, has been considered but the procurement objective for Sanitary officers has been filled, May 3, 1943; Letter to H.B. Hungerford, I have applied for a commission in the Medical Corps as a Medical Entomologist and anything you can do to help me would be appreciated, Apr 3, 1943; Letter from H.B. Hungerford, I am happy to help you any way I can and will await a letter from your procurement officer, Apr 6, 1943; Letter of recommendation from H.H. Lane, Mary E. Larson, and Edward H. Taylor of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, "To whom it may concern" for Stirton re his application for a commission in the Medical Corps, Apr 9, 1943; Letter to M. Hildebrand, museum news, news about the old El Salvador gang, Mar 26, 1943; Letter to John Hilton, Indio, California, I seem to have lost the data that you had provided on a fossil site in Mexico -- would you please outline it for me again, Feb 26, 1943; Letter to M. Hildebrand, museum news, news about the old El Salvador gang, Feb 26, 1943; Letter to Thomas Havorka, Marsland, Nebraska, "I have enclosed the photos which I took in your wheat field," Aug 20, 1941; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to Edward Hills, San Francisco, California, I wonder if you would be interested in sponsoring a man to study the regional geology on our El Salvador trip, Aug 12, 1941; (2) Letter from Hazel L. Ramos (for Edward E. Hills), Hills Brothers Coffee, Inc., San Francisco, California, I will bring your letter to Mr. Hills attention when he returns later this month, Aug 12, 1941; Letter to Arthur H. Howell, Bureau of Biological Survey, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC, Wayne G. Christian of Canyon, Texas, will be sending you a manuscript that he and I cowrote on the description of a new genus and species of the Hyaenidae from the Upper Pliocene of Texas, Apr 16, 1940; Letter from A.H. Howell, the cards you prepared for the indexing of volume 12 of the Journal of Mammalogy have been received, Dec 12, 1939; List of fossil mammal localities (4) near Crawford, Nebraska, [no date]; Letter to J.A. Hill, "I am completing a review of the Hemphill carnivores," may I borrow the type and two or three of the best lower jaws of Osteoborus hilli for comparison?, Dec 15, 1939; Letter from Ransom D. Hickman, Ransom D. Hickman Co., Realtors, Berkeley, California, "enclosed you will find a duplicate of the add [sic] which we entered in the Berkeley Gazette September 23, 1939, advertising your Arlington lot," Sep 23, 1939; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to Carol Hovious, (San Benito County High School and Junior College, Hollister, California, letterhead) Los Angeles, California, "I found your chapter on horses most interesting and well written. The following two paragraphs may be of some help to you in connection with your story about the fossils," Aug 10, 1939; (2) Letter from C. Hovious, "would you be kind enough to read for me the materials I have written in tentative form about the horse for this fourth-grade book, checking for accuracy of fact?," Jul 29, 1939; Letter to J.A. Hill, I am grieved to hear of the untimely death of C. Stuart Johnston, I am interested "in learning what your plans for the future there are in connection with the work that Johnston so ably started," Aug 10, 1939; Letter from J.A. Hill, plans for filling C. Stuart Johnston's position, Aug 16, 1939; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to R.A. Hansen, R.A. Hansen Oil and Oil Burners, Livermore, California, "I do not feel that the installation of the fill-line [on his oil tank] is in any sense my responsibility," Nov 22, 1937; (2) Letter from R.A. Hansen, "it is absolutely impossible to furnish any equipment under the new code ruling," "if you want me to lay the line as outlined in the second paragraph, let me know soon and I will take care of it for you," Nov 30, 1937; Letter to George Hill, Knight's Ferry, California, sorry for the delay in writing, drop us a note as to when it would be most convenient for you to have us come up, Nov 25, 1938; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter from F.G. Heugrt, Exeter, California, I found some bones in deepening my well, Jun 20, 1937; (2) Letter to F.G. Heurgt, "the material you now have is probably too fragmentary for identification" but if you have specimens that "you'd like to have us examine, we shall be glad to identify them for you," Jun 30, 1937; Letter to O. Haupt, Kustos Nessisches Landemuseums, Darmstadt, Germany, thanks for the information on the Tertiary beavers of Europe, I am sending you "casts of some of our types and some teeth of Eucastor and Monosaulax," Jul 2, 1937; The following documents are clipped together: (1) Letter to O. Haupt, questions on certain German deposits, we would be interested in exchanging casts of beaver specimens, Mar 18, 1937; (2) Letter from O. Haupt, (in German, see (3) for translation), Mar 26, 1937; (3) Translation of (2), answers to Stirton's questions re German deposits, I would like to exchange casts -- I can offer casts of Kaup's originals, Mar 26, 1937; Letter from C.H. Hanington, President, The Colorado Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colorado, A.M. Bailey of the Chicago Academy of Sciences was appointed Director to succeed J.D. Figgins, Mar 3, 1936; Letter from C.H. Hanington, a decision re the new director will be made by a special committee on February 20, Jan 31, 1936; Letter from C.H. Hanington, "your recent letter with enclosure for Mr. R.J. Niedrach were received," as soon as a decision is made re the new director I will let you know, Jan 23, 1936; Letter to C.H. Hanington, "In accordance with your request I am herewith enclosing statements concerning my training and experience which may qualify me for the directorship of the Denver Museum of Natural History," Jan 13, 1936; Letter (final page only) to ?, re the trapping of water opossums in El Salvador, [no date]; Letter from Julia Smead, Assistant Secretary, The Colorado Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colorado, "Mr. Hanington just lost his son, but on his return to the Museum he will write you," Dec 10, 1935; Letter to C.H. Hanington, "I should like to make formal application for the directorship," Dec 5, 1935; Letter from C.H. Hanington, Harold J. Cook is no longer with the museum so please "send all correspondence and exchanges pertaining to his former department direct to our Museum," Oct 22, 1930; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter to Helga S. Hacker, Downe, Kent, England, "what an ideally romantic situation, to be settled down at Darwin's old home," personal news, Mar 17, 1930; (2) Letter from H.S. Hacker to W.D. Matthew, personal news, living near Darwin's home, Jan 31, 1930; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to G.F. Hadley, Overland Monthly, San Francisco, California, here are some publications that provide descriptions of the Rancho La Bra fossils, Feb 25, 1930; (2) Letter from G.F. Hadley to Andrew C. Lawson, Editor, Scientific Bulletins, University of California, Berkeley, "we are in need of data for an article on fossils or mammalian remains recently found in asphalt beds of Rancho La Brea. Do you have some recent bulletins along this line?," Feb 20, 1930; Letter from Walter Morris Hart, Vice President, Office of the President, University of California, Berkeley, "you have been appointed Curator in the Department of Paleontology beginning January 1, 1928 with salary at the rate of $100.00 per month," Feb 2, 1928.
Folder 18: Stirton "H" Correspondence: E. Raymond Hall, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Letter to J. Frank Daniel, Chairman, Editorial Committee in Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, from E. Raymond Hall, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California, "herewith is a paper entitled 'Phylogeny of Nearctic Sciuridae' by M.D. Bryant, offered for publication in the Zoology Series," Oct 1, 1942; Letter from E.R. Hall to Stirton in Horton, Kansas, you are welcome to stay with us in our rented house in Lawrence, May 18, 1945; Letter from E.R. Hall, we received the copy of your field notes for the period Feb 1 to Mar 14, 1938, May 13, 1938; Letter from E.R. Hall, "Outline of Main Features of Twentieth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists," Mar 15, 1938; Letter from E.R. Hall, unexpended funds left over from the 1938 annual meeting will be turned over to Alden H. Miller to be used for the 1939 annual meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Jan 20, 1939; Letter from E.R. Hall, thanks for a copy of "Cenozoic Mammal Remains from the San Francisco Bay Region," Aug 31, 1939; Letter from E.R. Hall, do you agree that the unexpended funds from the meeting should be given to Alden H. Miller for the ornithologists' meeting or do you have another suggestion?, Dec 28, 1938; Letter from E.R. Hall, I am sending you the traps and other equipment you asked for, museum news, Feb 4, 1929; Letter from E.R. Hall, Museum of Birds and Mammals, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, museum news, Oct 4, 1927; Letter from E.R. Hall, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Berkeley, "Dr. Grinnell has space all 'plotted out' for Burt and yourself here in the museum," Jul 15, 1927; Letter from E.R. Hall, class registration date, if you want to assure yourself space to work here in the museum you should write to Dr. Grinnell, Jul 12, 1927; Letter from E.R. Hall, pleased that you're planning to come to Berkeley next fall, Dr. Grinnell has recommended you to Sumner "as his assistant to work in genetics of mice" in La Jolla, recovering from having my appendix removed, hope to get to Nevada to join Miss Alexander, Miss Kellogg and Linsdale, museum news, May 15, 1927; Letter from E.R. Hall, our house will be vacant for the first 2.5 months of the school term so let me know if you'd like to stay there, too bad about your fellowship but I hope you'll come here anyway, I will be assuming the curatorship of mammals beginning in July, W.D Matthew of the American Museum, … the foremost Vertebrate Paleontologist in the world, has signed to come here next year and head a new, separate, Department of Palaeontology," news re other colleagues, Apr 12, 1927; Letter from E.R. Hall, re coming to Berkeley, "even though you should stay only one year and not take a Ph.D., I believe you will feel when the year is up, that it was the most helpful experience in your career," "your choice of a problem [bats] strikes me as a happy one," the staff at the museum are making plans for their new space in the new Life Sciences Building, advice re El Salvador, Nov 12, 1926; Letter from E.R. Hall, hope you can stay for us for two days, received four cases of weasels from the U.S.B.S. collection, Sep 17, 1926; Letter from E.R. Hall, be sure to come up here as soon as you return from El Salvador, Loye Miller has been up twice, my son was born about a week ago, Apr 19, 1926; Letter from E.R. Hall, stop off here on your return from Michigan, I have received an appointment as a research assistant in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology for the coming year, May 19, 1926.
Folder 19: Stirton "H" Correspondence: Curtis J. Hesse, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Letter from Curtis J. Hesse, the Fair business is still delayed -- Huff could be working on a half dozen projects now, WPA men are casting the big skull, "the WPA is in my hair all the time now with constant changing of records and personnel," Mar 7, [1938?]; Letter from C.J. Hesse, Camp Disappointment, Colorado, we've been here two weeks but the weather has not been good, have a box of specimens to ship to you, Jun 3, 1937; Letter from C.J. Hesse, hope you "get more of the Hipparion out of there [Green Valley Formation, Black Hawk Ranch Quarry]," we are working at Pawnee Butte, descriptions of the stratigraphy -- White River, Brule, Chadron Formations -- and the fossils we're finding, Jun 30 and Jul 4, 1937; Letter from C.J. Hesse, museum news, Sam Welles and I had to revise the CWA project for the coming year, Camp is still in China, a boy brought in what appears to be dinosaur material, Jun 15, [1936?]; Letter from C.J. Hesse, Paleontological Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, I heard about W.D. Matthew's poor health, had a good summer of field work, Jul 29, 1930; Letter from C.J. Hesse, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, California, museum news, Aug 15, 1932; Letter from C.J. Hesse, museum news, Aug 2 91938?]; Letter from C.J. Hesse, the museum's field work plans, all funds for publication are gone for the year, museum news, big fire at the Key System Pier, budget cuts coming, May 8, 1933; Letter from C.J. Hesse, prep lab news, I am interested in both the Texas A&M job and the one with F.B. Sumner at La Jolla to help him with genetic work on recent fishes, Jun 14, 1935; Letter from C.J. Hesse, "sorry to hear that the Navisota plans were not working out," you should consider prospecting in Beaver County, Oklahoma, and Mead and Clark Counties, Kansas [has drawn map], Jun 4, 1935; Letter from C.J. Hesse, I hear you have moved from Flint Hill back up to Big Springs Canyon, museum news, Jun 4, 1936; Letter from C.J. Hesse, glad to hear that you've moved down into Nebraska and have the assistance of CCC men, "there are now 12 preparatory working on the reptile stuff, but we haven't as yet started on Camp's South African material," prep lab and museum news, Jul 6, 1936; Letter from C.J. Hesse, sorry to hear that the field work has not been so good, museum and other paleo news, Jun 7, [1936?]; Letter to C.J. Hesse, I enjoyed your report from the Pawnee Creek area, Richey has found a great deal of material at the Green Valley locality [Black Hawk Ranch Quarry], Allan Bennison found a complete mosasaur skull down near your dinosaur locality, Jun 22, 1937; The following three letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to C.J. Hesse, Museum, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, the mammal meetings here at Berkeley were very enjoyable, "I shall send the Synthetoceras cast back with your types and casts when you send them here for casting," I would be glad to have casts of any of the material figured in the Hay paper, I shall send you my Navasota notes soon, Jul 26, 1938; (2) Letter from C.J. Hesse, I am interested in the Miocene material and localities described by Hay, Jul 8, 1938; (3) Letter to C.J. Hesse, I am interested in getting any of your Tertiary types, I was not able to find the camels and the types of Pliohippus fossulatus and pachyops when I was there, Jun 8, 1938; Letter from C.J. Hesse, could you straighten out the labels for Aphelops meridianus, Sep 2, 1938; Letter to C.J. Hesse, "I am enclosing [attached] the Locality information on those Aphelops and Merychippus specimens from southern Texas," Oct 11, 1938; Letter from C.J. Hesse, Assistant Curator, congratulations on your G.S.A. membership, news from the museum in Kansas, Nov 29, 1938; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter to C.J. Hesse, I've enclosed "a list of Cope's types [attached] from the Panhandle of Texas that we would like to have here for casting," Aug 30, 1938; (2) Letter from C.J. Hesse, Simpson's paper on Florida material, casting of type specimens, progress with cataloging the collections, equid studies, relations with Frick, trips to the field every weekend, [no date]; Letter from C.J. Hesse, sorry to hear about Art's death, getting a better idea of the contents of the collections here, plans for a paper on Texas fish, tell about the types you're interested in casting, May 22, 1938; Letter to C.J. Hesse, they'll vote on whether to make me a member of G.S.A. at this year's meeting, letter campaign to make Bunker Curator at Kansas, Dec 5, 1938; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter to C.J. Hesse, re Maxon's paper given at the G.S.A.(?) meeting, Frick and the Barstow Formation, "Are we going to be sincere about this science business or should we exploit it like some business or legal enterprise?," Jan 19, 1939; (2) Letter from C.J. Hesse, description of my trip east for the G.S.A. meeting and some of the more interesting papers presented, got to know Richey better, [no date]; Letter from C.J. Hesse, the Kansas collections are being moved into the new building, Hibbard's Meade County Upper Pliocene faunas, about Lugin and his ideas, Jan 10, 1940; Letter from C.J. Hesse, I am writing up the Francis collection and am working on the Garvin gully material, Apr 18, 1940; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter from C.J. Hesse, best of luck on your trip to Central America, plans for our museum, will send you a set of casts sometime this winter, Oct 14, 1941; (2) Letter from C.J. Hesse, I have been working on the material in the Francis Collection and am now writing up certain of the horses, a discussion of horse-related issues, Jul 18, 1941; Letter to C.J. Hesse, working out final details of the El Salvador trip, the travel plan and other trip details, Nov 4, 1941; Letter to C.J. Hesse, saw that you were recommended for membership in G.S.A., I have the El Salvador collection cataloged but haven't started on the description of the material, VanderHoof has retired and is sick, "I may have some connection here in the future with the engineering science and management war training," Dec 11, 1942; Letter from C.J. Hesse, comments re White's paper, I am concerned about VanderHoof, Dec 30, 1942; Postcard from C.J. Hesse, please send me Nate's address, Jun 3, 1938; Letter to C.J. Hesse, found no Tertiary fossils in El Salvador and I have my doubts that there are any Tertiary deposits in the country, but found a great Pleistocene locality with primarily ground sloth material, Jun 12, 1942; Letter to C.J. Hesse, I've hoped "that you could make a thorough comparative study of the Florida and Garvin Gulley faunas and other closely related assemblages there in southern Texas," thoughts on White's paper, VanderHoof has a touch of the San Joaquin fever and he and his wife have retired to their home in Concord, "I am working part time with Andy Carlson in Engineering Science Management War Training courses," Jan 6, 1943; Letter from C.J. Hesse, I am sending you some papers that may be of some use, "We have unpacked 33 of Camps boxes [from South Africa?]," museum news, May 21, [1936?]; Letter from C.J. Hesse, I am trying to complete my report on the Miocene faunas of the Gulf Coast, Jan 13, 1943; Letter (final page only) from C.J. Hesse, I am working on another Prosynthetoceras skull and partial skeleton, [no date]; Letter from C.J. Hesse, Dromomeryx vigoratus teeth, artiodactyl teeth, I'm now using Boy Scouts to help me in the field, Oct 28, 1943.
Folder 20: Stirton "H" Correspondence: Claude W. Hibbard, 1925-1946Add to your cart.
Letter to Claude W. Hibbard, Museum of Vertebrate Paleontology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, it is interesting that this thing [Euceratherium fossils] should turn up in Kansas, your discovery of these Pleistocene faunas in Kansas is extremely interesting, I'm sure Hoffmeister will treat any data you send him with the utmost respect, Mar 3, 1943; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, Bunker is to be placed on half time July 1, 1942, and will be hurting for money, Mar 6, 1942; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, the material arrived in good condition -- thanks for looking it over, I would appreciate your looking at some beaver material, Jan 11, 1944; Letter to C.W. Hibbard, your beavers arrived in good condition, I'm not quite ready to make a statement about McGrew's paper, Mar 14, 1944; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, hope you got the box of beaver material, what do you think of McGrew's paper?, Mar 8, 1944; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, I am sending you a Eucastor jaw, all the Dipoides material from Seward County, Kansas, and all of the Procastoroides material in our collection for you to look over, Jan 27, 1944; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, I have a number of specimens that I'd like you to look at, Oct 27, 1943; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, if I should collect more beaver material you are welcome to work it up if you like, please send a copy of Richey's paper on Osteoborus diabloensis, Sep 1, 1943; Letter to C.W. Hibbard, the specimens from Seward County, Kansas, are the remains of a beaver, Dipoides, Aug 6, 1943; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, would you be kind enough to look at some new beaver material, the Kansas geological survey wants to tie Kansas formations into those of Nebraska and I said nothing doing, Aug 3, 1943; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, thanks for identifying the material for us, we turned up a new Pleistocene fauna last summer, can Hoffmeister be trusted with unpublished data? I just sent him some Pliocene rodents, Feb 23, 1943; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, thanks for sending the separates, I have some isolated horse teeth from a number of Kansas localities for you to look over, [no date]; Letter to C.W. Hibbard, I have finally had a chance to look at the material you sent me and the third lower molar associated with Equus is undoubtedly referable to Euceratherium, I'm not sure what animal the horn core belongs to, the rodent shipment arrived and was turned over to Mr. Hoffmeister, Feb 16, 1943; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, I am sending you a left M3 found with some Equus teeth that I'd like you to identify, also sending a small antler from Beaver County, Oklahoma, Jan 23, 1943; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, I've been working on the Nanippus material from Meade County, I've been comparing it to teeth of Hipparion cragini from Clark County and Hipparion gratum from Iowa, Jul 2, 1940; Letter to C.W. Hibbard, recommendation for William Gordon Huff as a preparator, Feb 16, 1940; The following four letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from C.W. Hibbard, I would like you to look at some horse teeth from the middle Pliocene of Clark County, museum news, Apr 27, 1937; (2) Letter to C.W. Hibbard, I shall be glad to look at your horse material, I will stay in Berkeley this summer and do some local collecting, May 3, 1937; (3) Letter from C.W. Hibbard, I shipped you the horse jaw along with some other material from the same locality, straighten me out on the Hipparion-Neohipparion group -- do we have any true Hipparion in North America?, the horse material in our collection is a mess, May 11, 1937; (4) Letter to C.W. Hibbard, the horse remains you sent me represent "Equus (sometimes referred to Plesippus)," differences between Hipparion and Neohipparion, May 17, 1937; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, there are some interesting correlation questions I hope to resolve this summer re the Meade and Clark County deposits, May 21, 1937; Letter to C.W. Hibbard, enclosed is a copy [attached] from my note book with the "information on the Oreodon specimen which was collected by Dr. Elias in Nebraska," May 21, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from C.W. Hibbard, thanks for the copy of "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas," would you please identify some horse teeth I am sending you, I'd like to have you look over the Diopoides jaw before I publish on it, Oct 3, 1936; (2) Letter to C.W. Hibbard, the teeth you sent me represent two genera of horse and one antelope, I would be happy to see your manuscript and the interesting Dipoides specimen, Oct 8, 1936; The following letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from C.W. Hibbard, thanks for identifying the horse teeth, I would like to borrow lower jaws of Cricetidae and Microtidae for comparative study, I am sending the beaver and three teeth as well as a rough draft of my paper, please help me with rodent teeth nomenclature, Oct 14, 1936; (2) Letter from C.W. Hibbard, if you have an extra copy would you send me Matthew's "The Evolution of the Horse," [no date]; (3) Letter to C.W. Hibbard, here are several observations re the beaver material you sent me, looks more like Castoroides than Dipoides, Oct 19, 1936; Letter to C.W. Hibbard, regarding rodent nomenclature, "describe the tooth characters as did Wilson, Jour. Mamm., vol. 13, no. 2, or Hinton in his monograph on Voles and Lemmings," Nov 2, 1936; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, I am returning to you the skull of Archaelurus, Feb 26, 1933; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, I am sending you some Pliocene fossils from McPherson County for identification as to genera, also some horse teeth -- do they look like Lower Pliocene?, Nov 26, 1943; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, I've been asked to write a notice of Curt Hesse's death for the Journal of Mammalogy -- here is some information on Curt's field work that I could use your help with, May 30, 1945; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, hope you had a successful trip to El Salvador, I sent you some material for identification because it can help in correlating some deposits, I have spent most of the summer walking exposures and measuring sections, Aug 26, 1941; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, thanks for looking at the horse teeth, I am shipping the squirrel jaws today, will send you jaws and teeth of new species that I am publishing on after I get drawings made, Nov 30, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from C.W. Hibbard, we want to determine the age of the Meade County beds and I'd like your opinion on the Beaver County beds, Dec 18, 1940; (2) Letter to C.W. Hibbard, "when we collected on the Jewett Bennet Ranch we found the Beaver vertebrate fauna both above and below the diatomite," "it seems quite likely that you should find this same formation along the Cimarron. Careful search may turn up a few horse teeth for you," Dec 27, 1940; Letter from C.W. Hibbard, six-pages of observations and thoughts on beaver material, Sigmodon, rodent teeth, Microtinae, and more, Nov 17, 1936.
Folder 21: Stirton "J" Correspondence, 1929-1944Add to your cart.
