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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.

Arrangement: Original

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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],
[All]

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.

Browse by Folder:

[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],
[All]


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