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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.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.

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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 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.

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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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