Letter from Theodor Just, Editor, The American Midland Naturalist, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, please send me a reprint of your "Phylogeny of North American Equidae," Feb 21, 1944; Letter to Glenn L. Jepsen, Department of Geology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, I am enclosing some news for the next bulletin [two-page document attached], a student drawing of Synthetoceros [sic], and my fee for next year's membership in the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Feb 7, 1944; Letter from G.L. Jepsen, asks if Stirton would serve as regional editor for northern California and the Northwest, collecting news items for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Bulletin, Mar 1, 1943; Letter to G.L. Jepsen, "I shall be glad however to help you in any way that I can with these news items" (for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Bulletin), Mar 9, 1943; Letter from G.L. Jepsen, "I am taking the liberty of appointing you as regional contributor" (for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Bulletin), Mar 20, 1943; Letter to G.L. Jepsen, provides news about Joe Gregory, Charles Camp, Alden Miller, Sam Welles, and V.L. VanderHoof for the next Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Bulletin, Mar 12, 1943; Letter from Owen J., mostly personal news, Jun 3, [no year]; Letter from Hans Jacobsen, Hans Jacobsen Real Estate and Insurance, Hayward, California, reply to Stirton's letter of Dec 8 re a Hayward property belonging to one of Stirton's Central American friends, Dec 11, 1942; Letter to H. Jacobsen, interested in what you have learned re the Hayward property belonging to my Central American friend, Dec 8, 1942; Letter from Olaf P. Jenkins, Chief Geologist, State of California Division of Mines, San Francisco, California [addressed to Stirton and H.F. Goertz], thanks for the reprint of "Fossil Vertebrates from the Superjacent Deposits Near Knights Ferry, California," Oct 29, 1942; Letter from G.L. Jepsen, re dues for 1942 and 1943, asks for an account of Stirton's Central American work and results, as well as a list of specimens for exchange, for the next Bulletin, Jul 3, 1942; Letter from O.P. Jenkins, we are making up our list of Projects Under Way -- we have not yet received your list, Apr 14, 1939; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from Richard H. Jahns, U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, shares new observations re the Mint Canyon Formation and requests any Stirton reprints bearing on the Mint Canyon, Apr 4, 1939; Letter to R.H. Jahns, Stirton's response to Jahn's letter of Apr 4 re the Mint Canyon Formation, Apr 5, 1929 [sic]; Letter to C. Stuart Johnston, Canyon, Texas, a paper on the Cita Canyon material would be of interest at the paleontological meetings, Apr 14, 1939; Letter from C.S. Johnston, thanks for sending the two reprints, I am trying out moulage as a casting material, would the Cita Canyon material be a good topic for the paleontological meetings this summer?, Mar 15, 1939; The following three letters are stapled together: Letter from C.S. Johnston, thanks for your letter of support for our museum re "putting our program over with the Legislature," received a WPA grant, I shall present a paper at the Paleontological Society's meeting this summer, Feb 6, 1939; Letter from C.S. Johnston, asking Stirton for a statement of support re obtaining an appropriation (for the Texas State Teachers College) through the Texas state legislature, Jan 23, 1939; Letter to C.S. Johnston, my letter of support re obtaining an appropriation from your state legislature is enclosed [attached], be prepared to give a report on your faunas at this summer's Geological Society of America and Paleontological Society meetings, Jan 31, 1939; Letter from Isaiah Bonman, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, to Charles Camp, I shall forward your letter to the Secretary of the National Fellowship in Washington, Feb 18, 1939; Postcard from Jean B. and Irmgard Johnson, Tacubaya, Mexico, congratulations on you and Sam [Welles?] receiving your doctorates, May 19, 1940; Letter from C.S. Johnston, re my application for a Guggenheim Fellowship, comparisons of a canid from our Axtel location with others from Hemphill and Cita Canyon, Oct 22, 1938; The following six letters are stapled together: Letter to C.S. Johnston, Dr. Camp and I feel that you should gain more experience before applying for a Guggenheim Fellowship, I have read over you Cita Canyon manuscript, will soon return your Axtel specimen, Oct 14, 1938; Letter from C.S. Johnston, I would like to use you as a reference in my Guggenheim Fellowship application, my dissertation is on a new Upper Pliocene fauna from the Cita Canyon locality in Randall County, Texas, Sep 14, 1938; Letter from C.S. Johnston, personal research and museum news, Sep 9, 1938; Letter from C.S. Johnston, I had shipped you a Smilodon right humerus -- would you send me a left humerus for our mounted skeleton, our Donley County crew has recovered a nice specimen of Synthetoceras, Feb 2, 1938; Letter from C.S. Johnston, I would be honored to present a paper at the meeting of the Mammalogists Society, I am returning some Smilodon foot bones for our mounted skeleton that are the wrong ones -- please exchange for the correct ones, Feb 9, 1938; Letter from Curtis J. Hesse to C.S. Johnston, Stirton will be in Barstow through April 1 but I have the humerus and foot bones that you sent and will ship you the requested exchanges soon, Feb 15, 1938; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from C.S. Johnston, disappointed that the Mammalogists meeting has been postponed -- I won't be able to attend so perhaps you would be willing to read my Osteoborus paper for me, update on work re the Donley County fauna, May 31, 1938; Letter to C.S. Johnston, I "shall be getting at the Texas collections sometime this summer," the Mammalogist meeting has been postponed to July but I hope you can still attend, May 23, 1938; Letter from O.P. Jenkins, "I am sending you the set of cards [representing the vertebrate localities in California] which Mr. George Gary completed in your office" as well as "some blank cards which you may use in the continuation of this work," Sep 26, 1938; Letter from O.P. Jenkins, I think I left a sack of Tertiary fossil shells in your office -- please hold onto them until I come that way again, Sep 23, 1938; Letter from C.S. Johnston, I am unable to finish my paper on the Pliocene Mastodontidae of Texas so I would like to present my revised paper on Osteoborus validus at the Mammalogists meeting,  will be going to Harvard for summer school, I have collected some new forms from our Late Middle Pliocene locality in Cita Canyon, Apr 26, 1938; Letter to C.S. Johnston, the Mammalogy meeting will meet here in early July, I will be in the Mojave Desert for about three months returning May 1, Jan 28, 1938; Letter from C.S. Johnston, hoping to ship you several more boxes of Clarendon specimens within the next month, Jan 18, 1938; Letter to C.S. Johnston, your two shipments of horse remains have arrived, the lower jaws you sent me are apparently those of a recent dog, Jan 10, 1938; Letter from C.S. Johnston, we unpacked the Smilodon skeleton and are preparing to assemble it, am shipping you horse specimens from the Grant Lease, the Noble Ranch, and the Lewis Ranch, Jan 5, 1938; The following two letters (and newspaper clipping) are stapled together: Letter from C.S. Johnston, I am pleased to be nominated for membership in the American Society of Mammalogists, all of the Pliocene Clarendon horse material I sent you several days ago was from the Grant quarry (near Goldston, Donley County, Texas) except for one from the Lewis Ranch and two from the Noble Ranch, enclosing a news clipping re your gift of a Smilodon skeleton to our museum, sending you a small pair of jaws for you to identify, Nov 29, 1937; Letter from J.A. Hill, President, West Texas State Teachers College, Canyon, Texas, thank you for your gift of the Smilodon skeleton to the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum [at the college?], Dec 31, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, thanks for your notebook on the orders and families of mammals, we've unpacked your Smilodon skeleton, I will soon ship you an assortment of horse material from the Lower Pliocene beds of Donley County, Nov 18, 1937; Letter to C.S. Johnston, thanks for the cast of Calippus regulus, the dog you are describing should be Osteoborus validus and not O. haydeni validus, I am nominating you for membership in the American Society of Mammalogists, Nov 16, 1937; Letter from O.P. Jenkins to Charles Camp, these cards represent the work on fossil plant localities that Miss Ryan did in Mr. Chaney's office -- please give them to Mr. George Gary to finish, Nov 18, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, thank you and others of the department for looking over my Osteoborus manuscript, the box you sent containing the Smilodon skeleton has arrived, Nov 2, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, thanks for the cast of the type specimen of Calippus martini, received a letter and reprints from Mr. Hesse, Mar 26, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, thanks for "going over the papers so carefully," I am pleased that you accepted my identification of Calippus regulus, Mar 22, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to G.L. Jepsen, Curtis Hesse would be interested in the "possible opening in your department with the next year or two" and finishing up his Ph.D. at Princeton, Mar 19, 1937; Letter from G.L. Jepsen, your suggestion re Hesse is timely but no commitments can be made now, Mar 24, 1937; Letter to C.S. Johnston, "the papers about which you enquire [see Johnston's Mar 24 letter] have only been published in abstract form," Jan 20, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, where can I obtain reprints of these papers (on Nanippus gratum by McGrew, a new ground sloth from Mexico by Stock, Plesippus francescana Frick by Schultz)?, finding many good specimens in the Upper Pliocene beds of North Cita Canyon, Jan 15, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to C.S. Johnston, "I am sending today part of the papers which you listed," I've been expecting your paper on the Clarendon horses, Feb 26, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, here is a list of publications from University Press and California bulletins that I would like to purchase and/or borrow, Feb 23, 1937; Letter to C.S. Johnston, we have gone over your Osteoborus manuscript and think you should refer the specimen to O. validus, the fine Pliohippus fossulatus skull found by Will Chamberlain came in, send me the Donley County horse material, the horn cores you sent are very interesting and may be referable to Tetrameryx and Caprimeryx, Oct 12, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, I enclose a copy of a paper I'm planning to publish on Osteoborus -- please check it over, my paper on Calippus regulus should appear in the September issue of the American Midland Naturalist, let me know when you want to begin your study of the Donley County vertebrates -- I could start by sending you the Equidae collection, planning to make casts of all our Cita Canyon material for you this year, Oct 1, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to C.S. Johnston, your specimens from near Cita Canyon are "specifically identical" to those found by Mr. Studor at the Christian Ranch locality, my horse paper is essentially finished, discussion of the Clarendon and Hemphill faunas, Sep 23, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, comments and questions re the antelope horn cores from the Upper Pliocene Ceta [sic] Canyon beds and horse teeth from two miles west of these beds, Mr. Studer seems to have no interest in publishing on the Christian Ranch material, the horse skull Bill is sending you is a fine specimen, question re Clarendon and Hemphill faunas, will soon begin my work on the geology of Donley County, Sep 17, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to C.S. Johnston, your horse teeth seem identical to those found by Studer in Palo Duro Canyon, the antelope horn core you sent is of considerable interest, Sep 7, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, I am sending you the little horse teeth from a locality about two miles from the Cita Canyon type locality as well as an antelope horn core from that type locality, Aug 17, [1937]; Letter from C.S. Johnston, thanks for the casts of Borophagus diversidens and B. pachydon, coming to California this summer with our Cita Canyon Borophagus specimens and a lot of other material from our new Upper Pliocene locality, May 13, 1937; Letter to C.S. Johnston, Stirton makes several comments re Johnston's manuscript [on Clarendon horses], Mar 18, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, thanks for sending me the publications, am sending you my manuscript on the Clarendon horses -- specifically Calippus -- for your comments, Mar 10, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, I am returning the key you loaned me, Aug 20, [no year]; Letter to C.S. Johnston, your Borophagus specimens arrived, am sending you casts of Borophagus specimens in our collection, May 3, 1937; Letter from C.S. Johnston, thanks for the loan of "Notes on the Quaternary Felidae" by Bovard which I am now returning, I am sending you a pair of lower jaws of Borophagus diversidens with our compliments [a page from VanderHoof's Journal of Mammalogy paper establishing Hyaenognathus as a synonym of Borophagus is attached], Apr 26, 1937; Letter to C.S. Johnston, I would be happy to go over your paper on "The Nanippus Skull from Texas," additional comments on Nanippus and Calippus, Dec 3, 1936; Letter from C.S. Johnston, thanks for the reprint on the Pliocene mammalian faunas, I should like your comments re my manuscript on the Lower Pliocene Equidae of the Clarendon, problems with Nanippus, I have two articles appearing shortly in the American Midland Naturalist (on tracks from the Coffee Ranch in Hemphill County and on a Clarendon rhinoceros skull), Oct 29, 1936; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from C.S. Johnston, we have enlarged our collection from the Upper Pliocene beds of Palo Duro Canyon, got a fine mastodon skull at Higgins and a nearly complete skeleton of Equus scotti from Briscoe County, Oct 1, 1936; Letter to C.S. Johnston, you can get your copy of my paper "A Correlation of Pliocene Mammalian Faunas of North America" from Mr. Studer, Oct 5, 1936; Letter from O.P. Jenkins, enclosing a clipping from our "Bibliography of the Geology and Mineral Resources of California for the Years 1931 to 1935, Inclusive" [attached], please make any necessary corrections or additions, Oct 7, 1936; Letter from O.P. Jenkins, we will again be distributing a "List of Geologic Projects Under Way Relating to California," please send us a list of projects underway by yourself and your associates, Nov 30, 1936; Letter from G.L. Jepsen, thanks for the copy of your "The Succession of North American Pliocene Faunas," I will send you a copy of "White River Fauna" shortly, hope we can "get together for a discussion of stratigraphic principles and faunal relationships," Nov 21, 1936; Letter from O.P. Jenkins, thanks for a copy of "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas," Sep 21, 1936; Letter to G.L. Jepsen, it would be good to get together and compare the stratigraphic relations of our faunas, Sep 18, 1936; Letter from W.H. Jackson, Hotel Latham, New York City, I have no information re "the location of Hayden's investigations along the banks of the Niobrara in 1857," Apr 23, 1935; Letter from O.P. Jenkins, thanks for the information re "our work on fossil mammals in San Francisco Bay region," Mar 20, 1935; Letter from C.S. Johnston, received and copied your manuscript on "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas," looking forward to my trip to California, Nov 26, 1935; Letter from C.S. Johnston, Mr. Studer and I hope to make and send you the measurements on the Christian section soon, collected a huge block at our Hemphill location for an exhibit, found more tracks at Hemphill and could send you some, Sep 5, 1935; Letter from G.L. Jepsen, I am sending you a copy of the paper on Tubulodon as well as other separates, Dec 11, 1934; Letter from J.N. Johnson, Burge, Nebraska, would like to visit your camp and would be happy to bring a dog skull (maybe Aleurodon) we found today, we've also found a fine camel jaw and Merycodus material, Jun 25, 1934; Letter from J.N. Johnson, heard that you will be doing field work in South Dakota and extend an "urgent invitation to come through Lincoln and spend a few days with us," please send all your available published papers, Mar 29, 1934; Letter from Marvin Jones, Congress of the United States, House of Representatives, 18th District, Amarillo, Texas, thanks for your copy of "Equidae from the Pliocene of Texas" by W.D. Matthew and yourself, Jan 17, 1931; Letter from Stanley G. Jewett, Leader, Predatory Animal Control, United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Survey, Portland, Oregon, provides list of people who might be of help in "securing some skeletons from this state," Sep 4, 1929; Letter from S.G. Jewett, provides "additional prospects for skeleton material," Sep 16, 1929; Letter to S.G. Jewett, thanks for the information you have provided, Sep 17, 1929; Letter to S.G. Jewett, "we are desirous of building up our recent mammal skeletal collection for comparison with fossil material" and Alden H. Miller, son of D.L.H. Miller, suggested that you might be able to put us in touch with trappers, hunters, and game wardens who could obtain these skeletons, Aug 27, 1929; The following two letters are clipped together: Letter from George Jensen, Jensen Hardware Company, Optima, Oklahoma, sorry to say that we do not have the peculiar tusk that we had given to you, Mar 22, 1929; Letter to G. Jensen, the tusk you gave me was not found when we unpacked the Optima specimens -- if it was left behind would you please send it to me, Mar 16, 1929; Letter from Joe [Gregory?], University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, getting settled in at the university, lots on Joe's travels in the midwest over the previous week with some details of Granger's death, Sep 22, 1941; Letter to Jack, did this hastily -- feel free to make changes but I would like to see the final draft, May 19, 1941; Letter from Joe [Gregory?], I will be seeing you in Berkeley for a short vacation next month, Dec 30, 1940; Letter from Johnny [letterhead reads Mrs. George P. Davis, Jr., New York City], contact the claim office of the United States Casualty Company in San Francisco ASAP as "the hospital where the woman was taken wants money for its services," Jul 1, [no year].
Folder 22: Stirton "K" Correspondence, 1927-1945Add to your cart.
Letter from Adrian M. Kinne, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, California, to Stirton in Horton, Kansas, when do you expect to be back from the field?, "I shall have to put in another leave of absence for you as your leave expired June 30," I can send you your expense account to fill out and send back, Jun 28, 1945; Letter from J. LeRoy Kay, Curator, Section of Vertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I received your letter of May 26 and I'm glad that I'll see you before I leave for the field, May 28, 1945; Letter from Myra Keen, Department of Geology, Stanford University, California, "Dr. Schenck asked me to notify you that I have identified a specimen of Orthaulax among the molluscan material from LSJU loc. 2658" -- this is a good marker of Oligocene age, Nov 24, 1943; Letter from M. Keen, I am sending you a couple of specimens which may be of interest, Oct 14, 1943; Letter from M. Keen, "I have been asked by Dr. Schenck to send you a specimen of what appears to be a vertebrate tooth from LSJU loc. 2658, Panama Canal Zone," Jun 4, 1943; Letter to Joyce Kundert, Pittsburg, responding to Kundert's inquiry re the history of hoofed animals, Jan 13, 1943; Letter to William Kruse, San Francisco, California, from Ralph W. Chaney, Chairman, I suggest that you come to the Museum to talk with Stirton and V.L. Vanderhoof about your fossil finds, Apr 23, 1936; Letter from J.L. Kay, thanks for returning the loaned fossil rodent material, Sep 21, 1942; Letter from Casper J. Kraemer, Jr., Layton, New Jersey, re an exchange -- "The fossils arrived in excellent condition," Aug 9, 1942; Letter from J.R. Kilgore, Gilroy, California, no need to return the bone fragment, Oct 26, 1941; Letter from G.A. Kristy, Brilliant Search Light Mfg. Co., Chicago, Illinois, information and pricing on head lamps with circular [attached], Sep 20, 1941; The following three letters are clipped together: (1) Letter from J.M. Kirby, San Francisco, clarification of certain points re the vertebrate material from near Denverton, Apr 17, [no year]; (2) Letter to J.M. Kirby, "Does your columnar section refer only to the material exposed in the road cut, or is it referable to the entire section in that area?," Mar 31, 1941; (3) Letter from J.M. Kirby, I return your manuscript -- "Pliocene Mammalian Remains from the Wolfskill Formation" -- along with two copies [all attached],  includes a cross-section of the bedding along the same road that Stirton had written about, less than two miles south of Denverton, on the road to Montezuma and Bird's Landing, Mar 24, 1941; Letter from Remington Kellogg, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, Washington, DC, I am stepping down as editor of the Journal of Mammalogy, journal business, "I am trying to trace out the geologic sequence of the known stages in remodeling of the cetothere skull," Oct 2, 1940; Letter to R. Kellogg, Editor, Journal of Mammalogy, I am sending you another paper "Development of Characters in Horse Teeth and the Dental Nomenclature" for the Journal, Sep 21, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to Robert Kleinpell, Bakersfield, California, on my way out to the field I'd like to stop and see you, I'd like to "run out to the Chenac and look up one or two of Buwalda's localities," Apr 14, 1939; (2) Letter from Alexander Cappon, Editor, University Review, University of Kansas City, Missouri, soliciting science articles for the Review written for a "general reader of good intellectual background" to spread important scientific ideas, Mar 31, 1939; Letter from R. Kellogg, I submitted a statement [attached] in support of your National Research Fellowship, Feb 12, 1939; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to R. Kellogg, a National Research Fellowship would enable me to study those European collections, concerns about the Miocene-Pliocene boundary in California, Feb 6, 1939; (2) Letter from R. Kellogg, I've been asked to serve on the fellowship board, your chances may be better if you apply for a Guggenheim or Rockefeller fellowship, more observations and opinions re Mint Canyon and the Miocene-Pliocene boundary, Jan 28, 1939; Letter to Remington Kellogg, U.S. National Museum, requests a letter in support of his application for a National Research Fellowship, Jan  16, 1939; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to R.M. Kleinpell, addresses the points raised by Kleinpell in his Dec 27 letter, Dec 29, 1938; (2) Letter from R.M. Kleinpell, thanks for letting me go over your manuscript, I have some concerns such as the subdividing of the Tertiary by Lyell, Dec 27, 1938; The following two items are stapled together: (1) Postcard from R.M. Kleinpell, I have some minor questions re your manuscript, Nov 26, 1938; (2) Letter to R.M. Kleinpell, I would like to hear your questions, Dec 5, 1938; Letter from A.M. Kinne, it is likely that Miss Alexander and Miss Kellogg have gone to the desert and then on to Los Angeles, Nov 8, 1938; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to R.M. Kleinpell, I'm glad that my notes and comments were of some use, "It is a pleasure to work in cooperation with others on these complicated correlation problems in California, May 23, 1938; (2) Letter from R.M. Kleinpell, thanks for your discussion and criticism of my notes, discussion of correlation problems in the San Joaquin valley,  May 17, 1938; Letter to R.M. Kleinpell, Stirton's notes and comments on Kleinpell's letter, a four-page excerpt on correlation "from my San Francisco Bay paper" is attached, May 2, 1938; Letter from R.M. Kleinpell, I "solicit your comments and censure" on these three passages regarding correlation of California faunas, Apr 26, 1938; Postcard from Dorothy Lull, Editorial Secretary, American Journal of Science, New Haven, Connecticut, thanks for the corrected galley proof of your "Methods and Procedure in the Valentine Question," it will be published in the June issue, Apr 4, 1939; Postcard from R.M. Kleinpell, thanks for your responses to my questions, I'm glad to have the additional quotes from Lyell, Jan 11, 1939; Postcard from R. Kronigswald(sp?), "With every good wish for the coming year," Dec 1, 1937; Postcard from R.M. Kleinpell, sent from the S.S. President Pierce while en route to the Philippines, "I don't imagine I'll run into any Hipparion over here, but am hoping for a few forams," Apr 8, 1939; Letter from Marian Kinne, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, California, I need your expense report so please send the latest along with gas receipts, etc., Mar 7, 1938; Letter from A.M. Kinne, I sent you a letter to Hinckley, California, but now I see you're in Barstow, we are sending you a grindstone, note paper, etc., "The Fair business has gone through and Huff is here today working on some casting," Feb 15, 1938; Letter to M. Keen, "Dr. Camp has arranged the paleontological luncheon for the meetings here in Berkeley," Mar 29, 1937; Letter to M. Keen, "would it be imposing too much on you to ask if you could take charge of arranging for the Paleontological Society luncheon at the time of the G.S.A. meeting in April?," Feb 28, 1937; Letter to R. Kellogg, "thanks for your splendid memoir on the Archaeceti," Camp would like a complete skeleton of Plesippus shoshonensis, Feb 5, 1937; Letter from R. Kellogg, the package containing the skull prepared by Wilson has arrived, we will be interested in your correlation paper when published, I suppose VanderHoof's Desmostylus paper will be published before long, Mar 5, 1936; Letter to R. Kellogg, "I am sending by Express today the skull which Wilson has been working on from Point Reyes," Feb 26, 1936; Letter from R. Kellogg, there is no job opening in the division here, no one here knows the status of the Dickey collection of mammals, "it is good news  that you have two more dolphin skulls," I am glad that Camp's South Africa trip was successful, Dec 4, 1936; Letter to R. Kellogg, I heard there might be an opening in your division in the not too distant future -- if so, I would be interested, collected two more dolphin skulls down near Bakersfield with VanderHoof, last summer we collected in the Lower Miocene, Upper Miocene and Lower Pliocene of South Dakota and Nebraska, Camp is back from his "world trip," Nov 18, 1936; Letter from R.M. Kleinpell, I would "take advantage of your kind invitation to have a little correlation symposium in Berkeley," Oct 8, 1936; Letter to R.M. Kleinpell, just returned from an extended collecting trip on the Great Plains, "I hope that you can arrange to come through Berkeley for a discussion of correlation problems," Sep 28, 1936; The following items are stapled together: (1) Letter to R. Kellogg, comments and questions re correlation in the Black Sea region, Apr 11, 1935; (2) Postcard from R. Kellogg, here is a reference to consult re mammals occurring in Miocene-Pleistocene deposits of Austria, May 31, 1935; Letter from A. Kinne, what do you want done with the check for $650?, Jun 26, 1934; Letter from M. Kinne, re expenses, don't spend all the money since we have only $100 left to fund field work through June of 1935, VanderHoof is making improvements in our storage capacity, Jun 26, 1934; Letter from A.M. Kinne, about vouchers and receipts, museum news, May 10, 1933; Letter to R. Kellogg, two of Matthew's separates have been mailed to you, Jan 30, 1931; Letter to R. Kellogg, sorry that the publications were not sent -- we shall send them immediately, Feb 24, 1931; Letter to R. Kellogg, did you receive the publications?, Hesse and I are working on a description of a new camel from Texas and would you do us a favor and check on the P2 of Cope's type of Pliauchenia humphreysiana, thanks for your publication on the fossil pinnipeds from the Temblor Miocene of California, Mar 17, 1931; Letter from R. Kellogg, the type of Pliauchenia you asked about was sent to Childs Frick, received the Matthew papers, Mar 23, 1931; Letter from R. Kellogg, the Matthew separates never reached this office -- here are the four I'm looking for, Feb 17, 1931; Letter from George F. Kay, Department of Geology, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, thanks for the Stirton-Matthew paper on "Equidae from the Pliocene of Texas" and the others by Matthew and by Hall, Jan 13, 1931; Letter from Hilda Kuo, Secretary, Department of Anatomy, Peking Union Medical College, Peking, China, thanks for the copy of "A new genus of Soricidae from the Barstow Miocene of California," Sep 1, 1930; Letter from G.F. Kay, thanks for your paper "A new genus of Soricidae from the Barstow Miocene of California," Aug 6, 1930; Letter from M. Kinne, I am sending you a check for $250 in case you were running out of money, May 15, 1930; Letter to R. Kellogg, thanks for sending me the publications, Mar 12, 1930; Letter from R. Kellogg, re the skeleton and matrix of a Washington odontocete in the Astoria Formation, Mar 1, 1930; Letter to R. Kellogg, Thomas J. Etherington informs me that the odontocete skull collected in 1927 is from the Astoria Formation and Matthew reports that there is more of the skeleton to be had, Jan 18, 1930; Letter to R. Kellogg, Etherington has not been able to get back to that Washington porpoise locality but intends to do so, Oct 22, 1929; Letter from R. Kellogg, found fragmentary specimens of zeuglodonts in Alabama, hope Etherington can get the information on that odontocete, will send you some separates, Nov 4, 1929; Letter from R. Kellogg, the boxes were received and I am returning the receipts, if you can get information on the horizon that the odontocete skull came from I'd appreciate it -- enclosing "a sheet for additional information" [attached], Apr 16, 1928; Letter from C.S. Kerns, Marshfield, Oregon, I heard that you might want a boat "as a base for penetration into certain parts of Central America" and my boat may be of use to you, Aug 2, [no date but possibly 1941]; Notice to Stirton, c/o Donald Dickey, Pasadena, California, from Edward H. Kians(nearly illegible), University of Michigan Summer Session, "you have been appointed to give instruction in Biological Station during the Summer Session of 1926," May 28, 1926; Notice to Stirton, from E.H. Kians(?), University of Michigan Summer Session, "you have been appointed to give instruction at Biological Station during the Summer Session of 1926," May 27, 1926; Letter from Frank L. Krieger, Jordan, New Mexico, still not over my tracheal infection but the desert air helps, I am now teaching at a rural consolidated school here, Dec 14, 1927; Transcript (in its envelope) of Stirton's grades at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, from Sep 1921-Jun 1925, for his A.B.
Folder 23: Stirton "L" Correspondence, 1926-1942Add to your cart.
Letter to Richard S. Lull, Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, thanks for getting me the galley proof of my palaeomerycid paper so promptly, I have made some corrections, Jun 29, 1944; Postcard from K.B. Krauskopf, Secretary-Treasurer for The LeConte Geological Club, Geology Department, Stanford University, California, announcement of a meeting at which Stirton will give an address on El Salvador and Camp will present a paper on an ancestral lizard from the lower Triassic of Africa, Oct 31, 1942; Letter from Charles B. Lipman, Dean of the Graduate Division, University of California, Berkeley, congratulations on earning your Ph.D., Jun 10, 1940; Letter to Dorothy Lull, Editorial Secretary, American Journal of Science, New Haven, Connecticut, enclosed are three sentences that I'd like tacked on to the addendum in my paper, Mar 29, 1939; Letter from D. Lull, please return the galley proof of your paper "Methods and Procedures in the Valentine Question" which will be published in the May American Journal of Science, Mar 21, 1939; Letter to H.O. Lewis, Wichman, Nevada, thanks for the hospitality you showed us while at your ranch, Jun 1, 1939; Letter to A.L. Lugn, Professor of Geology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, once my paper on the fossil mammals of the San Francisco Bay region comes out I will send you the publications you requested, Apr 14, 1939; Letter from R.S. Lull, your paper on "Methods and Procedures in the Valentine Question" has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Science, Jan 23, 1939; The following four letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to R.S. Lull, it's okay to eliminate the sentences you indicated, enclosed find a revised copy of my paper for your consideration, congratulations on bringing M.K. Elias to Yale, Jan 17, 1939; (2) Letter from R.S. Lull, to avoid further trouble and controversy I would like to suggest the removal of some sentences and the rewording of your original title "Ethics and Competency in the Valentine Question," Jan 13, 1939; (3) Letter to R.S. Lull, in accordance with your letter of Dec 19 I am returning my paper "Ethics and Competency in the Valentine Question," Jan 4, 1939; (4) Letter from R.S. Lull, in view of what Charles Camp wrote in his letter, we ask you to return your paper for reconsideration, if accepted we would like to allow Dr. Lugn to provide a rebuttal as we wish to avoid controversy, Dec 19, 1938; Postcard from D. Lull, your paper "Ethics and Competency in the Valentine Question" has been received, Nov 25, 1938; Statement from A.L. Lugn, Lugn's views on the Valentine issue with some comments that can be seen as insulting to Stirton, Sep 15, 1938; Letter to H.H. Lane, Department of Zoology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, I'd like permission to illustrate teeth that Hibbard had sent for identification from his Upper Pliocene Meade fauna and from which I had casts made, Nov 16, 1937; The following documents are stapled together: (1) Letter [with list of types attached] to R.S. Lull, I enclose a list of types for which we would like casts, Feb 5, 1937; (2) Letter [with list of types attached] to Malcolm R. Thorpe, Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, suggestions for an exchange of casts of type specimens, Jan 16, 1936; Letter [with fossil collecting permit signed by Lugn attached] from A.L. Lugn, three-page letter attempting to convince Stirton that he [Lugn] had nothing to do with the Nebraska law being passed that put restrictions on fossil collecting by researchers from out-of-state, assures Stirton that he can collect in Nebraska, promotes good will and cooperation, Jun 9, 1936; Letter to H.H. Lane, "please outline my qualifications as you know them for directorship of the Colorado Museum of Natural History at Denver, Colorado," Dec 5, 1935; Letter from J.S. Longwell, Chief Engineer and General Manager, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Oakland, California, enclosed are permits authorizing you (and Mr. Terra and Mr. Craig) to work on District property currently leased to Mr. P. Bruno for agricultural and grazing purposes, Aug 20, 1935; The following three documents are clipped together: (1) Postcard from R.S. Lull, your paper on "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas" has been received by the American Journal of Science, Sep 30, 1935; (2) Letter from R.S. Lull, editorial comments on "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas," the paper is overlong and may be better suited for the Geological Society of America Bulletin, Oct 18, 1935; (3) Letter to R.S. Lull, I shall take your advice and present the paper to the Geological Society of America at the meetings in New York, please send back the paper as I must make additions and I am interested in seeing the editorial suggestions, Oct 28, 1935; Postcard from George R. La Rue, Secretary, American Association for the Advancement of Science, schedule indicating "the position of your paper(s) on the program," Nov 27, 1935; Letter from A.L. Lugn, thanks for the separates that you sent me, field news, Mar 4, 1935; Postcard from A.L. Lugn, thanks for the reprint of your paper "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas," Dec 1, 193[?]; Postcard from A.L. Lugn, requesting a reprint of your paper "Miocene and Pliocene Mammalian Faunas near Valentine, Nebraska," Feb 20, 1935; Letter from R.S. Lull, we are interested in, the papers by McGrew and yourself but cannot promise publication until we have seen them, "we were appalled by the length of the suggested articles and the number of illustrations included" so we may have to ask for monetary aid, Dec 14, 1934; Letter from George D. Louderback, Department of Geological Sciences, University of California Berkeley, I am sending you a map showing the localities of these five vertebrate specimens, three of which were found in or near "the east portal of the Claremont Tunnel," Dec 6, 1934; Letter from D. Lull, please send another copy of the illustration that I did not return for revision -- "it seems to have been put away very safely," Nov 2, 1934; Letter from D. Lull, I've received the illustration that you were kind enough to redraft, you'll have the galley proof of your paper soon, Nov 20, 1934; Letter from R.S. Lull, your illustration called "Map of Valentine Region, Cherry County, Showing Fossil Localities" will not reduce well for the final page size -- "would it be possible to have it about half the size it is now?," Oct 11, 1934; Letter from R.S. Lull, we received your additions and will amend your paper "Miocene and Pliocene Mammalian Faunas near Valentine, Nebraska," Oct 2, 1934; Letter from R.S. Lull, your manuscript "Miocene and Pliocene Mammalian Faunas near Valentine, Nebraska" has been received and accepted for publication, Sep 5, 1934; Postcard from R.S. Lull, your paper "A Preliminary Notice on the Miocene and Pliocene Mammalian Faunas near Valentine, Nebraska" has been received and will be given early consideration, Aug 31, 1934; Letter from J.S. Longwell, I am forwarding to you a permit "which will give you access to the properties of the East Bay Municipal Utility District for the purpose of geological study," Sep 1, 1934; Letter to R.S. Lull, I'm sending you "A Preliminary Notice on the Miocene and Pliocene Mammalian Faunas near Valentine, Nebraska" for publication in the American Journal of Science, Aug 25, 1934; Letter from H.H. Lane, Mrs. H.T. Martin wishes to sell the Bison latifrons skull from Comanche County, Kansas, that currently hangs in this museum -- would your museum want it and if so how much would you be willing to pay for it?, Mar 2, 1931; Letter to Oscar M. Longnecker, Jr., Rio Bravo Oil Company, Houston, Texas, thanks for the information on the Hemphill fossil localities, Feb 24, 1931; Letter to O. Longnecker, we are planning a report on the mammalian remains from the Hemphill -- "may we have permission to publish your map of the county in connection with the faunal report?," Jan 12, 1931; Letter from O. Longnecker, you have permission to publish the map, however, accurate locations of the fossil localities will require some time to look up, Jan 22, 1931; Letter from C.B. Lipman, "in connection with your application for admission to candidacy for the master's degree, it is necessary that I review your record at the University of Kansas," Sep 25, 1930; Letter from C.B. Lipman, you did not pass the qualifying exams for admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree, Apr 10, 1930; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to O. Longnecker, "am sending the maps which you asked for," Mar 24, 1930; (2) Letter from O. Longnecker, we greatly admired the map that Dr. Matthew sent me showing "Reed's and my drainage and areal map of Hemphill County, Texas" and would like to ask you to send us six copies at our expense, Mar 15, 1930; Notice from C.B. Lipman, "a committee was appointed to conduct Qualifying Examinations to test the eligibility for admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree," the committee consists of Professors Matthew, Camp, Daniel, Grinnell, Thompson, Clark, Jul 9, 1929; Letter to H.H. Lane, thanks for the two publications you sent me, Apr 22, 1928; Letter to Jannette M. Lucas, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, I would like a copy of Osborn's memoir "The Equidae of the Oligocene, Miocene and Pliocene of North America," volume two, part one, I'd like a list of your museum's publications and their prices, Mar 28, 1928; Letter [with three-page description "Hipparion and Pliohippus from the Oakland Tunnel" by W.D. Matthew attached] from G.D. Louderback, "the bones which I gave you the other day came from the Claremont Tunnel of the East Bay Municipal Utility District from the Orindan [sic] Formation, about 6300 feet from the East Portal of the Tunnel," UC locality V2837, Mar 10, 1928; Letter from G.R. La Rue, Director, University of Michigan Biological Station, Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Stirton in El Salvador, wondering if you might finish your work in El Salvador early so that you can "serve as our assistant at the Biological Station again this summer," Apr 14, 1927; Letter from G.R. La Rue, Department of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, I doubt that there will be an opening in our department for a teaching assistant, so I am looking to see if their might be an opening with Mr. Dice at the University Museum, Apr 9, 1927; Letter from H.H. Lane to Donald R. Dickey, Pasadena, California, I have an assistant-instructor leaving at the end of the year and if the University budget allows, I would give Stirton the job, Mar 22, 1927; Newsletter from G.R. La Rue, Director, University of Michigan Biological Station, station news, Dec 6, 1926; Directory for the University of Michigan Biological Station, compiled Dec 1, 1926; Letter from G.R. La Rue, Department of Zoology, University of Michigan, "I am very happy to write to Dr. Grinnell on your behalf and I hope you will receive the appointment," we received the two boxes containing skulls and skins, Nov 22, 1926; Wedding invitation [in its envelope] announcing the marriage of Geraldine Lee to Robert Warren Wilson in Boulder, Colorado, Mar 25, 1941; Letter from L.E. Reukema, Secretary, Sigma Xi, California Chapter, you were elected to full membership in the California Chapter of Sigma Xi, ~Mar 29, 1940; Invoice from the Piedmont Lumber & Mill Co., Oakland, California, lumber order to be delivered to the Hearst Mining Building, Sep 18, 1941; Brochure [in Spanish] about the Brillante headlamp, Brilliant Search Light Mfg. Co., Chicago, Illinois, [no date]; "Police Certificates" [two copies] stating that you have no outstanding warrants for your arrest and no criminal record, [no date]; Letter to Mary Larsen, Department of Zoology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, re obtaining recommendations from you and others at the University as well as my academic transcript to include with my application for an entomologist position with the Army, Apr 3, 1943; List of skull measurements to be taken [unclear what the context is], [no date].
