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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 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.

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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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