Folder 24: Stirton "M" Correspondence, 1927-1945Add to your cart.
The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter to Grayson E. Meade, Texas Technological College, Lubbock, Texas, I was glad to receive your paper on Capromeryx, observations on the generic affinities of Capromeryx and antilocaprids in general, Apr 12, 1943; (2) Letter from G. Meade, thanks for your criticism of my Capromeryx paper, more thoughts re Capromeryx, Jun 28, 1943; Letter from E.W. Gifford to J. Alden Mason, University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "the opportunity to make the trip down to the site came unexpectedly," Charles Camp and Stirton "will have immediate charge of the paleontological matters at the site," Mar 31, 1944; Letter to The Macmillan Publishing Co., New York City, I would like a sample copy of H.W. Schimer's book "An Introduction to the Study of Fossils" -- I am considering using it as a text for my summer session Paleontology I class, Apr 26, 1944; Letter to The Macmillan Publishing Co., thank you for sending the copy of Schimer's text, May 16, 1944; Letter [clipped to its envelope] from Lt. Joe T. Marshall, Jr., O'Riley General Hospital [convalescing], Springfield, Missouri, reminiscences of El Salvador, Apr 12, 1944; Letter to W.D. Matthew, Department of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, here is a "statement of my training and experience in Vertebrate Zoology," includes time in the Department of Birds and Mammals at the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History and mammal collecting for Dickey in El Salvador, Sep 30, 1927; Receipt [lower half of a bill], "make remittance payable to 'American Society of Mammalogists,'" [no date]; Card from Henry Allen Moe, Secretary General, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York City, thanks for your confidential statement concerning Ruben Stirton, [no date]; Postcard from H.A. Moe, your communication was received, Dec 20, 1943; Card [in its envelope] from H.A. Moe, your application for a fellowship was received, Nov 10, 1943; Postcard from R. [illegible], Dublin, Ireland, thanks for sending me the reprint on a new genus of Soricidae, Sep 18, 1930; Postcard from S.G. Bergquist, Head, Department of Geology and Geography, Michigan State College, East Lansing, Michigan, please send us a reprint of your paper "Methods and Procedures in the Valentine Question," Jun 7, 1939; Postcard from Si Muller, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, the new horse I spoke to you about is Equus khomenkoi Brauner, Apr 12, 1937; Postcard from J.T. Marshall, Arch Cape, Oregon, expected ammunition expenses, May 18, 1941; Postcard from Loye Miller, Los Angeles, California, "I will do anything in my power to aid in your effort," Oct 18, 1940; Postcard from Raymond C. Moore, Department of Geology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, thanks for your paper "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas," Oct 21, 1936; Postcard from L. Miller, please tell me again what the number for the type of Pliolunda diegense (an extinct puffin) from the San Diego Pliocene is, Nov 1, 1937; Postcard from R.C. Moore, thanks for sending copies of your papers "Significance of Tertiary Mammalian Faunas in Holarctic Correlation with Especial Reference to the Pliocene in California" and "Notes on Some Late Tertiary and Pleistocene Antilocaprids," Apr 6, 1939; Card [clipped to its envelope] with print reading "Comm. Prof. Luigi Meschinelli," also a greeting in Italian, Sep 25, 1929; Letter from Alden H. Miller, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, trying to reconcile expenses and insurance for the Colombia trip, "the shipment of specimens which I packed in Bogota has arrived in San Francisco," May 4, 1945; Letter [clipped to a brochure about the Foundation and its 1943 Memorial Fellows, a four-page application form, and a document entitled "Concerning Applications"] from Henry Allen Moe, Secretary General, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York City, enclosed are the application forms for a fellowship, Nov 2, 1943; Letter to General Andres Ignacio Menendez, President, Republic of El Salvador, San Salvador, Central America, an update on the research activities and publications stemming from the Nov 1941 to Jun 1942 El Salvador expedition, May 12, 1944; Letter from J. Hillis Miller, Associate Commissioner, The University of the State of New York, Albany, New York, Carl E. Guthe, Director of the University Museums, University of Michigan, has been named Director of the New York State Museum, Dec 20, 1943; Letter from John Moore, San Salvador, El Salvador, to Van Rossem, please bring me more guns and ammunition, Jan 6, 1928; Letter from W.D. Matthew "per K.L.M.," before dipping into rodents check with Miss Sanford who has chosen fossil rodents as her special field of study, [no date]; Letter from Milton, U.S. Army Ski Cantonment, Camp Hale, Colorado, life as a ski supervisor, Feb 20, [1943?]; Letter from Milton, Camp Pickett, Virginia, more "life in the Army" news, Mar 15, [1943?]; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter from Joe T. Marshall, Santa Ana Army Base, Santa Ana, California, personal news, Sep 26, 1943; (2) Letter from J. Marshall, Army Specialized Training Unit, Oregon State College, Corvallis, Oregon, more news of Army life, May 20, 1943; Letter [with three-page bibliography attached] to J.H. Miller, re the directorship position of the New York State Museum I am submitting a brief biography and bibliography, Aug 26, 1943; Letter from J.H. Miller, your name has been suggested as a possible candidate for Director of the New York State Museum, Aug 19, 1943; Letter from J.T. Marshall, fond memories of El Salvador, Feb 15, [1943?]; Letter to J.T. Marshall, thoughts on the armed services, [Marshall did the bird collecting on the El Salvador expedition], May 24, 1943; Letter to J.T. Marshall, whereabouts of Joe, refunds on our tickets from Puerto Barrios to New Orleans, May 17, 1943; Letter from A.H. Miller to whom it may concern, letter of recommendation praising Stirton's ability as a leader of a field expedition, Apr 6, 1943; Letter from Milton, Army news, Oct 11, [1943?]; Letter from Milton, Tacoma, Washington, more adventures in the Army, Sep 13, [1943?]; Letter from Joe, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, Army news, comparison of teeth of Calippus, Nanippus, Neohipparion, and Hipparion, Aug 10, 1942; Bulletin, "Museum Notes" of the Museum of Northern Arizona, seven pages on the conifers of northern Arizona, Jul 1933; Brochure from The Macmillan Company, New York City, for their book "Fading Trails" on endangered species, published in 1942; Letter from Mary Larson, Department of Zoology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, museum news, Mar 23, 1943; Letter from M. Larson, problems with getting you your transcript, "Fri. eve." [no date]; The following documents are stapled together: (1) Letter from Loye Miller, Los Angeles, California, would you please look at the tray of birds from Samwel [sic] Cave and see if I erred re the Mountain Quail, Mar 25, 1943; (2) Letter to L. Miller, I have checked the bird specimens from Samwell Cave, Apr 1, 1943; (3) Postcard from L. Miller, thanks for checking the Samwel [sic] Cave material, Apr 8/1943; Letter to J.T. Marshall, Presidio of Monterey, California, enjoyed your article in the Condor on Salvador birds, I have Davis's truck in my garage, Feb 26, 1943; Letter to W.P. Matthews, Hayward, California, I'd like to know about the "possibility of turning" the Hayward lot belonging to my Central American friend, Dec 8, 1942; Letter from A.H. Miller to Stirton in El Salvador, re a shipment from El Salvador that had not yet arrived, Apr 30, 1942; Letter to A. Celeste Meardi, San Miguel, El Salvador, our expedition is safely home as are the collections, thanks for your hospitality, Jul 22, 1942; Letter to L.H. Miller, awaiting the ship with our specimens, some El Salvador adventures, Jun 15, 1942; Letter to L.H. Miller, "we will soon be on our way back to El Salvador," Oct 31, 1941; Letter to Brigadier General Sherman Miles, Assistant Chief of Staff (Military Intelligence), Washington, DC, our expedition to El Salvador would like to obtain copies of seven military intelligence maps covering the El Salvador-Nicaragua-Guatemala region, Oct 31, 1941; Letter to A.H. Miller, the itinerary and personnel for the El Salvador expedition, Oct 14, 1941; Letter from "Ike" [Grayson E. Meade, Vertebrate Paleontology, Texas Technological College, Lubbock, Texas], "I certainly envy you your trip to Salvador," "we were all certainly pleased when Joe [Gregory] got the position at Michigan," found a promising quarry in the Blanco southeast of Lubbock, Oct 14, 1941; Letter from "Padre" [Loye Miller], University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, the collections should go to MVZ, "bear down on the skeletal stuff particularly," Mar 27, 1941; Letter from "El Doctor" [Loye Miller], returning the type specimen of Coragyps shastensis, please send me Gymnogyps amplus, Feb 12, 1941; Letter from L.H. Miller, "I shall be glad to consider with you your personal problem for I have a strong personal interest in Stirt," Feb 24, 1941; Letter from Henry Allen Moe, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York City, the Committee of Selection has not awarded you a fellowship, Mar 9, 1941; Letter from H.C. Markham, Curator of Geology, The Colorado Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colorado, we are sending you the two sciurid specimens, Dec 2, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from A.H. Miller to Edward R. Warren, Colorado Springs, Colorado, we are sending you the requested material on pikas from the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, we are letting Stirton know of your interest in his copy of the Frick paper, Nov 15, 1940; (2) Letter from E.R. Warren to A.H. Miller, obtaining copies of papers in the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society from you will save me time, would like to borrow Stirton's copy of the Frick paper, Nov 12, 1940; Letter from E.A. Goldman, Senior Biologist, Section of Wildlife Surveys, Division of Wildlife Research, Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Department of the Interior, Washington, DC, to H.A. Moe, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York City, letter of recommendation re Stirton's application for a fellowship, Oct 30, 1940; Letter to L.H. Miller, asks for Miller's support in getting the Guggenheim fellowship, Oct 9, 1940; Letter from James F. Moore, Sheriff's Office, Lander County, Austin, Nevada, re getting photos of Indians in native regalia and native ponies on the range you would have better luck in Reno, Sep 26, 1940; Letter to J.F. Moore, we are wondering if you could arrange to have photos taken of wild horses on the range, cowboys roping and riding, and Indians dragging their belongings on the travail and riding bareback in native regalia for our motion picture on the horse, Sep 24, 1940; Letter from S.P. Meadowcroft, Department Secretary, Department of Comparative and Human Anatomy, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, Professor Gregory [William K. Gregory] is away but your letter will be brought to his attention upon his return, Aug 19, 1940; Letter from Allen, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, re your being denied academic status, Jul 2, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to Merrill J. Mattes, Scotts Bluff National Monument, National Park Service, Gering, Nebraska, I've referred your letter to the University Press, glad to know that your paleontology exhibits are near completion, Apr 24, 1940; (2) Letter from M.J. Mattes, we would like to obtain a copy of the Camp and Hanna book on paleontological techniques, our new paleontology wing is almost completed, Apr 21, 1940; Letter to H.A. Moe, please send me application blanks for fellowship in the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Aug 10, 1939; Letter from Herbert L. Mason, Curator of the Herbarium, Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, here are two references with statements as to the origin of the prairie, Apr 14, 1939; Letter from "Ike" [Grayson Meade], Walker Museum of Paleontology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, I am about through with the specimens you sent me, would you let me make casts of them?, Mar 26, 1939; Letter from "Ike" [Grayson Meade], could you send me the type specimens of Metechinus and Meterix, school news, Jan 2, 1939; Letter from Siemon William Muller, Department of Geology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, information from Schenck on the collection dates of the specimens you inquired about, Dec 17, 1938; Letter to S.W. Muller, do you have dates for the collection of this Equus tooth and jaw from San Benito County?, Dec 5, 1938; Letter to John H. Maxson, Department of Geology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, "I should be much interested in seeing your new materials and in discussing the whole [Mint Canyon] problem with you," Oct 10, 1938; Letter from J.H. Maxson, I have been acquiring more paleontological and geological evidence re the Mint Canyon Formation and would like to present it in the American Journal of Science, I would appreciate the loan of your Mint Canyon materials, Oct 7, 1938; Letter from Raymond C. Moore, Editor, Journal of Paleontology, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, Oklahoma, because papers accepted by our journal chiefly concern invertebrates with economic significance, we are forwarding your paper to the editor of the Paleontological Society, Sep 16, 1938; Letter to R.C. Moore, I am sending you a paper on an unusual Pliohippus cranium, submitted for your consideration as an article in your journal, Sep 13, 1938; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to G.E. Meade, glad that the hedgehogs were useful to you, thoughts on the confusing geology of Nebraska -- the "Hay Springs" and "Valentine," Feb 10, 1939; (2) Letter from "Ike" [Grayson Meade], thanks for the sending the hedgehog specimens [Metichinus, Meterix], did you identify some fossils for Ted Galusha in 1934 and if so, what were they and what formation were they from?, re Nebraska's confusing geology, Feb 5, 1939; Letter to Pancro Mirrors, Inc., Glendale, California, "we are greatly interested in reflection of higher efficiency and would appreciate receiving descriptive literature, prices and complete information regarding same," Oct 22, 1937; Letter from L.H. Miller, thanks for the shipment of casts, Jan 8, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to G.E. Meade, Shadron, Nebraska, advice on how to get permits and what you'll need them for in Central America, Sep 23, 1937; (2) Letter from G.E. Meade, I am heading to Honduras to collect vertebrate fossils with McGrew, Olson, and Miller from Chicago, anything you can tell me about collecting specimens and getting permits in Central America would be helpful, found an excellent quarry this summer about 12 miles northeast of Hemingford, Sep 13, 1937; The following three documents are stapled together: (1) Postcard from Charles H. Martin, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, personal news, here's the reference on morphological changes in grasshoppers, Mar 24, 1935; (2) Letter to F. Martin, Fairfield, California, we'll be passing through Fairfield soon and I will get in touch with you about coming to see your fossils, May 17, 1937; (3) Letter from F. Martin, I've found some very large teeth -- please come up and see them, Apr 28, 1937; Letter to "Ike" [Grayson Meade, Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska], I can't work at the Game Refuge this summer but how would you like to put in a month or two?, Mar 19, 1937; Letter from "Ike" [Grayson Meade], thanks for recommending me for the position, I'll probably work in the field for Nebraska this summer, preparations for mounting Merycocherus, Parahippus, and a creodont are going on, Apr 4, 1937; Letter from "Ike" [Grayson Meade], people here in Nebraska were upset with my use of "Niobrara River" and "Valentine" in my latest paper, yes please send me separates, got my Masters degree (with my thesis on camels), Mar 16, 1937; Letter to G.E. Meade, enjoyed your paper on "The Tertiary Geology of Nebraska," some thoughts on his use of Lower, Middle and Upper Valentine, let me know if you'd like some separates, Feb 17, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Howard D. Mackintosh, Medical Detachment, Fort Winfield Scott, California, here is a sketch [drawn on the letter] of a tooth found at Niles, California -- it it is of interest I will send it to you, Jan 6, 1937; Letter to H.D. Mackintosh, from your sketch the tooth does appear to be from a horse -- if you would send the tooth to me we can identify it and let you know of its scientific value, Jan 15, 1937; Letter from Marie Mahon, I am sending you a tooth that should have been returned to you with your other McKittrick specimens, Oct 16, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from S.W. Muller, thanks for the reprint on Pliocene faunas, would you send me the faunal list for the locality ten miles north of Tonopah, Nevada, I would like to bring another class up to see your museum, Oct 6, 1936; (2) Letter to S.W. Muller, here are two papers that have been published on the Upper Miocene fauna north of Tonopah, we'd be glad to have your class come up, Oct 8, 1936; The following two documents are stapled together: (1) Letter to S.F. Markham, Empire Secretary, Museums Association, London, England, letter of recommendation for Grayson Meade re a position of Curator of the Canterbury Museum at Christchurch, New Zealand, Sep 18, 1936; (2) Telegram from G.E. Meade, I've applied for the Curator position at the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand, and would you please write me a letter of recommendation, Sep 17, 1936; Letter from Herbert L. Mason, Associate Curator of the Herbarium, Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, "the specimen left for determination is Physalis lanceolata," Oct 15, 1935; Letter [with envelope clipped to it] from Charles W. Merriam, Instructor, Department of Geology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, I would like to work out an exchange for some of your Tertiary and Pleistocene vertebrate material, Oct 3, 1935; Letter from A.H. Miller, do you have the age and nomenclature of the St. Mary's exposure in Orinda -- I have some good photos of the tracks now, Apr 16, 1934; Letter from S.W. Muller, I am forwarding "a boulder with some bones" that was sent to me by Mr. Fletcher of Hoh, Washington -- I was hoping that you could look it over and make a comment for the benefit of Mr. Fletcher, Apr 16, 1934; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter from E. Galles, Credit Department, Pacific Indemnity Company, San Francisco, California, the insurance policy on your 1932 Chevrolet Coach has been cancelled due to nonpayment and unless you pay the premium "we will be obliged to turn this matter over to our Legal Department," Mar 6, 1933; (2) Letter to E. Galles, I hold no policy nor have I ever held any policy from the Pacific Indemnity Company, my auto insurance is with another company, [no date]; Letter from Robert Thomas Moore, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, thanks for letting me know that the cleaning of the skulls is almost completed, Jan 22, 1932; Letter from R.T. Moore, I am sending you skulls of tapirs, rabbits, and one skunk for cleaning, Jan 6, 1932; Letter from R.T. Moore, I have some skulls that need cleaning -- please let me know if you can clean them and how long it would take, Dec 22, 1931; Letter from R.T. Moore, I am sending you a number of mammal skulls for cleaning, Dec 19, 1929; Letter from R.T. Moore, re a trunkful of skulls for cleaning, Dec 9, 1929; Letter to R.T. Moore, we shall be glad to clean your Ecuador skulls, Dec 5, 1929; Telegram from R.T. Moore, "On Dickey's recommendation desire arrangement with you prepare all mammal skulls my Equidor [sic] expedition," Dec 3, 1929; Note from Mason-McDuffie Company, Inc., Berkeley, California, please remit premium for coverage of your Chevrolet Coach, Oct 16, 1932; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter to S.D. Martin & Sons, Grand Junction, Colorado, we are not equipped to handle dinosaur specimens -- perhaps the American Museum of Natural History would be interested, we are interested in fossil mammal localities and discoveries, Jan 21, 1931; (2) Letter from S.D. Martin & Sons, we have a five-foot dinosaur bone and it looks like there are more in the ground -- let me know if you are interested, Jan 17, 1931; Letter to Gerrit S. Miller, Jr., United States National Museum, Washington, DC, I am returning the three bat skulls that you sent to us, Jan 20, 1931; Letter from Roy L. Moodie, Santa Monica, California, thanks for the reprints, Jan 14, 1931; Letter from R.T. Moore, please let me know if you clean skeletons and what you charge for this type of work, Jan 8, 1930; Letter to R.T. Moore, we sent you 48 small cleaned skulls yesterday, we can't clean the skeletons that were preserved in alcohol, Jan 14, 1930; Letter to G.S. Miller, I would appreciate a loan of the skulls of Chalinolobus, Glauconycteris, and Lasiuris [bats] to compare with a new specimen from the San Pedro Upper Pliocene of Arizona, Dec 31, 1930; Letter from L.H. Miller, question re a locality number for McKittrick specimens, Oct 24, 1930; Letter from Phil F. Martyn, Houston Oil Company of Texas, Beeville, Texas, no need to return the teeth I sent you, sorry to have bothered you with these recent specimens, Aug 25, 1930; Letter to P.F. Martyn, the teeth you sent me are from a recent horse and either a cow or bison, Aug 12, 1930; Letter from P.F. Martyn to "Dr. Matthews" [W.D. Matthew], I am sending you two teeth from the Beaumont Clay Formation of Calhoun County, Texas, for identification, Jul 28, 1930; Letter to H.T. Martin, Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, eastern physicians have recommended that Dr. Matthew have a kidney removed, some interesting discoveries were made during this summer's field work in Texas, Jul 19, 1930; Letter to the California State Motor Vehicle Department, Sacramento, California, I have had an accident and would appreciate it if you could tell me who drives truck number P/C F-43-82, Feb 4, 1930; Letter from G.S. Miller, Jr., thanks for returning the shrew skulls, we have no specimens of Blarina from the Lake of the Woods, Minnesota region, Jan 24, 1930; Letter to R.T. Moore, we are returning your cleaned specimens, Dec 18, 1929; Letter to R.T. Moore, sorry to hear that the skulls reached you in an unsatisfactory condition, Dec 21, 1929; Letter to G.S. Miller, Jr., I am returning the nine shrew skulls you loaned me, I am interested in Blarina material from Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, Dec 11, 1929; Letter to L.H. Miller, I am sending you our only prairie chicken skeleton, Oct 29, 1929; Letter to Paul Miller, Department of Paleontology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, I would like to borrow a Tertiary shrew specimen from the White River of South Dakota, Oct 29, 1929; Letter to G.S. Miller, Jr., if you have the skulls and jaws of these shrew genera I would like to borrow them for a comparison with a shrew mandible from the Barstow Miocene, Oct 29, 1929; Letter to H.T. Martin, thanks for sending the dog jaw, observations re Borophagus, Oct 21, 1929; Letter to E.F. Mickey, Frenchglen, Oregon, we are attempting to build up our skeletal collection and I understand that you may be able to supply us with material, here is a list of the species we're interested in and what we would be willing to pay for each skeleton, Sep 16, 1929; Letter from H.T. Martin, we found some fine Borophagus [dog] material in Texas and I would like to compare it to your Hyaenognathus cyonides specimen if you can spare it, Aug 21, 1929; Letter to H.T. Martin, I have finished the classification of your Eocene Bridger material and am returning it, there were two bird bones in the lot, I have been working with the Aelurodon group of canids, Jun 28, 1929; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from W.D. Matthew, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, thanks for sending the two lots of fossils, Jul 23, 1929; (2) Letter to W.D. Matthew, unpacked and classified the material that E.T. Hodge sent us from John Day, the only worthwhile material in the lot was Blastomeryx, VanderHoof prospected the Higgins localities in Texas, will get some smaller Rancho La Brea skulls shipped to Barnum Brown soon, Jun 23, 1929; Letter from W.D. Matthew to Stirton in Canadian, Texas, glad to hear of your prospects, I am sending you money, preparation of the third and last Aphelops skull, Feb 8, 1929; Letter from H.T. Martin, am sending you the lower jaw and one side of the upper of Hyaenognathus, "make what you can out of it but don't make it Borophagus" [emphasized], Friday [no date]; Letter from Helen J. Gaig_[?], Assistant to the Director, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, we have given the reprints you sent to Mr. Burt and are sending you reprints in exchange, Nov 19, 1928; Telegram from W.D. Matthew, will join you in Canadian [Texas] January 3rd if practical, Dec 27, 1928; Letter from G.S. Miller, Jr., I can't help you re your question about papers on the general osteology and myology of bats, Sep 30, 1927; Letter to G.S. Miller, Jr., I have chosen a study of bats for my graduate research at Berkeley and wanted to know if you can "cite me some literature" on the osteology and myology of bats, Sep 16, 1927; Letter from Charley Martin, Solomon, Kansas, come by Solomon and pick me up, Aug 30, 1928.
Folder 25: Stirton "Mc" Correspondence, 1926-1943Add to your cart.
Letter [in its envelope] from Lt. James R. Macdonald, Camp Roberts, California, "if the enclosed [apparently a letter written by Don Wilson to? Molinia, 'a big shot of some kind on the General Staff in Salvador'] will be of any use in Salvador use it," Oct 20, 1941; Letter to McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York City, I am looking for a good textbook for a course in elementary paleontology and would appreciate a copy of "Paleontology" by Edward Wilbur Berry, Jun 8, 1943; Letter to Lt. J.R. Macdonald, thanks for the letter you provided -- if the occasion arises it may be of considerable use to us, Nov 4, 1941; Letter to Kenneth P. MacDonald, Fort Niobrara Game Refuge, Valentine, Nebraska, Potter and I obtained an excellent collection in Chadron, we agreed "that it might be best not to allow any extensive collecting on the refuge," Aug 3, 1941; Letter from "Mac" [J.R. Macdonald], Fort Benning, Georgia, I'm being transferred to Camp Roberts in California, Apr 12, 1941; Letter to Mr. McHenry from HN, "please run and deliver to author [Stirton] two extra copies of all illustrative material appearing in this paper [Phylogeny of North American Equidae]," Jan 24, 1940; Letter from Paul O. McGrew, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, thanks for sending the separates, news re colleagues and research, Nov 13, 1939; Letter to F.S. McGinnis, Southern Pacific Company, San Francisco, California, "no refund has been sent for the half-fare ticket," Oct 17, 1939; Letter to F.S. McGinnis, "I am as much amazed … in the appearance of the Berkeley-Ogden coupon in your files," your Berkeley agent thought it best that I submit the ticket for refund, Aug 8, 1939; Letter from F.S. McGinnis, "it is my desire to refund the entire amount paid for the ticket if it was entirely unused," Aug 16, 1939; Letter from P.O. McGrew, re Camelops and Oreolagus, Jul 31, 1939; Letter from William N. McAnulty, Chief Preparator, Statewide Paleontological Survey, San Antonia, Texas, I would like to receive any of your separates that are available, Apr 5, 1939; Letter from P.O. McGrew, the White River mammals were found southwest of Chadron, Nebraska, in the Lower Brule, Grayson E. Meade was with Potter when he visited our Flint Hill camp in 1934, Feb 3, 1939; Letter to P.O. McGrew, can you give me the locality information for that small collection of Oligocene fossils that you turned over to  me, who visited our Flint Hill camp with Potter in 1934?, Jan 30, 1939; Letter to P.O. McGrew, thanks for sending the Aelurodon platyrhinus paper, "Hesse is assistant curator in the Museum of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, College Station, Texas," Dec 5, 1938; Letter from P.O. McGrew, "I assume that you are preparing a reply to the series of articles which appeared in the American Journal of Science" re the use of the term "Valentine," Nov 29, 1938; Letter to P.O. McGrew, I am enclosing my copy of the Aelurodon paper by Barbour and Cook, the Nebraska Geological Survey in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey is doing a detailed survey of the Tertiary geology of the state, oblique references to the Valentine issue, Nov 15, 1938; Letter to P.O. McGrew, I have no copy of Barbour and Cook's Aelurodon paper so would you please copy the lines referring to the locality for me, Nov 14, 1938; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to P.O. McGrew, some comments on the criticisms of your paper, references to the Valentine issue, Sep 13, 1938; (2) Letter from P.O. McGrew, "I was not aware that Lull [from the American Journal of Science] had sent my manuscript all over the country to be picked apart by only our opponents in this deal," references to the Valentine issue, I now have a staff position at the Field Museum, Aug 7, 1938; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to Nolan McWhirter, Custodian, No Man's Land Historical Society, Goodwell, Oklahoma, I am pleased that you can continue working at the Optima locality, if would be useful if you could find horn cores associated with dentition of either Capromeryx or Pediomeryx, I am enclosing a paper on the Optima material by Curtis J. Hesse of our museum, Oct 15, 1937; (2) Letter from N. McWhirter, I am supervising a group of WPA workers at the Pliocene Optima locality, I would appreciate any information you might send me on your work in this section, Oct 12, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to P.O. McGrew, Temporary Ranger, Scotts Bluff National Monument, United States Department of the Interior, Gering, Nebraska, our Smilodon collection has decreased so we have reduced our exchanges with that material, you may be able to get a better skull by negotiating an exchange with the Los Angeles museum, Sep 7, 1937; (2) Letter from P.O. McGrew, this summer I am assisting in the development of a new geology and paleontology wing at the Scotts Bluff National Monument museum, could we negotiate an exchange for a good Smilodon skull?, Sep 3, 1937; Letter from P.O. McGrew, I received the money for Honduras, the reaction over Frick's book on ruminants, Jun 25, 1937; Letter from P.O. McGrew, Walker Museum of Paleontology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Patterson and I have just gotten our shrew and erinaceid paper off to press, I will be working with the Park Service again this summer at Scotts Bluff, Jun 9, 1937; Letter from P.O. McGrew, would you insert a change in my manuscript to the effect "that enormous horse … deserves generic rank," other papers in progress, May 3, 1937; Letter to P.O. McGrew, hope to hear that your Gordon Creek paper has been accepted for publication in a day or two, Apr 22, 1937; The following five letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to W.C. McKern, Curator of Anthropology Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the horse skull you found in an Indian mound differs from Pleistocene horse species and more closely resembles the modern horse, Mar 12, 1937; (2) Letter to W.C. McKern, I shall make some notes on the horse skull you sent in the near future, Mar 11, 1937; (3) Letter from W.C. McKern, I am indebted to you for your services, your identification gives us "our first opportunity of tying up any Wisconsin mound culture with a historic ethnic group," Feb 24, 1937; (4) Letter to W.C. McKern, the horse skull differs from all the Pleistocene skulls but "compares very closely with the old plains mustang or Indian pony," Feb 17, 1937; (5) Letter to W.C. McKern, "I shall be glad to study the horse skull which you found in an Indian mound," Dec 28, 1936; Letter from W.C. McKern, thanks for your detailed statement about the horse skull, Mar 17, 1937; Letter from W.C. McKern, it has come to my attention that you are an "outstanding specialist on the horses of this country" and I wonder if you would be willing to "identify the type of historic horse" represented by a skull that we found in an Indian mound, Dec 22, 1936; Letter to Kenneth McLeod, Jr., Klamath Falls, Oregon, happy to hear about your devotion to fossil hunting, for information on mastodons see Henry Fairfield Osborn's "Proboscidea," Oct 30; 1936; Letter from K. McLeod, Jr., re fossil tusks and other bones found in the Hornbrook and Klamath Falls area, can you provide the names of references on the Proboscidea?, Oct 20, 1936; Letter from P.O. McGrew, Agate, Nebraska, glad to hear that you "finding some things in the Rosebud area," our excavations are going very nicely, Jun 22, 1936; Letter from P.O. McGrew, Hammond, Indiana, please make any changes you feel necessary to my Gordon Creek paper, I'm applying for a research fellowship at the University of Chicago, would you please write me a letter of recommendation, Feb 20, 1936; Letter to the Committee on Scholarships and Fellowships, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, letter for recommendation for Paul McGrew [got his Masters at Berkeley], Feb 26, 1936; Letter to P.O. McGrew, Scotts Bluff National Monument, United States Department of the Interior, Gering, Nebraska, Joe Gregory and I have been studying the Big Spring Canyon fauna, some discrepancies re Nannippus and Pliohippus, Jan 14, 1936; Letter from P.O. McGrew, Taft, California, if it can be arranged I would like to spend a month on "the new fauna (Gordons Creek) on Snake River and a month in the Republican river beds," Mar 1, 1934; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter from P.O. McGrew, Chadron, Nebraska, we have collected a huge amount of material here in Chadron but will be heading to Bridgeport to help Denton soon, I would like to work on the lower Pliocene of the Valentine region, Aug 8, 1933; (2) Letter from P.O. McGrew, we've collected some good material at Chadron and at Valentine "and quite a bit of excellent horse material after you left," since you are working on the upper and lower faunas of the Valentine region I would like to work on my intermediate fauna, Aug 1, 1933; Letter from W.L. McAtee, Treasurer, American Ornithologists' Union, Cherrydale, Virginia, sorry that you feel you must drop your membership in the American Ornithologists' Union, Mar 14, 1930; Letter from P.O. McGrew [with its envelope stapled to it], Department of Geology, Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, "I was thoroughly surprised at your report on the skull," I heard that you have permission to collect on the game preserve at Valentine -- I will be there in June, Mar 20, 1933; Letter from William McAllen, Watson-McAllen Company (Insurance), Pasadena, California, before you left for Central America a year ago Donald R. Dickey "had issued for your protection an accident and health insurance policy" -- would you like to renew the policy "on your own account?," Jun 14, 1926.
Folder 26: Stirton "N" Correspondence, 1929-1944Add to your cart.
Letter from Rachel H. Nichols, American Museum of Natural History, New York, writing on behalf of C.C. Young of the Geological Survey of China who would like his 50 separates and any of your publications sent to him here at the museum, Jun 1, 1944; Letter to R.H. Nichols, please inform Dr. Young that the separates and other publications are being forwarded to him at the American Museum of Natural History, Jun 8, 1944; Postcard from the National Live Trap Company, Tomahawk, Wisconsin, "the special traps will be made up immediately so they will arrive in plenty of time," Sep 24, 1941; Letter from Leonard Carmichael, Director, Executive Office of the President, National Resources Planning Board, Washington, DC, please fill in the enclosed questionnaire for the National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel "to reflect any change in your general situation during this past year," [no date]; Letter to National Live Trap Company, request for four traps for Stirton's El Salvador expedition, Sep 10, 1941; Letter from Eunice Thomas Miner, Executive Secretary, The New York Academy of Sciences, New York City, I regret to learn that you do not wish to become a member of the Academy at this time, Mar 29, 1941; Letter from David Gelston Nichols, Berkeley, California, thanking Stirton and Camp for entertaining at a Grinnell Society gathering, Sep 26, 1940; Letter from D.G. Nichols, I think we had decided to have Drs. Benson, Camp, and Hall "talk over their various summer experiences" at the next meeting, Aug 27, 1940; Letter from D.G. Nichols, visited Dr. Benson "to offer my services to him in connection with the next meeting," Aug 30, 1940; Letter from Joseph A. Carlson, General Agent, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Oakland, California, at your request "we are enclosing form for surrender of additions in the amount of $451, the proceeds of which will yield sufficient to pay you $200," Dec 13, 1939; Letter from E.T. Miner, I have not heard from you and would like to know your decision re becoming a member of the Academy, Jun 9, 1939; Letter from E.T. Miner, you are invited to become a member of the New York Academy of Sciences [application included], May 11, 1939; Letter from E.T. Miner, I have not heard from you and would like to know your decision re becoming a member of the Academy, Mar 13, 1941; Letter from E.T. Miner, you are invited to become a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Feb 20, 1941; Letter from R.N. Nelson, Standard Oil Company of California, San Francisco, California, "thank you for the information on Mr. Heyl's fossils, he will be interested in your ideas re the age of the Honda Formation, Sep 21, 1939; Letter from Eunice Earhart, Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, sorry to report that "copies of the Nebraska Geological Survey which you requested are exhausted," May 11, 1939; Letter from Ross G. Harrison, Secretary, National Research Council, Washington, DC, "I regret to inform you that the National Research Fellowships Board in the Natural Sciences was unable to grant your application for a Fellowship for the year 1939-1940," Apr 28, 1939; Letter from Neva E. Reynolds, Assistant Secretary, National Research Council, Washington, DC, I am returning the three copies of your Fellowship application because Professor Camp did not sign the nomination clause at the top of each page, keep in mind that the Fellowships are generally awarded to men under 35 who have training equivalent to a Ph.D. [Fellowship announcement brochure included], Jan 26, 1939; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to J.D. Nelson, Ione, California, the tooth you sent belongs to a recent horse and is not a fossil, Mar 17, 1937; (2) Letter from J.D. Nelson, please identify the enclosed tooth and tell me what animal it is from, Mar 4, 1937; Letter to Robert J. Niedrach, Guatemala City, Mr. Hannington and Mr. Mead "asked me to write you giving information as to where you could obtain a series of water opossums, Chironectes" [a second page appears to be missing], Jan 13, 1936; Letter from H.C. Bryant, Assistant Director, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington, DC, "the National Park Service is very anxious to have on display at the Petrified Forest museum examples of the various reptiles which have been found in or close to the monument," Oct 21, 1935; Letter from O.P. Austin, Secretary, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, you have been nominated for membership in the Society, Feb 25, 1931; Letter from O.P. Austin, acknowledging receipt of membership and application and dues for John Stirton [receipt attached], Jan 30, 1930; Letter from O.P. Austin, received your annual fee for John Stirton's subscription to the Society's magazine but we cannot accept the application until the enclosed recommendation form is signed by an active member, Jan 9, 1930; Letter from Gladys Nomland, Piedmont, California, I'm sorry but I have no further information about the Pleistocene bear jaw or contact information for the boy who asked to have it identified, Apr 2, 1928; Letter to Chester Stock from J.O. Nomland, Standard Oil Company of California, San Francisco, California, the vertebrate material I sent you was collected at a locality on the Rio Engabao about 14 kilometers southeast of the town of Santa Elena, Ecuador, Apr 3, 1926; Letter from E.D. Foster, National Live Trap Company, Tomahawk, Wisconsin, we can supply the live traps you specified [see letter of Sep 10, 1941], Sep 15, 1941; Brochure from the National Live Trap Company, "Live Catch Animal Traps, Carrying Receptacles," probably 1937; Receipt from The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "Received payment as specified below," Jan 17, 1938; Mailer from The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, to request a copy of "Increased Protection for Your Family During the Years it is Most Needed," [no date].
Folder 27: Stirton "O" Correspondence, 1929-1944Add to your cart.
The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from Owen [Poe?], mostly personal news, local sports and summer Olympics news, Aug 3, 1936; (2) Letter from Owen [Poe?], personal news, local sports news, Cal football seat reservations, Aug 24, 1936; Letter from Wilfred H. Osgood, Chicago Natural History Museum, Chicago, Illinois, I will send you three skulls of Moschus shortly, Jan 11, 1944; Letter from W.H. Osgood, re Stirton's interest in a job at the New York State Museum in Albany, Sep 9, 1943; Letter to W.H. Osgood, I am considering the directorship at the New York State Museum, please write me a letter of recommendation, Aug 27, 1943; Letter to Axel A. Olsson, Gloversville, New York, please send me copies of your two papers, Tertiary Deposits of Northwestern South America and Panama and Some Tectonic Interpretations of the Geology of Northwestern South America, Dec 10, 1942; Letter to W.H. Osgood, personnel list for El Salvador expedition, thanks for "the recommendations in my behalf and I hope … I can repay you for the many favors you have done," Oct 31, 1941; Letter from W.H. Osgood, "I'm very glad to indorse [sic] your project for the Guggenheim Foundation," Oct 30, 1940; Letter to W.H. Osgood, I've "applied for a Guggenheim fellowship to finish a report on the Recent El Salvador mammals," I would be most grateful for your support, Oct 9, 1940; Letter to J.A. Orlob, Institut Paleozoologique (The Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Palaeontological Institute), Moscow, Russia, I am happy to receive your recent papers and I am sending you some of ours in return, Jul 2, 1937; Letter from J.A. Orlob, please "send me your scientific publications in vertebrate paleontology," we are interested in buying or exchanging casts of fossil vertebrates, Jul 8, 1937; Letter from Charles S. Osborne, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, re a collection of rodent material (gophers) from Nebraska, Sep 8, 1935; Postcard from Henry Fairfield Osborn, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, thanks for the papers by you and Dr. McGrew, Oct 7, 1955; Letter from C.S. Osborne, Cherry, Nebraska, re a collection of Pleistocene rodent material from near the Loup River, Nesbraska, that Osborne had sent to Stirton, Dec 26, 1934; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from C.S. Osborne, I wanted to talk to you about the Pleistocene rodent material I've been collecting, I would be happy to send it to you, Aug 12, 1934; (2) Letter to C.S. Osborne, I won't be able to help you with your paper on the rodent material but send me the locality info and the specimens and I'll identify them and include some notes that will help in writing a report, Aug 23, 1934; Letter from C.S. Osborne, Hay Springs, Nebraska, update on local field work and the doings of the gang, Jul 18, 1933; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter from H.F. Osborn, just received papers from your department on the Equidae from the Pliocene of Texas and A Pliocene Mastodon Skull from California, Pliomastodon vexillarius, n. sp. and I would like to obtain a cast of the fine skull of the Pliohippus interpolatus that is pictured in the former and a cast of the type lower jaw of Pliomastodon, as well as a set of photographs, from the latter, Jan 7, 1931; (2) Letter to H.F. Osborn, happy to send you the photographs and the lower jaw of Pliomastodon for casting and study, will send you a cast of the Pliohippus skull once it is made, Jan 15, 1931; Postcard from Guy E. Pilgrim, Upton near Didcot, England, thanks for the papers on Borophagus and Limnoecus, Dec 12, 1930; Letter from Phil C. Orr, Poindexter & Orr Livestock Company, Dillon, Montana, thanks for the paper on the Barstow Miocene, Aug 21, 1930; Letter from R.R. Patterson, Resident Agent, Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, San Francisco, California, we've changed your coverage to your new 1930 Chevrolet Coach, Apr 25, 1930; Letter to Austin O'Neil, Miami, Texas, "I am wondering if you [would] get us another pair of chickens this fall … I shall be prepared to pay you whatever expenses you may have in this regard," Sep 18, 1929; Letter to A. O'Neil, I trust that "the condition down on Mr. Reed's ranch" was cleared up, "you may turn the chickens over to Joe to prepare for skeletons …," Jun 24, 1929.
Folder 28: Stirton "P" Correspondence, 1927-1943Add to your cart.
Correspondence is in its original order, generally chronological, but there are many exceptions. Some exchanges are clipped together. Letter from D.B. Preston, Oakland Tribune, to Jack Stirton re his injury while doing his paper route, Jun 23, 1944; Letter from C.C. Wendell Phillips, mailed to Stirton from United States Army, Fort Benning, GA, personal news, Mar 11, 1943; Notice from The Paleontological Society, Alexander Clark, secretary, Los Angeles, CA, re deadline for titles and abstracts for the meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the Paleo Society, no date; Letter from Stirton to C.C.W. Phillips, response to letter of Mar 11, Mar 26, 1943; Letter from Stirton to Albert A. Potter, Chadron State Teachers College, Chadron, NE, comparing notes on Central American trips, wondering what became of manuscripts on fossil beavers, request for some locality information, Oct 22, 1942; Letter from Santiago Diaz Palacio, Santa Ana, El Salvador, re the 1942 El Salvador expedition, Jul 22, 1942; Letter from Bryan Patterson, Field Museum, Chicago, re Allocyon being a procyonid and not a canid, Jun 3, 1942; Letter from Stirton to B. Patterson, response to letter of Jun 3, Jun 25, 1942; Letter from The Paleontological Society, R.R. Shraky?, Treasurer, re payment of Paleo Society dues, Feb 17, 1942; Letter from A.A. Potter, receipt of specimens, skull of Palaeocastor, attendance at a field conference, Sep 11, 1941; Letter from Stirton to A.A. Potter, response to letter of Sep 11, Oct 3, 1941; Letter from Stirton to A.A. Potter, sending two manuscripts on fossil beavers, no need to send skull of Palaeocastor, Central America trip preparations, Sep 11, 1941; Letter from A.A. Potter, skulls of Smilodon and Synthetoceras, activities and opinions of Skinner, Oct 22, 1941; Letter from Stirton to A.A. Potter, news update, Central America trip was a success, Mar 26, 1943; Postcard from M. Payne, mailed from Los Banos, CA, request for opinion of some vertebrate bones, Dec 10, 1940; Letter from Stirton to T.S. Palmer, Washington, DC, response to Palmer's note of Nov 22, Dec 12, 1940; Postcard from T.S. Palmer, re the name Ailuraena being already in use, Nov 22, 1940; Letter from T.S. Palmer, query re the date of publication of name Astrohippus, Nov 19, 1940; Letter from Stirton to T.S. Palmer, response to letter of Nov 19, Nov 26, 1940; Letter from L.M. Pearson, Secretary to Dr. Wetmore, Smithsonian Institution, US National Museum, "Dr. Wetmore is on a field trip in Costa Rica," Oct 15, 1940; Letter from Guy E. Pilgrim, correlation of deposits in Europe, Asia, North America, Oct 11, 1939; Letter from Stirton to G.E. Pilgrim, response to letter of Oct 11, complexity of determining fossil correlations in Europe and Asia, Equus-Plesippus differentiation, North America faunal list (Oligocene-Pliocene), Nov 20, 1939; Postcard from John Peoples, mailed from Petaluma, CA, "I'm sending a specimen for your consideration," Nov 24, 1937; Letter from George A. Pettitt, Assistant to the President, UC Berkeley, photos of university faculty to be taken by the Kee Coleman Studio of San Francisco, Apr 29, 1937; Postcard from ? Pitelka, "There is a paper you may be interested in having and perhaps looking over," Oct 17, 1941; Letter from J.A. Powell, Fort Bidwell, CA, re mammoth or mastodon bones Powell found, Apr 26, 1937; Letter from Bernhard Peyer, Zurich, Switzerland, re an exchange of specimens, Mar 18, 1937; Letter from G. Edward Pendray, Science Editor, The Literary Digest, re discoveries made by Stirton in South Dakota, Aug 27, 1934; Letter from Stirton to G.E. Pendray, response to Pendray's letter of Aug 27, Sep 3, 1934; Letter from Stirton to G.E. Pendray, "I am sending some notes on our Alexander expedition to South Dakota," two-page description of May 26-Jun 6, 1934, expedition, Sep 6, 1934; Letter from Owen Poe, UCMP illustrator, re a form from the City of Berkeley's Assessor's Office, May 30, 1934; Letter from S.J. Popoff, Davis Creek, CA, re identification of a found vertebrate specimen, Modoc County, Feb 20, 1931; Letter from Stirton to S.J. Popoff, response to Popoff's letter of Feb 20, Mar 17, 1931; Letter from Stirton to O.A. Peterson, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, "Many thanks for the measurements of A. (Aphelops) ceratorhinus," Dec 30, 1930; Letter from O.A. Peterson, re provision of measurements for the type specimen of Aphelops ceratorhinus, Dec 2, 1930; Letter from B.A. Peckham, San Mateo, CA, re possible fossils near Chittenden, Santa Cruz County, CA, Sep 24, 1930; Letter from R.M.? Underhill (signature is difficult to make out), Office of the President, UC Berkeley, re Stirton's appointment as Curator, Vertebrate Collection, Museum of Paleontology, Jun 20, 1930; Statement from R.R. Patterson Insurance, Berkeley, CA, re additional premium on auto insurance policy, Jul 22, 1930; Letter from Harry C. Parker, Museum of Birds and Mammals, University of Kansas, re shipping of skins and skulls of Blarina (shrew), Nov 11, 1929; Letter from H.C. Parker, "I am sending you another shipment (of skins and skulls of Blarina) today," Nov 16, 1929; Letter from Louis R. Patmont, The Christian Church, Santa Rosa, CA, re sending a found specimen to the Cal Academy, Jul 29, 1929; Letter from Gustav Pagenstecher, Mexico, acknowledging receipt of specimens (see four letters below), Jul 6, 1929; Letter from Stirton to G. Pagenstecher, not sending specimens until "the present disturbance in Mexico clears up," Apr 41 [sic], 1929; Letter from G. Pagenstecher, request to send specimens via Pagenstecher's godchild in San Antonio, Apr 14, 1929; Letter from Stirton to G. Pagenstecher, forwarding 12 mammal specimens as promised, Mar 18, 1929; Letter from G. Pagenstecher, reminding Stirton that he promised to send mammal specimens to Pagenstecher for "psychometrical experimentation," Mar 3, 1929; Postcard from G.? ? Pohle, Zoologisches Museum der Universitat, Berlin, reprint request, Sep 10, 1929; Letter from W.L. Pettit, Weslaco, TX, re identification of a possible mastodon bone, Feb 6, 1929; Letter from Stirton to W.L. Pettit, response to Pettit's letter of Feb 6, Feb 9, 1929; Letter from G. Pagenstecher, anticipating Stirton's visit and examination of Pagenstecher's fossil collection, Nov 28, 1928; Letter from Stirton to G. Pagenstecher, Stirton is happy to examine Pagenstecher's private collection of fossil specimens, Nov 21, 1928; Letter from G.A. Pettit, Assistant Manager UC News, thanking Stirton for submitting the news item for inclusion in the Clip Sheet (see next), Sep 17, 1928; Letter from Stirton to G.A. Pettit, "enclosing herewith a paleontological news item for publication", Sep 14, 1928; Letter from Jens Pilegaard, Petaluma, CA, "The specimens have been examined and I have sent in a report," Sep 14, 1928; Letter from Stirton to O.A. Peterson, asking for advice on where to acquire marsh picks, Apr 3 1928; Letter from Panama Mail Steamship Company, re whereabouts of Mrs. Van Rossen, Jun 15, 1927; Postcard from Stirton to Geologisch Museum, Bandoeng, Indonesia, unsent reprint request, Nov 5, 1937; Postcard from Tom R., Dillon Beach, CA, re news for a newsletter, May 24, 1941; Paleontological Research Institution (Ithaca, NY) Occasional Papers No. 2, "Index to the Bulletins of American Paleontology (So far as published up to January 1, 1936)"; Letter from "Lala," Topeka, KS, (addressed to "Pube," probably Stirton) personal news, Oct 11, 1941; Half page from Journal of Paleontology, "Order for Reprints" with reprint prices, signs used in correcting proofs on reverse, no date; Letter from Albert Potter, Tucson, AZ, news update, Mar 13, 1938; Letter from W. Armstrong Price, Consulting Geologist, Corpus Christi, TX, thanking Stirton for "your offer to do your best to help us with Gulf Coast vertebrate fossils," (see next two letters), Oct 1, 1937 [probably Nov 1 based on reference to Stirton's Oct 26 letter]; Letter from Stirton to W.A. Price, "I shall be glad to give you a preliminary identification of any material that you care to send to us," Oct 26, 1937; Letter from W.A. Price, would like to know if bones recovered in south Texas represent extinct types, Oct 19, 1937; Letter from W.E. Porath, Coulterville, CA, re gauging Stirton's interest in looking at some local caves, Sep 28, 1937; Letter from Stirton to W.E. Porath, interested in hearing more about the caves when Porath visits, Sep 30, 1937.
Folder 29: Stirton "P" Correspondence: Earl L. Packard, 1934-1941Add to your cart.
Letter from Ralph W. Chaney to Earl L. Packard, Department of Geology, Oregon State College, Corvallis, OR, asking if Packard would like to publish the paper co-written with Stirton on Aelurodon in the Journal of Paleontology, Mar 3, 1941; Letter from E.L. Packard, received manuscript, invitation to visit Wilkinson's field camp in Paulina region in the summer, Apr 11, 1939; Letter from Stirton to E.L. Packard, finished the Aelurodon manuscript and am mailing it to you, Apr 4, 1939; Letter from E.L. Packard, "I shall send you the material [collections from central Oregon] very shortly," Sep 21, 1937; Letter from Stirton to E.L. Packard, "I shall be interested in seeing the collection that you have made in the late Tertiary of Oregon," Sep 16, 1937; Letter from E.L. Packard, request for identifications of late Miocene or early Pliocene faunal collection, invitation to Stirton to collect in central Oregon, Sep 4, 1937; Letter from Stirton to E.L. Packard, has not received Aelurodon manuscript, proposes paleontological work in Oregon to be tied in with Packard’s description of the geology, Jul 2, 1937; Letter from Stirton to E.L. Packard, "I shall be glad to go over your paper on 'The Aelurodon Lower Jaw from The Dalles Beds'," Nov 3, 1936; Letter from E.L. Packard, plans to send Stirton old notes on Aelurodon for his comments, Oct 29, 1936; Letter from E.L. Packard, [early version of the Oct 29 letter], Oct 20, 1936; Letter from E.L. Packard, ,acknowledging with thanks Stirton's paper on "Succession of Mammalian Faunas," Sep 30, 1936; Letter from E.L. Packard, re Aelurodon lower jaw: "Possibly some arrangements could be made to issue a publication demonstrating the age, stratigraphic and geographic position of the fauna," Aug 17, 1934.
Folder 30: Stirton "R" Correspondence, 1926-1944Add to your cart.
Correspondence is in its original order, generally chronological, from most recent to oldest. Letter from Alfred S. Romer, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard, re sending Stirton's paper to Lull, Mar 27, 1944; Letter to A.S. Romer, re Stirton receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship, lineage of Agriotherium, Apr 4, 1944; Letter from A.S. Romer, congratulations on the Guggenheim, Apr 12, 1944; Letter from A.S. Romer, shall I send Lull (with American Journal of Science?) your palaeomerycid paper?, Mar 22, 1944; Letter to A.S. Romer, would by happy to have the American Journal of Science publish my palaeomerycid paper, Mar 28, 1944; Letter from A.S. Romer, rubbings of M1 and M2 from a specimen of granti (Grant’s Zebra, Equus burchelli granti?), 1944; Announcement from A.S. Romer (as Sectional Secretary) about the Dec 28-29 meeting of the Vertebrate Section of the Paleontological Society in Washington, DC; Letter from T.E. Reynolds, temporarily at Regis College, Denver, received and read Stirton's paper, Oct 21, [no year given]; Letter from T.E. Reynolds, Fordham University, sounds like Reynolds is congratulating Stirton on his landing a job after getting his degree, Aug 19, [no year given]; Letter from King Arthur Richey, preparation of the Black Hawk fossils by Strong, Jun 12 [probably 1938];Letter to A.S. Romer, sent the palaeomoerycidae manuscript, thoughts on rodent origins, request for tooth patterns in Arabian horse and zebras, Mar 14, 1944; Letter to A.S. Romer, includes four pages of suggestions for Romer’s textbook on vertebrate paleontology, Feb 29, 1944; Letter to A.S. Romer, additions made to palaeomerycidae paper, suggestions on where to publish it?, Feb 26, 1944; Letter from A.S. Romer, thanks for the comments on Romer's textbook, would like to see Stirton's palaeomerycidae paper, Feb 16, 1944; Letter from A.S. Romer, requests suggestions for the revision of his "Vertebrate Paleontology" textbook; questions on specific mammal groups, relative lengths of Cenozoic subdivisions, Jan 24, 1944; Letter to A.S. Romer, two-page reply to Romer’s letter of Jan 24 [stapled to same], Jan 31, 1944; Letter from A.S. Romer, thanks for the comments [on Romer's textbook?], thoughts on rodent origins, Mar 6, 1943; Letter to Helene M. Robinson, Secretary to Dr. Barbour, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, thanks for the separates, Mar 26, 1943; Letter from H.M. Robinson, sending you the two numbers of the "Proceedings of N. E. Zool. Club" that you requested, Mar 12, 1943; The following three letters are stapled together: Letter from Boyd B. Rakestraw, Assistant Director, Berkeley Extension, request for a list of shots to be made by the photographic unit on El Salvador expedition, May 19, 1941; Letter to B.B. Rakestraw, suggested story line to present the natural history, also includes three-page list of subjects to photograph in El Salvador, May 20, 1941; Letter from Jack Robertson, Executive Secretary, Berkeley Extension, Department of Visual Instruction, re the proposed photographic unit for the San [sic] Salvador expedition, Aug 7, 1941; Letter from W.A. Ormsby, Manager, Richmond Martinez Abstract and Title Company, Martinez, California, check enclosed for Stirton's "demand for the deed," Dec 27, 1940; Letter from Jorge Ramirez, Consul General of El Salvador, reply to Stirton’s letter of Sep 20, 1940, equipment necessary for the expedition would be admitted free of duties, Nov 13, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from Howard Robertson, Attorney at Law, Los Angeles, interested to know if William Gordon Huff would be available to work on improvements at the La Brea Tar Pits, May 23, 1940; Letter to H. Robertson, reply to letter of May 23, Huff is available and interested, May 28, 1940; Letter from L.E. Reukema, Secretary, Department of Electrical Engineering, Sigma Xi, follow-up re an invitation to join Sigma Xi, Apr 24, 1940; Letter from H. Robertson, reply to Stirton’s Mar 26 letter re obtaining a producer for a film of some fossil fauna, Apr 6, 1940; Letter to E.S. Riggs, Field Museum, Chicago, re Daemonelix, the spiral burrows of Palaeocastor, Apr 4, 1939; Letter from A.S. Romer, can't loan type specimens but will try to get a cast made, Feb 10, 1939; Letter to A.S. Romer, requests a loan of the type of Steneofiber eseri, Jan 30, 1939; Letter from A.S. Romer, regrets that Museum of Comparative Zoology has a rule that it does not lend types, Jan 13, 1939; Letter from Bess Ellen Backer, Secretary, University News Service, Berkeley, re a requested transcript: three-page typed transcript of "Pageant of the Past," KGO radio broadcast #2019, U.E.#390, Jan 5, 1939, Jan 28, 1939; Letter from H.G. Reblain[?], Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland, [in German?], Jan 13, 1939; Letter to A.S. Romer, request to borrow Harvard's Tertiary beaver collection, Dec 13, 1938; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to K.A. Richey, re summer pay and labor issues at the Black Hawk Ranch Quarry, Jul 7, 1938; Letter from K.A. Richey, re summer funding, continuing work at the Black Hawk Ranch Quarry after Richey leaves, Jul 11, 1938; Letter from Claude Riley, Crockett, Texas, re contributing Texas fossils to science, May 21, 1937; Letter to Frank A. Robinson, San Bernardino National Forest, San Bernardino, California, returning possible camel fossils that had been sent for identification, May 6, 1937; Letter to F.A. Robinson, requesting identification of bones found near Cajon Guard Station [carbon copy attached], May 1, 1937; Letter to W.T. Ruthford, Orosi Pharmacy, Orosi, California, returning Equus caballus tooth that had been sent in for identification, Apr 26, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to T.E. Reynolds, Regis College, Denver, Colorado, identification of two horse teeth, Mar 2, 1937; Letter from T.E. Reynolds, requesting horse teeth identification, Feb 17, 1937; Letter from Philip W. Reinhart, corrects location of Pack’s horse tooth locality on Hospital Creek, Jan 14, 1937; Letter to P.W. Reinhart, requests information on horizons mentioned in R.W. Pack’s field notes for collecting area south of Tracy, California, Dec 29, 1936; Letter to William W. Rand, Beverly Hills, California, response to question re horse teeth found in Petaluma, Dec 12, 1936; Letter to W.W. Rand, were Petaluma horse teeth washed down or in situ?, Dec 3, 1936; Letter from A.S. Romer, regrets he can't send Stirton the requested reprints, Nov 28, 1936; Letter to T.E. Reynolds, Regis College, Denver, Colorado, identification of a Camelops molar,  Nov 27, 1936; Letter from T.E. Reynolds, T.E., request for an identification of a molar from Pleistocene gravels near Denver, Nov 24, 1936; Letter to T.E. Reynolds, catching up on news, Oct 30, 1936; Letter from Otto Ranche[?], Chief Foreman of Construction and Maintenance, USDA, Bureau of Biological Survey, Valentine, Nebraska, check enclosed for services rendered, Sep 24, 1936; Letter from Ralph D. Reed, The Texas Company, Texaco Petroleum Products, Los Angeles, California, thanks for the summary of Pliocene faunas, Sep 17, 1936; Letter from Philip W. Reinhart, description of UC locality V3617 San Joaquin County, California,  May 20, 1936; Letter from Jack Russell, Stirton’s first cousin attending the University of Florida, will be banding birds in the Dry Tortugas this summer, Apr 23, 1936; Letter from Janis [James?] Ross, you are welcome to dig fossils in my pasture again, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Mar 24, 1936; Announcement from A.S. Romer, Sectional Secretary, Geological Society of America (GSA), two-page proposed schedule for vertebrate paleontology meetings at GSA, Dec 10, 1935; Letter from Henry P. Reider, Department of Geology, University of Nebraska, turning down offer of a six-month preparator position,  Nov 26, 1935; Letter from A.S. Romer, Stirton's abstract for paper to be presented at GSA paleontological meeting, Nov 16, 1935; Letter to A.S. Romer, enclosing GSA paleontological meeting abstract for Paleontological Meeting,  Nov 4, 1935; Letter from Carlos Reroise[?], Revista Argentina de Paleontologia y Antropologia, requests paper on Tertiary beavers, Sep 15, 1935; Letter from Claude Riley, Huntsville, Texas, three-page handwritten description of fossils collected, Sep 9, 1935; Letter from Ralph D. Reed, The Texas Company, Texaco Petroleum Products, Los Angeles, California, thank you for copy of correlation paper by Stirton and M. Teilhard de Chardin,  Jan 16, 1935; Letter from Elmer S. Riggs, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, thank you for pamphlets and will send papers in exchange, Jan 12, 1935; Letter from E.S. Riggs, re questionnaire concerning the organization and affiliation of the vertebrate society, Mar 30, 1934; Letter from C. Riley, two-page handwritten note offering east Texas Miocene fossils if UCMP could reimburse him for expenses, Mar 14, 1934; Letter from E.S. Riggs, Voluntary Secretary for the Paleontological Society, please fill out the attached questionnaire concerning the future of the vertebrate paleontology section of the society,  Mar 10, 1934; Letter from Robert Y. Ross, The Cross Five Cattle Co., Crawford, Nebraska, you are welcome to dig on our land this summer, Feb 13, 1934; Letter from Roger F. Rhoades, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, re Sylvilagus (Brachylagus) idahoensis rabbit bones found near campus, Sep 19, 1933; Letter from R.F. Rhoades, re rabbit bones and freshwater gastropods, Oct 12, 1933; Letter from R.F. Rhoades, re location of Yellow Spring, Jan 30, 1934; Letter to R.F. Rhoades, the bones sent to me belong to Sylvilagus (Brachylagus) idahoensis, Aug 25, 1933; Stirton to R.F. Rhoades, send me the location of the rabbit bones at Yellow Spring, Aug 16, 1934; Letter from T.E. Reynolds, St. Stanislaus Novitiate, Cleveland, Ohio, please put aside White River material for me, Aug 1, 1931; Letter from T.E. Reynolds, St. Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, requests Stirton's help with some skull studies, Sep 3, 1931; Letter from John T. Reid, Mining Engineer, Lovelock, Nevada, sending bones found near Lovelock, please identify and return, Dec 8, 1930; Letter from John T. Reid, have not seen your response to latest request for identifications nor have fossils been returned, Dec 21, 1930; Letter from John T. Reid, thank you for identifications and return of the fossil material, Dec 30, 1930; Letter from John T. Reid, sending Nevada specimens for identification, Jul 29, 1931; Letter from A.S. Romer, Walker Museum of Paleontology, University of Chicago, will search for the type of Protosorex, Jan 3, 1930; Letter from W. deC. Ravenel, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, shipping a loan of nine shrew skulls, Nov 9, 1929; Letter to George Rogers, Wallawa, Oregon, request for skeletons of extant mammals from Rogers who appears to be a trapper, Sep 17, 1929; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to A.S. Romer, request to borrow the type of Protosorex crassus Scott for comparison with a California Miocene shrew jaw, Aug 13, 1929; Letter from Ruth H. Romer, my husband is in South Africa, I will forward your letter, Aug 22, [1929]; Letter from C. Riley, Trinity, Texas, five handwritten pages on upcoming expedition down the Trinity River to collect fossils, am sending you leaf imprints, Feb 19, 1929; Letter to C. Riley, Chaney identified the leaf specimens as willow, Mar 11, 1929; Letter from Lyman C. Reed, Rio Bravo Oil Co., Houston, Texas, forwarding a copy of letter from W.D. Matthew (UCMP) and includes handwritten note that he had sent some skulls to Junius Henderson, University of Colorado, Boulder, Feb 16, 1929; Letter from W.D. Matthew (UCMP) to L.C. Reed, identifies fragments of Equus teeth, fossils of Hipparion, Alticamelus, Tanypolama and mastodon, Feb 14, 1928; Stirton to L.C. Reed, found an extensive lower Pliocene locality in the Oklahoma panhandle (Guyman, OK?), Mar 11, 1929; Letter from C. Riley, C., read that Stirton had headed an expedition on the Canadian River, Texas. Riley planning an expedition down the Trinity River and hopes to make a living collecting and selling fossils, Feb 7, 1929; Letter to C. Riley, interested in specimens from Mr. Riley’s expedition. Sending personal copy of W.D. Matthew’s method for collecting fossil vertebrates for copying then return, Feb 11, 1929; Letter from Max Penneman[?], B.H. Rogers Co., Berkeley (Chevrolet dealership), with ownership certificate and insurance policy for a Chevrolet Coach purchased by Stirton, Jul 23, 1928; Letter from Paul E. Rice, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Muscotah, Kansas, your two stock certificates have been filed with your insurance policy, Jul 3, 1926; Letter from P.E. Rice, forwarding Stirton’s life insurance policy, two stock certificates, bank statement, etc. Stirton’s father’s condition is favorable, Aug 27, 1927.
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Postcard from Sigma Xi Society, University of California, dues for Jul 1, 1940, to Jul 1, 1941, are now payable, 1940; Letter from C. Bertrand Schultz, Director, University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, requests that one of his undergraduate students, Grace Steckley, be shown UCMP, Jun 6, 1944; Letter to C.B. Schultz, Grace Steckley was shown UCMP and was able to get some information, Jun 12, 1944; Letter from Linton Satterthwaite, Jr., The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, handwritten letter from Tranquility, California. reply to Stirton’s Jun 8 letter, re the relationship of human bones with those of Camelops found nearby, Jun 12, 1940[4?]; Letter to L. Satterthwaite, unable to identify piece of bone you let me take, Jun 8, 1944; Telegram from L. Satterthwaite, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, request for a statement of what extinct species were in the Tranquility material, Jun 9, 1945; Letter from Stirton's secretary to L. Satterthwaite, Stirton will return July 1 and will respond to your query re the Tranquility material at that time, Jun 13, 1945; Letter from Karl P. Schmidt, Chicago Natural History Museum, "formerly Field Museum of Natural History," we have a four-day hotel reservation for you here, May 18, 1945; Letter to C.B. Schultz, thanks for the information you sent me on Syndyoceras from the Harrison Formation, Mar 7, 1944; Letter from C.B. Schultz, information on the feet of Syndyoceras, Feb 25, 1944; Letter to Karl P. Schmidt, Chicago Natural History Museum, thanks for the loan of the Moschus skulls, Feb 9, 1944; Letter from E.H. Sellards, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin, staff member Glen Evans will visit UCB in the near future, Jun 18, 1943; Postcard from Hubert G. Schenck, Department of Geology, Stanford University, are the specimens we sent vertebrate bones?, Jun 12, 1943; Letter to H.G. Schenck, specimens are not bones but fragments of turtle carapace or plastron, presumed tooth seems to be fossil wood, Jun 14, 1943; Letter from H.G. Schenck [“strictly confidential”], re L.S.J.U. Locality 2658 in the Canal Zone, Pacific side. Quotes T.F. Thompson's letter re fossil-bearing horizon at the base of the Cucaracha Formation, Jan 28, 1943; Letter from H.G. Schenck, "I am going to write to Mr. Thompson again to reiterate that you need some more material from that area," Jan 28, 1943; Letter to H.G. Schenck, re correlation of the Merychippus zone, a Diceratherium toe bone from Panama and barriers between Central and South America during the Tertiary, asks permission to write to T.F. Thompson for more material from the Cucaracha Formation, Jan 27, 1943; Letter from H.G. Schenck, doesn't "follow the reasoning in making the 'Merychippus zone' the equivalent of the Upper Tortonian or the lowermost Sarmatian," Jan 19, 1943; Letter to H.G. Schenck, rhino foot bone is referable to Diceratherium (similar to D. armatum), Jan 12, 1943; Carbon of Schenck's letter to T.F. Thompson, Chief, Geology Section, Special Engineering Division, Diablo Heights, Panama Canal Zone, [confidential], re Stirton's identification of Diceratherium cf. armatum from L.S.J.U. Locality 2658, Jan 14, 1943; Letter from Joseph R. Slevin, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, can send you the humerus of a green turtle taken at Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Islands, Dec 15, 1942; Letter to J.R. Slevin, reply to Slevin's letter of Dec 15, Dec 17, 1942; Letter to J.R. Slevin, would like to borrow the humerus of a large marine turtle to compare with the head of a humerus of a fossil turtle found in Panama, Dec 11, 1942; Letter from H.G. Schenck [confidential], information about L.S.J.U. Locality 2658, Cucaracha Formation, collector T.F. Thompson 1942, vertebrates sent to Dr. K.E. Castor, University of Cincinnati, Nov 16, 1942; Letter from George Gaylord Simpson, Curator of Fossil Mammals, American Museum of Natural History, rhinoceros tooth received, will return metapodial from Panama, hopes Stirton will publish on Panamanian fauna, Oct 13, 1942; Letter from Louis Monaco, Secretary to G.G. Simpson, Dr. Simpson will reply when he returns, Sep 25, 1942; [MISSING: Postcard from H.G. Schenck, thanks for copy of paper coauthored with Mr. Goeriz and for paper by Gregory, Oct 21, 1942]; Letter to G.G. Simpson, re Panama Diceratherium metapodial, hopes to get permission to publish the record, Sep 23, 1942; Letter to H.G. Schenck, foot bone of a fossil mammal from Panama is from the rhinoceros Diceratherium, important because there is no record of the rhinos in South America, Sep 23, 1942; Letter from H.G. Schenck to T.F. Thompson, the vertebrate from L.S.J.U. Locality 2658 turns out to be Late Oligocene or Early Miocene, Sep 24, 1942; Map titled “Areal Geology West of Navasota” from University of Texas Bulletin No. 1869, Plate II. “Dr. Francis” pencilled in upper right hand corner; Letter to G.G. Simpson, re the rhinoceros foot bone from Panama, “we are very glad to have Horace Wood’s opinion and your statements eliminating it from the South American forms.” Will send Horace a P2 which looks like Hyrachyus, Sep 22, 1942; Letter from G.G. Simpson, the bone sent by VanderHoof “is the distal half of the right fourth metacarpal of a rhinoceros," a late Oligocene or early Miocene true rhinoceros, possibly Diceratherium cf. armatum, recommends publication of the occurrence, Sep 15, 1942; Letter from G.G. Simpson to V.L. VanderHoof, content essentially the same as Simpson's Sep 15 letter to Stirton, Sep 1, 1942; Letter from V.L. VanderHoof to G.G. Simpson, requests identification of a bone from the early Tertiary of Panama, see Simpson's Sep 15 letter to Stirton, Jul 28, 1942; Letter from G.G. Simpson to V.L. VanderHoof, discusses the difficulties of identifying the metapodial from Panama, Jul 31, 1942; Letter from Robert M. Underhill, Secretary and Treasurer of the Regents of the University of California, notifying Stirton of his additional appointment as Honorary Curator of the Dickey Collection (Los Angeles), May 23, 1942; Letter from H.G. Schenck to V.L. VanderHoof, Thompson is sending additional bones from the locality in the Canal Zone, specimens occur in the sandy conglomerate between the Culebra and Cucaracha Formations, May 2, 1942; Letter from H.G. Schenck to V.L. VanderHoof, Panama locality information for the three specimens sent to VanderHoof, Apr 16, 1942; Letter from H.G. Schenck, encourages Stirton to write to friends concerning the Canal Zone fossils, Jan 7, 1942; Statement from R.M. Underhill, certifies that Stirton holds appointment as Curator of Mammals in the Museum of Paleontology, Oct 16, 1941; Letter from James M. Sprague, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard, sends reprints and asks to be put on mailing list for Stirton reprints, Sep 25, 1941; Letter to Robert Gordon Sproul, President, University of California, re expedition to El Salvador, "we shall attempt to make other plans or drop the photographic project in our expedition" since Mr. Herkenham [photographer?] probably would not be granted a furlough/deferment, Sep 22, 1941; Letter from C.B. Schultz, Vertebrate Palaeontology Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska, invites Stirton to attend the first field conference of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Aug 14, 1941; Letter to C.B. Schultz, reply to Schultz's Aug 14 invitation, Aug 19, 1941; Letter from E.H. Sellards, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin, thanks for the copies of your papers, Sep 27, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from G.G. Simpson, response to Stirton’s comments that the Vertebrate Section of the Paleontological Society meeting locations favor easterners , Aug 1, 1940; Letter to G.G. Simpson, “I cannot help feeling that the present V.S.P.S. [Vertebrate Section of the Paleontological Society] is an organization for those in the extreme eastern part of the United States,” Jul 26, 1940; Letter from H.S. Salisbury, Geologist, San Rafael, California, asks Stirton if he has identified the "‘fish head’ from the Merced of the Pliocene” that Salisbury had brought him, Jul 24, 1940; Letter from O.C. Skinner, Montrose, Colorado, requests identification and age of an agatized snail shell, asks about dinosaur bones being solid because he found some that are filled with "lime crystal," Apr 4, 1940; Postcard from [name illegible], American Museum of Natural History, thanks for the reprint, Mar 11, 1939; Letter from H.G. Schenck, comments on recent note by Eaton in the American Journal of Science, Dec 16, 1939; Letter from H.G. Schenck, acknowledges receipt of Stirton's contributions, Sep 25, 1939; Letter from R.G. Sproul, appoints Stirton Curator of Mammals, UCMP, beginning Jul 1, 1939, with a salary of $225 a month, Jul 18 1939; Postcard from H.G. Schenck, “Your Pacific Science Congress paper is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Aug 2,” Jun 16, 1939; Letter to C.B. Schultz, thanks for “old numbers of the Nebraska Geological Survey and Museum publications,” Apr 14, 1939; Letter to R.R. Shrock, MIT Geology, re dues owed to Paleontological Society, Apr 4, 1939; Letter from R.R. Shrock, [response written on Stirton's original letter of Apr 4] Paleontological Society annual dues are $5, Apr 15, 1939; Letter from H.G. Schenck, on behalf on the National Research Council, Pacific Science Congress, re Stirton's offer of a contribution to the Sixth Pacific Science Congress in San Francisco, Jul 24-Aug 12, 1939, Mar 13, 1939; Letter to H.G. Schenck, glad to participate in any symposium at the Pacific Science Congress, Mar 6, 1939; Letter from H.G. Schenck, asks for Stirton's participation in a symposium on the Tertiary of the Pacific Basin at the Pacific Science Congress Jul 24-Aug 12, Feb 28, 1939; Letter from H.G. Schenck, replies to Stirton’s letter to Professor Blackwelder re horse remains from San Benito County, Santa Clara gravels near Irvington dated as Pleistocene, age differences within the Merced and Paso Robles Formations, Dec 31, 1938; Letter to H.G. Schenck, reply to Schenck's Dec 31 letter, Stirton interested in California Pleistocene vertebrate faunas, Jan 6, 1939; H. Goerig [sic] to Charles E. Schell, Knight’s Ferry, California, your sand samples showed no traces of organic material, Nov 25, 1938; Letter to Merritt B. Smith, United States Geological Survey, requests copy of correlation chart of Tertiary beds in the San Joaquin Valley, Nov 17, 1938; Letter to Earl G. Smith, Coalinga Extension Center, Fresno State College, Coalinga, California, could not come by Coalinga but you can "send those horse teeth for identification," Nov 17, 1938; Postcard from H.G. Schenck, greetings from Brussels, Belgium, Aug 25, 1938; Letter from Viola S. Schantz, Treasurer, U.S. Biological Survey, American Society of Mammalogists, thanks for the hospitality at the annual meeting of the western Mammalogists, Aug 8, 1938; Letter to C.E. Schell, am sending quadrangle maps and thanks for the hospitality, Jul 18, 1938; Note from Hale S. Sparks, University News Service, Berkeley, attaches a copy of "remarks made by the University Explorer in a broadcast presented June 22, 1938, 8 to 8:15 p.m., over the California Blue network of the National Broadcasting Company." The broadcast was entitled “New Fossil Bed Uncovered” and describes the discovery of and current work at the Black Hawk Ranch Quarry, Jul 7, 1938; Letter from George R. Schrader, acting for M.H. Davis, Forest Supervisor, Shasta National Forest, Forest Service, USDA, sending two boxes of bones from the Potter Creek Caves in the Potter Creek Drainage of the McCloud River for identification, May 4, 1938; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to Louis B. Sammis, Rocca Bella Olive Co., Wallace, California, heard you found fossils while digging a well, can you send some bones as we are interested in the age of the formations in and around Wallace, Mar 25, 1938; Letter from L.B. Sammis, reply to Stirton’s Mar 25 letter, Mar 26, 1938; Postcard from E.H. Stone, representing Alvin Maidens, Ft. Bidwell, California, requests return of hock bone sent in May and thanks for the information supplied, Oct 29, 1937; Letter from John R. Schultz, Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology, re Stirton's comments on his paper and re VanderHoof’s Desmostylus paper, Dec 11, 1937; Letter to J.R. Schultz, acknowledges return of McKittrick specimens but some are missing, Oct 26, 1937; Letter from Andrew Sather, Valentine, Nebraska, asks Stirton to serve as a job reference, Nov 6, 1937; Postcard from E.H. Stone, re mammoth tooth from North Surprise Valley, Oct 19, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to H.G. Schenck, reply to Schenck's request  of Jun 3, considers Merriam and Stock's "The Felidae of Rancho LaBrea" the most important contribution, Jun 14, 1937; Letter from H.G. Schenck, for his introduction to the "Bibliography of the Geology and Mineral Resources of California," Schenck asks what paper Stirton considers the most important contribution to California’s vertebrate paleontology published between 1930-36, Jun 3, 1937; Letter from J.R. Schultz, Athenaeum, Pasadena, California, re return of McKittrick rodent material, Jun 9, 1937; Letter from W.B. Scott, Department of Geology, Princeton University, the White River monograph will be sent to you, May 22, 1937; Postcard from E.H. Stone, more information on the mastodon bone will be forthcoming, May 17, 1937; Letter to W.B. Scott, did not receive the copy of your paper on the White River fauna of South Dakota, May 17, 1937; Letter from J.R. Schultz, the McKittrick material arrived in good condition, Mar 9, 1937; Letter from H.G. Schenck, asks for Stirton’s opinion of a 1921 Swedish paper by Wilhelm Leche, Apr 27, 1937; Letter from J.R. Schultz, please send the McKittrick horse teeth, Mar 1, 1937; Letter from Don Seger [Leger?], Stuart, Nebraska, requests a job or help getting one, Jan 14, 1937; Letter from E.H. Sellards, thanks for separates received, Jan 13, 1937; Postcard from [name illegible], American Museum of Natural History, thanks for sending reprint of paper on Pliocene mammalian faunas, Jan 12, 1937; Letter from W.B. Scott, thanks for separates, will send you a copy of my White River monograph coauthored with Jepsen, Jan 4, 1937; Recommendation “to whom it may concern,” praises Natasha Smith who has worked with fossil mammals and modeling of Tertiary mammals, Jul 20, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from W.B. Scott, requests a copy of Stirton’s paper "in which you raise Calippus [sic] from subgeneric to generic rank" for a new edition of Scott's “Land Mammals,” Dec 18, 1936; Letter to W.B. Scott, apologizes for not having finished his review of the late Tertiary Equidae, provides Calihippus reference, will send some separates, Dec 21, 1936; Postcard from F.X. Schaffer [sp?], Natural History Museum of Vienna, acknowledging receipt of reprint(s) [?] [ in German], Sep 9, 1930; Letter to O.H. Schindewolf, Berlin, Germany, "find abstracts of my last papers," Dec 3, 1936; Postcard from O.H. Schindewolf, acknowledging receipt of papers [in German], Dec 17 1936; Postcard from H.B. Stenzel, thanks for reprint, Nov 10, 1936; Letter to H.G. Schenck, thanks for sending the Slodevitch [sic] letter re work in southern Russia, Nov 3 1936; Letter from H.G. Schenck, am enclosing letter from Slodkewitsch [sic] in the U.S.S.R., Oct 19 1936; Letter from E. Minahan at the request of H.G. Schenck, sending a bone specimen of a sloth collected in 1907 in Bahia, Brazil, Oct 7, 1936; Letter to H.G. Schenck, am returning two specimens: a vertebrate tooth and what may be a claw of a giant crab, Oct 5, 1936; The following three letters are stapled together: Letter from H.G. Schenck, am sending additional vertebrate material from Locality 157-A, specimens from Siwalik are a donation to UCMP, Sep 17, 1936; Letter to H.G. Schenck, the specimen you sent from Locality 157-A is a mammal bone but can say no more, Sep 21, 1936; Letter from H.G. Schenck, inquires about teeth sent to Stirton from Locality 157-A along Bear Creek, Santa Cruz County, California, Sep 23, 1936; Letter from Natasha Smith, Albuquerque, New Mexico, sends a five-page typed copy of her paper “Evolution of the Three Inferior Sesamoid Ligaments of the Equine Foot, as Indicated by scars and the possible Importance of these Scars in Identifying Genera and Species” (attached) for reading at the Geological Society of America meeting in Pasadena, Apr 10, 1936; Letter from N. Smith, encloses abstract of her GSA paper (see previous letter), Feb 28, 1936; Postcard from L.S. Russell, Ottawa, Ontario, thanks for the separates you sent, Feb 10, 1936; Letter from G.G. Simpson, the slides were discovered and sent on to you, Jan 20 1936; Invitation to the wedding of G.G. Simpson, to be held on May 27, 1938, [1938]; Letter from H.G. Schenck, asks who published the first graphical tree of the horse, Jan 17, 1936; Letter from Charles W. Gilmore, Smithsonian Museum, United States National Museum, am returning loans of La Brea and McKittrick material, Jan 7, 1936; Postcard from F.X. Schaffer, acknowledging receipt of reprint(s) [?] [ in German], Jun 25, 1935; Postcard from George F. Sternberg, Ashland, Kansas, I will get you your numbers when I return home, Sep 22, 1935; The following postcard and letter are stapled together: Postcard from H.G. Schenck, "Suppose we organize a Tertiary symposium this fall?," Jul 8, 1935; Letter to H.G. Schenck, a Tertiary symposium sounds good, details?, Aug 7, 1935; Letter from J.R. Schultz, opinions re Plesippus, Pliohippus, and Equus, requests a reference to a paper by Schultz on horse relationships, Apr 24, 1935; Letter from Stirton’s secretary (initials A.K.) to J.R. Schultz, Stirton has left for the field, could the reference you seek be "Notes on European Fossil Horses" by Schwarz?, Apr 29, 1935; Letter from Alex Clark, Secretary, Shell Oil Company, Los Angeles, to Mrs. William J. Sinclair, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, on behalf of the Pacific Coast Branch of the Paleontological Society, our heartfelt sympathy on the death of your husband Dr. William J. Sinclair, Apr 19, 1935; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from G.G. Simpson, a discussion re differences in definitions of various geographic and stratigraphic nomenclature, Mar 11, 1935; Letter to G.G. Simpson, more opinions re definitions of geographic and stratigraphic nomenclature, Mar 27, 1935; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from G.G. Simpson, more discussion on geographic and stratigraphic nomenclature, “In most of the literature stratigraphic and faunal names are in fact interchangeable”, Feb 15, 1935; Letter to G.G. Simpson, more discussion and disagreement on faunal and formational names, Feb 19, 1935; The following four letters are stapled together: Letter from G.G. Simpson, in reading your paper (with Teilhard) on Mio-Pliocene correlation, "I find name after name in your correlation and discussion which is either wholly new to me or apparently used in a new sense,” Jan 18, 1935; Letter to G.G. Simpson, indicate the names that are new to you and I will provide my reasons for referring to them as faunas, Jan 23, 1935; Letter from G.G. Simpson, lists 14 names that are entirely new to him. “I want to know what mammals make up each fauna, where they are published (or will be) and how they tie up with the better known faunal and formation names,” Jan 29, 1935; Letter to G.G. Simpson, to help clear up the points in question, I am sending you a carbon of my forthcoming paper, "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas," Feb 7, 1935; Postcard from H.G. Schenck, thanks for your correction of my statement, "It seems to me that with a little cooperation we could propose a satisfactory classification of the Tertiary," Dec 10, 1934; Letter from H.G. Schenck, asks Stirton for his comments on Schenck's statement re a paper by Cook and Cook, Dec 7, 1934; Letter from E.H. Sellards, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin, re publication of a memoir on the fossils from Palo Duro Canyon, May 4, 1934; Letter from E.H. Sellards, re consideration of the contents for the next volume of Contributions to Geology, Jan 29 1934; Note to Science Press, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, apologies for delay in sending my check for Science reprints, Sep 26, 1932; Note from W.J. Sinclair, Princeton, New Jersey, will send papers that may interest you, Dec 22, 1931; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from G.G. Simpson, then doing field work in Patagonia, tells Stirton where he can obtain copies of his separates, heard of W.D. Matthews’ death, Nov 8, 1930; Letter to G.G. Simpson, reply to Simpson’s Nov 8 letter, Dec 26, 1930; Postcard from G. Elliot Smith, Institute of Anatomy, University College, London, thanks for the publications, Aug 8, 1930; Letter from E.H. Sellards, thanks for your paper on the Soricidae from the Barstow Miocene, Sep 16 1930; Letter from E.H. Sellards, thanks for the fossil identifications, please return the specimens, Aug 12, 1930; Letter to Short Short Stories, Liberty Weekly, New York City, sending one of my short short stories in response to your ad, Aug 27, 1929; Letter from R.G. Sproul, Vice President, University of California, notifies Stirton of his appointment as Curator, Vertebrate Collection, UCMP, with a monthly salary of $200, Jun 15, 1929; Postcard from G.E. Smith, thanks for the publications, Jul 7, 1929; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from M.E. Smith, Bowie, Texas, has a portion of a mastodon jaw with teeth which he will sell, Feb 7, 1929; Letter to M.E. Smith, we are interested in your specimen if more material can be recovered from the locality where it was found, Feb 7, 1929; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from M.E. Smith to the Geological Department, University of California, Berkeley, has portion of a mastodon jaw with teeth and other bones, asks that Stirton be informed, Feb 6, 1929; Letter from W.D. Matthews to Stirton in Canadian, Texas, encloses M.E. Smith's letter, Feb 13, 1929; Letter to Geneva Smithe, Secretary, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, apologizes for any misunderstandings about publication exchange, Nov 15, 1928; Letter from G. Smithe, the exchange of publications was to be with the Museum of Zoology, not Mr. Burt personally, Nov 5, 1928; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to G. Smithe, thanks for publications and will send separates to Mr. Burt (list is attached), Oct 31, 1928; Letter from G. Smithe, she will send four papers by Prof. Case on paleontology, Oct 8, 1928; Letter to G.G. Simpson, returning type of Parictis orimaevus Scott which was loaned, Oct 31, 1928; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from R.G. Sproul, notifies Stirton of his appointment as Curator, Vertebrate Collection, UCMP, with an annual salary of $2,400, Apr 11, 1928; Letter from R.G. Sproul to the members of the UC Berkeley faculty, pointing out the advantages of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, Apr 11, 1928; Letter from Wilbur L. Sprong, Los Angeles, California, four-page handwritten letter about his studies and plans, Aug 1, 1926; Letter from W.L. Sprong, three-page handwritten letter about his summer at UCLA, Jul 18, 1926; Page from H.G. Schenck's field notes, 1924 season, fossils from Paicines, California, area, 1924; Letter from J.E. Sharpe, Salinas, California, ex-Marine asks for help finding work, Jun 18, [193?]; Letter to Erich M. Schlaikjer, New York Academy of Sciences, declines membership since he could not take an active interest, no date; Document with Stirton's name that reads “Notice. Letter to Seguin, Mexico, D.F. in the secretary fial,” no date; List of localities signed by Neal Smith, “These localities lie along Calahan Road and between Lonetree Creek and Corral Hollow. Township 43, range 4E, Mt. Diablo Base and Meridian,” describes three localities, no date; Letter from R.G. Sproul to the faculty and employees of the university, voluntary contributions made by UC appointees will be refunded, $37.50 will be refunded to Stirton. On back of letter are diagrams and measurements for some woodworking project, 1932?.
Folder 32: Stirton "S" Correspondence, continued, 1924-1945Add to your cart.
Letter from G.A. Swanquist, San Miguel, El Salvador, clears up a misunderstanding about an aneroid [barometer] that had been left in El Salvador, personal news, Dec 13, 1942; Travel Expense Bill for Stirton to do curatorial work on the Donald R. Dickey Collection at UCLA, Aug 5, 1942; Letter to G.A. Swanquist, expresses concern re Swanquist's missing aneroid barometer, personal news, Oct 29, 1942; Letter from G.A. Swanquist, re the missing aneroid barometer, personal news, Oct 3, 1942; Letter to G.A. Swanquist, re Swanquist's Hayward property and people going to war, Sep 22, 1942; Letter to G.A. Swanquist, re trip home from El Salvador, the aneroid barometer, personal news, Jul 20, 1942; Letter from Chester Stock, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, planning field work north of Bend, Oregon, so requests information about a Miocene [Mascall Formation?] locality there, Jun 14, 1940; Letter from G.A. Swanquist, re Stirton's trip home from El Salvador, the aneroid barometer, a letter of recommendation for Stirton's assistant Santiago Zelaya, and Swanquist's real estate in Hayward, Jun 13, 1942; Letter from J. Willis Stovall, School of Geology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, thanks for the letter of endorsement of a proposed W.P.A. project extension (see Stovall's Jan 23 letter), Feb 13, 1940; Letter to Floyd V. Studer, Amorilla [sic], Texas, no grad students at UCMP can fill the vacancy at West Texas State Teachers College, Sep 4, 1941; Letter to F.V. Studer, letter of endorsement for West Texas State College's W.P.A. project extension (see next letter), Feb 9,  1940; Letter from F.V. Studer [Director, Department of Paleontology, Amarillo, Texas], Panhandle Plains Historical Society Museum on the campus of West Texas State College, Canyon, Texas, request for letter of endorsement for a W.P.A. project extension to collect Triassic and Pleistocene fossils in the Texas panhandle, Feb 6, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from J.W. Stovall, request for letter of endorsement for a W.P.A. project extension to collect and prepare for public exhibition the fossil vertebrates of Oklahoma, Jan 23, 1940; Letter to Ron Stephens, State Administrator, W.P.A., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, letter of endorsement for a W.P.A. project extension (see Stovall's Jan 23 letter), Jan 31, 1940; The following postcard and letter are stapled together: Postcard from Orville Stahl, Madison, Nebraska, can't work at CCC camps anymore and wonders "if you could place me," [postcard is aerial photo of the Madison, Nebraska, CCC camp], Dec 3, 1939; Letter to O. Stahl, UCMP has a large W.P.A. project and has as much help as it could handle, Dec 12 1939; Letter from Charles W. Sternberg, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Gering, Nebraska, has been appointed research collaborator at the monument and asks Stirton to serve as a resource for questions and literature, Jun 1, 1939; Letter to H.G. Stehlin, Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland] sorry to hear about the death of Dr. Helbing and thanks for the publications, Apr 19, 1939; Letter to George Sternberg, Ft. Hayes Normal, Hayes, Kansas, requests locality information for Miohippus and Mesohippus specimens sent to UCMP by the National Museum, Apr 4, 1939; Letter to H.G. Stehlin [in German with English handwritten version stapled to it], will be applying for a National Research Fellowship, would like to work at Stehlin's museum -- if agreeable, please write letter of recommendation to the National Research Council, Dec 30, 1938; Letter to J.W. Stovall, have commented on [Stuart] Johnston's paper, several fossil specimens were broken in transit and "I will keep them here until they can be prepared," Aug 29, 1938; Letter from J.W. Stovall, re Stirton's Sep 16, 1937, offer to "fix up a Smilodon skull for some Captorhinus material," Jan 28, 1938; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from J.W. Stovall, will forward Stuart Johnston's thesis for comment and will send fossils, Jun 28, 1938; Letter to J.W. Stovall, glad to comment on [Stuart] Johnston's thesis, Jun 22, 1938; Letter to C. Stock, asks if Stock or Wilson would give a talk at the Mammal Meetings in Berkeley, Jun 22, 1938; Letter from J.W. Stovall, asks Stirton to check Stuart Johnston's thesis on the Pliocene of North Cita Canyon and to look at the fossils as Johnston is attempting to establish new species and genera, Jun 17, 1938; Letter from C. Stock, specimens from the Sespe are too fragile to ship but we can send detailed measurements, also comments on Hayoceros specimens that Stirton inquired about, May 27, 1938; Letter to C. Stock, asks about Frick's new subgenus Hayoceros from Hay Springs Pleistocene of Nebraska, asks for loan of one or two specimens from Cal Tech's Sespe collection since we "hope to have one panel representing Sespe in the Fair exhibit," May 6 1938; Letter from C. Stock, enclosing a pencil sketch of Texocerus, Apr 26, 1938; Letter from C. Stock, thanks for the badger specimens for Mr. Drescher [loan slip attached], Furlong will forward the type specimen of Capromeryx furcifer on loan from the American Museum, Jan 17, 1938; Letter to C. Stock, "I am sending out the Texidea [sic] teeth from Hemphill and Optima as well as the type of T. nevadensis from Thousand Creek," asks to see the type of Capronerys fucifer [sic], Jan 13, 1938; Letter to R.P. Sundall, Tuolumne, California, thanks for sending in the horse maxilla "which you found in the Marlowe Channel on the old Sunnyside mine property south of Tuolumne City," Dec 3, 1937; Letter from C. Stock, asks to borrow the type specimen of Taxidea nevadensis for a student who is studying badger material from Mexico, Nov 8, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to J.W. Stovall, hard to pull together a complete Smilodon but "Camp suggests that we might be able to fix you up a Smilodon skull for some Captorhinus material," Sep 16, 1937; Letter from J.W. Stovall, would like to "secure from you a mountable specimen of Smilodon" in exchange for Optima material, Captorhinus material, other, Sep 7, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to W.S. Strain, Department of Geology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, the vertebra you sent seems to be that of a bison, Jul 7, 1937; Letter from W.S. Strain, requests identification of a dorsal vertebra, Jun 21, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to Albert [sic] Stone, Fort Bidwell, California, thanks for looking into the mammal (presumed mastodon) find near Fort Bidwell, from your description it sounds like broken up skull bones, Jun 8, 1937; Letter from Elbert Stone, reports on a Fort Bidwell mastodon find, May 31, 1937; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from C. Stock, I too "think there is no sound basis for the genus Stockoceros," musings on Stirton's comments re Capromeryx, May 18, 1937; Letter to C. Stock, received genotype of Ischyrosmilus, negative comments on Frick's paper, May 13, 1937; Letter from C. Stock, interested in your comments on the Frick paper, returning the Ischyrosmilus specimen, Apr 29, 1937; Letter to C. Stock, re a review of the Frick paper, "There are so many things wrong with the paper that one hardly knows where to begin," asks for a sabre of a Smilodon from the Los Angeles Museum, asks for return of Ischyrosmilus, Apr 26, 1937; Letter to C. Stock [with carbon], glad to exchange casts with you, Feb 3, 1937; Letter from C. Stock, requests casts of Protohippus ansae and Pliohippus interpolatus, Mr. Schultz going to Berkeley to study McKittrick material, Jan 20 1937; Letter from C. Stock, requests a copy of Stirton's summary of the Pliocene vertebrate faunas, Jan 3, 1937; Letter from F.V. Studer [on American Central Insurance Company, Indianapolis, letterhead], Superintendent of Agencies Northwest Texas, Amarillo, Texas, thanks for copy of your "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas," Oct 7, 1936; The following three letters are stapled together: Letter from C. Stock, I do not have UCMP's type specimen of Sinclairia, Oct 7, 1936; Letter to C. Stock, do you know the location of UCMP's type specimen of Sinclaria [sic] (No. 1096 UCC), Oct 1, 1936; Letter to C. Stock, thanks for separates, UCMP has a tibia, two metapodials, and a phalanx which are close to Sinclaria [sic], Oct 14, 1936; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from J.W. Stovall, would like to borrow Preptoceras and Euceratherium material for a comparison with new Oklahoma fossils, Sep 18, 1936; Letter to J.W. Stovall, replies that he will send some material for study, Oct 1, 1936; Letter from George F. Sternberg, Fort Hays Kansas State College, hopes the Poebrotherium skull was helpful, Apr 6, 1936; Letter to W.S. Strain, "The question of fellowships … is not in my hands, but I shall turn your letter over to Dr. Chaney, head of the department of paleontology," Feb 26, 1936; Letter from C. Stock, "I wrote to Mr. Hanington and gave him an outline of your qualifications for the  directorship of the museum," Jan 20, 1936; Letter to C. Stock, please send an outline of my qualifications for directorship of the Colorado Museum of Natural History at Denver to Mr. C.H. Hanington, President of the Board of Trustees, Dec 5, 1935; Letter from F.V. Stock, hope to get to the Palo Duro location to complete our geological observations and measurements, Oct 24, 1935; Letter from Lillian Steel, Secretary to Mr. Studer, "it is his [Studer's] plan to finish the section of the canyon at an early date," Sep 24 1935; The following three letters are clipped together: Letter from F.V. Studer, though you went to Beaver instead, you are still welcome to work in the Higgins beds, Jun 14, 1935; Letter from F.V. Studer to M.L. Sebits, Higgins, Texas [two copies], Stirton "would appreciate the privilege of returning to the same fossil beds on your place that he has worked in the past," Jun 6, 1935; Letter from G.E. Myers, Divisional Claims Manager, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co., Berkeley,re Stirton's automobile accident, May 15, 1935; Letter from G.F. Sternberg, sending you a Clidastes skull and some skeletal material in the hope of exchanging it for a saber-toothed cat skull from the tar pits, Apr 20, 1935; Letter from F.V. Studer, hopes to see Stirton this summer should he be passing through Amarillo, Feb 19, 1935; Letter from C. Stock, happy to know that you are following up the San Pedro Valley faunas … I am sorry that we haven't any additional information to offer of such materials in our collection, Feb 4, 1935; Letter from C. Stock, just sent the rodent material that you requested and thanks for sending the Frick Plesippus material, Jan 23, 1935; Letter from F.V. Studer, will continue to send you all material from the Christian ranch locality, C. Stuart Johnston from the college is working in Palo Duro Canyon, Jan 15, 1935; Letter from F.V. Studer, I will get "to the Palo Duro Fossil Bed to get a cross section of the beds," 1934; Letter from C. Stock, am glad that you think the horse teeth may represent a type like Neohipparion gidleyi, sorry to hear that the Pliohippus material is not available, Oct 5, 1934; Letter from F.V. Studer, am enclosing another copy of "our" article, a date is set to get the section and geological information, Oct 1, 1934; Letter to C. Stock, planning to write a report on mammalian fossils in the Orinda, Siesta and Pinole Tuff, asks for a loan of two teeth found in the Petaluma Formation, Sep 24, 1934; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter to C. Stock, the Petaluma horse teeth should be referred to Neohipparion gidleyi, our specimens of Pliohippus francescans are on loan to Mr. Frick but we'll try to get them back for you, Sep 4 [sic], 1934; Letter from C. Stock, am mailing the two teeth from the Petaluma region, asks to loan the Pliohippus specimens, Sep 28, 1934; Letter from Lillian Steele, Secretary to F.V. Studer, Mr. Studer is on vacation, we have a copy of the [Christian Ranch] manuscript here, Aug 20, 1934; Letter to F.V. Studer, "We seem to be having a terrible time getting our Christian Ranch faunal paper published," Aug 16, 1934; Letter from F.V. Studer, misunderstandings regarding the publication of our paper on the fossils from the Palo Duro, Aug 8, 1934; The following five letters are stapled together: Letter from F.V. Studer, just returned from a trip to Mineral Wells and points south, met H.R. Jack who gave permission to work beds near where we found our Palo Duo fossils, believes Dr. Sellards would publish our paper, May 2, 1934; Letter from F.V. Studer [on Crazy Water Hotel, MIneral Wells, Texas, stationery] the college wishes to establish departments of archaeology and paleontology, [May? Mar?] 23, [no year]; Letter from F.V. Studer, re the addition of a department of archaeology at West Texas Teachers College in Canyon, would like to publish their article on the new horse locally, Jul 2, 1934; Letter from F.V. Studer to Curt Hesse, Martin, South Dakota, invites Hesse to apply for the new teaching position in archaeology at West Texas State Teachers College at Canyon [page with qualifications attached, plus two copies of letter], Jun 30, 1934; Letter to F.V. Studer, I enclose a letter from Dr. Sellards explaining why we did not get our paper into the Texas Bulletin, we need that geographic and geological information [no attachment], Jul 26, 1934; Letter from Lillian Steele, Secretary to F.V. Studer, Mr. Studer has gone to Mineral Wells but I will forward your letter, Apr 20, 1934; Letter from F.V. Studer, asks Stirton to write out some data about their soon-to-be-published paper for the local press, Feb 12, 1934; Letter from F.V. Studer, I am sure that Dr. Sellards is willing to publish our article, Feb 12, 1934; Letter from F.V. Studer, [Curt] Hesse "would have a good chance" should he apply [for the teaching position in archaeology?], Feb 12, 1934; Letter from Lillian Steele, Secretary to F.V. Studer, requests that Camp, VanderHoof, and Hesse provide data regarding "the number of visits ... to this section," Feb 5, 1934; Letter from C. Stock, am sending the specimens you asked for, Mr. Wilson is working on a Pliocene fauna from the Owyhee region in eastern Oregon and finds beaver material that is also represented in the Rattlesnake and Rome [Formations?], Feb 20, 1933; Letter from F.V. Studer, looking for a good zoologist to identify and classify bones from various Indian ruins -- would you or your students be willing to look the material over?, Aug 5, 1932; Letter from F.V. Studer, asks for copies of all of Stirton's published material for Studer's library, Jun 23, 1932; Letter from F.V. Studer [to Stirton in Miami, Texas], a copy of Dr. Gidley's report is attached [no attachment], Apr 19, 1932; Letter from Lillian Parks, Secretary to F.V. Studer, Mr. Studer has not sent you the material he found in Palo Duro Canyon, Studer has found another site within 35 miles of Amarillo containing horse, camel, carnivore and mastodon or elephant, Mar 6, 1931; Letter to F.V. Studer, did not receive the mammalian remains from Palo Duro Canyon that you said you'd send, Feb 24, 1931; Letter to George D. Stirton, Effingham, Kansas, thanks for sending the six mink skeletons, Feb 24, 1931; Letter from F.V. Studer, thanks for your (W.D. Matthew and Stirton's) new publication "Equidae from the Pliocene of Texas," Jan 16, 1931; Letter from F.V. Studer, thanks for your comments on the fish skull, Jan 16, 1931; Letter from G.F. Sternberg [handwritten letter], "It was with the deepest of regret that I learned of Dr. Matthews death," [Oct?] 14, 1930; Telegram from C. Stock, "Will look up Sternberg data on my return next week," Sep 6, 1930; Letter to C. Stock, Loye Miller is here working on the McKittrick material collected by Sternberg and purchased by Annie Alexander, do you have Sternberg's locality information?, Sep 1, 1930; Letter to F.V. Studer, based on your photostatic prints, the fish skull is apparently the genus Lepidotus from the Cretaceous, Dec 31, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, what are your thoughts re the enclosed photostatic prints of a fossil fish [no prints]?, Dec 3, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, requests help re forms used in cataloging for the new Panhandle Plains Historical Society Museum -- can you "outline a system which we may adopt," Dec 3, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, sending a box of specimens from various locations, including Harding Ranch in Palo Duro Canyon, Bivins ("I think this is the exact spot that George Shumard mentioned in his trip with Marcey through the Panhandle in 1849"), Wolf Creek, and Dry Creek, Nov 8, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, thanks for the saber-toothed cat skull and jaw, Nov 8, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, plan to send "the horse (?) material from the Bivins Ranch north of Amarillo" as well as specimens from the Harding Ranch in Palo Duro Canyon (Triassic) and more, Oct 20, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, I'm pleased "to know that the seed which Mr. Chamberlain found and gave to me" is of interest -- you may keep it and "a specimen from the fauna we find in Northwest Texas" would be nice in exchange, like a saber-toothed cat skull, Oct 13, 1930; The following two letters are clipped together: Letter from F.V. Studer, found a very productive Triassic locality this summer, Sep 12, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, will loan you the plant bud [seed] which Mr. Chamberlaln found on the Lewis Ranch, will send fossil bones from the Bivins Ranch about 18 miles north of Amarillo, Sep 12, 1930; The following four letters are stapled together: Letter to F.V. Studer, I am sending you some real Japanese rice paper, use plaster instead of flower [sic] paste on your burlap strips for greater strength, sent you labels for your specimens last year, will seek to organize field work in Donley County through UC, if you loan me the plant bud given to you by Will Chamberlain then Chaney could identify it, Aug 12, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, the Teleoceras jaw and mastodon tusk make wonderful museum specimens, please "write some material to be placed on cards" for several of our specimens, Aug 4, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, reply to Stirton's July 17 letter, hope that we will "have you with us in Texas permanently," re plans for a new Panhandle Plains Historical Museum at Canyon and a parent museum at the State University, Aug 4, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, please look over the enclosed rice papers and let me know which you'd recommend for specimens, Aug 4, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, thanks for the four booklets autographed by you (the author), Jul 28, 1930; Letter to F.V. Studer, A.H. Deen has been made associate professor of paleontology at the University of Texas and he asked me if I'd be interested in the vertebrate position at the new Museum in Austin when it is built, would you be interested in doing a geologic and paleontological survey of Donley County, W.D. Matthew is in serious condition, Jul 17, 1930; Letter from Lillian Parks, Secretary to F.V. Studer, Clyde Coffee died recently, Mr. Studer asks for rice paper or information on where he can get it, Jul 12, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, asks for a written statement re the worthwhile work of the Panhandle Plains Historical Society to be used for propaganda and publicity, photos are enclosed [no photos], Jun 19, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, am sending you three teeth found in a new and rich mammal site -- will try to get you permission to work the site, Jun 1, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer [handwritten letter], re his return from a visit to Stirton at Alanreed, Texas, Jun 10, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer [writes to Stirton in Higgins, Texas], looking forward to your visit to Amarillo, Jun 6, 1930; Letter to F.V. Studer, will send him separates as they are published, provides label text for his museum's "Sabre-Tooth Tiger," Pliocene Horse, Pliocene Camels, Long Limbed Rhinoceros the last three being from Coffee Ranch, Hemphill County, Texas, Mar 18, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, asks if any evidence of saber-toothed cat was found on Stirton's Texas expedition, asks for the popular and scientific name of each species of fossil animals found at Stirton's main quarry, a ranchman found a fine phytosaur skull, Mar 12, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, thanks for sending the saber-tooth, horse  and camel teeth, have phytosaur material for Camp -- camel material for you -- if you're interested, do you want some of the shale containing Permian or Triassic footprints, please write out material for display cards to go with specimens, Mar 5, 1930; Letter to F.V. Studer, VanderHoof working on UCMP exhibits, identifies some specimens sent by Studer, will send Studer Smilodon, camel, and horse teeth, Feb 28, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, asks if the phytosaur specimens he sent had been received, Feb 20, 1930; Letter from F.V. Studer, asks for two different fossil horse teeth and two different camel teeth "which are found in our section," asks for a tooth from a saber-toothed cat, is sending teeth of a Triassic reptile and Permian salamander-like footprints in shale, Dec 11, 1929; Letter from F.V. Studer, returning Stirton's manuscript "History of the Land Vertebrates in North America," is willing to 'bird-dog' for W.D. Matthew in the Texas panhandle territory if he likes, Feb 27, 1929; Letter to C. Stock, I gave Mr. Furlong No. 27720 in exchange for an oreodon specimen from Sespe, "let me know what the specimen represents and the locality" so I can give it a locality number, am sending the type of Aplodontia alexandrae today, Nov 11, 1929; Letter to Standard Oil Company, San Francisco, asks what they would like done re the disposition of the Mylodon vertebra and Felis atrox femur and humerus which they had sent, if a new locality "it may be worth some careful collecting," Apr 5, 1929; The following eight letters and documents are stapled together: Letter to Stirton ("Dear Sonny") from his father ("Dad") [handwritten], personal news, will be getting an office at Cal Tech [studies birds?], Jun 15-17, 22, [no year]; Letter to Stirton from his father [handwritten on Donald R. Dickey, 514 Lester Avenue, Pasadena, letterhead], is apparently "raring to get back to Salvador" with his son, [no date]; Letter to Stirton from his sister Eva [handwritten], Effingham, Kansas, personal news, Oct 25, 1931; Letter to Stirton' cousin George D. Stirton, Horton, Kansas, "Dickey plans another trip to the tropics" (Costa Rica), am working on exchanges of skeletal material with foreign museums so send me all the mammal skeletons you get this winter, Aug 27, 1929; Letter from Alden H. Miller, Director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, "to whom it may concern," letter of introduction for Stirton re his expedition to El Salvador (expedition is sponsored by the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology), Oct 15, 1941; Certificate of Honorable Dismissal or Leave of Absence (from the University of California, Berkeley) signed by Thomas B. Steel, Recorder of the Faculties, certifies that Stirton, a student at UC Berkeley, is granted an indefinite leave of absence, Jan 31, 1933; Telegram to Stirton from his brother Charles E. Stirton, "Dad is in hospital in a serious condition ... come if you possibly can," Aug 2, 1927; Stirton to his brother C.E. Stirton, personal news, likely that I'll be going on an expedition to the Bering Straits from May through October 1, Mar 17, 1931; The following two letters are clipped together: Letter from G.A. Swanquist, Butters Divisadero Co., Divisadero, El Salvador, hopes the Wells Fargo Bank will be able to sell the gold buttons and am attaching a letter to Wells Fargo with instructions, Sep 29, 1927; Letter from G.A. Swanquist to Wells Fargo Bank and Union Trust Company, San Francisco, since the U.S. Mint is not interested in the gold buttons, please kindly sell them elsewhere with the proceeds to go to my account, Sep 29, 1927; Letter from G.A. Swanquist, please turn these four gold buttons over to Wells Fargo in San Francisco, have them sell them to the U.S. Mint, and deposit the proceeds in my account [a receipt from Wells Fargo for the deposited gold buttons and dated Sep 3, 1937, is attached], Jul 5, 1927; Letter from G.A. Swanquist [Stirton may be in El Salvador at this time], preparations for Stirton's visit, Jun 10, 1927; Letter from F.B. Sumner, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, I enclose a copy of a cable message I sent yesterday, May 16, 1927; The following two letters are stapled together: Letter from F.B. Sumner to Donald R. Dickey, Pasadena, California, Dr. Grinnell tells me that Stirton is collecting for you in Central America -- might he be interested in a three-year assistantship to help me with my work on Peromyscus, May 5, 1927; Letter from D.R. Dickey to F.B. Sumner, recommends Stirton for the assistant position and is forwarding a copy of Sumner's letter to Stirton in San Salvador, El Salvador, May 9, 1927; Letter with cable content [see subsequent notation] from F.B. Sumner to Stirton in El Salvador, offers Stirton the assistantship to help with genetic studies of mice at La Jolla, May 15, 1927; Cable from F.B. Sumner to Stirton at the Hotel Astoria, San Salvador, El Salvador, [same text as above, two handwritten notes on the cable], May 16, 1927.
Folder 33: Stirton "T" Correspondence, 1926-1944Add to your cart.
Income Tax form 1040, Stirton's net income for 1942 was $2,384.25, [no date, probably early 1943]; Transcript copies (in an 8.25 x 5.5 inch envelope), Stirton's courses/grades while working on his Masters at the University of Kansas, Dec 29, 1938; Photo print of William Gordon Huff's chart showing the evolution of the vertebrates, measures 8.875 x 5.375 inches, [no date]; Postcard from S. Tokunaga, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, thanks for sending me a copy of "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas," Oct 10, 1936; Registered envelope (empty) addressed to Stirton from J.M. Tucker, Oakland, California, Oct 13, 1942; Letter to Thomas F. Thompson, Chief, Geology Section, Special Engineering Division, Panama Canal Zone, "I have been granted a Guggenheim fellowship to study the vertebrate Paleontology of Colombia," would it be worth my flying to Panama to go over the Cucuracha [sic] Formation with you in search of a lower Miocene fauna?, May 18, 1944; Letter from T.F. Thompson, found a reference to vertebrate bones collected in 1911 from the Culebra Formation, Aug 7, 1943; Letter to John Tucker, Oakland, California, I am participating in an interdepartmental symposium and have been asked to "present the Life Zone concept as it might be applied in the tropics," could you "give me a little more information on the plants from the so-called Zones that vanRossem used in his 'Birds of El Salvador,'" Jul 13, 1943; Letter to J. Tucker, I understand that you are still working in the shipyards, I received a refund on your ticket with the United Fruit Company, May 17, 1943; Letter from T.F. Thompson, I am planning to make another collecting trip to a locality where bones of Diceratherium were collected—this is near the contact of the Culebra Formation (marine) and the Cucaracha Formation (terrestrial), Mar 25, 1943; Letter to L.A. Tarbet, Standard Oil Company, Los Angeles, California, thanks for the map and chart, I shall be glad to examine any fossils you found and if you care to send them to the museum, Mar 9, 1943; Letter from L.A. Tarbet, on the stratigraphy of the Imperial Valley, the bone fragments you mentioned in your letter are "redistributed fragments in the Borrego formation" that may have originated in the Alverson Canyon Formation, Mar 1, 1943; Letter fro T.F. Thompson, thoughts on mammalian migration between South and North America, "Do you suppose there is any chance of finding Tertiary vertebrates in western Colombia or Equador?" Feb 23, 1943; Letter to L.A. Tarbet, re bone fragments found in the Palm Springs Formation in the Split Mountain area, Feb 22, 1943; Letter from J. Tucker, I went right to work at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden but found a letter from the draft board waiting for me, Jun 24, 1942; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from P. Teilhard de Chardin, Institut de Geo-Biologie, Peking, China, a discussion of Chinese beavers, particularly Siphneus, Jul 24, 1941; (2) Letter to P. Teilhard de Chardin, thanks for sending the Siphneus specimens, thoughts on your Chinese beaver specimens, Sep 17, 1941; Letter from Fuyuji Takai, Geological Institute, Faculty of Science, Imperial University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, I would like copies of your papers on Tertiary and Quaternary mammals, Jun 15, 1941; Letter from Tad Trotter, Lafayette, California (on Providence Hospital, Oakland, California, letterhead), you've probably been huddled in the cook tent for the past week because of all the rain, Mar 3, 1938; Letter from F.E.T., Department of Geology, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, College Station, Texas, re getting access to the Francis collection that keeps moving around, Oct 11, 1937; The following three letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to Travis M. Tyrrell, U.S. Forest Service, Berry Creek, California, can you help us locate the Mr. Rothenbuhl who wrote to our chief preparator?, Mar 11, 1937; (2) Letter from J. Rothenbuhl to Christman (UCMP preparator), directions to a fossil bone locality at Hartman Bar/Marble Cone northeast of Oroville, Aug 22, 1929; (3) Letter from Travis M. Tyrrell, District Ranger, United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Plumas National Forest, Berry Creek, California, I do not know Mr. Rothenbuhl but you can drive to within a couple miles of Marble Cone -- I would be happy to take you in once the road clears, Mar 15, 1937; Letter to Malcolm R. Thorpe, Curator, Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, thanks for the casts that you sent, "you are welcome to keep the oreodons," Feb 17, 1937; Letter to the Editor of Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie ind Paläontologie, Stuttgart, Germany, "enclosed please find abstracts of my last papers," Dec 3, 1936; Letter (with receipt clipped to it: "Shipment No. 95 has been received at Peabody Museum …") from M.R. Thorpe, thanks for the fossil casts including the Synthetoceras, we will get your requested casts made and shipped to you as fast as we can, Mar 27, 1936; Letter from Dix Teachenor, Kansas City Life Insurance Co., Kansas City, Missouri, please write a letter of congratulations to Charles D. Bunker of the University of Kansas Museum for his 65th birthday and 40th year with the museum, Dec 3, 1935; Letter from M.R. Thorpe, if you come to the New York meetings I would be happy to show you any of our material, I would like photographs of your Metoreodon skulls, Oct 23, 1935; Letter from M.R. Thorpe, you may be interested in supposedly fossiliferous land in Texas -- thousands of acres of territory for which petroleum geologist H.A. Fonville of Seymour, Texas, holds the leases, Oct 11, 1935; Letter from T. Wingate Todd, Laboratory of Anatomy, Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, thanks for the six reprints, Sep 3, 1935; Letter from Cordell Duvrell(?), Theta Tau, Epsilon Chapter, University of California, Berkeley, California, "I wish to thank you for your gifts to our library," Oct 19, 1934; Letter to P.A. Taverner, National Museum of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, thanks for your kind offer to loan us your alcoholic gannet material but Mr. Compton has made arrangements to borrow a skeleton from another museum, Sep 18, 1934; Letter from P.A. Taverner, we have no gannet skeletal material but "we have some alcoholic material, adult and nestling," Sep 10, 1934; Letter to P.A. Taverner, I would like to borrow two skulls of adult gannets as a co-worker, L.V. Compton, wishes to "compare certain fossil bird material with specimens of the present-day Gannet," Aug 24, 1934; Letter from P. Teilhard de Chardin, response to Stirton's inquiries about Chinese Paracamelus, Machairodus, Sinocastor, and Hipparion, Jan 31, 1934; Letter from T.W. Todd, thanks for the reprints on the Fish Lake Valley and on Sphenophalos, Jan 3, 1933; Letter to Robert C. Thorne, Ouray, Utah, glad to receive your letter "with the information concerning the collections which were recently purchased from you," Feb 24, 1931; Letter to R.C. Thorne, we are entering your purchased collection in our catalogue but do not have the list of your first shipment, field numbers 1-19 -- "can you give us these localities, and a list of same," Jan 12, 1931; Letter from T.W. Todd, thanks for the Sorex reprint, Aug 28, 1930; Letter to M.R. Thorpe, we are very happy with the Marsh picks and thanks "for referring my letter to the company as you did," Apr 22, 1928; Letter to M.R. Thorpe, Dr. Matthew tells me that you could tell me where I could purchase a half dozen Marsh picks for use in prospecting, Apr 3, 1928; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter from Edward H. Taylor, Dyche(?) Museum, Lawrence, Kansas, local news, Jun 4, 1927; (2) Letter from E.H. Taylor, local news and gossip, Apr 4-5, [no year]; Letter from I. Maclaren Thompson, Anatomical Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California, references and advice re Stirton's interest in perhaps using the "osmic acid method" on mammals, Oct 13, 1927; Letter from Frederic W. Taylor, Director General de Agricultura, San Salvador, El Salvador, I am sending you the boots, cotton, and some mail care of Pohl and Milner, Jan 7,, 1927; Letter from F.W. Taylor, Mr. Dickey told me that you'd be coming down here, Aug 27, 1926; Letter from F.W. Taylor to vanRossem, I will get Jose on our payroll, local news, Jun 29, 1926.
Folder 34: Stirton "U" Correspondence, 1930-1944Add to your cart.
The following four letters are clipped together: (1) Letter to the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Adjutant General Office, Washington, DC, Stirton's request to be a parasitologist for the Army, qualifications provided, Mar 19, 1943; (2) Letter from David F. Smallhorst, First Lieutentant, Sanitary Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Washington, DC, received your letter and am submitting your name to the Officer Procurement Service, upon completion of your application it will be submitted "to proper authorities to decide if your qualifications are applicable to the duties of the medical entomologists, as required by the Sanitary Corps, Army of the United States," Mar 25, 1943; (3) Letter of support from A.J. van Rossem, Curator of Collections, Department of Zoology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, re Stirton's role in El Salvador as sanitation controller for the expedition, Apr 7, 1943; (4) Letter to the War Department, Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Washington, DC, description of how Stirton is brushing up on his parasitology, Apr 12, 1943; Document outlining a "proposed program of Visual Education for the schools of California" put together by William Gordon Huff, Ray Strong, and Stirton, [no date, but the document states that the program has been set aside for the duration of the war]; Postcard from A. Smith Woodward, Hayward Heath, Sussex, England, thanks for your paper on using fossil mammals for Pliocene correlations, Mar 20, 1944; Postcard from the Educational Department, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, we are sending you a complimentary copy of Schuchert and Dunbar's "Outlines of Historical Geology," [no date, but replying to a letter of May 24]; Announcement of a Stirton zoology seminar on "Teeth and food habits of Tertiary horses," to be held on Friday, April 21 [probably 1944]; Booklet (eight pages) entitled "University of California, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Expedition Outfit List," "Check-list of equipment and supplies likely to be required on a field trip, compiled from lists of materials used on expeditions made during the past twenty-five years," Apr 15, 1934; Questionnaire re a payroll deduction plan for the purchase of United States War Bonds by University employees, Apr 30, 1942; Announcement of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's Vertebrate Review program for fall of 1937, Stirton will present the first talk -- a review of Childs Frick's "Horned Ruminants," [1937]; Letter to R.M. Underhill, Secretary, Regents of the University of California, Berkeley, California, "I accept appointment as Principal Museum Curator, Lecturer in Paleontology, and Honorary Curator of the Dickey Collection of Mammals for the period July 1, 1945 to June 30, 1946 with salary at a rate of $3,000 per annum," Jul 13, 1945; Letter to the United States Geological Survey, San Francisco, California, please send me professional paper 160, Feb 5, 1931; Postcard announcing the Nov 27, 1940, meeting of the U.C.G.S. (Grinnell Society) in Bacon Hall, the speaker will be G.D. Louderback, [no date]; Card announcing that "effective February first all business transactions formerly conducted with Williams, Dimond & Co. as agents for United Fruit Company should from that date be conducted with United Fruit Company," Los Angeles, California, [no date]; Letter from Lester C. Uren, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, to R.J. Dearborn, President, Texaco Development Corporation, New York City, I enclose a letter from R.A. Stirton re a prospective oil producing area that he discovered in the course of his field work in El Salvador, Feb 5, 1944; Letter to L.C. Uren, information describing the oil producing area in El Salvador, if any company should care to develop the prospect "we [Stirton and geologist William K. Gealey] should receive some reward for our effort," Jan 24, 1944; Letter from R.M. Underhill, the Regents wish to express their appreciation for your gift of the Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences and three volumes of Occasional Papers of the Academy, Nov 22, 1943; Letter from R.M. Underhill, "you have been appointed Curator of Mammals, Honorary Curator of Mammals of the Donald R. Dickey Collection, Los Angeles and Lecturer in Paleontology for the period July 1, 1943 to June 30, 1944 with salary at the rate of $2,820 per annum," Jul 2, 1943; Letter from F.W. Maher, Division Passenger Agent, United Fruit Company, Passenger Traffic Department, New Orleans, Louisiana, "in connection with your trip to Guatemala in 1942, "we have been successful in recovering the commission from the Agent" so I am enclosing checks in the amount of $7.80 for you, Milton Hildebrand, Joseph Marshall, William Gealey, and John Tucker, May 11, 1943; Letter from R.M. Underhill, this is to let you know that you've "been given an additional appointment as Lecturer in Paleontology without salary for the year 1942-43," Aug 26, 1942; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to R.M. Underhill, I am undertaking another expedition to El Salvador and I am wondering if the Office of the President can help provide a furlough for our photographer Norman B. Herkenham, Sep 13, 1941; (2) Letter from Robert Sproul, since Herkenham is not an employee of the University we cannot ask for a furlough but I suggest you write to Admiral C.W. Nimitz, Sep 18, 1941; Letter from Samuel T. Farquhar, Secretary, Editorial Committee, University of California Press, Berkeley, California, your manuscript "Phylogeny of North American Equidae" cannot be published this year due to lack of funds, Jun 21, 1938; Letter from R.M. Underhill, "you have been appointed Curator, Vertebrate Collection, Museum of Paleontology beginning July 1, 1935, with salary at the rate of $201.87 per month," Jun 21, 1935; Letter from R.M. Underhill, "you have been appointed Curator, Vertebrate Collection, Museum of Paleontology beginning July 1, 1933 with salary at the rate of $201.87 per month," Jul 12, 1933.
Folder 35: Stirton "V" Correspondence, 1928-1944Add to your cart.
Letter to A.J. van Rossem, would you please write a letter of recommendation for me to go along with my application for a commission in the Medical Corps as a Medical Entomologist, Apr 3, 1943; Note (in an envelope) from A.J. van Rossem, Los Angeles, California, "I found this in some junk and thought it might be of some use," [envelope postmarked Apr 23, 1941]; Letter from Mario Lewy van Séveren, Director of the Laboratories of the Department of Agriculture of El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador, to the Examiner, "This Phtographs [sic] are sended to be used in a study of the Geology and Paleontology of El Salvador, made by a Scientific comision [sic] of the University of California," [no date]; Letter from van (van Rossem?) to Lillian Stirton, Donald Dickey Collections, Department of Zoology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, mostly personal news, Nov 2, 1944; Letter to Herbert von Wangenheim, Essex Post Office, California, a student told me that you had found some fossil bones in the Big Horn mine -- I would like more details of the discovery and the exact location, Feb 22, 1943; Letter to A.J. van Rossem, Los Angeles, California, some traps were lost in El Salvador and I have sent the insurance company refund to the Dickey collection at UCLA, Feb 22, 1943; Letter to V.L. VanderHoof, Concord, California, I'd like to hold on to your projector a bit longer as I have to give a talk at Stanford, Nov 5, 1942; Letter to Van (VanderHoof?), I have to do a presentation for the Grinnell Society so would you please send me the Dickey lantern slides, Aug 8, 1942; Letter to M.L. van Séveren, update on the doings of the El Salvador expedition crew, Jul 22, 1942; Letter to A.J. van Rossem, I will be down in Los Angeles next week to talk about the mammal collection, Jul 20, 1942; Letter from M.L. van Séveren (in Spanish), something about sending more photos under separate cover, Jun 2, 1942; Letter to A.J. van Rossem, leaving for New Orleans on Thursday and hope to join our equipment in El Salvador, I am grateful for the numerous traps you sent us, Oct 31, 1941; Letter from van Rossem, I am sending you mouse and rat traps by express today, Oct 21, 1941; Letter to A.J. van Rossem from E. Raymond Hall, I am returning the loaned muskrat and two porcupine skulls, Apr 28, 1941; Letter from A.J. van Rossem, sorry you didn't get the Guggenheim, El Salvador trip cost estimates, we have millions of traps that you are welcome to take, Apr 4, 1941; The following three documents are stapled together: (1) Letter to A.J. van Rossem, I didn't get the Guggenheim for a return trip to El Salvador but I am going anyway, what were our expenses for the six months you and I were there?, Mar 14, 1941; (2) Letter to A.J. van Rossem, please bundle up the traps and send them to MVZ, ideas re where to set up camp in El Salvador, Oct 3, 1941; (3) Postcard from A.J. van Rossem, I think you have to request the traps from the Comptroller before I can send them up, Oct 15, 1941; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, Department of Zoology, University of California, Los Angeles, California, teaching summer session down here, Friday [no date]; (2) Letter to V.L. VanderHoof, department news, Jul 7, 1939; Letter to Lieutenant L.G. Viani, Hubbard Ranch Camp #1685, Wells, Nevada, thanks for the hospitality while we were near your camp, Jun 1, 1939; Letter to Stirton in Hawthorne, Nevada, from V.L. VanderHoof, hope you can collect the bison skeleton at Imlay, okay if I catalogue and retray the McKittrick collection?, Apr 26, 1939; Letter from Lucille Van Swearingen, Lawrence, Kansas, are you the Reuben Stirton who worked in the Eldridge Hotel dining room when I worked there while attending business college?, Mar 18, 1936; Letter from CJH (Curtis Hesse?) to E.C. Voorhies in 202 Giannini Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California, outline of the work to be done by student employees under the FERA program, Jul 29, 1935; Letter from A.J. van Rossem, Vertebrate Zoology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, I will be the Curator of Birds at San Diego for the next six months at least, Feb 5, 1935; Letter from A.J. van Rossem, personal stuff, Dec 4, 1934; Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, dealing with your Texas collections here, other collections news, Jul 30, 1932; Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, good to hear that you're having good luck in the field, a group here is about to head off to St. Johns, I will clean up the older St. Johns material and the Rancho La Brea stuff too, I'm working on sectioning Camp's Captorhinus skull, I am sending you info on the Goodnight Beds, Apr 26, 1932; Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, Sam Welles was anxious about the WPA so I turned it over to him, hope to get back to indexing the bibliography, Jul 21, [no year]; Letter from A.J. van Rossem, glad to hear that you and Burt will be publishing on the "Rats of El Salvador," hope you get the Guggenheim, the Dickey collection has been transferred to UCLA, [no date]; Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, Arlemont, Nevada, haven't found much except for the Tephrocyon, I'll be coming home via Carson, won't be going to Cedar Mountain -- "Miss A + K [Alexander and Kellogg] spent two weeks there before coming to see me and they didn't find anything," [no date]; The following four letters are clipped together: (1) Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, Miami, Texas, enclosed is a bill of lading for a box of material including a dog jaw and a nice Pliohippus skull, Jul 14, 1929; (2) Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, sending you a large and heavy box containing a skull of Aphelops, Prosthenops mandible, and some dog lowers, Jul 3, 1929; (3) Letter from Curt (Curtis Hesse?), "I think our new quarters [Hearst Mining Building] will be much better," "Chaney will be in the department next year," news re the museum and current field work, May 23, 1931; (4) Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, Berkeley, California, descriptions and localities for our specimens (Aphelops, Merychippus), preparing to move the collections to the new building, May 23, 1931; Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, Miami, Texas, enclosed is a bill of lading for our last shipment of fossil material, Jun 26, 1929; The following two documents are clipped together: (1) Telegram from V.L. VanderHoof, Canadian, Texas, "Back in Canadian working twenty bring heavy awls if you come still have same house," Apr 18, 1929; (2) Note from V.L. VanderHoof, leave for Higgins tomorrow to get the dog skull, more stuff in the box I'm sending you, [no date]; Letter to V.L. VanderHoof, Canadian, Texas, please send the stuff that Joe and I collected pronto, don't pack fossils in the expensive cotton meant for recent stuff, Apr 4, 1929; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter to V.L. VanderHoof, unpacked your material from locality 27 that included a Stegomastodon skull and Mylodon tibia -- please find more so we can determine the age of the site, Mar 29, 1929; (2) Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, Canadian, Texas, field news, Mar 25, 1929; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter to V.L. VanderHoof, a collection from Optima will be of great value, hit locality 20 hard for the rest of the month and then spend two weeks at Optima, tell Joe to keep up the good work re collecting recent material and especially skeletons for Grinnell, Mar 19, 1929; (2) Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, Canadian, Texas, field report, Mar 14, 1929; Letter from V.L. VanderHoof, Guymon, Oklahoma, shipping more material to you by freight, sorry about using the expensive cotton to pack fossils, "if I can get it, I'm going to send a large amount of Optima material by express within two weeks," Apr 7, 1928.
Folder 36: Stirton "W,Y,Z" Correspondence, 1926-1944Add to your cart.
MVZ loan receipts (3) accompanied by a note to Stirton from M.W. Wythe, "Please will you keep these copies in your files until loans are returned," receipts are dated Feb 1, 1937; Letter (in its envelope) from D.O. Wilson (Stirton's cousin), Camp Parks, Colorado, Navy news, Sep 10, 1943; Letter (in its envelope) from D.O. Wilson, San Francisco, California (written on a ship in the southwest Pacific), Navy and personal news, Dec 4, 1943; Card (V-mail) from Private T.E. White, New York City, thoughts on the morphological nomenclature of teeth, [no date but probably 1943 -- see the Feb 26, 1943, letter from Stirton to White]; Postcard from E.M. Wilcoxon, Librarian, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, thanks for the copy of "Nevada Miocene and Pliocene mammalian faunas as faunal units," Sep 18, 1940; Postcard from S.S. Woodward, Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, thanks for the copy of your paper on the Development of Horse Teeth, Mar 5, 1943; Postcard from T.E. White, Cambridge, Massachusetts, thanks for the reprints, "the Valentine Problem looks as though it might become interesting," Sep 22, 1939; Postcard from L.E.W. [Leslie E. Wilson], Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "This expedition is too tired to walk," Aug 16, 1939; Postcard from A.P. Waters, Palo Alto, California, thanks for your paper on "Significance of Tertiary mammal faunas," Mar 7, 1939; Postcard from W.P. Woodring, United States Geological Survey, Washington, DC, thanks for your separate on Pliocene mammalian faunas, Oct 9, 1936; Postcard from E.M. Wilcoxon, thanks for the reprints on "Notes on some late Tertiary and Pleistocene antilocaprids" and "Significance of Tertiary mammalian faunas in holarctic correlation with especial reference to the Pliocene in California," Mar 14, 1939; Postcard from Horace Elmer Wood, Newark, New Jersey, please send me all criticisms of my report, Dec 1, 1939; Postcard from H.E. Wood, Ely, Nevada, I'll be arriving at the University of California a few days later than originally planned, Jul 7, 1938; Letter from C.C. Young, Department of Amphibians and Reptiles, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, I'm sorry I will miss you when I go to Berkeley [Stirton will be in South America], I should like to know the latest on Cenozoic stratigraphy, Jun 6, 1944; Letter from Alexander Wetmore, Assistant Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, Washington, DC, heard you were back from Central America, happy to give you a recommendation should you apply for a commission in the medical group, how the war is affecting life and staff at the Smithsonian, Apr 6, 1943; Letter from Sam P. Welles, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, California, sending you a box of specimens to identify, Vokes found a productive locality five miles north of Orin, Wyoming, awaiting Camp's second shipment from Africa, "I have just sent in a report on our W.P.A. work and am asking for a continuation of the project next year at practically twice the present personnel, the dinosaur bones found by Allen Bennison near Tracy, Jun 24, 1936; The following four letters are clipped together: (1) Letter to Clarence Walden, Gridley Union High School, Gridley, California, thanks for sending the fossil bone -- it is the cannon bone of the Pliocene horse Equus proversus, Jun 2, 1944; (2) Letter from C. Walden, I am sending you the fossil bone that I mentioned in my earlier letter along with a clipping from the Gridley Herald, May 31, 1944; (3) Letter to C. Walden, we shall be glad to identify the fossil bone found at a depth of 100 feet, May 25, 1944; (4) Letter from C. Walden, a student found a long bone in a drilled well -- could you identify it if I sent it to you?, May 22, 1944; Letter to John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York City, thanks for the complimentary copy of Schuchert and Dunbar's "Textbook of Geology" Part II, May 16, 1944; Letter to John Wiley and Sons, Inc., could you send me a sample copy of the new edition of Schuchert and Dunbar's "A Textbook of Geology" Part II - Historical Geology, Apr 26, 1944; Letter from S.P. Welles, have made 11 casts of the Placerias skull and will work on the big bison next, meeting with the Fair Committee re Huff's exhibit design, other local news, Mar 10, 1938; Letter from F.L.W. to Stirton in El Salvador, received your letter, last shipment of specimens arrived in great shape, May 13, [no year]; Letter from Williams, Department of Geological Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, California, re a manuscript correction, [no date]; Letter from B.E. Pemberton to "all project supervisors on WPA and NYA projects operating on the campus of the University of California," District Accident Compensation Officer, Works Progress Administration, Oakland, California, what to do in the case of injury to WPA and NYA workers, [no date]; Letter to W.L. Weiss, San Francisco, California, can you provide detailed information as to the location of the fossil remains you found in the Sierras?, Jan 5, 1944; Letter from W.L. Weiss (written on the bottom and back of the previous letter from Stirton), I've drawn a map on the back to indicate the location of the fossils, [no date]; Letter from Charles E. Weaver, Department of Geology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, sending you a carbon of my letter of recommendation I wrote re your Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, Dec 15, 1943; Letter of recommendation from C.E. Weaver, for a Guggenheim fellowship to fund work in South America (Colombia?), [no date]; Letter from J. Harold Williams, Director of Summer Sessions, University of California, Berkeley, California, you are invited to teach Paleontology S1. General Paleontology this summer for $200, Dec 1, 1943; Letter from M.W. Wythe, Assistant Curator of Birds, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, California, please fill out the loan receipt for the specimen you borrowed this morning, Nov 30, 1943; Letter from A. Wetmore, here is information from C.W. Gilmore re the fossil specimens from Panama that you inquired about, Sep 15, 1943; Letter from A. Wetmore, re your interest in the Director position at the New York State Museum, give my name as a reference, I will see what I can find out about the fossils from Panama that you inquired about, Sep 9, 1943; Letter to John Wiley and Sons, Inc., would you please send me a copy of the third edition of Schuchert and Dunbar's "Outlines of Historical Geology," 1937, for my course in elementary paleontology, May 24, 1943; Letter to A. Wetmore, thanks for your interest in my trying to get a commission in the Medical Corps -- the procurement objective has been filled and my services are not needed, I will continue with teaching and research at the university and raise a large victory garden and poultry at my home in Lafayette, May 17, 1943; Letter from J.H. Williams, you have been appointed the instructor of Paleontology S1. General Paleontology for the summer 1943, Apr 21, 1943; Letter to A. Wetmore, I would appreciate your support in helping me get a commission in the Medical Corps as a Medical Entomologist, Apr 3, 1943; Letter of recommendation written by Stirton, "Santiago Zelaya was employed by the University of California Expedition to El Salvador from December 1, 1941 until April 26, 1942. He served as camp assistant, as purchaser of foods and in many other capacities," Jul 20, 1942; Letter to C.E. Weaver, re our expedition to El Salvador thanks for your efforts on our behalf and it was gratifying to receive the grant from the Geological Society of America for our intended work, Oct 31, 1941; Letter from Dan Wilkes, University News Service, University of California, Berkeley, California, I am returning the material about the expedition to El Salvador, Oct 28, 1941; Letter to A. Wetmore, I would greatly appreciate a letter of recommendation from you for my application to the Director position at the New York State Museum, do you have any information about a shipment of Panamanian fossils sent by D.F. MacDonald to the Smithsonian in 1911?, Aug 27; 1943; Letter to T.E. White, 3rd AAF Photo Intelligence Department, c/o Postmaster, New York City, re the morphological nomenclature of teeth "I feel most comparable structures on teeth are not necessarily homologous," Feb 26, 1943; Letter to T.E. White, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Army Air Forces, Bolling Field, Washington, DC, received five of your papers, thoughts on the pli hypostyle in the Equidae, origins of tooth plications, Dec 10, 1942; Letter to H.E. Wood II, Chatham, New Jersey, the rhinoceros toe bone arrived safely, Dec 3, 1942; Letter to H.E. Wood II, I am grateful for the trouble you've gone through in making comparisons of the rhinoceros material, please return the rhinoceros foot bone as soon as possible, Nov 20, 1942; Letter to H.E. Wood, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, re making comparisons of a foot bone of Diceratherium from Panama with a specimen at AMNH or Yale University, would you look at a P2 I sent to Simpson and verify whether it is from Hyrachyus, Oct 5, 1942; Letter from A. Wetmore, I suggest that you and Dr. Miller "look ahead a little bit in order to have materials that you need in the Museum to carry on necessary field work for the next year or two since many things are rapidly becoming unavailable," Oct 7, 1941; Letter to A. Wetmore, "it would seem that our Pan-American relations are an integral part of this whole program [the El Salvador expedition], and had I and others here not felt that our motion picture project were essential in this respect, I would not have asked for Mr. Herkenham's participation," Oct 3, 1941; Letter from A. Wetmore, we cannot ask for a deferment for Mr. Herkenham, Sep 18, 1941; Letter to A. Wetmore (two copies), our expedition photographer, Norman B. Herkenham, has been called to active duty in the Naval Reserve at the last minute, would you speak with Walter Pendergast, Assistant Director, Cultural Relations Division, Commerce Department Building, about a leave of absence for Mr. Herkenham, Sep 16, 1941; The following two letters from Joel H. Hildebrand, Dean of the College of Letters and Science, University of California, Berkeley, California, are stapled together: (1) Letter to A. Wetmore, a letter for support re a leave of absence for Mr. Herkenham, Sep 16, 1941; (2) Letter to  the Chief of Bureau of Navigation, Washington, DC, same letter of support as (1), Sep 16, 1941; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to A.O. Woodford, Claremont, California, Mr. Alf told me of your illness, I hope you make a rapid recovery, Sep 4, 1941; (2) Letter from A.O. Woodford, "have you seen his [Alf's] museum at the Webb School here? It is an extraordinary personal achievement!" Sep 10, 1941; Letter from Herman W. Weddle, Standard Oil Company of California, Bakersfield, California, thanks for "your determinations of the vertebrate specimens that Mr. Burtner sent to you from the Monocline Ridge area in Fresno County," Aug 11, 1941; Letter to Edward R. Warren, Colorado Springs, Colorado, re my published descriptions of Pediomeryx and Yumaceras, Apr 21, 1941; Letter from A. Wetmore, I am forwarding the memorandum that you requested, hope you are successful in getting a grant, Jun 14, 1941; Letter from E.R Warren, "would you be kind enough to give me the data concerning your genus [Pediomeryx]?" Apr 7, 1941; Letter from E.R. Warren, thanks for the Smilodon photo, my troubles with a study of Miocene rabbits, Jan 9, 1941; Letter from A. Wetmore, I was contacted by the Secretary of the [Guggenheim] Foundation and have endorsed your application for a Fellowship in support of your El Salvador project, Dec 23, 1940; Letter to E.R. Warren, the Frick book arrived in good shape, "Yumaceras Frick is unquestionably a synonym of Pediomeryx Stirton 1936," "I am not at all convinced that many of the other genera set up by Frick are sound," I am sending you the Smilodon picture, Dec 19, 1940; Letter from E.R. Warren, I am returning the Frick book on Horned Ruminants to you, "I must say it is much the worst thing of the sort I have tackled since I began working on the Colorado extinct mammals," Dec 9, 1940; Letter from Albert E. Wood, Associate Geologist, War Department, United States Engineer Office, Binghamton, New York, I have some sciurid material that I would be glad to lend you, Nov 30, 1940; Letter from W. [sic] Wetmore, I would be grateful for your support of my application for a Guggenheim fellowship to finish a report on the Recent El Salvador mammals, Oct 9, 1940; Letter from Robert W. Wilson, Department of Geology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, could you send me a spare copy of your "Succession of North American Continental Pliocene Mammalian Faunas," American Journal of Science, 1936, Mar 11, 1940; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from W.P. Woodring, United States Geological Survey, Washington, DC, thanks for sending a copy of "Cenozoic Mammal Remains from the San Francisco Bay region," Jan 26, 1940; (2) Letter from W.P. Woodring, can you send me a copy of "Cenozoic Mammal Remains from the San Francisco Bay region," Jan 10, 1940; Letter from Guy Wilson (illegible), Upton near Didcot, Berkshire, England, four typed pages on the correlation of European and North American Tertiary deposits, Jan 9, 1940; Letter to H.E. Wood, University of Newark, Newark, New Jersey, responding to Wood's questions re Pliocene horse phylogeny and the Miocene Virgin Valley fauna, Feb 8, 1940; Letter to H.E. Wood II, I am sending you the chart today and the comments below correspond to the numbers on the chart, Jan 8, 1940; Letter to H.E. Wood II, six typed pages of comments on Wood's "correlation charts and data for the North American continental formations and faunas," Nov 29, 1939; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from W.H. Winfield, Klamath, California, I found the fossils a few miles north of Rumsey on a tributary to Cache Creek, I couldn't describe the location but I could probably take you there, Mar 24, 1939; (2) Letter to W.H. Winfield, Vacaville, California, we have a pair of fossil horse jaws that you sent to Chaney in June 1929 -- can you tell me precisely where they were found?, Mar 6, 1939; Letter from Les Wilson, San Mateo Junior College, San Mateo, California, I hope you'll be able to lecture my Paleo 1 class of twenty students on horses and apes and give us a collections tour on January 10, Jan 8, 1939; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from C.E. Weaver, thanks for sending your "statement concerning your findings and interpretation of the vertebrate faunas from the Wolfskill formation near Denverton," may I use your statement in my publication on the Geology of the Quadrangles?, Oct 31, 1938; (2) Letter to C.E. Weaver, use my statement as you see fit, Nov 14, 1938; Letter to H.E. Wood, thoughts on faunal correlations and the Miocene-Pliocene boundary, Jul 13, 1938; Letter from Harry E. Wheeler, Eugene, Oregon, we found Mr. J.W. Mackenzie in Garberville and learned that your specimen came from the northeast banks of the South Fork of the Eel River about two miles below Garberville, Jun 18, 1938; Letter from Woolley, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, California, personal and museum news, Mar 11, 1938; Letter from Ted, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, the European Steneofiber is being shipped to you, Jan 3, 1938; Letter to J.W. Wesley, Happy, Texas, I am enclosing a copy of "The Succession of Pliocene Faunas in North America" which has "references to the literature on the fossils that have been described from the Pliocene in the Panhandle of Texas," May 17, 1937; Letter from J.W. Wesley, I live in Randall County in the Texas Panhandle and was hoping you could send me information on the fossils of this area, May 11, 1937; Letter to Harry E. Wheeler, Department of Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, your camel specimen is interesting but I am unable to assign it to a genus, I have not as yet been able to identify the cervical vertebrae you sent me, Apr 15, 1937; The following three documents are stapled together: (1) Letter from A. Wetmore, a package is being sent to you containing eight specimens of fossil horse material, when received please return the white copy of the shipping invoice, Dec 19, 1936; (2) Notes providing "data on field labels accompanying specimens of horse teeth collected by R.W. Pack, 1911," [no date]; (3) Shipping invoice for USNM horse specimens, Dec 16, 1936; Invoice from Waverly Press, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, for 100 reprints of Stirton's paper from Journal of Mammalogy 17(3), August 1936; Nov 16, 1936; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from C.E. Weaver, thanks for the copy of your paper on the Pliocene, thoughts on your interpretation of the age of the Orinda beds, Sep 24, 1936; (2) Letter to C.E. Weaver, more on dealing with correlation problems in the San Francisco Bay area, Oct 1, 1936; Letter from White, Porto Alegro, Brazil, re beaver teeth and casts thereof sent to Stirton, finding rynchosaur fossils at Rio Grande do Sul, Apr 26, 1936; Letter from C.E. Weaver, thanks for the correlation chart with all your notations and comments, Apr 25, 1936; Letter from Albert Elmer Wood, American Museum [of Natural History, New York City], I have gone over your second collection of Barstow material and am sending it back, could I borrow a sciurid lower jaw, specimen 23611, for a study I'm doing on White River rodent and lagomorph fauna, Apr 4, 1936; Letter from L.E.W., Teacher of Men [Les E. Wilson], San Mateo, California, I enclose "a tentative abstract of the fossil whale," Mar 11, 1936; Letter from A.E. Wood, how should I deal with the change in specimen numbers?, I'll return the specimens to you in the next few days, Feb 24, 1936; Letter from A. Wetmore, we neglected to have you sign our customary receipt form when you borrowed our fossil camel specimens so please fill out and return the enclosed form, Jan 8, 1936; Letter from T.E. White, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, I am sending you two casts and an impression of the occlusional surface of the teeth of the type Chalicomys eseri, Jan 1, 1936; Letter from A. Wetmore, re the directorship at the Colorado Museum of Natural History in Denver, I don't think you would want the job, Dec 18, 1935; Letter from T.E. White, I'll be staying at the Lincoln which has good subway service to both the American Museum of Natural History and the GSA meetings, Dec 9, 1935; Letter to A. Wetmore, please do me the favor of outlining my qualifications, as you know them, for the directorship of the Colorado Museum of Natural History in Denver, Dec 5, 1935; Letter to T.E. White, thanks for your paper on the skulls of Kronosaurus queens landicus, hope we can get together at the New York meetings, Nov 4, 1935; Letter from Arthur Smith Woodward, Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, thanks for the valuable set of publications, Oct 28, 1935; Letter to C.E. Weaver, identification of the Pinole Junction fauna, Sep 18, 1934; Letter to D.O. Wilson, Austin, Texas, the fossils you shipped out are Cretaceous pelecypods, not vertebrates, Aug 31, 1934; Letter from D.O. Wilson, I have sent you a box of fossil bones collected about one mile east of Florence in Williamson County, Texas, Aug 22, 1934; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from D.O. Wilson, I have found the bones of fairly large animals, I can send you some if you're interested, Aug 4, 1934; (2) Letter to D.O. Wilson, I am very interested in your fossil bones so please send me a few pieces along with the township, range, and section of the locality, Aug 10, 1934; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from Otis D. Welsch, Metallurgist, Manhattan, Nevada, I am sending you some bones found during a placer mining operation in Manhattan Gulch, Aug 5, 1934; (2) Letter to O.D. Welsch, the bones you sent appear to be from a Pleistocene camel and horse, it would be advisable to get more material if possible, Aug 11, 1934; Letter from C.E. Weaver, last November I was with you when you looked at rock exposures on Jack London's ranch, in Vallejo, and in Pinole -- if you published on any of these deposits, I would be "interested in being able to quote from from such publications a list of the fauna and the interpretation concerning its position in the geologic schedule," May 22, 1934; Letter from A. Wetmore, thanks for your recent separates, Jan 5, 1933; Letter from H.W. Weddle, Berkeley, California, two copies of our tapir paper are enclosed, Oct 1, 1931; Letter from L.E. Wilson, Department of Geology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, as I am recovering from having my appendix removed, I don't think that I will be able to join you by April 1, "I have a sea cow here at Stanford which I should like to have you or Dr. Camp see," Mar 19, 1931; Letter to E.J. [sic] Wilson, will you be able to leave for Texas on April 1?, Mar 17, 1931; Letter from Emily D. Wilkie, Editorial Department, Office of the University Press, University of California, Berkeley, California, enclosed is the "page proof of the paper by yourself and Dr. Matthew, and the paper by Dr. Matthew in Volume 19 of the Geological Sciences Series, with a request that you mark each of them for indexing," Nov 21, 1930; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter to D.N. Wadia, Geological Survey of India, Calcutta, India, I would be delighted to receive a copy of your "Geology of Poonch State, Kashmir" and am especially interested in publications pertaining to vertebrate paleontology and recent mammals, Dec 31, 1930; (2) Letter from D.N. Wadia, thanks for sending me your three papers, would you be interested in my paper "Geology of Poonch State, Kashmir," a stratigraphical account of a portion of northwest Himalaya of Kashmir, Nov 7, 1930; Letter from E.D. Wilkie, we urgently need a copy of your paper "A New Genus of the Family Sciuridae from the Barstow Miocene of California" marked for indexing, Aug 20, 1930; Letter to O.G. Wilson [Stirton's uncle], Horton, Kansas, father's farm must be sold within the next two months so keep an eye out for a buyer, Jul 15, 1930; Letter from A. Wetmore, thanks for the number for the type specimen, the description will appear in a paper to be published by the California Academy of Sciences, Mar 3, 1930; Letter to Alex Walker, Tillamook, Oregon, we are attempting to build up our skeletal collection and we were told that you might be able to supply us with material, a list of desired species and the price we will pay for each specimen is included, Sep 17, 1929; Letter from A. Wetmore, thanks for the recent papers, Aug 15, 1929; Letter to Albert Werner, Baker, Oregon, I am "more than grateful to you for the information which you have supplied," Mar 29, 1929; Letter from A. Werner, re the location of a mastodon jaw found by my brother and me, descriptions of other fossils from the vicinity, Mar 21, 1929; Letter to A. Werner, some years ago we purchased a lower jaw of a mastodon from you -- can you provide the locality information?, Mar 18, 1929; The following two letters are stapled together: (1) Letter from David Waight (with its envelope), Tascosa [near Amarillo?], Texas, to Stirton in Canadian, Texas, I know of a place where my brother and I have found part of a backbone and fossil teeth, Feb 5, 1929; (2) Letter to D. Waight, I shall be delighted to identify any specimens you care to send me, "teeth offer more characters for classification" so please send me some teeth, as well as exact locality information, Feb 9, 1929; Letter from H.W. Weddle, Berkeley, California, thoughts on the terrace sands in which the fossil tooth was found, Sep 13, 1928; Letter to H.W. Weddle, Santa Maria, California, Dr. Matthew turned over the tapir tooth and the thorough report you sent in to me and he suggested that you and I publish on it as a joint paper, re the horizon where the tooth was found, is it possible that it could have been upper Pliocene?, Sep 5, 1928; Letter from Wayne B. Whitlow, Pocatello, Idaho, thanks for the job offer but I think I'll stay put, I'm building up a mammal collection and have to get going on my Master's, Mar 14, 1928; Letter to W.B. Whitlow, would you be interested in working as a preparator here?, Feb 20, 1928; Letter from A. Wetmore to Stirton in El Salvador, hope you make a quick recovery from your tropical fever, advice re protection from mosquitoes, made a good collection of rarer birds and such during a 2.5-month stay in Haiti, Aug 16, 1927; Letter from J.A.W., Museum of Birds and Mammals, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, begins "Dear Adolph," four handwritten pages of personal and museum news, Jun 21, 1927; Letter from D. Waight (with its envelope) to Stirton in Canadian, Texas, description of the locality from which the backbone and teeth were found, hope to send you a package with the backbone and additional teeth within three weeks, Feb 12, 1929; Letter from Jim? (see letter from J.A.W., above), personal and museum news, May 5, 1927; Letter from A. Wetmore to Donald R. Dickey, Pasadena, California, I agree with you in that Stirton should enroll for his Master's degree at either the University of Kansas or Michigan, then do his doctorate at Berkeley, I wish you all success in El Salvador, Mar 19, 1927; Letter from A. Wetmore to Stirton in El Salvador, Dr. Grinnell acknowledged receipt of my letter of recommendation on your behalf "and stated that this letter would accompany your application," I suggest using a hard point bullet in collecting alligators, Feb 5, 1927; Letter from A. Wetmore to Stirton in El Salvador, I am pleased to hear that you hope to continue your university work and that "in selecting the University of California as the field of your endeavor, … you have chosen wisely," I have sent Grinnell a letter of recommendation for you, I wish you all success on your expedition, Nov 20, 1926; Letter from A. Walker, I may be able to obtain skeletons of maybe three of the species on your list, Oct 1, 1926; Letter from A. Wetmore, I congratulate you for taking up work at the Biological Station at the University of Michigan, glad to know that you plan to continue with graduate work, may I suggest you take a year or so with Dr. Grinnell at Berkeley, Jul 12, 1926; Letter from A. Wetmore, "experiences such as you have had [re work in the tropics] broaden one a great deal," May 11, 1926; Letter from A. Wetmore to Stirton in El Salvador, advice and reminiscences on collecting in the tropics, Jan 26, 1926; Letter to H.L. Zollars, El Paso, Texas, from Stirton in Canadian, Texas, thank you for the information, with what Mr. Dawson can tell us together with your description I am confident that we can locate the outcrop, Feb 9, 1929.
Folder 37: Stirton Correspondence Regarding Colombia Expedition, 1944Add to your cart.
Letter from Johnny, "I bet you'll have a swell trip," Jul 29, 1944; Postcard from Lieutenant H.E. Wood II, Craig Field, Selma, Alabama, congratulations on the Guggenheim fellowship, I've been teaching navigation as well as map and aerial photograph reading, Apr 14, 1944; Letter from Doug Elliot, Tahoe City, California, let me know your address when you have your headquarters set up in Colombia -- I'll be on the coast west of Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jul 26, 1944; Letter from Donald F. Hoffmeister, Museum of Birds and Mammals, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, "the material you collected in El Salvador for me was of untold value ion my work as you well know and a few specimens saved in this manner from South America would prove just as valuable," can I borrow your papers by Samuel Schaub until you return?, Jul 24, 1944; Letter from Johnny, United States Army, hope to be transferred to a malaria survey unit overseas in the near future, Jul 20, [1944?]; Letter to Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Sprong, Hollywood, California, Lillian, Jack and I plan to leave for Colombia from Long Beach on August 3, would you like to use our car while we're gone?, Jun 29, 1944; Letter to Alexander Wetmore, United States National Museum, Washington, DC, can you please send me a copy of Goldman's Mammals of Panama as mine has gone missing, Jun 27, 1944; Letter (with its envelope) from Lieutenant Milt Hildebrand, Fort Benning, Georgia, personal news, Jun 19, 1944; Letter from Henry Allen Moe, Secretary, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York City, "your letter of June 15 has just come and I have written to the Passport Division of the Department of State accordingly," Jun 19, 1944; Letter to Lieutenant and Mrs. Milton Hildebrand, Berkeley, California, congratulations on the arrival of Ross Hildebrand, Colombia plans, Jun 12, 1944; Letter (with its envelope) from Lieutenant Joe T. Marshall, Jr., Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, description of travels during a three-week leave, including visits to Lawrence, Kansas, and with Starker Leopold at the turkey refuge, Jun 11, 1944; Letter to Guy P. Jones, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Department of Public Health, San Francisco, California, "During the past three months we have been attempting to obtain a birth certificate for our adopted son John Arthur Stirton," Jun 8, 1944; Letter to Axil A. Olsson, Gloversville, New York, I would like a copy of the paper by yourself and H.A. Pilsbury on Tertiary fresh-water mollusks of the Magdalena embayment, Colombia," Jun 8, 1944; Letter to Ernest H. Quayle, Department of Geology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, thanks for recommending "Mr. Frederick W. Hudson as an assistant to me on my trip to Colombia" but I haven't the time to alter my plans now, Jun 8, 1944; Letter to I.P. Tolmachoff, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I would like a copy of your paper "A Miocene Microfauna and Flora from the Atrato River, Colombia, South America," Jun 8, 1944; Letter from E.H. Quayle, if you are still in need of an assistant, I would like to recommend geology student Fred Hudson, Jun 5, 1944; Letter from Frederick W. Hudson, West Los Angeles, California, "I have learned that you are in need of a field assistant for accompanying you on a vertebrate fossil collecting expedition in Central America," Jun 5, 1944; Letter (in Spanish) from [illegible], has seal reading "Presidencia de la Republica de El Salvador," received your letter re your research report on the 1941-42 expedition, May 30, 1944; Memorandum from H.A. Moe, re Guggenheim fellowships for 1944-1945, we intend to release the enclosed biographical statement for publication on Monday, April 10, 1944, Mar 30, 1944; Letter to C.C. Young c/o L.B. Chen, New York City, delighted to know that you are in the United States, I was hoping to talk to you about the relations of North American and Chinese late Tertiary faunas, May 26, 1944; Letter to 2nd Lieutenant John Davis, Sanitary Corps, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, my opinion is that you should not turn your El Salvador reptiles and amphibians over to someone else and that you should go back to them after the war, museum news and news of the old El Salvador team, May 16, 1944; Letter "To Whom It May Concern," Stirton "is in excellent physical condition, free from trachoma, has been immunized for typhoid fever, and vaccinated against small pox," May 13, 1944; Letter to James N. Long, Sheriff, Contra Costa County, Martinez, California, "In applying for passports for my wife, Mrs. Lillian Mae Stirton; my son, Master Jack Arthur Stirton (11), and myself, … I find that we shall need police records from our local sheriff," May 11, 1944; Letter to Charles E. Weaver, Department of Geology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, thanks for your three volumes on the "Paleontology of the Marine Tertiary Formations of Oregon and Washington," May 3, 1944; Letter to A. Wetmore, thanks for the information on Colombia, "I think I shall make some effort to have this trip arranged as a research project partly in conjunction with the educational program of Colombia," May 3, 1944; Letter from Chester Stock, Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, congratulations on receiving the Guggenheim fellowship and much success in Colombia, May 2, 1944; Letter from L.R. Dice, Director, Laboratory of Vertebrate Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, congratulations on the Guggenheim fellowship, I can't send you a copy of my recent book on biotic provinces but I don't think it would be of much help to you anyway, Apr 28, 1944; The following documents are clipped together: (1) Letter from Carl G. Hartman, Department of Zoology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, "There will be no vacancy here before September 1, 1946, which fact alone precludes our doing more than casting about for available younger men to succeed Dr. Adams," Apr 26, 1944; (2) Letter to C.G. Hartman, "You should have little trouble finding a capable man to lead the program when the time comes," May 3, 1944; (3) Letter to L.A. Adams, Department of Zoology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, "I shall be glad to learn more of your future plans with your museum and other activities with which I might be concerned," Apr 26, 1944; (4) Letter from L.A. Adams, "It will be a good thing to have your name in the pot anyway," Apr 17, 1944; (5) Letter to L.A. Adams, Hall told me that "there might be an opening in the near future at the University of Illinois," "… I have thought of making a change and it would seem that now might be an opportune time," "Enclosed you will find a copy of my Biography and Bibliography [see (6)], Apr 13, 1944; (6) Biography and Bibliography of R.A. Stirton, six typed pages, [no date but current to 1944]; Letter to William K. Galey, Los Angeles, California, my Guggenheim was granted, "I shall emphasize the search for fossil vertebrates and collect other species as it seems most convenient," what is the status of our report on the Geology of El Salvador?, nothing doing with the El Salvador oil prospects -- "I don't know why the companies are so skeptical of that area," Apr 21, 1944; Letter to J.T. Marshall, Jr., O'Riley General Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, glad that you are recovering from your illness, my Colombia plans, news about the old El Salvador gang, Apr 20, 1944; Letter to H.E. Wood II, thanks for your card and best wishes, "I plant to get away about the first of August as soon as I have finished with Paleo I in the summer session," Apr 20, 1944; Letter to John Eric Hill, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, thanks for sending me your museum's publications on Colombian mammals, Apr 20, 1944; The following two letters are clipped together: (1) Letter to Area Rent Office, Richmond, California, as I am going to South America for one year, I would like to rent out my home in Lafayette at $100 per month, Apr 18, 1944; (2) Letter from Hubert J. Barnes, Associate Rent Director, Office of Price Administration, Richmond, California, so that we may have the full facts in the matter, please fill out the attached registration statement together with a petition for adjustment in rent, Apr 27, 1944; Letter to Wilbur A. Sawyer, Director International Health Division, Rockefeller Foundation, New York City, I understand that a Rockefeller Foundation party will be working in northwestern Colombia and "it has been suggested that I might make arrangements to join your expedition for a time," I "anticipate spending not more than two months in the Choco area. I am particularly interested in the country to the west as well as along the San Juan and Atrato rivers," Apr 18, 1944; Letter to L.R. Dice, what can I offer you in exchange for a copy of your "Biotic Provinces of North America"?, Apr 18, 1944; Letter from A. Wetmore, names of possible Colombia contacts and a description of what to expect climate-wise, Apr 17, 1944; Letter to James Gilluly, United States Geological Survey, Washington, DC, I appreciate your part in helping me to get the Guggenheim, Apr 12, 1944; Letter to C. Stock, I appreciate your part in helping me to get the Guggenheim, Apr 12, 1944; Letter to C.E. Weaver, I appreciate your part in helping me to get the Guggenheim, Apr 12, 1944; Letter to A. Wetmore, I appreciate your part in helping me to get the Guggenheim, Apr 12, 1944; Letter to J.E. Hill, there are five publications in the American Museum Bulletin that would be helpful to me in the field -- any chance of obtaining these for my Colombia trip?, Apr 6, 1944.

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[Folder 1: Stirton "A" Correspondence, abstracts, 1926-1945],
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[Folder 4: Stirton "A" Correspondence, organizations, 1926-1945],
[Folder 5: Stirton "B" Correspondence, organizations, 1926-1945],
[Folder 6: Stirton "B" Correspondence, people 1, 1926-1945],
[Folder 7: Stirton "B" Correspondence, people 2, 1926-1945],
[Folder 8: Stirton "C" Correspondence, people 1, 1926-1945],
[Folder 9: Stirton "C" Correspondence, people 2, 1926-1945],
[Folder 10: Stirton "C" Corrrespondence, organizations 1, 1926-1945],
[Folder 11: Stirton "C" Correspondence, organizations 2, 1926-1945],
[Folder 12: Stirton "D" Correspondence, people, 1926-1945],
[Folder 13: Stirton "D" Correspondence: Donald R. Dickey, Cal Tech, 1925-1930],
[Folder 14: Stirton "E" Correspondence, 1930-1944],
[Folder 15: Stirton "F" Correspondence, 1928-1943],
[Folder 16: Stirton "G" Correspondence, 1926-1944],
[Folder 17: Stirton "H" Correspondence, 1927-1945],
[Folder 18: Stirton "H" Correspondence: E. Raymond Hall, 1926-1945],
[Folder 19: Stirton "H" Correspondence: Curtis J. Hesse, 1926-1945],
[Folder 20: Stirton "H" Correspondence: Claude W. Hibbard, 1925-1946],
[Folder 21: Stirton "J" Correspondence, 1929-1944],
[Folder 22: Stirton "K" Correspondence, 1927-1945],
[Folder 23: Stirton "L" Correspondence, 1926-1942],
[Folder 24: Stirton "M" Correspondence, 1927-1945],
[Folder 25: Stirton "Mc" Correspondence, 1926-1943],
[Folder 26: Stirton "N" Correspondence, 1929-1944],
[Folder 27: Stirton "O" Correspondence, 1929-1944],
[Folder 28: Stirton "P" Correspondence, 1927-1943],
[Folder 29: Stirton "P" Correspondence: Earl L. Packard, 1934-1941],
[Folder 30: Stirton "R" Correspondence, 1926-1944],
[Folder 31: Stirton "S" Correspondence, 1924-1945],
[Folder 32: Stirton "S" Correspondence, continued, 1924-1945],
[Folder 33: Stirton "T" Correspondence, 1926-1944],
[Folder 34: Stirton "U" Correspondence, 1930-1944],
[Folder 35: Stirton "V" Correspondence, 1928-1944],
[Folder 36: Stirton "W,Y,Z" Correspondence, 1926-1944],
[Folder 37: Stirton Correspondence Regarding Colombia Expedition, 1944],
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